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  A Death-Haunted Poetry Book Mulls Life’s Reversals of Fortune “Dunce,” by Mary Ruefle, confronts the extraordinary yet inescapable fact that all of us die. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-09-18 What Reconstruction-Era Laws Can Teach Our Democracy “The Second Founding,” by the historian Eric Foner, argues that the radical promise of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments — all passed after the Civil War — remains unfulfilled today. … Source: The New York Times – … Read More

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  In ‘Sontag,’ the Author’s Myth Takes Center Stage Benjamin Moser’s authorized biography of the essayist, critic and cultural icon Susan Sontag pays closest attention to its subject’s persona as a “great original creation.” … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-09-17 U.S. Tries to Seize Edward Snowden’s Proceeds From New Memoir The former intelligence contractor, who disclosed surveillance secrets in 2013, failed to submit his book for prepublication review. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished … Read More

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  More and More Children Are Feeling Anxious. This Graphic Novelist Is Trying to Help. “Guts,” Raina Telgemaier’s warm, funny and realistic new graphic memoir, hits home for parents and children trying to climb out of the abyss of worry. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-09-17 How a Polish Punk Cartoonist Became a Union Organizer in Sweden Wage Slaves is part call to arms and part migrant memoir. The comic, by Daria Bogdanksa, recounts her move … Read More

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  Answers to Reader Questions on Our Brett Kavanaugh Essay The Times’s deputy editorial page editor, James Dao, answers questions about how we handled an essay on the Supreme Court justice and a third accusation of sexual misconduct. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-09-16 This Artist Lived Like a Victorian During the 1980s. Now, He Reflects on His Own Past. Ahead of the release of his memoir, Peter McGough looks back on 40 years as half … Read More

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  Steal This Book? There’s a Price I have about 400 offers to buy illegal copies of my own work. Something is very wrong. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-09-15 David Cameron Says Boris Johnson ‘Didn’t Believe’ in Brexit After three years of relative silence, the former prime minister apologized for the outcome of the Brexit referendum but said he did not regret letting voters decide. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-09-15 … Read More

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