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Silvina Ocampo: Thus Were Their Faces

Trevor looks at the treasures in Silvina Ocampo’s Thus Were Their Faces, a comprehensive collection of her short stories out today from NYRB Classics. Read the full post.

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Elizabeth Harrower: “Alice”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is “Alice,” by Elizabeth Harrower. Harrower, now in her late 80s, stopped writing fiction approximately 45 years ago, around the same time that she pulled her final book from publication. This story was written sometime back when she was actively writing, but it’s only making its way to us now (fantastic to say that about a piece of New Yorker fiction two weeks in a row!). Read the full post

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Lucrecia Martel: La Ciénaga

Trevor reviews Lucrecia Martel’s 2001 film, La Ciénaga, coming out next Tuesday in a new edition from The Criterion Collection. Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “Memorial”

Trevor and Betsy explore Alice Munro’s “Memorial,” from her collection Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You. Read the full post.

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Alejandro González Iñárritu: Birdman

Lee reviews Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 2014 film, Birdman, which was recently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Read the full post.

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National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle Award finalists have been announced. Read the full post.

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Releases Episode 2

In this episode, Brian and Trevor discuss the NYRB Classics slate for the first half of 2015. Read the full post and listen to the podcast.

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Isaac Bashevis Singer: “Inventions”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is “Inventions,” by Isaac Bashevis Singer and translated from the Yiddish by Aliza Shevrin. The story was written in 1965 and translated to English in the late 1960s, but it’s only making its way to us now. Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “Winter Wind”

Trevor and Betsy explore Alice Munro’s “Winter Wind,” from Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You. Read the full post.

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Gonçalo M. Tavares: Jerusalem

In her first review for The Mookse and the Gripes, Lori Feathers explores Gonçalo M. Tavares’ 2005 novel Jerusalem, part of his “Kingdom” series. Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “The Spanish Lady”

Trevor and Betsy share their thoughts on Alice Munro’s “The Spanish Lady.” Read the full post.

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J. Robert Lennon: Castle

We unintentionally keep the focus on J. Robert Lennon this wee as Chris reviews the author’s 2009 novel, Castle. Read the full post.

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2014 Story Prize Finalists

The three finalists for the 2014 Story Prize have been announced. Read the full post.

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J. Robert Lennon: “Breadman”

This week’s New Yorker story is J. Robert Lennon’s “Breadman.” Betsy shares her thoughts. Read the full post.

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Tove Jansson: The Woman Who Borrowed Memories

P.T. Smith reviews NYRB Classics’ recent collection of Tove Jansson’s short stories, The Woman Who Borrowed Memories. Read the full post.

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CriterionCast Episode 153: Dino Rossi’s Il Sorpasso

Once again, I had the great pleasure of joining Scott Nye and David Blakeslee over at The CriterionCast, this time to discuss Dino Rossi’s 1962 film, Il Sorpasso. Read the full post and find a link to the podcast.

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John Darnielle: Wolf in White Van

Lee reviews John Darnielle’s debut novel, Wolf in White Van. Read the full post.

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Releases Episode 1

Here is the first episode in a side-line podcast series dedicated to looking at some forthcoming books that look interesting. Read the post and listen to the episode.

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Robert Coover: “The Crabapple Tree”

This week’s New Yorker story is Robert Coover’s “The Crabapple Tree.” Read the full post.