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  • LéaLA celebrates Spanish-language books this weekend

     
    This weekend is the second annual LeaLA, a celebration of Spanish-language literature connected to the famed Guadalajara Book Festival....
  • Pithy posters for writers

     
    Quotes by authors are brought to life in a witty poster series by artist Evan Robertson, currently for sale on Etsy....
  • Astral Weeks: 'Another conversation bleeds into yours'

    Astral Weeks: 'Another conversation bleeds into yours'
    While assembling my notes for a review of the Library of America anthology "American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny" (Library of America, two volumes, edited by Peter Straub: "From Poe to the Pulps," 746 pp., $35; "From the 1940s to Now," 714 pp....
  • 'What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going' by Damion Searls

    What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going Damion Searls Dalkey Archive Press: 102 pp., $12.95 paper What do André Gide, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Yasushi Inoue, Vladimir Nabokov and Tommaso Landolfi have in common? They are authors whose work inspired the...
  • Shades of Philip K. Dick

    Shades of Philip K. Dick
    If you're a Philip K. Dick fan, and even if you're not, the best way to start reading Christopher Miller's second novel, "The Cardboard Universe: A Guide to the World of Phoebus K. Dank" (Harper Perennial: 522 pp., $14.99 paper), might be to open the...
  • 'The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps' by William Styron

    'The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps' by William Styron
    The Suicide Run Five Tales of the Marine Corps William Styron Random House: 198 pp., $24 The business -- and I use the word advisedly -- of posthumous publication is a troubling one. We honor our dear dead. Yet there are certain kinds of attention...
  • 'The Man Who Loved Books Too Much' by Allison Hoover Bartlett

    'The Man Who Loved Books Too Much' by Allison Hoover Bartlett
    There are people who love books, people who love to collect books and people who love books, particularly rare ones, so much that they're willing to steal them. Books coveted by collectors can be quite valuable -- say, a first Italian edition of...
  • 'The Original of Laura' by Vladimir Nabokov, edited by Dmitri Nabokov

    'The Original of Laura' by Vladimir Nabokov, edited by Dmitri Nabokov
    The Original of Laura (Dying Is Fun) Vladimir Nabokov Edited by Dmitri Nabokov Alfred A. Knopf: 280 pp., $35 In the fall of 1976, a newspaper contacted Vladimir Nabokov in his Swiss refuge and asked him which books he had recently read. He responded...
  • VIDEO: Anne Hathaway read 'Alice in Wonderland' thanks to Vladimir Nabokov

     
    Anne Hathaway was being honored for her philanthropy at the Variety Power of Women luncheon last week. But we had to ask her about shooting "Alice in Wonderland," her Red Queen costume, etc. Turns out she was a big fan......
  • The reviews pour in for Nabokov's 'The Original of Laura'

     
    After being locked up in a Swiss vault for decades, Vladimir Nabokov's final work, "The Original of Laura," has been published by his son, Dmitri. Although Nabokov left instructions with his wife that his last novel-in-progress -- written on 138......
  • Vintage review: even in 1958, 'Lolita' was esthetic bliss

     
    This week, we review "The Original of Laura," the last book written -- partially written, anyway -- by Vladimir Nabokov. This unfinished work may provide "some precious insight into Nabokov's compositional methods," our reviewer James Marcus writes, but...