“May I,” I asked with diffidence, “take a moment to acquaint myself with, and taste the qualities of, the most sterling and serious, and at the same time of course also the most read and most quickly acknowledged and purchased, reading matter? You would pledge me in high degree to unusual gratitude were you to be so extremely kind as to lay generously before me that book which,...
McNally Jackson Kids: It Was a Dark and Stormy... →
mcnallykids: There are books I read as a child that I have re-read periodically ever since; there are children’s books that I have only known as an adult, and then there are the books that I read when I was young but for some reason haven’t read since. There’s nothing really strange about this; I am, after… Our own Kate Milford, thinking about A Wrinkle in Time. If you like this, perhaps...
The Spanish Inquisition →
Remember how I wouldn’t stop asking you to buy Leaving the Atocha Station, even before it came out? How I offered you 10% off your stuff if you bought it? It was great, I insisted. I continue to insist this, now for n+1.
Lapham's Quarterly: Edith Wharton was a prude? We... →
laphamsquarterly: Hi there, Jonathan Franzen. We hope you are having a lovely Tuesday. So you say Edith Wharton was a prude, confined largely to a sexless marriage, hemmed in by plainness and haunted to write about the very beauty and passion that was lacking in her own life? But have you read her porn?… Heavens!
I tried to look serious and journalistic. Then I thought I’d take a crack at the...– Newish McNally J staffer Emma has a new column over in the Observer. In the first installment, she looks at a Damien Hirst dot painting for half an hour.
strandedstmarkscitylights asked: I'm curious as to McNally Jackson's stance on Amazon's so-called publishing. A lot of bookstores are opting to not carry their books, will McNally Jackson follow suit?
Sarah McNally on the Brian Lehrer Show →
Here’s Salz “The Owner of the Joint” McNalz on the Brian Lehrer Show talking about—wait for it—books! She likes Tony Judt, The Orphan Master’s Son, and The Loss Library and Other Unfinished Stories.
Meanwhile you have rolled yourself a cigarette, say, and inserted it with great...– “In the Electric Tram” by Robert Walser at the NYRblog, an excerpt from the recently released Berlin Stories, translated by Susan Bernofsky Find NYRB Classics on Tumblr here. (Bonus: Bernofsky also translated Walser’s novel The Tanners, published by New Directions.) Like I said on the twitter,...
Anonymous asked: Hi there, could you proved a list of all literary magazines you sell in your shop, please? I saw one I loved but didn't buy when I was there in September (already spent all my holiday money at your shop), and would like the chance to get it now.
A city like Berlin is an ill-mannered, impertinent, intelligent scoundrel,...– “Berlin and the Artist” by Robert Walser at the NYRblog, an excerpt from the recently released Berlin Stories. (via nyrbclassics)
The List (So Far)
Diane Williams, Vicky Swanky is a Beauty Alan Lightman, Mr g Gustav Janouch, Conversations with Kafka Ben Marcus, The Flame Alphabet Leigh Stein, The Fallback Plan Michel Houellebecq, The Map and the Territory Ivan Vladislavic, The Loss Library and Other Unfinished Stories Nick Laird, The Impossibly Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master’s Son Shalom Auslander, Hope: A Tragedy (here...