New york review books classics (By alphabetical order)

A High Wind in Jamaica

A High Wind in Jamaica


Richard Hughes

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Year of publication: 1998

Richard Hughes A High Wind in Jamaica Introduction First the vague premonitory chill familiar, seductive, unwelcome then the syrupy aura coating the visible world, through which its colors and edges appear ever more lurid and sharpThe experience of reading Richard Hughess A High Wind in Jamaica a book in which swoons and febrile states play a critical role evokes the somatic sensations of falling ill, as a child. Indeed it recalls much about childhood that we thought or might have wished we ...

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A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising

A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising


Miron Bialoszewski

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Year of publication: 2015

Miron Bialoszewski A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising ABOUT THE AUTHORS MIRON BIAOSZEWSKI 19221983 was born in Warsaw, the son of a postal clerk. During the German occupation of Poland in World War II, he studied Polish literature in an underground school, though he never obtained any kind of degree. Not a combatant, he was deported to a German work camp following the Warsaw Uprising, escaped after a month and, as the war drew to its end, returned to his devastated city. Biaoszewski worked as a ...

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A Schoolboy's Diary and Other Stories

A Schoolboy's Diary and Other Stories


Robert Walser

ISBN: 9781590176726
Year of publication: 2013

Robert Walser A Schoolboys Diary and Other Stories INTRODUCTION SECRETLY, I love art, declares the young Fritz Kocher in one of his school essays. But its not a secret anymore because now Ive been careless and blabbed it. Let me be punished for that and made an example of. Robert Walsers narrators are always praising obedience and punishment: I want to be industrious and obey whoever deserves to be obeyed A firm command and silent obedience that would really be much better Anything forced on ...

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Agostino

Agostino


Alberto Moravia

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Year of publication: 2014

Alberto Moravia Agostino AGOSTINO 1 IN THE early days of summer, Agostino and his mother used to go out to sea every morning on a small rowboat typical of Mediterranean beaches known as a pattino. At first she brought a boatman along with them, but Agostino gave such clear signs of annoyance at the mans presence that the oars were then turned over to him. He rowed with deep pleasure on the smooth, diaphanous, early-morning sea, and his mother, sitting in front of him, would speak to him softly, ...

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Amsterdam Stories

Amsterdam Stories


Nescio

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Year of publication: 2012

Nescio Amsterdam Stories INTRODUCTION It seems extraordinary that Nescio should have any reputation. He wrote very little, and he wrote small. Only four of his stories are of any lengthThe Freeloader thirty-one pages, Young Titans twenty-eight pages, Little Poet forty-two pages, and Insula Dei twenty-five pages. His standing becomes all the more unlikely when one considers how little time he allocated to sitting down to write. From the dates he appended to his finished work, it appears that his ...

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An Ermine in Czernopol

An Ermine in Czernopol


Gregor von Rezzori

ISBN: 9781590173411
Year of publication: 2012

Gregor von Rezzori An Ermine in Czernopol Introduction 1. Gregor von Rezzori was the first writer I got to know by sight, but that wasnt due to his fame as an author so much as it was to an Austrian TV show called Jolly Joker that ran in the early 1980s. The program offered glimpses of the international jet-set and typically featured fast cars or aristocrats, or more often than not aristocrats with fast cars, along with movie stars who lived in Monaco or the south of France. It was an endearing ...

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Basti

Basti


Intizar Husain

ISBN: 9781590175828
Year of publication: 2012

Intizar Husain Basti INTRODUCTION At the beginning of Intizar Husains Bastian Urdu word that refers to a human settlement of any dimension, from a few houses to a city we see the world through the eyes of a child, and it is a paradise of brightly colored birds, playful animals, and luscious greenery. This paradise, however, proves to be short-lived. Soon Zakir, the protagonist and narrator of the book, is cast into a world of violence and uncertainty and regret and longing: the world of modern ...

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Berlin Stories

Berlin Stories


Robert Walser

ISBN: 9781590174548
Year of publication: 2012

Robert Walser Berlin Stories Introduction The young Swiss writer Robert Walser moved to Berlin in the summer of 1905, at the age of twenty-seven. Hed just published his first book, the outlines of a successful literary career were beginning to unfold before him, and the moment seemed ripe to leave behind the relative peace and safety of his native land for the stimulation and excitement of the German capital. Then as now, Berlin was the destination of choice for young German-speaking writers ...

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Dear Illusion: Selected Stories

Dear Illusion: Selected Stories


Kingsley Amis

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Year of publication: 2015

Kingsley Amis Dear Illusion: Selected Stories ABOUT THE AUTHORS KINGSLEY AMIS 19221995 was a popular and prolific British novelist, poet, and critic, widely regarded as one of the greatest satirical writers of the twentieth century. Born in suburban South London, the only child of a clerk in the office of the mustard-maker Colmans, he went to the City of London School on the Thames before winning an English scholarship to St. Johns College, Oxford, where he began a lifelong friendship with ...

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Fat City

Fat City


Leonard Gardner

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Year of publication: 2015

Leonard Gardner Fat City BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES LEONARD GARDNER was born in Stockton, California. His short stories and articles have appeared in The Paris Review, Esquire, Southwest Review, and Brick, among other magazines. His screen adaptation of Fat City was made into a film by John Huston in 1972 he subsequently worked as a writer for independent film and television. For his work on the series NYPD Blue he twice received a Humanitas Prize 1997 and 1999 as well as a Peabody Award 1998. In 2008 ...

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Fear

Fear


Gabriel Chevallier

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Year of publication: 2014

Gabriel Chevallier Fear: A Novel of World War I ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND THE TRANSLATOR GABRIEL CHEVALLIER 18951969 was the son of a notary clerk and lived in Lyon for most of his life. He was called up at the start of World War I and wounded a year later. Returning to the front, he spent the remainder of the war as an infantryman, and was ultimately awarded the Croix de Guerre and named Chevalier de la Lgion dHonneur. He began writing Fear in 1925 but did not publish it until 1930, a year after his ...

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Henri Duchemin and His Shadows

Henri Duchemin and His Shadows


Emmanuel Bove

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Year of publication: 2015

Emmanuel Bove Henri Duchemin and His Shadows ABOUT THE AUTHORS EMMANUEL BOVE 18981945 was born Emmanuel Bobovnikoff to a Jewish migr from Kiev and a Parisian chambermaid from Luxembourg. His childhood was spent in Paris, marked at times by extreme poverty in the company of his mother and younger brother, and wealth in the company of his father and stepmother. With his stepmothers patronage, Bove acquired an education in Paris, Geneva, and, during the First World War, England. Back in Paris, he ...

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Hill

Hill


Jean Giono

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Jean Giono Hill ABOUT THE AUTHORS JEAN GIONO 18951970 was born and lived most of his life in the town of Manosque, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Largely self-educated, he started working as a bank clerk at the age of sixteen and reported for military service when World War I broke out. He fought in the battle of Verdun and was one of the few members of his company to survive. After the war, he returned to his job and family in Manosque and became a vocal, lifelong pacifist. After the success of Hill, ...

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Houses

Houses


Borislav Pekic

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Year of publication: 2016

Borislav Pekic Houses ABOUT THE AUTHORS BORISLAV PEKI 19301992 was born in Montenegro and educated in Belgrade, where he was arrested in 1948 for his founding role in the Association of Democratic Youth of Yugoslavia and sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor. Though he contracted tuberculosis during the five years of the term he eventually served, he was able during this period to draft extensive outlines for future writings, including the family tree of the protagonist of Houses. After ...

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In the Café of Lost Youth

In the Café of Lost Youth


Patrick Modiano

ISBN: 9781590179543
Year of publication: 2016

Patrick Modiano In the Caf of Lost Youth BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES PATRICK MODIANO was born in the Boulogne-Billancourt suburb of Paris near the end of the Nazi occupation of France. He studied at the Lyce Henri-IV and the Sorbonne. As a teenager he took geometry lessons with the writer Raymond Queneau, who would play a key role in his development. He has written more than thirty works of fiction, including novels, childrens books, and the screenplay for Louis Malles film Lacombe, Lucien. In 2014, ...

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