The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, published by NYRB Classics, was the inspiration for Alain Resnais’s 1961 film Last Year at Marienbad. Critic and New York Review contributor J. Hoberman will introduce the film. Alain Robbe-Grillet’s screenplay was nominated for an Oscar.
On October 14th, The Bridge of Beyond by Simone Schwarz-Bart will be celebrated at the 92nd Street Y. Jamaica Kincaid, who wrote the introduction to the NYRB Classics edition of Simone Schwarz-Bart’s The Bridge of Beyond, will read from the novel.
On Tuesday, September 24, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and The New York Review of Books will celebrate the publication of Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, the new book by contributor Martin Filler.
A Schoolboy’s Diary—a new collection of short stories by Robert Walser—is being celebrated in New York this month. On Tuesday, September 10, at 7pm, 192 Books hosts a discussion of the book between translator Damion Searls and experimental poet Mina Pam Dick (author of I Am the Robert Walser).
Georges Simenon’s extensive body of work has inspired many films. These romans durs (“hard novels”—akin to what we would call a psychological thriller) have the right stuff for it: gritty settings, psychological tension, questionable morality, and sex.
Daniel Mendelsohn’s collection of essays—Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture—has been shortlisted for the 2013 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Awarded each year by a panel of judges, the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award honors work that “exemplifies the dignity and esteem that the essay form imparts to literature.”