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Respice Futurum: Some Reading Plans for 2018

As I have mentioned in a previous post, The Woodstock Academy where I have had the privilege of teaching Latin and Classics for many years now, is one of the oldest public schools in the United States and has a simple yet profound Latin motto which reflects and respects this tradition: … 752 more words

Literature In Translation

Niki: The Story of a Dog by Tibor Déry

The Ancsas are a middle-aged couple in Communist Hungary. They are quite an ordinary couple – Mr. Ancsas is a mining engineer, and Mrs. Ancsas a housewife – living in the outer suburbs of Budapest. 371 more words

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After Claude by Iris Owens

Ever since I read Dorothy Baker’s Cassandra at the Wedding back in the autumn of 2014, I’ve been searching for something similar, another hidden gem of a book with a spiky (anti-)heroine in the central role. 1,476 more words

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Victorine by Maude Hutchins

Because I’ve had more hits than misses with NYRB classics, nowadays I don’t even read the descriptions when I buy them. So far my criteria for buying NYRB classics has been whether or not they are selling at a discount, so bought on that basis, I had no clue that… 191 more words

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Young Once by Patrick Modiano

In 2014 Patrick Modiano who is called “Marcel Proust of our time” won the Nobel Prize in Literature “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the Occupation.” He was a well-known writer in France at the time, but he was not popular anywhere else, even though his books had been translated into English. 246 more words

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The Judges of the Secret Court by David Stacton

In 1963, two years after David Stacton published The Judges of the Secret Court, Time magazine named him one of “the best American novelists of the preceding decade.” Alongside Stacton in the list were big-league literary giants like Joseph Heller, John Updike, and Philip Roth.  913 more words

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