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Books Received and Acquired

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     This Index lists the most recent books received and acquired at the complete review, by month and in reverse chronological order.

     Note that books received are only recorded in the first instance; a finished copy will not be registered if an ARC of the same title has previously been received.

- last updated: 19 August 2018 -

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     Links to reviews provided where applicable (and added as reviews become available)
     Links to publishers publicity pages where available (often not when ARC/copy first received -- and not later added, sorry)
  • [requested]: specifically requested title*
  • [catalogue]: title requested via catalogue/checklist
  • [un+]: unsolicited title we would have requested*
  • [un]: unsolicited title**
  • [solicited]: pitched title that we've agreed to consider
  • [ARC]: advanced review copy/galley***
  • [e-book]: e-version of text
  • [library]: borrowed from the library
  • [$]: purchased + price
  • [gift]: gifted
   * Note that very many publishers with a focus on fiction in translation regularly send all relevant titles, and so these are not explicitly 'requested' (though we would ask for them if we didn't get them automatically); these are marked "un+"
   ** Titles marked "un" are ones it wouldn't have occurred to us to request (some of which are, however, nevertheless welcome and prove to be of interest)
   *** Note that only the first acquisition of a text is recorded; if/when a finished copy follows it will not be recorded here -- except in the case of e-copies: any print edition automatically supplants (and is far more likely to be reviewed than) the abomination that are e-books.

August, 2018

Books received/acquired in August, 2018
    [36 books / 5 reviewed to date]
  • The Malayan Trilogy, by Anthony Burgess (Penguin) [$1.00]
  • One Thousand and One Ghosts, by Alexandre Dumas (Hesperus Classics) [$2.00]
  • The Closed Garden, by Julien Green (Harper & Brothers) [$2.50]
  • The White Monkey, by John Galsworthy (Grosset & Dunlap) [$2.50]
  • The Accidental Man, by Iris Murdoch (Viking) [$3.00]
  • Guilty Aesthetic Pleasures, by Guilty Aesthetic Pleasures (Harvard University Press) [catalogue]
  • Printed in Beirut, by Jabbour Douaihy (Interlink) [solicited]
  • Pretty Things, by Virginie Despentes (Feminist Press) [requested]
  • The Novel of Ferrara, by Giorgio Bassani (W.W.Norton) [requested]
  • Kafka's Last Trial, by Benjamin Balint (W.W.Norton) [requested]
  • Through Two Doors at Once, by Anil Ananthaswamy (Dutton) [requested]
  • The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn, by Tanella Boni (University of Nebraska Press) [un+]
  • Sticky Fingers, by Joe Hagan (Vintage) [un]
  • What Hell Is Not, by Alessandro D'Avenia (Oneworld) [un]
  • The Cold War Swap, by Ross Thomas (Perennial Library) [$3.96]
  • Chaka, by Thomas Mofolo (African Writers Series) [$2.80]
  • Afraid to Death, by Marc Behm (No Exit) [$3.60]
  • Children of the Alley, by Naguib Mahfouz (Anchor) [$5.20]
  • Respected Sir/Wedding Song/The Search, by Naguib Mahfouz (Anchor) [$4.40]
  • The Parting Gift, by Evan Fallenberg (Other Press) [un]
  • The Mabinogion, tr. by Sioned Davies (Oxford University Press) [un+]
  • Babylon, by Yasmina Reza (Seven Stories Press) [requested]
  • Moderan, by David R. Bunch (New York Review Books) [un+]
  • Strike Your Heart, by Amélie Nothomb (Europa Editions) [requested]
  • Nameless Serenade, by Maurizio de Giovanni (Europa Editions) [un+]
  • The Frolic of the Beasts, by Mishima Yukio (Vintage) [ARC; un+]
  • Toomas Nipernaadi, by August Gailit (Dedalus) [un+]
  • Senso, by Camillo Boito (Dedalus) [un+]
  • The Females, by Wolfgang Hilbig (Two Lines Press) [ARC; un+]
  • Essayism, by Brian Dillon (New York Review Books) [un+]
  • The Tears of the Black Man, by Alain Mabanckou (Indiana University Press) [catalogue]
  • Concrete Flowers, by Wilfried N'Sondé (Indiana University Press) [catalogue]
  • American Fictionary, by Dubravka Ugrešić (Open Letter) [un+]
  • The Easiness and the Loneliness, by Asta Olivia Nordenhof (Open Letter) [un+]
  • Killing Commendatore, by Murakami Haruki (Knopf) [e-book; catalogue]
  • The Hole, by José Revueltas (New Directions) [ARC; catalogue]

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July, 2018

Books received/acquired in July, 2018
    [35 books / 5 reviewed to date]
  • In the Shadow of King Saul, by Jerome Charyn (Bellevue Literary Press) [ARC; un]
  • In/Half, by Jasmin B. Frelih (Oneworld) [ARC; un+]
  • Scenes from a Childhood, by Jon Fosse (Fitzcarraldo Editions) [un+]
  • The Diaries of Emilio Renzi: The Happy Years, by Ricardo Piglia (Restless Books) [ARC; un+]
  • Desirable Body, by Hubert Haddad (Yale University Press) [un+]
  • Endless Blue Sky, by Lee Hyoseok (Honford Star) [un+]
  • Escher's Loops, by Zoran Živković (Cadmus Press) [un+]
  • Crashed, by Adam Tooze (Viking) [requested]
  • The Labyrinth of the Spirits, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Harper) [ARC; solicited]
  • Now the Night Begins, by Alain Guiraudie (Semiotext(e)) [requested]
  • The Anarchist Who Shared My Name, by Pablo Martín Sánchez (Deep Vellum) [ARC; un+]
  • Mephisto's Waltz, by Sergio Pitol (Deep Vellum) [ARC; un+]
  • Graziella, by Alphonse de Lamartine (University of Minnesota Press) [ARC; un+]
  • I Hardly Knew You, by Edna O'Brien (Avon) [$1.00]
  • Craven House, by Patrick Hamilton (Black Spring Press) [$1.00]
  • The Prague Orgy, by Philip Roth (Vintage) [$1.00]
  • The Gap of Time, by Jeanette Winterson (Hogarth Shakespeare) [$2.00]
  • Endings, by 'Abd Al-Rahman Munif (Quartet) [$2.00]
  • Tropical Night Falling, by Manuel Puig (Simon & Schuster) [$2.00]
  • The Bickford Fuse, by Andrey Kurkov (MacLehose Press) [$1.00]
  • The Enemy, by Lee Child (Dell) [$1.00]
  • Never Go Back, by Lee Child (Dell) [$1.00]
  • Nothing to Lose, by Lee Child (Dell) [$1.00]
  • Running Blind, by Lee Child (Jove) [$1.00]
  • 61 Hours, by Lee Child (Dell) [$1.00]
  • Without Fail, by Lee Child (Jove) [$1.00]
  • Solar Bones, by Mike McCormack (Soho Press) [requested]
  • Love Interrupted, by Reneilwe Malatji (Catalyst Press) [un+]
  • Death of the Snake Catcher, by Ak Welsapar (Glagoslav) [solicited]
  • Hard Times, by Ostap Vyshnia (Glagoslav) [solicited]
  • Wishes, by Georges Perec (Wakefield Press) [un+]
  • A Long Blue Monday, by Erhard von Büren (Matador) [solicited]
  • Slav Sisters, ed. by Natasha Perova(Dedalus) [un+]
  • The Day I Found You, by Pedro Chagas Freitas (Oneworld) [ARC; un+]
  • Barefoot Souls, by Maram Al-Masri (Chinese University Press) [un]

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June, 2018

Books received/acquired in June, 2018
    [38 books / 5 reviewed to date]

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May, 2018

Books received/acquired in May, 2018
    [47 books / 9 reviewed to date]

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April, 2018

Books received/acquired in April, 2018
    [48 books / 14 reviewed to date]

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March, 2018

Books received/acquired in March, 2018
    [48 books / 16 reviewed to date]

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February, 2018

Books received/acquired in February, 2018
    [41 books / 14 reviewed to date]

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January, 2018

Books received/acquired in January, 2018
    [39 books / 12 reviewed to date]

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December, 2017

Books received/acquired in December, 2017
    [52 books / 14 reviewed to date]

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November, 2017

Books received/acquired in November, 2017
    [38 books / 17 reviewed to date]

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October, 2017

Books received/acquired in October, 2017
    [51 books / 15 reviewed to date]

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September, 2017

Books received/acquired in September, 2017
    [28 books / 10 reviewed to date]

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August, 2017

Books received/acquired in August, 2017
    [36 books / 11 reviewed to date]

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