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What Michiko Kakutani Meant For The Times, And Where Its Books Coverage Is Headed Without Her

Boris Kachka investigates how the notoriously publicity-shy critic worked and what she's like as a person (no mean feat, that), and he looks at how changes in both the Times approach to her beat and her own interests seem to have led to her decision to take a buyout.
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