New York Times Book Reviews
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Roland Barthes said, “It is no longer the sexual which is indecent, it is the sentimental.” Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison debate whether sentimentality is still a cardinal sin for writers.
A picture book about an African-American regiment in World War I that confronted racists as well as the German Army.
Swallowing their fears, these adventuresome characters set off down unfamiliar streets and explore unknown worlds.
Nine of Gabriel García Márquez’s works will be released in digital-format English versions in October.
Marilynne Robinson, Elizabeth McCracken and Phil Klay are among the writers whose work is on the 2014 fiction long list for the National Book Awards.