Victor Serge’s ‘Memoirs of a Revolutionary’ praised in ‘The Guardian’

In his glowing review in the June 9th edition of The Guardian, Nicholas Lezard hails Memoirs of a Revolutionary as “a document that is essential, above all, as a denouncement of oppression, an eye-witness account, written in heat and at speed, but with the talent of a true writer…” He laments only that Memoirs was not published sooner, and concludes, “here it is at last, and anyone who cares about justice and freedom of speech should have a copy.”

Happy Birthday to T. H. White

May 29th is the birthday of Terence Hanbury White, author of twenty-six published works, including his famed sequence of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King. NYRB is proud to have in its Classics series The Goshawk, a book in which White chronicles his attempts to train a hawk. White’s Mistress Masham’s Repose, published by The New York Review Children’s Collection, is the story of a ten-year-old girl who discovers a community of Lilliputians living on a deserted island at the far end of her estate. Maria’s discovery leads to a thrilling adventure in this novel of true literary ingenuity.