In this past weekend’s Wall Street Journal, Meghan Cox Gurdon wrote, “Many adults have sought over the years to recall the strange, emotionally rich adventure told in The Abandoned. It is these readers—and bookish current children ages 10 and older—who will most appreciate the book’s handsome reissue.”
Tonight, April 5, at 7pm, Renata Adler, author of Speedboat and Pitch Dark (recently released by NYRB Classics) will join David Shields for a conversation with Daily Beast books editor Lucas Wittman at the Strand bookstore.
On March 27, Join NYRB Classics editor Edwin Frank and translators Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich as we celebrate the work of Alexander Vvedensky, one of the most influential poets and thinkers of twentieth-century Russia. An Invitation for Me to Think is the first book of Vvedensky’s poems to appear in English.
On Sunday, February 24, at 1:00 pm, New York Review of Books contributor Geoffrey O’Brien will introduce a Film Forum screening of Elio Petri’s The Tenth Victim, a movie based Robert Sheckley’s 1953 story “The Seventh Victim,” which is included in NYRB Classics’s collection of Sheckley’s fiction, Store of the Worlds.
It’s not only George Washington who was born on February 22nd. Famed writer and illustrator Edward Gorey, who passed away in 2000, would have been 88 today—an occasion Google has marked with a doodle on their homepage.
“Duly recognized as a flawless literary achievement when it was published in 1984, this superb, long-out-of-print first novel by the Pulitzer Prize–winning critic McPherson has finally been reissued,” begins The Atlantic’s review of NYRB Classics most recent release, Testing the Current.
Today the National Book Critics Circle announced its book award finalists for the publishing year of 2012. Among the nominees for the best book of Criticism is Waiting for the Barbarians by Daniel Mendelsohn.
NYRB Lit, the e-book series from New York Review Books, is pleased to announce the publication of Ravan and Eddie by Kiran Nagarkar and 1948 by Yoram Kaniuk. You may order 1948 and Ravan and Eddie from your favorite e-book retailer today.
We know many people do their online shopping on the weekend so we’ve extended our regular shipping rates deadline by 48 hours to midnight on Sunday, December 9. Have a look at the NYRB Holiday Sale page—up to 40% off—and place your order before Sunday.