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I'm not sure when I specifically noticed that I had been buying and reading a lot of their books but probably a third of the books I have read this year have been reprints that NYRB Publishing have put out. They have clever covers. They're cheap. They're often books I should have read or one should have read some time ago if one were older. Has anybody else here taken notice of them?

Le présent se dégrade, d'abord en histoire, puis en (Michael White), Friday, 24 July 2009 15:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

yah--Warlock by Oakley Hall and Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick are favorites of mine

Mr. Que, Friday, 24 July 2009 15:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'll have to check those out.

Le présent se dégrade, d'abord en histoire, puis en (Michael White), Friday, 24 July 2009 15:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

yes i always take note of the books these guys put out--they tend to be good and all that ive read so far have had excellent introductions or forewords or afterwords or whatever

max, Friday, 24 July 2009 15:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

also this sounds dumb but the paper they use is really nice--the pages don't fade like other trade paperbacks. also, the font they use is easy to read. totally stupid stuff, but these books are really well made.

Mr. Que, Friday, 24 July 2009 15:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.nybooks.com/shop/product?usca_p=t&product_id=7933

^^ i picked this one up at the bookstore the other day and ended up reading almost half of it, really amazing

max, Friday, 24 July 2009 15:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Just enjoyed reading this one http://www.nybooks.com/shop/product?usca_p=t&product_id=7959. I managed to avoid contact with any plot summary beforehand. If you click on the link and the cover looks interesting, click right back to here and avoid reading the synopsis.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 July 2009 15:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

but these books are really well made.

Not totally stupid. I'm not in publishing or anything but I read a healthy number of books and the fact that one new (to me, of course) house was putting out or re-publishing so many books that I enjoyed struck me as, if nothing else, good business. Reprints can't be all that expensive to get the rights to, the forwards are not inane nor spoiler-filled, the covers, font, and general quality are excellent. I don't mean to make a huge deal out of it but when a boutique-y place like this has provided me such pleasure, I figured I'd just see if anyone else liked them, too.

Le présent se dégrade, d'abord en histoire, puis en (Michael White), Friday, 24 July 2009 15:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think i posted this cover on the moomin thread, but i will do so again. i would like a print of this.

http://www.nybooks.com/shop/product-file/31/thes7931/product.jpg

caek, Friday, 24 July 2009 15:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

i have complained elsewhere that the john collier collection is among the worst books i have bought new in the past decade in terms of print quality and readability. typographically the forward is ok but looks like it was printed on a cheap laser printer. i assume this is how the other NYRB books look. but the content itself is awful. looks like they xeroxed a second hand copy (which is probably not far from the truth).

caek, Friday, 24 July 2009 15:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've bought a bunch of these that I still haven't got around to including the L.P. Hartley trilogy, a Patrick Hamilton and one of those Corvo books. Oh yeah, and the Dud Avocado.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 July 2009 15:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

but the content itself is awful

the appearance of the content, i mean. the stories are great.

caek, Friday, 24 July 2009 15:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

(if a little racist)

caek, Friday, 24 July 2009 15:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think a lot of them--and this seems to be true of a lot of smaller (and i assume poorer) boutique and academic publishers like verso--seem to just re-use the same type setting as whatever the last edition was, which can lead to v jarring differences in font, spacing, layout etc., among books ostensibly in the same series

max, Friday, 24 July 2009 15:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I love them. They are my favourite classics publishing house by some way. They are nice to look at and often to read, and just have the most interesting titles. Some random favourites: The Glass Bees, The Invention of Morel, The Lore and language of Schoolchildren, A Month in the Country, all that Simenon. But I'd have to look at my shelves. Oh - the Notebooks of Joseph Joubert. And yes, Tim Robinson, absolutely. And Kaputt!

(Londoners: generally a lot of NYRB remainders upstairs in the Gower St. Waterstone's)

woofwoofwoof, Friday, 24 July 2009 15:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

thanks for the tip

caek, Friday, 24 July 2009 16:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

i read the invention of morel and was not really feelin it tbh

max, Friday, 24 July 2009 16:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Really? THat's too bad. Love that one and The Glass Bees.

Good point about the jarring fonts of others. Also good point by M. White about the forewords and afterwords.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 July 2009 16:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

One publishing house that I've gone off is Europa Editions. They've got some good Italian stuff, but a lot of what they put out is just kind of Euro-bestsellers with some dusting of intellectual pretension.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 July 2009 16:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Been meaning to read That Awful Mess, but I'm afraid it will just go on the shelf next to the others I've gotta get around to.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 July 2009 16:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

multi-xp

I liked Morel a lot a few years ago - for me got the mix of reality-twisting oddness and 19th-century Stevenson-y island adventure about right (ie it worked as middle-distance Borges), but I think I was moping about unobtainable women at the time so I might find it a bit less appealing now.

Haven't got more than a few pages into his one about a dog though.

woofwoofwoof, Friday, 24 July 2009 16:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

I enjoyed 'The Awful Mess...', but from what I gather, it's what Bierce disdainfully referred to as 'novel in dialect' - apparently Gaddo captured Roman slang really, really well though how you would translate that is a complete mystery to me.

Is 'Morel' by Bioy Casares? Wasn't he pals w/Borges or something?

Le présent se dégrade, d'abord en histoire, puis en (Michael White), Friday, 24 July 2009 16:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yes, they were great mates I believe. Also collaborated with him on some stories. So Morel being Borges-y is very understandable, but I meant it's successful in that - doesn't seem like a rip, seems to be synthesising the same stuff well over a different length.

woofwoofwoof, Friday, 24 July 2009 16:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

borges wrote an intro to morel, that i believe is included in the NYRB edition

i was disappointed by morel in part because it was recommended to me very highly--it had the borgesian plot mechanics w/out the economy of style that makes borges so gripping; i felt like the man himself could have done the same thing twice as well in half as many pages

max, Friday, 24 July 2009 16:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

Well, that is Borges' forte, isn't it?

Le présent se dégrade, d'abord en histoire, puis en (Michael White), Friday, 24 July 2009 16:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

i would read all these nyrb books.

seriously, they all look appealing to me. of the ones i've seen.

scott seward, Friday, 24 July 2009 18:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

Well, that is Borges' forte, isn't it?

Indeed. He could have done it infinitely better with no pages.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 July 2009 18:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

Warlock by Oakley Hall

^^^ i think this may be the only one of these i read but it was dope. oh - looking ive also read the stephen leacock nonsense novels, which was okay.

here comes the slug line (Lamp), Friday, 24 July 2009 18:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

For those who enjoyed Morel, I also recommend his similarly Wells-ian Plan of Escape. His later stuff I don't like too much.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 July 2009 18:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh, Michael, I really liked The Dud Avacado -- you recommend the other Dundy as well?

It's true, these things have always looked a cut above, from the get-go.

nabisco, Friday, 24 July 2009 20:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Cesare Pavese - The Moon and the Bonfire

Really on the WILL WILL read: Victor Serge - The Unforgiving Years, and Henry De Montherlant

As for the Gadda - The 'mess' is part of the point and integral, but this seems amplified by the almost impossible job of translation of those linguistic puns! Still it does hold its fascination and the guy has written widely on a range of topics. I really hope that bringing this translation out will mean more novels and writings to come in English, but I do fear it was the wrong book of his to bring out, as much as I liked it.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 24 July 2009 20:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

I really liked The Dud Avacado -- you recommend the other Dundy as well?

Yes! Unfortunately it's in England as opposed to France but the plot is neater and the ending far superior to the ending of TDA, which I found a little artlessly abrupt. You can tell that Dundy is more grown-up or something. It's a hoot.

I find Montherlant rather depressing. His prose is rather gorgeous in French but he's such a bitter misogynist.

I seriously, like scott seward, would read almost all of these (except for the translations from the French) but the one that's next for me is probably Zweig's 'The Post-Office Girl'.

It's a posthumous novel, just now translated into English and it's a 2009 PEN Translation Prize Finalist. Also, I just love Zweig.

Le présent se dégrade, d'abord en histoire, puis en (Michael White), Friday, 24 July 2009 20:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

yah the zweig u linked sounds fantastic

here comes the slug line (Lamp), Friday, 24 July 2009 20:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

turn yr zweig on

max, Friday, 24 July 2009 21:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Post Office Girl is, indeed, fantastic. I love NYRB--beautiful books, and most of those I've read have been great.

When two tribes go to war, he always gets picked last (James Morrison), Saturday, 25 July 2009 02:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

wasn't there a thread on this before?

i have read and enjoyed:

the Joyce Cary trilogy - Herself Surprised/The Horse's Mouth/To be A Pilgrim
Darcy O'Brien - A Way of Life Like Any Other
J.F. Powers - Morte D'Urban
Georges Simenon - Three Bedrooms In Manhattan

velko, Saturday, 25 July 2009 09:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, High Wind In Jamaica - Richard Hughes too

and i have The Go-Between on my shelf,bought it a few years ago and forgot it so I will start that in the next couple of weeks

velko, Saturday, 25 July 2009 09:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Darcy O'Brien - A Way of Life Like Any Other

Seconding this. But don't make the same mistake I did and read his true crime books afterward. Which are well written, but will give you unpleasant heebie jeebies for a long time after reading.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 25 July 2009 12:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick
Seconding this one too. Will take this opportunity to recommend Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood. I think they've got another one by her as well.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 25 July 2009 12:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

i really like the thing mentioned upthread, where the typesetting is a slightly wonky copy of the previous edition's. it's nice to have that reminder of er the history of the book you're reading as a series of previous physical objects

(/wank)

their children's books are occasionally quite gorgeous; i bought this for my nephew and never actually gave it to him

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515bHOayxkL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

thomp, Saturday, 25 July 2009 15:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Didn't Buzzati write 'The Tartar Steppe'?

Le présent se dégrade, d'abord en histoire, puis en (Michael White), Saturday, 25 July 2009 17:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Think it was called The Desert of The Tartars but yeah, that's the same guy.

Found another one to recommend: The Waste Books by George Chistoph Lichtenberg. Perhaps will post some cherce nuggets in the near future.

Found a bunch more I've purchased but never gotten round to reading. It's a little depressing. Ah, M. White! Ah, humanity!

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 25 July 2009 22:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.nybooks.com/shop/product-file/52/memo9152/product.jpg

!!!!! these dudes have been str8 killing it w/east european translation l8ly

also nice that they put out that mavis gallant collection - penguin canada had a slim and pretty collection of eight stories that i have but this one seems tighter and better chosen also bought memoirs of an anti-semite, vladimir sorkin's ice and the chrysalids (lol)

as the hart pants after the water brooks even so my blashphemous soul (Lamp), Wednesday, 23 September 2009 09:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's just up my alley

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 20:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Memoirs of an Anti-Semite and The Chrysalids are arse-kickingly good. Must read Memories of the Future!

When two tribes go to war, he always gets picked last (James Morrison), Wednesday, 23 September 2009 23:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

i would like to read memoirs of an anti-semite. i have a couple of these on my shelf that i haven't read (because they're on my shelf...). they're very pretty!

steamed hams (harbl), Wednesday, 23 September 2009 23:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

I have been enjoying some of those mid-century novels of the American left, which I barely knew existed: "Clark Gifford's Body" by Kenneth Fearing; "The Unposessed" by Tess Schlesinger; "What's For Dinner" by James Schuyler, that Lionel Trilling novel, all variously fine, I'm sure there were one or two more.

I love publishing houses I can trust when I'm not sure whether to take a punt or not. I recently took a punt on "The Ten Thousand Things" by Maria Dermout, and I was pleased I did. It ended up reminding me of "Sleepless Nights" by E. Hardwick herself, which is somewhere near where we came in.

It's costing me money, though: now I want the nice NYRB editions not inferior editions from elsewhere. Time was I'd have been very pleased to pick up the Virago copy of "The Old Man And Me" available for pennies off Amazon...

Tim, Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

After reading Stephen Vizinczey's review of The Death of My Brother Abel I don't plan to read anything by von Rezzori.

alimosina, Thursday, 24 September 2009 19:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

You say it’s not your “concern,” but it is your concern. If you knew the allegations were true, I assume you would not have run the piece.

Well, it depends what the allegations are. What you were saying just now was rather vague.

Punching women against their will.

Those are the allegations, but as we both know, sexual behavior is a many-faceted business. Take something like biting...

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 14 September 2018 23:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

Christ, what an asshole

faculty w1fe (silby), Friday, 14 September 2018 23:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

canceled subscription –– and explained why. jerkwads.

remy bean, Friday, 14 September 2018 23:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

Last question: If—

Many last questions.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

it's one thing a good editor defending running a strong piece of writing that argues a very bad political line (perhaps even an evil one?): but here we have a self-confessedly* bad editor NOT really defending an eye-stretchingly BAD piece of writing arguing nothing more than he jian ghomeshi is the real victim here.

*buruma stating in public that the facts in the case are "not my concern" undermines all his staff and all his writers, and (obviously) spits in the face of his readers, who have the absolutely right to expect otherwise. he might as well have said "i am entirely incompetent and very out of my depth." if he doesn't resign pretty quickly it will destroy the magazine i think.

mark s, Saturday, 15 September 2018 12:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

trying to think which of the Great Liberal Institutions in magazine terms actually now *has* a good editor these days:

certainly not the new yorker
nor the atlantic
new republic has a miserable past to recover from and (under j.j.gould) is perhaps somewhat doing so?
the nation: katrina vanden heuvel trundles on, but i don't remember the last time i bothered read anything there
LRB: mary kay wilmers shakily past her best i feel (she's 80 and there are more blunders than there were)

mark s, Saturday, 15 September 2018 12:24 (nine months ago) Permalink

NYRB vs LRB and its neither. In fact its the TLS atm who is doing fine work oh wait

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 15 September 2018 13:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

no LRB no Lanchester-blogging from fizzles so this is a tough call

mark s, Saturday, 15 September 2018 13:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

Eh David Remnick is fine, the Bannon thing is whatever.

faculty w1fe (silby), Saturday, 15 September 2018 14:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

Anyway, we already had a whole generation of liberal institutions become neoconservative institutions, surely some new ones will arise to disappoint us later. Heck, Jacobin is already disappointing everyone!

faculty w1fe (silby), Saturday, 15 September 2018 14:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

NYRB editor Ian Buruma will be appearing Sunday at the Brooklyn Book Festival: https://t.co/dBBxaB4mo5

— Melissa Gira Grant (@melissagira) September 15, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 15 September 2018 14:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

The only good coming out of the Bannon 'thing' was how they cancelled his appearance 24 hours later. Even then inviting him was an error and not fine.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 15 September 2018 14:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

i wasn't even thinking of the stupid bannon thing: remnick is a not-great and very self-congratulatory writer who tackles big topics that deserve better (ali, russia, obama) and two out of every three longform NY pieces i read needed to go back to the writer with editor's notes requiring better unpacking of some sections and less glib handwavey assumption overall -- not everything the magazine runs needs to be heavyweight, the light-hearted scan is right there in the eustace tilley DNA and that's fair enough, but my overall mark for DR's reign as editor is "dude, could do better"

also:
https://i.imgur.com/FGL4WOu.jpg

mark s, Saturday, 15 September 2018 14:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

I assume Borowitz is someone’s unacknowledged child and employed by the magazine as a sop to keep him quiet.

faculty w1fe (silby), Saturday, 15 September 2018 18:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

it calls everything else into question. like someone you're dating wondering how we can really 'know' vaccines are safe

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 15 September 2018 21:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

borowitz really brings the hits to the website, apparently. at least they don't put him in the magazine (to my knowledge)

mookieproof, Saturday, 15 September 2018 21:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

this thread is about nyrb *publishing* can u talk about john gomeshi somewhere else

flopson, Saturday, 15 September 2018 21:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

what about borowitz?

mark s, Saturday, 15 September 2018 21:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

new yorker thread

flopson, Saturday, 15 September 2018 22:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

If the magazine shuts down it may take nyrb publishing with it. It doesn't really matter, its not like its a huge derail.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 17 September 2018 10:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

”It was unclear if Mr. Buruma resigned or was fired. He did not respond to a phone call and email seeking comment.” https://t.co/fyBrhZI8Oy

— Davey Alba (@daveyalba) September 19, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 19:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

being discussed here Book Reviews? LRB vs the failing New York Review of Books vs ... ?

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 19:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

ah thanking you

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 20:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

If the magazine shuts down it may take nyrb publishing with it. It doesn't really matter, its not like its a huge derail.

― xyzzzz__, Monday, September 17, 2018 6:00 AM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think publishing would survive

flopson, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 21:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

It would, but i would be sad. NYRB books are great.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 23:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

Think maybe I’d better get me a copy of Moderan before they go under.

Harper Valley CTA-102 (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 20 September 2018 01:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

Mine just arrived today. It has a LOT of stories--contents list is 3p long--for a 320p book.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Thursday, 20 September 2018 02:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

A great NYRB book:

https://www.nyrb.com/products/store-of-the-worlds

the pinefox, Thursday, 20 September 2018 12:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

Their sci-fi selections in general are few and eclectic but very high-quality.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 21 September 2018 00:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

Among which is the ILBeloved Inverted World

Harper Valley CTA-102 (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 21 September 2018 00:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-et-jc-nyrb-covers

mookieproof, Friday, 4 January 2019 16:15 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/02/06/fat-city-fifty-years-later-an-interview-with-leonard-gardner/

good new interview with leonard gardner about "fat city"

na (NA), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 22:50 (four months ago) Permalink

thanks. really loved that one

flopson, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 23:34 (four months ago) Permalink

btw someone wrote a biography of john williams, author of noted ILB text 'stoner'

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/a-substantially-good-book-on-charles-j-shieldss-life-of-john-williams

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:36 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Since this seems to be the de facto John Williams thread:

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/02/20/mrs-stoner-speaks-an-interview-with-nancy-gardner-williams/

o. nate, Thursday, 21 February 2019 20:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Too many good lines to quote from that interview. Mrs Williams seems like a very cool lady.

o. nate, Thursday, 21 February 2019 20:34 (three months ago) Permalink

a dissent

Novelist John Williams is enjoying a bit of a revival. There’s just one problem: his books are not good. https://t.co/ZSomxtafwt

— The Baffler (@thebafflermag) February 22, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 22 February 2019 16:42 (three months ago) Permalink

counterpoint: i've read all of his books, they're fuckin good

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Friday, 22 February 2019 17:03 (three months ago) Permalink

His books are also misogynistic. Women in his novels are frigid, they are bitches, they are, usually, stupid; at their best, they are a liability

ctrl+f "augustus" "julia"

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Friday, 22 February 2019 17:05 (three months ago) Permalink

His newfound popularity has also coincided—again, not surprisingly—with the fetishization of the book as an object. This kind of book-fervor is a few years old now, but as the recent backlash to Marie Kondo’s dry suggestion that most people only need thirty books indicates, it’s far from gone. Books now exist as book-objects; they are written by writers, loved by “book lovers,” made into lists, declared important. As objects they can be staged, as purveyors of relatability they can be used. But there’s a pervasive sense that they aren’t really meant to be read, critically evaluated, hated, or loved.

also weird tangential paragraph talking about something old as if it is new: dud

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Friday, 22 February 2019 17:09 (three months ago) Permalink

actually i've never read nothing but the night but if you have to base the majority of your criticism on a book he disowned then

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Friday, 22 February 2019 17:14 (three months ago) Permalink

I’ve only read Stoner, so I can’t comment on the other books, but I do think that reviewer is getting at something kind of odd about the interior void and fatalism in the character of Stoner, except I guess I thought it was interesting and they hated it.

o. nate, Friday, 22 February 2019 17:16 (three months ago) Permalink

i mean yes the writer definitely approaches the point of the books and says "i don't like the point of these books"; the interiority hinted at but never quite described bc we're just skating over the surface of stoner's actions, the way it suddenly rears up in the otherwise stiff undecorated prose like we've been sucked backwards into a dream state (the scene where he looks through his office window at the snow-covered campus for instance), the way he only seems to come close to approaching himself in (spoiler but... imo it doesn't matter) death

augustus is probably truly his best book bc it breaks out of that third person swinging between stiff observation and dreamy suspended light configurations to dwell richly in character, in the simultaneous performance of identity and narrative that makes up someone's perspective. but the former approach i rarely encounter in books i guess? the tense bridge they walk between intimacy and distance, between the ordinary and the brutal

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Friday, 22 February 2019 17:26 (three months ago) Permalink

anyway i love that the piece admits that augustus might legitimately be good but it never appears again in the piece as if it might compromise the integrity of the argument somehow

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Friday, 22 February 2019 17:29 (three months ago) Permalink

This guy was the Paul Auster of his generation.

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 22 February 2019 18:15 (three months ago) Permalink

savage

mookieproof, Friday, 22 February 2019 18:19 (three months ago) Permalink

NEW YORK – Monday, February 25, 2019 — Rea Hederman, the publisher of The New York Review of Books, announced today that Emily Greenhouse and Gabriel Winslow-Yost have been named co-editors of the magazine, the leading English-language journal of literary criticism and ideas with a worldwide circulation of approximately 150,000. The editors will be joined by longtime contributor Daniel Mendelsohn in the newly created position of editor at large.

mookieproof, Monday, 25 February 2019 16:52 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

ian buruma, still clueless

https://www.ft.com/content/7d47be7e-4efb-11e9-b401-8d9ef1626294

mookieproof, Friday, 29 March 2019 19:10 (two months ago) Permalink

if you're paywalled, you may be able to get at that by opening this in an incognito window https://t.co/pzRImMAurH

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 29 March 2019 19:15 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I'm reading Nothing But the Night. Another fifty pages to go. Augustus and Stoner are superior but not by much.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 27 May 2019 14:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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