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  • Cutting through the din of the dotcom age

    Cutting through the din of the dotcom age
    During the last decade, more than ever before, writers faced the challenge of cutting through the noise. The new millennium began with the enduring influence of W.G. Sebald: his marriage of word and image somewhere deep in the reader's subconscious; his...
  • Pico Iyer on the tyranny of the moment

    Pico Iyer on the tyranny of the moment
    It was already clear, in December of 1999, that books were a dying species. Already more people seemed interested in producing novels than consuming them, and when it came to serious works, there seemed more fascination with the writer than the writing....
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Dec. 20, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton (Putnam: $27.95) PI Kinsey Millhone investigates the 20-year-old case of the mysterious disappearance of a 4-year-old girl. || 1 || || 2. || Too Much Happiness...
  • Review: 'Too Much happiness' by Alice Munro, 'The Year of the Flood' by Margaret Atwood

    Review: 'Too Much happiness' by Alice Munro, 'The Year of the Flood' by Margaret Atwood
    Before the advent of these Canadian fiction masters, the only other inroads on American culture made by our neighbor to the north was a feeble attempt, when the British Army came down across the border and held a river crossing at Schuylerville, New...
  • Discoveries: 'Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries' by Helen Vendler

    Discoveries: 'Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries' by Helen Vendler
    Dickinson Selected Poems and Commentaries Helen Vendler Harvard University Press: 530 pp., $35 I'm just a regular reader, you say. I read for pleasure. Why should I read the commentaries of critic Helen Vendler on the "epigrammatic, terse, abrupt,...
  • "Wild Child and Other Stories" by T.C. Boyle

    "Wild Child and Other Stories" by T.C. Boyle
    "The Wild Child" By T.C. Boyle Viking. Pp. 304. $25.95 T.C. Boyle's volume of his collected stories first appeared in 1998, a book that included nearly seven hundred pages of his short fiction. Today, more than ten years and four volumes and dozens and...
  • "The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel" By Adam Langer

    "The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel" By Adam Langer
    'The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel' By Adam Langer Spiegel & Grau, 259 pp., $24 By their chunky glasses, facial scruff, skinny jeans, and iPhones you shall know them: New York’s latest crop of aspiring male fiction writers, fresh from the provinces...
  • Astral Weeks: Ted Chiang's mental travelers

    Astral Weeks: Ted Chiang's mental travelers
    Not a short story, not quite a novella — wasn't that a Britney Spears song? — the oxymoronic long short story is an underemployed literary form. (For argument's sake, let's say the long short story ranges from 30 to 60 pages.) F. Scott...
  • Book Review: Treasured memories of a beloved brother

    Book Review: Treasured memories of a beloved brother
    Anton Chekhov A Brother's Memoir Mikhail Chekhov, translated from the Russian by Eugene Alper Palgrave Macmillan: 230 pp., $25 Anton Chekhov's life is well documented: When he died of consumption in 1904 at age 44, he was honored all over the world....
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers (hardcover) for Feb. 21, 2010

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 37 || || 2. || First Rule by Robert...
  • 'Too Much Happiness' by Alice Munro

    'Too Much Happiness' by Alice Munro
    Too Much Happiness Stories Alice Munro Alfred A. Knopf: 320 pp., $25.95 "No way this could be seen as probable or possible, unless you think of a blow between the eyes, a sudden calamity," muses the narrator of "Fiction," one of the 10 masterly...