"Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it."
—Jean Anouilh (1910-87) French playwright
- Paperback Row Sun, 09 Mar 2014 05:53:20 GMT
- Paperback books of particular interest.
- Off the Shelf: How Big Business Can Take the High Road Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:43:21 GMT
- In “The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist,” a former BP employee sees globalization and the Internet as pushing more companies to social responsibility.
- A Bastion for Israel, Seething Inside Sat, 08 Mar 2014 02:38:05 GMT
- A dispute over Israel at The New Republic has spilled out of the newsroom and into the public realm, leading to questions over the magazine’s new editorial stance.
- Martin Gottfried, Theater Critic and Author, Dies at 80 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 02:15:02 GMT
- Mr. Gottfried was a theater reviewer for Women’s Wear Daily and The New York Post before writing influential studies of American drama and the Broadway musical.
- Bookshelf: A New Verdict on Tammany Hall Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:44:30 GMT
- Terry Golway of Kean University looks at the role of the Irish-dominated Democratic group in the 19th century; other authors explore getting an entertainment job and a notorious murder case.
- Ned O’Gorman, 84, Dies; Poet Founded Innovative Harlem School Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:42:20 GMT
- Mr. O’Gorman started his “liberation camp,” the Children’s Storefront, on a dare in 1966 because he wanted to stir students’ imaginations.
- Sherwin B. Nuland, Author of ‘How We Die,’ Is Dead at 83 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:37:50 GMT
- Dr. Nuland’s book, which won the National Book Award in 1994, depicted death as messy and often humiliating, and it urged readers to approach late-life care with tempered expectations.
- ArtsBeat: Donna Tartt and Eleanor Catton Among Nominees for Women’s Fiction Prize Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:39:21 GMT
- The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction was known as the Orange Prize until last year.
- T Magazine: J.P. Donleavy is Still Standing Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:19:12 GMT
- At 87, the author of the best-selling cult novel ‘The Ginger Man’ merrily lives as a semi-reclusive gentlemen farmer in shabby Grey Gardens-style splendor on his Irish estate. Meet America’s pre-eminent literary bohemian.
- ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Redeployment’ Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:00:06 GMT
- Phil Klay, a former marine who served in Iraq, discusses his new collection of short stories.
- Inside the List Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:54:52 GMT
- One story in Lorrie Moore’s collection “Bark,” which enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 13, was written as a direct tribute to Nabokov.
- ‘Bread and Butter,’ by Michelle Wildgen Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:54:26 GMT
- A novel about sibling rivalry in the restaurant business.
- ‘Quesadillas,’ by Juan Pablo Villalobos Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:54:13 GMT
- A dark satire of corruption and poverty in 1980s Mexico.
- Michio Kaku’s ‘Future of the Mind’ Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:53:59 GMT
- Having already explored the possibilities of space travel and nanotechnology, Michio Kaku turns his attention to the human mind.
- ‘Children of Paradise,’ by Fred D’Aguiar Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:52:58 GMT
- Fred D’Aguiar’s novel reimagines the 1978 murder-suicide ritual in Jonestown, Guyana.