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Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain’s Quirks 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:12:16 GMT 
    Dr. Sacks explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” achieving a level of renown rare among scientists.











An Appraisal: Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:07:31 GMT 
    Whether writing about his patients, his love of chemistry or the power of music, Dr. Sacks leapfrogged among disciplines, shedding light on the connections between science and art.











ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’ 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:51:13 GMT 
    Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.











My Bookshelf, Myself: My 10 Favorite Books: Glenn Ligon 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:30:15 GMT 
    The artist shares the titles he’d most want to take with him on a desert island.











In Stieg Larsson’s Head, but His Own Man 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:43:59 GMT 
    David Lagercrantz, the author of the new sequel to the “Millennium” trilogy, talks about living up to a legacy while also creating something distinctive.











Inside the List 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:15:51 GMT 
    Almost 100 years after his death, Marcel Proust has finally cracked the best-seller list. Sort of.











Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Sympathizer,’ a Novel About a Soldier, Spy and Film Consultant 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:10:55 GMT 
    The narrator of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel is a Vietnamese Army captain exiled in Los Angeles, a hit man, a spy and a movie consultant.











Opinion: Stephen King: Can a Novelist Be Too Productive? 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:01:34 GMT 
    How much you write isn’t a reflection of how well you write.











Books of The Times: Review: ‘Billion-Dollar Ball’ Explores the Economics of College Football’s Top Programs 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:06:01 GMT 
    In this book, Gilbert M. Gaul examines how a small percentage of teams generate big revenue, often leaving others to sustain losses while trying to keep pace.











ArtsBeat: Biography of Jimmy Carter Is in the Works 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:13:23 GMT 
    Kai Bird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will write a biography of former President Jimmy Carter for Crown Publishing Group.











Ann Beattie: By the Book 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:46:15 GMT 
    The author, most recently, of “The State We’re In” reads more novels and stories than anything else — “except, maybe, cookbooks. I avoid mysteries, since I never understand what happens.”











Critic’s Take: Closing the Book 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:45:29 GMT 
    A writer struggles to read while grieving for her parents.











Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Flood of Fire’ 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:45:18 GMT 
    The main characters in the final volume of Amitav Ghosh’s trilogy all have something to hide.











‘Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders,’ by Julianna Baggott 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:44:51 GMT 
    A writer with a cult following has turned her life into six well-loved novels. But where is the last one?











‘That Winter the Wolf Came,’ by Juliana Spahr 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:44:37 GMT 
    Poems take on the political, from oil spills to Occupy Oakland.









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