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  • Butcher's Crossingby John Williams; Michelle Latiolais

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    In his National Book Award?winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher?s Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America. It is the 1870s, and Will Andrews, ?red up by Emerson to seek ?an original relation to nature,? drops out of Harvard... 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...

  • The Old Man and Meby Elaine Dundy; Elaine Dundy

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 15.95

    In  The Dud Avocado , Elaine Dundy revealed the life of the young expatriate in Paris in all its hilarious and heartbreaking drama. With  The Old Man and Me , written when Dundy was living in England in the early 1960s, she tackles the American girl in London, a bit older but certainly no wiser.  Honey Flood (if that’s her real... more...

  • The New York Stories of Edith Whartonby Edith Wharton; Roxana Robinson

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 17.95

    A New York Review Books Original Edith Wharton wrote about New York as only a native can. Her Manhattan is a city of well-appointed drawing rooms, hansoms and broughams, all-night cotillions, and resplendent Fifth Avenue flats. Bishops? nieces mingle with bachelor industrialists; respectable wives turn into excellent mistresses. All are governed... more...

  • Love Sonnets and Elegiesby Louise Labe; Richard Sieburth; Karin Lessing

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 12.95

    Louise Labé, one of the most original poets of the French Renaissance, published her complete Works around the age of thirty and then disappeared from history. Rediscovered in the nineteenth century, her incandescent love sonnets were later translated into German by Rilke and appear here in a revelatory new English version by the award-winning translator... more...

  • On Being Blueby William H. Gass; Michael Gorra

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.00

    On Being Blue is a book about everything blue?sex and sleaze and sadness, among other things?and about everything else. It brings us the world in a word as only William H. Gass, among contemporary American writers, can do.   Gass writes: Of the colors, blue and green have the greatest emotional range. Sad reds and melancholy yellows are difficult... more...

  • Shadows of Carcosaby H. P. Lovecraft; R. W. Chambers; Amrbose Bierce; Edgar Allan Poe; Arthur Machen

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    "The true weird tale has something more than a secret murder, bloody bones, or a sheeted form clanking chains. An atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; a hint of that most terrible conception of the human brain?a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those fixed laws of Nature which... more...

  • Traitorby Stephen Daisley

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    David Monroe is a young New Zealander who, during World War I, finds himself in the heat of battle in Gallipoli, standing beside a Turkish doctor named Mahmoud who directs David to save a wounded soldier. The next instant, a shell bursts over them and David and Mahmoud are both sent to an army hospital on Lemnos.  As their wounds heal, a deep and enduring... more...

  • Shakespeare's Montaigneby Michel De Montaigne; John Florio; Stephen Greenblatt; Peter G. Platt

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    An NYRB Classics Original Shakespeare, Nietzsche wrote, was Montaigne?s best reader?a typically brilliant Nietzschean insight, capturing the intimate relationship between Montaigne?s ever-changing record of the self and Shakespeare?s kaleidoscopic register of human character. And there is no doubt that Shakespeare read Montaigne?though how extensively... more...

  • During the Reign of the Queen of Persiaby Joan Chase; Meghan O'Rourke

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    Joan Chase?s subtle story of three generations of women negotiating lifetimes of ?joy and ruin? deserves its place alongside such achievements as Marilynne Robinson?s Housekeeping and Alice Munro?s Lives of Girls and Women . The Queen of Persia is not an exotic figure but a fierce Ohio farmwife who presides over a household of daughters and granddaughters.... more...