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The Games People Play: Twist the Brain, Stretch the Body

“The Games Bible” by Leigh Anderson describes hundreds of diversions, many interactive and urban.

Robert Katz, Who Wrote About Nazi Massacre in Italy, Dies at 77

Mr. Katz incurred the wrath of the Vatican when he accused Pope Pius XII of knowing in advance of the Ardeatine Caves massacre and failing to act.

An Author Still Writing His Way Through Big Sky Country

In Montana, the novelist Thomas McGuane divides his time between his ranching and literary lives.

Books of The Times: Jewish Funhouse Mirror Is Alive and Not So Well

Angst about British-Jewish identity abounds in Howard Jacobson’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel.

Newly Released Books

Novels by Benjamin Percy, Bernhard Schlink, Antonya Nelson, Paul Grossman and Susan Henderson, and an essay collection from the movie critic Nathan Rabin.

Hunting for the Dawn of Writing, When Prehistory Became History

An exhibition at the Oriental Institute in Chicago traces the origins of writing.

In a Digital Age, Students Still Cling to Paper Textbooks

Though the world of print is receding before a tide of digital offerings, college students weaned on technology appear to be holding fast to traditional textbooks, but at a price.

Advertising: Find Jay-Z’s Memoir at a Bookstore, or on a Billboard

The book “Decoded” is being marketed along with the search engine Bing. Its creator, Microsoft, is paying for the campaign.

Booker Prize Winner’s Jewish Question

Howard Jacobson, winner of the Man Booker Prize, talks about “The Finkler Question.”

Books of The Times: The Sting of Salt Air, Old Loves and Honey Bees

Reviews of books by R. M. Ryan, Erika Meitner, Matthew Zapruder, Melissa Stein, Nathalie Handal and Atsuro Riley.

A Revolutionary of Arabic Verse

Adonis, the Syrian-born poet and perennial Nobel favorite, has a new volume of selected poems and an upcoming reading at the 92nd Street Y.

Books of The Times: A French Thinker Who Crossed Continents and Cultures

“Claude Lévi-Strauss,” Patrick Wilcken’s intellectual biography of the French anthropologist, offers clear, analytical descriptions of the basic tenets of his thought.

Belva Plain, Novelist of Jewish-American Life, Dies at 95

Ms. Plain, who became a best-selling author at age 59, wrote multigenerational family sagas that won a loyal readership in the millions.

Hearts Full of Sorrow

In Nicole Krauss’s new novel, a writer in New York is faced with a wrenching parting when a young girl shows up to claim an enormous desk that has been in her safekeeping for decades.

Never Grow Old

Jane Leavy chronicles the extraordinary life of Mickey Mantle, one of the most beloved, and misunderstood, Yankees.

The Professor Goes to Washington

The correspondence of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan reveals a man who was a hybrid on any number of levels.

Borough Skirmishes

In this explosive novel, a drug-dealing 19-year-old plans a homecoming for his imprisoned brother, whose girlfriend he has impregnated.

Winking at the Apocalypse

In her 29th novel, Fay Weldon has created a relatively cheerful near-future British dystopia, narrated, she explains, by the younger sister she never had.

Living Down the Past

In Bernhard Schlink’s novel, collective guilt has led a generation of German idealists down a path of violence and recrimination.

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