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Leavetaking

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

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Another Great Day at Sea

What happens when a salty Brit becomes the writer-in-residence aboard the USS George H. W. Bush?

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Twice Upon a Time: Hari Kunzru

The author of Gods Without Men looks for the music -- and multiple souls -- of a city.

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A Long Day at the End of the World

Deep in the heart of Georgia, an undertaker's secret refuses to stay buried.

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Valediction: Maurice Sendak's Final Voyage

In My Brother's Book, the beloved author delivers an elegant elegy and swan song.

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The Reenactments

What happens to your memories when you watch De Niro play your dad?

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The Unfeathered Bird: An Interview with Katrina van Grouw

The author and naturalist exposes the inspirations behind her remarkable illustrations.

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The Pinecone

How an English church was transformed into a work of highly personal art.

 

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Travels with Epicurus

A Mediterranean quest combines with a philosophic take on aging.

 

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Ghost Milk

London's "psychogeographer" looks at the transformations wrought by Olympic spectacle.

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Breaking the Surface: Leanne Shapton's Life Aquatic

The author and artist's life chronicled in suits and sharks.

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Seize the Fourth Dimension: The Novels of Clarice Lispector

The "dizzying, euphoric" prose of a trailblazing Brazilian writer, in a new series of translations.

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Zona: A Book about a Film about a Journey to a Room

A critic takes a scene-by-scene journey through a masterpiece of cinema.

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The Cult of LEGO

How the blocks and "minifigs" have leapt the gap from toy to obsession.

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Believing Is Seeing

The Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker explores the nature of truth in photographs.

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