Displaying articles for: March 2014

A Place in the Country

Essays from the author of Austerlitz offer clues to the inner life of a beloved but often enigmatic writer.

 

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Sleep Donation

A selection from the Pulitzer Prize finalist's new novella that will keep you awake tonight.

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Every Day Is for the Thief

A Nigerian expatriate returns to Lagos, with altered vision.

 

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Bark

Tracing the patterns of new short stories from an icon of the medium.

 

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The Race Underground

Laying down the track for a pivotal moment in Gilded Age innovation.

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E. E. Cummings: A Life

Was the poet famed for his lowercase aesthetic an all-caps talent?

 

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The Accidental Universe

The physics behind reality may be hard to grasp -- but that doesn't mean you can't have fun trying.

 

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All Our Names

American reinvention meets African revolution in the tale of a friendship and its aftermath.

 

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American Fun

An argument that wicked play outweighs hard work in our country's heritage.

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A Country for Old Men

Fiction's Old Guard is in anything but retreat.

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Two Serious Ladies

Jane Bowles's radical fiction was as defiantly unconventional as its author.

 

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July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).