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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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Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus

I’ve never been a big fan of Greek mythology. But reading Prometheus Bound converted me!

Prometheus Bound, which is probably the oldest book I’ve ever read (I am yet to read… 339 more words

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Black Wings Has My Angel by Elliott Chaze

First published in 1953, Black Wings Has My Angel is now regarded as something of a noir fiction classic, aided no doubt by the publication of the NYRB Classics edition at the beginning of 2016. 1,426 more words

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