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Misreading Harold Bloom New! 2019-10-16 11:19:00James Wood writes about the literary critic Harold Bloom, who died on Monday, at the age of eighty-nine.

David Means Reads “Are You Experienced?” 2019-10-15 05:00:00Deborah Treisman hosts the author David Means, who reads his short story “Are You Experienced,” from the October 21, 2019, issue of The Ne

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2019-10-14 05:00:00“The Secret Commonwealth,” “Song of Songs,” “JGV,” and “Me & Other Writing.”

A Neglected Modern Masterpiece and Its Perverse Hero 2019-10-14 05:00:00Magnificently metaphysical and boldly human, Henrik Pontoppidan’s “Lucky Per” plays for the highest possible stakes, James Wood writ

David Means on Waiting for the High to 2019-10-14 05:00:00Cressida Leyshon interviews David Means about “Are You Experienced?,” his short story from the October 21, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

Sunday Reading: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence 2019-10-13 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Tad Friend, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Raffi Khatchadourian, Sheelah Kolhatkar, Adam Gopnik, and John Seabro

The Irrepressibly Political Survivorship of Chanel Miller 2019-10-11 11:26:18Doreen St. Félix writes on the memoir “Know My Name,” by Chanel Miller, known previously to the public as Emily Doe, through her vi

Saeed Jones’s Striking Memoir About Race, Sex, and 2019-10-10 05:00:00Katy Waldman writes on Saeed Jones’s new memoir, “How We Fight for Our Lives,” and its focus on Jones’s mother and his se

Horacio Salinas’s Charming Carnival of Creatures 2019-10-09 17:21:00Elisabeth Biondi writes about the photographer Horacio Salinas’s new book, “Horacio Salinas: Photography 19 x 15.”

Dancing to Robert Walser 2019-10-09 13:30:28Marina Harss writes about “Herz Schmerz,” a dance piece inspired by the Swiss novelist Robert Walser, from the choreographer John Heginbot

An Intimate History of the British Empire 2019-10-09 05:00:00Maya Binyam writes about the book “Imperial Intimacies,” by Hazel Carby, which weaves together the story of British colonialism and the st

Joyce Carol Oates Reads “Sinners in the Hands 2019-10-08 05:00:00Deborah Treisman hosts the author Joyce Carol Oates, who reads her short story “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” from the October 14

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Nathacha Appanah, romancière en liberté 2019-10-13 06:00:16Dans « Le Ciel par-dessus le toit », l’écrivaine délaisse Maurice, son pays d’origine, pour la Normand

« Vies oubliées » : l’historienne Arlette Farge trouve une place 2019-10-13 02:00:12Des archives du XVIIIe siècle, exhumées par l’historienne au cours de décennies de recherche mais inutilisées,

« Ce qu’elles disent », de Miriam Toews : la parole 2019-10-12 12:00:07Histoire d’un livre. L’écrivaine canadienne s’est inspirée d’une récente affaire de viols dans une coloni

Scandale Nobel : décès de l’ex-secrétaire perpétuelle de 2019-10-12 11:26:52Cette professeure de littérature à l’université de Stockholm était entrée à l’Académie en

Le Slovaque téméraire : Arpad Soltesz, journaliste et romancier 2019-10-12 06:00:06Issu de la première génération de journalistes indépendants dans son jeune pays, il y dénonce inlassablement les ra

L’amitié en politique, une histoire de fidélités 2019-10-12 03:37:24La journaliste Marie-Laure Delorme se penche dans un essai sur l’amitié entre politiques et s’interroge sur la solidité de c

La France insoumise tente de censurer le livre 2019-10-11 11:26:41L’ex-candidat aux européennes avait quitté le parti après un rapport interne l’accusant de harcèlement sexuel.

« Le Nobel du déshonneur » à Peter Handke 2019-10-11 11:08:14Dans une tribune au « Monde », les auteurs Sylvie Matton et Olivier Py s’élèvent contre l’attribution

Spa bohème chic, sculptures rares, patrimoine en tout 2019-10-11 08:12:57Des vins, des expositions ou des lectures ? Suivez les recommandations de « M Le magazine du Monde », qui goûte à t

Le prix Nobel de littérature 2019 décerné à 2019-10-11 03:25:13Le couronnement de l’Autrichien a suscité de vives réactions en Bosnie et au Kosovo en raison de ses prises de position pro-Serbes

Nobel de littérature : la Polonaise Olga Tokarczuk, écrivaine 2019-10-11 03:18:42La romancière, née en 1962, s’est vu attribuer le prix 2018, avec une année de retard.

« Le Temps de la haine » : la cyborg de 2019-10-11 02:00:10L’écrivaine espagnole poursuit son cycle de science-fiction, certes dans un monde différent du nôtre mais tout aussi paralys

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Shots fired: Raptors coach Nurse needs more from New! 2019-10-16 17:45:46Apparently Nick Nurse skipped class the day they were studying resting on one’s laurels. Two practices into the team’s return to Toronto,

Beef recall expands as Toronto slaughterhouse co-operates with New! 2019-10-16 17:37:54A large recall of raw beef and veal products continued to expand this week with Canada’s food watchdog issuing safety warnings about dozens of i

PGA TOUR: Koepka fires shot at McIlroy’s lack New! 2019-10-16 17:11:11Brooks Koepka wants you to know that he has no rivals. Unlike most athletes today, if you’re wondering how the four-time major champ feels about

Goodell weighs in on Lions-Packers debacle New! 2019-10-16 17:07:55Dolphins switch back to Fitz for game in Buffalo Roger Goodell weighed in Wednesday on the shoot-show of an ending to Monday night’s NFL game in

TRAIKOS: Sidney Crosby’s genius is helping elevate teammates New! 2019-10-16 17:04:26On Wednesday morning, Sidney Crosby was tied for sixth in overall scoring with 10 points in six games. That’s not particularly shocking. But it

FATAH: Trump betrays Kurds, Canada’s Liberals and NDP New! 2019-10-16 17:00:34To understand the betrayal of Syria’s Kurds by President Trump, one needs to have a grasp of the decision makers who today control the affairs o

WARMINGTON: Elderly mugging victim refuses to live in New! 2019-10-16 16:29:28He may have violently stolen her purse but one thing this mugger didn’t do was frighten Lily Gibson. “I got cuts on my fingers, I was knoc

CFL BLITZ: It’s lights out for Lions, but New! 2019-10-16 15:49:00The B.C. Lions are still two games from the end of a lost season, but the post-mortems are well underway. On Saturday, minutes after the Lions lost in

Province backing away from subway upload: Tory New! 2019-10-16 15:42:38It’s all aboard for a new downtown Ontario Line and the Scarborough subway. Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney and Toronto Mayor

PICKEL: Unions unfairly paint Ford as bogeyman in New! 2019-10-16 15:24:37Well-funded union advertising campaigns have convinced many Ontarians that Premier Doug Ford is making cuts to education that are hurting our kids. Is

Raptors’ mad scientist isn’t done just yet 2019-10-16 08:54:58Nick Nurse always has prided himself on being adaptable. He’s not afraid to try something new, and he’s not afraid to change something whe

Two dead after vehicle hits transport truck in 2019-10-16 08:38:19Two people are dead after a vehicle slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer Wednesday morning. Peel Regional Police said the incident happened just

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Racist incidents during 2019 election campaign prompts a 2019-10-14 07:00:00Thirty years later, a different interpretation of Kanehsatà:ke photo tells a new story.

Frankenstein retold imagines life uploaded to the cloud 2019-10-11 13:01:57Jeanette Winterson’s Frankissstein is a retelling of the famous Frankenstein story for modern times

Martha Gellhorn was a legend in her own 2019-10-11 10:00:00The only barrier to Martha Gellhorn becoming a famous icon, it seems, was being the third wife of Ernest Hemingway.

Caleb Crain’s Overthrow is easy to admire, but 2019-10-11 07:00:00Despite 21st century concerns, author’s esthetic sensibility feels more rooted in the 19th century.

Open these new books for tantalizing glimpses into 2019-10-11 00:00:00Short stories and essays collected provide a multi-faceted look.

Toxic masculinity? Don’t forget all the angry girls 2019-10-10 10:00:00In Love, Heather, author Laurie Petrou explores what happens when we take the fetters off young women and allow them to feel rage.

What’s current in futuristic fiction 2019-10-10 07:00:00From a sci-fi debut to the conclusion of a trilogy, here’s what’s new in the science fiction genre.

Toronto Star bestsellers for the week ending Oct. 2019-10-09 14:30:16The books Canadians bought this week

Author Deepak Chopra thinks Donald Trump needs to 2019-10-09 09:58:09Bestselling author and integrative medicine icon Deepak Chopra thinks the world could be helped if only Trump changed his diet from processed to healt

Michelle Obama to release second book next month 2019-10-08 17:03:53Instead of focusing on her own journey, Obama’s book, “Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice,” will ask readers to r

Will the Nobel Prize in Literature overcome the 2019-10-08 13:41:49Giller Prize-winning novelist Michael Redhill speculates a little and prepares us for the big news from Stockholm, which “the Eighteen” ca

Book of Toni Morrison quotations is coming out 2019-10-07 10:06:29The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom will draw from her whole body of work, including celebrated novels such as Beloved and Song of Solomon

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What Cars Can Teach Us About New Policing Technologies 2019-10-12 03:00:01The mass production of the automobile transformed twentieth-century America in unexpected and important ways. Foremost, and little-known, it revolutio

Crisis in the Amazon 2019-10-11 10:30:49To the Editors: As Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro stood before the United Nations in late September downplaying media reports of increasing forest

My Adventures in Psychedelia 2019-10-11 03:00:54To try psychedelics was something I’d secretly hankered after doing ever since I was a teenager, but I was always too cautious and risk-averse.

Curation as Creation 2019-10-09 19:00:18A restaurant near my apartment sells “curated salads”; a home goods store sells “carefully curated sheets”; a babysitting agen

Resisting English 2019-10-09 14:00:31No one could read Minae Mizumura for long without realizing that her lament over her “unhappy” fate as a Japanese writer is at most half-s

What Happened to the West Village? 2019-10-09 06:56:00Greenwich Village was once a locus for a succession of twentieth-century progressive movements fighting for workers’, women’s, civil, and

Ukraine Continued: How a Crucial Witness Escaped 2019-10-08 09:09:28A classified State Department assessment concluded in 2018 that Ukraine’s former Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko—who is at the center of

Proofreading the President 2019-10-08 07:10:23The flurry of responses to Trump’s ham-fisted tweet had the pathetic aspect of a bullied child trying to get even by waving his report card in h

Justin Trudeau, Liberal Let-Down 2019-10-07 03:00:56It was no wonder that Trudeau became a darling of Davos, idolized by a global liberal establishment that felt increasingly besieged by surging challen

Time for a New Liberation? 2019-10-05 21:00:01On the tenth anniversary of 1989, at the brink of the millennium, we could celebrate both the original triumph of the velvet revolutions and great sub

A Black Actor’s Unrequited Love for Shakespeare 2019-10-05 03:00:54One of the pleasures of American Moor is its portrayal of how an actor builds a character, and we come to see that a character is not only himself but

Closing Rikers: Competing Visions for the Future of 2019-10-04 10:44:29At this moment in the country’s history, an unusual alignment has taken shape—of investment in and activism around criminal justice reform

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Edna O'Brien Bears Witness To Horror In 'Girl' 2019-10-16 07:00:01O'Brien's 19th novel is based on the real story of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist group Boko Haram in 2014. It's a painful and esse

In 'Olive, Again,' Elizabeth Strout Revisits An Old 2019-10-16 07:00:01Ten years after her Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout returns to the town of Crosby, Maine, where ornery Olive is learning abo

The War On Terror, Through The Eyes Of 2019-10-16 05:05:00After the 2001 al-Qaida attacks, the CIA ramped up counterterrorism operations. This included a surge in young, female recruits. Three have written ne

Eat, Drink And Be Wary: Ex-CIA Agent Reveals 2019-10-16 05:00:31"Restaurants and cafés are in many ways the lifeblood of espionage," says Amaryllis Fox in her new book. They're ideal places to clandestine

Venezuelan Journalist Karina Sainz Borgo On Her Book 2019-10-15 17:50:00Venezuelan journalist Karina Sainz Borgo has channeled her feelings about her home country into a novel, It Would Be Night in Caracas. She speaks abou

'The Compatriots' Suggests The Days Of Domestic-Only Politics 2019-10-15 17:45:00Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, revered experts on the Russian secret service, give the book a credibility most others on Russian clandestine opera

Author Adrienne Brodeur On Her New Memoir 'Wild 2019-10-15 16:43:00NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Adrienne Brodeur about her memoir, Wild Game, that recounts the complicated relationship with her mother, who had

Ronan Farrow: 'Catch And Kill' Tactics Protected Both 2019-10-15 14:22:00He was followed and his house bugged as he reported on allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Farrow says it's part of a pattern in which powerful ent

Bill Bryson's 'The Body' Is Missing His Characteristic 2019-10-15 11:26:33The author of the magisterial work A Short History of Nearly Everything turns his sights inside, but without the magic touch of the past that made his

How Julie Andrews Made Herself At 'Home' In 2019-10-15 05:01:00In a new memoir, the actress writes about the films and creative collaborations — like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music — that marked t

Harold Bloom, A Rare Best-Selling Literary Critic, Dies 2019-10-14 23:27:00Over a redoubtable career, Bloom wrote scores of books, edited many more and irritated innumerable intellectuals. He died Monday in New Haven, Conn.

'How We Fight For Our Lives' Is One 2019-10-14 11:00:56Extremely personal, emotionally gritty, and unabashedly honest, Saeed Jones' memoir somehow manages a perfect balance between love and violence, hope

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