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  • "The Man With Two Arms" by Billy Lombardo

    "The Man With Two Arms" by Billy Lombardo
    "The Man With Two Arms" By Billy Lombardo Overlook, 336 pages, $24.95 The man of the title, really a young man from Chicagoland, has two golden arms. His name is Denny Granville and his baseball-crazed father Henry raises him from infancy to play ball -...
  • John Updike dies at 76; Pulitzer-winning author

    John Updike dies at 76; Pulitzer-winning author
    John Updike, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction whose novels and short stories exposed an undercurrent of ambivalence and disappointment in small-town, middle-class America, died Tuesday. He was 76. Updike's death from lung cancer was...
  • "Blockade Billy" by Stephen King

    "Blockade Billy" by Stephen King
    It's hard to write good baseball fiction. The game is so unlikely, so bizarre at times, that it's a challenge to the fiction writer's imagination to do it justice. Who, for instance, could have invented Johnny Damon's at-bat in the ninth inning of Game 4...
  • 'Backing Into Forward: A Memoir' by Jules Feiffer

    'Backing Into Forward: A Memoir' by Jules Feiffer
    Backing Into Forward A Memoir Jules Feiffer Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 450 pp., $30 Whether newspapers live or die, the prognosis for the comic strip doesn't look promising. The extinction of the form not much more than a century after its birth would...
  • Writers and editors

    Writers and editors George MacDonald Fraser, 82; author of the "Flashman" series of historical adventure novels (Jan. 2) Gilbert A. Harrison, 92; editor of the New Republic, helped launch new talent (Jan. 3) Philip Agee, 72; former CIA official wrote...
  • Former 'Friend' David Schwimmer tries deeper waters

    Former 'Friend' David Schwimmer tries deeper waters
    AFTER the insane fame and wealth of "Friends," David Schwimmer is back to what he considers to be his essence -- trying to make it as a working actor-writer-director, albeit one who never again has to worry about making it. It's a nice life, if also an...
  • Catching up with the National Book Awards

     
    Have you read all the National Book Award-winning novels above? If, like me, you haven't -- and it might take some time to get through them all -- the National Book Foundation has been posting helpful mini-reviews and essays on......
  • Joel and Ethan Coen's latest brings the oy vey

     
    The latest film from Ethan and Joel Coen has the unmemorable title 'A Serious Man,' but thatâ??s about the only unmemorable thing about it. Like so much of their work, it straddles comedy and sheer grimness; while the tone is substantially lighter than...
  • Prolific Joyce Carol Oates struggles to write through year of loss

    Prolific Joyce Carol Oates struggles to write through year of loss
    Since Joyce Carol Oates' first novel, With Shuddering Fall, came out in 1964, she has averaged two books a year. Many of them are novels, though she's also written plays, poetry, children's books, literary criticism, and a highly regarded sports book, On...
  • High-minded lowdown

    In the long and often embarrassing history of intellectuals' attempts to grapple with pop culture, there are, at least, a few high points. One of them is the work of the late Leslie Fiedler, the garrulous and provocative critic of literature who could...