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Mon, 22 May 2023 23:58:44 +0000
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Our critic assesses the achievement of Martin Amis, Britain’s most famous literary son.
Mon, 22 May 2023 10:54:20 +0000
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“NB by J.C.” collects the variegated musings of James Campbell in the Times Literary Supplement.
Mon, 22 May 2023 14:18:12 +0000
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In “Fires in the Dark,” Jamison, known for her expertise on manic depression, delves into the quest to heal. Her new book, she says, is a “love song to psychotherapy.”
Sun, 21 May 2023 09:00:12 +0000
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Dorothy L. Sayers dealt with emotional and financial instability by writing “Whose Body?,” the first of many to star the detective Lord Peter Wimsey.
Mon, 22 May 2023 09:00:23 +0000
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“Dom Casmurro,” by Machado de Assis, teaches us to read — and reread — with precise detail and masterly obfuscation.
Sun, 21 May 2023 09:00:07 +0000
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Brandon Taylor’s novel circulates among Iowa City residents, some privileged, some not, but all aware that their possibilities are contracting.
Sat, 20 May 2023 22:30:41 +0000
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The acclaimed British novelist was also an essayist, memoirist and critic of the first rank.
Wed, 22 May 2024 10:37:35 +0000
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Looking for an escapist love story? Here are 2024’s sexiest, swooniest reads.
Tue, 21 May 2024 20:28:57 +0000
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Finding a book you’ll love can be daunting. Let us help.
Wed, 17 Jul 2024 12:43:11 +0000
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In “Women in the Valley of the Kings,” Kathleen Sheppard introduces us to a group of 19th-century archaeologists who changed the field forever.
Wed, 17 Jul 2024 13:46:40 +0000
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These stories of relationship dramas and evolving partnerships will fill the “Couples Therapy”-sized hole in your life with wisdom, schadenfreude and humor — and sometimes all of the above.
Wed, 17 Jul 2024 09:02:10 +0000
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They wanted to know where the poetry and the genre fiction were — and they also wanted to let us know which books were missing.
Wed, 17 Jul 2024 14:21:26 +0000
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An unlovable heroine, a cyborg in search of missing parts, the restoration of a classic work and a series that is always worth the wait highlight four new volumes.
Tue, 16 Jul 2024 18:49:46 +0000
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“Revolution is the job of poets and artists,” says Ko Maung Saungkha, leader of a rebel militia fighting the Myanmar dictatorship. He is not the only poet commander in a country with a strong tradition of political verse.
Tue, 16 Jul 2024 10:32:01 +0000
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In Lev Grossman’s new book, “The Bright Sword,” an eager adventurer stumbles into a Camelot that has fallen into hopelessness and disarray after the death of the king.
Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:31:49 +0000
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Our critic talks to Edward P. Jones about how he imagined “The Known World,” recently voted the best work of fiction by an American writer in the 21st century.
Tue, 16 Jul 2024 09:02:39 +0000
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Jesse Katz’s true-crime narrative, “The Rent Collectors,” delivers a nuanced portrait of a community racked by poverty and violence and deprived of opportunities to get ahead.
Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:32:12 +0000
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Two exuberant new books chronicle the heyday of New York City’s criminal underworld on the Lower East Side.
Tue, 16 Jul 2024 09:01:04 +0000
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In Halle Butler’s new book, “Banal Nightmare,” a 30-something woman returns to her hometown to get out of a rut and reassess her life after a bad breakup.
Tue, 16 Jul 2024 09:00:28 +0000
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Set among the fevered residents of a remote Australian town, Ruby Todd’s debut novel considers how grief can draw people to extreme beliefs.
Mon, 15 Jul 2024 20:30:10 +0000
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Our columnist on three riveting new reads.
Mon, 15 Jul 2024 23:32:54 +0000
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Our critic traces J.D. Vance’s shift from bootstrap memoirist to vice-presidential candidate.
Tue, 16 Jul 2024 23:36:38 +0000
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Peter Schjeldahl’s final book collects the essays and reviews he wrote in the years after a cancer diagnosis.
Mon, 15 Jul 2024 21:38:57 +0000
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The good news: Our “Best Books of the 21st Century” list showed surprising affection for works in translation. But where are Sally Rooney, Ayad Akhtar and others “explaining how we live now”?
Mon, 15 Jul 2024 09:02:01 +0000
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In “Rat City,” Jon Adams and Edmund Ramsden explore the life, times and influence of the scientific Pied Piper, John Bumpass Calhoun.
Mon, 15 Jul 2024 09:00:08 +0000
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On a family tour of Greece, the writer followed the small footsteps of some of ancient mythology’s biggest fans.
Sun, 14 Jul 2024 09:00:43 +0000
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In a new telling of the Macedonian leader’s final years, Rachel Kousser shows what happened when dreams of conquest met reality.
Sun, 14 Jul 2024 09:00:32 +0000
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Alisa Alering’s debut novel, “Smothermoss,” is an Appalachian mystery tangled with wild magic, queer coming-of-age and sisterly bonds.
Mon, 15 Jul 2024 18:05:56 +0000
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A contempt for compromise. An expansive vision of executive power. Both owe much to Carl Schmitt.
Tue, 16 Jul 2024 14:42:25 +0000
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The Ethiopian American novelist also talks aesthetics and the inspiration behind his most recent novel, “Someone Like Us.”
Sat, 13 Jul 2024 09:00:52 +0000
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In Stephen Graham Jones’s new novel, a young outcast is forced to become a murderer fated to enact gory revenge.
Fri, 12 Jul 2024 19:21:49 +0000
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A roundtable of Book Review editors discuss what surprised them, what delighted them, what will send them back to their own shelves.
Mon, 15 Jul 2024 17:27:28 +0000
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She was married to John Belushi until his fatal drug overdose in 1982. She went on to celebrate his comic talent in books and a documentary.
Sat, 13 Jul 2024 18:47:54 +0000
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The novel became the beach read of the summer, with the shark at its center embodying the unease of an era of political and social upheaval.
Fri, 12 Jul 2024 09:02:34 +0000
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Sometimes we forget that moving is not just about goodbyes. It’s also about hellos.
Fri, 12 Jul 2024 09:02:01 +0000
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In his picaresque memoir, “My Glorious Defeats,” the Anonymous-movement activist Barrett Brown takes us on a journey of pure, joyous solipsism.
Fri, 12 Jul 2024 09:01:43 +0000
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The pseudonymous Italian author has become a worldwide phenomenon. But speculation about who she really is has followed her for years.
Fri, 12 Jul 2024 12:58:29 +0000
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Dwight Garner writes that voters, who “seemed to want a break from contemporary social reportage,” looked for immersive reads.
Thu, 11 Jul 2024 21:46:54 +0000
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Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Fri, 12 Jul 2024 03:27:25 +0000
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A muckraking journalist, he helped write a revisionist account of Rudolph Giuliani’s role as mayor before and after the terrorist attacks.
Thu, 11 Jul 2024 15:00:41 +0000
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Arthur, the former publisher of Knopf, is joining Hachette Book Group to start and run a new imprint.
Thu, 11 Jul 2024 09:01:31 +0000
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In Yasmin Zaher’s “The Coin,” a rich, chic Palestinian schoolteacher in New York City grapples with displacement and American consumerism.
Thu, 11 Jul 2024 09:00:32 +0000
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Even after doing research in Montana, a draft of the book that became “The Heart in Winter” was “dead on the page,” he says. Back in Ireland, the runaway lovers now at its center “suddenly appeared to me.”
Thu, 11 Jul 2024 11:47:10 +0000
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Some of their favorites didn’t make our “Best Books of the 21st Century” list — but these authors make a case for them anyway.