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  • Paperback Writers: Between sea and sky

    Paperback Writers: Between sea and sky
    Bruce Chatwin, the brilliant English writer and stylish nomad, died from AIDS in late 1989. His memorial service, held in a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in London on the day that Ayatollah Khomeini handed a death sentence to Chatwin's friend Salman Rushdie, was a legendary event, mobbed by fans, celebrities and hundreds of journalists. Chatwin was by then a cult — admired as much for his self-mythologizing persona and the values of independent scholarship and lonely questing that he seemed to represent as for his clipped, lapidary prose. With Chatwin, everything had to be the best: the writing, the conversation, the trip, the clothes, the Mont Blanc pens, the Aspreys ink, the notebooks that were only available from certain little Paris papeterie.
  • Book review: "Zift: Socialist Noir" By Vladislav Todorov

    Book review: "Zift: Socialist Noir" By Vladislav Todorov
    Zift Socialist Noir By Vladislav Todorov, translated from the Bulgarian by Joseph Benatov Paul Dry Books: 185 pp., $14.95 paper Of all the places to set a story of intrigue, Bulgaria has served as a choice exotic location for many writers, among...

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    A year in crime fiction, curated by Mysterious Bookshop maestro Otto Penzler

    Titanic at 100: ‘A Night to Remember,’ ‘Time Tunnel,’ Molly Brown

    Television is marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster with major new programs. But the oldies still hold powerful appeal. Many Baby Boomers fondly remember the 1966 premiere of “The Time Tunnel” on ABC. That episode put two...

    'The Way Home' by George Pelecanos

    'The Way Home' by George Pelecanos
    There comes a point in a writer's career when reviewers start to look not just at the book on the "New Releases" table in the bookstore, but at the body of work as a whole. This sort of analysis usually happens when the number of potential books is...