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  • New in paperbacks: 'Empire of Sin' by Gary Krist

    New in paperbacks: 'Empire of Sin' by Gary Krist
    Empire of Sin by Gary Krist, Broadway, 438 pages, $16 Subtitled "A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans," "Empire of Sin" details 30 years in Storyville, New Orleans' notorious red-light district. Krist pays special...
  • Review: 'Nabokov in America' by Robert Roper

    Review: 'Nabokov in America' by Robert Roper
    During his 20-year stay in the United States (1940–1960), Vladimir Nabokov enjoyed a remarkable friendship with the literary critic Edmund Wilson. The two giants had much in common: Nabokov the Russian and Wilson the Russophile; both men pedantic...
  • Review: 'The Soul of the Marionette' by John Gray

    Review: 'The Soul of the Marionette' by John Gray
    Many scientific luminaries eventually acquire a perverse posthumous fame for their errors and superstitions. It's often noted, for instance, that Aristotle believed the human brain was essentially a cooling mechanism, while the heart did the cognitive...
  • Review: 'Muse' by Jonathan Galassi

    Review: 'Muse' by Jonathan Galassi
    Most debut novels are terrible. Most are never reviewed, because what would be the point? Writing a negative review of a debut novel is like bashing an amateur runner for finishing a marathon but not winning it. The accomplishment is impressive even if...
  • Reader of the Week: Russell Miller

    Reader of the Week: Russell Miller
    Who I am: Russell Miller, a 40-year resident of La Grange and a 20-year member of the local library's Beyond Borders Book Club. One unique thing about me: As a former head of international marketing for a Chicago-based consumer electronics company, I...
  • Chicago book news: Stuart Dybek's 'Paper Lantern' now in paperback

    Chicago book news: Stuart Dybek's 'Paper Lantern' now in paperback
    The paperback edition of "Paper Lantern" by Stuart Dybek was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux June 2. The nine short stories in the collection all deal with aspects of romantic love. Dybek, a Chicago native, is the distinguished writer in...
  • E-reader: Podcast's finale points to archives

    E-reader: Podcast's finale points to archives
    The Arcade, Episode 51, featuring Kazuo Ishiguro, Hazlitt, 26 minutes, free After 51 episodes, Hazlitt's excellent literary podcast, "The Arcade," is waving goodbye — but not without a spectacular final episode. Host Anshuman Iddamsetty talks with...
  • Review: 'The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far' by Quintan Ana Wikswo

    Review: 'The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far' by Quintan Ana Wikswo
    Quintan Ana Wikswo's strange and haunting debut, "The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far" is less like a book of stories and more like a museum installation. Surrounded by and broken up with white space and interspersed with Wikswo's own dim and...
  • Daniel Clowes on 'The Complete Eightball'

    Daniel Clowes on 'The Complete Eightball'
    The fringes of comics fandom became aware of Daniel Clowes in the 1980s when the Chicago cartoonist's distinctive drawings began appearing in the Mad magazine-knockoff Cracked and several issues of his absurdist farce "Lloyd Llewellyn" were published by...
  • Review: 'Bone Gap' by Laura Ruby

    Review: 'Bone Gap' by Laura Ruby
    Laura Ruby creates a dark and terrifying alternate world in the ominously titled "Bone Gap," a novel for young people that deals with serious adult and criminal issues. Finn O'Sullivan and his older brother, Sean, are carrying the mighty weight of their...
  • Review: 'Death and Mr. Pickwick' by Stephen Jarvis

    Review: 'Death and Mr. Pickwick' by Stephen Jarvis
    The world's view of Charles Dickens as a benevolent, all-around Christmas-y kind of guy has, in these latter days, been joined by another, that of a man coldly determined to have his own way. An early instance of his controlling nature may be seen in...