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  • Getting bookishly appy with the iPhone

     
    Lately people have been asking me with excitement what apps I've got on my iPhone, and I shrug and change the subject. It's a phone, it plays music, it gives me directions, it lets me e-mail from as many accounts......
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Go for the gourd

    Go for the gourd
    Jed Weeks follows the rhythms of the beer calendar. The 24-year-old who lives in Mount Vernon knows that as the seasons change, so do the offerings of craft brewers. These days brewers are rolling out their Oktoberfest beers, traditionally Marzen lagers,...
  • 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?...
  • 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...