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  • Salinger, Pynchon & Co.: When writers are recluses

    They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment. They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom,...
  • Richard Poirier dies at 83; literary critic helped found Library of America

    Richard Poirier dies at 83; literary critic helped found Library of America
    Richard Poirier, a literary critic and writer who was one of the founders of the Library of America, a monumental effort to keep American literary classics in print and accessible to the reading public, died Aug. 15 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York. He...
  • The counterlife

    AH, longevity. Without it, we would have to think differently about Philip Roth. Despite the success and notoriety (and, yes, outright brilliance) of "Goodbye, Columbus" and "Portnoy's Complaint," his early career is, frankly, spotty, marked by minor...
  • Is American fiction dead?

     
    Yes, J.D. Salinger is dead; he died Jan. 27, exactly a year after the death of John Updike. And yes, we lost Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer in 2007. But do four deceased literary lions constitute a death sentence for......
  • Battle of the New York literary balls

     
    This week, the Paris Review announced that it will hold its annual spring gala, the Revel, on April 13. Philip Roth -- whose first story was published in the magazine in 1958 -- will be presented with its Hadada Award.......
  • Can Nick Cave rival Bad Sex Award favorite Philip Roth?

     
    British magazine the Literary Review has announced the shortlist of finalists for its Bad Sex Award. The contenders list could be plucked from any highbrow literary award competition: John Banville has won a Booker, Amos Oz has been awarded the......
  • Author of 'The Ice Storm' tries storytelling on Twitter

     
    Rick Moody, the author of "The Ice Storm," is publishing a short story on Twitter, 140 characters at a time. Moody took up the challenge when it was suggested by the innovative new magazine Electric Literature, which is publishing "Some......
  • 'Afghan Star': a striking documentary look at the country we're trying to save

     
    If Barack Obama was looking for a way to persuade the American people that we should be sending another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, he couldn't find a better weapon than the film "Afghan Star." A British-financed documentary that is the......
  • The Coen brothers' 'A Serious Man': More Jewish than matzo balls?

     
    In the back pages of the press notes for the Coen brothers' "A Serious Man," where filmmakers always tell you how environmentally sensitive they've been in the course of making the movie, we learn that "No Jews were harmed in......
  • U.S. Tightens Border; DiMaggio and the Angels?

     
    Sept. 22, 1969: The U.S. tightens inspections at the border as part of Operation Intercept. And hippies gather at Griffith Park. Akron had everything for the swinging bachelor pad -- including armor. Al Capp satirized all sorts of people and popular...
  • Herta Muller wins Nobel Prize in Literature

     
    An ethnic German born in Romania, writer Herta M??ller has won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. The 56-year-old, who emigrated to Germany in 1987, has made the trials of living under Nicolae Ceau??escu's dictatorship a focus of her work.......