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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: 28 February 2024 -

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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.

February, 2024

Books received/acquired in February, 2024
    [22 books/ 3 reviewed to date]

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January, 2024

Books received/acquired in January, 2024
    [23 books/ 4 reviewed to date]

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December, 2023

Books received/acquired in December, 2023
    [30 books/ 10 reviewed to date]

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November, 2023

Books received/acquired in November, 2023
    [35 books/ 10 reviewed to date]
  • Skeletons in the Closet, by Jean-Patrick Manchette (New York Review Books) [un+]
  • Boys Alive, by Pier Paolo Pasolini (New York Review Books) [un+]
  • An Ordinary Youth, by Walter Kempowski (New York Review Books) [un+]
  • Chevengur, by Andrey Platonov (New York Review Books) [un+]
  • The Fire Within, by (New York Review Books) [un+]
  • Thirst, by Marina Yuszczuk (Dutton) [ARC; catalogue]
  • Ghost Pains, by Jessi Jezewska Stevens (And Other Stories) [ARC; un]
  • The Hebrew Teacher, by Maya Arad (New Vessel Press) [ARC; un+]
  • Wafers, by Ha Seong-nan (Open Letter) [ARC; un+]
  • Point Zero, by Matsumoto Seicho (Bitter Lemon Press) [un+]
  • Newton's Brain, by Jakub Arbes (Jantar Publishing) [solicited]
  • The Science of the Stars, by Gustáv Reuss (Jantar Publishing) [solicited]
  • Pale Shadows, by Dominique Fortier (Coach House Books) [ARC; solicited]
  • Ein Mensch wechselt seine Haut, by Bruno Jasieński (bahoe books) [€15.00]
  • Die Reise des gelehrten Doktor Leonardo und seiner zukünftigen Geliebten, der schönen Alceste, in die Slobidische Schweiz, by Mike Johansen (Secession Verlag) [€9.00]
  • Der Preis unserer Freiheit, by Juri Andruchowytsch (Suhrkamp) [requested]
  • Ditte Menschenkind, by Martin Andersen Nexø (Reclam) [€2.00]
  • Verpfändetes Leben, by Vicki Baum (Buchgemeinschafts-Ausgabe) [€1.50]
  • Gurret-ül-Eyn, by Marie von Najmájer (Nationaler Geistiger Rat der Bahá'í) [€4.00]
  • Im Hause des Kommerzienrates, by Eugenie Marlitt (Heyne) [€.50]
  • Lockvogel, by Theresa Prammer (Haymon) [€1.50]
  • Farben der Nacht, by Davit Gabunia (Rowohlt) [€6.99]
  • De rerum natura / Welt aus Atomen, by Lukrez (Reclam) [€18.30]
  • Die Ballade des letzten Gastes, by Peter Handke (Suhrkamp) [requested]
  • »Das letzte Wort hat der Minister«, by ed. E.Faber and C.Wurm (Aufbau) [€5.50]
  • Der Kasuar, by Matthias Mander (Ullstein) [€2.50]
  • Amore, by Giorgio Manganelli (Verlag Klaus Wagenbach) [€6.00]
  • Die Künstliche Mutter, by Hermann Burger (S. Fischer Verlag) [€7.00]
  • Lichtspiel, by Daniel Kehlmann (Rowohlt) [requested]
  • Weiningers Nacht, by Joshua Sobol [Paulus Manker] [€6.00]
  • wohin die verschwunden ist, um die es ohnehin nicht geht, by Stefan Schmitzer (Droschl) [€4.00]
  • Die Tigerin, by Walter Serner (dtv) [€3.00]
  • Fürstinnen, by Eduard von Keyserling (Manesse) [€12.00]
  • Bot, by Clemens J. Setz (Suhrkamp) [€12.00]
  • Pekinger Passion, by Jürg Amann (Arche) [€1.00]

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October, 2023

Books received/acquired in October, 2023
    [38 books/ 12 reviewed to date]

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September, 2023

Books received/acquired in September, 2023
    [19 books/ 4 reviewed to date]

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August, 2023

Books received/acquired in August, 2023
    [25 books/ 9 reviewed to date]

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July, 2023

Books received/acquired in July, 2023
    [25 books / 4 reviewed to date]

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June, 2023

Books received/acquired in June, 2023
    [24 books / 11 reviewed to date]

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May, 2023

Books received/acquired in May, 2023
    [22 books / 12 reviewed to date]

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April, 2023

Books received/acquired in April, 2023
    [39 books / 6 reviewed to date]

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March, 2023

Books received/acquired in March, 2023
    [45 books / 18 reviewed to date]

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February, 2023

Books received/acquired in February, 2023
    [26 books / 7 reviewed to date]

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