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  • Ending Upby Kingsley Amis; Craig Brown

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.00

    Ending Up is a grimly hilarious dance of death, full of bickering, bitching, backstabbing, drinking (of course), and idiocy of all sorts. It is a book about dying people and about a dying England, clinging to its memories of greatness as it succumbs to terminal decay.  Everyone wants a comfortable place to die, and Kingsley Amis?s characters have... more...

  • Peasants and Other Storiesby Anton Chekhov; Edmund Wilson; Constance Garnett

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    The ever maturing art and ever more ambitious imaginative reach of Anton Chekhov, one of the world's greatest masters of the short story, led him in his last years to an increasingly profound exploration of the troubled depths of Russian society and life. This powerful and revealing selection from Chekhov's final works, made by the legendary American... more...

  • Where I'm Reading Fromby Tim Parks

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 17.95

    Why do we need fiction? Why do books need  to be printed on paper, copyrighted, read to the finish? Do we read to challenge our vision of  the world or to confirm it? Has novel writing turned into a job like any other? In Where I?m Reading From , the novelist and critic Tim Parks ranges over decades of critical reading?from Leopardi, Dickens,... more...

  • Take a Girl Like Youby Kingsley Amis; Christian Lorentzen

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    Take a Girl Like You may well be Kingsley Amis?s most ambitious reckoning with the serious subject at the heart of his work: the sheer squalor?emotional, material, sexual, you name it?of modern life. It also introduces one of the rare unqualified good guys in Amis?s rogue-ridden world: Jenny Bunn, a girl from the (English) north country come south... more...

  • The Death of Napoleonby Simon Leys; Patricia Clancy; Simon Leys

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.00

    As he bore a vague resemblance to the Emperor, the  sailors on board the Hermann-Augustus Stoeffer had nicknamed him Napoleon. And so, for convenience, that is what we shall call him.      Besides, he was Napoleon. . . . Napoleon has escaped from St. Helena, leaving a double behind him. Now disguised as the cabin hand Eugène Lenormand and... more...

  • Wish Her Safe At Homeby Stephen Benatar; John Carey

    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...

  • Everything Flowsby Vasily Grossman; Robert Chandler; Robert Chandler; Elizabeth Chandler; Anna Aslanyan

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 15.95

    A New York Review Books Original Everything Flows is Vasily Grossman?s final testament, written after the Soviet authorities suppressed his masterpiece, Life and Fate . The main story is simple: released after thirty years in the Soviet camps, Ivan Grigoryevich must struggle to find a place for himself in an unfamiliar world. But in a novel that... more...

  • Stonerby John Williams; John Mcgahern

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 14.95

    The Boston Globe ?Williams? descriptions of the experience of reading both elucidate and evince the pleasures of literary language; the ?minute, strange, and unexpected combinations of letters and words? in which Stoner finds joy are re-enacted in Williams? own perfect fusion of words.? ? n+1 " Stoner , by John Williams, is a slim novel, and... more...

  • After Claudeby Iris Owens; Emily Prager

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 14.95

    Harriet is leaving her boyfriend Claude, ?the French rat.? That at least is how Harriet sees things, even if it?s Claude who has just asked Harriet to leave his Greenwich Village apartment. Well, one way or another she has no intention of leaving. To the contrary, she will stay and exact revenge?or would have if Claude had not had her unceremoniously... more...

  • The Dud Avocadoby Elaine Dundy; Terry Teachout

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 14.95

    The Dud Avocado  follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late 1950s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy?s Sally Jay Gorce who told us what she was really thinking. Charming, sexy, and hilarious,  The Dud Avocado  gained instant... more...