My Marriage

Jakob Wassermann: My Marriage

Trevor reviews a book that will surely make his top ten of 2016 list, Jakob Wassermann’s posthumously published autobiographical novel, My Marriage, translated from the German by Michale Hofmann. Read the full post.

Black Wings Has My Angel

Elliott Chaze: Black Wings Has My Angel

Trevor reviews Elliott Chaze’s dark noir, Black Wings Has My Angel, first published in 1953 and released this week in a new NYRB Classics edition. Read the full post.

Our Spoons Came from Woolworths

Barbara Comyns: Our Spoon Came from Woolworths

Trevor reviews Barbara Comyns’s 1950 novel Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, recently published in a new edition by NYRB Classics. Read the full post.

Shadows of Carcosa

Shadows of Carcosa: Talse of Cosmic Horror

Trevor looks at the contents of a seasonal offering from NYRB Classics, Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror by Lovecraft, Chambers, Machen, Poe, and Other Masters of the Weird. Read the full post.

The Rim of Morning

William Sloane: The Rim of Morning

William Sloane’s only two novels, 1937’s To Walk the Night and 1939’s The Edge of Running Water, were recently published in one volume by NYRB Classics as The Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror. Trevor reviews the delightful volume. Read the full post.

Akenfield

Ronald Blythe: Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village

Trevor reviews Ronald Blythe’s 1969 book Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village. Read the full post.

Fat City

Leonard Gardner: Fat City

Today, NYRB Classics is publishing their edition of Leonard Gardner’s only novel, 1969’s Fat City. Read the full post.

Chocky

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.