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9 WWII Novels Beyond Europe's Shores

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.10.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Erin Flaaen | Off the Shelf With readers around the world embracing novels like Gone to Soldiers, The Nightingale, and Everyone Brave Is Forgiven...

11 Literary Servants Tell Their Own Stories

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.04.2017 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf The glamorous gowns and sparkling jewels might be the upstairs, but as anyone who's seen "Downton Abbey" can attest, th...

11 Musical Novels That Hit All The Right Notes

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.08.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

As a rule, printed words stay on the page and music stays in the air. But every once in a while you come across a truly gifted writer who can make their sentences sing. Experience some of that magic with these eleven books that take classical music as their inspiration.

Maddie Crum

Kazuo Ishiguro On Memory, Censorship And Why Proust Is Overrated | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.03.2015 | Home

Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel, The Buried Giant, was over a decade in the making, but unlike so many anticipated literary releases, it’s no sweeping ...

Never Let Me Go Falls Short of Its Potential

Jesse Pinho | Posted 03.28.2015 | Home
Jesse Pinho

It began as an investigation into the social dynamics of intensely intimate and vulnerable relationships. It concluded, I suppose, as a love story set against the backdrop of worldwide apathy to human suffering.

Difference and Deliverance in the Digital Age

Ruth Starkman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Home
Ruth Starkman

The Deliverance of Others offers political and aesthetic reflections on the global age and interrogates received conceptions of rationality, the family, the body, and human capacities for emotional connection.

Required Reading: Devastatingly Sad Books | Posted 07.12.2011 | Home

We’re the first to admit that, sometimes, the best cure for a hard week, a long day or just a rainy weekend is a really sad book....

DVDs: The Tillman Story Is F-ing Good!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE TILLMAN STORY ($30.95 BluRay or $24.95 regular DVD; Sony) -- What makes a true patriot? Is it blind devotion? My country right or wrong? Or is the...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Never Let Me Go with Mark Romanek

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Our stalwart editor Steve Biodrowski couldn't make the recording session for this episode -- he said it had something to do with his teaching gig; we ...

Rob Fishman

Never Let Me Go: Ishiguro, Mulligan Speak About The Movie | Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In "Never Let Me Go"—an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's acclaimed 2005 novel that opens tomorrow in theaters—teenage clones scour a bleak English cou...

HuffPost Review: Never Let Me Go

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Never Let Me Go is a staid, lifeless tale that never talks about what it's about, or at least not enough to provoke deep thoughts on the subject. Deep sleep is more like it.

Toronto Film Fest Days 1 And 2: Midnight Madness

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

DAY ONE I've just arrived at the Toronto International Film Festival -- which runs through September 19 -- and I'm already falling behind. Travel sna...

Translators Deserve Credit Too: Who Really Wrote The Kundera You Love?

The Guardian | Tim Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Who wrote the Milan Kundera you love? Answer: Michael Henry Heim. And what about the Orhan Pamuk you think is so smart? Maureen Freely. Or the imagina...

'Never Let Me Go' Movie Coming Soon: Adaptation Of Kazuo Ishiguro's Book Will Star Keira Knightley -- Will You Watch It? (VIDEO, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Kazuo Ishiguro is one of the most-loved literary novelists of the past few decades -- his novel "The Remains of the Day" won the Booker Prize in 1989 ...

How Old Can A 'Young Writer' Be?

The New York Times | SAM TANENHAUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

IT may well be that the writers singled out by The New Yorker have already written lasting works. But it is a mistake to assume that because they are ...

Zadie Smith, Nadine Gordimer On Guardian Hay Festival Lineup

The Guardian | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bill Clinton called it the "Woodstock of the mind" while Joseph Heller said it was like a cross between "an international conference and a country wed...

Philip Pullman, Kazuo Ishiguro, Alexander McCall Smith And Others On Bad Reviews, Their Favorite Authors And More

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We asked some of the leading authors at this year's Guardian Hay festival a series of questions. Here are their answers...

Great Books of 2009: Time to Name Men

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Publishing houses come out with so many great books every year that to list just five is way too hard. With that in mind, here is a list of the top five Y-chromosome penned books of 2009.

Margaret Atwood, Anne Rice, Kazuo Ishiguro And Others Share Their Writing Secrets

Wall Street Journal | ALEXANDRA ALTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Richard Powers lounges in bed all day and speaks his novels aloud to a laptop computer with voice-recognition software. Junot Diaz, author of the Puli...

12 Months of Great Reads

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth C. Davis

Here are my twelve: Each book celebrates the birth month of an author, a holiday or some other event connected to that month.

No Time to Read? Go Short

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

There is a solution to the time crunch: the beauty and brevity of a short story. For those with circumscribed time, short stories deliver, and deliver big time.