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Midsummer

Midsummer 2

Elizabeth Kolbert's New Yorker review of Denying to the Grave by Drs. Sara and Jack Gorman (Oxford University Press) was accompanied by a powerful Gérard DuBois illustration (above).  It brought to mind other illustrations commissioned in connection with Balaban books and authors:  

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Elliot Balaban
"That I esteem the fiction real"

Through titles like The Complete Works of Primo Levi and backers like Peter Thiel, BMM has been involved in some of the world’s most high profile literary projects, yet knowledge of the details of our involvement has heretofore been reserved for the stakeholders.   Proposal: start a journal to offer a peek behind the curtain, and begin the big reveal with the origin of our firm. 

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IntroductionElliot Balaban