"When you read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before."
—Clifton Paul Fadiman (b. 1904) American writer, editor
- Alison Bechdel, Terrance Hayes Among ‘Genius Grant’ Winners Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:17:25 GMT
- Stipends will be awarded to a psychologist studying racial perceptions in crimes, the maker of the film “The Act of Killing” and a law professor seeking to help American Indian women, among others.
- William Deresiewicz Tours the Colleges of ‘Excellent Sheep’ Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:12:39 GMT
- William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his critique of them and his advice.
- Bookshelf: A Look at Our Love Affair With Air-Conditioning Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:19:45 GMT
- New books trace the changes air-conditioning brought; politics and change in Newark; and idiosyncracies of the five boroughs of New York City.
- ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Cosby: His Life and Times’ Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:33:20 GMT
- Mark Whitaker discusses his new biography of Bill Cosby, and Jeff Hobbs talks about “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.”
- ArtsBeat: The Bradbury Chronicles: Hundreds of Items Owned by Author Going to Auction Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:56:05 GMT
- Items including awards and even bottles of wine owned by Bradbury are to be auctioned this month.
- Children's Books: ‘Nest,’ by Esther Ehrlich Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:59:00 GMT
- In this middle-grade novel, a girl finds a way forward after the loss of her mother.
- Children's Books: ‘Belzhar,’ by Meg Wolitzer Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:58:45 GMT
- Students at a therapeutic boarding school discover a way to return to the past, before their personal traumas.
- ‘Neverhome,’ by Laird Hunt Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:15 GMT
- Disguised as a man, Laird Hunt’s heroine joins the Union Army.
- Margaret Forster’s ‘Unknown Bridesmaid’ Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:01 GMT
- A child psychologist is troubled by her own adolescence.
- Author's Note: Be Polite With Your Books Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:52:44 GMT
- The etiquette of borrowing, recommending and reshelving books.
- Editors’ Choice Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:52:01 GMT
- Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
- Paperback Row Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:52:00 GMT
- Paperback books of particular interest.
- Inside the List Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:51:55 GMT
- Ian McEwan, whose novel “The Children Act” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, keeps a tally on his website of academic dissertations and theses discussing his work.
- Deborah Levy’s ‘Black Vodka’ and ‘Things I Don’t Want to Know’ Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:48:26 GMT
- In two books, Deborah Levy explores exile, estrangement and the deferral of desire.
- ‘The Paying Guests,’ by Sarah Waters Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:48:13 GMT
- In Sarah Waters’s novel of illicit love in 1920s London, a widow and her spinster daughter take a young couple into their home.
- ‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing,’ by Eimear McBride Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:47:53 GMT
- An Irish woman leaves behind a sick brother and an abusive home life in this coming-of-age novel.