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  • Boredomby Alberto Moravia; William Weaver; Angus Davidson

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 18.95

    The novels that the great Italian writer Alberto Moravia wrote in the years following the World War II represent an extraordinary survey of the range of human behavior in a fragmented modern society. Boredom, the story of a failed artist and pampered son of a rich family who becomes dangerously attached to a young model, examines the complex relations... more...

  • Black Wings Has My Angelby Elliott Chaze; Barry Gifford

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Hard Rain Fallingby Don Carpenter; George Pelecanos

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 18.95

    Don Carpenter?s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good?a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption. The novel follows the adventures of Jack Levitt, an orphaned teenager living off his wits in the fleabag hotels and seedy pool halls of Portland, Oregon.... more...

  • The Siege of Krishnapurby J.G. Farrell; Pankaj Mishra

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 18.95

    Winner of the Booker Prize.   India, 1857?the year of the Great Mutiny, when Muslim soldiers turned in bloody rebellion on their British overlords. This time of convulsion is the subject of J. G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur , widely considered one of the finest British novels of the last fifty years.   Farrell's story is set in an isolated... more...

  • Sunflowerby Gyula Krudy; John Batki; John Kukacs

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 16.95

    Gyula Krúdy is a marvelous writer who haunted the taverns of Budapest and lived on its streets while turning out a series of mesmerizing, revelatory novels that are among the masterpieces of modern literature. Krúdy conjures up a world that is entirely his own?dreamy, macabre, comic, and erotic?where urbane sophistication can erupt without warning... more...

  • The Roadby Vasily Grossman; Robert Chandler; Elizabeth Chandler; Olga Mukovnikova; Robert Chandler

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 17.95

    The Road rings together short stories, journalism, essays, and letters by Vasily Grossman, the author of Life and Fate, providing new insight into the life and work of this extraordinary writer. The stories range from Grossman?s first success, ?In the Town of Berdichev,? a piercing reckoning with the cost of war, to such haunting later works as... more...

  • After Claudeby Iris Owens; Emily Prager

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 16.95

    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$ 16.95

    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...

  • The Unknown Masterpieceby Honore De Balzac; Richard Howard; Arthur C. Danto

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 15.95

    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850) is generally credited as the inventor of the modern realistic novel. In more than ninety novels, he set forth French society and life as he saw it. He created a cast of over two thousand individual and identifiable characters, some of whom reappear in different novels. He organized his works into his masterpiece,  La Comedie... more...

  • The Long Shipsby Frans G. Bengtsson; Michael Meyer; Michael Chabon

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 19.95

    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...