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The poet Weldon Kees was born in Beatrice, Neb., in 1914, though what's best known about him is that on July 18, 1955, his car was found abandoned with the keys still in the ignition in a parking lot on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWilliam F. Buckley Jr., the columnist, novelist, television talk show host and tireless intellectual who founded the modern conservative movement and was its articulate voice for nearly six decades, died Wednesday. He was 82. Buckley, who had been ill...
Tags: James Baldwin, Sailing, Television, Executive Branch, Government
June 8, 2008 Editor's Note: It's a perennial question for the summer months, what to read? Here you'll mind more than 50 titles in fiction andÉononfiction, organized according to the months when they'll be published. Books are listed in alphabetical...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNovember 11, 2007 Norman Mailer, the pugnacious two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who jabbed and bobbed his way, sometimes literally, through an extraordinary career as one of the most original and audacious voices in postwar American letters, died...
LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2007 - The city renowned as the entertainment capital of the world will roll out the red carpet to celebrate the nation's largest public literary festival when the Los Angeles Times, in association with UCLA, holds the 12th Annual...
Glenn Goldman, whose independent bookstore, Book Soup, became a Sunset Boulevard landmark known for its tall, teetering stacks and mazes of shelves crammed with titles that attracted entertainment and tourist industry clientele, died Saturday. He was 58....
Deanna Dunagan was Broadway-bound and she was not happy. It was mid-October and she was due to leave in a week for New York, where she would reprise her acclaimed performance as Violet Weston, the pill-addicted, cancer-stricken monster of a mother at the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterApril 10, 2008 NEW YORK -- The late Norman Mailer, a novelist and cultural provocateur who was rarely at a loss for words, was remembered at a memorial service Wednesday as a man whose deep and abiding commitment to the American novel will be his most...
What does it mean to celebrate the written word? It means getting excited about, well, everything. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Festival of Books: A Friday Calendar article on authors attending the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books said that...
Bloomberg NewsReading "The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal" is like watching a cobra devour forest vermin. Even if you don't have much feeling for the prey, you may pause at the thought of what might happen if the monster turned its attention on you. Not that Vidal...
Times Staff WriterNEW YORK — He still has the urbane good looks, the edgy bonhomie of a bestselling British author touring the colonies. But as Martin Amis warmed up a Manhattan crowd this week before reading from his latest novel, he apologized for putting on...
Comparing the work of Gore Vidal--22 novels, five plays, numerous screenplays and hundreds of essays--with, say, the highly publicized grumblings of Cornel West over whether Harvard or Princeton was a more congenial academic environment for an African...
Tags: Politics, Government, Oklahoma, Kofi Annan, Arts and Culture
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