Search Results: "Ivan Klíma"


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MY GOLDEN TRADES by Ivan Klíma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A master delivers."
Once again, Kl°ma (Judge on Trial, 1993, etc.) skillfully explores Prague life under the Communist regime in the trying years before the Velvet Revolution. Read full book review >

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JUDGE ON TRIAL by Ivan Klíma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 1993

"Earnest, but slow and unrelieved."
Kl°ma (My First Loves, 1988; Love and Garbage, 1991) writes here about Adam Kindl, a Czech judge who lives in a state of perpetual contradiction. Read full book review >

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LOVERS FOR A DAY by Ivan Klíma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Both are vintage Kl°ma—the only justifications for an otherwise unnecessary volume."
Lovers For A Day ($24.00; Sept.; 240 pp.; 0-8021-1651-5): A disappointing collection of 12 stories, dating from the early "60s through the mid—-90s, from the Czechoslovakian author (The Ultimate Intimacy, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1995

"A quiet but searing portrait, as powerful as any of Kl°ma's pre-revolutionary novels, of a man and a society irreparably wounded by an oppressive past. (Author tour)"
Czech writer and former dissident Kl°ma (My Golden Trades, 1994, etc.) eloquently limns the troubling dilemma of a life set free too late. Read full book review >

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NO SAINTS OR ANGELS by Ivan Klíma
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Not quite as deep as it wants to be, but pensively sad in how sheltered it feels, like people crawling from a tomb."
Czech author Klíma (Lovers for a Day, 1999, etc.) returns with a tale about the emotionally lost in contemporary Prague: modern lives haunted by the history of Soviet incursion. Read full book review >

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THE ULTIMATE INTIMACY by Ivan Klíma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Kl°ma's best yet."
A beautifully imagined and deeply moving portrayal of temporal and spiritual conflict and crisis, from the ever-improving Czech author of such compelling fictions as Love and Garbage (1991) and Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light (1995). Read full book review >

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LOVE AND GARBAGE by Ivan Klíma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 1991

"Rich with allusion and insights, the deceptively simple story sometimes gets lost in his musings, but Kl°ma's portrait of a man and an artist trying to live honorably in his personal and professional life is a noteworthy achievement."
One of those classic semiautobiographicl European novels in which ideas are as important as plot, by Czech writer Kl°ma (My First Loves, 1988). Read full book review >

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MY CRAZY CENTURY by Ivan Klíma
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A fitting capstone to a distinguished literary life and an exposition of one of the main flaws of communism—that 'the betrayal of intelligence leads to the barbarization of everyone.'"
From the Nazi concentration camps to the communist show trials, Klíma (No Saints or Angels, 2001, etc.) shines a vibrant light on the machinery of oppression and the struggles of artists and intellectuals to subvert government control. Read full book review >

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KAREL CAPEK: LIFE AND WORK by Ivan Klíma
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2002

"A fine introduction to the work of a writer who ought to have won a Nobel Prize, and who richly deserves future generations of readers."
An informative critical biography, commissioned by the publisher, of the great Czech writer (1890-1938), whose witty allegorical and satirical fiction and drama comprise a treasure trove largely unexplored by contemporary readers. Read full book review >

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AESTHETICS by Ivan Brunetti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2013

"Essential for fans but fascinating for those new to Brunetti's work as well."
A handsomely designed encapsulation of the artistic life of a unique American illustrator. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The conclusion is only weak by comparison, however, as Musicant offers a meticulous yet exciting narrative of a small war that carried large implications for the nation's future. (8 pages b&w photos, 8 maps, not seen)"
Historian Musicant (Divided Waters, 1995) offers a detailed examination of the American war that catapulted the nation to imperial status. Read full book review >