New York Times Books

When Self-Criticism Was an Order, These Portraits Were Revolutionary

Sat 08-19-2017, 5:42 am
“Cultural Revolution Selfies,” a new book by Wang Qiuhang, includes subversive images, taken during China’s Cultural Revolution, of the photographer himself.
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Cultural Studies: 20 Years After Diana’s Death, a Happier Ending Imagined

Sat 08-19-2017, 12:01 am
In an age of alternative facts, “fan fiction” about celebrities (living and dead) has become more popular.
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Cambridge University Press Removes Academic Articles on Chinese Site

Fri 08-18-2017, 1:25 pm
The Chinese authorities had ordered the publishing house to censor more than 300 articles related to sensitive issues or its site risked being shut down.
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The Saturday Profile: A Chinese Poet’s Unusual Path From Isolated Farm Life to Celebrity

Fri 08-18-2017, 12:59 pm
Yu Xiuhua, born with cerebral palsy, lived a quiet village life. She is now a literary sensation whose vivid, erotic poems are “stained with blood.”
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The Book Review Podcast: Analyzing Freud

Fri 08-18-2017, 10:31 am
George Prochnik discusses Frederick Crews’s “Freud,” and Nancy MacLean talks about “Democracy in Chains.”
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16 Members of White House Arts Committee Resign to Protest Trump

Fri 08-18-2017, 10:28 am
Artists, authors, performers and others stepped down from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities after Mr. Trump’s remarks about white nationalists.
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Profile: Why George Guidall Is the Undisputed King of Audiobooks

Fri 08-18-2017, 10:16 am
His rich baritone has been called the voice of choice for more than 1,300 pieces of literature, including “Crime and Punishment,” “The Corrections” and plenty of Stephen King.
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To Hit a Passer and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’: A Linebacker’s Two Sides

Fri 08-18-2017, 10:11 am
The Giants’ linebacker has created a vibrant book club on Instagram, drawing fans and fellow readers.
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Sketchbook / Graphic Review: Jillian Tamaki on ‘The Sky Is Falling’

Fri 08-18-2017, 9:50 am
Jillian Tamaki revisits “The Sky Is Falling,” the children’s classic about British children evacuated to Canada during World War II.
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Open Book: Updating DNA’s Life Story

Fri 08-18-2017, 9:23 am
An updated edition of James D. Watson’s “DNA: The Story of the Genetic Revolution” includes new material on the progress in cancer research and the latest in personal genomics.
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What I Love: A Tudor Castle for Nelson DeMille

Fri 08-18-2017, 8:04 am
The best-selling author Nelson DeMille wanted a house that was appropriately large and Tudor-style — just not too Tudor.
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Art Review: Maira Kalman’s Irreverent Pictures for the Grammar Bible

Fri 08-18-2017, 5:40 am
The first New York showing of all 57 illustrations that Maira Kalman dared to make for “The Elements of Style,” the primer on writing well.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

Fri 08-18-2017, 4:50 am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: the legacy of Roland Barthes.
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Inside the List: A Science Writer Embraces Buddhism as a Path to Enlightenment

Fri 08-18-2017, 4:44 am
Robert Wright, whose book “Why Buddhism Is True” is a best seller, has been a spiritual seeker for a long time.
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Fiction: When Selling Out Brings Cash but Not Happiness

Fri 08-18-2017, 4:40 am
A writer finds commercial success in Scott Spencer’s novel “River Under the Road,” but at what cost to his self-esteem and his marriage?
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Fiction: Money, Murder and a Missing Heir in a Thriller Set in Greece

Fri 08-18-2017, 4:29 am
In Christopher Bollen’s new literary thriller, “The Destroyers,” a young playboy vanishes on the Greek island of Patmos.
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The Shortlist: Disappearing Acts: Thrillers Stalk Women With Deadly Secrets

Thu 08-17-2017, 11:00 pm
In three new thrillers the search is on: for a missing best friend, a possibly dead mom and a really angry stalker.
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Nonfiction: ‘Surfing With Sartre’: Does Riding a Wave Help Solve Existential Mysteries?

Thu 08-17-2017, 11:00 pm
In his latest book, the philosopher Aaron James finds profound meaning in his favorite pastime.
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Nonfiction: The Russian Revolution Recast as an Epic Family Tragedy

Thu 08-17-2017, 11:00 pm
Yuri Slezkine’s “The House of Government” tells the story of Bolshevik elites who became targets of their own terror.
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Paperback Row: Paperback Row

Thu 08-17-2017, 11:00 pm
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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