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  • From the archives: A novelist with an apocalyptic vision of life

    From the archives: A novelist with an apocalyptic vision of life
    Editor's note: We take a look back this week at an excerpt from a 1981 interview with Robert Stone, who died last month. At the time of the interview, Stone had just published "A Flag for Sunrise," which would go onto become a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He had already won the National Book Award in 1975 for his novel "Dog Soldiers."
  • Book review: 'The Hair of Harold Roux' by Thomas Williams

    Book review: 'The Hair of Harold Roux' by Thomas Williams
    The Hair of Harold Roux A Novel Thomas Williams Introduction by Andre Dubus III, afterword by Ann Joslin Williams Bloomsbury: 384 pp., $15 paper Thomas Williams' novel "The Hair of Harold Roux" occupies a peculiar limbo of the lost: Published in...

    Summer reading: Fiction, poetry

    Busy Monsters William Giraldi W.W. Norton: $24.95 When a mediocre writer's bride-to-be leaves him to search for a legendary giant squid, he treks across the continent seeking counsel from nefarious creatures on how to win back her affections. (August)...

    Rethinking Hemingway 50 years after his death

    Rethinking Hemingway 50 years after his death
    Boozy, boorish and self-besotted, the world-famous writer in Woody Allen's current hit film, "Midnight in Paris," is kind of a clown. And, as played by actor Corey Stoll, he's an instantly recognizable replica of the author of "The Sun Also Rises" and...

    Counting on the generosity of the crowd

    Counting on the generosity of the crowd
    Robert Stone was a healthy baby until he was 13 months old. Then, over three or four days, he became unresponsive and lost the use of his limbs. His bewildered parents put him through one medical test after another, each yielding inconclusive results....