Sunday, June 10, 2012
Sunday Book Reviews in The New York Times
The author, most recently, of the novel “In One Person” has little desire to meet other writers. “It’s better to read a good writer than meet one,” he says.
An account of the murder of a young British woman in Japan.
A historian’s study of the dramatist with a genius for the concise phrase and the provocative gesture.
By ANDREW DELBANCO
A professor deplores the current state of colleges.
Thomas McNamee traces the career of Craig Claiborne, the food critic who expanded the culinary horizons of American home cooks.
By HERTA MÜLLER
Herta Müller’s novel of a Soviet labor camp.
By LAURA MORIARTY
In Laura Moriarty’s novel, a Midwestern matron accompanies young Louise Brooks to New York in the summer of 1922.
By NORMAN MANEA
Norman Manea explores the implications of exile in this novel about Romanian intellectuals living in the United States.