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ArtsBeat: ‘Absolute Transmetropolitan’ and ‘Melody': A Squalid City and a Stripper Memoir
Two new reprint collections, “Absolute Transmetropolitan: Volume 1” and “Melody: Story of a Nude Dancer,” take on social injustice.

William Styron’s ‘My Generation: Collected Nonfiction’
Essays by the author of “Sophie’s Choice” consider an era of American literature shaped by global catastrophe.

‘Skyfaring,’ by Mark Vanhoenacker
An ode to the wonder of air travel, from the cockpit of a 747.

‘New Objectivity’ and ‘Max Beckmann: The Still Lifes’
Amid the turmoil that followed the Great War, German artists set out to create a new society.

ArtsBeat: Zadie Smith to Collaborate on a Screenplay
The novelist Zadie Smith will write her first screenplay, with the French director Claire Denis.

Bookends: Do Genre Labels Matter Anymore?
Dana Stevens and Leslie Jamison discuss whether categorical descriptions are as stable or as useful as they used to be.

‘Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County,’ by Kristen Green
After Prince Edward County closed its public schools, black children had no access to education.

ArtsBeat: Rodgers and Hammerstein Biography on the Way
A biography of the musical writing team Rodgers and Hammerstein is scheduled to be published in 2018.

‘Cy Twombly: Late Paintings 2003-2011,’ by Nela Pavlouskova
Cy Twombly’s last paintings celebrate his lifelong interest in flowers, Greek mythology, ships and the sea, and lines of enigmatic writing.

‘The Full Catastrophe,’ by James Angelos
As the debt crisis drags on, Greece grapples with austerity.

‘By the People’ and ‘Wages of Rebellion’
George Packer on new books by Charles Murray and Chris Hedges about collective discontent in America.

‘Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century’
Jed Rasula uncovers why Dada didn’t expire along with the isms it either spawned or incorporated.

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Editors’ Choice
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Art Issue
This week, Holland Cotter talks about the contemporary art scene, and Jonathon Keats discusses two new books about art theft and forgeries.

ArtsBeat: Group Approves Fellowship Named for Controversial Scholar of Russia
The main scholarly association covering the post-Soviet world has announced a new fellowship named partly for Stephen F. Cohen.

‘Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing’
Laura J. Snyder’s intellectual history looks at the lives of the painter Jan Vermeer and the pioneering microbiologist Anton van Leeuwenhoek.

‘Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader’
A collection of 30 essays by the pioneer scholar of feminist art history Linda Nochlin.

Inside the List
The comedian Aziz Ansari, whose “Modern Romance” is No. 2 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is the third star of “Parks and Recreation” to achieve best-sellerdom.

The Shortlist: Artistic Inspirations
New books by Anna North, Maureen Gibbon, Hermione Eyre and Erika Robuck.

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