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Written by HENRY GREEN
Introduction by MICHAEL GORRA

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 10/17/2017

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-1-681-37141-2

Doting, the last of Henry Green’s novels, is, as its title would suggest, a story of yearning and lusting and aging in which a wife and a brash young woman run hilarious circles around a hapless hardworking civil servant suddenly seized by long-dormant urges. Like its immediate predecessor, Nothing, it stands out from the rest of Green’s work in its brilliant, experimental use of dialogue. Green was fascinated with the extravagance, ambiguity, absurdity, and unintentional implications and...

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A PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY
Written by WILLIAM H. GASS
Introduction by MICHAEL GORRA

Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 03/11/2014

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-1-590-17718-1

On Being Blue is a book about everything blue—sex and sleaze and sadness, among other things—and about everything else. A discursive essay on the powers of the color blue in literature and life, written with typical wit, style, and control by a true master of experimental fiction and the art of the essay.

Gass writes:
Of the colors, blue and green have the greatest emotional range. Sad reds and melancholy yellows are difficult to turn up. Among the ancient elements, blue occurs everywhere: in...

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TRAVELS IN THE SOUTHERN PELOPONNESE
Written by PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR
Introduction by MICHAEL GORRA

Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 06/06/2006

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17188-2

The Mani, at the tip of Greece’s—and Europe’s—southernmost promontory, is one of the most isolated regions of the world. Cut off from the rest of the country by the towering range of the Taygetus and hemmed in by the Aegean and Ionian seas, it is a land where the past is still very much a part of its people’s daily lives.

Patrick Leigh Fermor, who has been described as “a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Graham Greene,” bridges the genres of adventure story, travel...

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