Join John Summers, editor of Masscult and Midcult: Essays Again the American Grain, for a series of discussions about Dwight Macdonald. The events will be held in NYC, Chicago, Cambridge, and Washington DC this month.
Now available in its first English translation is Élisabeth Gille’s The Mirador: Dreamed Memories of Irène Némirovsky by Her Daughter. Gille’s imagined autobiography of her mother was first published in France in 1992.
BBC Radio 4 will broadcast its adaptation of Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate in thirteen episodes, from September 18 - 25. The cast includes Kenneth Branagh, Greta Scacchi, Janet Suzman, David Tennant and Harriet Walter.
We are pleased to announce the paperback release of Dime-Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell by former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic.
We are pleased to announce the publication of Hav, a novel by the great Jan Morris. Hav consists of two parts: Last Letters from Hav, originally published in 1985, and its sequel, Hav of the Myrmidons, published in 2006.
Jonathan Lethem talks about the late L. J. Davis’s 1971 novel, A Meaningful Life, on the August 24th Underappreciated literature segment of The Leonard Lopate Show. The show airs live on WNYC from noon to 2 pm and can also be heard on a podcast.
We’re pleased to announce the publication of Brian Moore’s The Mangan Inheritance. Set in New York City, Montreal, and rural Ireland, this novel is a dark and captivating tale of a young man’s attempt to untangle a mysterious family legacy. After being out of print for over twenty-five years, this outstanding work by Moore—an unparalleled spinner of literary suspense and a near-faultless storyteller—is available again to a new generation of readers.
Also releasing in August are three of our favorites, previously published in the series, and now available with fresh new covers: Camara Laye’s The Radiance of the King; Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Mr. Fortune; and Glenway Wescott’s The Pilgrim Hawk.
Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers, her classic tale of pluck, luck, and derring-do, is now available from The New York Review Children’s Collection. Having been out of print for over ten years, we are pleased to bring it back to life in an edition with illustrations by the great Garth Williams.
We were fortunate enough to receive two wonderful reviews of Marc Fumarolis When the World Spoke French just a few days before July 14th. In honor of Bastille Day, we wanted to bring them to your attention.