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REDISCOVERY

Tirra Lirra by the River

Tirra Lirra by the River

By JESSICA ANDERSON

In a 1977 novel ripe for rediscovery, an Australian woman finds a room of her own in bustling post-war London. Review by Gili Malinsky.

Posted by × February 9, 2015 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

The Hollywood Trilogy

The Hollywood Trilogy

By DON CARPENTER

A lost master’s reissued gems balance grime and luster on the mean streets of Los Angeles.

Posted by × September 16, 2014 ×

LIBRARY WITHOUT WALLS

The Adventures of Rafael Sabatini

The Adventures of Rafael Sabatini

Swashbuckling with the author of Scaramouche and Captain Blood.

Posted by × August 26, 2014 ×

A READING LIFE

Augustus

Augustus

By JOHN WILLIAMS; Introduction by DANIEL MENDELSOHN

The founder of Rome’s imperial dynasty, through distinctly modern eyes.

Posted by × August 22, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Bob, Son of Battle

Bob, Son of Battle

By ALFRED OLLIVANT, in a new version by LYDIA DAVIS

A classic story of sheepdogs and their masters, retuned for modern ears.

Posted by × August 20, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

By FRANÇOIS-RENÉ DE CHATEAUBRIAND

How the godfather of Romanticism posthumously published his legendary history of Napoleonic France.

Posted by × July 31, 2014 ×

LIBRARY WITHOUT WALLS

From Out of the Depths: The Weird Tales of William Hope Hodgson

From Out of the Depths: The Weird Tales of William Hope Hodgson

How a former sailor and bodybuilder became a pioneer of dark fantasy.

Posted by × July 31, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Agostino

Agostino

By ALBERTO MORAVIA

A lost Italian novella of mother-son devotion is this summer’s least conventional beach read.

Posted by × July 24, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Washington Journal

Washington Journal

By ELIZABETH DREW

A year in the life of a rookie reporter earning her stripes inside the frenzy of Watergate.

Posted by × June 4, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Forever Young: Lizzie Skurnick Books

Forever Young: Lizzie Skurnick Books

Bringing new life to the teen classics that made “YA” a literary genre.

Posted by × April 2, 2014 ×

LONG LIST

William Wells Brown: Clotel & Other Writings

William Wells Brown: Clotel & Other Writings

Born into slavery and freed to become a force for justice, William Wells Brown (1814-1884) conjured up Clotel, the first novel attributed to an African-American writer.  Alongside his nonfiction, the book speaks to questions about race and equality that still resonate today.

Posted by × March 18, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Two Serious Ladies

Two Serious Ladies

By JANE BOWLES

Jane Bowles’s radical fiction was as defiantly unconventional as its author.

Posted by × March 5, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

The Time Regulation Institute

The Time Regulation Institute

By AHMET HAMDI TANPINAR; Translated by MAUREEN FREELY and ALEXANDER DAWE

A new translation brings back a comic classic from the twilight of the Ottoman Empire.

Posted by × January 13, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

The Hunter and Other Stories

The Hunter and Other Stories

By DASHIELL HAMMETT; Edited by RICHARD LAYMAN and JULIE M. RIVETT

A fresh collection from the creator of Sam Spade and the Thin Man reveals a range that went beyond hard-boiled.

Posted by × December 5, 2013 ×

LONG LIST

The Skin

The Skin

Curzio Malaparte’s 1943 magically naturalistic novel charts the shifting fates of wartime Italy in a trenchant, hard-hitting fashion that balances the play of larger forces against affairs of the human heart.

Posted by × November 27, 2013 ×