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2014 PEN Translation Prize Winner

The winner of this year’s PEN Translation Prize has been announced! Read the full post.

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Bonus Episode: NYRB Classics’ Late 2014 Releases

Trevor and Brian sit down to talk about what’s coming from NYRB Classics in the last half of 2014. Read the shownotes and listen to the podcast.

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Phil Klay: Redeployment

Lee reviews Phil Klay’s Redeployment (2014), a finalist for this year’s Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Read the full post.

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Cynthia Bond: Ruby

Betsy has been reviewing stories and poems for this site for years, and here is her first book review, for Cynthia Bond’s debut novel Ruby. Read the full post.

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Jacques Demy: Bay of Angels

From The Criterion Collection’s recent release of The Essential Jacques Demy, Trevor reviews Demy’s second feature film, Bay of Angels, from 1963. Read the full post.

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Flann O’Brien: The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien

Amanda reviews The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien, which contains five stories originally written in Irish and translated by Jack Fennell and nine stories originally written in English. The Dalkey Archive Press edition also contains a fragment from O’Brien’s unfinished novel, Slaterry’s Sago Saga. Read the full post.

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Paul Theroux: “Action”

This week’s story from The New Yorker is Paul Theroux’s “Action.” Read the full post.

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Jacques Demy: Lola

From The Criterion Collection’s recent release of The Essential Jacques Demy, Trevor reviews Demy’s debut feature film from 1961, Lola. Read the full post.

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Florjan Lipuš: The Errors of Young Tjaž

Bénédicte reviews Florjan Lipuš’s 1972 novel, The Errors of Young Tjaž, translated from the Slovenian by Michael Biggins. Read the full post.

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2014 Man Booker Prize Longlist

This year’s Man Booker Prize Longlist has been announced. Read the full post.

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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.