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The Swann Gallery in New York is holding a large auction of 20th century illustrations that features the works of Maurice Sendak. There are many books by Sendak and those he illustrated, some original sketches, signed books and a first edition of "Where...
-------------------- Fobbit A Novel David Abrams Black Cat: 372 pp., $15 paper -------------------- In "Going After Cacciato," Tim O'Brien's brilliantly inventive 1978 novel, the title character seeks to escape the madness of 20th-century warfare...
Jacket CopyThe Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
Los Angeles TimesThoughts Without Cigarettes A Memoir Oscar Hijuelos Gotham Books: 367 pp., $27.50 Was there ever a time and place more alive and unpredictable than New York City in the middle decades of the 20th century? Oscar Hijuelos was lucky enough to live there...
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Company TownJohn Calley: Well-known Hollywood figure John Calley, who led three studios, including most recently Sony Pictures, and produced films such as "Catch-22," "The Remains of the Day" and "The Da Vinci Code," died Tuesday at age 81....
After "The Catcher in the Rye" exploded onto the literary scene in 1951, author J.D. Salinger had what every writer yearns for -- money, fame and critical acclaim. "Catcher" became a touchstone for the teenage culture just emerging in post-World War II...
Allah, Liberty and Love The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom Irshad Manji Simon & Schuster: $25 The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences....
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Jacket CopyMonday'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......
Opinion L.A.Some of those watching the Oscars on Sunday probably pined for the good old days of hosts Bob Hope and, later, Johnny Carson. Not me, though. (OK, full disclosure, I didn't actually watch the Oscars; I had the Knicks-Heat game......
The Ask A Novel Sam Lipsyte Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 296 pp., $25 According to Santa Fe Institute economist Samuel Bowles, roughly one out of every four Americans is now employed guarding the wealth of the rich. This "guard labor" is loosely defined...
'Lost' reading list: the show's creators discuss literary influences, from Stephen King to Flannery O'ConnorShow TrackerEver since Sawyer was shown reading âWatership Downâ in Season One of âLost,â an abundance of carefully placed works of literature have been featured on the show (in gym bags, on book shelves, in episode titles), spawning âLo...
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