History of the NYRB Classics with Edwin Frank

Episode 15 May 30, 2023 00:48:06
History of the NYRB Classics with Edwin Frank
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History of the NYRB Classics with Edwin Frank

May 30 2023 | 00:48:06

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Show Notes

Edwin Frank, editorial director of the NYRB Classics, joins us to discuss the evolution of the series. We learn how the books are selected, how the project has grown, and whether or not there was a secret plan all along.

Endless thanks to John Hoekstra, who composed our theme music.

References:
The Iliad and the Odyssey adapted by Jane Werner Watson and illustrated by Alice & Martin Provensen
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit
The Reader's Catalog
J. R. Ackerley
Alberto Moravia
The Woman of Rome
The Winners by Julio Cortázar
The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat
Nicolas Poussin
The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo
Ezra Pound
Anchor Books
Peasants and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
Edmund Wilson
Eileen Chang
Vasily Grossman
The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Andrey Platonov
Victor Serge
Tove Jansson
My Dog Tulip
The Stones of Venice by John Ruskin
His Only Son by Leopoldo Alas
Tristana by Benito Pérez Galdós
The World of Odysseus by M. I. Finley
Mary Beard
Haute vulgarisation
Heaven's Breath: A Natural History of the Wind by Lyall Watson
The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
"The Task of the Translator" by Walter Benjamin
The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
American University in Cairo Press
Sharjah International Book Fair
Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham
Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann
Sylvia Townsend Warner
The Red Thread
The Hall of Uselessness by Simon Leys
Travels in China by Roland Barthes
The Peach Blossom Fan by Kong Shangren
Irretrievable by Theodor Fontane
Rider on a White Horse by Theodor Storm
Signet Classics
James Wright
Sunflower by Gyula Krúdy
The Adventures of Sindbad
Malina by Ingeborg Bachmann

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