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Trevor reviews Sanford Friedman’s brilliant final novel, Conversations with Beethoven, unpublished at his death in 2010 and just now put out by NYRB Classics.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

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.

Last Words from Montmartre

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.