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New From Gutenburg

Glass by Edward Dillon

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The Days of My Life by Mrs. Oliphant

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Zum ewigen Frieden by Immanuel Kant

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Grass of Parnassus by Andrew Lang

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Rhymes a la Mode by Andrew Lang

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Sklepy cynamonowe by Bruno Schulz

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A Master of Deception by Richard Marsh

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Paste Jewels by John Kendrick Bangs

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Ueber die Arsenikvergiftung ihre Hülfe und gerichtliche Ausmittelung by Samuel Hahnemann

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Le Ventre de Paris by Émile Zola

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Nuovi racconti by Enrico Castelnuovo

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Marmion: A Tale Of Flodden Field by Walter Scott

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L'Illustration, No. 1591, 23 Août 1873 by Various

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Naja tripudians by Annie Vivanti

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Forbidden Fruit by Anonymous

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A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde

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New York Review of Books

Ian Buruma at 192 Books on Tuesday, September 16th

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

NYRB Classics Celebrates Sanford Friedman

(Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:34:49 -0400)

‘Morel’s Invention’ and ‘The 10th Victim’ at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Morel’s Invention, the film adaptation of Adolfo Bioy Casares’s The Invention of Morel, and The 10th Victim, based on the story “Seventh Victim” in Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley, will play at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Wednesday, August 27, as a part of their “Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi” series.

(Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:51:45 -0400)

NYRB Classics Author Simon Leys, 1935–2014

Simon Leys, the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, is the author of The Hall of Uselessness and a contributor to The New York Review of Books.

(Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:22:34 -0400)

Read Kosztolányi’s 'Skylark' with the McNally Jackson International Literature Book Club

On Monday, September 8, at 7 p.m., the McNally Jackson International Literature Book Club will discuss Skylark by Dezso Kosztolányi. The group meets in the Cooking section of the store, and Sarah McNally will lead the discussion.

(Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:43:42 -0400)

Event: Daniel Mendelsohn and Adrian Goldsworthy on Emperor Augustus at McNally Jackson

On Monday, August 25, at 7 p.m., Daniel Mendelsohn will be in conversation with Adrian Goldsworthy about the new NYRB Classic Augustus by John Williams, author of Stoner, and Goldsworthy’s new biography, Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor.

(Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:41:53 -0400)

Krzhizhanovsky’s 'Autobiography of a Corpse' Wins the 2014 PEN Translation Prize

NYRB Classics is pleased to announce that Autobiography of a Corpse by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, translated from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull & Nikolai Formozov, has won the 2014 PEN Translation Prize.

(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:15:48 -0400)

Praise for Gabriel Chevallier’s 'Fear' in The New York Times Book Review

NYRB Classics is thrilled to receive an excellent review of Gabriel Chevallier’s Fear in the July 20, 2014 issue of The New York Times Book Review.

(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:58:23 -0400)

WSJ Book Club Discusses 'The 13 Clocks' and the Benefits of Reading Aloud

Join the WSJ Book Club this week in a discussion of the “benefits and surprises that come with reading a book aloud.” James Thurber’s The 13 Clocks is the WSJ Book Club’s pick of the month, selected by Neil Gaiman, and each week readers can ask questions and post comments about the book on the WSJ Book Club’s Facebook page.

(Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:32:45 -0400)

Event: Peter G. Platt on Shakespeare, Florio, and Montaigne at the Mechanics' Institute

Join Peter G. Platt for a lively discussion of Shakespeare’s Montaigne: The Florio Translation of the Essays at the Mechanics’ Institute in San Francisco, CA, on July 10, 2014.

(Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:01:32 -0400)

New NYRB Reading Group Guides Now Available

We are continuing to add to our selection of Reading Group Guides, most recently with guides for Russell Hoban’s Turtle Diary, Intizar Husain’s Basti, and Joan Chase’s During the Reign of the Queen of Persia. All guides are free and printable, and can be found on our website.

(Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:17:27 -0400)

Three NYRB Classics Titles Shortlisted for the PEN Translation Prize

NYRB is pleased to announce that three of our titles have been shortlisted for the PEN Translation Prize, awarded each year for a book-length translation from any language into English.

(Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:31:09 -0400)

'The Broken Road' Shortlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award by the Authors' Club

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s The Broken Road was shortlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award, a British prize awarded annually by the Authors’ Club to an outstanding travel book.

(Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:02:31 -0400)

Neil Gaiman Names '13 Clocks' as his WSJ Book Club Selection

Last week, Coraline and Stardust author Neil Gaiman named James Thurber’s The 13 Clocks as his pick for The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Book Club.

Gaiman wrote the introduction for the New York Review Children’s Collection edition of The 13 Clocks, and in an interview with The Wall Street Journal said of the book, “There has never been anything like this before, and there will never be anything like this again…[Thurber] takes such delight in the words. It’s like it’s written by somebody who wants to infect you with his love of words. There are poems hidden in the text. There are places where it wanders into rhyme and out again. There are all of the invented words. The story itself is nonsense in the finest possible way.”

(Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:30:40 -0400)

Australia Book Launches for 'Last Words from Montmartre'

(Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:41:18 -0400)

from Canoe

Book reviews: Get your Joss fix and step inside the 'Housekeeper's Tale'


With respect to both subject and author, it seems safe to say that this is not the definitive Joss Whedon biography. (Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:00:00 -0400)

Keith Richards penning children's book


Keith Richards penning children's book (Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:06:00 -0400)

Relax, Wolverine won't be dead long


Relax, Wolverine won't be dead long (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400)

Comic book legend Stan Goldberg dies


Comic book legend Stan Goldberg dies (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:14:19 -0400)

First issue of Superman sells for $3.2M


The world's most expensive comic book -- the original 1938 Action Comics featuring Superman -- sold in an eBay auction for US$3,207,852 on Sunday. (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:12:32 -0400)

'Game of Thrones' author George R. R. Martin to kill more fan favorites


"Game of Thrones" author George R. R. Martin has a well-earned reputation for breaking fans' hearts by indiscriminately killing beloved characters in his "Song of Ice and Fire" novels, and apparently, it's only going to get worse from here. (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:17:05 -0400)

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