In this episode we look at what NYRB Classics will be releasing in the first part of 2014 (and a bit beyond).

While we do discuss all fourteen of the titles, the fun part of the episode is when Brian and I step back and list our top five most anticipated releases from this group. There’s some great stuff coming, of course, so this was a bit difficult. Please let us know what you’re most looking forward to.

  • Intro
  • Brief discussion of each book (the individual times are below): 00:03:27
  • Brian courageously offers the “least anticipated”: 00:31:45
  • Our top five anticipated titles: 00:37:50

Here are the fourteen books we talk about:

  • (00:03:27): The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, by Patrick Leigh Fermor — March 4, 2014
  • (00:04:27): On Being Blue, by William H. Gass — March 18, 2014
  • (00:06:09): The Use of Man, by Aleksandar Tišma — April 29, 2014
  • (00:08:08): Shakespeare’s Montaigne — April 8, 2014 (Brian and I both muddled this one. It’s the translation of Montaigne that Shakespeare would have read.)
  • (00:11:07): During the Reign of the Queen of Persia, by Joan Chase — April 15, 2014
  • (00:13:10): Fortunes of War: The Levant Trilogy, by Olivia Manning — May 13, 2014
  • (00:14:40): Agostino, by Alberto Moravia — July 8, 2014
  • (00:17:06): Last Words from Montmartre, by Qiu Miaojin — June 3, 2014
  • (00:18:46): Zama, by Antonio di Benedetto — October 21, 2014
  • (00:20:16): The Mad and the Bad, by Jean-Patrick Manchette — June 17, 2014
  • (00:22:08): Fear, by Gabriel Chevallier — May 20, 2014
  • (00:25:20): The Professor and the Siren, by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa — July 15, 2014
  • (00:27:48): You’ll Enjoy It When You Get There: The Selected Stories of Elizabeth Taylor — August 12, 2014
  • (00:30:05): The Captain’s Daughter, by Alexander Pushkin — August 19, 2014
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