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Books of The Times: Review: Elvis Costello's 'Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink,' a Memoir This autobiography, streaked with funny, strange, spiteful and anguished writing, comes from a musician who has been cagey and word-drunk from the start.
New York Times | 3 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Investigative Journalist From Belarus Awarded Nobel Prize In Literature Investigative journalist Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature Thursday. She is the first writer from Belarus to win the prize. | 4 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Ben Bernanke's 'The Courage to Act' The former chairman of the Federal Reserve writes about how government and financial institutions dealt with what has come to be known as the Great Recession.
New York Times | 4 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Not In God's Name' Confronts Religious Violence With A 'Different Voice' NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks about his new book, Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence. | 4 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Rainbow Rowell's Carry On: meta-fan fiction, or simply a novel? Her last novel was about a woman who wrote fan fiction; the new one takes those already-borrowed characters and puts them in a novel of their own. Is the finished product a strange new hybrid or just a great read?Rainbow Rowell has been much-acclaimed: in
The Guardian | 5 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
An Exuberantly Dark First Novel Explores The Chaos Of Central Africa Fiston Mwanza Mujila's novel, Tram 83, is a freewheeling tale about life in an imaginary place inspired by the author's home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Critic John Powers has a review. | 7 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Children's Books: Raising Up the Dead A picture book biography of the Mexican artist who popularized Day of the Dead calaveras draws on the appeal of skulls and skeletons to the young.
New York Times | 8 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Svetlana Alexievich builds individual voices into a mighty chorus The first-hand experiences she collects are painful to read, but show how suffering can bring people togetherWhen my phone started ringing at 7.45am here in Philadelphia, I almost didnt pick up because I knew exactly what this meant: Svetlana Alexievich,
The Guardian | 8 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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ArtsBeat: Rare Nonfiction Winner of Nobel Anne Applebaum, Philip Gourevitch and other journalists celebrate Ms. Alexievich's win.
New York Times | 8 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball review enticingly macabre This wily meditation on how to live explores the social construction of identityThe author Jesse Ball lectures on lying at the Art Institute of Chicago. In an interview with the Paris Review in 2014, he defined a novel as an account, or a series of accoun
The Guardian | 9 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend