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NYRB Classics

NYRB Classics

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Founded: 1999
Founded by: The New York Review of Books
Location: 435 Hudson Street, Suite 300
New York, New York 10014


The NYRB Classics series is dedicated to publishing an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction from different eras and times and of various sorts. The series includes nineteenth century novels and experimental novels, reportage and belles lettres, tell-all memoirs and learned studies, established classics and cult favorites, literature high, low, unsuspected, and unheard of. NYRB Classics are, to a large degree, discoveries, the kind of books that people typically run into outside of the classroom and then remember for life.

Literature in translation constitutes a major part of the NYRB Classics series, simply because so much great literature has been left untranslated into English, or translated poorly, or deserves to be translated again, much as any outstanding book asks to be read again.

The series started in 1999 with the publication of Richard Hughes’s A High Wind in Jamaica and by the end of 2015, over 400 titles will be in print. NYRB Classics includes new translations of canonical figures such as Euripides, Aeschylus, Dante, Balzac, Nietzsche, and Chekhov, as well fresh translations of Stefan Zweig, Robert Walser, Alberto Moravia, and Curzio Malaparte; fiction by modern and contemporary masters such as Vasily Grossman, Mavis Gallant, Daphne du Maurier, Kingsley Amis, Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, Wlliam H. Gass, John Williams, and Patrick Leigh Fermor; tales of crime and punishment by George Simenon, Kenneth Fearing, and Jean-Patrick Manchette; masterpieces of narrative history and literary criticism, poetry, travel writing, biography, cookbooks, and memoirs from such writers as Norman Mailer, Lionel Trilling, and Charles Simic; and unclassifiable classics on the order of J. R. Ackerley’s My Dog Tulip and Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy. A few of our 2015 publishing highlights are Magda Szabó’s The Door, Eileen Chang’s Naked Earth, and Sybille Bedford’s A Legacy.

Published in handsome uniform trade paperback editions, almost all NYRB Classics feature an introduction by an outstanding writer, scholar, or critic of our day. Taken as a whole, NYRB Classics may be considered a series of books of unrivaled variety and quality for discerning and adventurous readers.

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Authors Published

• Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky  • Adolfo Casares  • Vladimir Sorokin  • John Collier  • Carlo Lorenzini  • Robert Silverberg  • David Compton  • Robert Sheckley  • John Harris  • Sylvia Warner  • Andrei Platonov  • Albert Bitzius  • William Sloane  • D. Thin  • Frédéric-Louis Sauser 


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