What the New York Review Books Classics series is doing is fantastic, as this appreciative article in the LA Times by D.T. Max shows. By dusting off old books that have languished under-appreciated (and often forgotten) for years and then reprinting them with introductions by contemporary critics and writers like James Wood and David Leavitt, is very heartening amid the blockbuster mentality of the publishing world these days. Good books do have a long sell.
Now, if only I had more time to read some of them…But alas, there is never enough time to read all the books you want to read. For now, back to The Black Book.