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  • Literary auction at Bonhams & Butterfields today

     
    Monday's auction of fine books, manuscripts and historical photographs at Bonhams & Butterfields begins at 10 a.m. PDT. Among the signature pieces are a world atlas, dating from the late 1500s, with vivid color maps, detailed drawings of the locals......
  • Writer Yiyun Li named MacArthur "genius" Fellow

     
    Author Yiyun Li is a 2010 MacArthur Fellow, it was announced today. Li, who lives in northern California and is an assistant professor at UC Davis, was giddy when The Times reached her by phone. What will the fellowship mean......
  • Have you faced Kindle prejudice?

     
    Have you experienced anti-Kindle prejudice? New York Times writer Nick Bilton has. On Monday, he went to a Manhattan coffee shop, placed an order, sat down and pulled out his Kindle. As he explains in a blog post at the......
  • 'Do I look strange?' Authors' (best) last words

     
    Born and raised in Scotland, Robert Louis Stevenson, who would grow up to write "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," was never very healthy. Driven by a restlessness and desire to find a......
  • 'Lost' reading list: the show's creators discuss literary influences, from Stephen King to Flannery O'Connor

     
    Ever since Sawyer was shown reading “Watership Down” in Season One of “Lost,” an abundance of carefully placed works of literature have been featured on the show (in gym bags, on book shelves, in episode titles), spawning “Lo...
  • 'Roaratorio' restored, coming to Disney Hall

     
    Fueled on Guinness, John Cage undertook one of the most daunting tasks of his hardly undaunting career when he decided to make, for West German Radio, a soundscape of James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake.” He traveled around Ireland for a month,......
  • Dance review: Merce Cunningham's 'Roaratorio' at Disney Hall

     
    A lot of people in contemporary dance feel secretly relieved that choreographer Merce Cunningham is no longer around. Yes, yes, Cunningham, who died July 2009 at age 90, was a beloved father-figure and mentor in the modern dance world. But......
  • Bloomsday all over

     
    James Joyce's landmark novel "Ulysses" follows the peregrinations of Leopold Bloom around Dublin, Ireland, during a single day. That day, as fans of Joyce know, is June 16, and it's become known as Bloomsday in celebrations around the world. Here......
  • Brand X Files: Rob Reiner's 'Flipped', Gates and Buffett's billion $ gambit, ReJoyce, it's Bloomsday!

     
    The $600-billion challenge: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett are asking the nation's billionaires to pledge to give at least half their net worth to charity, in their lifetimes or at death. If their campaign succeeds, it could change the...
  • The author and the mobster

     
    The Times received some puzzled inquires about the article in Sunday’s National Briefing column headlined “Son of Mobster Spillane Dies.” The piece reported the death of Robert Spillane, “the son of legendary New York City mobster Mickey Spillane....
  • Who do you write like?

     
    Are your characters as snazzy as James Bond? Are your sentences lyrical as those in "Lolita"? Pop a few paragraphs into the website I Write Like to find out if you write like Ian Fleming or Vladimir Nabokov. You might......