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Jesse Eisenberg: By the Book
The actor and author, most recently, of the story collection “Bream Gives Me Hiccups” says Uta Hagen offers some excellent stage advice: “If you have to act stoned, imagine a helium balloon inflating inside your skull.”









Timothy Snyder’s ‘Black Earth’
Timothy Snyder argues for a new interpretation of the Holocaust that looks at concerns over food and other resources.









‘The Hotel Years,’ by Joseph Roth
A selection of Joseph Roth’s journalism, produced between the wars in Europe’s hubs and outposts.









‘$2.00 a Day,’ by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer
A look at the rise of extreme poverty and how families survive in its grip.









‘The Silo Effect,’ by Gillian Tett
A journalist takes an anthropological approach to the structure of organizations.









ArtsBeat: Five Poets Receive Lucrative Fellowships
The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine announced the winners on Tuesday.









Bookends: Is Everyone Qualified to Be a Critic?
Adam Kirsch and Charles McGrath discuss what it takes to pass judgment on the arts.









ArtsBeat: Carrie Brownstein’s Book Tour to Kick Off in Brooklyn
Carrie Brownstein will be traveling to 11 cities across the United States this fall to promote her memoir, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl,” due in October.









‘The End of Tsarist Russia,’ by Dominic Lieven
A scholar approaches World War I from the standpoint of Russian foreign policy.









‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ by David Lagercrantz
The novel features artificial intelligence and code breaking and suitably icy bad guys.









‘Did You Ever Have a Family’ by Bill Clegg
In the wake of a tragedy, the affected reckon with complicated pasts.









ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’
Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.









Inside the List
Almost 100 years after his death, Marcel Proust has finally cracked the best-seller list. Sort of.









ArtsBeat: Biography of Jimmy Carter Is in the Works
Kai Bird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will write a biography of former President Jimmy Carter for Crown Publishing Group.









Ann Beattie: By the Book
The author, most recently, of “The State We’re In” reads more novels and stories than anything else — “except, maybe, cookbooks. I avoid mysteries, since I never understand what happens.”









Critic’s Take: Closing the Book
A writer struggles to read while grieving for her parents.









Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Flood of Fire’
The main characters in the final volume of Amitav Ghosh’s trilogy all have something to hide.









‘Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders,’ by Julianna Baggott
A writer with a cult following has turned her life into six well-loved novels. But where is the last one?









‘That Winter the Wolf Came,’ by Juliana Spahr
Poems take on the political, from oil spills to Occupy Oakland.









‘Girl Waits With Gun,’ by Amy Stewart
The bad guys are no match for a bullied woman in 1914.









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