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  • Review: 'The Twenty-Year Death' by Ariel S. Winter is 3-in-1 noir

    Review: 'The Twenty-Year Death' by Ariel S. Winter is 3-in-1 noir
    -------------------- The Twenty-Year Death A Novel Ariel S. Winter Hard Case Crime: 672 pp., $25.99 -------------------- Noir is, first and foremost, style. It's like kabuki, or, more to the point, the blues — a folk art defined by its...
  • The Reading Life: Rediscovering Vonnegut

     
    The rental house on Cape Cod where I've spent part of nearly every August since I was 9 years old has an amazing library. It's one of the appeals of the place: the opportunity to dig around in all those......
  • Natalie Portman's 'Lolita' clutch

     
    Natalie Portman carried an Olympia Le-Tan purse made of Vldimir Nabakov's notorious novel Lolita to the premiere of Black Swan....
  • Five literary treats to last all year long

     
    Five literary treats that will last through 2011: free short stories, a new app, near-extinct words and author interviews form the Paris Review....
  • Military Snaps to Attention for Reagan

     
    Feb. 27, 1981: Military officers are back in uniform around Washington after an informal switch to civilian clothes, apparently prompted by a remark in 1955 by President Eisenhower that “the place looked like an armed camp.” The change was...
  • Summer page-turners

    Act of Passion A Novel Georges Simenon New York Review Books: $14.95 paper Though successful at his work and family life, a doctor grows dissatisfied and restless and thinks a casual affair is the perfect answer—until the consequences are far...
  • The Nordic Mystery Boom

    Americans are often unaware of major cultural trends developing just slightly off the beaten path. Take the Scandinavian Whodunit Boom. A month ago, Karin Fossum's novel, "The Indian Bride," won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery. Fossum, a...
  • Serially thrilling

    The serial novel conjures up images of a bygone century, of a time when Charles Dickens made his name by teasing out the life and death of Little Nell in monthly installments. But one need only look to the flurry of posts on Jacket Copy last month...
  • Book review: 'Pedigree' by Georges Simenon

    Book review: 'Pedigree' by Georges Simenon
    Pedigree A Novel Georges Simenon New York Review Books: 560 pp., $17.95 paper In 1941, a doctor told Georges Simenon that he had two years to live. The famously prolific author eventually learned the diagnosis was wrong (he died in 1989), but the...
  • 'The Paris Review Interviews, Volumes I-IV'

    'The Paris Review Interviews, Volumes I-IV'
    In 1958, Malcolm Cowley edited the first collection of interviews with contemporary authors from the pages of the Paris Review. Over the intervening half-century, the Review has packaged up more than a dozen additional volumes of this material, most...
  • ‘Elegy for April’ by Benjamin Black

    ‘Elegy for April&#8217 by Benjamin Black
    "Elegy for April" is the third crime story that the Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist John Banville has published under the pseudonym Benjamin Black. As with the earlier books "Christine Falls" and "The Silver Swan," the action here takes place in the...
  • 'My Little War' by Louis Paul Boon

    'My Little War' by Louis Paul Boon
    My Little War A Novel Louis Paul Boon Translated from the Flemish by Paul Vincent Dalkey Archive Press: 136 pp., $12.95 paper "My Little War" is a fictionalized account of the Flemish writer Louis Paul Boon's travails as a frontline soldier during...