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A 34,000-word novella that Charlie Chaplin wrote in the late 1940s is being published for the first time by a film institute in Italy. The book was the basis of his last great film, “Limelight.”
Monday night at the Central Library author Barry Miles and I discussed the life and work of William S. Burroughs, whose 100th birthday is on Wednesday. Burroughs, of course, was one of the great iconoclasts of 20th century literature: progenitor of the Beat generation, titular godfather of punk.
Endings can be hard. When Tahereh Mafi’s “Ignite Me” publishes today, it’ll bring her bestselling young adult "Shatter Me" series to a close. Mafi is entirely confident in her choices, but she’s also aware that her books are more than art objects -- they’re in conversation with her readers, including the devoted Mafi Mafia. Show More Summary
Now is the time to submit your ideas to the Twitter Fiction Festival. The call for entries closes at the end of Feb. 4. The festival itself will take place March 12-16.
Should Hermione Granger have gotten together with Ron Weasley? J.K. Rowling used to think so -- but now it appears she's changed her mind.
The things people do for charity.
If you’ve ever thought about writing a book, and wondered what a successful proposal looks like, wonder no longer.
The acclaimed novel "Silence" by Shusaku Endo is headed to the big screen. Martin Scorsese is planning to direct, and Liam Neeson has signed on to star, Deadline reports.
Though Matthew Kneale highlights interesting material, a book that presents itself as an investigation of belief instead delivers a straightforward history of religion. "As the son of a Manx Methodist atheist and a refugee German Jewish...Show More Summary
The second annual L.A. Art Book Fair held its opening reception on Thursday night at the Chinatown boutique Ooga Booga; but the official opening is Friday, at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Geffen Contemporary and runs through Sun...
Sarah Pinborough deftly trawls through the muck of Victorian London in 'Mayhem,' a graphic tale about a series of murders contemporaneous to Jack the Ripper's crimes. The 1888-91 Whitechapel murders in London are arguably the world's most infamous unsolved serial crimes. Show More Summary
UCLA's legendary basketball coach, John Wooden, is given a definitive biography with 'Wooden.' Seth Davis delivers a clear-eyed view of a man whose passion for the game became his Pyramid of Success. In July 2009, a year before his death at age 99, John Wooden was named by the Sporting News as the top coach in the history of American sports. Show More Summary
In Jenny Offill's 'Dept. of Speculation,' motherhood, geeky facts and a sprinkling of great thoughts create a riveting addition to female abandonment literature. Jenny Offill's riveting new novel, "Dept. of Speculation," is steeped in weird and geeky facts. Show More Summary
The horror-fantasy combination in Jeff Vandermeer's 'Annihilation,' the first novel in a trilogy, makes genre triumphantly general. As a teenager I used to plunder my father's shelves of dog-eared paperbacks, kept in a dank, low-ceilinged basement room that also held a turntable, an out-of-tune piano and a distinct eau de mold. Show More Summary
Authors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld's deliberately provocative arguments about American prosperity are sloppy, and ignore history and economics. More than two centuries ago, our Founding Fathers declared that all humans are born with the same inherent potential. Show More Summary
Frankfurt is a thriving financial center on the Main River that some Germans have taken to calling “Bankfurt,” but the locals take greater pride in their literary culture.
On Wednesday, the trailer for the film "The Fault In Our Stars" was posted online. On Thursday, the novel was on top of Amazon's bestseller list.
Sue Monk Kidd uses fact and fiction to tell the story of the Grimke sisters and a young slave in their household in 'The Invention of Wings.' Sue Monk Kidd writes that her first encounter with Sarah and Angelina Grimké came during an exhibition of Judy Chicago's artwork "The Dinner Party" in 2007. Show More Summary
John Green's novel "The Fault in Our Stars" was a huge bestseller, so it's no surprise that a film adaptation is coming to movie screens. The film is scheduled for a June release; its first official trailer was posted online today.
Henning Mankell, the Swedish crime writer who created the Kurt Wallander novels, has revealed he has cancer and says he plans to write a series of articles chronicling his fight with the disease.