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  • 'The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 1, 1929-1940' edited by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck

    'The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 1, 1929-1940' edited by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck
    Death's shadow frequently sends literary reputation into critical eclipse. Not so the Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett, who has seemed to rise further in our esteem with every year that has passed since his death in 1989 at the age of 83. Of the great...
  • Book review: 'I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections' by Nora Ephron

    Book review: 'I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections' by Nora Ephron
    I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections Nora Ephron Alfred A. Knopf: 142 pp., $22.95 It's good to be Nora Ephron. When you're Nora Ephron, you can get Meryl Streep, who once played a fictionalized version of you, to star as Julia Child in your...
  • 'The Possessed' by Elif Batuman

    'The Possessed' by Elif Batuman
    The Possessed Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them Elif Batuman Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 304 pp., $15 Elif Batuman teaches at Stanford University, and her first book of essays, "The Possessed," dances between autobiography,...
  • Novelist's remembrance of mentor Susan Sontag

    Novelist's remembrance of mentor Susan Sontag
    When novelist Sigrid Nunez accepted a part-time job helping Susan Sontag cope with correspondence that had built up during her first bout with cancer, she thought that she'd found exactly the job she needed: one that would not interfere with her own...
  • A study of silence and separation

    A study of silence and separation
    “Curious Silence” at the Brand Library Art Gallery is an exploration of types and causes of silence. The premise of the exhibition is an essay, printed in the exhibition brochure, written by A.S. Hamrah, a contributing artist who delineates...
  • Fab Four Face-Off: What's Your Favorite Song From 'Magical Mystery Tour'?

     
    With the official release of the Beatles' remastered catalog now fully accomplished, Pop & Hiss asks the musical question: What would go on your Beatles mix tape? Continuing my bids for the best track on each of the Fabs' freshly......
  • Review: Mexican pianist Ana Cervantes honors Juan Rulfo

     
    Juan Rulfo was -- Susan Sontag notes in her introduction to his novel ???Pedro P??ramo??? -- a man of many silences. The great Mexican writer and seminal influence on Latin American literature in the second half of the 20th century......
  • Pomona College gets $7.5-million gift for "green" residence hall

     
    Pomona College in Claremont has received a $7.5-million donation to help build a new residence hall with high levels of energy efficiency and the use of solar power, officials have announced. The gift for the "green" building comes from Rick......
  • Truman Capote's sexy gaze and other book ads: A Q&A with Dwight Garner

     
    In "Read Me," Dwight Garner compiles a century of print ads for books, funny and formal, subtle and sensational. Garner is a longtime book critic at the New York Times, where he also has blogged at Paper Cuts. For his......
  • Forgotten treasures of the last century, from 25 writers

     
    In 1999, the L.A. Times asked dozens of writers to look back at the prior century and share books they considered lost treasures -- books they loved that had slipped out of sight. Although the authors were formidable -- including......
  • Laura Linney and Anna Gunn: Portraits in excellence

     
    Reporting from New York Plagiarism isn’t a common theatrical vice. Actors of originality find their own way, discovering a character's reality in the depths of their singular individuality. This enduring truth was brought home after seeing Laura...