'It needs more public-spirited pigs': TS Eliot's rejection of Orwell's Animal Farm

Digitised for the first time by the British Library, Eliot’s rejection is now available to read alongside others including Virginia Woolf’s to James JoyceThe letter in which TS Eliot rejects George Orwell’s allegory Animal Farm because “we have no conviction … that this is the right point of view from which to criticise the political situation” has been , alongside a wealth of other...

May 26, 2016, 13:17
Books: Review: ‘Pit Bull’ Traces Path From Fighter to Pet to Demon

An exhaustively researched work on the much maligned dog breed concludes that they are more victims than monsters.

May 27, 2016, 12:01
Children’s Books: ‘The Thank You Book,’ by Mo Willems

The author and illustrator Mo Willems wraps up his long-running, beloved Elephant & Piggie series.

May 26, 2016, 21:01
'Most Orwellian winner yet': The Invention of Russia takes Orwell prize

Arkady Ostrovsky’s The Invention of Russia, an account of media manipulation and of language in modern Russia, wins UK’s top award for political writingAn account of modern Russia, which in its investigation into media manipulation is “absolutely in [George] Orwell’s own tradition” has won the UK’s most prestigious prize for political writing, the Orwell prize for books.Chair of...

May 26, 2016, 21:00
Middle Eastern Writers Find Refuge in the Dystopian Novel

A new wave of apocalyptic fiction is emerging from writers grappling with the chaotic aftermath and stinging disappointments of the Arab Spring.

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Amy Schumer’s Head Writer on Comedy and Her New Book

Jessi Klein discusses her coming essay collection, “You’ll Grow Out of It,” and her writing process, which included cake and wine.

May 26, 2016, 23:06
Forbidden Love, and a View of Jamaica Beyond the Beaches

Nicole Dennis-Benn discusses her novel about working-class life in a Jamaican village and a young woman’s coming to terms with her sexuality.

May 26, 2016, 23:01
Allen Ginsberg boxset gives beat junkies reason to howl

A new collection of his musical work with the likes of Bob Dylan and Arthur Russell paints a different picture of the poet who loved Beck and NirvanaA jam session between Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan in the East Village may sound like the apex of Beat Generation romanticism – the Howl poet and Like a Rolling Stone bard draped over one microphone, riffing incendiary ideas and counterculture...

May 27, 2016, 17:08
12 New Books We’re Reading This Summer (and 6 Not So New)

The Times’s book critics and others on books that feature a Charles Manson-like cult, a modern-day America in which slavery still exists, the observations of Amy Schumer’s head writer and more.

May 27, 2016, 0:10