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.

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James Dickey: To the White Sea

Chris reviews James Dickey’s 1993 novel, To the White Sea. Read the full post.

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The 2014 National Translation Award Longlist

The 2014 National Translation Award Longlist has been announced. Read the full post.

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Chris Andrews: Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Chris Andrews, who has translated ten of Roberto Bolaño’s books into English, has just graced us with an in-depth critical analysis of Bolaño’s fiction, Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction: An Expanding Universe, just out from Columbia University Press. Trevor, a fan of both Bolaño and Andrews, offers his presumably biased thoughts. Read the full post.

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César Aira: “Picasso”

This week’s story from The New Yorker is César Aira’s “Picasso,” translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews. Trevor and Betsy offer their thoughts. Read the full post.

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Jacques Demy: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

From The Criterion Collection’s recent release of The Essential Jacques Demy, Trevor reviews Demy’s third and most famous feature film, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, from 1964. Read the full post.

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2014 PEN Translation Prize Winner

The winner of this year’s PEN Translation Prize has been announced! Read the full post.

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Bonus Episode: NYRB Classics’ Late 2014 Releases

Trevor and Brian sit down to talk about what’s coming from NYRB Classics in the last half of 2014. Read the shownotes and listen to the podcast.

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Phil Klay: Redeployment

Lee reviews Phil Klay’s Redeployment (2014), a finalist for this year’s Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Read the full post.

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Cynthia Bond: Ruby

Betsy has been reviewing stories and poems for this site for years, and here is her first book review, for Cynthia Bond’s debut novel Ruby. Read the full post.

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Jacques Demy: Bay of Angels

From The Criterion Collection’s recent release of The Essential Jacques Demy, Trevor reviews Demy’s second feature film, Bay of Angels, from 1963. Read the full post.

The Short Fiction of Flann O'Brien

Flann O’Brien: The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien

Amanda reviews The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien, which contains five stories originally written in Irish and translated by Jack Fennell and nine stories originally written in English. The Dalkey Archive Press edition also contains a fragment from O’Brien’s unfinished novel, Slaterry’s Sago Saga. Read the full post.

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Paul Theroux: “Action”

This week’s story from The New Yorker is Paul Theroux’s “Action.” Read the full post.

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Jacques Demy: Lola

From The Criterion Collection’s recent release of The Essential Jacques Demy, Trevor reviews Demy’s debut feature film from 1961, Lola. Read the full post.

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Florjan Lipuš: The Errors of Young Tjaž

Bénédicte reviews Florjan Lipuš’s 1972 novel, The Errors of Young Tjaž, translated from the Slovenian by Michael Biggins. Read the full post.

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2014 Man Booker Prize Longlist

This year’s Man Booker Prize Longlist has been announced. Read the full post.

The Essential Jacques Demy

Jacques Demy: The Essential Jacques Demy

Today The Criterion Collection released a box set I’ve been anticipating for a long time: The Essential Jacques Demy. Trevor gives a brief overview of the set and invites you to participate in a Demy marathon. Read the full post.

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Saïd Sayrafiezadeh: “Last Meal at Whole Foods”

This week’s story from The New Yorker is Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s “Last Meal at Whole Foods.” Betsy offers her thoughts. Read the full post.

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David Cronenberg: Scanners

Trevor reviews David Cronenberg’s 1981 science-fiction/horror film, Scanners, released this week in a dual-format edition from The Criterion Collection. Read the full post.