"Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom."
—Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) 3rd US President, Democrat
- ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Lamenting Defectors, Soviet and Otherwise Sat, 25 May 2013 00:57:33 GMT
- Elliott Holt discusses her novel “You Are One of Them”; Rick Atkinson discusses his “The Guns at Last Light”; Julie Bosman has notes from the field; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news.
- ArtsBeat: More Staff Members Leave Granta Sat, 25 May 2013 00:24:10 GMT
- The publisher of the magazine’s book imprint, Philip Gwyn Jones, is leaving, the latest in a string of departures.
- TBR: Inside the List Fri, 24 May 2013 17:12:41 GMT
- Crime sellers in the spotlight and Dan Brown’s “Inferno” makes its debut on the hardcover fiction list at No. 1.
- Maria Semple: By the Book Fri, 24 May 2013 16:27:26 GMT
- The author of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” calls Franzen her “big daddy” — “My favorite kind of book is a domestic drama that’s grounded in reality yet slightly unhinged.”
- ‘Hannah Arendt’ Directed by Margarethe von Trotta Fri, 24 May 2013 15:52:47 GMT
- A new film recalls how, 50 years ago, Hannah Arendt’s “Eichmann in Jerusalem” set off furious debates and coined the phrase “the banality of evil.”
- ‘Between My Father and the King,’ by Janet Frame Fri, 24 May 2013 15:46:20 GMT
- Janet Frame was saved from undergoing a lobotomy when a book of her stories won a local literary prize.
- ‘The Hanging Garden,’ by Patrick White Fri, 24 May 2013 15:42:15 GMT
- In the eyes of Patrick White’s two refugee children, most Australians are horrible and very few are kind.
- Open Book: Battle of the Brain Fri, 24 May 2013 15:34:14 GMT
- The National Institute of Mental Health has distanced itself from the “D.S.M.,” the so-called bible of psychiatry, the fifth edition of which is published this week.
- ‘My Bright Abyss,’ by Christian Wiman Fri, 24 May 2013 15:23:07 GMT
- The poet Christian Wiman ruminates on his incurable illness and his return to Christian belief.
- ‘You Are One of Them,’ by Elliott Holt Fri, 24 May 2013 15:08:51 GMT
- Amid entanglements between Russia and young Americans, a first novel explores the sense of betrayal in the loss of family and friends.
- ‘Flora,’ by Gail Godwin Fri, 24 May 2013 14:59:07 GMT
- Gail Godwin’s novel is populated almost exclusively by orphans of various stripes.
- Paperback Row Fri, 24 May 2013 14:52:21 GMT
- Paperback books of particular interest.
- Editors’ Choice Fri, 24 May 2013 14:44:53 GMT
- Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
- Essay: Bulgakov’s Ghost Fri, 24 May 2013 14:43:09 GMT
- Some Russians say literature had more political power when it was forbidden.
- Crime: Walter Mosley’s ‘Little Green,’ and More Fri, 24 May 2013 14:18:14 GMT
- Walter Mosley is never better than when he’s got a juicy cut of history to chew on — this time the late ’60s.