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How Young People Went Underground During The '70s 'Days Of Rage'

NPR Books - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:46am

Bryan Burrough's new book describes the Weather Underground and other militant groups' tactics to protest the government. He interviews former radicals who had never gone on the record before.

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Günter Grass, Who Confronted Germany's Past As Well As His Own, Dies At 87

NPR Books - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 5:30am

In 2006, the Nobel prize-winning author of The Tin Drum admitted that as a teen during World War II, he had served with the Waffen-SS — the combat unit of the Nazi Party's elite military police force.

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Günter Grass, Nobel-Winning Author Of 'The Tin Drum,' Dies At 87

NPR Books - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 5:08am

Grass was one of Germany's leading intellectuals after World War II, but admitted in 2006 that he had served in the Waffen SS. News of his death was announced by his publisher.

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Toni Morrison’s ‘God Help the Child’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:30am
Child abuse cuts a jagged scar through Toni Morrison’s “God Help the Child,” a modern-­day fairy tale with shades of the Brothers Grimm.

‘Spinster,’ by Kate Bolick

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:30am
Kate Bolick enjoys living single — and so did the five writers whose stories she tells.

From Harpies To Heroines: How Shakespeare's Women Evolved

NPR Books - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 3:50pm

In her new book Women of Will, Tina Packer traces Shakespeare's maturation — and, she argues, the corresponding transformation of his female characters from caricatures to fully-realized humans.

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