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William T. Vollmann: By the Book

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 6:00am
The author, most recently, of “The Dying Grass” says the deader the author, the more worthwhile the book. “Who would keep bringing out editions of ‘Gilgamesh’ if there weren’t some magic in the story?”


Critic’s Take: It’s the End of the World as She Knows It

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:00am
Female writers don’t need to destroy the world in order to imagine feeling unsafe in it.


ArtsBeat: E. L. Doctorow in The Times

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:27am
Mr. Doctorow, the author of “Ragtime,” “Billy Bathgate” and other books, died on Tuesday at 84.


‘Men of War,’ by Alexander Rose

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 3:00am
Alexander Rose takes on the combat experience at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg and Iwo Jima.


‘The China Challenge,’ by Thomas J. Christensen

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 3:00am
A former State Department official urges Americans to accept China’s rise to power.


Dr. Seuss’ ‘What Pet Should I Get?’

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:45pm
“What Pet Should I Get?” shows Dr. Seuss’ particular genius for distilling both the spirit of his times and the timeless mind-set of children.