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  • Fall preview: Publishing

    Fall preview: Publishing
    Not that long ago, e-books were an oddity: Devices were expensive, and those who invested in them struggled to find something good to read. But the age of preferring paperbacks is starting to look like the late era of CDs — e-books are ascendant....
  • Paperback Writers: Sillitoe's still running

    Paperback Writers: Sillitoe's still running
    Alan Sillitoe, now in his 80s, grew up in Nottingham, in the English midlands, in the kind of squalor and poverty that, a century earlier, gave Charles Dickens nightmares. Sillitoe's father was a violent drunk; his mother, on occasion, was forced to...
  • 'The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps' by William Styron

    'The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps' by William Styron
    The Suicide Run Five Tales of the Marine Corps William Styron Random House: 198 pp., $24 The business -- and I use the word advisedly -- of posthumous publication is a troubling one. We honor our dear dead. Yet there are certain kinds of attention...
  • "The Art Student's War" by Brad Leithauser

    "The Art Student's War" by Brad Leithauser
    "The Art Student's War" By Brad Leithauser Knopf, 512 pages, $27.95 To engage in some literary hopscotch momentarily, consider that the poet and novelist Brad Leithauser, writing in Slate magazine on John Updike, connected his subject with Henry James'...
  • Steve Martin on writing, art and 'An Object of Beauty'

    Steve Martin on writing, art and 'An Object of Beauty'
    Yellow shoes are the only giveaway. Without them, Steve Martin's just another New Yorker in a somber gray coat, braced against the coming winter, out Christmas shopping for his wife; just another writer with a new book he will see in the window of...
  • God, and Sex

    Chris Bohjalian Reading from his new novel, Secrets of Eden. Part of the Mandell JCC Jewish Book Festival. 7:30 p.m., April 13. Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. $30. 860-236-4571, mandelljcc.org. † I can’t be the only middle-class...
  • Readers of quality sportswriting bid John Updike adieu

     
    I know I'm two weeks late on this, but in memory of John Updike's death, I should post his most famous contribution to sportswriting. It's about Ted Williams, here.......
  • Tom Wolfe to get lifetime achievement award

     
    Time for Tom Wolfe to get his white suit dry-cleaned again, as the author will receive the National Book Foundation's 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, it was announced Wednesday. The medal, which is the foundation's...
  • Philip Roth talks to David L. Ulin

     
    In Sunday’s Arts & Books, Times book critic David L. Ulin visits with Philip Roth, whose 31st book, the novel "Nemesis" -- which involves a polio epidemic in 1940s Newark, N.J. -- comes out Tuesday. During the conversation, Roth touched......
  • 10/10/10: The 10 best 'Best of' books of 2010

     
    At the end of the calendar year, bookstores are swamped with anthologies proclaiming the "best of" writing of the year. There is, apparently, a lot of really good writing: above is just a sample of the galleys and paperbacks that......
  • Five literary treats to last all year long

     
    Five literary treats that will last through 2011: free short stories, a new app, near-extinct words and author interviews form the Paris Review....