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Reviews & Essays

Leavetaking

When excellence in theater, painting, and filmmaking wasn't enough, a German iconoclast took up writing novels.

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Arts & Entertainments

A failed actor strikes a Faustian bargain: sex tapes, reality TV, and absolution.

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The Mad and the Bad

A new translation of a noir cult classic lets fists and guns do the talking.

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Indonesia, Etc.

A tour through the world's most populous archipelago finds a kaleidoscope of cultures.

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Alice Paul: Claiming Power

The courageous life and times of a women's suffrage heroine.

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More Curious

Why the ghost of Dostoyevsky haunts the desert city of Marfa, Texas.

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Cataract City

A smash-mouth story of fraternity in dire straits, with the soul of gruff rock 'n' roll.

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The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even

An obsessive-compulsive love story with a taste for Dada asks readers to pay close attention.

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Song of the Shank

The true story of a nineteenth-century musical prodigy becomes a novel about the depths words can't fathom.

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The Nile

Floating down the "great green" and back into Egypt's history.

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Enchanting Devices: Stuart Dybek's Short Fiction

Two new collections display the writer's evanescent spellcraft.

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West of the Revolution

Traveling beyond the Thirteen Colonies to the dangerous outer limits of America, 1776.

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How I Became a Writer in a Family of Scientists

Growing up with chemists and rocket scientists led one writer to her debut novel.

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The Stories of Jane Gardam

The novelist's short fiction could prove as immersive as her award-winning longer works.

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Invisibles

How behind-the-scenes experts and artists defy a culture of narcissism.

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