William H. Gass: In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
Earlier this year, NYRB Classics released William H. Gass’s short treatise on language, On Being Blue (review here). It was my first experience with the writer I’d heard so much about, and it was a good experience: I definitely wanted to read some of his fiction. NYRB Classics followed up On…
Béla Zombory-Moldován: The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914
Trevor reviews Béla Zombory-Moldován’s The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914, translated from the Hungarian by the author’s grandson Peter Zombory-Moldován, and just out from NYRB Classics. This is the first time this exceptional memoir has been available in any language. Read the full post.
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
Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky: Autobiography of a Corpse
Trevor reviews NYRB Classics’ newest collection of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s short stories, Autobiography of a Corpse, translated from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull. Read the full post.