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  • A rumination on books not yet read

    A rumination on books not yet read
    Sometimes I wonder how many books I've read in my four decades. Thousands, anyway — maybe tens of thousands — since the first one, about a choo-choo, when I was not quite 3. Right up to Anne Carson's “Autobiography of Red,” finished yesterday, a book that had sat mocking me on my bookshelf for 12 years, now at last passed over that invisible boundary between books I have read and books I intend to read, someday, as soon as I finish this one, and this other one, and these. 
  • Review: 'The Way the World Works' maps Nicholson Baker's mind

     Review: 'The Way the World Works' maps Nicholson Baker's mind
    -------------------- The Way the World Works Essays Nicholson Baker Simon & Schuster: 319 pp., $25 -------------------- Nicholson Baker's new book, "The Way the World Works," is a miscellany: a collection of 34 essays originally published in...

    Literary pilgrimage to Virginia vistas is done in honor of author Dillard

    Literary pilgrimage to Virginia vistas is done in honor of author Dillard
    DALEVILLE, Va. — It is a tough uphill hike to Tinker Cliffs. The distinctive cliffs of light-colored sandstone stretch nearly half a mile atop Tinker Mountain at an elevation of 3,000 feet along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The cliffs...

    At Orlando Museum of Art: Jimm Roberts' photos capture Florida's cultural history

    At Orlando Museum of Art: Jimm Roberts' photos capture Florida's cultural history
    To stand in the main gallery at Orlando Museum of Art is to be surrounded by greatness. Playwright Edward Albee, of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" fame, looks out from one wall; artist Robert Rauschenberg from another. There's "Tales of the South...

    Chicago's Feltre School

    Chicago's Feltre School
    Chicago's Feltre School offers discussion of the great works, in a no-commitment setting. One thing to know about our book club: The discussions are intelligent without being fussy, and fun without being frivolous. Author we'd most like to meet: Yann...