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    Cormac McCarthy at his writing desk in Blount County, Tenn., as printed in the Maryville-Alcoa Times on Feb. 26, 1971.
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    Early Cormac McCarthy Interviews Rediscovered

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author has done vanishingly few interviews during the course of his career. In these early ones, some newly uncovered, he is less guarded.

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    15 New Books Coming in October

    A deeply reported history of Covid-19; Maggie Haberman’s look at Donald J. Trump; stories by George Saunders, Alan Moore and Samanta Schweblin; and more.

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      A Formative Friendship Cut Short by Tragedy

      In “Stay True,” Hua Hsu, a staff writer for The New Yorker, recounts his relationship with an Asian American college friend, whose search for identity quietly shaped the author’s own.

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    Jim Crow’s Forgotten History of Homicides

    “By Hands Now Known,” by Margaret A. Burnham, examines the chronic, quotidian violence faced by Black citizens in the American South — and the law’s failure to address it.

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    These Romantics Celebrated the Self, to a Fault

    “Magnificent Rebels,” by Andrea Wulf, paints a vivid portrait of the 18th-century German Romantics: brilliant intellectuals and poets who could also be petty, thin-skinned and self-involved.

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