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  • 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...
  • 'Mad Men': 'Gentlemen, shall we begin 1965?'

     
    As mysterious as Don Draper is, he’s also remarkably predictable. For example, I am sure I wasn't the only one who knew that Don would be paying a visit to Anna Draper the second that Harry mentioned the layover in......
  • Wylie-Amazon e-books partnership gives in to Random House

     
    Powerful agent Andrew Wylie's plan to sell the e-book backlist of some of his best-known authors -- among them John Updike, Ralph Ellison and Philip Roth -- has come mostly undone. The e-book venture, Odyssey Editions, is a partnership with......
  • Summer reading: Carolyn Kellogg on Norman Mailer

     
    Although the phrase "beach reads" evokes fluffy page turners, we had conversations around the office this spring that led us to think that people might have used the summer break-from-routine to sink into books that were meaningful, or lasting. What......
  • 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...
  • Author Jeff Gordinier won't let Gen-X go down without a fight

    These days, with a recession on the way, housing prices tanking, the Dow out of control and an unpopular war that won't seem to end, a lot of Americans are feeling uneasy and confused. Recent surveys show a majority think the nation is on what pollsters...
  • Prolific Joyce Carol Oates struggles to write through year of loss

    Prolific Joyce Carol Oates struggles to write through year of loss
    Since Joyce Carol Oates' first novel, With Shuddering Fall, came out in 1964, she has averaged two books a year. Many of them are novels, though she's also written plays, poetry, children's books, literary criticism, and a highly regarded sports book, On...
  • In The Arts

    'New Beginnings' at DeMossa Gallery Jovan Karlo Villalba's will feature his recent cinematic painting series "New Beginnings" through October 2 at DeMossa Gallery in Laguna Beach. The exhibit, which explores the natural and man-made world's...
  • J.D. Salinger, 'Catcher in the Rye' Author, Dead at 91

    J.D. Salinger, 'Catcher in the Rye' Author, Dead at 91
    NEW YORK -- J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91. Salinger died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, the...
  • High-minded lowdown

    In the long and often embarrassing history of intellectuals' attempts to grapple with pop culture, there are, at least, a few high points. One of them is the work of the late Leslie Fiedler, the garrulous and provocative critic of literature who could...
  • He's a murderer. He should die.

    There are heartfelt moral and religious reasons to oppose capital punishment, but holding up Stanley Tookie Williams as a symbol of redemption is absurd and obscene. It is especially offensive to his victims' families, whose names the celebrities...