"This volume gathers eight works that show Platonov at his tenderest, warmest, and subtlest. Among them are "The Return," about an officer's difficult homecoming at the end of World War II; "The River Potudan," an account of a troubled marriage; and the title novella, the tale of a young man... More Info
A masterpiece of Gulag literature, the complete Kolyma Storiesis a thousand-page epic composed of short fictional tales based on Russian writer Varlam Shalamov's fifteen years in the Gulag. He spent six years as a slave in the gold mines of Kolyma, a far northeast region of the USSR and one of the... More Info
Celeste Albaret was Marcel Proust's housekeeper in his last years, when he retreated from the world to devote himself to writing. Her reminiscences of her employer present a fond and winning picture of the daily life of a great writer, including his foibles, worries, and kindnesses.
Shakespeare, Nietzsche once wrote, was Montaigne’s best reader. It is a typically brilliant Nietzschean insight, capturing the intimate relationship between the ever-changing record of the mutable self constituted by Montaigne’s Essays and Shakespeare’s kaleidoscopic register of human... More Info
An NYRB Classics Original Winner of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize and the Prix Femina Étranger The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again... More Info
Published for the first time in the U.S. and featuring a portrait of Weil by Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz, a provocative mid-20th-century response to American partisan politics considers such topics as the modern political order and the negative influence of politics in education, journalism and... More Info
After years of study in Europe, the young narrator of Season of Migration to the North returns to his village along the Nile in the Sudan. It is the 1960s, and he is eager to make a contribution to the new postcolonial life of his country. Back home, he discovers a stranger among the familiar faces... More Info
If a Chinese citizen has read one book on the Cultural Revolution, it is likely to be Ji Xianlin's Memories of the Cowshed, a candid account of his year of imprisonment on the campus of Peking University and his later disillusionment with the cult of Mao worship. As the campus spirals into a... More Info
"It was the journey of a lifetime, after which neither Leigh Fermor nor, tragically, Europe would ever be the same, and out of it came a work of literature that is as ambitious and absorbing as it is without peer. The young Leigh Fermor had a prodigious talent for friendship, keen powers of... More Info
A classic eighteenth-century French libertine work finds a young man summoned to the country estate of Madame de T--- and embarking on an escapade of passion and unexpected consummation, in a translation that is accompanied by the French text and an introduction that evaluates its themes. Original.
"Fear is a classic of war literature, a book to place on the shelf with Storm of Steel, A Farewell to Arms, and Going After Cacciato. Jean Dartemont, the hero of Gabriel Chevallier's autobiographical novel, enters what was not yet known as World War I in 1915, when it was just beginning to be clear... More Info
Edited by Yevgeny Pasternak, Yelena Pasternak, and Konstantin M. Azadovsky The summer of 1926 was a time of trouble and uncertainty for each of the three poets whose correspondence is collected in this moving volume. Marina Tsvetayeva was living in exile in France and struggling to get by. Boris... More Info
A prize-winning biographer pieces together the unfinished manuscript of the last leg of the trip taken by Patrick Leigh Fermor as he traveled on foot across Europe in 1933, completing the trilogy that began with A Time of Gifts.