In the Heart of the Heart of the Country

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…

Conversations with Beethoven

Sanford Friedman: Conversations with Beethoven

Trevor reviews Sanford Friedman’s brilliant final novel, Conversations with Beethoven, unpublished at his death in 2010 and just now put out by NYRB Classics. Read the full post.

The Captain's Daughter

Alexander Pushkin: The Captain’s Daughter

Trevor reviews Alexander Pushkin’s The Captain’s Daughter, translated from the Russian by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler. Read the full post.

The Burning of the World

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.

The Mad and the Bad

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


Alberto Moravia: Agostino

Trevor reviews Alberto Moravia’s 1945 novella, Agostino, which comes out next week from NYRB Classics. Read the full post.

Review copy courtesy of NYRB Classics.

Qiu Miaojin: Last Words from Montmartre

Trevor reviews Qiu Miaojin’s novel, Last Words from Montmartre, translated from the Chinese by Ari Larissa Heinrich. This is the manuscript Qiu left behind when she committed suicide in 1995, at the age of twenty six. Read the full post.

Review copy courtesy of NYRB Classics.

James Vance Marshall: Walkabout

Trevor reviews James Vance Marshall’s 1959 novel, Walkabout. Read the full post.


William H. Gass: On Being Blue

Trevor reviews William H. Gass’s 1976 treatise on language, On Being Blue. 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.


Honoré de Balzac: “Facino Cane”

Trevor explores Balzac’s “Facino Cane,” the first story in NYRB Classics’ new edition of The Human Comedy. Read the full post.


Jeremias Gotthelf: The Black Spider

Trevor reviews Jeremias Gotthelf’s 1842 horror novel, The Black Spider, just out in a new translation from Susan Bernofsky. Read the full post.

Schoolboy's Diary

Robert Walser: A Schoolboy’s Diary

Trevor reviews Robert Walser’s collection of stories, A Schoolboy’s Diary. Read the full post.


Simon Leys: The Hall of Uselessness

Trevor reviews Simon Leys’ collected essays, The Hall of Uselessness. Read the full post.


Alfred Hayes: My Face for the World to See

Trevor reviews Alfred Hayes’s 1958 novel, My Face for the World to See. Read the full post.


Alfred Hayes: In Love

Trevor reviews Alfred Hayes’s 1953 novel, In Love. Read the full post.


Saki: The Unrest-Cure and Other Stories

Trevor reviews Saki’s The Unrest-Cure and Other Stories. Read the full post.


Russell Hoban: Turtle Diary

Trevor reviews Russell Hoban’s 1975 novel on loneliness and hope, Turtle Diary. Read the full post


Anna Seghers: Transit

Trevor reviews Anna Seghers’ semi-autobiographical 1944 novel about those attempting to escape World War II by flocking to Marseille, Transit, translated from the German by Margot Bettauer Dembo. Read the full post.


Kingsley Amis: The Green Man

Trevor reviews Kingsley Amis’s 1969 take on the horror novel, The Green Man. Read the full post.