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  • The literary side of Marilyn Monroe

    The literary side of Marilyn Monroe
    Since her death on Aug. 5, 1962, hundreds of books about Marilyn Monroe have been published by various writers, ranging from famous names such as Norman Mailer, Gloria Steinem and Joyce Carol Oates, to people who worked with her on movie sets. With so many choices, its hard to navigate through the Monroe oeuvre, but here are 10 volumes that should nourish the soul of her most ardent fans.
  • Book review: 'People Who Eat Darkness' is a masterful true crime tale

    Book review: 'People Who Eat Darkness' is a masterful true crime tale
    People Who Eat Darkness The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished From the Streets of Tokyo — and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up Richard Lloyd Parry FSG Originals: 464 pp., $16 paper Americans have an advantage in reading "People Who Eat...

    Maurice Sendak dies at 83; author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'

    Maurice Sendak dies at 83; author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'
    He had already been proclaimed "the Picasso of children's books" by Time magazine when Maurice Sendak, then in his 30s, wrote and illustrated "Where the Wild Things Are," a dark fantasy that became one of the 10 bestselling children's books of all time....

    On Sunday: T.C. Boyle's basement, David Treuer and more

     
    A look at T.C. Boyle's papers that were in his basement but worth big money to the Ransom Center at the University of Texas.

    Barney Rosset: 'Most important' U.S. publisher of the 20th century

     
    In a remembrance, Book Critic David L. Ulin calls Barney Rosset, former head of Grove Press, "the most important American publisher of the 20th century."