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New & Noteworthy A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
New York Times | 4 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem review Neil Tennants superb songbook A collection of Pet Shop Boys lyrics shows off their singers erudition and witWe know surprisingly little about the inner workings of Neil Tennant, singer of Pet Shop Boys. Instantly recognisable, even without one of the bands designer hats, he nonetheles
The Guardian | 5 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Table for Three: Michelle Obama and Tracee Ellis Ross on the Power of Women's Stories The former first lady and a star of ABC's “black-ish” talk about Mrs. Obama's memoir, feeling “good enough” and what it really means to “go high.”
New York Times | 5 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Eighteenth-century schoolboy's doodles uncovered as library is restored William John Chute not known for his academic prowess is believed to have scribbled in the margins of a Euripides book when he was 15A centuries-old doodle of a cyclops has been discovered in a study-shy teenagers book of ancient Greek plays by conservati
The Guardian | 7 hours ago | comment? | recommend
Evening in Paradise: More Stories by Lucia Berlin review A second posthumous selection of stories by the feted American author of A Manual for Cleaning Women shines with compassion and dark witA 14-year-old girl in Chile is seduced by a wealthy widower moments after their carriage plunges into an icy stream. A
The Guardian | 7 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Fernando del Paso, Expansive Mexican Writer, Is Dead at 83 Mr. del Paso, whose novels were rife with digressions, allusions and metaphors stacked on metaphors, won the prestigious Miguel de Cervantes Prize in 2015.
New York Times | 17 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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'My Brilliant Friend': Here's What to Know About the HBO Adaptation Based on the first book of the beloved Neapolitan series by Elena Ferrante, the series faces high expectations. How does it fare? Here's what to read.
New York Times | 18 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Books of The Times: 'Anthony Powell' Captures the Rich, Long Life of the Man Behind an Epic Series Hilary Spurling's latest biography is of the English writer whose 12-novel cycle, “A Dance to the Music of Time,” maintains its irony, wit and resonance.
New York Times | 19 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Fiction: The Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Imagined Through His Collisions With Others Louisa Hall's novel “Trinity” tells the story of the father of the atomic bomb by way of the people who were around him and reacted to him.
New York Times | 19 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Post-Michelle Wolf, biographer Chernow to headline White House Correspondents Dinner Biographer Ron Chernow will headline the 2019 WHCA dinner, a marked departure from the comedians who have hosted the dinner in the past.
USA Today | 21 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend