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  • A criminal mind — or is it?

    A criminal mind — or is it?
    The headline blares: "Elderly Chicago woman found dead, mutilated." Four fingers of her right hand had been severed. The prime suspect? The slain woman's best friend, Dr. Jennifer White, a recently retired orthopedic surgeon who is also her neighbor on...
  • Paperback Writers: Vintage early Mantel

    Paperback Writers: Vintage early Mantel
    It may seem, thanks to her ManBooker Prize winning novel 'Wolf Hall' (just out in paperback, Picador: 608 pp., $16), that the novelist Hilary Mantel needs no more attention; but in fact the large body of her work — and she's been publishing for more...
  • Book calendar events for the week of February 27, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Tamim Ansary: The author of "Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes" will discuss and sign his new book. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 2 p.m. Free...
  • Book review: 'Nom de Plume' by Carmela Ciuraru

    Book review: 'Nom de Plume' by Carmela Ciuraru
    "The obvious trouble with pen names … even with the most inspired and impressive ones, was that they somehow failed to convey truly the full extent of one's literary genius," said Romain Gary, the great French filmmaker and novelist, among other...
  • 29 literary films to fill your holidays [Updated]

     
    A list of 29 top literary films, from 1982 to 2010....
  • From the Stacks -- 'Ride the Pink Horse'

     
    Out of curiosity, I picked up this paperback for 50 cents at the Southern California Library’s book sale because the 1947 movie based on Dorothy B. Hughes’ novel is often mentioned as a classic film noir, and of course it’s......
  • David Cronenberg: The detail-obsessed Viggo Mortensen

     
    Viggo Mortensen, star of "A Dangerous Method," has obsessive work habits, says director and collaborator David Cronenberg....
  • Book news: Carlos Fuentes, Gastronomica, L.A. Kings and more

     
    Though the publishing business slows down on Fridays, interesting book news does not. Guernica has a previously unpublished interview with Carlos Fuentes, who died May 15 at age 83, conducted in 2008. "I am a writer," he says. "I spend......
  • Book review: 'Patricia Highsmith, Selected Novels and Short Stories'

    Book review: 'Patricia Highsmith, Selected Novels and Short Stories'
    The Texas-born, New York-educated, Europe-dwelling Patricia Highsmith (1921-95), whose genre-bending fiction is hard to pigeonhole, excelled at depicting extreme emotional and psychological states — as demonstrated in "Patricia Highsmith: Selected...
  • Paperback Writers: Classic Patricia Highsmith

    Paperback Writers: Classic Patricia Highsmith
    Guilt was Patricia Highsmith's great theme. In her books even the good know they're not innocent, and they carry an apprehension that they too will be found out. "Night was falling quickly, with visible speed like a black sea creeping over the earth,"...
  • Paperback Writers: Unlucky 'Eileen'

    Paperback Writers: Unlucky 'Eileen'
    Brian Moore was born in Northern Ireland, immigrated to Canada and spent much of his life living here in California, in Malibu. He wrote scripts, short stories and a string of novels, many of which, like "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne," "Black Robe"...
  • 'Sunnyside: A Novel' by Glen David Gold

    'Sunnyside: A Novel' by Glen David Gold
    Sunnyside A Novel Glen David Gold Alfred A. Knopf: 576 pp., $26.95 Glen David Gold's massive new novel begins with a trick, a coup, the literary equivalent of sleight of hand. For a writer whose first book, "Carter Beats the Devil" (2001), concerned...