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Special to the Tribune"The Confessions of Edward Day" By Valerie MartinVintage, $15.95, 304 pages "Let the Great World Spin" By Colum McCann Random House, $15, 400 pages Cities have served as one of the great subjects of fiction from Balzac to Dickens to Saul Bellow, and a...
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Special to the Los Angeles TimesLetters Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor Viking: 608 pp, $35 Saul Bellow, being Saul Bellow, coined literary profit from emotional tumult. From personal pain came self-exploration and impish bons mots, poured into the heightened confessional of...
Among the advantages of the iPad or other e-reader is that no great book need ever again suffer the sad fate of my paperback copy of "Art and Ardor" by Cynthia Ozick. The essay collection was published in 1983, but by the time it came to me, plucked...
Special to the Tribune"Still On Call" By Richard Stern University of Michigan Press, $25.95, 264 pages The New Yorker recently announced its “20 Under 40” issue, full of writers on the upward slope of bright literary careers, competing for Guggenheims, winning...
Jacket CopyWhen the Nobel Prize in literature was announced this month, the name "Herta Muller" met much American head-scratching. Muller, an ethnically German Romanian who writes of trials of living under a repressive dictatorship, has a strong reputation in Europe...
Clout StPosted by John Byrne at 5:52 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley is upping the ante as he bets against his Philadelphia counterpart on the outcome of the Stanley Cup finals.Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, however, is not. Win or lose, Nutter has......
Jacket CopyPut down that dragon tattoo girl. Stop catching up with Bree Tanner. You don't need any help from Kathryn Stockett, or to chew your fingernails through a hunger game. Forget about the latest from Scott Turow or David Mitchell or......
Jacket CopyAmazon.com now has exclusive rights to sell the e-book versions of some of the best-known titles from top literary authors Philip Roth, Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike and more. In an announcement late Wednesday -- shortly after midnight...
Leon Kirchner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of expressive, rigorous, atonal yet romantic music, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at his home in New York. He was 90. A pianist and conductor as well as a composer, Kirchner stood somewhat...
Aldous Huxley: "The Devils of Loudun" (HarperPerennial) In 1643, an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. The convent's charismatic priest was eventually convicted of seducing the nuns in his charge...
" 'I must not,' said Jane, 'think of rats.' And proceeded to think of them as hard as she could." Bland, boring sentence, right? When I tell class after class of writing students that this one sentence -- plucked many decades ago from a children's book...
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Jacket CopyYes, J.D. Salinger is dead; he died Jan. 27, exactly a year after the death of John Updike. And yes, we lost Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer in 2007. But do four deceased literary lions constitute a death sentence for......
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