John Williams' debut novel, Nothing But the Night, has finally come home! NYRB Classics published their edition today, completing their collection of all four of Williams' novels. It's a fine work from a young man filled with promise.
In the late 1930s, Jean Giono worked to translated Herman Melville's Moby-Dick into French for the first time. To accompany the new edition, Giono provided a strange, fictional introduction to Melville the man, instead giving us a lovely look at Melville our imagined author.
Lisa Guidarini, from Bluestalking Journal, commences a trip through Penguin's vintage, numbered spines by looking at Monica Dickens's Thursday Afternoons.
Trevor reviews Leonora Carrington's account of her mental breakdown and institutionalization in Spain during World War II, Down Below.
Trevor reviews Adolfo Bioy Casares's beautiful 1940 novella, The Invention of Morel.
Trevor revisits George Orwell's 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Trevor reviews Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer Prize winning, 1946 novel, All the King's Men.
Trevor reviews Evelyn Waugh's 1948 novel, The Loved One.