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  • Astral Weeks: 'Another conversation bleeds into yours'

    Astral Weeks: 'Another conversation bleeds into yours'
    While assembling my notes for a review of the Library of America anthology "American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny" (Library of America, two volumes, edited by Peter Straub: "From Poe to the Pulps," 746 pp., $35; "From the 1940s to Now," 714 pp....
  • Writers Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra share a city and common inspiration: El Monte

    Writers Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra share a city and common inspiration: El Monte
    Aside from their proximity in age, and the fulsome praise they got for their debut novels, Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra would appear to have little in common as writers. Plascencia's "The People of Paper," which was published in 2005...
  • Favorites 2009: Stories of California and beyond

    Favorites 2009: Stories of California and beyond
    The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson (Viking) A richly reported, closely observed account of the clash of ideals and gallery of historic candidates leading up to the election of a lifetime....
  • Surreal worlds of J.G. Ballard, 'Armitage Family Stories' and more

    Surreal worlds of J.G. Ballard, 'Armitage Family Stories' and more
    1Comfortably over a thousand pages, "The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard" "The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard" (Norton: 1,216 pp., $35) isn't just a doorstop but the door itself, a portal to the worlds that Ballard (who died this year) hatched in his...
  • Weiner Talks 'Mad Men'

     
    This morning's Variety has what I believe to be one of the more exhaustive discussions of "Mad Men" I've seen, and the guy doing the discussing is none other than creator Matthew Weiner. I could send you to Variety,......
  • National Book Awards include McCann, Eggers, Vidal

     
    The National Book Award for Fiction went to Colum McCann for his novel "Let the Great World Spin," a story of New York in 1974 that doubles as an allegory of 9/11. It was the final award at the black-tie......
  • Favorite nonfiction of 2009 from the L.A. Times

     
    There are 25 books in the list of the L.A. Times' 2009 nonfiction favorites. The books include a story of the search for the painter Tiepolo, the tapes of a president, communities in disaster, crows, Columbine, corruption and California, and......
  • Amazon content coup? E-tailer gets exclusive Roth, Mailer, Nabokov and Updike backlist

     
    Amazon.com now has exclusive rights to sell the e-book versions of some of the best-known titles from top literary authors Philip Roth, Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike and more. In an announcement late Wednesday -- shortly after midnight...
  • Wednesday: Molly Ringwald at Vroman's

     
    Molly Ringwald, star of the iconic teen films "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Pretty in Pink," has grown up. She addresses this head-on in the first pages of her book "Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family and Finding the......
  • On the big screen: 'Play It as It Lays' [Updated]

     
    Joan Didion is an acknowledged master of nonfiction, from her breakthrough 1968 essay collection "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" to "The Year of Magical Thinking," which won the 2005 National Book Award. Her fiction, however, has always been more...
  • A life runs backward

    A life runs backward
    F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," which forms the basis for the new David Fincher movie starring Brad Pitt, originally appeared in Collier's on May 27, 1922 (earlier the story had been rejected by Metropolitan), and was then...