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Let's say you're getting, or giving, a new tablet or an e-reader (iPad, Kobo, Nook or Kindle Fire) for the holidays. Here's an idea for what to do with it: Load it first with free books. Thanks to Project Gutenberg, as well as the cultural gift known as...
Jacket CopyHappy 85th birthday, Marilyn Monroe, reader of Ulysses and Bertrand Russell....
Book review: 'At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing,' edited by George Kimball and John SchulianSpecial to the Los Angeles TimesAt the Fights American Writers on Boxing Edited by George Kimball & John Schulian Library of America: 517 pp., $35 Part freak show, part sitcom, part mortal combat — ah, yes, behold the world of professional prizefighting, the face-break...
Jacket CopyThe much-photographed, much-filmed Marilyn Monroe has been dead since 1962. So does she have anything new to tell us? A little bit. "Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes and Letters by Marilyn Monroe" is just what it says it is, according to......
"For Sherrell, Who's helped show me the way from my earliest recollections, and whose love and spirit -- abundant in every way -- are a large part of the life behind this book and the life in this book. My Love Always, Roy. Old Chatham, NY, 12/25/82." On...
By Nick Owchar Like many an excellent chronicler of village life, Lauren Groff gives us early in "The Monsters of Templeton" (Voice/Hyperion: 364 pp., $24.95) an ensemble view of the citizens of Templeton, a place very closely modeled on Cooperstown, N....
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterONE OF THE ways to recognize truly great writers is that even their mistakes engage us. Philip Roth is our greatest living novelist, and his new book, "Indignation," is an irritating, puzzling and fascinating bundle of mistakes, miscalculations and self-...
IN PERSON, 75-year-old Philip Roth seems anything but indignant. Seated on a couch in the inner sanctum of his agent's office, he is soft-spoken, prone to long, thoughtful pauses. Even his clothing -- khaki pants, brown shoes, an Oxford shirt with a light...
Behind every American coming-of-age story stands a single passage, in which George Willard, Sherwood Anderson's alter-ego, sits in a carriage of the B&O railroad, waiting to leave Winesburg, Ohio: The young man, going out of his town to meet the...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterRay Bradbury is the first Los Angeles writer many people read. He's also the first reasonably serious writer -- someone concerned with political and moral themes -- many encounter. His early science-fiction novels and story collections have drawn readers,...
Tags: Book, Genres, Jules Verne, Ray Bradbury, Society
For a confederation of supposed liberals, public radio can be awfully conservative. Ask someone to name a public radio show, any public radio show, and the chances are the answer will have been around during the Reagan administration: "A Prairie Home...
Literary editorA boy moves away from his small-town central Illinois home after his father murders a tenant farmer. Years later, an occasional childhood playmate ignores the boy in a high school corridor. Out of that awkward, wordless moment emerged "So Long, See You...
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