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"Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement; and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art."

—Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) Italian poet, writer, dramatist

 

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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.











‘Girl Waits With Gun,’ by Amy Stewart 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:44:10 GMT 
    The bad guys are no match for a bullied woman in 1914.











‘The End of Tsarist Russia,’ by Dominic Lieven 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:43:56 GMT 
    A scholar approaches World War I from the standpoint of Russian foreign policy.











Susan Casey’s ‘Voices in the Ocean’ 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:43:41 GMT 
    Exploring a watery world of intriguing creatures and the people they captivate.









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