THE DEATH OF METHUSELAH AND OTHER STORIES by Isaac Bashevis Singer (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; $17.95). At 83, the Yiddish yarn spinner shows undiminished power to capture the peculiar din of human commerce.
ELIA KAZAN: A LIFE by Elia Kazan (Knopf; $24.95). A bruising, unbridled autobiography by a noted film and theatrical director and force of nature.
THE DAY OF CREATION by J.G. Ballard (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; $17.95). The quest for a hidden river in the Sahara unleashes a mythic adventure. Splendid surrealism from the author of Empire of the Sun.
ARIA. Assign ten directors to work daft...