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Posted May 17, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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Vladimir Sorokin, author of the recently published Ice Trilogy* (as well as of The Queue, also published by NYRB Classics) lives in Moscow, but this weekend, you can catch him in New York. He's participating in two events being held... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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The PEN American Center has posted audio of Paul Auster reading two poems by Kabir, translated by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra's. The poems were originally published in PEN America 11: Make Believe. We've recently collected these poems (in slightly different versions),... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at A Different Stripe
Since we last posted about the death of L.J. Davis, a couple of more pieces about the writer have surfaced. The first appeared in The Awl under the fabulous title, "The Most Flagrantly Tactless First-Rate Brooklyn Novelist." It's by Brooklynite... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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Has this happened to you? You walk into your library. You glance around the shelves filled with row after row of the same best sellers, but you're not interested. Maybe you even know the titles of a book or two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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It's been a while since we offered a run-down of our ebook offerings (which can be bought from most major ebook retailers). We've published many more in the last six months. Here are seven of them, each with a representative... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at A Different Stripe
It is with sadness that we report the death of novelist and journalist L.J. Davis, whose A Meaningful Life we were privileged to have published in 2009. "L. J. Davis was a remarkable writer with a caustic sensibility that was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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Scent to match thy rich perfume Chemic art did ne'er presume; Through her quaint alembic strain, None so sovereign to the brain: Nature, that did in thee excel, Framed again no second smell. Roses, violets, but toys For the smaller... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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Apr 11, 2011
Translating the novels of Tove Jansson: A talk by Thomas Teal at Harvard Bookstore April 8, 2011 — 3:00 p.m. As part of Harvard Bookstore’s Friday Forum series, Thomas Teal, translator of Tove Jansson’s novels The Summer Book, The True... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at A Different Stripe
In one of the most bizarre casting decisions in recent memory, actress Jennifer Garner is, according to the Hollywood insider website deadline.com, to play Miss Marple in the forthcoming Disney reworking of the much-loved TV series based on Agatha Christie’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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A lunch date with NYRB Classics (and Robert Walser) Walser cover collage snagged from The Bridge, co-sponsor of the event Wednesday, April 6th at 1PM Swiss Institute 495 Broadway, 3rd Floor New York City (212) 925-2035 Join NYRB Classics editor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at A Different Stripe
Sophia Jansson (Tove Jansson's niece and the chairman of Oy Moomin Characters, Ltd) and Thomas Teal (translator of several of Jansson's adult novels) talked with Leonard Lopate last week about Jansson's life and work, and the recent publication of Fair... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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Hotel Cat Tom isn't happy about Jenny Linsky, Edward, and Checkers ending up in his hotel. The blood of the hotel cat boiled.... "What a guest!" thought Tom. He's probably a spoiled pet accompanying his master on a pleasant little... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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The most recent issue of The New York Review of Books offers a preview of Arvind Krishna Mehrotra's translations of selected Kabir poems. Except that it robs you of who you are, What can you say about speech? Inconceivable to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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NYRB Classics and Scandinavia House invite you to an evening in celebration of the novels of Tove Jansson, Monday, March, 21st, 2011 at 6:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended: call 212.847.9740... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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Today we are very lucky to have Kenny Brechner, of DDG Booksellers in Farmington, Maine (an independent shop that is surely among the treasures of the state), offering up a guest post. Kenny somehow managed to score an interview with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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All day, the blogger at Bella's Bookshelves has been tweeting about her pleasure in reading After Claude by Iris Owens. Which got us thinking that the book's heroine, Harriet Daimler, with her take-no-prisoners strategy and her viper-tongue, might make a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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Adam Haslett talked to NPR's All Things Considered about Patrick Leigh Fermor's A Time to Keep Silence late last week. The segment was part of the "You Must Read This" series. It replicates in style and rhythm the very experience... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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© Tove Jansson (original cover art for The True Deceiver) It had been snowing along the coast for a month. As far back as anyone could remember, there hadn’t been this much snow, this steady snow piling up against doors... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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E.M. Keeler reads Geoffrey Brock's translation of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio (aka The Real Pinocchio) and is surprised by what she finds there: "The Pinocchio that traipses around Collodi’s story is a real brat. Not only does he lie and skip... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at A Different Stripe
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Bob Gill A Christmas Card (Designed to send in January) From Bob Gill: Illustration And here's one last look back at 2010, from Edwin Frank, the editorial director of the series. We figure if the B&N Review can post Robert... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at A Different Stripe
In which we recommend our favorite NYRB Classics read over the past year and take a moment to plug something entirely unrelated to the series (an idea shamelessly lifted from the "endorsement" segment of Slate's Culture Gabfest). Stephen Twilley Pick:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at A Different Stripe
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Dec 21, 2010
After the drear of the last post (horses starving, mothers starving, patriotic bears liquidating kulaks) we thought we might bring you something more befitting the holiday season. Herewith an excerpt from Rebecca West's novel The Fountain Overflows, as sweetly Christmasy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2010 at A Different Stripe