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  • Harold Norse dies at 92; Beat poet was a literary beacon in the gay community

    Harold Norse, a San Francisco poet often associated with the Beats, who was mentor or peer to many of the greatest talents in 20th century American literature, including Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski, has died....
  • E. Lynn Harris dies at 54; bestselling author broke barriers writing about gay black characters

    E. Lynn Harris dies at 54; bestselling author broke barriers writing about gay black characters
    E. Lynn Harris, a bestselling author of popular black fiction who shattered barriers by writing about gay characters in novels such as "Invisible Life" and "Just As I Am: A Novel," died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He...
  • Speak, memory

    Speak, memory
    In the early stages of writing my memoir "Slow Motion," I packed my bags and prepared to spend a month at Yaddo, an artists' community in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. I had never been to Yaddo before and was feeling intimidated. James Baldwin, Truman Capote and...
  • Spreading the gospel music

    Spreading the gospel music
    OAKLAND -- The members of the McCoy Memorial Baptist Church choir in Los Angeles have been working very hard lately. The 40-member ensemble normally meets once a week at its East 46th Street home. But since reaching the L.A. regional semifinals of the...
  • 'P.S.: Further Thoughts From a Lifetime of Listening' by Studs Terkel

    'P.S.: Further Thoughts From a Lifetime of Listening' by Studs Terkel
    Studs Terkel, who died last month at the age of 96, was America's most popular oral historian. Though never a "writer" of the first rank, he nevertheless was a unique contributor to American letters and a vital link to the current of idealistic...
  • Book review: 'Scout, Atticus and Boo' by Mary McDonagh Murphy

    Book review: 'Scout, Atticus and Boo' by Mary McDonagh Murphy
    Scout, Atticus and Boo A Celebration of Fifty Years of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Mary McDonagh Murphy Harper: 240 pp., $24.99 What is it about "To Kill a Mockingbird"? Harper Lee's 1960 debut has sold 30 million copies, more than any other 20th...
  • Book review: 'The Cross of Redemption' by James Baldwin, edited by Randall Kenan

    Book review: 'The Cross of Redemption' by James Baldwin, edited by Randall Kenan
    The Cross of Redemption Uncollected Writings James Baldwin, edited by Randall Kenan Pantheon: 308 pp. $26.95 Not infrequently, James Baldwin found himself quite publicly fielding a deeply presuming question. Though versions varied over time, the rough...
  • Summer reading: 60 titles for 92 days

    Summer reading: 60 titles for 92 days
    JUNE Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl Daniel Pinkwater Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad." The Clock Without a...
  • 'Memoir' by Ben Yagoda

    'Memoir' by Ben Yagoda
    Memoir A History Ben Yagoda Riverhead: 292 pp., $25.95 In 2006, when James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" was exposed as a fraud, the news was met with the self-righteousness and scorn typically reserved for Ponzi schemers. Ever since, Frey's name...
  • 'The Paris Review Interviews, Volumes I-IV'

    'The Paris Review Interviews, Volumes I-IV'
    In 1958, Malcolm Cowley edited the first collection of interviews with contemporary authors from the pages of the Paris Review. Over the intervening half-century, the Review has packaged up more than a dozen additional volumes of this material, most...
  • Book review: 'Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim' collected by Mark Cohen

    Book review: 'Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim' collected by Mark Cohen
    Missing a Beat The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim Edited and with an introduction by Mark Cohen Syracuse University Press: 296 pp., $29.95 We hear a disproportionate amount from the writers who "made it." The ones who hustled, stroked the right...