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  • The Italy of Shakespeare

    The Italy of Shakespeare
    "The Shakespeare Guide to Italy: Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels" Even as the film "Anonymous" questions the authenticity of the Bard from Stratford, a fascinating new book retraces Shakespeare's steps in modern-day Italy. Richard Paul Roe, who...
  • Book review: 'Karaoke Culture' by Dubravka Ugreši

    Book review: 'Karaoke Culture' by Dubravka Ugreši
    Karaoke Culture Dubravka Ugresic Open Letter: 324 pp., $15.95 paper Dubravka Ugresic does not like karaoke. That doesn't stop her from trying it, just as her resistance to celebrity doesn't stop her from putting her head through a cutout on a Hollywood...
  • The Siren's Call: Apocalyptic world? Forget about it!

    The Siren's Call: Apocalyptic world? Forget about it!
    Marcel Proust, the great author of memory, gets a swift kick in the pants in Dan Simmons' latest novel of an apocalyptic future, "Flashback" (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown: 560 pp., $27.99). Remember all that stuff Proust wrote about memories returning to...
  • Book review: 'Flashback' by Dan Simmons

    Book review: 'Flashback' by Dan Simmons
    Flashback A Novel Dan Simmons Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown: 560 pp., $27.99 Marcel Proust, the great author of memory, gets a swift kick in the pants in Dan Simmons' latest novel of an apocalyptic future, "Flashback." Remember all that stuff Proust...
  • 'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon

    'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon
    One of the gags in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" involves Allen's neurotic alter ego (Larry David) bemoaning an ulcer. When his ridiculously young girlfriend (Evan Rachel Wood) reminds him that he doesn't have an ulcer, he retorts, "I didn't say I don'...
  • 'Rex' by Jose Manuel Prieto

    'Rex' by Jose Manuel Prieto
    Rex A Novel José Manuel Prieto, translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen Grove: 322 pp., $24 Is José Manuel Prieto swanning after Marcel Proust in his novel "Rex"? After all, his narrator's account of temps perdu is saturated with homage to The...
  • Off the Shelf: Walking the walk, talking the talk: A Brit rethinks his text

    Off the Shelf: Walking the walk, talking the talk: A Brit rethinks his text
    When I was researching my nonfiction book "The Lost Art of Walking," I came across this wonderful comic passage in P.G. Wodehouse's "The Indiscretions of Archie": Archie picked up the red-covered volume that lay on the table. "Half a mo', old son. Sorry...
  • In her dreams, she writes. But these days, she can't sleep.

    In her dreams, she writes. But these days, she can't sleep.
    Dear Reader, I am here before you today to testify to the Marcel Proust method of authorship. (Yuck. Scratch that.) How about: I am a proponent of the somnambulists' school of narrative. [Sigh.] (That's some awful writing. What does that even mean?...
  • Fiction author Hortense Calisher dies at 97

    Hortense Calisher, a prize-winning writer and former president of PEN known for her dense prose in such works of fiction as "False Entry" and "In Greenwich There Are Many Gravelled Walks," has died in New York City. She was 97. Calisher died Tuesday in...
  • Richard Riordan, unleashed

    Richard Riordan, unleashed
    Richard Riordan spent eight years as mayor of Los Angeles, but he didn't start his civic engagement with L.A. when he was sworn in, and he didn't end it after he was termed out. Since then, he's become part tribal elder, part fun uncle, but just now the...
  • Top 10 classic literature

    Top 10 classic literature
    Cool, fall weather is settling in, and some of us are finding it difficult to get outdoors. If television turns you off, find something thought-provoking, like a good book, and get comfortable in front of the fire. The Daily Top 10's crack panel of...
  • Stimulating 'Proust' credits poets with scientific insights

    "Proust Was a Neuroscientist" (Houghton Mifflin, 256 pages, $24) looks at a handful of the many artists who anticipated, by generations, truths about neuroscience, the mind, the brain and the nature of mental phenomena. Jonah Lehrer is in a prime position...