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  • Book review: Joyce's jigsaw masterpiece

    Book review: Joyce's jigsaw masterpiece
    Often started, seldom finished. That's the knock on James Joyce's "Ulysses." Everyone knows Buck Mulligan is "stately" and "plump," but by the time Stephen Dedalus' allusive stream of consciousness gives way to Leopold Bloom's humanist point of view in...
  • Review: Kay Larson's inspirational 'Where the Heart Beats'

    Review: Kay Larson's inspirational 'Where the Heart Beats'
    -------------------- Where the Heart Beats John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists Kay Larson Penguin: 477 pp., $29.95 -------------------- In the late 1940s and early 1950s, composer John Cage underwent related crises in his...
  • Book calendar events for the week of June 12, 2011

    Compiled by Grace Krilanovich SUNDAY J.J. Abrams and Michael Giacchino: The Hammer Conversations series presents Abrams, the co-creator of the series "Lost" and creator of "Felicity," "Alias" and "Fringe," in conversation with film composer Giacchino ("...
  • Clarice Lispector: Four novels form a picture of Brazil novelist

    Clarice Lispector: Four novels form a picture of Brazil novelist
    For a handful of people, Clarice Lispector's "A Breath of Life" being published in English for the first time is very good news. Sadly, that handful is fairly small. Lispector, an extraordinarily gifted writer who revolutionized Brazilian letters, was...
  • 'James Joyce: A New Biography' by Gordon Bowker: An excerpt

    'James Joyce: A New Biography' by Gordon Bowker: An excerpt
    So you're an admirer of James Joyce's "Ulysses"? Well, thank Trieste for that book. Why? Gordon Bowker's "James Joyce: A New Biography" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 608 pp., $35) shows readers how living in that seaport city in northeastern Italy helped...
  • Review: Zadie Smith's 'NW' a powerful exploration of lives adrift

     Review: Zadie Smith's 'NW' a powerful exploration of lives adrift
    -------------------- NW A Novel Zadie Smith Penguin: 416 pp., $26.95 -------------------- Zadie Smith's fourth novel, "NW," is a return of sorts to the voices and the northwest London landscape of her 2000 debut, "White Teeth." Like that book, it...
  • Daum: Speaking down to Americans

    Daum: Speaking down to Americans
    Lest you think the bullying and foot-stomping of Congress most resemble a tantrum-prone bunch of second-graders, think again. Data compiled by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan group focused on greater transparency in Washington, has shown that...
  • Weekly books roundup

     
    Tod Caviness here, preparing to celebrate Bloomsday by wandering around Thornton Park with a flask of whiskey, misquoting James Joyce at people. In other words, my usual weekly routine. - The Colonial Plaza Barnes & Noble had ridiculous crowds for Tim...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Happy Bloomsday.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We hope you'll let us indulge our obsession with Modernist literature this morning by pointing out that today is Bloomsday, an annual observance peculiar to devotees of the Irish author James Joyce. For those...
  • Happy banned books week!

     
    Banned Books week begins today, runs through October 30, and includes everything from challenged children's books to banned erotica....
  • Celebrating Flann O'Brien

     
    Underappreciated author Flann O'Brien is moving into the spotlight: his centenary will be celebrated in Ireland this weekend, and a film adaptation of his first novel may be on the way....
  • Book recommendations from poets and rock stars at The Millions

     
    What people who like to read liked reading this year....