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THE CITY AT THREE P.M.: WRITING, READING, AND TRAVELING Peter LaSalle DZANC BOOKS 264 PAGES; $15.95 by

Peter LaSalle Seizes the Day

The ordinary particulars of being a person figure into LaSalle's new collection of essays, which bucks the obnoxious disembodied quality that sometimes afflicts travel writing.

The ordinary particulars of being a person — aging, taxes, bills, sunburn and thirst — all figure into the essays, ensuring that they buck the obnoxious dis...Read More

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How To Turn Texas Blue

Mary Beth Rogers' new book is a blueprint for turning Texas blue, or at least giving Democrats a fighting chance.

Mary Beth Rogers ran the last successful statewide Democratic campaign in Texas — in 1990. Here, she lays out a plan for turning Texas blue again. ...Read More

Archived Soul

David Foster Wallace's papers have come to rest at UT-Austin's Ransom Center. What do they reveal about the late American author?

I have a confession: I’ve never understood David Foster Wallace, that literary figure of monumental proportions who delighted readers with no small output of ...Read More

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