On Saturday, May 3rd, come find out why Jeffrey Eugenides, Deborah Eisenberg, Michael Krüger, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Susan Bernofsky find miniaturist and microsciptologist Robert Walser one of the most compelling of 20th-century writers.
Get a taste of Walser's brand of sad-sack humor at N+1
The New Novel
translated by Damion Searls
"Exceptionally estimable, good, nice, dear people they all were but they all, unluckily, kept asking me about the new novel, and that was excruciating.
"Whenever I met an estimable friend on the street, he said and asked: 'How's your new novel coming? Countless avid readers are rejoicing in advance and are already eager to see your new novel. You were nice enough to let on that you're writing a new novel, were you not? I hope it'll be out soon, the new novel.' " [more]
Edwin Frank (NYRB Classics editorial director)
Francisco Goldman (introduction to The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll)
A.M. Homes (introduction to The Diary of a Rapist)
Fanny Howe (introductions to Mouchette and the forthcoming Rock Crystal)
Janet Malcolm (author of In the Freud Archives)
Albert Mobilio (introduction to The Wine-Dark Sea)
Michael Ondaatje (introduction to Paris Stories)
Francine Prose (introductions to A High Wind in Jamaica and A House and Its Head)
Charles Simic (author of Dime-Store Alchemy and introduction to The Late Mattia Pascal)
Matt Weiland (introduction to the soon-to-be-released Names on the Land)