Interviews

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Ben McGrath has a journalist's nose for news and telling details and a novelist's ability to tell a suspenseful story with vivid portraits of ordinary people such as Richard Conant, who did extraor

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The letterpress is a haunting object. Its small bed and moveable type have an obvious kinship with Gutenberg’s 1440 creation.

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Full Disclosure: This is not an ordinary review. It’s personal.

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“Vivid, moving, revealing, and highly readable, The Helpers deserves a high place on the Covid-19 bookshelf.”

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“This book is for art lovers, and lovers of beauty and truth who value the human spirit that will not be denied by the destructive forces that humans have created.

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“A Poetics of the Press serves an audience of those dedicated to recording and understanding literary publishing, a must for all serious libraries.”

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In Better Boys, Better Men, Andrew Reiner convincingly details the harm males cause when on a quest to establish their hypermasculinity.

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Michael Oberman was the music columnist at the daily Washington Star, taking over from his older brother, Ron, from February 1967 to March 1973.

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“An estimated 30 million people died under Stalin’s regime of terror. These nine women show us how they avoided being among them. Their voices inspire us all . . .”

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“exposes violence in art, literature, thought, music, opera, movies, sports, love, landscapes, and in intellect itself.”

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Julia Martin has done a fine job of bringing Gary Snyder to the fore in her committed study of one of our major contemporary authors.”

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Jorge Luis Borges is considered the patron saint of computer programmers for his mastership of infinity and self-reflection, and Borges at 80 is a reprint of the same title published by th

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“Alan Moore: Conversations is undoubtedly a definitive, scholarly collection for Mr. Moore’s fans, but as the book’s editor Eric Berlatsky points out: ‘. . .

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“Richard Poplak compellingly combines a selection of Igor Kenk’s own words with clever and pointed commentary to create a remarkable narrative.

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“The Next Day is a creative and worthy undertaking, a unique and powerful discussion of an issue that is at once growing in pervasiveness and intensely tragic and troubling.”

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“Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits is valuable primarily for those particularly interested in what the gurus of the branding industry have to say about where branding was in