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James Baldwin, Born 90 Years Ago, Is Fading in Classrooms 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:30:01 GMT 
    James Baldwin, author of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” and “Going to Meet the Man,” was born 90 years ago this year, leading some literary professionals to seek a revival of interest in his work.








Alistair MacLeod, a Novelist in No Hurry, Dies at 77 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:53:48 GMT 
    Mr. MacLeod, a Canadian author, won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award in 2001 for his novel “No Great Mischief.”








Currents: Books: Essentially Japanese 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:57:49 GMT 
    “Wa: The Essence of Japanese Design,” written by Kenya Hara, presents classic objects created over the past six centuries.








‘Fallout,’ by Sadie Jones, and More 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:31 GMT 
    Anger, anguish, infidelity and the limits of wealth are among the themes explored in six new novels this month.








Books of The Times: ‘Rebel Music,’ by Hisham D. Aidi 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:51:25 GMT 
    “Rebel Music” by Hisham D. Aidi, describes the eagerness of young Muslims in every culture to find musical expression that feels like a safe haven in a combative world.








ArtsBeat: A Sad and Remarkable Life: Breanne Fahs Talks About ‘Valerie Solanas’ 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:34:55 GMT 
    Ms. Fahs discusses the life and work of the radical thinker who shot Andy Warhol.








Richard H. Hoggart, 95, ‘Chatterley’ Defender, Dies 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:45:56 GMT 
    In a landmark obscenity case, Professor Hoggart stepped up to defend an explicit novel that was censored in Britain for more than three decades.


ArtsBeat: Dodge Poetry Festival Set to Return to Newark 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:17:36 GMT 
    The festival will include former poets laureate and a tribute to Amiri Baraka.








ArtsBeat: A New Class of American Academy Fellows 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:34:00 GMT 
    The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected 204 new members, including Al Pacino and Jules Feiffer.








ArtsBeat: Poetry Profiles: Louisiana State University Press 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:30 GMT 
    An interview with MaryKatherine Callaway, the director of LSU Press.








Children’s Books: ‘The Day I Lost My Superpowers’ and ‘Flight School’ 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:00 GMT 
    Two new books remind us that children’s outsize desires are often best fulfilled imaginatively.








Critic’s Notebook: ‘All God’s Dangers,’ a Forgotten Autobiography 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:29:16 GMT 
    “All God’s Dangers,” a sharecropper’s story that won a National Book Award in 1975, still rings true 40 years later.








Books of The Times: ‘A Bintel Brief’ Is Liana Finck’s Graphic Book of Letters 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:00:27 GMT 
    “A Bintel Brief” is Liana Finck’s graphic rendering of poignant letters written by Jewish immigrants a century ago to an advice columnist at The Jewish Daily Forward.


Lois Wallace, a Respected Agent of Prominent Authors, Dies at 73 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:32:27 GMT 
    Ms. Wallace formed a small but prestigious literary agency that represented Erich Segal, William F. Buckley Jr., Joan Didion and Don DeLillo.








ArtsBeat: Digital Public Library of America Marks a Year of Rapid Growth 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:11:59 GMT 
    The project, aimed at providing online access to the nation’s cultural repositories, has tripled in size since opening in 2013.






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