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  • A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprisingby Miron Bialoszewski; Madeline G. Levine

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 17.95

    On August 1, 1944, Miron Bia?oszewski, later to gain renown as one of Poland?s most innovative poets, went out to run an errand for his mother and ran into history. With Soviet forces on the outskirts of Warsaw, the Polish capital revolted against five years of Nazi occupation, an uprising that began in a spirit of heroic optimism. Sixty-three... more...

  • Stonerby John Williams; John Mcgahern

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 14.95

    William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar?s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of... more...

  • A School for Foolsby Sasha Sokolov; Alexander Boguslawski

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    By turns lyrical and philosophical, witty and baffling, A School for Fools confounds all expectations of the novel. Here we find not one reliable narrator but two ?unreliable? narrators: the young man who is a student at the ?school for fools? and his double. What begins as a reverie (with frequent interruptions) comes to seem a sort of fairy-tale... more...

  • Our Spoons Came from Woolworthsby Barbara Comyns; Emily Gould

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    ?I told Helen my story and she went home and cried.? So begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths . But Barbara Comyns?s beguiling novel is far from tragic, despite the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures.  Sophia is twenty-one and naļve when she marries fellow artist Charles. She seems hardly fonder of her husband than she is of her pet newt; she... more...

  • The Cretan Runnerby George Psychoundakis; Patrick Leigh Fermor

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    George Psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd from the village of Asi Gonia when the battle of Crete began: ?It was in May 1941 that, all of a sudden, high in the sky, we heard the drone of many aeroplanes growing steadily closer.? The German parachutists soon outnumbered the British troops who were forced first to retreat, then to evacuate,... more...

  • Abducting a Generalby Patrick Leigh Fermor; Roderick Bailey

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    One of the most daring feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor?s daring life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on April 26, 1944. Abducting a General , now published for the first time in the United States, is Leigh Fermor?s own account of the kidnapping. Written in his inimitable prose, and introduced by the acclaimed... more...

  • Leon Garfield's Shakespeare Storiesby Leon Garfield; Michael Foreman

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    How to introduce children to Shakespeare, not just to the stories behind the plays but to the richness of Shakespeare?s language and the depth of his characters: That?s the challenge that Leon Garfield, no slouch as a wordsmith himself, sets out to meet in his monumental and utterly absorbing  Shakespeare Stories . Here twenty-one of the Bard?s plays... more...

  • Dance to the Piperby Agnes De Mille; Joan Acocella

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 17.95

    Born into a family of successful playwrights and producers, Agnes de Mille was determined to be an actress. Then one day she witnessed the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, and her life was altered forever. Hypnotized by Pavlova?s beauty, in that moment de Mille dedicated herself to dance. Her memoir records with lighthearted humor and wisdom not... more...

  • Zoneby Guillaume Apollinaire; Ron Padgett; Peter Read

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.00

    Zone is the fruit of poet-translator Ron Padgett?s fifty-year engagement with the work of France?s greatest modern poet. This bilingual edition of Apollinaire?s poetry represents the full range of his achievement from traditional lyric verse to the pathbreaking visual poems he called calligrams, from often-anthologized classics to hitherto-untranslated... more...

  • Hard Rain Fallingby Don Carpenter; George Pelecanos

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 16.95

    Don Carpenter?s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good?a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption. The novel follows the adventures of Jack Levitt, an orphaned teenager living off his wits in the fleabag hotels and seedy pool halls of Portland, Oregon.... more...