Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Grayson Perry’s ‘The Descent of Man’: Deconstructing the Masculine Mystique

Perry’s book has its own failure built into it. The men who need it most are unlikely to take advice from him.

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Andrea Petersen on Living With, and Studying, Anxiety

In “On Edge,” Ms. Petersen discusses her initial reluctance to reveal her mental illness and a troubling stagnation in treatment options.

American Beauties: A Patriotic and Paranoid Memoir Stared Nixon’s America in the Eye

Charles L. Mee Jr.’s “A Visit to Haldeman and Other States of Mind,” from 1977, is about a man’s search for what went wrong with the American experiment.

Ian Buruma Named Editor of The New York Review of Books

Mr. Buruma succeeds Robert B. Silvers, a founder of the magazine who edited it until his death in March at 87.

Jean Fritz, Who Wrote History Books for Children, Dies at 101

Her works were full of human narratives and quirks, backed by engaging prose and deep archival research.

Author Is Sued Over Book on Campus Sex

A Northwestern graduate student is suing Laura Kipnis over her book “Unwanted Advances,” which recounts the student’s relationship with a former professor.

Books of The Times: ‘The End of Eddy’ Captures a Savage Childhood and a Global Movement

Édouard Louis’s deeply autobiographical novel recounts growing up gay among the white underclass in rural France.

Black Panther Spinoff Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates Will Be Canceled

Black Panther & the Crew, which began last month, will end with the sixth issue, an unusually swift demise. Marvel and Mr. Coates blamed poor sales.

Lee Hall, Artist and de Kooning Biographer, Dies at 82

Ms. Hall was an abstract landscape painter who also served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design during a difficult period there.

Lee Hall, Artist and de Kooning Biographer, Dies at 82

Ms. Hall was an abstract landscape painter who also served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design during a difficult period there.

Books of The Times: Digging to the Roots of Maurice Sendak’s Vision

In “There’s a Mystery There,” Jonathan Cott — with help from the playwright Tony Kushner, psychoanalysts and art historians — examines the influences and ideas in Sendak’s children’s books.

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