Six Memos for the Next Millennium, by Italo Calvino

Finalist, PEN Center USA Translation Award ____________ JACKET COPY At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was at work on six lectures setting forth the qualities in writing he most valued, and which he believed would define literature in the century to come. Here, in Six Memos for the Next Millennium, are the five […] Read more ...

The Zürau Aphorisms, by Kafka (& Calasso)

Translated from the German by Michael Hofmann; edited & with an introduction & afterword (translated from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock) by Roberto Calasso ____________ JACKET COPY Franz Kafka spent eight months at his sister’s house in Zürau between September 1917 and April 1918, enduring the onset of tuberculosis. Illness paradoxically set him free to […] Read more ...

K., by Roberto Calasso

____________ JACKET COPY From the internationally acclaimed author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony comes one of the most significant books in recent years on a writer of perennial interest—a virtuoso interpretation of the work of Franz Kafka. What are Kafka’s fictions about? Are they dreams? Allegories? Symbols? Countless answers have been offered, but the essential mystery […] Read more ...