Charlotte Pomerantz, Inventive Children’s Book Author, Dies at 92

Her first children’s book, “The Bear Who Couldn’t Sleep,” was published in 1965. “I started writing because it was the only thing I was ever good at,” Ms. Pomerantz said in the Alchetron interview. Her books reflected all sorts of influences, including James Joyce: One book, “Here Comes Henny” (1994, illustrated by Nancy Winslow More...

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By admin On Thursday, July 28th, 2022
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Review: ‘A Hard Place to Leave,’ by Marcia DeSanctis; ‘All Down Darkness Wide,’ by Seán Hewitt; ‘Into the Inferno,’ by Stuart Palley; ‘Crying in the Bathroom,’ by Erika L. Sánchez

Woven into this portrait of depression’s maelstrom is the author’s own queer coming-of-age. Of his abandoned Catholicism, Hewitt confesses that “the shape of myself was molded by it, the routines of my More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
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An Empathetic Account of the Complexity After Apartheid

THE INHERITORSAn Intimate Portrait of South Africa’s Racial ReckoningBy Eve Fairbanks399 pages. Simon & Schuster. $27.99. It was nothing short of a miracle — that was what South African schoolchildren More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
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Love or Hate Emmanuel Carrère’s Forceful Tangents, They’re Back in ‘Yoga’

YOGABy Emmanuel CarrèreTranslated from the French by John Lambert335 pages. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $28. Emmanuel Carrère’s “Yoga” was released as a novel in France. Its American publisher’s More...

By admin On Monday, July 25th, 2022
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Diana Kennedy, Authority on Mexican Cooking, Dies at 99

She took a dim view of chefs and writers who did not do the same, and her criticism could be withering. “They’ve not done the travel and the research that I’ve done,” she told Saveur. “None of them, More...

By admin On Sunday, July 24th, 2022
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Geling Yan Says a Movie Fails to Credit Her. The Film World Shrugs.

In 2018, as a celebrated Chinese director prepared to film a movie, his team sent the novelist Geling Yan a 33-page script with her name printed on each page. Ms. Yan said that made sense to her because she More...

By admin On Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
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Diana Goetsch on ‘This Body I Wore’

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | How to Listen The acclaimed poet Diana Goetsch has now published “This Body I Wore,” which our reviewer, Manuel Betancourt, called an “achingly beautiful More...

By admin On Friday, July 22nd, 2022
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Review: ‘The Kite Runner’ Trips From Page to Stage

Unsurprisingly, the most memorable image in “The Kite Runner,” which opened at the Helen Hayes Theater on Thursday night, is of the kites. They’re miniature, attached to thin poles that several actors More...

By admin On Thursday, July 21st, 2022
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HarperCollins Workers Strike For Increased Wages, Benefits and Diversity

HarperCollins union members went on a one-day strike on Wednesday, with around 100 employees and additional supporters marching in front of the company’s corporate headquarters in Manhattan in the sticky More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
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Words of War: A Literary Lifeline for the Battlefield

Even the newest of correspondents knows not to go into a war zone without the right training, the right gear and the right exit plan. But some seasoned reporters have learned that they need something more to More...

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