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.
We are pleased to share with you a recent, exceptional review of Love’s Work, the late philosopher Gillian Rose’s beautiful memoir and meditation on the nature of love, life, and death.
When the World Spoke French, Marc Fumaroli’s engaging portrait of a time when French was the intellectual lingua franca of Europe and beyond, is appearing in English for the first time in a translation by Pulitzer Prize winner, Richard Howard.
For a limited time, this June release and other NYRB Classics of French interest are available at 25% off.
It was a sad day this past Friday, June 10, when we learned that Patrick Leigh Fermor had passed away at the age of ninety-six. We are extremely proud and fortunate to have published six of Leigh Fermor’s books in the NYRB Classics series, and just last year we published In Tearing Haste, a collection of correspondence between Leigh Fermor, or “Paddy” as he was known to his many friends, and Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire and the youngest of the celebrated Mitford sisters.
This month NYRB Classics adds to its collection two remarkable books about the American Civil War: David Stacton’s The Judges of the Secret Court, a novel about John Wilkes Booth; and Reveille in Washington: 1860-1865, Margaret Leech’s Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the social, political, and cultural state of the nation’s capital during the Civil War. Full of action, intrigue, and political drama, each of these new NYRB Classics is sure to make a perfect Father’s Day gift for the history or Civil War buff.
The New York Review Children’s Collection is pleased to present A Traveller in Time, a historical adventure story, by Alison Uttley. This new title, along with a selection of books by other British
writers of children’s literature, are available for a limited time at 30% off.