"In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed."
—Leo C. Rosten
- Audiobooks: ‘Gravity’s Rainbow,’ Read by George Guidall Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:09:50 GMT
- A skilled audiobook performance brings new life to “Gravity’s Rainbow” at age 41.
- Audiobooks: Dan Stevens Reads Homer Translations Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:09:50 GMT
- Dan Stevens reads Robert Fitzgerald’s classic translations of Homer.
- Audiobooks: ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Read by Tim Robbins Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:09:50 GMT
- Is “Fahrenheit 451” a parable about censorship or an indictment of the cultural distraction of technology?
- ‘Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life,’ by Hermione Lee Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:59:26 GMT
- Hermione Lee’s latest biography is of the English novelist Penelope Fitzgerald, a late bloomer who published her first book at 58 and became famous at 80.
- The Shortlist: Val Wang's 'Beijing Bastard,' and More Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:20:26 GMT
- New books by Val Wang, Xiaolu Guo, Tim Clissold and Liu Zhenyun.
- Open Book: A ‘No Wing’ Author Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:08:14 GMT
- Carolyn Chute is as unclassifiable and unruly in her books as she is in person.
- Carolyn Chute’s ‘Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves’ Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:06:39 GMT
- Some residents of Egypt, Maine, fear a communal settlement and its enigmatic leader; others are irresistibly attracted.
- Paperback Row Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:02:06 GMT
- Paperback books of particular interest.
- Editors’ Choice Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:57:56 GMT
- Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
- Inside the List Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:52:30 GMT
- Richard Ford, whose latest Frank Bascombe book is on the extended hardcover fiction list, had originally named his character Frank Slocum.