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The publication of the Kinsey report means for the for the first time that frank talk about sex is no longer the sole domain of the church and psychoanalysts.

In The Winter Sun, Fanny Howe proves to be a reluctant and rebellious memoirist.

The poems of Umberto Saba let tradition speak to and through modernity.

An anthology of true crime writing appeals to the culture vulture--and the plain old vulture--in us.

Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, blasphemes not only Islam and Hinduism, but Thatcherism and the advertising industry. He's unkind, too, to V.S. Naipaul. For this they want to kill him?

One measure of his genius lay in his ability to invoke the hard beauty of a man endlessly wandering the labyrinth of his own needs, abusively fearful of broken spells.

Author and Nation senior editor Richard Lingeman unveils his new book--a virtual one-stop shop for liberals across America.

Liberal living coast to coast. A look at the forthcoming Nation Guide to the Nation, with Katrina vanden Heuvel. Plus: Patty Hearst and Obama's education choice.