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Special to The Los Angeles TimesBudapest, Hungary Ihad arrived here during a punishing cold stretch of winter that kept me cooped up in my flat within the shadow of mighty St. Stephen's Basilica — and in earshot of its hourly gong. When I went out, it was mostly to nearby cafes...
The revolution -- the one that took place in the 1960s -- was in fact televised. The music, the antiwar movement, the drug culture and the social upheaval of the era became major benefactors of the first wave of saturation media coverage. To the...
LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2006 The Los Angeles Times presented its annual Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement and honored nine Book Prize winners during its 26th annual Book Prizes ceremony, April 28 at UCLA's Royce Hall. Joan Didion, renowned as...
Times Staff WriterWhen Lawrence Ferlinghetti stood up last week at his City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco to announce the finalists for the 2006 National Book Awards, he made sure to remind those in attendance that this was a political event, noting, "It's a great...
Times Staff WriterFOR readers of a certain age and philosophical bent — and I count myself among them — Kurt Vonnegut was the writer who opened up the world. There was your life before Vonnegut, and then there was Vonnegut. Once you read him, it changed...
Tags: Glaciers, Albert Camus, Landforms, New York, Science
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...
Looking In Robert Frank's "The Americans" -- Expanded Edition Edited and with text by Sarah Greenough Steidl: 506 pp., $75 hardcover He was a foreigner with a camera, a young artist newly arrived on the streets of Manhattan from the Old World,...
'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and othersIt was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The most...
By Wendy Smith nyone familiar with "In Extremis," her Pulitzer Prize-nominated biography of poet Laura Riding, knows Deborah Baker has little interest in conventional lives or conventional narrative. Her new book, "A Blue Hand," which mostly follows...
Tags: Jack Kerouac, Kolkata (India), Buddhism, East Harlem, California
Harold Norse, a San Francisco poet often associated with the Beats, who was mentor or peer to many of the greatest talents in 20th century American literature, including Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski, has died....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhen John Adams, the celebrated composer who is to his adopted California as Sibelius is to Finland, decided to write a memoir of his life and music, he realized there was virtually no model for his project. "Most composers," he said over lunch at an...
Eighth Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books To Feature Literary "Who's Who" Apr. 26-27 at UCLANOTE TO EDITORS: New media credential requirements and deadlines have been posted in the Media Center section of the festival's Web site: www.latimes.com/festivalofbooks. LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2003 – More than 325 of the country's best-selling...
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