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  1. James Baldwin, Born 90 Years Ago, Is Fading in Classrooms
    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.






  2. Alistair MacLeod, a Novelist in No Hurry, Dies at 77
    Mr. MacLeod, a Canadian author, won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award in 2001 for his novel “No Great Mischief.”






  3. Currents: Books: Essentially Japanese
    “Wa: The Essence of Japanese Design,” written by Kenya Hara, presents classic objects created over the past six centuries.






  4. ‘Fallout,’ by Sadie Jones, and More
    Anger, anguish, infidelity and the limits of wealth are among the themes explored in six new novels this month.






  5. Books of The Times: ‘Rebel Music,’ by Hisham D. Aidi
    “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.






  6. ArtsBeat: A Sad and Remarkable Life: Breanne Fahs Talks About ‘Valerie Solanas’
    Ms. Fahs discusses the life and work of the radical thinker who shot Andy Warhol.






  7. Richard H. Hoggart, 95, ‘Chatterley’ Defender, Dies
    In a landmark obscenity case, Professor Hoggart stepped up to defend an explicit novel that was censored in Britain for more than three decades.
  8. ArtsBeat: Dodge Poetry Festival Set to Return to Newark
    The festival will include former poets laureate and a tribute to Amiri Baraka.






  9. ArtsBeat: A New Class of American Academy Fellows
    The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected 204 new members, including Al Pacino and Jules Feiffer.






  10. ArtsBeat: Poetry Profiles: Louisiana State University Press
    An interview with MaryKatherine Callaway, the director of LSU Press.






  11. Children’s Books: ‘The Day I Lost My Superpowers’ and ‘Flight School’
    Two new books remind us that children’s outsize desires are often best fulfilled imaginatively.






  12. Critic’s Notebook: ‘All God’s Dangers,’ a Forgotten Autobiography
    “All God’s Dangers,” a sharecropper’s story that won a National Book Award in 1975, still rings true 40 years later.






  13. Books of The Times: ‘A Bintel Brief’ Is Liana Finck’s Graphic Book of Letters
    “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.
  14. Lois Wallace, a Respected Agent of Prominent Authors, Dies at 73
    Ms. Wallace formed a small but prestigious literary agency that represented Erich Segal, William F. Buckley Jr., Joan Didion and Don DeLillo.






  15. ArtsBeat: Digital Public Library of America Marks a Year of Rapid Growth
    The project, aimed at providing online access to the nation’s cultural repositories, has tripled in size since opening in 2013.






  16. Bookends: Is It O.K. to Mine Real Relationships for Literary Material?
    Francine Prose and Leslie Jamison discuss what they make of writers mining actual relationships for material.






  17. Mexico Honors a Colombian Writer Whom Many Considered One of Their Own
    For some writers and admirers, it seemed fitting that the first public memorial service for Gabriel García Márquez took place in Mexico City, where he had lived for many years.
  18. Books of The Times: ‘Love, Nina,’ by Nina Stibbe
    “Love, Nina” is a collection of letters by Nina Stibbe from when she worked for Mary-Kay Wilmers, longtime editor of The London Review of Books.






  19. Books: ‘Our Mathematical Universe’: A Case for Alternate Realities
    In his new book, Max Tegmark compellingly argues that everything that can happen does happen — in at least one of an infinite number of universes.






  20. ArtsBeat: Claudia Rankine Wins $50,000 Poetry Prize
    Ms. Rankine is the eighth winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize, awarded by Poets & Writers.






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