Search Results: "Emmanuel Carrère"


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CLASS TRIP by Emmanuel Carrère
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

Class Trip ($19.95; Jan. 13, 1997; 176 pp.; 0-8050-4694-1): A subtle combination of noir mystery and metaphysical thriller by the acclaimed author of The Mustache (1988) and Gothic Romance (1990). Read full book review >

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THE ADVERSARY by Emmanuel Carrère
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2001

"True-life crime, bald and sordid, told with the quality of a weightless incantation."
A grim recounting—almost a slice of living theater—of a loathsome crime committed in France nearly ten years ago, from French novelist Carrère (Class Trip, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AS A RUSSIAN NOVEL by Emmanuel Carrère
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Intelligent, well-written and scrupulously honest, but off-puttingly self-involved."
French novelist/screenwriter/journalist Carrère (I Am Alive and You Are Dead: A Journey Inside the Mind of Philip K. Dick, 2003, etc.) recalls two fraught years that took him to Siberia and ended a love affair. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A searching portrait of an arrogant, heroic and willful man—a mix of Jean Genet, Don Quixote and King Lear."
The life of a controversial Russian writer and adventurer. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM by Emmanuel Carrère
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A passionate, digressive, empathetic history of religious rebels and the mystery of faith."
Memoir, fiction, and history combine in a stirring portrayal of the world of the first Christians. Read full book review >

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LIVES OTHER THAN MY OWN by Emmanuel Carrère
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"When it's about other people, this book often soars, but the somewhat self-satisfied autobiographical 'I' keeps dragging it back down."
The latest from French writer/filmmaker Carrère (My Life as a Russian Novel, 2010, etc.) is an awkward but intermittently touching hybrid of novel and autobiography. Read full book review >

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WISDOM OF GOD by Emmanuel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2007

"Neither a strong, coherent spiritual guide nor a work of wisdom."
A spiritual guide for members of the New Church, a denomination whose teachings are from the book of Revelations. Read full book review >

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"A confusing mix of authentic 18th-century mysticism and New Age propheteering."
A dismaying work of theological plagiarism masquerading as revealed literature. Read full book review >

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QUICKSAND by Emmanuel Bove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A small masterpiece."
A first appearance in English by the late French writer and early minimalist Bove (Armand, 1987; My Friends, 1986) of a novel published in France in 1945, a few months after his death, that stunningly delineates the eventual heroism of an Everyman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 1993

"A remarkable job of untangling a web that was too complicated for the Soviet leadership itself to understand."
Path-breaking study of the role played by nationalism in the disintegration of the Soviet Union; by d'ncausse (Confiscated Power, 1982), the third woman ever elected to the AcadÇmie Franáaise. Read full book review >