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Books of The Times: Adding Up a Prolific Poet’s Charming Weather Reports “The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons” showcases, in two very large volumes, the friendly and searching style of a writer who twice won the National Book Award.
Nonfiction: The Comic Strip’s Heyday in ‘Cartoon County’ Cullen Murphy recounts his coming-of-age among the elites of American illustration.
Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017 The Times’s critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.
Nonfiction: The Hand of the Comic Artist Manohla Dargis reviews two new books that examine the aesthetics and the business of comics, from Superman to R. Crumb.
Profile: Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene Mekong Review’s contributors include some of the best-known authors, journalists and academics who follow the region.
Nonfiction: What the People of Appalachia Want Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” looks at the history of deprivation in the region.
The Book Review Podcast: ‘The Second Coming of the KKK’ Linda Gordon talks about “The Second Coming of the KKK”; Scott Kelly discusses “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery”; and editors from the Book Review talk about our 10 Best Books of 2017.
Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Freely Available Online The Harry Ransom Center in Texas has digitized and made available roughly half of the novelist’s archive, including a draft of an unpublished memoir.
Front Burner: For Spoon Collectors and Design Enthusiasts “Spoon” by Daniel Rozensztroch captures the humble utensil in myriad forms.
‘Cat Person’ in The New Yorker: A Discussion With the Author The short fiction piece made an enormous splash after it was published in The New Yorker, prompting discussions about dating, power and consent.
Newsbook: 3 Homages to Nature In these books, Henry Thoreau, John Muir and Terry Tempest Williams relish in the beauty (and lament the destruction) of our national parks.
Books of The Times: A Polite Drive for Secession in ‘Radio Free Vermont’ The well-known environmentalist Bill McKibben turns his hand to satire in this novel about an old-school radio host who falls backward into the revolution business.

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Nonfiction: The Comic Strip’s Heyday in ‘Cartoon County’ Cullen Murphy recounts his coming-of-age among the elites of American illustration.
Nonfiction: The Hand of the Comic Artist Manohla Dargis reviews two new books that examine the aesthetics and the business of comics, from Superman to R. Crumb.
Nonfiction: The Last Civic Remnant of Authentic Spirituality at Christmastime Jonathan Keates’s “Messiah: The Composition and Afterlife of Handel’s Masterpiece” seeks to save the oratorio from centuries of misinterpretatin.
Fiction: A Version of Homer That Dares to Match Him Line for Line Emily Wilson’s landmark translation of the “Odyssey” matches the original’s line count while drawing on a spare, simple and direct idiom.
Fiction: David Ferry Won the National Book Award in His 80s. In His 90s, He Has Translated Virgil. Ferry’s “Aeneid” sometimes prunes lines from the Latin original, turning his translation into more of a paraphrase.
The Book Review Podcast: ‘The Second Coming of the KKK’ Linda Gordon talks about “The Second Coming of the KKK”; Scott Kelly discusses “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery”; and editors from the Book Review talk about our 10 Best Books of 2017.
Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Nonfiction: A Last Glimpse Into the Mind of Oliver Sacks Nicole Krauss reviews “The River of Consciousness,” a book of Sacks’s essays covering his favored topics, like the evolution of life and the workings of memory.
Children’s Books: Your Kid Just Learned to Read. What Books Come Next? These beautifully illustrated chapter books for brand new readers are very short — and very, very good.
Nonfiction: What the People of Appalachia Want Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” looks at the history of deprivation in the region.
Nonfiction: A Memoir of a Year on the International Space Station The NASA astronaut and naval pilot Scott Kelly put his “Endurance” to the test, both on Earth and beyond.
By the Book: Richard Lloyd Parry: By the Book The journalist and author of “People Who Eat Darkness” and, most recently, “Ghosts of the Tsunami” avoids “lad lit” even more assiduously than he avoids “chick lit.”
Profile: Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene Mekong Review’s contributors include some of the best-known authors, journalists and academics who follow the region.
Books News: Jacqueline Woodson to Explore Belonging in Two Upcoming Books A middle-grade novel and a picture book, to be published in 2018, explore what being American really means.
Sketchbook | Graphic Review: Reading ‘Catcher in the Rye’ Today An illustrated review of J. D. Salinger's classic from a 21st-century perspective.
Nonfiction: Anti-Fascism With a Human Face In “A Bold and Dangerous Family,” Caroline Moorehead continues her Resistance Quartet with the story of Amelia, Carlo and Nello Rosselli.
Nonfiction: Great Art, Repugnant Politics “Growing Up With the Impressionists,” the childhood diary of Julie Manet, daughter of Berthe Morisot and Eugene Manet, reveals some unsavory views.
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