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Herman Wouk Wrote Historical Novels. But His True Subject Was Moral Weakness.

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

” But, he says, “even that the Jews had brought on themselves, by murdering a German embassy official in Paris.” In sum, Tollever had enjoyed the post immensely: “I haven’t drunk a decent glass of Moselle since I left Berlin.

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Love at First Sight and Other Disasters: Stories From Karen Russell

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

FictionImageKaren Russell, author of the story collection “Orange World.”CreditCreditDan HawkORANGE WORLD And Other Stories By Karen RussellThere’s a solid argument to be made that Florida is our most surreal state.

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Here Come the Brides: A Free-Spirited Fictional Wedding

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

FictionImageLeah Hager CohenCreditCreditLiz Linder STRANGERS AND COUSINS By Leah Hager CohenWalter and Bennie Blumenthal, presiding over the vibrant, anarchic family gathering brought to life in Leah Hager Cohen’s new novel, are preparing for a bittersweet landmark, their eldest child’s wedding.“Life is change,” Walter reflects, “and you can’t avoid or outrun change no matter where you go.

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An American Pilot, a Muslim Teenager and a Talking Dog All Caught in an Absurd War

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

His greatest strength, though, in writing about an American war might be that he is not American.“Red Birds” centers on a wisecracking and callous American pilot, Major Ellie, who crashes his $65 million warplane in the desert on his 637th bombing mission.

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Highlighting Watchmakers ‘People Had Never Heard Of’

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Fashion|Highlighting Watchmakers ‘People Had Never Heard Of’ImageThe Everywhere watch from Krayon, a Swiss brand started by Rémi Maillat, formerly of Cartier.Sixty-two artisans whose timepieces feature everything from their own tourbillon designs to Greco-Roman themes are highlighted in “Independent Watchmakers,” a new book by Steve Huyton.

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Harper Lee’s Unwritten True-Crime Book

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Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Music | How to ListenCasey Cep’s best-selling new book, “Furious Hours,” recounts a dramatic murder case in Alabama, and how Harper Lee had plans to turn that case into a book that never got written.As Cep says on this week’s podcast, her decision to write her own account of all this wasn’t a tough one.

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Hannibal Lecter’s Creator Cooks Up Something New (No Fava Beans or Chianti)

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

For the first time since his 1975 debut book, “Black Sunday,” he’s written a novel that doesn’t feature Hannibal Lecter.”ImagePelican Harbor Seabird Station, where Thomas Harris has been a regular visitor for years, appears in his new book, “Cari Mora.

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New & Noteworthy Visual Books, From the Grand Canyon to the Moon

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

”CreditCreditBrian SelznickRecent visual books:THE TALE OF GENJI: A Japanese Classic Illuminated, by John T.THE GRAND CANYON: Unseen Beauty: Running the Colorado River, by Tom Blagden Jr.

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What to Do When You’re a Country in Crisis

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

] Drawing on the work of therapists, Diamond reports that the key for individuals coping with a crisis is “selective change.Some factors translate easily — just as people must first accept being in crisis, nations must first come to a consensus about their woes.

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New in Paperback: ‘Florida,’ ‘Robin’

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ImageCreditCredit Six new paperbacks to check out this week.) Itzkoff, a culture reporter for The Times, has written an appreciative and extensively reported biography of his hero Robin Williams.

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Review: From George Clooney and Hulu, ‘Catch-22,’ With a Catch

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

Television|Review: From George Clooney and Hulu, ‘Catch-22,’ With a CatchImageFrom left, George Clooney as Scheisskopf, Christopher Abbott as Yossarian and Pico Alexander as Clevinger in “Catch-22.”CreditCreditPhilippe Antonello/HuluAn attack on “Catch-22” is the kind of ultrahazardous mission for which no combat bonus could suffice.

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Herman Wouk, Perennially Best-Selling Author, Dies at 103

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

”Son of the BronxHerman Wouk was born on May 27, 1915, in the Bronx, to Abraham and Esther (Levine) Wouk.His two war novels, totaling nearly 2,000 pages, gave a rousing account of great events, informed by painstaking research.

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David Cameron’s Book Isn’t Out Yet. The Scathing Commentary Is.

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

Europe|David Cameron’s Book Isn’t Out Yet.ImagePrime Minister David Cameron announced his intention to resign in June 2016, the morning after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

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Was Varian Fry Gay — and Should It Matter? Readers Respond

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

Do not mistake him for Varian Fry.My book about Varian Fry focuses on the courage of a humanist and, yes, an iconoclast, who managed to save many men, women and children from imprisonment and death.

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The Last Chapter of bookbook: A Greenwich Village Institution Closes

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

Endangered SpacesAfter 35 years on Bleecker Street, the store will close by the end of this month.ImageBookbook opened in 1984 on a different stretch of Bleecker Street that ended up being taken over by luxury shops.

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The First Presidential Impeachment - The New York Times

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

NonfictionImageA depiction of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.CreditCreditCorbis/BettmannTHE IMPEACHERS The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation By Brenda WineappleImpeachment is a doleful affair.

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T’s Travel Issue: The Survivors

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

T’s Travel Issue: The SurvivorsLetter from the EditorThe countries we visited have seen years — centuries — of unimaginable wealth and power, and, equally, centuries of sorrow, despair, warfare and subjugation.In America, we are consumed with the idea of leisure, that pastime at which we are, as a country, particularly unskilled.

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Singing the Praises of ‘Big Business’

Posted on 05/18 15:53 in Books and Literature | 0

”Amid so much criticism, who would dare dispute that there is something rotten about the state of corporate America today?Enter Tyler Cowen, an economics professor who has written a determinedly positive book about business that he subtitles “A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero.

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Opinion | In Defense of Maxwell Perkins

Posted on 05/17 01:33 in Books and Literature | 0

letterHis biographer says the fact that Perkins edited a book on racial eugenics does not mean that he endorsed the theory.ImageItalian immigrants arriving in New York in 1923, not long before a quota greatly restricting their numbers was imposed.

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The Queer Coffee Table: 10 L.G.B.T.Q. Books to Usher In World Pride

Posted on 05/17 01:33 in Books and Literature | 0

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