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              Portraits Without Frames

              Portraits Without Frames (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ozerov, Lev; Introduction by Boris; Edited by Chandler, Robert; Translated by Bloshteyn, Maria; Mashinski, Irina

              Isaac Babel, Dmitry Shostakovich, and Anna Akhmatova star in this series of portraits of some of the greatest writers, artists, and composers of the twentieth century. We stopped and Shklovsky told me / quietly, but clearly, / 'Remember, we are on our way out. / On our way out.' ...And I recalled / ... the wall of books, / all written by a man / who lived / in times that were hard to bear. Lev Ozerov's finest book, Portraits Without Frames comprises fifty intimate, skillfully crafted accounts of meetings with important figures, ranging from fellow poets Anna Akhmatova and Boris Pasternak, to prose writers Isaac Babel and Andrey Platonov, to artists and composers Vladimir Tatlin and Dmitry Shostakovich. It is both a testament to an extraordinary life and a perceptive mini-encyclopedia of Soviet culture. Composed in delicate, rhythmic free verse, Ozerov's portraits are like nothing else in Russian poetry.
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              ISBN 9781681372686
              Released NZ 4 Dec 2018
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              The Invisibility Cloak
               

              The Invisibility Cloak (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fei, Ge; Translated by Morse, Canaan

              An NYRB Classics Original The hero of The Invisibility Cloak lives in contemporary Beijing, where everyone is doing his best to hustle up the ladder of success while shouldering an ever-growing burden of consumer goods, and he s a loser. Well into his forties, he s divorced (and ...still doting on his ex), childless, living with his sister (her husband wants him out) in an apartment at the edge of town with a crack in the wall the wind from the north blows through while he gets by, just, by making customized old-fashioned amplifiers for the occasional rich audio-obsessive. He has contempt for his clients and contempt for himself. The only things he really likes are Beethoven and vintage speakers. Then an old friend tips him off about a special job a little risky but just don t ask too many questions and can it really be that this hopeless loser wins? This provocative and seriously funny exercise in the social fantastic by the brilliantly original Ge Fei, one of China s finest living writers, is among the most original works of fiction to come out of China in recent years. This is the first appearance of any of Ge Fei s work in English and is sure to appeal to readers of Haruki Murakami and other fabulists of contemporary irreality.
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              ISBN 9781681370200
              Released NZ 11 Oct 2016
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              Pinocchio (Illustrated)

              Pinocchio (Illustrated) (Hardback)

              By Collodi, Carlo; Illustrated by Testa, Fulvio; Introduction by Eco, Professor of Semiotics Umberto; Translated by Brock, Geoffrey

              Presents the adventures of Pinocchio, a mischievous wooden puppet, who wants more than anything else to become a real boy.

              ISBN 9781590175880
              Released NZ 9 Oct 2012
              Publisher New York Review of Books
              Interest Age 8-11 years
              Series New York Review Children's Collection
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              The Complete Fiction
               

              The Complete Fiction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wyndham, Francis; Introduction by Hollinghurst, Alan

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              In his more than eighty years, Francis Wyndham has published very little-one novella and two collections of stories-but it adds up to one of the most individual and compelling bodies of work by a contemporary English writer. As Alan Hollinghurst notes in his introduction to The C...omplete Fiction, Wyndham's fiction stands in the tradition of social comedy that goes back through Henry James to Jane Austen, with this difference: Wyndham writes about the lives of privileged and even titled people, but he is drawn to outcasts and odd ducks, adolescents, lonely women, addicts, eccentrics, and idlers. The earliest stories here, gathered under the title Out of the War, are brilliant vignettes of deprivation and desire written during World War II, when Wyndham had been invalided out of the British army. Mrs. Henderson, by contrast, offers scrupulously observed tragicomic pictures of the vagaries of upper-class English family life. Finally, in the prizewinning short novel The Other Garden, a shy teenage boy living in the country strikes up an unlikely friendship with Kay, the thirty-something daughter of neighbors, sister to a famous actor, and black sheep of her family. Kay, with her whims and crazes and boyfriends, is unable to hold her own against her family's disapproval, and the narrator watches with helpless fascination as her small but very real tragedy is played out against the background of the Second World War.
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              ISBN 9781590173121
              Released NZ 5 May 2009
              Publisher New York Review of Books
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              Series New York Review Books Classics
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              Miguel Hernandez
               

              Miguel Hernandez (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hernandez, Miguel; Translated by Share, Don

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              Miguel Hernandez (1910-1942) is, along with Antonio Machado, Juan Ramon Jimenez, and Federico Garcia Lorca, one of the greatest Spanish poets of the twentieth century. This Selected Poems spans the whole of Hernandez's brief writing life, and includes his most celebrated poems, f...rom the early lyrics written in traditional forms, such as the moving elegy Hernandez wrote to his friend and mentor Ramon Sije (one of the most famous elegies ever written in the Spanish language), to the spiritual eroticism of his love poems, and the heart-wrenching, luminous lines written in the trenches of war. Also included in this edition are tributes to Hernandez by Federico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Neruda (interviewed by Robert Bly), Rafael Alberti, and Vicente Aleixandre. Pastoral nature, love, and war are recurring themes in Hernandez's poetry, his words a dazzling reminder that force can never defeat spirit, that courage is its own reward.
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              ISBN 9781590176290
              Released NZ 2 Apr 2013
              Publisher New York Review of Books
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              Iza's Ballad
               

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              By Szabo, Magda; Translated by Szirtes, MR George

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              A profoundly moving novel with the unforgettable power of Szabo's award-winning The Door. When Ettie's husband dies, her daughter Iza insists that her mother give up the family house in the countryside and move to Budapest. Displaced from her community and her home, Ettie tries t...o find her place in this new life, but can't seem to get it right. She irritates the maid, hangs food outside the window because she mistrusts the fridge and, in her naivety and loneliness, invites a prostitute in for tea. Iza's Ballad is the story of a woman who loses her life's companion and a mother trying to get close to a daughter whom she has never truly known. It is about the meeting of the old-fashioned and the modern worlds and the beliefs we construct over a lifetime.
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              ISBN 9781681370347
              Released NZ 18 Oct 2016
              Publisher New York Review of Books
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              Surviving: Stories, Essays, Interviews
               

              Surviving: Stories, Essays, Interviews (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Green, Henry; Introduction by Updike, John; Edited by Yorke, Matthew; Afterword by Yorke, Sebastian

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              A collection of short stories, journalism pieces, and miscellaneous writings by the esteemed English novelist Henry Green. Accompanied by a biographical afterword by the author's son, this book offers an invaluable glimpse into the life of a singular, mysterious, and thoroughly b...rilliant twentieth-century writer. At its highest pitch, John Updike writes in his introduction to Surviving, Green's writing brings the rectangle of printed page alive like little else in English fiction this century--a superbly rendered surface above a trembling depth, alive not only with the reflections of reality but with the consolations of art. But though fellow writers from W. H. Auden to Eudora Welty have lionized his brilliant, original, often hugely funny novels, Henry Green's work remains one of the great literary secrets of our time. Surviving, which gathers together a selection of Green's writings, is therefore a literary event of considerable importance and a cause for celebration. Featuring a number of remarkable stories from the 1920s and 1930s never previously published, this volume also offers a highly entertaining account of Green's service in the London Fire Brigade during the Blitz; a short, unpublished play, Journey Out of Spain ; a selection of Green's journalism; and a hilarious interview by Terry Southern for the Paris Review. Edited by the novelist Matthew Yorke, Henry Green's grandson, Surviving also includes a biographical afterword by Green's son, Sebastian Yorke, providing an unforgettable portrait of this unjustly neglected writer genius.
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              ISBN 9781681374123
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2020
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              The Hearing Trumpet
                

              The Hearing Trumpet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Carrington, Leonora; Introduction by Tokarczuk, Olga

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              An old woman enters into a fantastical world of dreams and nightmares in this surrealist classic admired by Bjoerk and Luis Bunuel. One of the first things ninety-two-year-old Marian Leatherby overhears when she is given an ornate hearing trumpet is her family plotting to commit ...her to an institution. Soon, she finds herself trapped inside a sinister retirement home, where the elderly must inhabit buildings shaped like birthday cakes and igloos, endure twisted religious preaching and eat in a canteen overlooked by the mysterious portrait of a leering Abbess. But when another resident secretly hands Marian a book recounting the life of the Abbess, a joyous and brilliantly surreal adventure begins to unfold. Written in the early 1960s, The Hearing Trumpet remains one of the most original and inspirational of all fantastic novels.
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              ISBN 9781681374642
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
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              Germs: A Memoir of Childhood
                

              Germs: A Memoir of Childhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wollheim, Richard; Introduction by Heti, Sheila

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                12 Jan 21

              A posthumously-published autobiography of youth, Germs: A Memoir of Childhood, with complementary essays, discloses a good deal about Richard Wollheim's family background and his life up to early manhood --

              ISBN 9781681374963
              Released NZ 12 Jan 2021
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              Wilding: Returning Nature to Our Farm
               

              Wilding: Returning Nature to Our Farm (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tree, Isabella; Introduction by Schlosser, Eric

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              Originally published: London: Picador, 2018.

              ISBN 9781681373713
              Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
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