Roughly halfway through Najwan Darwish’s Nothing More to Lose, wiping awkwardly at tears and trying self-consciously not to sob with my partner in the room, I found myself wondering what someone with no connection to Palestine would make of it…Here is what I think they would find: a…
Just the latest from one of our favorite publishers of poetry!
Stefan Zweig was an enormously prolific author—he composed dozens of novellas and short stories, two novels (one incomplete), a shelf worth of fat biographies, comparative studies of great artists, philosophers and healers, a hefty memoir—so where …
Big ol’ congratulations, high-fives, & champagne toasts to the Best Translated Book Awards Winner & Runners-Up!
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- Richard Ford in The Sportswriter
(Happy Easter, no matter where you are are what your views!)
So, you all demanded and we supplied. And you demanded more and we supplied…and more…and more…
Let’s just say demand smote supply. More copies in soon. Place a special order for copies here.
The Colombian novelist Alvaro Mutis used to tell a story about his close friend and compatriot Gabriel García Márquez, who has died aged 87. In the mid-Sixties, when the latter was writing One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), they met every evening for a drink. García Márquez would tell…
- from Washington Square by Henry James, who was born on April 15, 1843
This logo would also look great on crappy pens, mugs with undersized handles, & beer cozies.
(Image via Cromwell Belden Public Library)
Happy 89th birthday to everyone’s favorite high school assigned reading/great American novel candidate, The Great Gatsby! Seeing as it’s throwback Thursday, let’s take it way back and celebrate with the only surviving footage from the ORIGINAL film adaption of Gatsby, ca 1926.
by Murray Farish, published by milkweedbooks
If I told you that Murray Farish is a lot like George Saunders, but maybe better, would you buy this book? If I told you that he might just be the literary voice of the Great Recession, the spokesman for the subjective experience of class struggle in a post-Occupy world, a rogue tragicomedian of the Drone War era, would this collection find a place on your shelf? These stories are tales of violence, despair, and the desperate struggle for dignity that go beyond the present moment, exploring the ongoing effects of the disparity and delusions that are such an integral part of American life, but which we try so hard to ignore. As this collection points out, it’s about damn time we start paying attention.
Ordering info: Inappropriate Behavior by Murray Farish