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- A Beautiful Edition Of The Abridged 'Erudition'
A new translation of the 14th century Egyptian scholar Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri's magnum opus, The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition, is a priceless glimpse at the medieval Muslim world. [Mon, Aug. 29]
- Herman Koch Gets Meta In 'Dear Mr. M'
Linda Wertheimer talks to the Dutch writer about his novel: A teacher has an affair with his student. She breaks it off. He disappears. And then a writer comes along, and turns the story into a novel. [Sun, Aug. 28]
- Ed Sanders, Author Of Manson Family Biography, To Sell Massive Archive
Sanders wrote the definitive book on the Manson Family ("The Family.") He's currently working on a book about Robert Kennedy. He's decided to sell the assembled work on which he's based his research. [Sun, Aug. 28]
- Wisdom From YA Authors On Leaving Home: Jacqueline Woodson
For our series "Next Chapter," the author of the award-winning YA novel "Brown Girl Dreaming" talks about how going to a largely white college made her aware of her blackness in a new way. [Sun, Aug. 28]
- A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields
The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote. [Sun, Aug. 28]