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—Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British writer, critic


New York Times Book Reviews

Letters: Nixon’s the One 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:16:26 GMT 
    Readers respond to recent reviews of new books about Richard Nixon and more.

Juan Gabriel Vásquez: By the Book 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:04 GMT 
    The author, most recently, of “Lovers on All Saints’ Day” says the toughest thing about translating is being unfaithful to the original: “Doing a little violence to a sentence you love is hard, and many sleepless nights can be caused by it.”

‘Out of Ashes,’ by Konrad H. Jarausch 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    A historian tracks Europe’s course through one of its most tumultuous eras.

ArtsBeat: Marilynne Robinson and Anne Tyler Among Booker Prize Nominees 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:50:32 GMT 
    There were five American writers among the 13 nominees for the literary award.

‘The Dying Grass,’ by William T. Vollmann 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    William T. Vollmann’s novel looks to the 1870s as westward expansion ignites the Nez Percé War.

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