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Paul Thomas Anderson Films ‘Inherent Vice’ 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:25:03 GMT 
    One mystery in “Inherent Vice,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel, is whether the author makes an appearance.


ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Texting While Driving 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:13:32 GMT 
    Matt Richtel discusses “A Deadly Wandering,” and Mark Edmundson talks about “Why Football Matters.”








Literary Biography of Jonathan Franzen to Appear Next Year 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:40:54 GMT 
    The author of four novels, Mr. Franzen is the focus of a Swarthmore College English professor who has also studied Faulkner, Proust and Kafka.


Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:08:42 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.


Paperback Row 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:49:33 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


The Shortlist: Jessie Burton's 'The Miniaturist' and More 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:35:21 GMT 
    New books by Jessie Burton, Alix Christie, Rosie Thomas and Katy Simpson Smith.


Louise Glück's 'Faithful and Virtuous Night' 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:26:31 GMT 
    Many of the poems in Louise Glück’s collection feature an aging painter confronting his own mortality.


Crime: John Harvey's 'Darkness, Darkness' and More 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:03:49 GMT 
    “Darkness, Darkness,” John Harvey’s final novel in his series featuring Inspector Charlie Resnick, strikes an elegiac tone.


Damon Galgut's 'Arctic Summer' 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:56:35 GMT 
    Based on the life of E. M. Forster, this novel traces a struggle for liberation both on and off the page.


'The Undertaking,' by Audrey Magee 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:51:55 GMT 
    A first novel set in World War II Germany.


'Consumed,' by David Cronenberg 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:48:26 GMT 
    David Cronenberg’s debut novel centers on two journalists and their fascination with scandal and social media.


Open Book: Disquiet on the Set 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:43:23 GMT 
    In “Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed,” the filmmaker talks about his notoriously volatile relationship with the actor Klaus Kinski, among many other subjects.


Inside the List 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:42:53 GMT 
    Caitlin Doughty, whose “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” is No. 14 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is a young undertaker who has made it her mission to demystify death and promote a D.I.Y. approach to funerals.


'My Two Italies,' by Joseph Luzzi 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:42:00 GMT 
    A son of Italian immigrants on his relationship with the ancestral homeland.


'Island of a Thousand Mirrors,' by Nayomi Munaweera 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:41:35 GMT 
    Two families find themselves on opposite sides of Sri Lanka’s civil war in this debut novel.


'The Scatter Here Is Too Great,' by Bilal Tanweer 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:41:19 GMT 
    An attack in Karachi reveals a web of lives connected by violence in this novel-in-stories.
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