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  1. ArtsBeat: Fame-Hating Lewis Carroll Letter Lands in Los Angeles
    A Lewis Carroll letter lamenting attention from fans is bought by the University of Southern California.

  2. Books of The Times: ‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’
    “The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan” shows the stage and film director as demanding and manipulative in both his personal and professional lives.

  3. ArtsBeat: Remembering the Life and Work of Gabriel García Márquez
    A look at The Times’s coverage of Gabriel García Márquez, who died on Thursday at 87.

  4. Gabriel García Márquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87
    Mr. García Márquez, a Colombian who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation.

  5. Books of The Times: David Grimm’s ‘Citizen Canine’ Looks at an Evolving Status
    In David Grimm’s “Citizen Canine,” a range of animal-rights advocates note the changing, and heightened, status of pets in contemporary culture.

  6. ArtsBeat: Colm Toibin Named Chairman of PEN World Voices Festival
    Mr. Toibin will take over the duties from Salman Rushdie beginning in 2015.

  7. ArtsBeat: Cast of ‘Fun Home’ Heading to South Carolina Amid Dispute Over Book
    The College of Charleston has been threatened with a budget cut after providing all incoming students for 2013-14 with a copy of Alison Bechdel’s memoir, “Fun Home.”
  8. Robin Roberts: By the Book
    The “Good Morning America” anchor and author of “Everybody’s Got Something” calls Maya Angelou her literary hero: As a teenager in Mississippi, “I identified with her quest for independence.”

  9. F. Reid Buckley, Novelist and Columnist, Dies at 83
    Mr. Buckley, brother to former Senator James L. Buckley and the conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr., preferred the South to New York’s literary scene.

  10. Advertising: Children’s Book to Soothe Parents of the College-Bound
    The investment company T. Rowe Price has published a rhyming picture book to help worried parents plan for the cost of sending their children to college.

  11. Currents: Books: When Our Maids Lived In
    “Manhattan Classic: New York’s Finest Prewar Apartments” will have Manhattanites longing for the prewar era.

  12. Brandon Sanderson Tops Best Sellers With ‘Words of Radiance’
    Brandon Sanderson, who once completed 12 novels with nothing to show for it but publisher rejections, has hit No. 1 with “Words of Radiance.”

  13. ArtsBeat: Leaping Off the Screen: Nelson George Talks About ‘Soul Train’
    Mr. George’s new book, “The Hippest Trip in America,” is a history of the landmark TV dance show.

  14. Andrés Neuman’s New Novel Is ‘Talking to Ourselves’
    The Spanish-Argentine writer Andrés Neuman, a protégé of Roberto Bolaño, now has his second novel to appear in English: “Talking to Ourselves,” a contemporary family drama and unflinching story of grief.
  15. ArtsBeat: E. L. Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Award
    Mr. Doctorow will be honored at the Congress National Book Festival on Aug. 30.

  16. Children’s Books: ‘At the Same Moment Around the World’ and ‘It’s About Time’
    Two new picture books present facts about time in thoughtful and sometimes poetic ways.

  17. ArtsBeat: Editor With a String of Hits Is Joining Little, Brown
    Lee Boudreaux has been name vice president and editorial director of her own imprint at Little, Brown and Company.

  18. ArtsBeat: Video: Robert Coover Talks About ‘The Brunist Day of Wrath’
    Mr. Coover’s new book is a sequel to “The Origin of the Brunists,” his 1966 novel about a religious cult.

  19. Bookends: Which Books From Your Past Do You Read Now With Ambivalence?
    Adam Kirsch and Zoë Heller discuss how their opinions of certain books have changed over the years.

  20. Books of The Times: Barbara Ehrenreich’s ‘Living With a Wild God’
    In “Living With a Wild God,” Barbara Ehrenreich traces her mystical side.

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