Mircea Cărtărescu & “Blinding” in Brooklyn

Wish I could be there (but am stuck in California)!  TONIGHT: Mircea Cărtărescu & Eric Banks at Community Bookstore   Dear Friends, We hope you’ll join us tonight in welcoming Mircea Cărtărescu, bestselling Romanian author of BLINDING, a kaleidoscopic novel tracing a man’s life, from his memories of traveling circuses, zombie armies, American fighter pilots, the underground jazz scene of New Orleans, to the installation of the Communist regime. Cărtărescu will appear … Read more Mircea Cărtărescu & “Blinding” in Brooklyn

Archipelago Books: The Perfect Gift

The estimable Archipelago Books continues to make available in English some the most important works of European literature. —Michael Dirda, The Wall Street Journal homepage • about • catalog • buy books • subscriptions • donate • facebook • twitter Dear Readers, Happy (almost) holidays! As the season nears, consider giving the gift of an Archipelago Books subscription to family and friends. A yearlong subscription is only $135 for … Read more Archipelago Books: The Perfect Gift

Archipelago's 2010 South African World Cup Promotion

One of my favorite New York presses is Archipelago Books, the most serious independent press publishing translations in this country right now. With the soccer world cup going on, Archipelago is doing a promotion — & believe you me, there is no better way to get you through some of the games or through the waiting for the next round, than by reading one or the other of their … Read more Archipelago's 2010 South African World Cup Promotion