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  1. In a (Prose) Tribute to Fathers and Father Figures, a Fast-Paced Poet Slows Down Book Review, Today

    Terrance Hayes’s hybrid nonfiction book “To Float in the Space Between” pays homage to the poet Etheridge Knight, with room for personal detours and meditation.

  2. Books to Give Your Precocious Readers Book Review, Yesterday

    Graphic and prose novels for your speed-reading children to both breeze through and savor.

  3. A Debut Novel Unfolds Over 48 Tense Hours in London Books, Yesterday

    Guy Gunaratne’s “In Our Mad and Furious City,” longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is told in alternating viewpoints after a murder roils the city.

  4. Two New Volumes by Adrienne Rich, Game-Changing Feminist, Poet and Essayist Book Review, Yesterday

    “Selected Poems: 1950-2012,” and “Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry,” are laden with insights that, six years after Rich’s death, remain as urgent as ever.

  5. Late-Night TV Hosts Give Publicity-Starved Novelists the Star Treatment Business, Yesterday

    TV coverage of literary fiction has dwindled, but Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers are exceptions. “Who would have guessed that a 700-page novel would be on national TV?” one publishing executive said.

  6. Discussion Questions for ‘There Will Be No Miracles Here’ Books, Yesterday

    Casey Gerald’s memoir is our December pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”

  7. The Writer Who Destroyed an Empire Op Ed, Yesterday

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, born Dec. 11, 1918, did more than anyone else to bring the Soviet Union to its knees.

  8. From an Iconoclast and an Icon, Poems of Personal and Public Transformation Book Review, Yesterday

    In “Evolution,” Eileen Myles makes us reconsider the nature of experience and imagination.

  9. New & Noteworthy Book Review, Yesterday

    A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  10. If You Love ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ You’ll Love These Books Books, Yesterday

    Whether you want to dip into a novel that evokes Midge Maisel’s New York City or pick up a sparkling history of 1950s comedy, we’ve got some recommendations for you.

  11. The G.O.P. Goes Full Authoritarian Op Ed, December 10

    Only Trump’s flamboyant awfulness stands in the way of his party’s power grab.

  12. President Trump Seeks New Chief of Staff. 3 Books Show Why His Next Pick Matters. Books, December 10

    From Nixon’s White House to Obama’s, these books highlight presidential right-hand men and their outsize power.

  13. David Sedaris’s Back Pages, Before ‘SantaLand’ Made Him a Star Culture, December 10

    The writer’s archive, which has just been bought by Yale, includes his voluminous diaries and other private handmade books.

  14. A Memoir That Might Inspire You to Break a Sweat Culture, December 10

    Peter Sagal, the host of “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” on NPR, writes about the rigors and rewards of his life as a runner in “The Incomplete Book of Running.”

  15. The Best Poetry of 2018 Book Review, December 10

    The Book Review’s poetry columnist, David Orr, picks 10 collections worth your attention.

  16. Suddenly, Poets Are More Willing to Address Public Concerns. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How. Book Review, December 10

    Tracy K. Smith, the United States poet laureate, looks at the ways poetry has dealt with the shifting political landscapes of the past two decades.

  17. John le Carré’s Next Novel to Land in 2019 Books, December 10

    “Agent Running in the Field” will feature a 26-year-old character navigating political turmoil in present-day London.

  18. The Torture of Dressing for Your Office Holiday Party Op Ed, December 8

    What does “festive dressy” even mean?

  19. Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It? Op Ed, December 8

    Each is best suited to different purposes, and neither is superior.

  20. What Goes Into Our End-of-Year Books Lists News Desk, December 8

    By the end of a typical year, hundreds of thousands of books in various styles, genres and subject areas are published. These three lists are meant to help you make sense of it all.

  21. How Egypt Crowdsources Censorship Op Ed, December 8

    It's not just the government suppressing free expression, it's our neighbors — and ourselves.

  22. The Long Path From My Desk to a Clint Eastwood Film Reader Center, December 5

    When I started reporting on an octogenarian drug mule, I had no idea it would inspire a Hollywood film.

  23. Jon Meacham, Bush’s Biographer, Will Also Deliver a Eulogy Washington, December 4

    Mr. Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and former President George Bush forged a deeply personal connection that was unusual for most historians and their subjects.

  24. A Scholar of Religion Confronts Her Own Grief Book Review, December 4

    In her memoir, “Why Religion?,” Elaine Pagels tells the story of her own deep loss and her search for answers in faith and spirituality.

  25. ‘The Barefoot Woman’ Keeps a Mother’s Memory Alive Books, December 4

    Scholastique Mukasonga’s newly translated memoir is about the impact of the Rwandan genocide, during which 37 of her family members were killed.

  26. A New Story Collection and a Memoir by Lucia Berlin, Patron Saint of Soulful Cool Book Review, December 4

    In “Evening in Paradise,” a volume of short stories, and “Welcome Home,” a memoir unfinished at her death, the cult writer cements her status as a revered chronicler of America’s lost corners.

  27. New & Noteworthy Book Review, December 4

    A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  28. ‘The Witch Elm,’ ‘Dopesick’ and More: Janet Maslin’s Favorite Books of 2018 Books, December 4

    The former staff critic and frequent contributor to The Times writes about her best reading experiences of the year.

  29. Times Critics Discuss the Year in Books, From Triumphs to Disappointments Books, December 4

    The Times’s staff critics talk with each other about the wide variety of reading they did in 2018.

  30. Times Critics’ Top Books of 2018 Books, December 4

    The Times’s staff critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

  31. Times Critics’ Top Books of 2018 Books, December 4

    The Times’s staff critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

  32. ‘Milkman’ Slogs Through Political and Cultural Tensions in Northern Ireland Culture, December 3

    In Anna Burns’s novel, winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize, an unnamed girl is menaced by a political dissident’s affections.

  33. Fact-Check of a ‘Lifespan’ Culture, December 3

    What’s it like seeing your misunderstood profession onstage, with Daniel Radcliffe as a version of you?

  34. ‘I Read Morning, Night and in Between’: How One Novelist Came to Love Books Book Review, December 3

    The Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma recalls how his father’s gift for storytelling led his son to discover the worlds between covers.

  35. Jonathan Franzen Despairs of a Planet Inhospitable to Birds Book Review, December 3

    In his new collection of essays, “The End of the End of the Earth,” Franzen complains about groups that emphasize climate change at the expense of conservation.

  36. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Tossing and Turning in ‘Insomnia’ Culture, December 2

    Marina Benjamin’s lyrical look at sleeplessness asks philosophical and psychological questions about the inability to get a good night’s rest.

  37. An Introvert’s Guide to Friendship Op Ed, December 1

    What my student taught me about one of life’s most important relationships.

  38. The People of Mbomo Tell Their Stories Books, December 1

    In “Congo Tales,” a new book about the second-largest tropical forest in the world, the story of a people and their home comes alive.

  39. Trump’s Book Club: A President Who Doesn’t Read Promotes the Books That Promote Him Washington, November 30

    President Trump, who is not a reader, has used Twitter to plug a slew of Trump-friendly books with titles like “Why We Fight” and “The Russia Hoax.”

  40. A Capacious New History of the Beastie Boys by the Two Who Remain Book Review, November 30

    In “Beastie Boys Book,” Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz gather their memories, mementos and a lot more to offer a celebration of their band.

  41. Who’s Next? Roger Daltrey Book Review, November 30

    The parade of rock memoirs continues, but “Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite” is a really good one.

  42. 15 Books to Read by Black Female American Writers T Style, November 30

    Nelson George, Samuel R. Delany, Major Jackson and others tell us about some of their favorite works of literature.

  43. Harry Leslie Smith, ‘World’s Oldest Rebel,’ Is Dead at 95 Obits, November 30

    He survived the Great Depression. He fought the Nazis in World War II. And at 87 he turned to writing and agitating, and acquired a loyal following.

  44. Talking About the 10 Best Books of 2018 Books, November 30

    On a special episode of the podcast, taped live, editors from The New York Times Book Review discuss this year’s outstanding fiction and nonfiction.

  45. Jeeves and Wooster Are Back in a Fizzy New Homage to P.G. Wodehouse Book Review, November 30

    Think of Ben Schott’s “Jeeves and the King of Clubs” as “Downton Abbey” with a laugh track.

  46. An Unapologetically Feminist Western Novel Book Review, November 30

    With “Heresy,” Melissa Lenhardt has delivered an all-out women-driven, queer, transgender, multiracial takeover of the Old West.

  47. The ‘Stranger Things’ Book Brims With Easter Eggs — Just Like the Show Itself Books, November 30

    Fans of Netflix’s hit supernatural mystery will find all kinds of clues to the show’s third season in a new companion book.

  48. New York City at War Book Review, November 30

    John Strausbaugh’s “Victory City” describes a time of great heroes, and great villainy too.

  49. A Rich, Beautifully Rendered Mystery Evokes 15th-Century England Book Review, November 30

    In Samantha Harvey’s immersive new novel, “The Western Wind,” the village priest spends four days unraveling a local murder.

  50. Music With Messages Book Review, November 30

    A book on the Weavers and another on protest songs examine the connections between music and politics.

  51. Is Chess a Sport? A New Book Says Yes Books, November 30

    In “The Grandmaster,” Brin-Jonathan Butler covers the 2016 World Chess Championship, which pit Norway’s Magnus Carlsen against Russia’s Sergey Karjakin.

  52. Mad, Bad and Dangerous: The Legacy Left to Byron’s Wife and Daughter Book Review, November 30

    Miranda Seymour’s dual biography, “In Byron’s Wake,” chronicles the lives of his widow, Annabella Milbanke, and his daughter, the mathematician Ada Lovelace.

  53. The Fantasy Master N.K. Jemisin Turns to Short Stories Book Review, November 30

    The fans of her two series — the Inheritance trilogy and the Broken Earth trilogy — will find much to love in her new collection, “How Long ’Til Black Future Month?”

  54. A Life of Cy Twombly Brings a Poet’s Eye to the Artist’s Mythic Work Book Review, November 30

    “Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly,” by Joshua Rivkin, the first biography of the artist, is a deeply personal work — as much about the biographer as his subject.

  55. A Lively, Fast-Paced Account of France’s Second Empire Book Review, November 30

    “City of Light,” by Rupert Christiansen, recounts Georges-Eugène Haussmann’s swift modernization of Paris in the mid-19th century.

  56. Rap’s Radical First Act Book Review, November 30

    “The Last Poets,” by Christine Otten, is a novelized account of the radical Harlem spoken-word group whose style and themes paved the way for contemporary rappers.

  57. For the Art Lovers on Your List, Career Retrospectives of Two British Painters Book Review, November 30

    Massive and lavish boxed sets give Bridget Riley and Lucian Freud their due.

  58. A Long Visit to Weimar-Era Berlin Through an Epic Graphic Novel Book Review, November 30

    Jason Lutes’s “Berlin,” over two decades in the making, explores a society on the verge of collapse. One of two books reviewed in Ed Park’s Graphic Content column.

  59. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, November 30

    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

  60. In ‘I Might Regret This,’ Abbi Jacobson Hits the Road. Insomnia, Heartbreak, Hilarity and Self-Discovery Ensue. Book Review, November 30

    Ahead of the fifth and final season of “Broad City,” its co-creator and co-star leaves New York to see the country, finding herself (and some good laughs) along the way.

  61. The Latest Romance Novels: Firefighters, Buff Male Nannies, Astronauts and More Book Review, November 30

    Our romance columnist, Jaime Green, picks her fall favorites.

  62. Ghosts, Robots and Monsters: A Roundup of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Review, November 30

    As the weather grows wetter and colder, it’s an excellent time to hole up with fantastical new fiction.

  63. The Man Who Brought Weimar Into Germans’ Living Rooms Foreign, November 30

    With seven hit novels, now the basis of a blockbuster TV show, Volker Kutscher has helped ignite a debate in Germany about whether history is repeating itself.

  64. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, November 30

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: a vintage review of holiday books.

  65. New & Noteworthy Book Review, November 30

    A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  66. New in Paperback: ‘Dead on Arrival,’ ‘Easternization’ Book Review, November 30

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  67. Wish List for Readers Book Review, November 30

    A graphic gift guide revealing what every reader truly wishes for during the holidays.

  68. The Academy | On Being a Black Male Writer in America Video, November 30

    A behind-the-scenes look at how 32 extraordinary black male writers came together for a T Magazine photo shoot at the Brooklyn Historical Society, where they shared tributes to their favorite black female writers.

  69. Black Male Writers for Our Time Interactive, November 30

    These 32 American men, and their peers, are producing literature that is essential to how we understand our country and its place in the world right now.

  70. Finally, New York Has a Cocktail Library New York, November 30

    Greg Boehm, who owns some 3,000 vintage books on mixology and drinking culture, has made his collection of rare recipes public. Here he discusses the evolution of cocktail culture in the city, which he describes as “a tricky place right now.”

  71. A British Christmas: Some Translation Required Books, November 30

    Ruth Reichl retrieves memories of her own childhood as she reviews Nina Stibbe’s guide to making it through the holidays, “An Almost Perfect Christmas.”

  72. Big, Beautiful Books to Catch the Eye of Every Child Books, November 30

    A kid-friendly guide to great art from David Hockney, an illustrated update of “The Jungle Book,” a travel book for fearless young explorers and more.

  73. The One-Hit Author Whose One Hit Had 12 Volumes Books, November 30

    Hilary Spurling’s “Anthony Powell” relates the life of an author who is overlooked except for one major work, the multivolume “A Dance to the Music of Time.”

  74. Three Volumes of Nature Photography Take Us Back to Earth’s Innocent Roots Books, November 30

    “Battlefields,” by Yan Morvan, “Bears Ears,” by Stephen E. Strom, and Peter and Beverly Pickford’s “Wild Land” transport readers, through stunning images, to the farthest corners of our planet.

  75. Rock-Your-World Moments Fill New Music Memoirs From Tina Turner and a Disillusioned Hit Maker Books, November 30

    Both Turner’s “My Story,” a sequel to 1986’s “I, Tina,” and “Anything for a Hit,” from the music scout Dorothy Carvello, expose the sleazy power dynamics of the rock ’n’ roll business.

  76. Of Demogorgons and Purple Worms — a Visual History of Dungeons & Dragons Books, November 30

    In a new book about the history of the famous role-playing game, a group of authors present hundreds of visual artifacts.

  77. 3 Books That Take Us Inside the Lives of Britain’s Royals Books, November 30

    Ravens, love affairs and, yes, dirty laundry all shed light on the comings and goings of British royalty.

  78. Buried by Snow or Stuffed in a Suitcase: The Bodies Add Up in Marilyn Stasio’s Latest Crime Column Books, November 30

    Readers will delight in the unexpected characters in three new mysteries, from the female police cadet in Louise Penny’s new book to a crime-solving cub reporter down on his luck.

  79. Letters to the Editor Books, November 30

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  80. George R.R. Martin on How ‘Nightflyers’ Made ‘Game of Thrones’ Possible Culture, November 30

    The author discusses “Nightflyers” on Syfy, whitewashing of his work, future “sexing” and ideas for other “Game of Thrones” prequels.

  81. Women and Maine Book Review, November 29

    Novels, stories, mystery series and memoirs by female authors paint a variegated portrait of the Pine Tree State.

  82. The Greatest Composers Ever Book Review, November 29

    In “The Indispensable Composers,” the New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini chooses the best of the bunch.

  83. The New Booker Prize Winner Who May Never Write Again Weekend, November 29

    Anna Burns, who for the last four and a half years has suffered from debilitating back pain and spent much of that time relying on state benefits, talks about the future.

  84. The Best Wine Books of 2018 Dining, November 29

    These five new volumes investigate some of the most basic issues raised by wine, while posing new questions and inspiring thirst.

  85. The 10 Best Books of 2018 Book Review, November 29

    The editors of The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.

  86. Ellie Kemper: By the Book Book Review, November 29

    The actress and author of the essay collection “My Squirrel Days” never finished “The Woman in White,” by Wilkie Collins: “Why did the woman wear so much white? I couldn’t sit with it long enough to find any answers.”

  87. You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Coffee Table: 9 Gift Books for the Discerning New Yorker Metropolitan, November 29

    A roundup of the best and biggest photo books, featuring the city in all its grit and glory, plus tales of hope and a collection of vintage postcards.

  88. After Furor, Literary Group Withdraws Honor ‘Central Park Five’ Prosecutor Metro, November 28

    After a backlash, the Mystery Writers of America will not honor Linda Fairstein, a former city prosecutor turned author, as one of its Grand Masters.

  89. How the Myth of the Hedonistic Artist Lost Its Allure T Style, November 28

    These days — despite longstanding clichés about art and excess — the creative impulse can actually be more closely tied to asceticism.

  90. It’s Cold Outside. Turn Up the Heat and Cuddle With a Book. Interactive, November 28

    Photography, romances, cookbooks, the great outdoors: We’ve got them, and more.

  91. Hollywood Books: Stars’ Memoirs, Cult TV-Show Tell-Alls, Histories and More Interactive, November 28

    New titles include Michael Caine’s memoir, “Blowing the Bloody Doors Off,” books about The X-Files and Sex and the City and a biography of Howard Hughes.

  92. Borderlands: Travel Books That Roam Far Away and Deep Inside Interactive, November 28

    Andrew McCarthy gathers tales from Patagonia to the Azores to Central Asia, reminding us that the most harrowing journeys are often within us.

  93. Highly Personal Cookbooks/Highly Satisfying Results Interactive, November 28

    With a range of welcoming accents and insights, cookbook authors from Morocco to Detroit, London to Philadelphia, will lure you into the kitchen.

  94. Luc Sante on the Year’s Best Photography Books Interactive, November 28

    Our photography roundup includes books by Abelardo Morell, Anne Brigman, Shomei Tomatsu and Lynsey Addario.

  95. From Berlin to the Bronx, Music Offers a Path to Resistance Interactive, November 28

    A roundup of new books examining the ways that music, from punk to hip-hop, can be a way out of societal dead ends.

  96. Japanese Forest Bathing Gives Tree-Hugging a Whole New Dimension Interactive, November 28

    In new books about the natural world, find solace and plenty of good causes: Save the bats and the bees! Hug a tree!

  97. Books About Sports That Are About More Than Sports Interactive, November 28

    Five new books combine reporting on sports with discussions of politics, economics, society and law.

  98. Notable Children’s Books of 2018 Interactive, November 28

    From picture books to Y.A., the year’s standout books offer something for every kid.

  99. A New Biography Takes on Edward Gorey, a Stubborn Enigma and Master of the Comic Macabre Books, November 28

    Mark Dery’s “Born to Be Posthumous” is an entertaining account of the hard-to-know artist behind “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” and other dark delights.

  100. Margaret Atwood Will Write a Sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Culture, November 28

    The new book, “The Testaments,” is set 15 years later and is scheduled for release in September 2019.

  101. In This Norwegian Novel, an Old-School Waiter Tries to Keep Up the Old Ways Book Review, November 28

    “The Waiter,” by Matias Faldbakken, features a fastidious server whose old-fashioned habits come under threat.

  102. A New Life of the Bebop Legend Dexter Gordon, Written by His Wife Book Review, November 28

    “Sophisticated Giant,” by Maxine Gordon, recalls the restive musical innovator who left an indelible mark on the world of jazz.

  103. Zanele Muholi, a South African Artist Who Uses Self-Portraits as Visual Activism Book Review, November 28

    A self-titled coffee-table book — subtitled “Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness” — collects the photographer’s black-and-white images to challenge global racism.

  104. How Bing Crosby Changed the Course of Pop Music Book Review, November 28

    The second volume of Gary Giddins’s “Bing Crosby” traces the singer’s career through the war years.

  105. A Modern History of China, in Photographs Book Review, November 28

    “Magnum China” collects decades-worth of images by Western photographers of a nation gripped by political conflict.

  106. Nudge Nudge: New Books by Eric Idle and John Cleese Book Review, November 28

    In “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” Idle remembers the Pythons and other famous friends; in “Professor at Large,” Cleese revisits his years at Cornell.

  107. A Poet Who Loves Tennis Follows the Grand Tour, in Prose Book Review, November 28

    Rowan Ricardo Phillips’s “The Circuit” is a poet’s-eye view of tennis in 2017.

  108. Delicacies of the Dining Car Book Review, November 28

    “Food on the Move,” edited by Sharon Hudgins, is a collection of essays exploring the glamorous past and occasionally delectable present of dining on trains around the world.

  109. How ‘A Mad Love’ of Opera Has Played Out From 17th-Century Mantua to 21st-Century New York Book Review, November 28

    Vivien Schweitzer’s history of the genre, “A Mad Love,” and Heidi Waleson’s intricate account of the New York City Opera, “Mad Scenes and Exit Arias,” testify to an art that inspires deep passions.

  110. Imagining What Happens When the Robots Take the Wheel Book Review, November 27

    In “No One at the Wheel,” Samuel Schwartz, the onetime traffic commissioner of New York City, examines the perils of driverless cars.

  111. What’s Life Really Like on the Mexican Border? These 3 Books Help Give a Sense Book Review, November 27

    Dispatches from a former border patrol agent and more.

  112. ‘The Governesses’ Offers Subtle Lessons in Shame, Constraint and Lust Culture, November 27

    Anne Serre’s slender work of fiction, recently translated from the French, is about three carnal but innocent women working for a large family.

  113. Three Books Trace a History of Race Relations in America, Through Art Book Review, November 27

    From the Harlem Renaissance to today, the painting and photography and poetry of black Americans have both shaped and reflected a shifting cultural landscape.

  114. Meena Alexander, Poet Who Wrote of Dislocation, Dies at 67 Obits, November 26

    Born in India and later a resident of Africa, Europe and the United States, she explored themes of feminism, post-colonialism and the search for identity.

  115. An Artist Who Explores Emotional Pain Inspires a Novel That Does the Same Culture, November 26

    Sitting in front of Marina Abramovic at the Museum of Modern Art showed the author Heather Rose what it meant to be vulnerable.

  116. Manspreading, Renaissance-Style: 2 Experts Weigh In on Etiquette of Centuries Past Book Review, November 26

    “How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England,” by Ruth Goodman, and “What Would Mrs. Astor Do?,” by Cecelia Tichi, are witty guides to the manners and insults of previous eras.

  117. Los Angeles Through the Centuries, Glimpsed by Kerouac, de Beauvoir, Waugh and Others Culture, November 26

    In “Dear Los Angeles,” the editor David Kipen compiles excerpts from the letters and diaries of a wide range of people to compose a kaleidoscopic view of the city.

  118. The Morning After: One Man’s Quest for a Hangover Cure Book Review, November 26

    Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall’s “Hungover” is filled with boozy factoids, eccentric remedies and tales of alcoholic adventures on several continents.

  119. New Book Gives Voice to Trump’s Claims of a Vast Conspiracy Against Him Washington, November 25

    In the book “Trump’s Enemies,” by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, President Trump repeats his unfounded assertion that President Barack Obama was complicit in spying against him.

  120. Bernard Glassman, Zen Master and Social Activist, Dies at 79 Obits, November 23

    A practitioner of “Engaged Buddhism,” he hired the unemployable; provided job training, child care and housing; and developed retreats at Auschwitz.

  121. Hollywood Has Long Turned to Novelists for Help. But Poets? Culture, November 23

    For “The Kindergarten Teacher,” a movie about poetic inspiration starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, the filmmakers hired real poets to write verses for the characters.

  122. Donald McCaig, Who Followed Up ‘Gone With the Wind,’ Dies at 78 Obits, November 22

    His book, “Rhett Butler’s People,” was a best seller. He was also known for titles inspired by the Border collies on his sheep ranch in Virginia.

  123. Janet Paisley, Scottish Writer Who Drew on Family Abuse, Dies at 70 Obits, November 22

    Many Ms. Paisley’s poems, plays and fiction plumbed the depths of domestic violence, a subject she knew all too well.

  124. When Novelists Turned to TV: Everyone Was Suddenly Using ‘Reveal’ as a Noun Weekend, November 22

    Sign of the times? The University of Iowa, home to the famous Writers’ Workshop, now has a television-writing course.

  125. Alabama Shakespeare Festival Aims to Update Southern Canon Culture, November 21

    The company will commission 22 plays, with more than half set to go to female playwrights and playwrights of color, its artistic director said.

  126. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, November 21

    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

  127. The Epic Tragedy of Vietnam Books, November 21

    Max Hastings discusses his new history of the war, and Sue Prideaux talks about the life of Friedrich Nietzsche.

  128. How Fugitive Slaves Exposed the Idea of the ‘United’ States as a Lie Books, November 21

    Andrew Delbanco’s “The War Before the War” excavates the past in ways that illuminate the present.

  129. Keeping the Spirit of Hanukkah Alive, in Two Picture Books Book Review, November 21

    One is set in the world of Sydney Taylor’s All-of-a-Kind Family. One features talking latkes. Both capture the holiday’s promise that light will triumph over darkness.

  130. A Graphic Tribute to Anne Sexton Book Review, November 21

    The illustrator Katie Fricas celebrates what would have been the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s 90th birthday this month.

  131. The End Is Near in Two Dystopian Debut Novels Book Review, November 21

    In “Severance,” by Ling Ma, and “We Can Save Us All,” by Adam Nemett, young people are faced with preventing, or even just surviving, impending apocalypse.

  132. Debut Story Collections Full of Vulnerable People and Their Pain Book Review, November 21

    In three new collections, writers explore the lives of individuals testing the boundaries that separate themselves from other people.

  133. New in Paperback: ‘Lou Reed,’ ‘The King Is Always Above the People’ Book Review, November 21

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  134. A Dark New Satire Asks, How Far Would You Go to Become Famous? Book Review, November 21

    A grasping, conniving young writer schemes his way to the top in “A Ladder to the Sky,” John Boyne’s dark satire of literary ambition.

  135. Husbands and Wives Magically Morph in a Japanese Story Collection Book Review, November 21

    In “The Lonesome Bodybuilder,” the author and playwright Yukiko Motoya spins imaginative analogies of marital dysfunction.

  136. Liane Moriarty’s New Novel, Set at a Spa, Features Some Killer Treatments Book Review, November 21

    With “Nine Perfect Strangers,” the “Big Little Lies” author has delivered another ambitious, darkly comic thriller.

  137. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, November 21

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: commemorating Anne Sexton.

  138. Letters to the Editor Book Review, November 21

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  139. Those Best-of-the-Year Times Book Lists? They’ve Been Around Awhile Book Review, November 21

    The paper’s “100 Notables” history goes back more than a century.

  140. Ben Sasse: By the Book Book Review, November 21

    The junior senator from Nebraska and author, most recently, of “Them” says he and his wife would like their children to love books: “We want them to be addicted to reading.”

  141. Paula Jones, Reconsidered Culture, November 20

    Twenty years after Bill Clinton was impeached, “The Clinton Affair” and “Slow Burn” put the women who accused him of sexual misconduct in a new light.

  142. Dennis Wrong, 94, One of the Last of the ‘New York Intellectuals,’ Dies Obits, November 20

    Part of a mid-20th-century cadre of sophists, he wrote prodigiously, and iconoclastically, in left-leaning journals while earning distinction as a sociologist.

  143. ‘The Condition of Secrecy’ Teems With Love for Language and the Natural World Culture, November 20

    In her wide-ranging essays, the Danish writer Inger Christensen, who died in 2009, cuts her towering erudition with mischief and generosity.

  144. Two New Books Confront Nietzsche and His Ideas Book Review, November 20

    Sue Prideaux’s “I Am Dynamite!” and John Kaag’s “Hiking With Nietzsche” offer modern interpretations of a highly controversial thinker.

  145. Her Mother Disappeared 16 Years Ago. In This Novel, the Hunt Continues. Book Review, November 20

    Daisy Johnson’s debut novel, “Everything Under,” a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, riffs on timeless myths to document a daughter’s desperate search.

  146. A Foreign Policy Realist Challenges America’s Zeal for Intervention Book Review, November 20

    Stephen M. Walt’s “The Hell of Good Intentions” takes a critical look at how Washington has handled international affairs over the last several years.

  147. The Disaster That Was the Vietnam War Book Review, November 20

    Max Hastings’s “Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975” condemns all sides for corruption, cynicism and outright cruelty.

  148. New & Noteworthy Book Review, November 20

    A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  149. Michelle Obama and Tracee Ellis Ross on the Power of Women’s Stories Arts & Leisure, November 20

    The former first lady and a star of ABC’s “black-ish” talk about Mrs. Obama’s memoir, feeling “good enough” and what it really means to “go high.”

  150. Fernando del Paso, Expansive Mexican Writer, Is Dead at 83 Obits, November 19

    Mr. del Paso, whose novels were rife with digressions, allusions and metaphors stacked on metaphors, won the prestigious Miguel de Cervantes Prize in 2015.