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  • D.T. Max takes on the life of David Foster Wallace

     D.T. Max takes on the life of David Foster Wallace
    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...
  • Daum: 2012's pop song for grads

     Daum: 2012's pop song for grads
    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...
  • Pulitzer Prize problems: Fiction jurors speak out

     
    Two of three judges who selected the Pulitzer Prize fiction finalists have spoken out about no prize being awarded in the category this year....
  • On Sunday: Alain Mabanckou, Jonathan Franzen and lumber as history

     
    In 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....
  • Dolly Parton to publish new book, 'Dream More'

     
    Country star Dolly Parton will publish a new book of inspirational wisdom, based on a commencement speech she gave in 2009....
  • Trivia quiz: Salman Rushdie's not-so-hidden life

    Trivia quiz: Salman Rushdie's not-so-hidden life
    Salman Rushdie’s new memoir of his time in hiding, "Joseph Anton," weighs in at more than 600 pages. The British-Indian author was the target of a fatwa death sentence issued by Iranian clerics. A lot of people helped him survive a decade of...
  • Roberto Bolano's 'Woes of the True Policeman' a sketchy work

    Roberto Bolano's 'Woes of the True Policeman' a sketchy work
    -------------------- Woes of the True Policeman A Novel Roberto BolaƱo, 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...
  • Karl Rove likes reading Jorge Luis Borges. Yes, that Karl Rove.

    Karl Rove likes reading Jorge Luis Borges. Yes, that Karl Rove.
    Karl Rove: Fox News commentator, conservative who caused consternation on election night, major Republican strategist. And fan of metafictional writer Jorge Luis Borges. Yes, really. The news comes from Rove's own website (via Twitter). Since 2010, Rove...
  • Review: Jonathan Franzen's 'Farther Away' wants to bridge distance

    Review: Jonathan Franzen's 'Farther Away' wants to bridge distance
    -------------------- 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...
  • How presidential candidates' stories get sold, from Nixon to now

    How presidential candidates' stories get sold, from Nixon to now
    If 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...
  • Clarice Lispector: Four novels form a picture of Brazil novelist

    Clarice Lispector: Four novels form a picture of Brazil novelist
    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...