Search Results: "Anatole Broyard"


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ANATOLE by Eve Titus
Kirkus Star
by Eve Titus, illustrated by Paul Galdone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1956

"But the circumstances under which he carries out his project—to live up to his social responsibilities—have an unmistakable French savoir faire."
The logical thing for a mouse, especially a French one, to do is to taste cheese—as Anatole does. Read full book review >

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KAFKA WAS THE RAGE by Anatole Broyard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1993

"Vital criticism that—in these woebegone days especially—is wondrously to be valued."
Brilliant, funny, penetrating observations on life and culture in N.Y.C. after WW II from critic Broyard, who died of cancer in 1990 (Intoxicated by My Illness, 1992). ``Nineteen forty-six was a good time—perhaps the best time— in the twentieth century,'' writes Broyard, and the reader wishes that the critic were still here to write a dozen more books just like this wonderful one to explain further exactly what he means. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 1992

Writer and New York Times book critic Broyard died of cancer in 1990. Read full book review >

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Through the Eyes of an Immigrant by Anatole Konstantin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2016

"An often gripping account of a tempestuous half-century."
A refugee from the Soviet Union settles in the United States and hustles to make a life there in thismemoir.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Uneven, but full of engaging details about a tumultuous period in world history."
A boy's-eye view of life during wartime—first the Soviet Union's vicious internal struggles under Stalin and then its horrific ordeal after the Germans invaded in 1941. Read full book review >

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ONE DROP by Bliss Broyard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2007

"The expansive narrative is in need of pruning. Still, this uniquely American story of race and ambition is of surpassing importance."
The daughter of former New York Times book critic Anatole Broyard (1920-90) relentlessly pursues the story of his mixed racial heritage, which he had concealed. Read full book review >

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ONE DROP by Bliss Broyard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2007

"The expansive narrative is in need of pruning. Still, this uniquely American story of race and ambition is of surpassing importance."
The daughter of former New York Times book critic Anatole Broyard (1920-90) relentlessly pursues the story of his mixed racial heritage, which he had concealed. Read full book review >

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STANDBY by Sandy Broyard
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2005

"The pain gnaws, and writing that's about death can't escape the smell of mortality, but Broyard's refusal to concede is also profoundly humane."
A grieving account of the life of Anatole Broyard, the long-time New York Times literary critic. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER, DANCING by Bliss Broyard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 1999

"All eyes should be open, looking for more."
The daughter of the late critic and longtime New York Times reviewer Anatole Broyard debuts with eight stories that break little new ground but are readable, well-crafted, entirely unaffected—and consequently of considerable appeal. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDE FINDER by Susan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Unsurprising but satisfying."
A yeomanlike romance, with a heavy emphasis on the uncanny. Read full book review >

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SEPULCHRE by Kate Mosse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Superior hugger-mugger from an impressive new mistress of the genre."
History and mystery are engagingly blended in British author Mosse's bulky successor to Labyrinth (2006). Read full book review >