February 22, 2012, 11:25 a.m. |
Amateur Thursdays has posted a video
discussing J. R. Ackerley’s My Dog Tulip
. Filmed here at the office of The New York Review of Books
, artist William Wegman and acclaimed authors Stefan Merrill Block, Lisa Birnbach, and Susan Orlean gather to share their thoughts on the memoir, as well as a few details of their own pets and canine-inspired work.
February 8, 2012, 2:04 p.m. |
In 1905 Robert Walser packed his bags and left behind his native Switzerland for the bustling
metropolis of Berlin. The fledgling author, twenty-seven years of age, had just published his
first book of fiction, Fritz Kochers Aufsätze (Fritz Kocher’s Essays), and
moving to Berlin was the obvious next step for him to take in the pursuit of a proper literary
career. Just a year before he had been supporting himself as an on-again-off-again bank
clerk and copyist, but now he was looking to become a proper novelist, an endeavor that would require
all his strength.
January 26, 2012, 10:32 a.m. |
We are delighted to announce the publication of James Vance Marshall’s Walkabout
a mesmerizing adventure tale set in the Australian outback. Walkabout
is available at
a limited-time 25% discount.
January 12, 2012, 2:34 p.m. |
Happy 2012. We are pleased to announce that the first NYRB Classic of the year is the first complete English translation of Gregor von Rezzori’s An Ermine in Czernopol
, with an introduction by Daniel Kehlmann.
January 6, 2012, 8:24 a.m. |
The Wall Street Journal asked 50 “friends” to recommend books that they enjoyed over the past year. Three NYRB Classics are included on that list.
December 20, 2011, 3:54 p.m. |
We are sad to announce the death of Russell Hoban, who passed away this Tuesday, December 13, at the age of eighty-six. Hoban gained the most acclaim for his post-apocalyptic masterpiece Ridley Walker
, but was also a highly prolific children’s book author and illustrator. Last spring we are proud to have reissued one of Hoban’s most heartwarming classics, The Sorely Trying Day
December 15, 2011, 11:11 a.m. |
On Wednesday, the New York Times
highlighted several children’s Christmas classics that are returning to booksellers’ shelves this season, offering an escape for the materialism of the 21st century holiday season within their pleasant pages—among them, Palmer Brown’s Something for Christmas
, republished by The New York Review Children’s Collection.
December 12, 2011, 2:37 p.m. |
The Sindbad whose adventures the great Hungarian writer Gyula Krúdy recounts has very little
to do with the dauntless character whose name, we are told, the Hungarian Sindbad picked out himself
from the Arabian Nights
, his favorite book. He could even be accused of passing under false pretences.
Yes, this Sindbad is incorrigibly restless, frequently in a tight spot, and not a little wily, but
he is hardly a man of action and in no sense a hero. He is not young but ageless, wandering grayhaired
in a green hat across the Hungarian plains or turning up in a Carpathian mountain village when not
haunting the streets of Buda and Pest.
December 6, 2011, 3:23 p.m. |
To mark the recent re-issue of Jean Strouse’s Bancroft Prize-winning biography of Alice James, Strouse will be discussing the James family with Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review
at The New York Public Library on December 7th.
December 1, 2011, 11:30 a.m. |