John Wyndham: Chocky

Trevor reviews John Wyndham’s 1968 novel, the last one published in his lifetime, Chocky. Read the full post.

Henri Duchemin and His Shadows

Emmanuel Bove: Henri Duchemin and His Shadows

Trevor reviews a new collection of short stories, Henri Duchemin and His Shadows, by Emmanuel Bove and translated from the French by Alyson Waters. Read the full post.

Dear Illusion

Kingsley Amis: Dear Illusion

This week NYRB Classics published a collection of Kingsley Amis’s short stories, Dear Illusion. Trevor shares his thoughts. Read the full post.

The Prank

Anton Chekhov: The Prank

This week NYRB Classics published Anton Chekhov’s The Prank, the first book Chekhov put together and tried to publish when he was only twenty-two years old. But he failed, thanks to the censors, and the book was never published: until now, in English, the first time in any language. Translated from the Russian by Maria Bloshteyn and accompanied by illustrations by Chekhov’s brother Nikolai, The Prank is not only an important book but also an absolute delight on its own, outside of its historical magnitude and the magnitude of its author. This is no mere curiosity. Read the full post.

The Death of Napoleon

Simon Leys: The Death of Napoleon

Trevor reviews Simon Leys’ novella The Death of Napoleon, published in a new edition by NYRB Classics this week. Read the full post.

A Legacy

Sybille Bedford: A Legacy

Lori reviews Sybille Bedford’s debut novel, A Legacy, first published in 1956 and reissued today by NYRB Classics. Read the full post.


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.


Silvina Ocampo: Thus Were Their Faces

Trevor looks at the treasures in Silvina Ocampo’s Thus Were Their Faces, a comprehensive collection of her short stories out today from NYRB Classics. Read the full post.

The Woman Who Borrowed Memories

Tove Jansson: The Woman Who Borrowed Memories

P.T. Smith reviews NYRB Classics’ recent collection of Tove Jansson’s short stories, The Woman Who Borrowed Memories. Read the full post.

The Slaves of Solitude

Patrick Hamilton: The Slaves of Solitude

Chris reviews Patrick Hamilton’s 1947 novel, The Slaves of Solitude. Read the full post.

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.