- June 25th, 2016on Something Will Happen, You’ll See, stories by Christos Ikonomou, tr. by Karen Emmerich (Archipelago Books)
In March 2015, the editors of Der Spiegel met with a group of six influential Greeks for a roundtable discussion on relations between Germany and Greece.
- June 20th, 2016on New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America, by Wendy Warren (Liveright/W.W. Norton)
A probate record filed in Suffolk County, Massachusetts in 1661 lists “An Inventory of all such Goods Mr John Stoughton died possest of.” His estate included the following:
1 Stone horse, 1 Gelding Lame & Sickly
one man Negro named John & one Negro boy named Peter
One beam Scales & 882 of Leaden waights
Three bbs flower, 2 firkins of butter, bad
- May 30th, 2016
If You Can Tell is James McMichael’s sixth book of poems, not including The World At Large (1996), his selected collection. He has produced a book every decade or so. When a new one appears, I gather all of his titles and read them again.
- May 23rd, 2016on Villa Triste (Other Press) and Young Once (New York Review of Books), two novels by Patrick Modiano
American readers asked a collective “Who?” when French novelist Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2014.
- May 10th, 2016on Baseball Books: Larry Doby, the ’72 A’s and Reds, and the ’77-‘78 Dodgers (all via the University of Nebraska Press)
From the University of Nebraska Press
Greatness in the Shadows: Larry Doby and the Integration of the American League by Douglas M. Branson
Hairs Vs. Squares: The Mustache Gang, the Big Red Machine, and the Tumultuous Summer of ‘72 by Ed Gruver
Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977-78 Dodgers by Michael Fallon
- April 24th, 2016
Abysses / translated by Chris Turner (Seagull Books/ Univ. of Chicago)
The Hatred of Music / translated by Matthew Amos & Fredrik Rönnbäck (Yale University Press)
A Terrace in Rome / translated by Douglas Penick & Charles Ré (Wakefield Press)
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