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Books: The New York Times Book Review – Nov 27, 2022

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New York Times Book Review – November 27, 2022:

A Life of Shirley Hazzard, Sublime Chronicler of Affairs of the Heart

A new biography by Brigitta Olubas is the first to examine the life of the Australian novelist celebrated for her refined poetic fiction and acute moral vision.

Big ‘Pippin’: The Harmony and Dissonance of an American Classic

Elysa Gardner’s “Magic to Do” goes backstage at Bob Fosse and Stephen Schwartz’s 1972 musical about a lost prince.

Read Your Way Through Mexico City

Juan Villoro, who spent over two decades perfecting one book about Mexico City, recommends reading on the city he loves. “Mexico is too complex,” a visitor said. “It needs to be read.”

Books: The New York Times Book Review – Sept 4, 2022

The New York Times Book Review 04 September 2022

Stephen King’s ‘Fairy Tale’: A Portal to a Fantasy Kingdom

In King’s latest novel, a teenage boy discovers another world beneath a backyard shed.

Why Did Some Cubans Inject Themselves With H.I.V.?

“Sacrificio,” a novel by Ernesto Mestre-Reed, imagines an extreme counterrevolutionary movement during desperate times.

Newly Published, From Lost Worlds to Whale Talk

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Books: ‘When We Cease To Understand The World’ By Benjamín Labatut (2021)

Book Review Podcasts: “Antisocial” By Andrew Marantz, “No Stopping Us Now” By Gail Collins (NYT)

AntiSocial Andrew Marantz

From the New York Times Book Review:

“Antisocial,” the new book by Andrew Marantz, plainly states its subject in its subtitle: “Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation.” In order to write it, Marantz immersed himself in corners of the internet most of us would go out of our way to avoid.

Gail Collins visits the podcast this week to discuss her new book, “No Stopping Us Now,” an eye-opening chronicle of older women’s journey to progress in the United States over the years. “It used to be, the whole vision of your life if you were a woman was that you got married, you had children and, once the children were grown, you were old — done,” 

No Stopping Us Now Gail Collins

Collins says on the podcast this week. “That was the thing I was looking at: What counted as old, and then what did women do when they got to what was regarded as old? How did they use it, how did they fight it?”

To read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/08/books/review/Andrew-Marantz-Gail-Collins-interview.html