"There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters."
—Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish writer
- ‘The Wives of Los Alamos,’ by TaraShea Nesbit Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:24:08 GMT
- This novel imagines married life at a secret atomic testing facility in remote Los Alamos.
- ‘The Tyranny of Experts,’ by William Easterly Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:23:45 GMT
- The world’s poor have been betrayed by the technocrats in charge of global development, William Easterly says.
- ‘Cycle of Lies’ and ‘Wheelmen’ Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:23:20 GMT
- Lance Armstrong and the win-at-all-costs world of pro cycling.
- ‘Neanderthal Man,’ by Svante Paabo Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:22:36 GMT
- In tracing ancient DNA, a paleogeneticist uncovered a relationship between Neanderthals and modern humans.
- ‘Plato at the Googleplex,’ by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:22:08 GMT
- A philosophical inquiry imagines Plato on an American book tour in the 21st century.
- Crime: Nevada Barr’s ‘Destroyer Angel,’ and More Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:21:43 GMT
- In Nevada Barr’s Destroyer Angel,” the National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon must revert to her animal nature to survive.
- ‘Three Brothers,’ by Peter Ackroyd Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:19:58 GMT
- This novel, set against the backdrop of 1960s London, abounds with political corruption and sexual scandal.
- ‘No Book but the World,’ by Leah Hager Cohen Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:19:37 GMT
- Raised by utopian parents, this novel’s brother and sister find it hard to navigate the world.
- ‘Saint Monkey,’ by Jacinda Townsend Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:19:01 GMT
- Two ambitious friends come of age in 1950s Kentucky, but a rift forms when one moves to Harlem.
- Editors’ Choice Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:18:14 GMT
- Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
- Paperback Row Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:17:58 GMT
- Paperback books of particular interest.
- The Shortlist: Susan Cheever’s ‘E. E. Cummings,’ and More Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:17:05 GMT
- New books about Marianne Moore, E. E. Cummings, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and Tennyson.
- Open Book: From Fan Letter to Pen Pal Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:16:05 GMT
- “Fare Forward” collects letters written by the experimental-fiction writer David Markson to a fan turned friend.
- Nina Cassian, Exiled Romanian Poet, Dies at 89 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:19:29 GMT
- Ms. Cassian sought refuge in the United States after her poems satirizing the regime of President Nicolae Ceausescu fell into the hands of the secret police.
- An Appraisal: The Work of Gabriel García Márquez Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:44:10 GMT
- Gabriel García Márquez — who died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City, at the age of 87 — used his fecund imagination and exuberant sleight of hand to conjure the miraculous in his fiction.
- Books of The Times: ‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’ Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:38:22 GMT
- “The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan” shows the stage and film director as demanding and manipulative in both his personal and professional lives.