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When Self-Criticism Was an Order, These Portraits Were Revolutionary

New York Times Book Reviews - 13 hours 18 min ago
“Cultural Revolution Selfies,” a new book by Wang Qiuhang, includes subversive images, taken during China’s Cultural Revolution, of the photographer himself.
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The Book Review Podcast: Analyzing Freud

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 12:31pm
George Prochnik discusses Frederick Crews’s “Freud,” and Nancy MacLean talks about “Democracy in Chains.”
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Sketchbook / Graphic Review: Jillian Tamaki on ‘The Sky Is Falling’

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 11:50am
Jillian Tamaki revisits “The Sky Is Falling,” the children’s classic about British children evacuated to Canada during World War II.
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Open Book: Updating DNA’s Life Story

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 11:23am
An updated edition of James D. Watson’s “DNA: The Story of the Genetic Revolution” includes new material on the progress in cancer research and the latest in personal genomics.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 6:50am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: the legacy of Roland Barthes.
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Inside the List: A Science Writer Embraces Buddhism as a Path to Enlightenment

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 6:44am
Robert Wright, whose book “Why Buddhism Is True” is a best seller, has been a spiritual seeker for a long time.
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Fiction: When Selling Out Brings Cash but Not Happiness

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 6:40am
A writer finds commercial success in Scott Spencer’s novel “River Under the Road,” but at what cost to his self-esteem and his marriage?
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Fiction: Money, Murder and a Missing Heir in a Thriller Set in Greece

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 6:29am
In Christopher Bollen’s new literary thriller, “The Destroyers,” a young playboy vanishes on the Greek island of Patmos.
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The Shortlist: Disappearing Acts: Thrillers Stalk Women With Deadly Secrets

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 1:00am
In three new thrillers the search is on: for a missing best friend, a possibly dead mom and a really angry stalker.
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Nonfiction: ‘Surfing With Sartre’: Does Riding a Wave Help Solve Existential Mysteries?

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 1:00am
In his latest book, the philosopher Aaron James finds profound meaning in his favorite pastime.
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Nonfiction: The Russian Revolution Recast as an Epic Family Tragedy

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Yuri Slezkine’s “The House of Government” tells the story of Bolshevik elites who became targets of their own terror.
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Paperback Row: Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: Food, Folklore and Fulfillment Against a French Backdrop

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 1:00am
The protagonists of two summer novels, by Nina George and Hannah Tunnicliffe, discover the lives they really want in the French region of Brittany.
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Nonfiction: Giving the Lie to the Notion that Warfare Is ‘Unwomanly’

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Svetlana Alexievich’s “The Unwomanly Face of War” collects memories of the Russian women who fought against Hitler.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - August 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Readers respond to the single genre issues, Allen Ginsberg and more.
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Hollywood on Tape

New York Times Book Reviews - August 17, 2017 - 12:59pm
Many celebrities are in on the audiobook business. Here, readings from more than 20 of them.
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Editors' Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - August 17, 2017 - 11:25am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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