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  • 'The Animals' illuminates Isherwood-Bachardy love story

     'The Animals' illuminates Isherwood-Bachardy love story
    Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy — one of L.A.'s most famous literary couples — met on a beach in 1952, when the former was 49 and the latter 18. From the beginning, they had a complex, passionate, non-monogamous relationship, unequal in...
  • 'Book of You' echoes a violent Grimm fairy tale for modern times

    'Book of You' echoes a violent Grimm fairy tale for modern times
    Although they are considered children's stories today, fairy tales were originally written for adults, with significant contributions made by German, Danish and French writers like the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen....
  • Woman who invented her Holocaust memoir must return $22.5 million

    In her book "Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years," Misha Defonseca wrote of her experience of being a young Jewish girl on her own during World War II, fleeing into the woods where she was adopted by wolves, and killing a Nazi soldier. None of it...
  • Valeria Luiselli's 'Faces in the Crowd' seeks poets in a city

    New York, that city of bohemian encounters, has a special place in the history of Spanish-language literature. José Martí, Cuba's national poet, lived for a time in New York. So did the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, who penned "Poeta en Nueva...
  • Special signed Oscar Wilde edition may bring $100,000 at auction

    Special signed Oscar Wilde edition may bring $100,000 at auction
    Legenday wit Oscar Wilde spent two unpleasant years in prison in England for "gross indecency" -- how officials in 1895 chose to describe homosexual activity. The socialite playwright, whose comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" had debuted earlier...
  • In new book, man claims Zodiac killer was his father

    In new book, man claims Zodiac killer was his father
    In a new memoir, "The Most Dangerous Animal of All," Gary L. Stewart claims that the infamous Zodiac killer was his father. The book was kept under wraps by publisher HarperCollins until its release Tuesday. Authorities say the Zodiac killer murdered at...
  • The secret of George R.R. Martin's success: WordStar on a DOS machine

    George R.R. Martin has created -- and killed -- beloved characters in his books and on screen. And he's done it all running a computer program that's older than many of his fans. Martin appeared on "Conan" on Tuesday night to talk about "Game of...
  • The Santa Ana winds and the literature of Los Angeles

    The Santa Ana winds and the literature of Los Angeles
    “There was a desert wind blowing that night,” Raymond Chandler writes in the famous opening to his novella “Red Wind.” “It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair...
  • For Philip Roth, retirement means hanging with Stephen Colbert

    Philip Roth has declared his retirement from writing and even from giving interviews. While for many retirement means departing for Florida and its early-bird specials, Roth is doing something different: appearing on "The Colbert Report." Roth will...
  • Century Books founders Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi on the same page

    Century Books founders Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi on the same page
    The gig: Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi are the founders of Century Books, a used bookstore on Green Street in Pasadena. Judith and Steve were voracious readers while growing up in their native Hungary. After defecting to the United States in 1986, each...
  • Man vs. Novel: Bear Grylls' big book deal

    Man vs. Novel: Bear Grylls' big book deal
    Bear Grylls, the British-born survivalist and star of the reality television show "Man vs. Wild," has done many crazy and dangerous things in his life.  He's circled the British Isles on a Jet Ski, been nearly paralyzed in a parachuting accident,...