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  • Chess Storyby Stefan Zweig; Peter Gay; Joel Rotenberg

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 12.95

    Chess Story , also known as  The Royal Game , is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig?s final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological. Travelers by ship from... more...

  • 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...

  • Black Wings Has My Angelby Elliott Chaze; Barry Gifford

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 12.95

    During the 1950s, Gold Medal Books introduced authors like Jim Thompson, Chester Himes, and David Goodis to a mass readership eager for stories of lowlife and sordid crime. Today many of these writers are admired members of the literary canon, but one of the finest of them of all, Elliott Chaze, remains unjustly obscure. Now, for the first time in... more...

  • The Book of Blamby Aleksandar Tisma; Charles Simic; Michael Henry Heim

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 15.95

    The Book of Blam , Aleksandar Ti?ma?s ?extended kaddish . . . [his] masterpiece? (Kirkus Reviews), is a modern-day retelling of the book of Job. The war is over. Miroslav Blam walks along the former Jew Street, and he remembers. He remembers Aaron Grün, the hunchbacked watchmaker; and Eduard Fiker, a lamp merchant; and Jakob Mentele, a stove... more...

  • My Marriageby Jakob Wassermann; Michael Hofmann; Michael Hofmann

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 15.95

    Alexander Herzog, a young writer, goes to Vienna to escape his debts and a failed love affair. There he is pursued by book-loving Ganna: giddy, girlish, clumsy, eccentric, and wild. Dazzled and unnerved by her devotion to him, and attracted to the large dowry offered by her wealthy father, he thinks he can mold Ganna into what he wants. But no one... more...

  • 1941: The Year That Keeps Returningby Slavko Goldstein; Charles Simic; Michael Gable

    New York Review Books 2013; US$ 35.00

    A New York Review Books Original The distinguished Croatian journalist and publisher Slavko Goldstein says, ?Writing this book about my family, I have tried not to separate what happened to us from the fates of many other people and of an entire country.? 1941: The Year That Keeps Returning is Goldstein?s astonishing historical memoir of that fateful... 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...

  • After the Tall Timberby Renata Adler; Michael Wolff

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    What is really going on here? For decades Renata Adler has been asking and answering this question with unmatched urgency. In her essays and long-form journalism, she has captured the cultural zeitgeist, distrusted the accepted wisdom, and written stories that would otherwise go untold. As a staff writer at The New Yorker from 1963 to 2001, Adler... more...

  • Agostinoby Alberto Moravia; Michael F. Moore

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.00

    Thirteen-year-old Agostino is spending the summer at a Tuscan seaside resort with his beautiful widowed mother. When she takes up with a cocksure new companion, Agostino, feeling ignored and unloved, begins hanging around with a group of local young toughs. Though repelled by their squalor and brutality, and repeatedly humiliated for his weakness... more...