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Books of The Times: In Ben Lerner’s ‘10:04,’ New York Is a Character

2 hours 23 min ago
In Ben Lerner’s latest novel, “10:04,” New York itself is more than a mere backdrop.






ArtsBeat: New Life for Some Pulp Fiction by Gore Vidal

5 hours 10 min ago
“Thieves Fall Out,” written by Gore Vidal under the name Cameron Kay and published in 1953, will come out in April in a new edition.






Book Portrays Eichmann as Evil, but Not Banal

5 hours 12 min ago
A German philosopher, Bettina Stangneth, explores the voluminous memoirs of Adolf Eichmann, and her country’s reluctance to prosecute him.

Bookends: Should Literature Be Considered Useful?

10 hours 5 min ago
Adam Kirsch and Dana Stevens discuss whether literature should be valued for its utility.






ArtsBeat: New 96-Page Murakami Work Coming in December

September 1, 2014 - 6:14pm
“The Strange Library” will arrive just three and a half months after Mr. Murakami’s latest novel, “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.”






Books of The Times: ‘The Dog,’ the Latest by Joseph O’Neill, of ‘Netherland’

September 1, 2014 - 2:28pm
“The Dog,” by Joseph O’Neill, is a first-person narrative of an expat lawyer in the Persian Gulf whose life is going nowhere.

John Lahr’s Biography of Tennessee Williams

September 1, 2014 - 2:17pm
John Lahr’s biography “Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh” draws on a wealth of letters and journals to explore the synergy between his life and his plays.

Books: Guiding a Husband and a Mother Through Alzheimer’s at the Same Time

September 1, 2014 - 12:00pm
Meryl Comer has written a heartbreaking account of caring for both her husband, who has been debilitated by early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and her mother, who has the late-onset variety.






Arts, Briefly: Want More Wonka? A Lost Chapter Is Found

August 31, 2014 - 2:27pm
A lost chapter of an earlier version of the 1964 book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was recently published for the first time in The Guardian.






Books of The Times: ‘No Man’s Land,’ Unfamiliar Writing About World War I

August 31, 2014 - 2:16pm
“No Man’s Land: Fiction From a World at War 1914-1918” and “The Burning of the World” bring diverse voices to World War I literature.