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In a widely circulated interview with Publishers Weekly, writer Claire Messud was asked if she would want to be friends with the protagonist of her new novel, "The Woman Upstairs." She responded with frustration: "For heaven’s sake, what kind of...
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Some fine actors have contracted to appear in "How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)," a multi-generational family comedy premiering Wednesday night on ABC. It should do their careers no lasting harm. It is the sort of neither-here-...
I’m of two minds about “Philip Roth: Unmasked,” the “American Masters” documentary that airs Friday night on PBS. On the one hand, it’s always a pleasure to hear Roth, who turned 80 this month and recently announced...
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The room is arranged like a gallery, hung with photographs of various sizes and shapes, framed and unframed, surrounding the artist Catherine Opie, who looks pleased as she observes from a rocking chair. This studio built behind her house in West...
When I was a 30-year-old MFA student just starting the Creative Writing program in fiction at UC Irvine, I sat down with my advisor. So, she asked me, what are your plans for your two years here? Well, I said, I figure I’ll write a collection of...
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...
Tags: Chicago Tribune, Literature, Long Island, Fiction, Depression
Essays sneak up on us. They are — or often feel — accidental: the record of a writer wrestling with an idea, an observation, a slice of experience, of a writer figuring it out. They have a conditional quality, as if they could go in any...
Jacket CopyAre you ready for Oprah's Book Club 2.0? Bring your Kindles, if you like....
Jacket CopyNovelist Helen DeWitt takes issue with the romantic idea that a writer is a person who has to write....
Jacket CopyBarbara Demick says that" real Sarajevans don’t like to talk about the war," but her book, "Logavina Street," follows the lives of a small community during the conflict. It has been re-released, with additional materials, commemorating the 20th...
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....
Culture MonsterThe Broadway run of the Pulitzer Prize winning play "Clybourne Park" has been canceled by producer Scott Rudin....
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