Mawrdew Czgowchwz by James McCourt and The Mathematical Sublime by Mark Scroggins

17:16 Pronounced Mardu Gorgeous. Such a fun book, and exactly the sort of eccentric thing NYRB is so good at rescuing from obscurity.
16:24 (Click here for a dispeptic divagation on one of the blurbs on the back cover.)

Robert V @rnv