Search Results: "Andrej Krystoforski"


BOOK REVIEW

HELEN KELLER by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The lack of notes, bibliography or online resources further mar this book. (Biography. 6-8)"
Helen Keller's inspiring story has a way of making it into most elementary-school curricula. Read full book review >

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SKINSWAPS by Andrej Blatnik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Superlative short fiction from an exciting new writer."
This first collection of 16 short stories by an accomplished young Slovenian author contains brief satirical allegories ("The Drummer's Strike," "Issac"), eerie vignettes dramatizing elusive varieties of psychic derangement ("Two" and "His mother's voice" are notable), and several more fully developed pieces in which wry, self-deprecating characters (who sound a little like Milan Kundera's) reflect the depletion and ennui of eastern Europe during and after the last days of communism (especially "The Taste of Blood" and "Scratches on the Back"). Read full book review >

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DRAGON FEATHERS by Andrej Dugin
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

Two Russian painters showcase their superb technical skills with a set of polished scenes in the style of the early Northern Renaissance, featuring static, richly dressed figures, compressed perspectives, tiny floral and architectural details rendered with dazzling clarity, and a host of cryptic symbols, artist's monograms, and amusingly grotesque little creatures—all bathed in creamy golden light. Read full book review >

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LAW OF DESIRE by Andrej Blatnik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Taut storytelling, if sometimes a bit too high-strung."
A clutch of brusque, seriocomic and sometimes forbidding tales about lust, loss and betrayal by the Slovenian author (You Do Understand, 2010). Read full book review >

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YOU DO UNDERSTAND by Andrej Blatnik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Charmingly taut fiction that occasionally cries out for broader canvases."
Fifty ultra-brief stories by the Slovenian writer that revel in absurdity and pointed ironies. This is his second collection (Skinswaps, 1998) translated into English. Read full book review >

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THE FINE ROUND CAKE by Arnica Esterl
adapted by Arnica Esterl, translated by Pauline Hejl, illustrated by Andrej Dugin, Olga Dugina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Why, in a season when there are too many picture books even to consider, much less buy, must we be burdened with items like this oversized, pretentious mismatch? (Folklore/Picture book. 3-8)"
A Joseph Jacobs perennial favorite (``Johnny-Cake'') is translated into German and then back into English with no discernible gain and considerable loss of flavor. Read full book review >