Book Reviews

Poetry: For an Ohio Poet, Love Is What Gets Us Through

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 4:00am
Marcus Jackson’s collection “Pardon My Heart” celebrates the way deep emotion unfogs and energizes the experience of living.
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Poetry: A Poetry Collection That Opens Up Like a Cabinet of Curiosities

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 4:00am
J. Michael Martinez’s “Museum of the Americas” takes on the white gaze, colonial trauma and Mexican migration.
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From Our Archives: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 4:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Margaret Atwood on Adrienne Rich.
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Poetry: Poems About Loss That Shatter Meaning and Borders

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 4:00am
“Be With,” by Forrest Gander, plumbs death and grief with an alertness to the fragility of life — and of language.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Poetry: A Debut Poet Confronts the Sexual Violence of an Earlier Generation

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 1:00pm
In “A Cruelty Special to Our Species,” Emily Jungmin Yoon memorializes the Korean “comfort women” who were forced into prostitution during World War II.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:51am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Poetry: A Poet Takes Aim at the Literary and Political Patriarchy

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 1:00pm
In Anne Waldman’s latest collection, “Trickster Feminism,” her verses argue on behalf of collective expression — and collective responsibility.
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Nonfiction: In a (Prose) Tribute to Fathers and Father Figures, a Fast-Paced Poet Slows Down

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 4:00am
Terrance Hayes’s hybrid nonfiction book “To Float in the Space Between” pays homage to the poet Etheridge Knight, with room for personal detours and meditation.
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Match Book: Books to Give Your Precocious Readers

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 2:45pm
Graphic and prose novels for your speed-reading children to both breeze through and savor.
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Poetry: Two New Volumes by Adrienne Rich, Game-Changing Feminist, Poet and Essayist

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 1:00pm
“Selected Poems: 1950-2012,” and “Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry,” are laden with insights that, six years after Rich’s death, remain as urgent as ever.
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Further Reading: If You Love ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ You’ll Love These Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:35pm
Whether you want to dip into a novel that evokes Midge Maisel’s New York City or pick up a sparkling history of 1950s comedy, we’ve got some recommendations for you.
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Now Read This: Discussion Questions for ‘There Will Be No Miracles Here’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:25pm
Casey Gerald’s memoir is our December pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”
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Poetry: From an Iconoclast and an Icon, Poems of Personal and Public Transformation

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 4:00am
In “Evolution,” Eileen Myles makes us reconsider the nature of experience and imagination.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 4:00am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Newsbook: President Trump Seeks New Chief of Staff. 3 Books Show Why His Next Pick Matters.

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 4:58pm
From Nixon’s White House to Obama’s, these books highlight presidential right-hand men and their outsize power.
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The Best Poetry of 2018

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 1:00pm
The Book Review’s poetry columnist, David Orr, picks 10 collections worth your attention.
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Nonfiction: Isabel Wilkerson on Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ and the Great Migration

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:08am
The former first lady’s long-awaited new memoir recounts with insight, candor and wit her family’s trajectory from the Jim Crow South to Chicago’s South Side and her own improbable journey from there to the White House.
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Essay: Political Poetry Is Hot Again. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How.

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 4:00am
Tracy K. Smith, the United States poet laureate, looks at the ways poetry has dealt with the shifting political landscapes of the past two decades.
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The Art of Reading: The Way We Read

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 8:59am
Donald and Patricia Oresman’s 550-piece art collection was auctioned recently. Every piece had one thing in common: People were reading in them.
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