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What Philip Roth Taught Me About Being an American Jew

What Philip Roth Taught Me About Being an American Jew

The author Philip Roth, who died on Tuesday, at his home on the Upper West Side in January.

Researchers Uncover Two Hidden Pages in Anne Frank’s Diary

Researchers Uncover Two Hidden Pages in Anne Frank’s Diary

Anne Frank in 1942. Two pages of her diary, which had been covered by brown paper, were uncovered by researchers in Amsterdam and presented at a news conference on Tuesday.

A Critic Sells Books Down by the Seashore

A Critic Sells Books Down by the Seashore

The village of Wigtown, in the Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland.

Jane Austen’s First Buyer? Probably a Prince She Hated

Jane Austen’s First Buyer? Probably a Prince She Hated

Jane Austen, left, loathed the Prince Regent, who later became George IV, but he might have been one of her first readers.

Your Book Editor Just Snagged Your Spot on the Best-Seller List

Your Book Editor Just Snagged Your Spot on the Best-Seller List

Daniel Mallory, aka A.J. Finn, in his New York apartment.

This Is the Story of My Life. And This Is the Story of My Life.

This Is the Story of My Life. And This Is the Story of My Life.

One quality unites serial memoirists: Their lingua franca is candor.

The Failure of Egypt’s Revolution

The Failure of Egypt’s Revolution

A protester at an anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstration in Alexandria, 2012.

Surfer, Environmentalist, Novelist. Australia’s Living Legend.

Surfer, Environmentalist, Novelist. Australia’s Living Legend.

Tim Winton has carved a voice that is uniquely Australian, finding poetry and an austere beauty in local vernacular and landscape.

A French-Rwandan Rap Star Turned Novelist From Burundi

A French-Rwandan Rap Star Turned Novelist From Burundi

“Small Country,” by Gaël Faye, is about a boy, living in Burundi during the war between the Hutus and Tutsis, who loses his innocence in spite of desperately wanting to cling onto it.

V.S. Naipaul, a Writer of Many Contradictions and Obvious Greatness

V.S. Naipaul, a Writer of Many Contradictions and Obvious Greatness

V.S. Naipaul in 1980. His unsympathetic views of postcolonial life made him among the most controversial writers of his time.


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