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What are the forthcoming NYRBs?

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1PaulDalton
Modifié : Mar 18, 2011, 8:21am

How do group members find out about forthcoming NYRB books?

The NYRB website displays some of the 2011 titles, but not all of them. Amazon has some additional ones: e.g. Proud Beggars by Albert Cossery and The Judges of the Secret Court by David Stacton.

Looking through the threads for this group and NYRBs Twitter feed, thre are various other books planned for release in the coming few years: e.g. two further titles by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, a retranslation of Berlin Alexanderplatz, and at least one more Tove Jansson after Fair Play.

2jfclark
Mar 18, 2011, 11:28am

Every couple of weeks I search Amazon for forthcoming NYRBs and pre-order them. It used to be that they'd be "pre-announced" via Amazon in three or four batches per year, but more recently, future titles have become visible on Amazon much more frequently.

3Marensr
Mar 18, 2011, 4:33pm

I am on their email list which means I get email updates that list forthcoming releases.

4kswolff
Avr 24, 2011, 5:45pm

2: I wish I had that plutocratic option. Then again, I prowl used bookshops and thrift stores for any and all NYRB books.

1: Why the re-translation of Berlin Alexanderplatz? I have the old movie tie-in version (re: the Fassbinder film), but I also have a couple versions of War and Peace -- P & V; WW2-era Sanctum Edition; and one by Anthony Briggs Plus two different translations of Catullus and two translations of Propertius So, no slouch in that department.

5PaulDalton
Modifié : Avr 28, 2011, 6:37am

@ 4: kswolff:

I don't read German, but to my mind the dialogue in the existing translation is very clunky and in need of an overhaul. Michael Hofmann did a great job with The Radetzky March and Every Man Dies Alone, to name two favourites of mine in recent years, so I'll be very eager to read it when it comes out.

Speaking of retranslations, Pushkin Press are about to release a new translation, by the prolific Anthea Bell, of Beware of pity.

6PaulDalton
Modifié : Avr 28, 2011, 6:47am

The forthcoming releases section on New York Review Books website has been updated in the past few days. Some very interesting looking titles on the way between now and the end of the year.

I'm especially looking forward to Proud Beggars and Red Shift.

7kswolff
Avr 28, 2011, 3:52pm

5: I have an older translation of Beware of Pity -- I don't recall the translator off-hand.

8PaulDalton
Jan 21, 2012, 6:27am

The Fall 2012 list has recently been posted on the NYRB Classics blog A Different Stripe (http://nyrbclassics.tumblr.com/)

9rebeccanyc
Jan 22, 2012, 10:23am

Just discovered this thread.

#4, 5 I don't read German either, but I was very impressed by the translation of Berlin Alexanderplatz that I read in that there were ditties interspersed in the text and I assume the translator had to work hard to maintain both meter and rhyme in the English translation.

#6, I enjoyed both Proud Beggars and Red Shift.

#8 I'm definitely looking forward to the Andrey Platonov, a writer I happily discovered this past year thanks to NYRB, The Gate (as I start to explore Japanes literature), and The Diary of a Man in Despair.

10bostonbibliophile
Jan 22, 2012, 10:54am

I thought I saw that NYRB will be rereleasing the Booker Prize winner The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis in the fall. WANT! :-)

11PaulDalton
Jan 31, 2012, 6:53am

#8, 9, 10 Basti by Intizar Husain sounds like an interesting title.

I'm also looking forward to The Gate and to Happy Moscow.

12PaulDalton
Mai 1, 2013, 2:44am

Here are two more forthcoming titles:

The Black Spider by Jeremias Gotthelf, translated by Susan Bernofsky, and the first unabridged translation of Uwe Johnson's New York magnum opus The Anniversaries (to be translated by Damian Searls). According to the Literary Saloon publication is slated for 2017.

And these two are in addition to the NYRB-commissioned translation of Berlin Alexanderplatz. I haven't been able to find any information on the publication date, but the UK Penguin edition is due out in August.