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John Putnam, the Melville of the South Street Seaport, Dies at 82 Mr. Putnam spent decades bringing New York's maritime history to life as a resident museum historian and an impersonator of the author of “Moby-Dick.”
New York Times | 4 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Books of The Times: Deborah Eisenberg Returns With Tart and Spiky Stories in 'Your Duck Is My Duck' Eisenberg's latest stories are about emerging from isolation and complacency, and larger questions of what it means to live an ethical life.
New York Times | 8 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Fiction: A Novel of World War II Espionage With an Unlikely Heroine In Kate Atkinson's “Transcription,” a naïve young secretary lands in the middle of a clandestine fifth-column operation run by MI5.
New York Times | 10 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Children's Books: A Playful, Posthumous Picture Book From Maurice Sendak “Presto and Zesto in Limboland,” a collaboration with the writer and director Arthur Yorinks, weaves a zany tale out of 10 inimitably Sendakian images.
New York Times | 10 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Chaucer webchat: post a question now for expert Dr Marion Turner Have you joined this months Reading group pilgrimage to read The Canterbury Tales, or do you just have a Chaucerian query? Leave your question here, to be answered on 28 September at 1pm BST 3.53pm BST Im delighted to say that Dr Marion Turner will join u
The Guardian | 11 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Hell and slander': Hunter S Thompson's letters to childhood friend to be sold Correspondence cache records early adventures with Hells Angels and tracks the emergence of his signature gonzo styleA stash of 180 letters from Hunter S Thompson to a childhood friend, recording how a struggling writer unable to pay his bills became the
The Guardian | 15 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'The Shape Of The Ruins' Is Baggy, Discursive, But True At Its Core Juan Gabriel Vsquez's new novel is packed with history, alternate history and conspiracies though ultimately it's about neither history nor politics, but how they combine to shape one man.
NPR.org | 16 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Fiction: A Rifle-Wielding Nun, a Medical Student and a Crackling World War I Tale Daniel Mason is an old-fashioned storyteller, and “The Winter Soldier” — set in a remote hamlet on the Eastern Front — is tremendous fun.
New York Times | 18 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
New & Noteworthy A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
New York Times | 18 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Behind the Throne by Adrian Tinniswood review all the kings men and mistresses A history of the domestic arrangements of British monarchs makes for some juicy talesKings and queens tend towards extravagance: crown on head, the royal personage feels perfectly entitled to prise open the public purse. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert,
The Guardian | 21 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend