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  • Manny Farber: A film critic not in awe of Hollywood

    Manny Farber: A film critic not in awe of Hollywood
    Farber on Film The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber Edited by Robert Polito Library of America: 824 pp., $40 At this year's Academy Awards, the most incongruous moment came during the "In Memoriam" roll call. Among the distinguished deceased...
  • '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...
  • 'A Bomb in Every Issue' by Peter Richardson

    'A Bomb in Every Issue' by Peter Richardson
    Live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse. That's the stuff of myth, but Ramparts pulled it off. Published for just 13 years, the San Francisco magazine not only blew the cover off the biggest stories of its era, it also helped set the...
  • The critics: 5 new titles worth checking out

    The critics: 5 new titles worth checking out
    CRITICISM IN AMERICAN CULTURE: New releases Here are five titles that put the lie to the notion that criticism is a dying art. Corn Flakes With John Lennon And Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life Robert Hilburn Rodale: 280 pp., $24.99 Hilburn,...
  • James Purdy dies at 94; writer best known for underground classics

    James Purdy, a shocking realist and surprising romantic writer who in underground classics including "Cabot Wright Begins" and "Eustace Chisholm and the Works" inspired censorious outrage and lasting admiration, has died. Harold Associates, his literary...
  • 'Reborn: Journals & Notebooks 1947-1963' by Susan Sontag, edited by David Rieff

    Reborn Journals & Notebooks 1947-1963 Susan Sontag, edited by David Rieff Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 318 pp., $25 In September 2006, an excerpt of Susan Sontag's diaries, edited by her son, David Rieff, was published in the New York Times magazine,...
  • Where's Weldon?

    Where's Weldon?
    The poet Weldon Kees was born in Beatrice, Neb., in 1914, though what's best known about him is that on July 18, 1955, his car was found abandoned with the keys still in the ignition in a parking lot on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge....
  • 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......