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-------------------- Woes of the True Policeman A Novel Roberto Bolaño, translated from Spanish by Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 256 pp., $25 -------------------- An early death isn't the end for a writer. Like a special dispensation from...
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Los Angeles Times Book CriticIf the last week has taught us anything, it’s the power, and limitations, of political narrative. First, there was Hurricane Sandy, which brought climate change back into the presidential race — and led to an essential photo op: President...
D.T. Max knew what he was getting into when he decided to write a biography of David Foster Wallace. In March 2009, he published a long piece in the New Yorker about Wallace's suicide and the author's inability to finish "The Pale King," the novel left...
For a handful of people, Clarice Lispector's "A Breath of Life" being published in English for the first time is very good news. Sadly, that handful is fairly small. Lispector, an extraordinarily gifted writer who revolutionized Brazilian letters, was...
Every year around this time, a few notable lines from a few notable commencement speeches start insinuating themselves into the canon of "words to live by." Recent favorites include Steve Jobs' 2005 speech at Stanford ("Your time is limited, so don't...
Jacket CopyCountry star Dolly Parton will publish a new book of inspirational wisdom, based on a commencement speech she gave in 2009....
Tribune newspapers-------------------- Farther Away Essays Jonathan Franzen Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 322 pp., $26 -------------------- I didn't much like Jonathan Franzen's essay "Farther Away" when I read it a year ago in the New Yorker. A complicated mishmash of a...
Jacket CopyIn Sunday books: a talk with UCLA author Alain Mabanckou, plus reviews of the latest by Jonathan Franzen, lumber as history and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's letters and diaries....
Pop & HissR. Kelly has written 32 new chapters in his "Trapped in the Closet" saga, while "American Idol's" Adam Lambert was briefly detained in a Finnish jail after a bar fight with his boyfriend....
Jacket CopyIs the book trailer for Ben Marcus' "The Flame Alphabet" good or not?...
Jacket CopyThe work and legacy of David Foster Wallace will be the subject of a panel discussion with a critic, colleague and his biographer Saturday at Pomona College. The event is open to the public....
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