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New From Gutenburg

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James

Language: English ()

Les Noces Chimiques by Christian Rosencreutz

Language: French ()

On the Phenomena of Hybridity in the Genus Homo by Paul Broca

Language: English ()

Libro segreto by Antonio Ghislanzoni

Language: Italian ()

New York Review of Books

'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)

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)

from Canoe

Young Drunk Punk: Kids in the Hall's Bruce McCulloch reflects on his youth in new memoir


McCulloch reflects on his youth in new memoir (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400)

Ann-Marie MacDonald revisits painful past in 'Adult Onset'


Ann-Marie MacDonald revisits painful past in 'Adult Onset' (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0400)

'Twin Peaks' sequel novel to explore show's characters


Ahead of Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival , slated to hit screens in 2016, series co-creator Mark Frost will write a tie-in novel that will span the period between the original ABC series and the new season. (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:28:32 -0400)

Amy Poehler details cocaine, Ecstasy use in memoir


Amy Poehler details cocaine, Ecstasy use (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:38:55 -0400)

Joe Perry: Steven Tyler will have issues with my book


Joe Perry: Steven Tyler won't like my memoir (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:58:20 -0400)

David Cronenberg debuts twisted new novel 'Consumed'


Cronenberg debuts twisted 'Consumed' (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:00:00 -0400)

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