Banana Yoshimoto is the internationally bestselling author of Kitchen and numerous other books — and this week, we were pleased to publish three of them as Grove paperbacks for the very first time. Born Mahoko Yoshimoto in 1964 (she took on her pen name, she says, “just because I love banana flowers”), Yoshimoto is one of Japan’s...keep reading
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Published in 1964, and again today: Jean Genet’s The Thief’s Journal, with a
new intro by Patti Smith
[caption id="attachment_11954" align="alignleft" width="220"] Graffito of Jean Genet, Paris.[/caption] Today, we’re exhilarated to be republishing Jean Genet’s The Thief’s Journal, the iconic book that launched its author into the firmament of avant-stardom, complete with Jean-Paul Sartre’s legendary original foreword, and a brand-new introduction by Genet’s great admirer Patti Smith. Genet’s is not a cookie-cutter story of...keep reading
This spring, Grove Atlantic published the thirtieth anniversary edition of 1968 in America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture, and the Shaping of a Generation, Charles Kaiser’s pathbreaking, compulsively readable history of a watershed year in this nation’s troubled history. Today, on hearing the news of Aretha Franklin’s passing, we’re remembering this passage, lightly edited for brevity. “Nothing...keep reading