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The Eclipse Viewer Episode 25: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa

David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 25: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa, a set that includes the first four films this master ever made. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.

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Sofi Oksanen: When the Doves Disappeared

Lori reviews Sofi Oksanen’s 2012 novel When the Doves Disappeared, translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers and recently issued by Knopf. Read the full post.

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Marilynne Robinson: Lila

Trevor reviews Marilynne Robinson’s latest novel, Lila, which follows the wife of Gilead‘s Rev. John Ames. Read the full post.

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Marie NDiaye: Self-Portrait in Green

Trevor reviews Marie NDiaye’s 2005 novella, Self-Portrait in Green, translated from the French by Jordan Stump and recently released by Two Lines Press. Read the full post.

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Tom McCarthy: Satin Island

Trevor reviews Tom McCarthy’s new novel Satin Island, an interesting follow-up to his 2010 novel C. Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “Royal Beatings”

Trevor and Betsy begin Alice Munro’s The Beggar Maid with the first piece, “Royal Beatings.” Read the full post.

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Uwe Tellkamp: The Tower

Lori reviews Uwe Tellkamp’s large 2008 novel The Tower, translated from the German by Mike Mitchell. Read the full post.

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Haruki Murakami: “Kino”

This week’s New Yorker story is Haruki Murakami’s “Kino,” translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel. Read the full post.

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Jean Renoir: A Day in the Country

This week, The Criterion Collection released a lovely new restoration of Jean Renoir’s A Day in the Country. Trevor takes a look at the short, beautiful film. Read the full post.

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Matt Zoller Seitz: The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Trevor reviews Matt Zoller Seitz’s The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, a wonderful, lengthy, beautifully produced supplement to his 2013 book The Wes Anderson Collection. Read the full post.

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Nicolas Roeg: Don’t Look Now

Today, The Criterion Collection is releasing Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film Don’t Look Now on Blu-ray and DVD. Trevor takes a look at the film and this edition. Read the full post

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2015 Folio Prize Shortlist

The Folio Prize has announced this year’s shortlist of eight books. Read the full post.

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Amelia Gray: “Labyrinth”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Amelia Gray’s “Labyrinth.” Read the full post.

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Benito Pérez Galdós: Tristana

Dwight reviews Benito Pérez Galdós’s 1892 novel, Tristana, out recently from NYRB Classics in a new translation from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa. Read the full post.

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Episode 15: Stefan Zweig

Trevor and Brian turn to Stefan Zweig in Episode 15 of The Mookse and the Gripes Podcast, featuring a long conversation with George Prochnik, author of The Impossible Exile, a biography of Stefan Zweig. Read the full post and listen to the podcast.