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  • Book news: Salman Rushdie, John Steinbeck, fact, fiction, more

     
    A pile of links to the most interesting book stories online, conveniently in one place....
  • Bieber Is Not a Reading Level

     
    As the “Hunger Games” film hits theaters this week, I have to vent for a second. Once—just once!—I would love it if someone would recommend a book to me that was not originally intended for a 14-year-old girl. Watching people...
  • LéaLA celebrates Spanish-language books this weekend

     
    This weekend is the second annual LeaLA, a celebration of Spanish-language literature connected to the famed Guadalajara Book Festival....
  • Pithy posters for writers

     
    Quotes by authors are brought to life in a witty poster series by artist Evan Robertson, currently for sale on Etsy....
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    The Dressmaker of Khair Khana Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Harper: 288 pp., $24.99 Kamela Sediqi was not yet 20 when the Taliban took over in Kabul, Afghanistan, in...
  • Book review: 'The Tragedy of Arthur' by Arthur Phillips

    Book review: 'The Tragedy of Arthur' by Arthur Phillips
    The Tragedy of Arthur A Novel Arthur Phillips Random House: 368 pp., $26 First, the MacGuffin: Arthur Phillips' fifth novel, "The Tragedy of Arthur," is built around a full-length, five-act Shakespeare play, "The Most Excellent and Tragical Historie...
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • DVD Review: 'Despair'

    With all due respect to Stanley Kubrick's excellent “Lolita,” Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1978 English-language version of Vladimir Nabokov's “Despair” remains the greatest big-screen Nabokov adaptation. (Hiring Tom Stoppard to...
  • Feedback: Who is your favorite literary villain?

    Feedback: Who is your favorite literary villain?
    I was going to say Big Brother, that nonexistent, but tyrannically perpetuated abstraction. As for a real character, how about Madame Defarge from "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. She the vengeful, bloodthirsty embodiment of a revolution gone...
  • New York Public Library gives up some of its secrets

    New York Public Library gives up some of its secrets
    In my family, we've never recognized a distinction between happiness and the handling of books. Books in libraries, books in shops. Books that take you places, and books you can steal from — like Norman Maclean's memoir, "A River Runs Through It,"...
  • Friends of the Library: Stock up now for Labor Day reading

    You bookworms out there might want to stock up on reads for the three-day weekend. Our three Costa Mesa libraries will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. The Mesa Verde Library, 2969 Mesa Verde Drive East, will offer these child-centered...
  • English 101

    English 101
    Each novelist requires circumstance — a situation to describe, from which a conflict arises — and the ivy-covered college hall or dormitory room provides such context readily. It would take research and, thereafter, expertise to write about...