November 30, 2009 Decade by decade, Mike Madrid offers an encyclopedic overview of the origins and exploits of the few female crime fighters who have graced comic pages.
November 30, 2009 Many of Lydia Davis' short stories never even make it to the bottom of the page. Some consist only of a sentence or two. Collected Stories includes some 200 of what she calls her "eccentric little stories."
November 30, 2009 Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo offers an intimate portrait of an artist whose life's work explores the place where determination shades into madness.
November 30, 2009 While still in the womb, Junior Thibodeau is informed by a dispassionate and slightly officious voice that the world will end in 36 years, 168 days, 14 hours and 23 seconds. As the protagonist of Ron Currie's high-wire act of a novel grows to manhood, that fact, and that voice, remain his constant companions.
November 24, 2009 Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire collects celebrity answers to deep (and not-so-deep) questions.
November 24, 2009 Editors Greil Marcus and Werner Sollers curated this new anthology of essays about American culture
November 23, 2009 The latest installment of Edmund White's biography remembers gay life in 1960s and '70s New York.
November 23, 2009 This collection — edited by Peter Straub — draws from 300 years of American horror and fantasy.
November 23, 2009 400 years of poems, essays and stories about coming to America, edited by Ilan Stavans.
November 23, 2009 Nearly 100 stories from the celebrated author of Crash and Empire of the Sun.
October 22, 2009 Michelle Huneven's novel follows protagonist Patsy McLemoore into prison, through addiction and recovery.
October 22, 2009 Jane Gardam — a.k.a. the best contemporary British writer you probably haven't heard of — charts the life of an imperfect marriage in her newest novel,The Man In The Wooden Hat.
October 9, 2009 Gail Collins traces the transformation of the lives of American women over the last five decades.
September 22, 2009 Literary critic Morris Dickstein's new book, Dancing in the Dark gives a bright (and thorough!) look at the Great Depression via the art that illuminated a dark era.
September 15, 2009 Award-winning children's book illustrator David Small's graphic memoir is strictly for grown-ups. Chilling, unsentimental and beautifully drawn, the book recounts a disastrous childhood — and a life rescued by art.
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