The Essential Jacques Demy

Jacques Demy: The Essential Jacques Demy

Today The Criterion Collection released a box set I’ve been anticipating for a long time: The Essential Jacques Demy. Trevor gives a brief overview of the set and invites you to participate in a Demy marathon. Read the full post.

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Saïd Sayrafiezadeh: “Last Meal at Whole Foods”

This week’s story from The New Yorker is Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s “Last Meal at Whole Foods.” Betsy offers her thoughts. Read the full post.

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David Cronenberg: Scanners

Trevor reviews David Cronenberg’s 1981 science-fiction/horror film, Scanners, released this week in a dual-format edition from The Criterion Collection. Read the full post.

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Peter Weiss: Leavetaking

In his first review for The Mookse and the Gripes, P.T. Smith reviews Peter Weiss’s 1961 novel, Leavetaking, translated from the German by Christopher Levenson, and just reissued by Melville House in their Neversink Library. Read the full post.

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Greg Jackson: “Wagner in the Desert”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is a debut from Greg Jackson: “Wagner in the Desert.” Read the full post.

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Jean-Patrick Manchette: The Mad and the Bad

Trevor reviews Jean-Patrick Manchette’s 1972 crime novel, The Mad and the Bad, translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith. The book comes out next week, and I recommend you do some odd chores over the weekend if you need to so you have some spare cash to pick it up. Read the full post

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John Cheever: “The Summer Farmer”

Michael Pucci continues his series on John Cheever’s stories by covering “The Summer Farmer” (1948). Read the full post.

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Andreas Maier: The Room

Lee reviews Andreas Maier’s “memoir,” The Room, translated from the German by Jamie Lee Searle, and just out from Frisch & Co. Read the full post.

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Alberto Moravia: Agostino

Trevor reviews Alberto Moravia’s 1945 novella, Agostino, which comes out next week from NYRB Classics. Read the full post.

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Richard Lester: A Hard Day’s Night

Almost exactly fifty years ago, on July 6, 1964, The Beatles made their big screen debut with Richard Lester’s A Hard Day’s Night. Last week The Criterion Collection released a remastered dual-format edition of this revolutionary film. Trevor reviews the film and discusses the new Criterion edition. Read the full post.

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Allegra Goodman: “Apple Cake”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Allegra Goodman’s “Apple Cake.” Read the full post.

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Jane Gardam: “Lunch with Ruth Sykes”

Lee reviews “Lunch with Ruth Sykes,” the second story in The Stories of Jane Gardam. Read the full post.

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James Joyce: “The Sisters”

Trevor begins his trek through James Joyce’s Dubliners, which turned 100 this month, with the first story, “The Sisters.” Read the full post.

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Jeff Vandermeer: Annihilation

Trevor reviews the first part of Jeff Vandermeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation (2014). Read the full post.

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Peter Weir: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Last week The Criterion Collection released a remastered dual-format edition of Peter Weir’s 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock, a mysterious film about the disappearance of a group of schoolgirls during a school outing in 1900. Trevor reviews the film and discusses the new Criterion edition. Read the full post.

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Rebecca Curtis: “The Pink House”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Rebecca Curtis’s “The Pink House.” Read the full post.

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2014 PEN Translation Prize Shortlist

The five finalists for this year’s PEN Translation Prize have been announced (with an amazing three of the five coming from NYRB Classics!). Read the full post and get links to the four we’ve reviewed here.

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2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award Finalists

The six finalists have been announced. We’d love to hear your thoughts! Read the full post.

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James Joyce: Dubliners

How does a blog called The Mookse and the Gripes go six years without a post on James Joyce? We don’t know, but here we are, showing off the Centennial Edition of James Joyce’s Dubliners. Trevor will be covering each of the stories in the coming weeks/months. Read the full post.