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Special to The TimesJune 30, 2008 At 166 pages, "The Book of Getting Even" is a mortar shot of a novel -- the trajectory is steep, the narrative moves at tremendous velocity and the book ends with a bang. Yet it also is a bittersweet and redemptive love story, richly...
By Darin Strauss The daunting thing, of course, is the word itself. You hear "genius," you picture Wile E. Coyote, tinkering alone in the sierras, cobbling together the rocket-powered cycle on which he will catch only trouble. Sarajevo-born Chicago...
Alfred Kazin By Richard M. Cook Yale University Press, 452 pages, $35 'I love to think about America," Alfred Kazin, 26, recorded in his journal in February 1942. He was finishing his canonical study of modern American literature, "On Native Grounds,"...
Times Staff WriterRebecca Miller's "Personal Velocity" sneaks up on you. The film and its title originate with a slim collection of stories Miller published last year that was politely received in reviews that often seemed to miss the point. On the face of it, the book and...
Special to The TimesIbapah, Utah As a lover of both travel and books, I have a long shelf of vintage volumes, with gilded bindings and such titles as "Yankee Hobo in the Orient" (a tour by sampan and Packard car) and "A Woman's Guide to Paris" (that is, the Paris of 1909)....
At first glance, Diane Johnson, author of six novels, two biographies and a book of essays, isn't the usual image of a Western heroine. Or at any rate, she seems more the schoolmarm than the pioneer woman behind the plow. For years Johnson taught...
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