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What Philip Roth Taught Me About Being an American Jew

What Philip Roth Taught Me About Being an American Jew

The author Philip Roth, who died on Tuesday, at his home on the Upper West Side in January.

In a New Book of Sketches, Françoise Gilot Clears Her Mind of the Past

In a New Book of Sketches, Françoise Gilot Clears Her Mind of the Past

“Art doesn’t come from what is around you, but from what is inside of you,” says the French painter and author Françoise Gilot.

‘Spalding Gray,’ the Color? It’s a Long Story

‘Spalding Gray,’ the Color? It’s a Long Story

Gray’s home, now painted Sherwin Williams’s ”Spalding Gray.” His widow, Kathleen Russo (with her partner David Olson) on the cottage’s porch.

If You Could Add One Book to the High School Curriculum, What Would It Be?

If You Could Add One Book to the High School Curriculum, What Would It Be?

If you’re a teacher and you have your students read “1984” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” why not have them also read “Parable of the Sower,” by Octavia E. Butler?

When Neo-Nazis Marched Through Berlin’s Old Jewish Quarter, a Bookshop Took Notice

When Neo-Nazis Marched Through Berlin’s Old Jewish Quarter, a Bookshop Took Notice

Tucholsky Bookstore helped organize protests against right-wing extremists last month.

New Life for Old Classics, as Their Copyrights Run Out

New Life for Old Classics, as Their Copyrights Run Out

Clockwise from top left: Kahlil Gibran; F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda; Agatha Christie; Jean Toomer; and Thomas Mann.

For Japanese Novelist Sayaka Murata, Odd Is the New Normal

For Japanese Novelist Sayaka Murata, Odd Is the New Normal

Sayaka Murata in a Tokyo convenience store similar to the one where the main character in her novel works.

‘Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams,’ by Louisa Thomas

‘Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams,’ by Louisa Thomas

The portrait of Louisa Adams that hangs in the White House.

A Scrappy Makeover for a Tweedy Literary Fixture

A Scrappy Makeover for a Tweedy Literary Fixture

Stig Abell, 38, the editor of the Times Literary Supplement, at the book review journal’s offices in The News Building, the London headquarters of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.

How to Catch a Killer in China: Another Chinese Crime Novel Goes Global

How to Catch a Killer in China: Another Chinese Crime Novel Goes Global

Crime, Zhou Haohui says, is a universal theme, which is why detective stories or police thrillers can more easily transcend cultural divides than, say, historical fiction.


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