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Bookends: Who Should Be Kicked Out of the Canon? 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:01 GMT 
    James Parker and Francine Prose discuss which writers should be ejected from the literary canon.











‘The Conservative Heart,’ by Arthur C. Brooks 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    Arthur C. Brooks says Republicans should revise their rhetoric and speak in moral terms.











‘Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,’ by Susan Southard 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    What happened in Nagasaki after the second atomic bomb.











‘The Complete Stories,’ by Clarice Lispector 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:00:02 GMT 
    Clarice Lispector’s “Complete Stories” is proof that she was one of the true originals of Latin American literature.











‘Let Me Tell You,’ by Shirley Jackson 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    A new collection of work by Shirley Jackson includes short stories, humorous bits of family memoir, and essays and talks, many of them in print for the first time.











ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Dr. Seuss’ ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:48:21 GMT 
    Maria Russo and Alexandra Alter discuss Dr. Seuss, and Jill Ciment talks about “The Hand That Feeds You.”











ArtsBeat: Rediscovered Pablo Neruda Poems to Be Published 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:07:14 GMT 
    Copper Canyon Press will publish a collection of 20 poems that were found by archivists last year.











‘The Loved Ones,’ by Mary-Beth Hughes 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:00:14 GMT 
    After an inescapable loss, a cosmetics executive moves his family to London.











Christian Kracht’s ‘Imperium’ 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:00:13 GMT 
    In this Swiss novel, a German vegetarian in the early 1900s tries to found a colony in the South Seas.











‘The Hand That Feeds You,’ by A.J. Rich 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:00:12 GMT 
    A heroine learns her dead fiancé was an impostor.











‘A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me,’ by David Gates 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:00:12 GMT 
    The characters in David Gates’s stories engage in festivals of bad decisions.











‘The End of Plenty,’ by Joel K. Bourne Jr. 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:00:11 GMT 
    A journalist looks at the challenges involved in keeping the world from going hungry.











Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:00:08 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.











Open Book: An Unfinished Library 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:00:08 GMT 
    “The Greatest Books You’ll Never Read” is a new survey of books that are “unfinished, unbegun or lost, and today exist as only suggestive fragments or not at all.”











The Shortlist: Summer Fiction 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:00:08 GMT 
    New books by Candace Bushnell, Caroline Zancan, Jules Moulin, and Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.









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