This month, we are joined by Nick During of NYRB Classics to discuss Kingsley Amis's novels The Alteration and The Green Man. We do apologize to you and to Nick, though, because for some reason only half of our discussion was recorded. Brian and I did get back together a few weeks later (finding time was difficult) and [...]
This month, we are joined by Alan Bowden of wordsofmercury.wordpress.com to discuss Vivant Denon's novella, No Tomorrow. In 1777, No Tomorrow was published anonymously. We have the pleasure of reading Lydia Davis' translation which is based on the 1814 edition. NYRB Classics published their bilingual edition of No Tomorrow in October of 2009, and it is the book we’ll be [...]
This month, we are joined by Tara Olmsted of booksexyreview.com to discuss Nancy Mitford's biography of Louix XIV, The Sun King. Louis XIV fell in love with Versailles and Louise de La Vallière at the same time. Versailles was the love of his life. So begins Nancy Mitford's 1966 biography of Louis XIV, her third of four biographies [...]
This month, we are joined by Nick During of NYRB Classics to discuss Friedrich Reck's political memoir, Diary of a Man in Despair. My life in this pit will soon enter its fifth year. For more than forty-two months I have thought hate, have lain down with hate in my heart, have dreamed hate, and awakened with [...]
It's always exciting to see what NYRB Classics has coming out. In this episode we look at what they'll be releasing from January to June 2013. Which three did Brian put a frowny face next too? What are our most anticipated releases? Please let us know if you've read any of these and how you felt. [...]
Though not officially state policy until 1932, socialist realism had been the unofficial type of art in Russia since the October Revolution of 1917, when the Bolsheviks sought to put art into the service of the state. Art had to be easily understood and should convey a positive message about the Soviet Union and the struggle [...]
Brian and Trevor are back with Episode 3 of The Mookse and the Gripes Podcast, this time to discuss Milton Rokeach's The Three Christs of Ypsilanti. Read the full post and listen to the podcast.