Anna Kavan: Machines in the Head: Selected Stories

NYRB Classics new selection of stories, Machines in the Head, is a great place to start getting to know the work of Anna Kavan, whose fascinating and troubled life gave inspiration to some exquisite stories.

By |2020-02-19T15:07:31-04:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Anna Kavan, Book Reviews|Tags: |0 Comments

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 |2018-10-18T23:14:55-04:00October 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 |2017-10-18T14:07:22-04:00October 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 |2017-10-06T17:21:07-04:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews, Jean Giono|Tags: , , , |1 Comment