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  • The Dollby Boleslaw Prus; David Welsh; Stanislaw Baranczak

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 18.95

    Boleslaw Prus is often compared to Chekhov, and Prus?s masterpiece might be described as an intimate epic, a beautifully detailed, utterly absorbing exploration of life in late-nineteenth-century Warsaw, which is also a prophetic reckoning with some of the social forces?imperialism, nationalism, anti-Semitism among them?that would soon convulse Europe... more...

  • The Battle for Egyptby Yasmine El Rashidi; Timothy Garton Ash

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    In a series of riveting dispatches, Cairo native Yasmine El Rashidi provides an eyewitness account of the entire 2011 Egyptian Revolution as it unfolded, from its origins in the days leading up to the first January 25 protest in Tahrir Square through the violent confrontations with the regime and the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, to the... more...

  • The Mad and the Badby Jean-Patrick Manchette; James Sallis; Donald Nicholson-Smith

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    An NYRB Classics Original Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense  fortune has just grown that much greater following the death of his brother in an accident. Peter is his orphaned nephew?a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a hired gunman with a serious ulcer.... more...

  • Totempoleby Sanford Friedman; Peter Cameron

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Totempole is Sanford Friedman?s radical coming-of-age novel, featuring Stephen Wolfe, a young Jewish boy growing up in New York City and its environs during the Depression and war years. In eight discrete chapters, which trace Stephen?s evolution from a two-year-old boy to a twenty-four-year-old man, Friedman describes with psychological acuity... more...

  • Theater of Crueltyby Ian Buruma

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ian Buruma is fascinated, he writes, ?by what makes the human species behave atrociously.? In Theater of Cruelty the acclaimed author of The Wages of Guilt and Year Zero: A History of 1945 once again turns to World War II to explore that question?to the Nazi occupation of Paris, the Allied bombing of German cities, the international controversies... more...

  • You'll Enjoy It When You Get Thereby Elizabeth Taylor; Margaret Drabble

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    Elizabeth Taylor is finally beginning to gain the recognition due to her as one of the best English writers of the postwar period, prized and praised by Sarah Waters and Hilary Mantel, among others. Inheriting Ivy Compton-Burnett?s uncanny sensitivity to the terrifying undercurrents that swirl beneath the apparent calm of respectable family life while... more...

  • On the Abolition of All Political Partiesby Simone Weil; Simon Leys; Simon Leys; Czeslaw Milosz

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.00

    An NYRB Classics Original  Simone Weil?philosopher, activist, mystic?is one of the most uncompromising of modern spiritual masters. In ?On the Abolition of All Political Parties? she challenges the foundation of the modern liberal political order, making an argument that has particular resonance today, when the apathy and anger of the people and... more...

  • Fortunes of War: The Levant Trilogyby Olivia Manning; Anthony Sattin

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    In The Levant Trilogy Olivia Manning returns to the story of the young English couple Guy and Harriet Pringle, last seen, at the end of The Balkan Trilogy , departing from Athens ahead of the invading Nazi army. Now, in the spring of 1941, they arrive in Egypt as Rommel?s forces slowly but surely approach Cairo across the Sahara from the west. Will... more...

  • The Professor and the Sirenby Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa; Stephen Twilley; Marina Warner

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 12.95

    An NYRB Classics Original In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the internationally celebrated novel  The Leopard  but also three shorter pieces of fiction, brought together here in a new translation. ?The Professor and the Siren,? like  The Leopard , meditates on the past and the passage... 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...