Pat Barker's The Women of Troy follows up her 2017 novel The Silence of the Girls. They are both brilliant!
I've always known I should read something by Barbara Pym. I felt she'd be a favorite. Now, having read her second novel, Excellent Women, I'm thrilled to say that somehow I was right!
We have a new Aira book! His 2010 novella The Divorce, translated by Chris Andrews, has just been published in English by New Directions.
Jack Spicer's After Lorca is a wonderful collection of poetry, poetry in translation, and poetry theory. I loved it!
Happy short story month! To celebrate
What a treat! I adored Elizabeth von Arnim's The Enchanted April, which I read as part of my 2021 NYRB Classics List of Betterment.
Last month NYRB Classics released Natalia Ginzburg's novellas Family and Borghesia in one lovely edition. It's my year of reading Ginzburg!
Trevor and Betsy look at Alice Munro's "Soon," from Runaway.
It's not just a curiosity! Here are my thoughts on Roberto Bolaño's Cowboy Graves, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer.
Cynthia Ozick's Antiquities is out today! It's a wonderful little book about the large past and the short future.