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  • 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...
  • Getting bookishly appy with the iPhone

     
    Lately people have been asking me with excitement what apps I've got on my iPhone, and I shrug and change the subject. It's a phone, it plays music, it gives me directions, it lets me e-mail from as many accounts......
  • Truman Capote's sexy gaze and other book ads: A Q&A with Dwight Garner

     
    In "Read Me," Dwight Garner compiles a century of print ads for books, funny and formal, subtle and sensational. Garner is a longtime book critic at the New York Times, where he also has blogged at Paper Cuts. For his......
  • "Mary Austin and the American West" by Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson

    Mary Austin and the American West Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson University of California Press: 324 pp., $29.95 Few writers of her period overcame more obstacles than Mary Austin. Stuck in a disappointing marriage, Austin (1868-1934) spent the...
  • 'The Ballad of Blind Tom, Slave Pianist: America's Lost Musical Genius'

    The Ballad of Blind Tom, Slave Pianist America's Lost Musical Genius Deirdre O'Connell Overlook: 272 pp., $24.95 The name Blind Tom means nothing today, but in Civil War-era America, he was one of the greatest music stars going. Sightless, African...
  • 'A Jury of Her Peers' by Elaine Showalter

    'A Jury of Her Peers' by Elaine Showalter
    A Jury of Her Peers American Women Writers From Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx Elaine Showalter Alfred A. Knopf: 608 pp., $30 The title of this, the "first literary history of American women writers ever written," explains Elaine Showalter, comes...
  • 'My Antonia' at Rubicon Theatre

    'My Antonia' at Rubicon Theatre
    Adapt a classic novel for the stage and you're bound to come up with a few memorable moments of drama. It's like buying an artistic insurance policy -- no matter how badly your adaptation fails, the original novel is there to save you from total disaster....
  • What's really 'new' at New Musicals fest?

    What's really 'new' at New Musicals fest?
    As Southern California's inaugural Festival of New American Musicals winds to a close, some observers and participants are raising this question: How, exactly, does this festival define the word "new"? The wide-ranging event -- which began May 1 and...
  • 'All the Living,' by C.E. Morgan

    'All the Living,' by C.E. Morgan
    People Are Unappealing True Stories of Our Collective Capacity to Irritate and Annoy Sara Barron Three Rivers Press: 224 pp., $13.95 paper These days, the market is pretty well saturated when it comes to memoir. Which means it has to be good; it...