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Books of The Times: Turning the Lens Around on Richard Avedon

3 hours 35 min ago
In “Avedon: Something Personal,” by Norma Stevens and Steven M. L. Aronson, friends and colleagues remember the fashion photographer who revolutionized his field.
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New & Noteworthy

5 hours 37 min ago
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Nonfiction: Are the American West’s Wildfires Inevitable?

6 hours 49 min ago
Michael Kodas’s “Megafire” and Edward Struzik’s “Firestorm” analyse the misguided history and dire results of America’s wildfire management policy.
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Nonfiction: Making Citizens’ Lives Better

13 hours 32 min ago
David Goldfield’s “The Gifted Generation” explains the importance of government.
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Fiction: Lives Other Than His Own

13 hours 32 min ago
In Jenny Erpenbeck’s timely novel, a retired classics professor finds his routine existence transformed when he befriends a group of African refugees.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Reading about Reading

13 hours 32 min ago
Seeking books about other books and about the people who contribute to, live and breathe the world of literature.
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Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Freely Available Online

Mon 12-11-2017, 12:00 pm
The Harry Ransom Center in Texas has digitized and made available roughly half of the novelist’s archive, including a draft of an unpublished memoir.
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Front Burner: For Spoon Collectors and Design Enthusiasts

Mon 12-11-2017, 10:19 am
“Spoon” by Daniel Rozensztroch captures the humble utensil in myriad forms.
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Books of The Times: Adding Up a Prolific Poet’s Charming Weather Reports

Mon 12-11-2017, 8:45 am
“The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons” showcases, in two very large volumes, the friendly and searching style of a writer who twice won the National Book Award.
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‘Cat Person’ in The New Yorker: A Discussion With the Author

Mon 12-11-2017, 7:47 am
The short fiction piece made an enormous splash after it was published in The New Yorker, prompting discussions about dating, power and consent.
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Nonfiction: The Hand of the Comic Artist

Mon 12-11-2017, 12:00 am
Manohla Dargis reviews two new books that examine the aesthetics and the business of comics, from Superman to R. Crumb.
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Nonfiction: The Comic Strip’s Heyday in ‘Cartoon County’

Mon 12-11-2017, 12:00 am
Cullen Murphy recounts his coming-of-age among the elites of American illustration.
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Newsbook: 3 Homages to Nature

Sat 12-09-2017, 3:00 am
In these books, Henry Thoreau, John Muir and Terry Tempest Williams relish in the beauty (and lament the destruction) of our national parks.
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Profile: Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Fri 12-08-2017, 6:08 pm
Mekong Review’s contributors include some of the best-known authors, journalists and academics who follow the region.
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Jean d’Ormesson, ‘Immortal’ French Man of Letters, Dies at 92

Fri 12-08-2017, 1:36 pm
Once the youngest of the Académie Française’s 40 “immortals,” he became a national figure through his writings and television appearances.
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The Book Review Podcast: ‘The Second Coming of the KKK’

Fri 12-08-2017, 10:09 am
Linda Gordon talks about “The Second Coming of the KKK”; Scott Kelly discusses “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery”; and editors from the Book Review talk about our 10 Best Books of 2017.
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Books of The Times: A Polite Drive for Secession in ‘Radio Free Vermont’

Fri 12-08-2017, 9:09 am
The well-known environmentalist Bill McKibben turns his hand to satire in this novel about an old-school radio host who falls backward into the revolution business.
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Nonfiction: The Last Civic Remnant of Authentic Spirituality at Christmastime

Fri 12-08-2017, 8:19 am
Jonathan Keates’s “Messiah: The Composition and Afterlife of Handel’s Masterpiece” seeks to save the oratorio from centuries of misinterpretatin.
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Books News: Jacqueline Woodson to Explore Belonging in Two Upcoming Books

Fri 12-08-2017, 7:56 am
A middle-grade novel and a picture book, to be published in 2018, explore what being American really means.
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Children’s Books: Your Kid Just Learned to Read. What Books Come Next?

Fri 12-08-2017, 6:51 am
These beautifully illustrated chapter books for brand new readers are very short — and very, very good.
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