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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NIGHT DEPARTURE and NO PLACE by Emmanuel Bove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"And a reminder of how tragic Bove's early death was."
The last two novels of French writer Bove (The Stepson, 1994, etc.), contemporary and friend of Gide and Beckett, evoke in stunning, characteristically minimalist prose the plight of an intellectual antihero forced to act by war. Read full book review >