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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: 20 October 2020 -

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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
  • [-]: already under review
   * 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.

October, 2020

Books received/acquired in October, 2020
    [34 books / 3 reviewed to date]
  • In the Land of the Cyclops, by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Archipelago Books) [ARC; un+]
  • The Perfect Nine, by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (The New Press) [requested]
  • The Lehman Trilogy, by Stefano Massini (HarperVia) [e-book; library]
  • This Could Have Become Ramayan Chamar's Tale: Two Anti-Novels, by Subimal Misra (Open Letter Books) [requested]
  • Stories I Forgot to Tell You, by Dorothy Gallagher (New York Review Books) [un]
  • Annette, ein Heldinnenepos, by Anne Weber (Matthes & Seitz Berlin) [e-book; requested]
  • Divine Justice, by Joanne Hichens (Catalyst Press) [un]
  • The Theory of Flight, by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu (Catalyst Press) [un]
  • The Farm, by Max Annas (Catalyst Press) [un+]
  • Outside the Lines, by Ameera Patel (Catalyst Press) [un]
  • The War of the Poor, by Éric Vuillard (Other Press) [un+]
  • The Soviet Writers' Union and Its Leaders, by Carol Any (Northwestern University Press) [requested]
  • The Constant Rabbit, by Jasper Fforde (Viking) [requested]
  • The Medusa Child, by Sylvie Germain (Dedalus) [un+]
  • Kracauer, by Jörg Später (Polity) [solicited]
  • If You Kept a Record of Sins, by Andrea Bajani (Archipelago Books) [ARC; un+]
  • God in Gotham, by Jon Butler (Harvard University Press) [catalogue]
  • The Complete Dramatic Works of Tang Xianzu, by Tang Xianzu (Bloomsbury) [$25.23]
  • Earthlings, by Murata Sayaka (Grove Press) [requested]
  • Still Life, by Zoë Wicomb (The New Press) [solicited]
  • The Dark Library , by Cyrille Martinez (Coach House Books) [solicited]
  • Menander I, by Menander (Harvard University Press) [$9.58]
  • Innerfern, by Gerhard Köpf (Collection S. Fischer) [$3.18]
  • A Light Comedy, by Eduardo Mendoza(Vintage) [$3.98]
  • World Soul, by Mikhail Emtsev and Eremei Parnov (Collier Books) [$4.78]
  • A Dandy in Aspic, by Derek Marlowe (G.P.Putnam's Sons) [$3.18]
  • The Three-Inch Golden Lotus, by Feng Jicai (University of Hawaii Press) [$3.18]
  • Fires that Destroy, by Harry Whittington (Black Lizard) [$3.95]
  • Web of Murder, by Harry Whittington (Black Lizard) [$3.95]
  • Somebody's Sister, by Derek Marlowe (Warner Books) [$2.95]
  • Echoes of Celandine, by Derek Marlowe (Pyramid Books) [$2.95]
  • Hope of Heaven, by John O'Hara (Bantam Books) [$3.50]
  • Beneath the Waters, by Oswaldo França, Jr. (Available Press) [$2.50]
  • The Last Libertines, by Benedetta Craveri (New York Review Books) [un+]

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September, 2020

Books received/acquired in September, 2020
    [38 books / 5 reviewed to date]

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August, 2020

Books received/acquired in August, 2020
    [33 books / 13 reviewed to date]

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July, 2020

Books received/acquired in July, 2020
    [39 books / 7 reviewed to date]

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June, 2020

Books received/acquired in June, 2020
    [19 books / 7 reviewed to date]

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May, 2020

Books received/acquired in May, 2020
    [24 books / 9 reviewed to date]

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April, 2020

Books received/acquired in April, 2020
    [34 books / 16 reviewed to date]

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March, 2020

Books received/acquired in March, 2020
    [56 books / 17 reviewed to date]

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February, 2020

Books received/acquired in February, 2020
    [37 books / 12 reviewed to date]

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January, 2020

Books received/acquired in January, 2020
    [37 books / 12 reviewed to date]

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December, 2019

Books received/acquired in December, 2019
    [49 books / 22 reviewed to date]

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November, 2019

Books received/acquired in November, 2019
    [65 books / 19 reviewed to date]

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October, 2019

Books received/acquired in October, 2019
    [49 books / 14 reviewed to date]

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