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Dec 06, 2022

Review: ‘The Lion and the Fox,' by Alexander Rose
In "The Lion and the Fox," Alexander Rose tells the story of a pivotal naval conflict.

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Dec 06, 2022

Book Review: ‘The McCartney Legacy' by Allan Kozinn and Adrian Sinclair
"The McCartney Legacy" follows the superstar from the last gasp of the Beatles to "Band on the Run." It's 700 pages — and only the first volume planned.

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Dec 06, 2022

The Best Mystery Novels of 2022
Our columnist, who's read dozens of books this year, selects her favorites.

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Dec 06, 2022

The Best Poetry of 2022
Our columnist selects the books that have stuck with her this year.

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Dec 06, 2022

Is This Elephant Bothering You?
"Pests," by Bethany Brookshire, examines our relationships with the animals we've come to loathe. It's not just the usual suspects — rats, pigeons and rabbits.

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Dec 06, 2022

Review: ‘A Left-Handed Woman: Essays'
In Judith Thurman's essays, the aesthetic frequently does battle with the substantive.

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Dec 06, 2022

Review: ‘Of Ice and Men,' by Fred Hogge
Fred Hogge's "Of Ice and Men" is a surprisingly loose history of frozen water.

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Dec 06, 2022

Book Review: ‘Screaming on the Inside,' by Jessica Grose
In her new book, "Screaming on the Inside," Jessica Grose unpacks the heavy burdens that arrive with the birth of a child.

New York Times Books
Dec 05, 2022

Book Review: ‘American Caliph,' by Shahan Mufti
"American Caliph," by Shahan Mufti, recounts the complex story of a largely forgotten episode from 1977, when an armed Muslim group held dozens of people hostage.

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Dec 05, 2022

Book Review: ‘A Private Spy: The Letters of John le Carré'
"A Private Spy," a collection of the British writer's letters, offers glimpses of unguarded moments and ruffled feathers.

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Dec 05, 2022

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2022
Pandemics, witchcraft, terrifying A.I.: speculative fiction that stood out in 2022.

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Dec 05, 2022

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2022
Pandemics, witchcraft, terrifying A.I.: speculative fiction that stood out in 2022.

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Dec 05, 2022

The Best Romance Novels of 2022
The genre has had an exceptional year — one of its best of all time.

New York Times Books
Dec 04, 2022

Bernadette Mayer, Poet Who Celebrated the Ordinary, Dies at 77
A New York writer and artist who found inspiration in the countryside, she used experimental forms to celebrate mundane pleasures.

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Dec 04, 2022

The Best Thrillers of 2022
A fiendish puzzle, an all-out struggle for survival on a remote island, the mysterious disappearance of a spouse: The year's best thrillers could not be more different.

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Dec 04, 2022

The Best Historical Fiction of 2022
These sturdy time machines have two things in common: They're built to last and they're constructed by pros.

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Dec 04, 2022

Book Review: ‘Bright Unbearable Reality,' by Anna Badkhen; ‘Still No Word From You,' by Peter Orner; ‘Making Love With the Land,' by Joshua Whitehead
From a war correspondent to a Two-Spirit Ojibwe-nêhiyaw poet, these authors trace past devastations to find paths back to humanity.

New York Times Books
Dec 04, 2022

Book Review: ‘Cursed Bunny,' by Bora Chung
The 10 chilling stories in "Cursed Bunny" use creepy fetishes and proliferating waste as metaphors for the female condition.

New York Times Books
Dec 03, 2022

John Prados, Master of Uncovering Government Secrets, Dies at 71
An "archives rat," he was expert at digging through declassified materials to tell new stories about America's military history.

New York Times Books
Dec 03, 2022

Bad Ideas, Senior Living and Scenic Transgressions
Our critic recommends old and new books.

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Dec 03, 2022

After the Collapse of Civilization, a Return to Nature
Lily Brooks-Dalton begins her novel "The Light Pirate" with an apocalypse; what follows is something like peace.

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Dec 03, 2022

Astra Magazine Had Creative Freedom and a Budget. It Wasn't Enough.
The literary journal attracted great names. Its issues sold out. And then it was over — a fate that offers insight into the tenuous place of literary magazines in the American publishing landscape.

New York Times Books
Dec 03, 2022

Book Review: ‘Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion,' by Bushra Rehman
Bushra Rehman's "Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion" follows a young Pakistani Muslim protagonist as she discovers her nascent intellect and sexuality.

New York Times Books
Dec 03, 2022

Book Review: ‘Solenoid,' by Mircea Cartarescu
"Solenoid," by the Romanian writer Mircea Cartarescu, is an endlessly strange study of existence and the longing to escape it.

New York Times Books
Dec 02, 2022

Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Leading Light in German Letters, Dies at 93
Poet, essayist, journalist and social critic, he held wide influence among a postwar literary generation with works as intellectual as they were political.

New York Times Books
Dec 02, 2022

An Exhibition Exalts the Book as a Bedrock of Cultural Memory
A new exhibition, drawn from the collection of Rare Book School, offers a sweeping history of the tools and techniques behind this most durable, and changeable, of cultural artifacts.

New York Times Books
Dec 02, 2022

Newly Published, From Boy-Band Stardom to Architectural History
A selection of recently published books.

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Dec 02, 2022

Book Review: ‘Science Illustration,' by Anna Escardó
Researchers have always used graphics and illustrations to help make sense of their work. This coffee-table book gathers seven centuries' worth.

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Dec 02, 2022

Book Review: ‘Listen,' by Rhona Bitner
For her book "Listen," the photographer Rhona Bitner toured the country visiting notable but vacant recording studios and performance venues.

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Dec 02, 2022

Book Review: ‘Holding Space: Life and Love Through a Queer Lens,' by Ryan Pfluger
The photographer Ryan Pfluger celebrates L.G.B.T.Q. couples in a collection of portraits, "Holding Space."

New York Times Books
Dec 02, 2022

Book Review: ‘Cocktails With a Curator,' by Xavier F. Salomon with Aimee Ng and Giulio Dalvit
During the pandemic, curators at the Frick Gallery paired drinks with art in a YouTube series. Now they've done the same in a book.

New York Times Books
Dec 02, 2022

Book Review: ‘Human Playground: Why We Play,' by Hannelore Vandenbussche
A Belgian photographer's coffee table book captures athletes from around the world in a variety of sports.

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Dec 02, 2022

Book Review: ‘The Paper Dolls of Zelda Fitzgerald,' by Eleanor Lanahan
Fitzgerald's paper dolls, collected in a book by her granddaughter, reveal her to have been a talented, whimsical and ambitious artist.

New York Times Books
Dec 02, 2022

Book Review: ‘Bong Joon Ho: Dissident Cinema,' by Karen Han
Karen Han's coffee table book celebrates the Korean director's work and distinctive vision.

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Dec 02, 2022

Book Review: ‘Guest Register,' by Penny Wolin
In 1975, Penny Wolin moved into a hotel on Hollywood Boulevard and started taking pictures of her fellow residents. "Guest Register" collects her work.

New York Times Books
Dec 02, 2022

How a Good Book Became the ‘Richest' of Holiday Gifts
As Christmas came to be celebrated in the home, choosing the right volume was a way to show intimate understanding of the person opening the package.

New York Times Books
Dec 02, 2022

Holiday Gift Books for Children
From remixed nursery rhymes to whimsical, philosophical comics.

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Dec 02, 2022

New Photography Books
Some of the year's best photography books come from artists like Carrie Mae Weems and Susan Meiselas, Rosamond Purcell and Lorna Simpson.

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Dec 02, 2022

New Travel Books
Books about exploring the world by bike, by car, by boat or by plane, passport in hand.

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Dec 02, 2022

New Thrillers to Read
If you like bone-chilling, shudder-inducing reads, pick up any of these psychological thrillers.

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Dec 02, 2022

New Romance Books to Read
Five delightful new romance novels to savor.

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Dec 02, 2022

Books About Hollywood to Read
Two memoirs and one collection of interviews take us inside the hearts and minds of three remarkable artists.

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Dec 02, 2022

New Books About Sports
Thomas Beller's tribute to playground basketball, Kelcey Ervick's graphic memoir of her soccer days and the great Willie Horton's baseball career.

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Dec 02, 2022

New Historical Fiction to Read
There's something for everyone in this season's bumper crop of novels set in other times and places.

New York Times Books
Dec 02, 2022

Nick Cave, Bob Dylan, Sporty Spice: New Books About Music
This season's music books include a collection of interviews with Nick Cave, a memoir by Sporty Spice and Greil Marcus's latest meditation on Bob Dylan.

New York Times Books
Dec 02, 2022

At 91, Adrienne Kennedy Is Finally on Broadway. What Took So Long?
The playwright behind "Ohio State Murders," opening this month, has a theory as to why: "It's because I'm a Black woman."

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2022

11 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2022

‘Lady Chatterley's Lover' Review: When Connie Met Ollie
The new Netflix adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's once-controversial novel is both steamy and decorous.

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2022

8 Books Coming in December
A newly translated novel by Marguerite Duras, a book on exotic sea creatures and what we share with them, the letters of John le Carré: December brings books for readers of all tastes.

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2022

Patti Smith on Her New Book, ‘A Book of Days'
In her collection of photographs, the author and performer proves that pictures can be a window to the soul — and the era we're living in.

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2022

Patti Smith's Book Beats a 2023 Calendar Any Day of the Week
In her collection of photographs, the author and performer proves that pictures can be a window to the soul — and the era we're living in.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘The Writing Is as Good as the Food': Prue Leith's Favorite Cookbooks
The judge on "The Great British Baking Show," whose new book is "Bliss on Toast," recommends "The Joy of Cooking" along with M.F.K. Fisher and Elizabeth David: "Both the latter are a real pleasure to read."

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2022

A Punk Rocker Searches for His Bass and the Friend Who Stole It
Sam Lipsyte's new novel, "No One Left to Come Looking for You," centers on the 1990s music scene in downtown New York.

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Dec 01, 2022

Book Review: ‘No One Left to Come Looking For You' by Sam Lipsyte
Sam Lipsyte's new novel, "No One Left to Come Looking for You," centers on the 1990s music scene in downtown New York.

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2022

Poem: (Intuitions. She)
Coral Bracho depicts the terror of Alzheimers — losing yourself within a formerly capable and operating mind and body.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2022

Bending Gender's Rules, in Life and in German Grammar
The victory of Kim de l'Horizon, a nonbinary writer, in a top literary prize stirred a debate about how the German language can accommodate people who don't identify as male or female.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2022

John le Carré's Letters Show the Author at His Witty, Erudite and Pugilistic Best
"A Private Life," a collection of correspondence spanning much of his life, offers a fresh look at his brilliance — and his contradictions

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2022

Book Review: ‘Fit Nation,' by Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
In "Fit Nation," Natalia Mehlman Petrzela charts the evolution of our national attitudes toward fitness.

New York Times Books
Nov 29, 2022

Book Review: ‘Empire of Ice and Stone' by Buddy Levy
"Empire of Ice and Stone" tells the terrifying story of a 1913 expedition gone wrong.

New York Times Books
Nov 29, 2022

The Best Books of 2022
The staff of The New York Times Book Review choose the year's standout fiction and nonfiction.

New York Times Books
Nov 29, 2022

The 10 Best Books of 2022
The staff of The New York Times Book Review choose the year's standout fiction and nonfiction.

New York Times Books
Nov 28, 2022

Book Review: ‘Stella Maris,' by Cormac McCarthy
"Stella Maris" is the second of McCarthy's two new books about grief, math and the nature of knowledge.

New York Times Books
Nov 28, 2022

Brown Sugar Kitchen Chef Tanya Holland's New Cookbook ‘California Soul'
In her new cookbook, the acclaimed owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen traces the Great Migration's influence on West Coast cuisine.

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Nov 28, 2022

Book Review: "Winterland," by Rae Meadows
In "Winterland," Rae Meadows's fifth novel, an 8-year-old from Siberia gets the nod to train with elite athletes in the U.S.S.R.

New York Times Books
Nov 27, 2022

Book Review: ‘The Intimate City: Walking New York,' by Michael Kimmelman
During the pandemic, the New York Times architecture critic, Michael Kimmelman, toured parts of New York on foot with architects, urban planners and other experts. His book "The Intimate City" is a record of what they saw.

New York Times Books
Nov 27, 2022

Book Review: "A Heart That Works," by Rob Delaney
In his memoir, "A Heart That Works," Rob Delaney recalls the unthinkable — his son's death — with honesty and levity.

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Nov 27, 2022

Book Review: ‘The Easy Life,' by Marguerite Duras
"The Easy Life," the author's second novel, is translated into English for the first time.

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Nov 27, 2022

The Worlds of the ‘Remarkably Prescient' Octavia Butler
A new interactive article in The Times immerses readers in significant locations and moments from the life of the pioneering science fiction writer.

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Nov 26, 2022

A Timely Biography Traces Joseph Roth's Accounts of Fascism
Roth was an outraged witness to tyranny, which led him to exile, and his books to the bonfire. In "Endless Flight," Keiron Pim examines the flawed man and his resonant legacy.

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Nov 26, 2022

Book Review: ‘Uphill,' by Jemele Hill; ‘Home Bound,' by Vanessa A. Bee; ‘Slow Cooked,' by Marion Nestle; ‘Making a Scene,' by Constance Wu
From a sports anchor to a housing policy expert to a major movie star, these new autobiographies double as manifestoes.

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Nov 26, 2022

Book Review: ‘Last Day in Lagos,' by Marilyn Nance
Over a month spent at FESTAC '77, the photographer captured the intimacy of Pan-African celebration.

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Nov 24, 2022

Douglas Brinkley Would Like to Invite Thoreau to Dinner
The historian, whose new book is "Silent Spring Revolution," would also invite E.O. Wilson and Rachel Carson: "We could talk about the 11,000 bird species the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is helping to conserve in the face of climate change."

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Nov 24, 2022

Write Every Day? Tracy Deonn Recommends Thinking Instead.
Before she put pen to paper — or fingers to keyboard — this fantasy novelist spent a long time getting to know her protagonist.

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Nov 23, 2022

Bringing Down Harvey Weinstein
The Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor talk about their book ‘She Said,' and Neal Gabler discusses the first volume of his Ted Kennedy biography.

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Nov 23, 2022

The 2022 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Books
Take a peek at all 10 of this year's winners.

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Nov 23, 2022

Children's Picture Books About Boats
Four books show kids the infinite joys of building, sailing, restoring and just plain floating a boat.

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Nov 23, 2022

New Crime and Mystery Novels
In Stephen Spotswood's new novel, "Secrets Typed in Blood" — set in 1940s New York City — a pulp magazine writer claims that a killer is copying crimes from her stories.

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Nov 23, 2022

Newly Published Poetry, From Iman Mersal to Robert Pinsky
A selection of books published this week.

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Nov 23, 2022

‘White Noise' Review: Toxic Events, Airborne and Domestic
Noah Baumbach's adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel is a campus comedy, a domestic drama and an allegory of contemporary American life.

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Nov 23, 2022

How to Make the Most of E-Books, and Find Free Ones
Even if you still love printed books, the digital option lets you put an entire library in your bag, just in time for holiday travel and vacation.

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Nov 23, 2022

Book Review: ‘Hilma af Klint,' edited by Kurt Almqvist and Daniel Birnbaum
A comprehensive, slipcased catalogue raisonné of the Swedish painter's work revisits the techniques and themes that redrew the timeline of modern art in the West.

New York Times Books
Nov 23, 2022

New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books From N.K. Jemisin, H.A. Clarke, More
New books by N.K. Jemisin, H.A. Clarke, Nathan Tavares and Isaac Fellman.

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Nov 23, 2022

Read Your Way Through Tangier
Tangier's many facets have long inspired writers. Here, the Moroccan-born novelist Laila Lalami introduces readers to the books and writers that, to her, best capture the city.

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Nov 23, 2022

Poem: Diaspora Sonnet Traveling Between Apartment Rentals
This poem's final turn tightly encapsulates the immigrant experience with new language and destinations.

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Nov 22, 2022

Bob Dylan Gets Tangled Up in Book Autograph Controversy
Simon & Schuster sold 900 signed copies of the singer's new essay collection, but superfans and internet sleuths noticed something wasn't right with the autograph. Now the publisher is issuing refunds.

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Nov 22, 2022

‘Specimen Days' Is Both an Ode to Walt Whitman and Its Own Portrait of America
Michael Cunningham's 2005 novel jumps between centuries and genres as it explores the yearning for transcendence and the importance of noticing.

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Nov 22, 2022

The 10 Best Books of 2022: An Event Announcing Our List
On Nov. 29, Times readers are invited to be the first to find out which books we've selected as the year's best.

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Nov 22, 2022

How I Got Through My Miscarriages
Reading Diane Noomin's feminist comics allowed me to feel the full range of my own grief.

New York Times Books
Nov 21, 2022

Penguin Random House-Simon & Schuster Deal Collapses, Breaking Pattern in Publishing
The deal to acquire Simon & Schuster would have made the buyer, Penguin Random House, even larger, and reduced the number of big publishers in the U.S. to four.

New York Times Books
Nov 21, 2022

Dagny Corcoran, Bookselling Fixture of L.A. Art Scene, Dies at 77
Her store, Art Catalogues, specialized in books for and about museum and gallery exhibitions and became a gathering place for artists and bibliophiles.

New York Times Books
Nov 21, 2022

A Huge Merger's Collapse Breaks a Pattern of Consolidation in Publishing
The deal to acquire Simon & Schuster would have made the buyer, Penguin Random House, even larger, and reduced the number of big publishers in the U.S. to four.

New York Times Books
Nov 21, 2022

Dagny Corcoran, 77, Bookselling Fixture of L.A. Art Scene, Dies at 77
Her store, Art Catalogues, specialized in books for and about museum and gallery exhibitions and became a gathering place for artists and bibliophiles.

New York Times Books
Nov 21, 2022

Dagny Corcoran, 77, Is Dead; Bookseller and Fixture of the L.A. Art Scene
Her store, Art Catalogues, specialized in books for and about museum and gallery exhibitions and became a gathering place for artists and bibliophiles.

New York Times Books
Nov 21, 2022

Book Review: ‘The Islands,' by Dionne Irving; ‘The Consequences,' by Miguel Muñoz; ‘You Have Reached Your Destination,' by Louise Marburg
From farmworkers in California's Central Valley to vacationers in Jamaica and Connecticut, these protagonists find themselves in lives they don't quite recognize.

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Nov 21, 2022

Book Review: ‘Aesthetica,' by Allie Rowbottom
In "Aesthetica," Allie Rowbottom imagines a 35-year-old ex-influencer who's about to undergo an extreme surgery to undo every cosmetic procedure she's endured to date.

New York Times Books
Nov 21, 2022

Book Review: ‘Eat Your Mind,' by Jason McBride
"Eat Your Mind," a new biography by Jason McBride, surveys her life and art.

New York Times Books
Nov 20, 2022

Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House Deal on the Verge of Collapse
Penguin Random House's agreement to buy Simon & Schuster is set to fall through. Simon & Schuster's parent company decided not to extend it after a judge blocked the purchase.

New York Times Books
Nov 20, 2022

Dagny Corcoran, Bookseller and Fixture of the L.A. Art Scene, Dies at 77
Her store, Art Catalogues, specialized in books for and about museum and gallery exhibitions and became a gathering place for artists and bibliophiles.

New York Times Books
Nov 20, 2022

In Life and Music, Ned Rorem Was Unwaveringly Himself
This composer, diarist and reluctant pioneer of gay liberation has died. A critic remembers visiting him in his twilight.

New York Times Books
Nov 20, 2022

Book Review: ‘The Future Is Analog,' by David Sax
Lockdown has reminded David Sax that "The Future Is Analog." At least for people a lot like him.

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