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- New York Review Books 2010; US$ 17.95
Frans Gunnar Bengtsson?s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century AD when the Vikings roamed and rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia down to the Mediterranean. Bengtsson?s hero, Red Orm?canny, courageous, and above all lucky?is only a boy when he is abducted from his Danish home by the Vikings and made to... more...
- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 16.95
Ebenezer Le Page, cantankerous, opinionated, and charming, is one of the most compelling literary creations of the late twentieth century. Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, a stony speck of a place caught between the coasts of England and France yet a world apart from either. Ebenezer himself is... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.00
An NYRB Classics Original Simone Weil?philosopher, activist, mystic?is one of the most uncompromising of modern spiritual masters. In ?On the Abolition of All Political Parties? she challenges the foundation of the modern liberal political order, making an argument that has particular resonance today, when the apathy and anger of the people and... more...
- New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.00
Silvina Ocampo possessed her own special enchantment as a poet, and only now is her extraordinary poetic achievement becoming more widely recognized beyond Latin America. Remarkably, this is the first collection of Ocampo?s poetry to appear in English. From her early sonnets on the native Argentine landscape, to her meditations on love?s travails,... more...
- New York Review Books 2015; US$ 16.95
An NYRB Classics Original Winner of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize and the Prix Femina Étranger The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship to Hungary?s Communist authorities.... more...
- New York Review Books 2015; US$ 21.95
A deeply considered and provocative new look at major American writers?including Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and W.H. Auden?Edward Mendelson?s Moral Agents is also a work of critical biography in the great tradition of Plutarch, Samuel Johnson, and Emerson. Any important writer, in Mendelson?s view, writes in response to an idea of the good life... more...
- New York Review Books 2015; US$ 16.95
?One of the very best novels I have ever read.? ?Nancy Mitford ?Dry wit, careful attendance to detail, dialogue in which there is ?more to be said than can come through??these are the hallmarks of Bedford?s fiction. She shows the ways in which the private lives of individuals reflect the larger political life of their culture, and vice versa; she... more...
- New York Review Books 2015; US$ 17.95
? Onward and Upward in the Garden is quite a bit more than a book about flowers. It is itself a bouquet, the final blooming of an extraordinary sensibility.? ? The New York Times ?You don?t have to be a gardener to love this collection of essays. White observes that a talent for the soil and a taste for writing and editorializing often... more...
- New York Review Books 2015; US$ 12.95
Prometheus Bound is the starkest and strangest of the classic Greek tragedies, a play in which god and man are presented as radically, irreconcilably at odds. It begins with the shock of hammer blows as the Titan Prometheus is shackled to a rock in the Caucasus. This is his punishment for giving the gift of fire to humankind and for thwarting... more...
- New York Review Books 2010; US$ 15.95
Rachel Waring is deliriously happy. Out of nowhere, a great-aunt leaves her a Georgian mansion in another city?and she sheds her old life without delay. Gone is her dull administrative job, her mousy wardrobe, her downer of a roommate. She will live as a woman of leisure, devoted to beauty, creativity, expression, and love. Once installed in her new... more...