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Books of The Times: In Ben Lerner’s ‘10:04,’ New York Is a Character  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:42:54 GMT
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  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:55:23 GMT
“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  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:53:20 GMT
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?  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:00:01 GMT
Adam Kirsch and Dana Stevens discuss whether literature should be valued for its utility.

ArtsBeat: New 96-Page Murakami Work Coming in December  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:14:53 GMT
“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’  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:28:30 GMT
“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  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:17:08 GMT
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  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:00:29 GMT
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  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:27:27 GMT
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  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:16:58 GMT
“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.

Françoise Mouly’s Toon Graphics Takes Comics to Classrooms  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:09:51 GMT
Toon Graphics is producing comic books it hopes will be studied as serious textbooks in the fourth grade and beyond.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Culture and Madness  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:09:40 GMT
Gary Greenberg discusses “Suspicious Minds,” David Carr talks about “Hack Attack” and more.

ArtsBeat: A Book for Children, and Others, by Bruce Springsteen  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:56:24 GMT
“Outlaw Pete,” based on a song of the same name, is for “for anybody who loves a good Western,” said his publisher.

Inside the List  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:50:06 GMT
Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican whose first book, “The Way Forward,” is No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has opened up about his father’s alcoholism and early death.
Editors’ Choice  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:49:49 GMT
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.