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ArtsBeat: Neal Cassady’s Famous Lost Letter to Jack Kerouac to Be Auctioned 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:28:33 GMT 
    A 16,000-word letter that inspired Kerouac to rewrite “On the Road” has been found, and will be sold at auction in December.








Books of The Times: Michael Connelly’s ‘The Burning Room’ Revisits Harry Bosch 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:20:24 GMT 
    Michael Connelly continues his Harry Bosch series in “The Burning Room,” with a recent death that actually goes back a decade.








ArtsBeat: A 19th-Century-Style ‘Christmas Carol’ on the Upper East Side 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:52:32 GMT 
    A new performance of the Dickens Christmas classic recreates a 19th-century-style salon performance.








‘Embattled Rebel,’ by James M. McPherson 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:36:01 GMT 
    James M. McPherson reconsiders Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president and military commander.








Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Goes to University of Texas 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:00:02 GMT 
    Gabriel García Márquez’s archive has been acquired by the University of Texas and includes manuscripts, correspondence, photos and personal artifacts related to his important books.






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