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Tom Wolfe talks Darwin, Chomsky and human speech

NEW YORK (AP) -- After satirizing everything from “radical chic” to 20th century architecture, Tom Wolfe is now mining the mystery of language and the reputation of the most influential linguist of...

Updated : 2016.08.31 16:14

Alex Marwood delivers gripping cautionary tale

Cover of “The Darkest Secret” by Alex Marwood (Penguin Books) “The Darkest Secret” (Penguin Books) By Alex Marwood The disappearance of a child whose body is never found eventually implodes a...

Updated : 2016.08.31 16:09

In North Korea, a hard-boiled (and fictional) cop keeps watch

NEW YORK (AP) -- The hero, a police inspector, prowls a city known more for its political malevolence than its street crime. If you read the local newspapers, you could think it’s a city with almost...

Updated : 2016.08.29 13:24

Han Kang's award-winning novel hits German market

Han Kang’s novel “The Vegetarian” has received enthusiastic responses from German news media upon being released in the European country, a state-run literary agency said Wednesday. The novel has...

Updated : 2016.08.25 15:06

Tiny Spanish publisher clones world's most mysterious book

BURGOS, Spain (AFP) - It's one of the world’s most mysterious books, a centuries-old manuscript written in an unknown or coded language that no one -- not even the best cryptographers -- has cracked....

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:50

Korean literature magazine becomes more inclusive

Launched by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea in 2008, List: Books from Korea originally examined the Korean publishing industry through the eyes of Korean authors, critics, translators a...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:48

Making of a ‘liberal icon’ charted

“Bobby Kennedy” By Larry Tye Random House (608 pages, $32) Unless you were old enough to remember the mid-1960s it might be hard to grasp the considerable impact the Kennedy family, particularly...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:49

Extraordinary characters brought to life

“The Muse” By Jessie Burton Harper Collins (352 pages, $27.99) “The Muse” asks a lot of its readers, in the best of ways. It asks us to pay close attention, given the unexpected paths that wan...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:47

Imagining surrealist battle against Nazis

“The Last Days of New Paris” By China Mieville Del Rey (205 pages, $25) Page for page, there is no one generating more utterly unfamiliar ideas than author China Mieville (“Perdido Street Stati...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:45

Bochco’s book: He rewrote TV’s rules and lived to tell it

NEW YORK (AP) -- For viewers who rejoice in TV’s artistic upsurge, one virtuoso perhaps more than anyone can be credited for elevating the medium from its bygone “boob tube” status. Steven Bochco...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:33

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author offers insight on Trump's appeal

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) - For pundits and politicos baffled by the appeal of a wealthy New York businessman to the struggling white working class in Appalachia and Rust Belt mill towns, J.D. Vance's bo...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:30

Your life is comfy compared to the hell of the North Korean border

“How I Became a North Korean” By Krys Lee Viking (244 pages, $27) Forgetting the complexities of other lives is so easy these days, immersed as we are in our daily grinds, our political battles,...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:22

Essays illuminate fears of disaster

“This Is Only a Test” By B.J. Hollars Break Away Books (180 pages, $17) In his essay collection “This Is Only a Test,” B.J. Hollars is buffeted on one side by terrifying cataclysms and on the ...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:20

The pleasures and perils of an affair in ‘Blue Bath’

“The Blue Bath” By Mary Waters-Sayer St. Martin’s Press (307 pages, $25.99) At first, “The Blue Bath” seems to be just a particularly well-written take on an old story, one often encountered...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:18

Amber Tozer pens one of the funniest books on alcoholism you’ll ever read

"Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir” By Amber Tozer (Running Press, $24) Comedian Amber Tozer is 39 years old. She is funny, profane and drop-dead honest. A recovering alcoholic, Tozer walked away from...

Updated : 2016.08.17 13:51