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The Glory of the Empire: A Novel, a History

by Jean D'ormesson, Barbara Bray & Daniel Mendelsohn

The Glory of the Empire is the rich and absorbing history of an extraordinary empire, at one point a rival to Rome. Rulers such as Basil the Great of Onessa, who founded the Empire but whose treacherous ways...


Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

by Teffi, Robert Chandler & Edythe Haber

Considered Teffi’s single greatest work, Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea is a deeply personal account of the author’s last months in Russia and Ukraine, suffused with her acute awareness of the political...


A Fairly Good Time: with Green Water, Green Sky

by Mavis Gallant & Peter Orner

AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL

Mavis Gallant’s novels are as memorable as her renowned short stories. Full of wit and psychological poignancy, A Fairly Good Time, here with Green Water, Green Sky, encapsulates...


Paris Vagabond

by Jean-Paul Clébert, Donald Nicholson-Smith & Patrice Molinard

An NYRB Classic Original 

Jean-Paul Clébert was a boy from a respectable middle-class family who ran away from school, joined the French Resistance, and never looked back. Making his way to Paris at the end...


The End of the Hunt

by Thomas Flanagan

Volume 3 of Thomas Flanagan’s Irish History Trilogy

This third volume of Thomas Flanagan’s best-selling Irish-history trilogy (which begins with The Year of the French and continues with The Tenants of Time...


The Tenants of Time

by Thomas Flanagan

Volume 2 of Thomas Flanagan’s Irish History Trilogy 

The second volume of Thomas Flanagan’s best-selling Irish-history trilogy (which begins with The Year of the French and closes with The End of the Hunt...


Houses

by Borislav Pekic, Bernard Johnson & Barry Schwabsky

Building can be seen as a master metaphor for modernity, which some great irresistible force, be it Fascism or Communism or capitalism, is always busy rebuilding, and Houses is a book about a man, Arsénie...


Hill

by Jean Giono & Paul Eprile

An NYRB Classics Original

Deep in Provence, a century ago, four stone houses perch on a hillside. Wildness presses in from all sides. Beyond a patchwork of fields, a mass of green threatens to overwhelm the...


Young Once

by Patrick Modiano & Damion Searls

AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

 

Young Once is a crucial book in the career of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano. It was his breakthrough novel, in which he stripped away the...


In the Café of Lost Youth

by Patrick Modiano & Chris Clarke

NYRB Classics Original

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

In the Café of Lost Youth is vintage Patrick Modiano, an absorbing evocation of a particular Paris of the 1950s, shadowy and shady, a secret world...


English Renaissance Poetry: A Collection of Shorter Poems from Skelton to Jonson

by John Williams & Robert Pinsky

AN ANTHOLOGY FROM THE AUTHOR OF STONER

Poetry in English as we know it was largely invented in England between the early 1500s and 1630, and yet for many years the poetry of the era was considered little more...


Alien Hearts

by Guy de Maupassant & Richard Howard

Alien Hearts was the last book that Guy de Maupassant finished before his death at the early age of forty-three. It is the most original and psychologically penetrating of his several novels, and the one in...


The Outward Room

by Millen Brand & Peter Cameron

The Outward Room is a book about a young woman’s journey from madness to self-discovery. It created a sensation when it was first published in 1937, and has lost none of its immediacy or its power to move...


Shakespeare's Montaigne: The Florio Translation of the Essays, A Selection

by Michel de Montaigne, John Florio & Stephen Greenblatt

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...


Blood on the Forge

by William Attaway & Darryl Pinckney

This brutally gripping novel about the African-American Great Migration follows the three Moss brothers, who flee the rural South to work in industries up North. Delivered by day into the searing inferno of...


The Gallery

by John Horne Burns, Paul Fussell & David Margolick

"The first book of real magnitude to come out of the last war." —John Dos Passos

 

John Horne Burns brought The Gallery back from World War II, and on publication in 1947 it became a critically-acclaimed bestseller....


On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry

by William H. Gass & Michael Gorra

On Being Blue is a book about everything blue—sex and sleaze and sadness, among other things—and about everything else. It brings us the world in a word as only William H. Gass, among contemporary American...


Ice Trilogy

by Vladimir Sorokin & Jamey Gambrell

A New York Review Books Original

 

In 1908, deep in Siberia, it fell to earth. THEIR ICE. A young man on a scientific expedition found it. It spoke to his heart, and his heart named him Bro. Bro felt the Ice....


Berlin Stories

by Robert Walser & Susan Bernofsky

A New York Review Books Original

In 1905 the young Swiss writer Robert Walser arrived in Berlin to join his older brother Karl, already an important stage-set designer, and immediately threw himself into the...


The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick

by Elizabeth Hardwick & Darryl Pinckney

Elizabeth Hardwick was one of America’s great postwar women of letters, celebrated as a novelist and as an essayist. Until now, however, her slim but remarkable achievement as a writer of short stories has...