He loves the crowds, the crowds love him, and his appearances attract hundreds and even thousands of fans. On the eve of publication of his new book, “Calypso,” the love fest continues.
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His books answered the question of how my Jewish education would translate into the real world, should I survive the ordeal of childhood.
Mr. Roth won almost all the major literary awards and published an exceptional sequence of historical novels in his 60s, an age when many writers are winding down.
Gary Krist tells the story of the city through the lives of three people whose restlessness and ambition transformed it in the early decades of the 20th century.
Lauren Groff, author most recently of the story collection “Florida,” sees Mr. Rochester as a villain: “He’s a sociopath who keeps his grieving wife locked in the attic and tries to gaslight poor, plain, abused Jane Eyre then marry her bigamously.”
Roth’s work had more rage, more wit, more lust, more talk, and more crosscurrents of thought and emotion than any writer of his time.
Two children’s literature experts consider what works in the Broadway play — for kids, sure, but for grown-ups too.
Rachel Slade talks about “Into the Raging Sea,” and Clemantine Wamariya talks about “The Girl Who Smiled Beads.”
In Erin Entrada Kelly’s charming new book, “You Go First,” misfits connect long-distance via online Scrabble. Is it an escape, or the start of a real bond?
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
The stagecraft is impressive, but if you’re not familiar with J.K. Rowling’s world of wizards, “Cursed Child” can be a mystifying slog.
In “The Electric Woman,” Tessa Fontaine traces her experience of losing her mother against her life as a performer in America’s oldest sideshow.
The author Alastair Bonnett explains why people are drawn to places that offer solitude and surprise.
Mr. Roth wrote of the everyday people, buildings, streets and mores of the city, often with palpable and wistful affection.
Here is a sampling of reviews of the prolific author’s work, an essay he wrote and an interview he gave.
The former White House photographer began subtly posting photos of the Obama era as a way of commenting on President Trump. Now he’s getting more explicit.
Chris Offutt’s new novel, “Country Dark,” is set in the world of backwoods moonshiners.
The way we mourn now? On Twitter. Philip Roth has died at the age of 85, and the Twittersphere is sitting shiva.
A memoir by Thae Yong-ho, a senior diplomat who defected, also describes Mr. Kim’s brother as a fan of Eric Clapton and portrays tensions within the Kim dynasty.
The prolific author died on Tuesday. Here are seven of his books that you should read right now.
Our presidents’ love of detective fiction has an august history. Craig Fehrman follows the clues.
The author shares the £50,000 prize for “Flights” with the novel’s translator, Jennifer Croft. The award is for works of fiction translated into English.
In “Mirror, Shoulder, Signal,” the Danish novelist Dorthe Nors continues her intense fascination with aging, and with women who have resisted domestication.
In her new book, Alisa Roth details the way the criminal justice system makes the sick even sicker.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
“The Outsider” starts out as a routine police procedural but before long transforms into something much more sinister.
Whether you’re traveling across the country or just taking a staycation, stock up for summer with these books that are as varied as America itself.
While it might be tempting to proclaim that the borough is back, last weekend’s literary celebration proved it never really left.
“Lemonade With Zest” traces a summertime treat to ancient Egypt.
In his new book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham argues that in bad times a liberal impulse has often prevailed over fear and division.
Lionel Shriver’s collection of short fiction, “Property,” is a wryly observant catalog of the ways an acquisitive urge can go astray.
Our critic calls this series of novels, which began with “Outline” and “Transit,” a “stark, modern, adamantine new skyscraper on the literary horizon.”
A committed liberal, he wrote speeches for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and later worked as an author, journalist and political consultant.
Mr. Lewis’s views on the connection between Islam and terrorism inspired controversy but also helped shape American foreign policy under George W. Bush.
In “Bad Blood,” John Carreyrou tells of the rise and incredible fall of Theranos, the biotech company that was going to revolutionize blood testing.
Jim DeFelice talks about “West Like Lightning,” his new history of the short-lived but long-remembered company and how it changed the United States.
Where did F. Scott Fitzgerald find the landscape for “The Great Gatsby”? A book and a documentary challenge the long-held belief that Great Neck was the basis for West Egg.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Her writing pulsed with her hardscrabble Texas childhood and, refusing to be his “muse,” her liberation from an overbearing poet husband.
In “The Soul of America,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning author examines the history of partisan fury.
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: J.D. Scott reviews “The Old Boys.”
In today’s commencement addresses, as evidenced by recent books, inspiration is sometimes superseded by skepticism.
Picture books may be the best way to tell stories about modern, computer-saturated childhoods.
Reading “Invisible Cities” allowed the graphic artist Aude White to see her own surroundings in a new light.
This AMC show, based on the 2015 Sarai Walker novel of the same name, is a makeover story glimpsed through a series of distorting mirrors.
A horrific account by David Thibodeau, one of the few Branch Davidians to survive both their leader’s doctrine and the F.B.I.’s bungled “rescue” attempt.
In “Not Enough,” the Yale professor Samuel Moyn argues for a global solution to material inequality.