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Review: Sarah Manguso Offers Crumbs Relating to Her Diary

5 hours 26 min ago
“Ongoingness: The End of a Diary,” Sarah Manguso’s third book of nonfiction, is a piece of work about 800,000 words of introspection.






Bookends: Which Books Do You Read Over and Over Again?

12 hours 23 min ago
Dana Stevens and Rivka Galchen discuss the books they return to, and why.






Paul Beatty, Author of ‘The Sellout,’ on Finding Humor in Issues of Race

March 2, 2015 - 2:44pm
Mr. Beatty’s satirical take on race spares no person or piety.






Review: ‘Lucky Alan,’ Jonathan Lethem’s Dreamlike Tales of Seclusion

March 2, 2015 - 12:22pm
The people in this collection of stories tend to live in their own fortresses of solitude, cut off by fate, choice or temperament.






‘Why Not Say What Happened,’ by Morris Dickstein

March 2, 2015 - 8:32am
A memoir mixes biography and intellectual history.






Irvine Welsh’s ‘The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins’

March 2, 2015 - 8:32am
Irvine Welsh’s tale of abduction and mutual obsession.






‘The Age of Dignity,’ by Ai-jen Poo With Ariane Conrad

March 2, 2015 - 8:32am
Changing how society deals with caregiving.






Laura van den Berg’s ‘Find Me’

March 2, 2015 - 8:32am
Laura van den Berg’s heroine picks her way across an American wasteland, searching for the mother who abandoned her.






Bookends: James Baldwin Denounced Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ As a ‘Protest Novel.’ Was He Right?

March 2, 2015 - 8:32am
Ayana Mathis and Pankaj Mishra discuss Baldwin’s indictment of “Native Son,” which was published 75 years ago.






ArtsBeat: Marina Abramovic to Publish a Memoir in 2016

March 2, 2015 - 7:09am
The book, to be published by Crown Archetype, will coincide with the artist’s 70th birthday.






‘Please Stop Helping Us’ and ‘Shame’

March 2, 2015 - 2:00am
Two black conservatives argue that a sense of victimhood, not social forces, creates problems for African-Americans.






Books of The Times: Review: In Olen Steinhauer’s ‘All the Old Knives,’ Exes Recall Love and Blood

March 1, 2015 - 1:55pm
In this thriller, former lovers and colleagues in espionage meet at a California restaurant to recall a tryst and resurrect memories of a hostage crisis.






Yasar Kemal, Master Turkish Novelist and Strident Political Critic, Is Dead

February 28, 2015 - 3:09pm
Mr. Kemal repeatedly clashed with the Turkish state while emerging as his country’s first novelist of global stature.