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  • Secrets not shared

    The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad John Stape Pantheon: 369 pp., $30 The "several lives" of Joseph Conrad have been much discussed. As John Stape declares in his preface, his biography is of the "fourth generation . . . (post Aubry and Curle, Baines,...
  • A force to be reckoned with

    A force to be reckoned with
    Bill McKibben's writing -- part art, part essay, part journalism with more than a smidgen of harangue -- has framed the thinking on environmental issues for more than a generation. Two new books out this spring, "The Bill McKibben Reader: Pieces From an...
  • 'Posthumous Keats' by Stanley Plumly

    'Posthumous Keats' by Stanley Plumly
    Posthumous Keats A Personal Biography Stanley Plumly W.W. Norton: 392 pp., $27.95 This is a beautiful book. As its subtitle suggests, the poet Stanley Plumly here provides a "personal" assessment of the life and work of John Keats; his biography has...
  • Summer heat or apocalypse? Three books offer answers.

     
    Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I???ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To......
  • Serving poetry with your pumpkin pie

     
    Many of our Thanksgiving traditions are slightly twisted versions of what really happened. There wasn't any turkey served; the first one was probably in Texas, not Massachusetts; Pilgrims didn't dress in black or wear tall hats. But if our myths......
  • Calendar: events for March and April 2008

    CALIFORNIA Taste of Yountville Mustard lovers and others can graze at this Napa Valley event, part of the annual Mustard Festival, which ends March 29. Tastings are provided by 15 area restaurants, 20 local wineries and a variety of mustard and olive-...
  • Try these Midwest city escapes

    For anyone craving an urban change of pace, Midwestern cities provide great options. Don't laugh. Whether you enjoy museums, art, theater, music, gambling or shopping, cities such as Detroit, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis...
  • Barbara Kruger goes back to school

    Barbara Kruger goes back to school
    LA JOLLA -- As your eyes plot the final few steps down the central staircase in UC San Diego's new student center, they land on a red terrazzo text panel that reads: "Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror." Not exactly a soft landing but...
  • 'Poe: A Life Cut Short,' by Peter Ackroyd

    'Poe: A Life Cut Short,' by Peter Ackroyd
    Poe A Life Cut Short Peter Ackroyd Nan. A Talese/Doubleday: 210 pp., $21.95 Peter Ackroyd is never less than instructive and, much of the time, incisive. This is a man of letters from, as it were, A to Z. Ackroyd is the accomplished author of more...
  • 'Love and Summer: A Novel' by William Trevor

    'Love and Summer: A Novel' by William Trevor
    Love and Summer A Novel William Trevor Viking: 212 pp., $25.95 That William Trevor has not yet received the Nobel Prize in Literature strikes me as a shame. Surely his absence from the list of laureates has more to do with the politics of national...
  • 'Oxford Revisited' by Justin Cartwright

    Oxford Revisited Justin Cartwright Bloomsbury: 222 pp., $18 Travel writing is a category filled with subsets and divisions, but there are two principal modes. The first is that of discovery -- a voyager sets out to find a place that he or she has never...