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New From Gutenburg

The Amores, or Amours by Ovid

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Ars Amatoria, or The Art Of Love by Ovid

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Remedia A Moris or, The Remedy Of Love by Ovid

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Dryden's Works (8 of 18): Amphitryon; King Arthur; Cleomenes; Love Triumphant by John Dryden

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Harper's Young People, May 31, 1881 by Various

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Elias Lönnrot by August Ahlqvist

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Daisy by Marshall Saunders

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Lancaster's Choice by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller

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New York Review of Books

Panel Discussion: Victor Serge's 'Midnight in the Century'

On Wednesday, December 3rd, at 7:30 p.m., join NYRB Classics for a panel discussion of Victor Serge’s Midnight in the Century. Edwin Frank, Richard Greeman, and Christopher Winks will be panelists, and Jenny Greeman will moderate.

(Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:57:59 -0500)

New Old Classics: Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov

On Monday, December 1st, at 7 p.m., NYRB Classics editor Edwin Frank will be in conversation with translator Marian Schwartz about the lasting appeal of Russian literature to translators, editors, and new audiences. The panelists will discuss the new NYRB Classics edition of Alexander Pushkin’s The Captain’s Daughter, translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler, as well as Marian Schwartz’s translation of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, published by Yale University Press. Translator and PEN World Voices co-founder Esther Allen will moderate. The discussion is a part of Read Russia’s Russian Literature Week, and a reception will follow.

(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:47:43 -0500)

An Evening with John Ehle

On Tuesday, November 25th, at 7 p.m., John Ehle will discuss his book The Land Breakers, published in a new edition by NYRB Classics, with writer Jackson Taylor and his daughter, the actress Jennifer Ehle, at McNally Jackson bookstore.

(Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:59:38 -0500)

A Discussion of ‘Last Words from Montmartre’

On Thursday, November 20, at 7 p.m., Last Words from Montmartre translator Ari Larissa Heinrich will discuss Taiwanese novelist Qiu Miaojin’s final work at Bluestockings bookstore.

(Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:24:34 -0500)

A Celebration of John Williams’ 'Stoner'

Join NYRB Classics and Brooklyn by the Book in celebrating Stoner, the international best seller by John Williams. Critic and classicist Daniel Mendelsohn, poet and memoirist Honor Moore, and novelist Ruth Rendell will discuss the incredible—and still-growing—resurgence of the novel’s popularity. Writer and literary critic Liesl Schillinger will moderate the evening.

(Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:58:54 -0500)

Kristallnacht Program: Resisters Against Hitler

On Monday, November 10, at 1:30 p.m., Fritz Stern and Elisabeth Sifton will discuss their book, No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler, at the Central Queens Y.

(Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:07:21 -0500)

Celebrate Jewish Book Month with Ruchama King Feuerman

Hear the author of In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist discuss her book at events in Houston, Portland, Seattle, and more.

(Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:14:05 -0500)

Events with Darryl Pinckney in Boston and Baltimore

Join NYRB and Darryl Pinckney for discussions about Pinckney’s latest book, Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy.

(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:05:09 -0400)

Ian Buruma at the 25th Chicago Humanities Festival

On Saturday, November 1st, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., join author and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books Ian Buruma at the 25th Chicago Humanities Festival, where he will discuss his new collection of essays, Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War.

(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:52:55 -0400)

Meet Chris Raschka, Author of ‘Alphabetabum’

On Saturday, November 1st, at 3 p.m., bring your kids to Labyrinth Books for an afternoon with Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Raschka, who will talk about his latest book, Alphabetabum, published by The New York Review Children’s Collection.

(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:37:58 -0400)

NYRB at the Boston Book Festival

New York Review Books and The New York Review of Books will be at the Boston Book Festival this Saturday, October 25, from 10–5. Come visit us at booth #3, where we’ll have books at discounted prices, free copies of The New York Review of Books, and more.

(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:18:27 -0400)

'An Invitation for Me to Think' Shortlisted for the American Literary Translators Association’s National Translation Award

NYRB is pleased to announce that Alexander Vvedensky’s An Invitation for Me to Think, edited and translated from the Russian by Eugene Ostashevsky, additional translation by Matvei Yankelevich, is one of five books shortlisted for this year’s National Translation Award, given by the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).

(Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:06:28 -0400)

Alastair Reid, 1926–2014

We’re saddened by the death this week of Alastair Reid, a poet, translator, traveler, and children’s book author.

(Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:06:39 -0400)

NYRB at the Brooklyn Book Festival

New York Review Books and The New York Review of Books will be at the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday, September 21, from 10–6. Come visit us at booths 428–429, where we’ll have books at discounted prices, free copies of the latest issue of The New York Review of Books, and more.

(Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:10:27 -0400)

Ian Buruma at 192 Books

(Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:38:08 -0400)

from Canoe

'Clifford the Big Red Dog' author Norman Bridwell dead at 86


'Clifford the Big Red Dog' author Norman Bridwell dead at 86 (Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:52:43 -0500)

BBC to adapt J.K. Rowling's Cormoran Strike books as crime series


BBC to adapt Rowling's crime series (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:22:21 -0500)

1963 Batmobile fetches US$137,000 at auction


Holy Bargain, Batman! The original Batmobile fetched US$137,000 at auction on Saturday, a small fraction of the $4.2 million that a buyer paid last year for another version built for the television show that aired during the 1960s. (Sat, 06 Dec 2014 10:57:31 -0500)

James Frey rewrites his story with 'Endgame' trilogy


James Frey rewrites his story (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:56:53 -0500)

John Cleese on finding happiness at age 69


John Cleese on finding happiness at age 69 (Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:00:00 -0500)

James Ellroy kicks off second L.A. Quartet with 'Perfidia'


James Ellroy kicks off second L.A. Quartet with 'Perfidia' (Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:00:00 -0500)

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