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- 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...
- 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...
- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 9.99
Sixty years after fighting in Israel's War of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk tries to remember what exactly did?and did not?happen in his time as a teenage soldier in the Palmach. The result is a touchingly poignant and hauntingly beautiful memoir that the author himself considers a work of fiction, for what is memory but one's own story about the past?... more...
- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 24.95
A book judged so dangerous in the Soviet Union that not only the manuscript but the ribbons on which it had been typed were confiscated by the state, Life and Fate is an epic tale of World War II and a profound reckoning with the dark forces that dominated the twentieth century. Interweaving a transfixing account of the battle of Stalingrad with... more...
- New York Review Books 2013; US$ 15.95
Anna Seghers?s Transit is an existential, political, literary thriller that explores the agonies of boredom, the vitality of storytelling, and the plight of the exile with extraordinary compassion and insight. Having escaped from a Nazi concentration camp in Germany in 1937, and later a camp in Rouen, the nameless twenty-seven-year-old German... more...
- New York Review Books 2013; US$ 14.00
When Speedboat burst on the scene in the late ?70s it was like nothing readers had encountered before. It seemed to disregard the rules of the novel, but it wore its unconventionality with ease. Reading it was a pleasure of a new, unexpected kind. Above all, there was its voice, ambivalent, curious, wry, the voice of Jen Fain, a journalist negotiating... more...
- New York Review Books 2013; US$ 18.95
Gerald Middleton is a sixty-year-old self-proclaimed failure. Worse than that, he?s "a failure with a conscience." As a young man, he was involved in an archaeological dig that turned up an obscene idol in the coffin of a seventh-century bishop and scandalized a generation. The discovery was in fact the most outrageous archaeological hoax of the... more...
- New York Review Books 2013; US$ 16.95
The Midnight Folk introduces readers to Kay Harker, the orphaned boy who is also the hero of John Masefield?s classic Christmas fantasy, The Box of Delights . Kay lives in a vast old country house, and is looked after by an unpleasant duo: the oily and egregious Sir Theopompous and the petulant and punitive Sylvia Daisy Pouncer. In her zeal to... more...
- New York Review Books 2013; US$ 17.95
Strange things begin to happen the minute young Kay Harker boards the train to go home for Christmas and finds himself under observation by two very shifty-looking characters. Arriving at his destination, the boy is immediately accosted by a bright-eyed old man with a mysterious message: ?The wolves are running.? Soon danger is everywhere, as... more...
- New York Review Books 2013; US$ 18.95
"The first book of real magnitude to come out of the last war." ?John Dos Passos John Horne Burns brought The Gallery back from World War II, and on publication in 1947 it became a critically-acclaimed bestseller. However, Burns's early death at the age of 36 led to the subsequent neglect of this searching book, which captures the shock the... more...