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  • The Reading Life: Revisiting 'Mildred Pierce'

     
    Reading Mildred Pierce, book critic David L. Ulin says, proves James M. Cain was not a great hard-boiled novelist but a great novelist period....
  • The anti-Valentine's book: 'Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love'

     
    For those who prefer Valentine's Day with a taste of Schadenfreude: the book Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love....
  • Our 12 favorite non-book literary oddities on EBay

     
    Inspired by Salinger's toilet -- which was listed for sale on EBay for $1 million -- Jacket Copy decided to see what other literary-ish items are currently for sale on the site. What we discovered? The doozy dozen. The first......
  • Critic's Notebook: Peter Stein's marathon 'Demons'

     
    Lincoln Center Festival, for this year’s most ambitious offering, instructed us to arrive at the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan by 9:45 a.m. to catch the 10 o’clock ferry to Governors Island, and the dock was already crowded at......
  • An appreciation: Carlos Monsivais

    An appreciation: Carlos Monsivais
    Carlos Monsiváis wasn't a "pundit," although he spoke and wrote with biting irony and insight about politics. He wasn't a "talking head" either, although he regularly appeared on TV shows in his native Mexico to offer erudite yet unstuffy thoughts about...
  • Author of 'Am I a Monkey?' explores questions of life

    Author of 'Am I a Monkey?' explores questions of life
    On the cover of his new book, Francisco Ayala is sticking a banana on a fork and asking: Am I a monkey? He asks five other straightforward questions about evolution — laying out for the general public the most commonly discussed topics surrounding...
  • In Sunday books: The quiet insurrectionist in 'The Jokers' and 'A Splendid Conspiracy'

    In Sunday books: The quiet insurrectionist in 'The Jokers' and 'A Splendid Conspiracy'
    The Jokers A Novel Albert Cossery, translated from the French by Anna Moschovakis NYRB Classics: 146 pp.,$14.95 paper A Splendid Conspiracy A Novel Albert Cossery, translated from the French by Alyson Waters New Directions: 216 pp., $14.95 paper...
  • Noah Charney's 'Stealing the Mystic Lamb': Book Review

    Noah Charney's 'Stealing the Mystic Lamb': Book Review
    By what measures do we assign "greatness" to artworks? The word of experts? Public acclaim? Monetary value? By these standards, Jan and Hubert van Eyck's "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, surely warrants a place in...
  • Theatre Y offers imaginative look into outcasts

    Theatre Y offers imaginative look into outcasts
    "Exiles" *** Until this spring, Chicago's Theatre Y focused exclusively on Romanian playwright Andras Visky, with productions of "Juliet: A Dialogue About Love" and "I Killed My Mother," both of which have toured internationally. But the company...
  • Critic's Notebook: Under the influence of Hemingway

    Critic's Notebook: Under the influence of Hemingway
    For much of the 1980s, beginning when I was in college, I used to read a Hemingway book a year. The point was not self-improvement but rather a kind of exploration: What was it, exactly, about his writing that I'd missed? I had read "The Sun Also Rises"...
  • Five summers, memorable for the reading

    1974: Unhappy at summer camp, I holed up in my bunk and read Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and Bernard Malamud's "The Natural." The camp might have been awful, but the books were anything but. 1980: In June, I attended a writers conference at UC...
  • Edwin S. Shneidman dies at 91; pioneer in the field of suicide prevention

    Edwin S. Shneidman dies at 91; pioneer in the field of suicide prevention
    Edwin S. Shneidman, a pioneer in the field of suicide prevention and a prolific thinker and writer who believed that life is enriched by contemplation of death and dying, has died. He was 91. He died Friday afternoon at his home in West Los Angeles,...