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Perfect Harmony

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 12:33pm
In new design books, high and low live together peacefully.
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‘Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan,’ by Ian Bell

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 12:29pm
Geoff Dyer reviews the second volume of Ian Bell’s biography of Bob Dylan.
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Bookshelf: The Classics Reissued

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 12:13pm
New picture books include “The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night,” illustrated by Peter Spier.
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‘Wilde in America,’ by David M. Friedman

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 10:28am
A cultural historian argues that Oscar Wilde was among the first to realize that celebrity could come before accomplishment.
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Sophia Loren's 'Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow,' and More

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 10:28am
Memoirs by Roger Moore, Sophia Loren and Anjelica Huston are among the season’s books about movies.
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‘Yes Please,’ by Amy Poehler

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 10:28am
A memoir by the comedian and sitcom star Amy Poehler.
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‘A Way of Living: The Art of Willem de Kooning,’ by Judith Zilczer

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 10:28am
Lavish reproductions of work by Willem de Kooning, accompanied by research and historical anecdotes.
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‘DDR Posters’ and ‘Beyond the Wall’

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 10:28am
New books about propaganda posters and other items from the relatively short-lived German Democratic Republic.
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‘Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte,’ by Kate Williams

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 10:28am
Kate Williams’s “Ambition and Desire” is the latest in a growing corpus of work about Josephine Bonaparte, Napoleon’s empress.
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‘The Sexual Night,’ by Pascal Quignard

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 10:28am
A Freudian take on classic depictions of sexual imagery.
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Cal Peternell's 'Twelve Recipes,' and More

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 10:28am
New cookbooks include Cal Peternell’s “Twelve Recipes,” Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything Fast” and more.
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John Lanchester’s ‘How to Speak Money,’ and More

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 10:28am
New books about the lingo of food and finance.
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Joe Perry's 'Rocks,' and More

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 10:28am
New books by Joe Perry, George Clinton, Viv Albertine, Billy Idol and other music stars.
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The Shortlist: Maximillian Potter's 'Shadows in the Vineyard,' and More

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 10:28am
New books by Maximillian Potter, William Bostwick, Piero Antinori and Heather Greene.
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‘Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe,’ by Philip Gefter

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 10:28am
A biography of the photographer Sam Wagstaff.
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