Search Results: "Bernard M. Brodsky"


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DEATH IN DIYARBAKIR by Bernard M. Brodsky
Released: July 3, 2012

"An exciting novel that delves into the tensions of modern Turkey and the human heart."
A Turkish army general and a Kurdish lawyer try to overcome their instinctive distrust of one another and work together—while keeping their unexpected romantic feelings from getting in the way—in order to solve a political mystery. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO by Beverly Brodsky
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"With this multi-layered perspective of the buffalo Brodsky has managed to create an exceptional work that is both informational and aesthetically grand—a must purchase for all libraries. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8+)"
Brodsky (The Story of Job, 1986, etc.) has made a magnificent re-entry into the world of picture books with this historical look at the plight of the buffalo as related to the Native American experience. Read full book review >

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ON GRIEF AND REASON by Joseph Brodsky
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

In the best of these recent essays, Nobelist Brodsky achieves a unique synthesis of philosophical acumen and literary craftsmanship: considering the exigencies of exile together with those of poetry, reflecting on ethics and aesthetics. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Surely the appearance of this collection will gratify Brodsky's admirers, but despite his hallowed resumé, it is not likely to convert skeptics."
This volume gathers the three major books published in English by Brodsky—Soviet exile, Nobel Prize-winner, and US Poet Laureate—along with a handful of previously uncollected poems. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"A fitting memorial: solid, well-researched, and full of ably reconstructed plot turns, worthy of a place alongside Robert Caro's The Power Broker on the long shelf of good books devoted to New York politics."
Overstuffed but readable life of the famed politician who created "out of a congeries of five quasi-independent, overly politicized counties one glorious city." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"The analyses here too often boil down to conventional wisdom about art's roots in madness, but these diverse case studies of psychological disaster coupled with artistic achievement can't help but make for diverting reading."
Written from a variety of clinical viewpoints, these thumbnail sketches of notoriously unbalanced artists draw links—sometimes tenuous, sometimes provocative—between their personality disorders and their creative productions. Read full book review >

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ONE TRICK PONY by Daniella Brodsky
FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Despite its flaws, though, the story is an interesting look at the lives of four well-heeled teens, living life in the big city. (Fiction. YA)"
Caroline, a mysterious new owner, reopens a neighborhood coffee shop. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERY by Joseph Brodsky
Released: Oct. 6, 1999

Brodsky (for adults, On Grief and Reason, 1996, etc.) challenges the notion that a place—any place—can be truly "discovered" by humans, as if willed into being by their intents and designs. Read full book review >

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WATERMARK by Joseph Brodsky
Released: June 1, 1992

"But even in such a tiny book he can't always be doing that; and when he isn't, he writes personally, with an air of swagger, lechery, and disdain (for homosexuals in particular, it seems) that makes his meditations seem more crotchety than anything else: Venice gets lost in the fog."
A very, very short prose-exercise by Nobelist Brodsky about Venice, his many wintertime trips there, the enchantment and ironies and visual splendors. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN RUSH by Alyn Brodsky
NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 2004

"Still, readers without much knowledge of Rush—and that would be most people—will find this an accessible introduction to the man and his tumultuous times."
A solid—and somewhat stolid—life of an often-overlooked Founding Father. Read full book review >

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WINTER OF THE GODS  by Jordanna Max Brodsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A preposterous page-turner."
A follow-up to The Immortals (2016) in which ancient Greek gods assume 21st-century identities and band together to fight a threat to their millennia-old existence. Read full book review >