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  • 'Outside of a Dog: A Bibliomemoir'

    'Outside of a Dog: A Bibliomemoir'
    Outside of a Dog A Bibliomemoir Rick Gekoski Constable & Robinson: 278 pp., $23.95 At last, a book about a life with books that puts the little buggers in their place. After his divorce, Rick Gekoski spent a few weeks wondering who he was without his...
  • The resurgence of Rudolph Wurlitzer

    The resurgence of Rudolph Wurlitzer
    Reading Rudolph Wurlitzer's novels is like watching a road movie backward. In his 1969 underground classic, "Nog," the narrator drifts across an amorphous terrain on which his shifting identity molds itself like soft clay. Rather than buttressing his...
  • 'The Harvard Psychedelic Club' by Don Lattin

    'The Harvard Psychedelic Club' by Don Lattin
    The Patience Stone Atiq Rahimi Translated from the French by Polly McLean Other Press: 160 pp., $16.95 Books have many incarnations. Some come back as plays or movies. If they have questionable karma, they come back as paperback remainders or Saturday...
  • Jack and Allen, in their own words

    Jack and Allen, in their own words
    Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg The Letters Edited by Bill Morgan and David Stanford Viking: 528 pp., $35 "Howl" (1956) and "On the Road" (1957), two works that helped define a time, sprang from two wildly fired, independent imaginations. Few would...
  • Bob Dylan sings the songs of America

    Bob Dylan sings the songs of America
    "No one ever seems to go in or out of that building," says Sean Wilentz, pointing out Princeton's Nassau Hall, a campus landmark old enough to have been held by the British during the Revolutionary War. It's appropriate that this eminent American...
  • The ballad of a classic guitar shop

    The ballad of a classic guitar shop
    Most Southland music fans know McCabe's Guitar Shop for the innumerable folk, country, blues, jazz and world-music concerts presented over the decades in the tiny back stockroom that can hold about 150 folding chairs when all the instrument cases are...
  • Ground level

    | This is the first in an occasional series of walking tours that The Times' architecture critic will be taking with writers, artists, designers and others who see the L.A. cityscape in unusual or provocative ways. On an L.A. wavelength * To urban blogger...
  • He's San Francisco's pugilistic poet, for better or verse

    He's San Francisco's pugilistic poet, for better or verse
    August Kleinzahler gets into fights at poetry readings. Once, in Ireland, he traded insults with a host he found verbose. At a reading in a New York bar, he told a noisy drunk to shut his trap. Fists flew after the guy made a crack about Kleinzahler's...
  • The joys of clay pot cooking

    The joys of clay pot cooking
    I don't think I've ever met a clay cooking pot I didn't like . . . or want to own. And I have more than 100 clay pots of every size in my kitchen to prove it: Moroccan tagines, Proven├žal daubieres, Spanish cazuelas, Italian bean pots, Turkish guvecs...
  • Live review: A Night of the Beats at Disney Hall

     
    Bebop and beat intersect in an uneven pairing of musicians and poets. It was difficult to know what to expect going into the Night of the Beats concert at Disney Hall on Tuesday night. In this final performance in the......
  • Matt Weinstock, Dec. 17, 1959

     
    Forgotten Men As you probably read, film director, Joseph Von Sternberg has sued Fox for $1 million, charging the 1959 version of "The Blue Angel" with May Britt and Curt Jurgens was made without his consent and was inferior to his 1929 version with...
  • The idiosyncratic legacy of Harry Smith

     
    Although his "Anthology of American Folk Music," released by Folkways in 1952, became essential to America's folk music movement of the 1960s, Harry Smith remained on the fringes of culture. Or, rather, on the avant-garde, as Rani Singh and Andrew......