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Crime: John Harvey's 'Darkness, Darkness' and More

4 hours 17 min ago
“Darkness, Darkness,” John Harvey’s final novel in his series featuring Inspector Charlie Resnick, strikes an elegiac tone.






Books of The Times: ‘On Immunity: An Inoculation,’ Essays by Eula Biss

7 hours 34 min ago
Eula Biss examines beliefs about filth and purity, from environmental toxins to vaccinations, in “On Immunity: An Inoculation.”






Bookends: ‘The Giving Tree’: Tender Story of Unconditional Love or Disturbing Tale of Selfishness?

9 hours 49 min ago
Anna Holmes and Rivka Galchen reconsider Shel Silverstein’s classic, published 50 years ago.






ArtsBeat: Kirkus Announces Finalists for Book Prizes

10 hours 48 min ago
Siri Hustvedt, Dinaw Mengestu, Roz Chast and Thomas Piketty are among the finalists for the first annual awards.






Books of The Times: ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones,’ a Memoir by Charles M. Blow

September 29, 2014 - 10:56am
“Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” a memoir by Charles M. Blow, reveals his struggles with the standards of race and masculinity while growing up in small-town rural Louisiana.






Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon’s E-Book Tactics

September 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
Many more writers have signed on to Authors United, a group not only challenging Amazon on its Hachette dealings, but also asking federal authorities to investigate it on antitrust matters.






Turning a Book Tour Into a Literary Circus (and a Hot Ticket)

September 28, 2014 - 3:02pm
Now in author mode, the young TV star and filmmaker Lena Dunham is promoting her book of essays on a tour that includes literary authors and performances by “remarkable, special weirdos.”






Television Review: ‘The 50 Year Argument,’ an HBO Documentary

September 28, 2014 - 2:31pm
“The 50 Year Argument,” directed by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi, looks at the history of The New York Review of Books.






Books of The Times: In ‘Lila,’ Marilynne Robinson Gives a Prequel to ‘Gilead’

September 28, 2014 - 2:21pm
In “Lila,” Marilynne Robinson tells the back story of the heroine in her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Gilead.”