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MARION COUTTS' FIERCE MEMOIR

Six Good Books: our literary editor Maggie Fergusson recommends a shocking account of loss, an enlightening guide to money, and a moving novel from Marilynne Robinson read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbookscultureMaggie FergussonNovember/December 2014Six Good Books

MR NORRIS CHANGES JOBS

Short Read: before taking over the National Theatre in 2015, he's bringing the Mumbai slums to life on stage. For Isabel Lloyd, it's a good omen read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsARTS This seasonIsabel LloydNovember/December 2014theatre

A HOME FROM HOME

Authors on Museums: most of the treasures in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts spent their early lives outside America. For the novelist Claire Messud, that makes them kindred spirits read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT AmericaArtsauthors on museumsclaire messudcultureNovember/December 2014

TIMOTHY SPALL'S STAR TURNS

Visual CV: he’s an actor like no other—not even his actor son. And now he is winning awards for “Mr Turner”. Jasper Rees picks the very best of Mr Spall read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmJasper ReesNovember/December 2014theatrevisual cv

DANCING OUT OF OBSCURITY

Short Read: it took ten years to hone their style and four minutes to go mainstream. Hazel Sheffield on Future Islands' breakthrough—and their frontman's moves read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsHazel SheffieldMUSICNovember/December 2014RockTHIS SEASON

TROUBLE IN PARADISE

Found in Translation: Simon Willis enjoys a Colombian novel of corrupted innocence, published in English more than 30 years after it was written read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbookscultureFound in translationseptember/october 2014Simon Willis

CHEKHOV'S TRAGI-COMIC COLLISION

Notes on a Voice: Robert Butler pinpoints a prose style as comfortable with fly-ridden grime as champagne and chandeliers read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT Artsbooksculturenotes on a voiceRobert Butlerseptember/october 2014

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