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The Best Food Books to Read This Spring

Spring brings a variety of new food-related books, from cozy novels to compelling memoirs.
One notable release is The Paris Novel by Ruth Reichl.
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3 weeks ago
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February 2024's Must-Read Book Releases

Stay updated on the latest book releases
Discover new novels, memoirs, and more
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1 month ago
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The Danish queen who translated Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir was not only a pioneer of feminism but also an influential writer in various genres including novels and memoirs.
Her memoirs, collected in two volumes by the Pleiade editorial collection, offer a comprehensive portrait not only of her life but of her entire era.
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2 weeks ago
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Book Deals: Week of February 12, 2024

Tia Williams sells two new novels to Grand Central
Odd Dot acquires The Fly Fishing Book by Steven Weinberg
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1 week ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 151

Martin Amis is a British author, born on August 25, 1949, in Oxford, England.
Amis began his writing career with book reviews and worked as an editorial assistant before publishing his first novel.
The Paris Review
2 weeks ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 254

Sigrid Nunez discusses her writing process and the challenges of adapting her books into film.
She is currently working with Pedro Almodóvar on a screenplay based on her latest novel.
The Nation
2 weeks ago
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The Many Lives of George Eliot

George Eliot criticized novels that portrayed marriage as a woman's ultimate goal.
Eliot's own life and work challenged traditional expectations of marriage and allowed her to write about it with depth and complexity.
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1 month ago
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16 New Books That Should Absolutely Be On Your Radar In 2024

2024 is shaping up to be another promising year for reading with highly anticipated novels from various authors.
This year will see the release of new romance titles from Emily Henry, Carley Fortune, and Annabel Monaghan.
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1 month ago
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There is joy, and there is rage': the new generation of novelists writing about motherhood

Books about motherhood come in waves throughout history, with each wave bringing new perspectives and exploration of the topic.
The recent novels The Nursery, Soldier Sailor, and Reproduction are praised for coming close to capturing the literary truth of motherhood.
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1 month ago
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Five of the best postcolonial novels

Literature is not a luxury for African writers, as it plays a crucial role in shaping identity and addressing the consequences of colonialism.
The list includes novels that explore topics such as labor unrest in colonial Barbados, Sudanese experiences in Europe, and the fall of the Ottoman empire.
The Paris Review
3 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 121

A. S. Byatt is known for her wide-ranging interests and expansive knowledge in literature, biology, and the fine arts.
Possession is considered one of Byatt's most influential works in expanding the range of English fiction.
Byatt's novels display a unique combination of intellectual ambition and emotional depth.
The Paris Review
3 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 181

A. S. Byatt's houses are filled with art and objects that reflect her wide-ranging interests and fecundity of mind.
Byatt's writing has had a significant impact on English fiction, expanding its range and inspiring younger writers.
Her novels are highly acclaimed and cover diverse subjects such as history, art, Darwinian theory, and sexual passion.
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3 months ago
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The Art of Poetry No. 9

A.S. Byatt is a prolific writer with a wide range of interests in art, literature, biology, and theoretical ideas.
Her novels have influenced contemporary English writing, expanding the scope of English fiction and exploring larger questions of history and art.
Byatt's novels demonstrate a combination of ambitious ideas and a deep understanding of individual motivation and human emotions.
The Paris Review
3 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 200

A. S. Byatt is a prolific writer known for her wide-ranging ambition and ability to tackle big questions.
Her novels have had a significant impact on contemporary English writing, inspiring a gust of inquiry and a shift towards larger themes.
Byatt's writing combines a broad scope of mind with an understanding of individual motivation and a deep exploration of sexual passion.
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1 month ago
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Anna Quindlen Wants You to Get a Good Life

Procrastination is part of Anna Quindlen's writing process.
Quindlen's works cover themes of life, loss, family, and motherhood.
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3 weeks ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 249

Arundhati Roy is known for her novels and essays on power, displacement, and democracy.
Her nonfiction essays and novels are interconnected, focusing on similar political themes and questions.
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3 weeks ago
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Eight Great Books About Life in Big Cities

Big cities offer opportunities but also loneliness and complexity.
Novels set in cities explore the struggles and choices of characters trying to find their place.
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1 month ago
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Fred Chappell, Admired but Unsung Writer of the South, Dies at 87

Fred Chappell was a poet, novelist, and critic known for his ability to capture universal themes through his evocations of rural North Carolina.
He was considered the South's premier contemporary person of letters and was influenced by writers such as Faulkner, O'Connor, Warren, and Welty.
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4 weeks ago
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Day by Michael Cunningham; The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez review tales from the Covid era

The pandemic has quickly become a subject for fiction, with many authors responding to it in their work.
Two new novels, 'Day' by Michael Cunningham and another novel set in New York, explore contrasting narrative approaches to the pandemic period.
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1 month ago
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Five of the best postcolonial novels

Literature is not a luxury for Africans; it is a life and death affair as they are fashioning a new man.
Novels have long explored the consequences of colonialism past and present.
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1 month ago
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Inland by Gerald Murnane review inside the mind of a master

Gerald Murnane's novels are celebrated and he is considered a favorite for the Nobel prize in literature.
Murnane's fourth novel, Inland, is described as his most ambitious, sustained, and powerful piece of writing.
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1 month ago
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Michael Cunningham: Some people have never forgiven me for not just writing The Hours again'

Michael Cunningham discusses his daily commute to his Greenwich Village studio
Cunningham's best-known novel, The Hours, won a Pulitzer prize and was adapted into a successful film
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1 month ago
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Japan's best-selling living novelist: Haruki Murakami at 75 DW 01/11/2024

Haruki Murakami's novels are known for their quirky characters, love, loss, and a lot of emphasis on sex.
Murakami's international recognition came after a media scandal in Germany, where a debate on a TV talk show led to his novel becoming an overnight bestseller.
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2 months ago
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TOM SAVAGE: R.I.P.

Suspense writer Tom Savage has passed away
He was the author of ten suspense novels and his work appeared in various magazines and anthologies
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2 months ago
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Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward review a plantation hell

Jesmyn Ward's memoir 'Men We Reaped' explores the lives of five men close to her who died prematurely, and her dissatisfaction with her first novel in capturing the realities of young Black people in the South.
Ward's novels, including 'Salvage the Bones' and 'Sing, Unburied, Sing', tackle difficult subjects such as Hurricane Katrina and the challenges faced by impoverished families, while also highlighting the characters' individuality, autonomy, and love despite overwhelming odds.
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2 months ago
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The best books to give as presents this Christmas

James McBride's novel The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store explores the intersection of the Black and Jewish communities.
Alice McDermott's novel Absolution is a moral masterpiece and one of the finest modern novels the author has read.
Mary Beard recommends Zadie Smith's historical novel The Fraud and a book about 16th-century female artist Lavinia Fontana.
Clive Myrie praises Paul Murray's The Bee Sting and Rory Stewart's Politics on the Edge as insightful and engaging reads.
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2 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 12

A. S. Byatt is a writer known for her wide-ranging interests and extensive knowledge.
Byatt's novels have had a significant influence on contemporary English writing.
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2 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 241

Penelope Lively had an interesting childhood growing up in Cairo and later moved to England for boarding school.
Lively is a prolific writer, having written numerous books for children, novels, short stories, and memoirs.
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2 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 176

A. S. Byatt is a writer known for her wide-ranging interests and expansive mind.
Byatt's novels have been influential in expanding the scope of English fiction.
Her houses reflect her intellectual curiosity and are filled with art and books.
The Paris Review
2 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 184

A. S. Byatt is a prolific writer known for her wide-ranging ambition and ability to tackle complex themes.
Her novels, like Possession, have had a significant impact on contemporary English writing.
Byatt's houses and conversation reflect her diverse interests and expansive mind.
The Paris Review
2 months ago
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The Art of Poetry No. 94

A.S. Byatt is a prolific writer known for her wide-ranging interests and intelligence.
Byatt's novels have had a significant impact on contemporary English writing, expanding the scope and ambition of the genre.
The Paris Review
3 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 230

A. S. Byatt is a prolific writer known for her wide-ranging interests and expansive mind.
Her novels, such as Possession, have had a significant impact on the landscape of English fiction.
The Paris Review
3 months ago
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The Art of Translation No. 5

A. S. Byatt is a writer who is well-known for her wide-ranging ambition and ability to explore various subjects in her works.
Possession by A. S. Byatt has had a significant influence on contemporary English writing, inspiring a new gusto for inquiry and exploration of larger themes.
Byatt's novels combine a formidable scope of mind with an understanding of individual motivation and a skillful portrayal of sexual passion.
The Paris Review
3 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 28

A. S. Byatt's houses reflect her fecundity of mind and wide-ranging interests.
Byatt's novels have had a significant impact on contemporary English writing, expanding the scope of fiction and inspiring younger writers.
Byatt's work combines intellectual scope with an understanding of individual motivation and tenderness.
The Paris Review
3 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 135

A. S. Byatt is a writer known for her wide-ranging interests and intellectual curiosity.
Byatt's novels have had a significant impact on contemporary English writing, expanding the range and ambition of the genre.
The Paris Review
3 months ago
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The Art of Poetry No. 102

A. S. Byatt is a writer with a wide range of interests, including literature, biology, fine arts, and theoretical preoccupations.
Her novels have had a significant impact on contemporary English writing, expanding the range of English fiction and inspiring younger writers.
Byatt combines a broad scope of mind with a deep understanding of individual motivation and an ability to write about both scientific theories and human passion.
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3 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 118

Wallace Stegner has published numerous novels, short-story collections, nonfiction titles, and edited works throughout his career.
Stegner was known for his environmentalist views and his involvement in conservation efforts.
Despite his success, Stegner remains modest about his achievements and downplays his influence on his students.
The Paris Review
3 months ago
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The Art of Poetry No. 108

A. S. Byatt is a prolific writer who is known for her wide range of interests and influences.
Her novels have had a significant impact on English fiction, inspiring other writers to explore larger themes and ideas.
Byatt's writing masterfully combines intellectual depth with emotional sensitivity.
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3 months ago
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Julia Armfield and Jon Ransom win the Polari prizes for LGBTQ+ books

Julia Armfield and Jon Ransom have won the Polari prizes for LGBTQ+ literature.
Armfield's novel, 'Our Wives Under the Sea,' won the overall prize.
Both winning books expand our understanding of LGBTQ+ literature.
The Paris Review
3 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 85

A. S. Byatt is a prolific and diverse writer, with a range of interests and influences.
Her novels have had a significant impact on contemporary English writing, expanding its range and ambition.
Byatt's writing combines wide-ranging intellectual exploration with a deep understanding of individual motivations and emotions.
The New Yorker
3 months ago
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The Surprising Sweetness of the Ayn Rand Fangirl Novel

Ayn Rand's novels have both admirers and detractors, with some claiming she celebrates self-interest and others arguing she glamorizes rapacity and violence.
Ayn Rand has been embraced by tech billionaires and free-market politicians, but has also become a pop-cultural bogeyman.
The presence of Ayn Rand's books is often seen as a red flag for latent sociopathy.
WSJ
3 months ago
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The Stories of William Faulkner: Mississippi's Talebearer

Faulkner initially pursued poetry before turning to short stories and eventually novels.
Between 1929 and 1936, Faulkner produced a highly inventive body of work.
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3 months ago
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AS Byatt, author and critic, dies aged 87

AS Byatt, acclaimed writer and critic, has passed away at the age of 87.
Byatt's novels, including Possession and The Children's Book, were complex and critically acclaimed.
Byatt's work explored family, myth, and narrative, and she won numerous literary awards throughout her career.
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3 months ago
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In Lexi Freiman's Books, It's So Easy to Be Wrong

Lexi Freiman's first novel didn't have the impact she expected, leading her to join a commune in Greece to learn unconventional meditation techniques.
Freiman's second novel, The Book of Ayn, explores themes of cancel culture and the criticism faced by a protagonist for her controversial book.
“All obsessions are extreme metaphors waiting to be born.” —J. G. Ballard https://t.co/JmstFFrjSR
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3 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 85

A. S. Byatt is a prolific and diverse writer, with a range of interests and influences.
Her novels have had a significant impact on contemporary English writing, expanding its range and ambition.
Byatt's writing combines wide-ranging intellectual exploration with a deep understanding of individual motivations and emotions.
“Art has no concern with peace and contentment.” —William Faulkner https://t.co/rtQDbAjae6
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2 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 12

A. S. Byatt is a writer known for her wide-ranging interests and extensive knowledge.
Byatt's novels have had a significant influence on contemporary English writing.
“I started writing by doing small related things but not the thing itself, circling it and getting closer.” —Amy Hempel https://t.co/EGOuAIW6Er
The Paris Review
2 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 176

A. S. Byatt is a writer known for her wide-ranging interests and expansive mind.
Byatt's novels have been influential in expanding the scope of English fiction.
Her houses reflect her intellectual curiosity and are filled with art and books.
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