Search Results: "Leo Tolstoy"


BOOK REVIEW

TOLSTOY by Rosamund Bartlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2011

"A rich, complex life told in rich, complex prose."
Cultural historian and translator Bartlett (Chekhov: Scenes from a Life, 2004, etc.) unravels the ornate and complicated tapestry of the life of the great Russian writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Dazzling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Leo, like any child, hopes for acceptance, but it's hard to find friendship when one is a ghost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOLSTOY by Henri Troyat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2001

"Our final verdict: a 'beautiful book.'"
Troyat (the nom de plume of Russian-born Lev Tarasov) won numerous awards in France for his novels and nonfiction, especially his literary biographies. Read full book review >

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HOW MUCH LAND DOES A MAN NEED? by Leo Tolstoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Tolstoy follows the text. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A man's greed leads to his downfall in this adaptation of an 1886 short story. Read full book review >

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DIVINE AND HUMAN by Leo Tolstoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Not essential Tolstoy, but in general a welcome English-language addition to one of the world's most remarkable bodies of literary work."
Most of the 16 stories collected herein appear for the first time in English. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOLSTOY LIED by Rachel Kadish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"No real surprises, but some essential satisfactions."
Kadish's second (after From a Sealed Room, 1998) is a conventional modern romance, complete with life lessons, wry comedy and a supporting cast of best friends. Read full book review >

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THE GOSPEL IN BRIEF by Leo Tolstoy
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Fresh translation destined to introduce a new generation to a fuller understanding of Tolstoy's mind."
A new translation of Tolstoy's rewriting of the Christian Gospels, first completed in 1881. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO POLITI by Ann Stalcup
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Closing with a timeline and an annotated bibliography, this perceptive portrait should go far toward rekindling interest in an artist and writer whose reputation, outside his customary haunts at least, has faded considerably. (Biography. 10-12)"
Stalcup bases her biography, the first ever, of Politi, largely on interviews and personal memories—and rather than shape it as a conventional tally of travels and awards, she focuses on this Caldecott-winner's character, artistic development, and favorite themes. Read full book review >

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WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Pevear and Volokhonsky) One can heartily recommend Bromfield's translation to readers new to War and Peace, but for a fuller sense of Tolstoy's comprehensive and commanding artistic mastery, Pevear and Volokhonsky remain unchallenged as the A-team of Russian translators."
If you're a mountain climber, it's still Everest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEO LEO by Gene Barretta
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Energetic, engaging and eclectic—just like its subject. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
In a format similar to his Now and Ben (2003), Barretta points out the links between one man's genius and the development of a varied catalogue of creations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO DUROCHER by Paul Dickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"Baseball buffs will enjoy this well-researched, smoothly written biography of a complex man, but readers lacking interest in the MLB may be inclined to dismiss the mercurial Durocher as an unpleasant individual not worth trying to understand."
Prolific author Dickson (Contraband Cocktails: How America Drank When It Wasn't Supposed to Be, 2015, etc.) digs deep into the controversial baseball career and spicy extracurricular life of Leo Durocher (1905-1991). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY & LEO by Pamela Zagarenski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Invite young readers to talk about this visual feast for the imagination, and something magical may happen. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The bond between a child and a beloved stuffed lion is put to the test. Read full book review >