Search Results: "Andrzej Stasiuk"


BOOK REVIEW

NINE by Andrzej Stasiuk
Released: May 1, 2007

"The technique is masterly, and the carefully calibrated atmosphere of dread and threat beautifully sustained. But the effect is that of claustrophobic redundancy."
A kaleidoscopic view of Warsaw in transition and in chaos, following the collapse of Communism, forms the core of this 1999 novel from the Polish author (Tales of Galicia, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: June 16, 2011

"A mesmerizing, not-to-be-missed trek through a little-visited region of the world."
A Nike Award-winning author travels through Eastern Europe, a place littered with the crumbling relics of communism, with inhabitants abandoned and seemingly frozen in time waiting for their future to begin. Read full book review >

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SELF-PORTRAIT WITH WOMAN by Andrzej Szczypiorski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"An urbane and bleakly amusing romp, if something less than a fully successful novel."
A meditative, harshly lyrical, frequently funny—and unfortunately talky—character study by the acclaimed Polish author of The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman (1990) and A Mass for Arras (1993). Read full book review >

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RAT by Andrzej Zaniewski
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Blunt and boring."
You know you're in trouble when a novel leads off with a tendentious authorial forward that tells you how to read the book you've just opened. ``Rat is not exclusively a book about animals, even though such an interpretation may also be acceptable. Read full book review >

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A MASS FOR ARRAS by Andrzej Szczypiorski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

Szczypiorski (The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman, 1990) reaches back to an anti-Semitic persecution in 15th-century Brabant for this allegory, first published in Poland in 1970, of the seductive appeal of totalitarianism. Read full book review >

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CATLANTIS by Anna Starobinets
by Anna Starobinets, translated by Jane Bugaeva, illustrated by Andrzej Klimowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A must for those seeking culturally diverse literary experiences. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
Baguette knows he can travel in time, but can he save the nine lives of all of catkind? Read full book review >

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DOUBLE VISION by Andrzej Wajda
Released: April 28, 1989

The famed Polish director of Ashes and Diamonds, Kanai, Man of Iron, and many other films outlines his approach to filmmaking and suggests the spirit that gives life to his work. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: May 30, 2005

"Moreover, unlike Walter Wick's more elaborate assemblages, the pictures may prompt younger children to think, 'Hey, I can do that!' (Picture book. 5-7)"
A first US publication for its Polish creators, this alphabet pairs playful verses—"This silver mouse is made of tin / She's very strong though rather thin / Unlike all other mice and rats / She spends her spare time chasing cats."—with big color photos of familiar animals or objects constructed from found materials: gears, watch springs, sticks, leaves, rusty tins, wire, sugar cubes and other bric-a-brac. Read full book review >