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  • Is American fiction dead?

     
    Yes, J.D. Salinger is dead; he died Jan. 27, exactly a year after the death of John Updike. And yes, we lost Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer in 2007. But do four deceased literary lions constitute a death sentence for......
  • Monster Mash: Autry president to retire; Einstein's theory of relativity goes public; LuPone's ballet debut

     
    --Bidding farewell: John L. Gray, president of the Autry National Center of the American West, will announce his retirement today. (Los Angeles Times) --Scientific treasure: The original 46-page manuscript of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity...
  • To see this weekend? Clash, maybe. Last Song, if that’s your thing

     
    Reviews are trending negative on both the major motion pictures going into wide release this weekend. The Last Song is, in my estimation, marginally better than the usual Nicholas Sparks piffle. The guy's so full of himself that he really ought to be kept...
  • The ladies loved Norman Mailer

     
    Norman Mailer had been married five rather tumultuous times -- he stabbed his second wife with a knife in 1960, sending her to the hospital -- before getting together with Norris Church in the mid-1970s. Mailer was an outsized character.......
  • Cormac McCarthy's typewriter and its predecessors

     
    On Friday, Christie's will auction Cormac McCarthy's battered blue Olivetti typewriter, with proceeds going to the Santa Fe Institute, a nonprofit the author supports. "I have typed on this typewriter every book I have written including three not yet...
  • 'Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture' and the questionable future of monster-size books

     
    When 'The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architectureâ?? came out in 2004, it was quickly deemed a smashing success by booksellers and fans alike, despite the $160 price. The 14-pound tome was so successful, in fact, that late last year Phaidon...
  • Take Proust's questionnaire, rub shoulders with literati

     
    It is said that when Proust was 13, he answered an English-language questionnaire, and at age 20 another one in French. These were kind of a parlor game, which he eventually popularized, asking guests and acquaintances about heroes and fears......
  • Even for Neil Gaiman, 'The Sandman' is a singular dream

    Even in casual conversation, British author Neil Gaiman sometimes sounds as if he's narrating some dark fairy tale -- his sentences slither across old stone floors or flit on gossamer wings. He also happens to live in a rambling Minnesota manse that...
  • Cusack's 'War, Inc.' finds its niche

    Cusack's 'War, Inc.' finds its niche
    WHILE THE big-budget, large studio movies about the Iraq war all have tanked, John Cusack's intensely personal film, “War, Inc.,” has survived bad reviews to find an audience in its very limited theatrical release. Since "War, Inc." opened...
  • 'Will You Take Me as I Am: Joni Mitchell's Blue Period' by Michelle Mercer

    Will You Take Me as I Am Joni Mitchell's Blue Period Michelle Mercer Free Press: 240 pp., $24.99 When Joni Mitchell thinks about confession, two things come to mind: witch hunts and Catholic priests. To be held up as the exemplar of confessional...
  • 'Wetlands' by Charlotte Roche

    Wetlands A Novel Charlotte Roche, translated from the German by Tim Mohr Grove Press: 230 pp. $17.95 It is easy to be put off by the hype surrounding this novel. The author, Charlotte Roche, is a television personality in Germany, host of an MTV-...