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In “Women & Power: A Manifesto,” the Cambridge classicist Mary Beard describes the scale of the problem and suggests some exciting remedies.
Ferry’s “Aeneid” sometimes prunes lines from the Latin original, turning his translation into more of a paraphrase.
Emily Wilson’s landmark translation of the “Odyssey” matches the original’s line count while drawing on a spare, simple and direct idiom.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Melissa Clark says seven favorites from 2017 all help dispel the fear of baking.
The celebrated playwright spent the last months of his life working tirelessly on a final book, an intimate and philosophical look at his protagonist’s — and his own — health struggles.
Nicole Krauss reviews “The River of Consciousness,” a book of Sacks’s essays covering his favored topics, like the evolution of life and the workings of memory.
Linda Gordon’s “The Second Coming of the KKK” recounts an ugly chapter of the American past.
Emily Dufton discusses “Grass Roots,” her look at the history of activism on both sides of the marijuana debate.
Dueling lawsuits by novelist Emma Cline and her ex-boyfriend involve high-profile lawyers in what has become a high-profile case.
Three books tackle this question.
Joe Hagan talks about “Sticky Fingers,” and Simon Winchester discusses “The Taste of Empire” and “A Thirst for Empire.”
“Generation Wealth,” a lavish new monograph by Lauren Greenfield, traces the moral decline of the rich and famous over the last two decades.
“When you’re pregnant,” Erdrich said recently, “everybody puts their hands on you.” Her new novel, “Future Home of the Living God,” hit the best-seller list last week.
Seeing the Nutcracker, tweaking family traditions, spilling the beans about Santa and more in this season’s holiday books for children.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
These gift-worthy books offer kids puzzles to solve, pop-up marvels, surprising facts about pirates and more.
In “Paleoart,” the art critic Zoë Lescaze tracks the evolving representations of dinosaurs in both fine art and popular culture.
In Jacobs’s new book, he tries to organize the largest family reunion ever, all while exploring the territory of genealogy and kinship.
For “Alive in Shape and Color,” the crime novelist Lawrence Block enlisted writers to create stories based on famous artworks.

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