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It's been 17 years since André Leon Talley, the former Vogue editor, published his first memoir, "A.L.T." In this week's video, Talley talks about "The Chiffon Trenches," in his new book about his time at the top places in the fashion world.
The first book was clearly a reminder of my grandmother and Diana Vreeland. Both of these couples have been very important to my life, ”Talley said. I talked about some of my upbringing, my background, but I didn't go deep into what I went into & # 39; The Chiffon Trenches. & # 39; & # 39; Chiffon Trenches, & # 39; it is the centerpiece of my love that an important story of my life, starting with my humble upbringing in North Carolina, until 2020. I have experienced decades when I was at the peak of my career in Vogue, sitting in the front row of Paris. , I experienced racism, sexism, & # 39; s, all that. I decided to be very raw and honest.
The Book Review recently asked prominent American poets Claudia Rankine and Jerry Brown to write original poems in response to this historic moment in our country. In this week's episode, Rankine reads "Weather," Brown reads "Say Thank You. I'm sorry."
Megha Majumdar also visits the blog to talk to her a new highly-anticipated story, "Burns." The book, set in modern India, captures the state of the long-standing issues of oppression there in terms of top right-wing policies. Majumdar discusses how the central theme of the book corresponds to the "three unique & # 39; unique tools" that interest her. One was: How can a young person taste political power – in a country where many people feel that government and national systems are not serving them – how does such a person respond to the proximity of power? What do they want to do to get more power? ”
Also at this week's episode, Alexandra Alter has news in the publishing world; and Parul Sehgal and Jennifer Szalai discuss books they recently reviewed. Pamela Paul is the host.
Here are the books debated by The Times critics this week:
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