Search Results: "Imre Goldstein"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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BOOK REVIEW

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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MAZEL by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Goldstein (The Mind-Body Problem, 1983, etc.) draws heavily on the themes and rhythms of Yiddish folklore while offering her own sparkling wit and philosophical insight, as always, along the way."
Goldstein expands on a story in her collection, Strange Attractors (1992), in this lively exploration of the ways chance intermingles with determinism in human lives. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DIVA by Brigitte  Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"More melodramatic than taut noir but an engrossing read for fans of historical fiction."
The Jewish daughter of German refugees living in 1941 New York City goes from suspect to detective after her idol, a legendary German actress and outspoken scourge of the Nazis, is murdered. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Better for its discussion of cutting-edge high-tech legal issues than for its cumbersome forays into history."
Despite the zingy subtitle, this is a rather bland, diffuse history of copyright law's response to developing technology. Read full book review >

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REFLECTIONS ON THE TRUE SHAKESPEARE by Gary Goldstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An unstuffy, stylistically refreshing Shakespeare study."
An erudite, persuasive debut study that makes a valuable contribution to the longtime debate over who authored William Shakespeare's plays. Read full book review >

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ERRORS AND OMISSIONS by Paul Goldstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2006

"Well-intentioned and reasonably well-written but lacking a fresh point of view."
Debut legal thriller—the one about the brilliant but jaded lawyer who seeks a change by taking on the mighty on behalf of the meek. Read full book review >