Search Results: "Imre Goldstein"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE by Péter Nádas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Nádas at his best is a lot better than this."
In this slight 1979 novel by the acclaimed Hungarian author of A Book of Memories (1997), a nameless lover attempts to leave his mistress, smokes dope and glides soporifically out of "the time which I've up to now believed to be reality," and considers the possibility that this amorphous fugue state makes more tolerable the emotional conflicts imposed by the quotidian. Read full book review >

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FIRE AND KNOWLEDGE by Péter Nádas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A book that enlarges our sense of the moral, political and literary worlds we inhabit."
From Budapest-born Nádas (Love, 2000, etc.), a collection of fiction and essays, spanning roughly 40 years. Read full book review >

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PARALLEL STORIES by Péter Nádas
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A pensive, beautifully written tour de force of modern European literature, worthy of shelving alongside Döblin, Pasternak and Mann."
A robust epic of a Mitteleuropa lurching out of totalitarianism into whatever passes for modern society—"not a terrain without perils," as one of the principal characters grimly observes. Read full book review >

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BILL GOLDSTEIN
by Mark Athitakis

In 1922 the poet Ezra Pound wrote that “the Christian Era ended at midnight on Oct. 29-30 of last year”—that is, the moment James Joyce finished writing Ulysses. Pound’s pronouncement helped stoke a kind of folk tale that has accompanied the novel ever since. Joyce unleashed his experimental masterwork, the story goes, and then the rest of the literary world ...


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NEIL’S CASTLE by Alissa Imre Geis
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2004

A take on the idea that making art requires making choices. Read full book review >

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DETECTIVE STORY by Imre Kertész
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"Perhaps Kertész's other works justify the Nobel. Not this one: Orwell, Koestler, Solzhenitsyn and many others did it better."
It's literally a "detective's story" that unfolds in this grim novella, published in 1977 and previously untranslated, from the Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian author. Read full book review >

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DOSSIER K by Imre Kertész
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"The author's novels may provide a better introduction to his work, but this memoir will help to further illuminate them."
Kertész, the first Hungarian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, interrogates himself in a provocative memoir that will deepen the understanding of those already familiar with his novels. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2010

"A concluding essay contextualizing New York's role vis-à-vis other parts of the country would have been welcome, but Goldstein produces a worthwhile book for WWII buffs and lifelong New Yorkers."
A vivid but scattershot exploration of the pivotal role New York City played in mobilizing America's World War II effort, both logistically and culturally. Read full book review >

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World Saver by Neal Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"What begins as a YA adventure becomes a stellar rumination on the individual's place in the world."
Goldstein, Neal WORLD SAVER In this YA sci-fi debut, a teen visits his aunt's spiritual retreat to curb his video-gaming only to learn his favorite game is more real than he imagined. Read full book review >

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STRANGE ATTRATORS by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Goldstein breaks no new ground in exploring again the paradoxes and implications of mind-body duality—but she develops her theme with such wit and imagination, in styles ranging from gothic to folkloric, that her readers will not mind going along for another ride."
The author of The Mind-Body Problem (1983) and The Dark Sister (1991) again probes the relationship between female intellect and emotion—this time in a sparkling, erudite collection in which brilliant women's minds dictate their romantic attachments while their gender continues to dictate their fate. Read full book review >

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE BIBLE! by Jonathan Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2009

"Not as good as the original."
The author of Lenny Bruce Is Dead (2006) rewrites the Bible. Read full book review >

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PROPERTIES OF LIGHT by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2000

"Not as profound as it aspires to be, but great fun for those who like to match wits against a tricky author practicing some masterful sleight-of-hand."
Sex and physics turn out to have a lot in common in the latest from Goldstein (Mazel, 1995, etc.), who depicts the tortured passions of three scientists trying to restore meaning to a relativistic universe. Read full book review >