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!
Jack Spicer's After Lorca is a wonderful collection of poetry, poetry in translation, and poetry theory. I loved it!
Last year NYRB Classics released Natalia Ginzburg's novellas Valentino and Sagittarius in one lovely edition. I loved them!
As part of my quest to read ten books from the NYRB Classics backlist, I have finished the shocking -- and great -- 1959 book by Barbara Comyns, The Vet's Daughter.
Pamela Frankau's 1954 novel, A Wreath for the Enemy, is a wonderfully circular act of atonement through literature.
Trevor reviews Elliott Chaze's dark noir, Black Wings Has My Angel, first published in 1953 and released this week in a new NYRB Classics edition.
Trevor reviews Barbara Comyns's 1950 novel Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, recently published in a new edition by NYRB Classics.
Lori reviews Sybille Bedford's debut novel, A Legacy, first published in 1956 and reissued today by NYRB Classics.
For her first post on The Mookse and the Gripes, Amanda Sarasien reviews Barbara Comyns' Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead.