"Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist
- ArtsBeat: Phil Klay’s Literary Salon on the F Train Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:00:54 GMT
- The morning after winning the National Book Award, Mr. Klay spotted a commuter reading a book by another National Book Award winner — his mentor, Colum McCann.
- Books of The Times: ‘Something Rich and Strange,’ a Ron Rash Anthology Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:35:11 GMT
- “Something Rich and Strange,” an anthology of stories by Ron Rash, explores the bleak pull of Appalachia for those who have left or seemingly cannot leave.
- ArtsBeat: The New Republic’s Party Includes Bill Clinton, Toasts and Whispers of Unease Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:56:11 GMT
- Chris Hughes, the owner, gives a speech about looking toward the future and embracing experimentation. The editors talk about protecting the past.
- Books of The Times: A Memoir by Viv Albertine, Punk Rocker Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:43:39 GMT
- In “Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys,” Viv Albertine, the former guitarist and songwriter with the Slits, recalls being a groundbreaking woman in the world of punk rock.
- Gabrielle Hamilton: By the Book Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:00:02 GMT
- The chef and author of “Prune” and “Blood, Bones and Butter”: “The perfectness of reading is when a book hits you and you hit it and . . . you are completed in a way you have never been before.”
- National Book Award Goes to Phil Klay for His Short Story Collection Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:50:01 GMT
- Mr. Klay won the fiction award for his debut collection, “Redeployment,” which draws on his experience as a Marine who served in Iraq.
- R.A. Montgomery, 78, Dies; Published Choose Your Own Adventure Series Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:18:09 GMT
- Mr. Montgomery recognized the potential of a book that let the reader choose between two actions and endings.
- Harvest and Thanksgiving Picture Books Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:13:56 GMT
- New picture books include Salina Yoon’s “Penguin and Pumpkin.”
- George W. Bush’s ‘41: A Portrait of My Father’ Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:39:24 GMT
- George W. Bush’s “41,” an affectionate biography of his father, takes readers through the touchstones of an extraordinary life.
- Talking With the Authors of ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Wild’ Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:00:19 GMT
- The authors of “Gone Girl” and “Wild,” both made into films this season, talk about confounding stereotypes and making their work relevant to men as well as women.
- The New Republic at 100: A Century of Bickering Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:44:34 GMT
- With the magazine celebrating its 100th anniversary, a former Yahoo News executive was hired for the top of the masthead, setting off speculation about a new direction.
- Books of The Times: ‘Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life,’ a Biography by Hermione Lee Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:34:19 GMT
- Hermione Lee’s biography “Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life” paints Fitzgerald, who died in 2000, as a complicated human being who battled through difficult times to begin her career as an author when she was in her late 50s.
- Andrew M. Cuomo’s ‘All Things Possible’ Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:47:59 GMT
- From New York to Washington and back, Andrew M. Cuomo reflects on his life’s defining moments.
- Bookends: How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley? Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:02 GMT
- Adam Kirsch and Leslie Jamison discuss how the role of poetry has changed since Shelley called poets the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.”
- Books: 'Zoom,' by Bob Berman, Explains How Things Move Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:51:07 GMT
- A book in which complex kinetic concepts are made simple, and simply spectacular,