Search Results: "Ivan Vladislavic"


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THE EXPLODED VIEW by Ivan Vladislavic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"Vladislavic's plain and understated style gives force to the longing and frustrated desires of his characters."
These four short stories set in South Africa focus on mildly unsuccessful people with modest ambitions who are continually thwarted either by chance or by their own inadequacies. Read full book review >

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THE FOLLY by Ivan Vladislavic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Playful fiction with a corresponding (and paradoxical) seriousness of intent."
A slim, symbolic novel with allegorical overtones by a noted South African novelist and short story writer. 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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STUFF by Ivan Amato
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1997

"It is a heady time for this new discipline, and Amato gives a good sense of its energy and potential. (illustrations, not seen)"
Materials science sees the world as fodder for new and better structural materials; here's an overview of this new discipline. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"Ivan is the son of Ted Solotaroff, literary critic and former Harper editor."
A striking debut collection from a journalist whose articles for the Village Voice and Esquire portray people—some famous, some obscure—hovering somewhere around the edges of pop culture. Read full book review >

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A Grateful Nation by Ivan Weinberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2015

"An often exhilarating novel despite the fact that its lawyer protagonist gets few opportunities to display his legal wiles."
In Weinberg's debut thriller, a California lawyer defends a psychiatrist after someone stabs one of the doctor's Vietnam veteran patients. 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 >

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BILLIONAIRE by Ivan Fallon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 1992

"A comprehensive and informative, albeit soft-centered, account of a genuinely remarkable career. (Forty-five illustrations.)"
Familiarity, it seems, does not always breed contempt. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE RABBITS by Ivan Gantschev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A pleasant diversion. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Glorious watercolors in a distinctive style are the highlight of this Balkan variation of "The Three Little Pigs," retold by Gantschev (Where the Moon Lives, 1998), who attended art school in Bulgaria and now lives in Germany. Read full book review >