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on 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.

on 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

on Three New Titles by Pascal Quignard: Abysses, The Hatred of Music, and A Terrace in Rome

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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on Arthur Dove by Rachael Z. DeLue (Univ. of Chicago) and Solomon D. Butcher, ed. by John E. Carter (Univ. of Nebraska)

In 1997, Rachael DeLue visited the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. to look at paintings by George Inness. She recalls, “My visit to the Dove galleries served as a diversion – some pleasant, no-strings-attached looking in the midst of intense scholarly study, or so I thought.

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