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The New York Times Book Review: Back Issues

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:48am
Complete contents of the Book Review since 1997.






Bookends: Highbrow, Lowbrow, Middlebrow — Do These Kinds of Cultural Categories Mean Anything Anymore?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:00am
Thomas Mallon and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether there is any use in retaining old labels of cultural prestige.






‘Falling Out of Time,’ by David Grossman

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:27pm
David Grossman’s book in verse is an intimate study of grief and mourning.






Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:09am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:57am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:35am
Elia Kazan’s letters underscore his central importance in the maturing of American film and theater at midcentury.

Tim Winton’s ‘Eyrie’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:34am
Tim Winton’s hero, a disgraced and despairing activist in Western Australia, is called to help a childhood friend.

‘Lucian Freud,’ by Phoebe Hoban

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:33am
A biography of the painter who crossed paths with everyone from Kate Moss to the Kray brothers.

‘The Golden Age Shtetl,’ by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:33am
A history of Jewish life in the villages of Eastern Europe before the period familiar to American Jews.

‘All the Rage,’ by A. L. Kennedy

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:32am
Cruelty and lust predominate in A. L. Kennedy’s stories.

‘Take This Man,’ by Brando Skyhorse

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:32am
Brando Skyhorse’s turbulent childhood was built on myth.

Howard Norman’s ‘Next Life Might Be Kinder’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:31am
This novel’s protagonist cannot surmount his grief over his wife’s murder.

‘Liberalism,’ by Edmund Fawcett

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:31am
A history of liberalism, told through the lives and ideas of a dynamic group of European and American thinkers.

‘The Essential Ellen Willis’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:30am
Ellen Willis, who emerged in the 1960s, asked serious questions about culture and politics.

‘Snow in May,’ by Kseniya Melnik

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:30am
These stories portray women’s lives in Magadan, Russia, a town known as an entryway to gulag labor camps.

‘Closed Doors,’ by Lisa O’Donnell

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:29am
A boy in a remote Scottish town tries to understand the terrible thing that has happened to his mother.

‘Stuff Matters,’ by Mark Miodownik

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:29am
Why do paper clips bend? What makes elastic stretchy? A scientist examines the ubiquitous substances we take for granted.

Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:29am
Marja Mills, whose “Mockingbird Next Door” is No. 4 on the hardcover nonfiction list, spent ample time observing Harper Lee going about her ordinary daily life.

The Shortlist: Lee Upton’s ‘Tao of Humiliation,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:28am
New books by Lee Upton, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, David James Poissant and Adam Wilson.

Open Book: Captivating and Repellent

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:21am
Ben Macintyre says Kim Philby’s writings are “completely unreliable, which makes sifting fact from fiction a real challenge, but a hugely enjoyable one.”
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