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  • Butcher's Crossingby John Williams; Michelle Latiolais

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Hall of Uselessnessby Simon Leys; Simon Leys

    New York Review Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    An NYRB Classics Original Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling toll of Mao?s Cultural Revolution, Leys also writes with unfailing intelligence, seriousness, and bite about European art, literature, history,... more...

  • Thus Were Their Facesby Silvina Ocampo; Daniel Balderston; Jorge Luis Borges; Helen Oyeyemi

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 17.95

    An NYRB Classics Original Thus Were Their Faces offers a comprehensive selection of the short fiction of Silvina Ocampo, undoubtedly one of the twentieth century?s great masters of the story and the novella. Here are tales of doubles and impostors, angels and demons, a marble statue of a winged horse that speaks, a beautiful seer who writes... more...

  • The Prankby Anton Chekhov; Maria Bloshteyn; Nikolay Chekhov

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    An NYRB Classics Original The Prank is Chekhov?s own selection of the best of his early work, the first book he put together and the first book he hoped to publish. Assembled in 1882, with illustrations by Nikolay Chekhov, the book was then presented to the censor for approval?which was denied. Now, more than a hundred and thirty years later,... more...

  • The Peach Blossom Fanby K'Ung Shang-Jen; Chen Shih-Hsiang; Harold Acton; Cyril Birch; Judith T. Zeitlin

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 17.95

    A tale of battling armies, political intrigue, star-crossed romance, and historical cataclysm, The Peach Blossom Fan is one of the masterpieces of Chinese literature, a vast dramatic composition that combines the range and depth of a great novel with the swift intensity of film. In the mid-1640s, famine sweeps through China. The Ming dynasty,... more...

  • The Little Town Where Time Stood Stillby Bohumil Hrabal; James Naughton; Joshua Cohen

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    The Little Town Where Time Stood Still contains two linked narratives by the incomparable Bohumil Hrabal, whom Milan Kundera has described as ?Czechoslovakia?s greatest writer.? ?Cutting It Short? is set before World War II in a small country town, and it relates the scandalizing escapades of Mary?ka, the flamboyant wife of Francin, who manages... more...

  • Talkby Linda Rosenkrantz; Stephen Koch

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    Talk is a hilariously irreverent and racy testament to dialogue: the gossip, questioning, analysis, arguments, and revelations that make up our closest friendships. It?s the summer of 1965 and Emily, Vincent, and Marsha are at the beach. All three are ambitious and artistic; all are hovering around thirty; and all are deeply and mercilessly invested... 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...

  • Troublesby J.G. Farrell; John Banville

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 16.95

    Winner of the Lost Man Booker Prize 1919: After surviving the Great War, Major Brendan Archer makes his way to Ireland, hoping to discover whether he is indeed betrothed to Angela Spencer, whose Anglo-Irish family owns the once-aptly-named Majestic Hotel in Kilnalough. But his fiancée is strangely altered and her family's fortunes have suffered a... more...