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Books of The Times: ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones,’ a Memoir by Charles M. Blow 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:56:26 GMT 
    “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” a memoir by Charles M. Blow, reveals his struggles with the standards of race and masculinity while growing up in small-town rural Louisiana.








Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon’s E-Book Tactics 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:25 GMT 
    Many more writers have signed on to Authors United, a group not only challenging Amazon on its Hachette dealings, but also asking federal authorities to investigate it on antitrust matters.








Turning a Book Tour Into a Literary Circus (and a Hot Ticket) 
  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:02:40 GMT 
    Now in author mode, the young TV star and filmmaker Lena Dunham is promoting her book of essays on a tour that includes literary authors and performances by “remarkable, special weirdos.”








Television Review: ‘The 50 Year Argument,’ an HBO Documentary 
  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:31:17 GMT 
    “The 50 Year Argument,” directed by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi, looks at the history of The New York Review of Books.








Books of The Times: In ‘Lila,’ Marilynne Robinson Gives a Prequel to ‘Gilead’ 
  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:21:23 GMT 
    In “Lila,” Marilynne Robinson tells the back story of the heroine in her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Gilead.”








The Anonymous Literary Salon in a Brooklyn Bar 
  Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:36:53 GMT 
    A bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, hosts short-story workshops where the authors are anonymous.


Paul Thomas Anderson Films ‘Inherent Vice’ 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:25:03 GMT 
    One mystery in “Inherent Vice,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel, is whether the author makes an appearance.


ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Texting While Driving 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:13:32 GMT 
    Matt Richtel discusses “A Deadly Wandering,” and Mark Edmundson talks about “Why Football Matters.”








Literary Biography of Jonathan Franzen to Appear Next Year 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:40:54 GMT 
    The author of four novels, Mr. Franzen is the focus of a Swarthmore College English professor who has also studied Faulkner, Proust and Kafka.


Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:08:42 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.


Paperback Row 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:49:33 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


The Shortlist: Jessie Burton's 'The Miniaturist' and More 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:35:21 GMT 
    New books by Jessie Burton, Alix Christie, Rosie Thomas and Katy Simpson Smith.


Louise Glück's 'Faithful and Virtuous Night' 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:26:31 GMT 
    Many of the poems in Louise Glück’s collection feature an aging painter confronting his own mortality.


Damon Galgut's 'Arctic Summer' 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:56:35 GMT 
    Based on the life of E. M. Forster, this novel traces a struggle for liberation both on and off the page.


'The Undertaking,' by Audrey Magee 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:51:55 GMT 
    A first novel set in World War II Germany.


'Consumed,' by David Cronenberg 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:48:26 GMT 
    David Cronenberg’s debut novel centers on two journalists and their fascination with scandal and social media.
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