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ArtsBeat: Nobel Gives French Novelist U.S. Boost 
  Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:02:17 GMT 
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired Patrick Modiano’s latest novel, “So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood,” to be published in late 2015.

Books of The Times: ‘Teresa, My Love,’ Julia Kristeva’s Latest Novel 
  Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:01:45 GMT 
    Julia Kristeva, through an alter ego in “Teresa, My Love,” imagines the life of Teresa of Ávila.

Bookshelf: From Whitman to Kazin, Writers Who Found Inspiration on New York’s Streets 
  Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:05:03 GMT 
    Capsule reviews of books about writers’ street-level view of the city, the free black community of Weeksville that flourished in Brooklyn in the mid-19th century and how racial demographics are remaking New York and America.

‘Subtly Worded’ Brings Teffi to Non-Russian Readers 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:25:34 GMT 
    Teffi, Nicholas II’s favorite Russian author, will have a chance at a comeback with the publication in English of the anthology “Subtly Worded.”

ArtsBeat: A Fresh Look at Schulz and Kirby 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:27:00 GMT 
    Two new books provide insight into lesser-known stages of Charles M. Schulz and Jack Kirby’s careers.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: A Rare View of North Korea 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:39:13 GMT 
    Suki Kim talks about “Without You, There Is No Us,” and Meghan Daum discusses her new essay collection, “The Unspeakable.”

ArtsBeat: 92nd Street Y Announces Latin Jazz Festival 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:36:33 GMT 
    The first Latin on Lex festival will include Eddie Palmieri, Yosvany Terry and more.

The Letters and Poems of Samuel Beckett 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:06:29 GMT 
    “These throw no light on my work,” Samuel Beckett said of his letters, but he was wrong.

‘Lone Star Nation,’ by Richard Parker 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:05:47 GMT 
    A look at today’s fast-changing Texas, and how it may transform the country.

Jill Lepore’s ‘Secret History of Wonder Woman’ 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:41:51 GMT 
    The historian Jill Lepore examines the life and significance of Wonder Woman.

‘Gangsterland,’ by Tod Goldberg 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:41:23 GMT 
    In Tod Goldberg’s novel, a synagogue becomes a front for organized crime.
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