Trevor looks at Alfred Hayes's 1968 novel The End of Me, recently released by NYRB Classics.
NYRB Classics recently published a new translation of Graciliano Ramos's second novel, São Bernardo, a captivating look at an insecure man trying to hold onto his power.
Pamela Frankau's 1954 novel, A Wreath for the Enemy, is a wonderfully circular act of atonement through literature.
Betsy and Trevor are going to move on to Alice Munro's 2004 collection Runaway. Here is the post that will eventually contain all of the links!
Henri Bosco's Malicroix, translated from the French by Joyce Zonana, is a beautiful, terrifying exploration of isolation and nature. It's shot up to being one of my favorites!
Elizabeth Taylor's second book, Palladian, from 1946, shows she had a strong point of view and a genius ability to articulate it. Here are my thoughts on the novel.
Trevor and Betsy look at "Queenie," by Alice Munro. This finishes their trek through the stories in Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.
Today a perfect book is being published by New Directions. César Aira's Artforum is a comical lark with a deep soul. Katherine Silver's translation is wonderful, and I highly recommend the book in these dark times.
I have some few thoughts on my least favorite Agatha Christie book, to date, but I hope some of you can point me in a better direction.
This week's New Yorker story is "Kid Positive," by Adam Levin.