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What happened on March 17, 2002







  • THE MUSE, By Anna Akhmatova From "World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse From Antiquity to our Time," edited by Katharine Washburn and John S. Major (W.W. Norton: 118 pp., $45)

  • GALACTIC LOVE POEM, By Adrian Henri From "Scanning the Century," edited by Peter Forbes (Penguin: 596 pp.,$22.95 paper)

  • Desert Solitaire JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."

  • From Berlin to Broadway WENDY SMITH, Wendy Smith is the author of "Real-Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."

  • Trust Me on This D.T. MAX, D.T. Max is a contributing editor to the Paris Review.

  • Los Angeles Times Bestsellers

  • The Long and Winding Road BEN EHRENREICH, Ben Ehrenreich contributes to L.A. Weekly and Mother Jones magazine. He is a fellow of the Sundance Institute Writing Arts Program.

  • The Sky's the Limit MARGARET WERTHEIM, Margaret Wertheim is the author of "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space From Dante to the Internet."

  • Elegies for a Vanished World AMY WILENTZ, Amy Wilentz is the author of, most recently, "Martyrs' Crossing: A Novel."

  • The Liar's Tale TODD GITLIN, Todd Gitlin is the author of, most recently, "Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives."

  • Happy Birthday GEORGE WALDEN, George Walden is former chairman of the Booker Prize and the author, most recently, of "The New Elites: Making a Career in the Masses."

  • The Paper Chase JAMIE JAMES, Jamie James is the author of the novel "Andrew and Joey."

  • A River Runs Through It DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, Douglas Brinkley is professor of history at the University of New Orleans and a contributing writer to Book Review.

  • Saving Capitalism From Itself PETER G. GOSSELIN, Peter G. Gosselin is a national economics correspondent for The Times.





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