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  • Stonerby John Williams; John Mcgahern

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 16.95

    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...

  • Wish Her Safe At Homeby Stephen Benatar; John Carey

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 17.95

    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$ 17.95

    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...

  • 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...