Writers’ Lives, Jack O’Brien, Pushcart Prize XXXIX, & Lots Lots More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Interviews with authors, performers, and thinkers for the New York Times Book Review’s recurring By the Book feature, O’Brien’s exuberant, charming account of his career, a continuation of the series’ classic tradition.

Poet Boland Masters Language, A History of Western Music Notation, Interviews with Joni Mitchell, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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A superb poetry collection not to be missed, full of exquisite language, music, knowledge and emotion; Kelly’s subject has bedeviled music students for generations; a valuable portrayal of an enduring artist.

Saul Bellow, Scott Ellsworth, Caryl Phillips, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Mar. 2015, Pt. 4

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Bellow, Saul. There Is Simply Too Much To Think About: Collected Nonfiction. Viking. Mar. 2015. 608p. ed. by Benjamin Taylor. ISBN 9780670016693. $35. LITERATURE Issued in time for the centenary of Bellow’s birth and the tenth anniversary of his death, this work collects the Nobel laureate’s nonfiction, including criticism, interviews, speeches, and other pieces ranging […]

Mark Adams, Julie Holland, & the Art of Poetry | Nonfiction Previews, Mar. 2015, Pt. 4

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Adams, Mark. Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest To Find the Sunken City. Dutton. Mar. 2015. 336p. ISBN 9780525953708. $27.95. TRAVEL The author of the New York Times best seller Turn Right at Machu Picchu can’t visit the subject of his new book: the lost city of Atlantis. But he does talk to the […]

Beethoven, Maeve Binchy, James Brown, plus Triathlon Training & Triumphant Musicals | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Holland, Tom & Amy Goodson. Swim, Bike, Run—Eat: The Complete Guide to Fueling Your Triathlon. Fair Winds: Quarto. 2014. 192p. photos. index. ISBN 9781592336067. pap. $22.99. SPORTS This book speaks to the importance of proper body fueling during a triathlon and covers four key components: an understanding of basic nutrition, fueling during training and during […]

Our Vietnam, Legal Advice for Women, Langston Hughes, Andrew Cuomo, Fashion Giants | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Feb. 2015, Pt. 3

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Appy, Christian G. American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity. Viking. Feb. 2015. 416p. ISBN 9780670025398. $28.95. HISTORY A professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Appy is noted for two big books on the Vietnam War, Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides, an oral history, and Working-Class War: […]

Women in Game of Thrones, Pollock Bio, Philology’s Worth, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Frankel’s impressively researched work is highly recommended reading for fans of both book and small-screen series, This Is Pollock is refreshing and honest, scholars and students will find Turner’s volume rewarding.

20th-century Art, Memoir by Jones, Opera Divas, On Tocqueville & Democracy | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Encounters with and portrayals of The Image of the Black in Western Art, Jones reconstructs a story of his ancestry, On Tocqueville‘s life and thought, fans of Jessye Norman will find her book essential

Wilder Bio, New Ehrenreich, Essays by Jamison, Robbins, & More| Arts & Humanities Reviews

Living with a Wild God

Berger explores Joe Wilder’s life Softly, with Feeling, Ehrenreich’s deeply personal Living with a Wild God, Jamison’s provocative Empathy Exams, and Tibetan Peach Pie is a cultural experience

From Stage Essentials to Biogs of Novels to Soccer Matters, “Crystal-Lit” Poetry, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Read Outside the Box and enjoy cartoon history; Radiant Truths is eclectic, in the best sense; Di Piero’s Tombo strikes a perfect balance; Powers’s Letter Composed captures life in the war zone

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