Uwe Johnson: Anniversaries

This week marks one of the biggest events in this publishing year: Uwe Johnson's Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl is finally here in all of its glory. Translated from the German by Damion Searls and published by NYRB Classics, this is the best book I've read this year (and I'm still reading it!).

By |2018-10-18T23:14:55+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Book Reviews, Uwe Johnson|Tags: |6 Comments

The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick

Elizabeth Hardwick, who was one of the initial founders of The New York Review of Books, wrote essays and criticism for half a century. NYRB Classics has released a hearty collection of her best.

By |2017-10-18T14:07:22+00:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews, Elizabeth Hardwick|Tags: |1 Comment

Jean Giono: Melville: A Novel

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.

By |2017-10-06T17:21:07+00:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews, Jean Giono|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Arthur Schnitzler: Late Fame

Sitting unpublished for over 100 years, Arthur Schnitzler's Late Fame is a welcome exploration of the doors that shut as time passes onward. Published by NYRB Classics this week, Trevor highly recommends it in this review.

By |2017-08-08T12:11:56+00:00August 8th, 2017|Categories: Arthur Schnitzler, Book Reviews|Tags: , , , |9 Comments