"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you."
—Mortimer Adler (b. 1902) American philosopher, educator, How to Read a Book
- The Shortlist: ‘We Could Not Fail,’ and More Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:00:02 GMT
- New books include “We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.”
- Author’s Note: Romanticizing the Reader Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:42:01 GMT
- Diane Ackerman says that readers and writers provide a kind of outside family for one another.
- ‘I Refuse,’ by Per Petterson Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:22:00 GMT
- Per Petterson’s new novel is about lost parents and the unexpectedly divergent paths of childhood friends who meet again as adults.
- ‘Lurid & Cute,’ by Adam Thirlwell Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:15:00 GMT
- A loafer lapses into a hedonistic, drug-hazed life.
- Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Winner for Poetry, on His Sudden Fame Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:50:05 GMT
- Mr. Pardlo, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, discusses his life, his work and his neighborhood.
- Books of The Times: Review: ‘After the Tall Timber,’ Renata Adler’s Collected Nonfiction Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:40:26 GMT
- This new collection of Ms. Adler’s essays and reportage draws from her writings in The New Yorker, The New York Times and other publications.
- ArtsBeat: Reese Witherspoon Will Be the Voice of Harper Lee’s Second Novel Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:15:06 GMT
- The actress Reese Witherspoon has signed on to narrate the audiobook for Harper Lee’s second novel, “Go Set a Watchman.”
- Letters: Traumatic Terrain Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:47:28 GMT
- Readers respond to recent reviews of Ann Packer’s “The Children’s Crusade,” Paul A. Offit’s “Bad Faith” and more.
- Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘My Struggle: Book 4’ Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:53:37 GMT
- Jeffrey Eugenides reviews Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle: Book 4,” which centers on the author’s yearlong stint as a sexually frustrated young teacher in northern Norway.
- Olen Steinhauer: By the Book Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:00:02 GMT
- The author, most recently, of “All the Old Knives” says the best espionage stories “not only ask questions about how spying is performed, but they also question the value of the job itself.”
- M.H. Abrams, Who Shaped Romantic Criticism, Dies at 102 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:04:59 GMT
- Professor Abrams edited the first seven editions of “The Norton Anthology of English Literature” and was a leading figure in the study of Romanticism.