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  • 'Truth in Advertising' has a cinematic sense of motion

    'Truth in Advertising' has a cinematic sense of motion
    Fin Dolan aspires to something meaningful, but he can't put his finger on what it might be. He is chronically unattached, generally the smartest person in the room, and employed by a New York media company that offers endless opportunities for mockery. This is by now a familiar setup for a novel, a subgenre launched in 1984 by Jay McInerney's "Bright Lights, Big City."
  • This is something we must not forget

    "The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting." It's one of Milan Kundera's most famous lines, from his novel "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting." It's one worth keeping in mind as we approach March 20, the 10th...

    Book review: 'House of Holes' by Nicholson Baker

    Book review: 'House of Holes' by Nicholson Baker
    House of Holes A Book of Raunch Nicholson Baker Simon & Schuster: 262 pp., $25 Nicholson Baker wasn't kidding when he subtitled "House of Holes," his new novel, "A Book of Raunch." Indeed, it's a bona fide filth-fest, so unrelentingly graphic that...

    Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...

    Michael Henry Heim dies at 69; UCLA scholar, translator

    Michael Henry Heim dies at 69; UCLA scholar, translator
    Michael Henry Heim, a literary translator and humble philanthropist whose teaching, activism and widely admired translations of works by such writers as G√ľnter Grass and Milan Kundera helped bring the voices of contemporary world literature into the...