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  • Signed 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' book sells for $9,000

     
    A signed first edition of Ken Kesey's 1962 novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" has set one collector back $9,000....
  • 5,000 books reportedly thrown out in Occupy Wall Street raid

     
    The 5,000 books in the Occupy Wall Street library were removed during an early-morning police raid Tuesday in New York....
  • 14 eclectic, bookish gifts

     
    Bookends, wall decor, jewelry, e-reader cases and more -- 14 eclectic gift ideas for the book lover on your list....
  • Theater review: 'And God Created Great Whales' at REDCAT

     
    Mark Swed reviews Rinde Eckert's stunningly effective "Moby Dick" theater piece, "And God Created Great Whales" at REDCAT....
  • Ben Heppner cancels 'Moby-Dick' performance in San Diego

     
    Ben Heppner has canceled his Tuesday appearance in "Moby-Dick" at San Diego Opera. The company said in a statement that the tenor is ill and that the role of Captain Ahab will be sung by Jay Hunter Morris on that night....
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • 'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears

    'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears
    Jackson Lears is a formidable, compellingly original cultural and intellectual historian. In "No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920," Lears skillfully delineated the role of aesthetic radicals -- notably...
  • Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'

    Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'
    The Passages of H.M. A Novel of Herman Melville Jay Parini Doubleday: 454 pp., $26.95 "The time for me hasn't come yet: Some men are born posthumously," Nietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo." It's a statement that might have provided comfort to Herman...
  • 'Iron River' by T. Jefferson Parker

    'Iron River' by T. Jefferson Parker
    If the murderers of the gifted young El Monte educator and public official Bobby Salcedo ever are brought to justice, we're likely to find that the weapons used to kill him and five other men kidnapped from a bar in the drug-ravaged Mexican city of...
  • Salinger, Pynchon & Co.: When writers are recluses

    They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment. They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom,...
  • When famous writers feud

    When famous writers feud
    Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are not the only literary friends to see their relationship go cold. Indeed, the history of literature is a history of betrayals, of writers turning on each other and collaborations falling apart. Below, we give...