And today we follow on with the second half of our Spring 2013 list. Do note, included here are all in the imprints in New York Review Books, which includes a brand-new poetry series.
The Unrest Cure and Other Stories by Saki: Saki, pen name of Hector Hugh Munro, is the master of the funny but macabre short story. Think Wodehouse with more bite. This edition of some of his best short stories is appropriately illustrated by Edward Gorey, himself a master artist of black humor.
Frederick the Great by Nancy Mitford: Another Nancy Mitford witty and entertaining historical portrait, this time of Frederick the Great, a fascinating character with his conflicting visions of authority and reform, power and art.
Proper Doctoring by David Mendel: Proper Doctoring is a commonsense guide on how to be a doctor, with useful tips on what patients should expect from a competent doctor. The topics range from how doctors should dress to caring for fatal or long-term illnesses, all with the understanding that the relationship between doctor and patient is a relationship between two people.
Miguel Hernández, edited and translated by Don Share: Miguel Hernández is considered one of the great 20th-century Spanish poets, who wrote lyrically about his hometown in Valencia and the Spanish Civil War, for which he was imprisoned. Collected here are poems chosen and translated by Don Share, a renowned and published poet in his own right, and senior editor of Poetry magazine.
Alexander Vvedensky: An Invitation For Me To Think, edited and translated by Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yanklevich: Vvedensky was a preeminent avant-garde Russian poet of the 1920s, whose work inspired many of the more famous Russian poets who followed.
NEW YORK REVIEW’S CHILDREN COLLECTION
The Abandoned by Paul Gallico: After getting hit by a car Peter Brown wakes to discover he is now a cat. Life is not easy for a stray, but with the help of his cat friend Jennie, Peter explores the urban cat world in all its dangers and glories.
Hickory by Palmer Brown: Hickory, brother to Dickory and Dock, is a house mouse who longs to visit the neighboring meadow. Here he befriends a grasshopper—who he calls “Hop”—, sings songs, and learns all about the outside world. An adorable little tale wonderfully illustrated by Palmer Brown’s colored and filigreed drawings.
Junket is Nice by Dorothy Kunhardt: An old man with a very red beard eats pudding out of a big red bowl. Everybody wants to know what he is thinking about, but nobody can guess. Could he be thinking about junket?
NEW YORK REVIEW COLLECTIONS
The New York Review Abroad: Fifty Years of International Reportage: A collection of the best international reportage from the pages of The New York Review of Books. The articles included are by some of the most famous writers of the last 50 years, on world-changing events that they were very often close to.
THE LITTLE BOOKROOM
The Little Bookroom Guide to Paris with Children by Kim Levesque: A guide to enjoying a trip to Paris with children, organized around family-friendly places to eat, shop, and explore, and with plenty of color pictures.
The Best Flea, Antique, Vintage, and New Style Markets in America by Pamela Keech: A comprehensive guide to America’s best flea markets by a museum curator who also shops professionally at fleas, filled with practical advice to make shopping them easy and successful.
The Little Bookroom Guide to New York City with Children by Jackie Cooperman: There’s a lot of things to do and see in New York City for both adults and children. In fact, often the difficulty is there is too much to do, and here’s where this book comes in handy. A straight forward, practical guide to seeing New York with a family, this book shows how to do the shopping, eating, sightseeing, and cultural events in the city that kids will love and remember.