Wednesday 12 September 2007

Speaking of Eileen Chang

While we're on the topic of Eileen Chang, the New York Review Books (NYRB from now on) edition of Love in a Fallen City has a very different but also very striking cover.

NYRB books in general are lovely to look at, and I'll be doing a post on them later. Interestingly, the design of the line has a lot in common with the Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics discussed in my last post. Compare the contained text boxes which allow the well-chosen cover images plenty of room to breathe.

It's also worth noting that the invariably excellent Ang Lee's next movie (Lust, Caution) is based on a story by Eileen Chang.

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