Corsair republishes Levin

Corsair republishes Levin

<p>Constable &amp; Robinson imprint Corsair is to publish four out-of-print novels, including <em>The Stepford Wives</em>, by the late American writer Ira Levin, who died in 2007. A new production of Levin&#39;s play &quot;Deathtrap&quot;, a comic thriller, has just opened in London starring Simon Russell Beale.</p><p>Corsair will bring out editions of<em> The Stepford Wives, Rosemary&#39;s Baby, A Kiss Before Dying</em> and <em>The Boys from Brazil</em> in B format in May and June 2011.</p><p>The books will carry new introductions by Chuck Palahniuk and Chelsea Cain, both Levin fans.</p><p>Corsair publisher James Gurbutt said: &quot;Ira Levin was the biggest thriller writer of the 1970s, in the words of Stephen King: &#39;The Swiss watchmaker of the suspense novel.&#39; His books are really readable and the ones we are publishing are the &#39;big four&#39;. They should appeal to people who were not even born when the novels were first published.&quot;</p><p>Palahniuk is providing the introductions to <em>The Stepford Wives</em>&mdash;Levin&#39;s novel about a suburban American Eden populated with eerily dutiful and submissive women&mdash;and <em>Rosemary&#39;s Baby</em>, the classic horror tale in which a young woman becomes pregnant by the devil, famously filmed by Roman Polanski.</p><p><em>A Kiss Before Dying</em> was Levin&#39;s d&eacute;but novel, about a young man prepared to risk his fianc&eacute;e&#39;s life to secure her fortune, while T<em>he Boys from Brazil </em>tells of Dr Josef Mengele, alive and hiding in South America, attempting to restore the Third Reich. </p>