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Shakespeare's Montaigne
Shakespeare's Montaigne
Written by Michel de Montaigne, Edited by Stephen Greenblatt, Translated by John Florio, Introduction by Peter G. Platt
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ISBN: 9781590177228
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Shakespeare's Montaigne
The Florio Translation of the Essays, A Selection
Written by Michel de Montaigne
Edited by Stephen Greenblatt
Translated by John Florio
Introduction by Peter G. Platt


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $17.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Shakespeare, Nietzsche wrote, was Montaigne’s best reader—a typically brilliant Nietzschean insight, capturing the intimate relationship between Montaigne’s ever-changing record of the self and Shakespeare’s kaleidoscopic register of human character. And there is no doubt that Shakespeare read Montaigne—though how extensively remains a matter of debate—and that the translation... Read more >
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Shakespeare's Montaigne
The Florio Translation of the Essays, A Selection
Written by Michel de Montaigne
Edited by Stephen Greenblatt
Translated by John Florio
Introduction by Peter G. Platt


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $17.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Shakespeare, Nietzsche wrote, was Montaigne’s best reader—a typically brilliant Nietzschean insight, capturing the intimate relationship between Montaigne’s ever-changing record of the self and Shakespeare’s kaleidoscopic register of human character. And there is no doubt that Shakespeare read Montaigne—though how extensively remains a matter of debate—and that the translation... Read more >
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A Place in the Country
A Place in the Country
Written by W.G. Sebald, Translated by Jo Catling
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ISBN: 9780812995039
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A Place in the Country

Written by W.G. Sebald
Translated by Jo Catling


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $13.99

A Place in the Country is W. G. Sebald’s meditation on the six artists and writers who shaped his creative mind—and the last of this great writer’s major works to be translated into English.
 
This beautiful hardcover edition, with a full-cloth case, includes more than 40 pieces of art and 6... Read more >
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A Place in the Country
A Place in the Country
Written by W.G. Sebald, Translated by Jo Catling
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400067718
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A Place in the Country

Written by W.G. Sebald
Translated by Jo Catling


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $26.00

A Place in the Country is W. G. Sebald’s meditation on the six artists and writers who shaped his creative mind—and the last of this great writer’s major works to be translated into English.
 
This beautiful hardcover edition, with a full-cloth case, includes more than 40 pieces of art and 6... Read more >
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Even Now
Even Now
Written by Hugo Claus, Afterword by Cees Nooteboom, Translated by David Colmer
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ISBN: 9781935744887
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Even Now
Poems by Hugo Claus
Written by Hugo Claus
Afterword by Cees Nooteboom
Translated by David Colmer


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $20.00

Beautifully translated from the Dutch by David Colmer, the IMPAC Award-winning translator of Gerbrand Bakker’s The Twin, Hugo Claus’s poems are remarkable for their dexterity, intensity of feeling, and acute intelligence. From the richly associative and referential “Oostakker Poems” to the emotional and erotic outpouring of the “mad dog stanzas” in “Morning... Read more >
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Even Now
Poems by Hugo Claus
Written by Hugo Claus
Translated by David Colmer
Introduction by Cees Nooteboom


Format: eBook, 220 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $20.00

Beautifully translated from the Dutch by David Colmer, the IMPAC Award-winning translator of Gerbrand Bakker’s The Twin, Hugo Claus’s poems are remarkable for their dexterity, intensity of feeling, and acute intelligence. From the richly associative and referential “Oostakker Poems” to the emotional and erotic outpouring of the “mad dog stanzas” in “Morning... Read more >
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Loving Venice
Loving Venice
Written by Petr Kral, Translated by Christopher Moncrieff
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ISBN: 9781908968852
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Loving Venice

Written by Petr Kral
Translated by Christopher Moncrieff


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $16.00

Petr Král’s encounter with the city of Doges is a love-letter to a place that arouses strong and often contradictory emotions – but rarely indifference. His ethereal prose carries us through the floating city as if exploring the body of a familiar, yet inscrutable, lover: "Even in the depths of her... Read more >
Venices
Venices
Written by Paul Morand, Translated by Euan Cameron
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ISBN: 9781908968876
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Venices

Written by Paul Morand
Translated by Euan Cameron


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $18.00

"It is after experiencing life that I have returned here to think about myself."
Paul Morand was a diplomat, traveller, socialite and one of the most erudite and original writers of the twentieth century. Venices is his typically unconventional autobiography: an evocative account of a remarkable life lived surrounded by the... Read more >
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Venices

Written by Paul Morand
Translated by Euan Cameron


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $9.99

"It is after experiencing life that I have returned here to think about myself."
Paul Morand was a diplomat, traveller, socialite and one of the most erudite and original writers of the twentieth century. Venices is his typically unconventional autobiography: an evocative account of a remarkable life lived surrounded by the... Read more >
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The Bottom of the Jar
The Bottom of the Jar
Written by Abdellatif Laabi, Translated by Andre Naffis-Sahely
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ISBN: 9781935744603
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The Bottom of the Jar

Written by Abdellatif Laabi
Translated by Andre Naffis-Sahely


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $17.00

The Bottom of the Jar is the journey of a boy finding his footing in the heart of Fez during the 1950s, as Morocco began freeing itself from the grip of the French colonial occupation. The narrator vividly recalls his first encounters with the ebullient city, family dramas, and the joys... Read more >
The Eleven
The Eleven
Written by Pierre Michon, Translated by Elizabeth Deshays and Jody Gladding
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ISBN: 9781935744627
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The Eleven

Written by Pierre Michon
Translated by Elizabeth Deshays and Jody Gladding


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2013
Price: $18.00

In The Eleven, Michon lets us into the world of Corentin, a painter shaoed by—and who eventually shapes—history. Brought up among provincial aristocracy to become a favorite of Parisian society—his paintings are commissioned by Louis XV’s mistress—Corentin’s career rides the Tides of the French Revolution. His masterpiece, "The Eleven," is an... Read more >
Diaries of Exile
Diaries of Exile
Written by Yannis Ritsos, Translated by Edmund Keeley and Karen Emmerich
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781935744580
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Diaries of Exile

Written by Yannis Ritsos
Translated by Edmund Keeley and Karen Emmerich


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $15.00

Yannis Ritsos is a poet whose writing life is entwined with the contemporary history of his homeland. Nowhere is this more apparent than in this volume, which presents a series of three diaries in poetry that Ritsos wrote between 1948 and 1950, during and just after the Greek Civil War, while... Read more >
Flying Creatures of Fra Angelico
Flying Creatures of Fra Angelico
Written by Antonio Tabucchi, Translated by Tim Parks
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ISBN: 9781935744566
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Flying Creatures of Fra Angelico

Written by Antonio Tabucchi
Translated by Tim Parks


Format: Trade Paperback, 150 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2012
Price: $15.00

Hypochondria, insomnia, restlessness, and yearning are the lame muses of these brief pages. I would have liked to call them Extravaganzas . . . because many of them wander about in a strange outside that has no inside, like drifting splinters. . . . Alien to any orbit, I have the... Read more >
The Few Things I Know About Glafkos Thrassakis
A Novel
Written by Vassilis Vassilikos
Translated by Karen Emmerich


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $17.95

A brilliant work of the imagination as well as a meditation on writing itself, the story follows a biographer’s investigation into the life and works of a famous, yet highly mysterious, deceased Greek author named Glafkos Thrassakis. At the crossroads where magical realism and political fiction meet, Vassilis Vassilikos’s buoyant literary... Read more >
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Greed
A Novel
Written by Elfriede Jelinek
Translated by Martin Chalmers


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $17.95

Greed is the story of Kurt Janisch, an ambitious but frustrated country policeman, and the lonely women he seduces. It is a thriller set amid the mountains and small towns of southern Austria, where the investigation of a dead girl’s body in a lake leads to the discovery of more than... Read more >
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A Place to Live
and other selected essays of
Written by Natalia Ginzburg
Translated by Lynne Sharon Schwartz


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $12.95

Arguably one of Italy’s greatest contemporary writers, Natalia Ginzburg has been best known in America as a writer’s writer, quiet beloved of her fellow wordsmiths. This collection of personal essays chosen by the eminent American writer Lynne Sharon Schwartz from four of Ginzburg’s books written over the course of Ginzburg’s lifetime... Read more >
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Popular Music from Vittula
A Novel
Written by Mikael Niemi
Translated by Laurie Thompson


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $14.95

Popular Music from Vittula tells the fantastical story of a young boy's unordinary existence, peopled by a visiting African priest, a witch in the heart of the forest, cousins from Missouri, an old Nazi, a beautiful girl with a black Volvo, silent men and tough women, a champion-bicyclist music teacher with... Read more >
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The Solitude of Compassion

Written by Jean Giono
Translated by Edward Ford
Foreword by Henry Miller


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $15.00

The Solitude of Compassion, a collection of short stories never before available in English, won popular acclaim when it was originally published in France in 1932. It tells of small-town life in Provence, drawing on a whole village of fictional characters, often warm and decent, at times immoral and coarse. Giono... Read more >
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The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad
The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad
Written by John Stape
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ISBN: 9781400095865
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The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad

Written by John Stape


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $16.95

In this authoritative, insightful biography, we see the modernist master Joseph Conrad as a man who consistently reinvented himself. Born in 1857 in the Ukraine, he left home early and worked as a sailor, traveling to the Far East and Africa, and eventually settled in England, beginning a precarious existence as... Read more >
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Greed
Greed
Written by Elfriede Jelinek, Translated by Martin Chalmers
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583228425
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Greed
A Novel
Written by Elfriede Jelinek
Translated by Martin Chalmers


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $17.95

Greed is the story of Kurt Janisch, an ambitious but frustrated country policeman, and the lonely women he seduces. It is a thriller set amid the mountains and small towns of southern Austria, where the investigation of a dead girl’s body in a lake leads to the discovery of more than... Read more >
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Greed
Greed
Written by Elfriede Jelinek, Translated by Martin Chalmers
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583227572
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Greed
A Novel
Written by Elfriede Jelinek
Translated by Martin Chalmers


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $24.95

Greed is the story of Kurt Janisch, an ambitious but frustrated country policeman, and the lonely women he seduces. It is a thriller set amid the mountains and small towns of southern Austria, where the investigation of a dead girl’s body in a lake leads to the discovery of more than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
The Few Things I Know About Glafkos Thrassakis
The Few Things I Know About Glafkos Thrassakis
Written by Vassilis Vassilikos, Translated by Karen Emmerich
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583226544
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The Few Things I Know About Glafkos Thrassakis
A Novel
Written by Vassilis Vassilikos
Translated by Karen Emmerich


Format: Trade Paperback, 372 pages
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $17.95

A brilliant work of the imagination as well as a meditation on writing itself, the story follows a biographer’s investigation into the life and works of a famous, yet highly mysterious, deceased Greek author named Glafkos Thrassakis. At the crossroads where magical realism and political fiction meet, Vassilis Vassilikos’s buoyant literary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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