Search Results: "Miroslav Penkov"


BOOK REVIEW

STORK MOUNTAIN by Miroslav Penkov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"An earnest and somber tale of rural life that gets tangled in its metaphorical brush."
A man returns to his native Bulgaria from America and receives an education in family history, romance, and local folklore. Read full book review >

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EAST OF THE WEST by Miroslav Penkov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2011

"An unapologetic love letter to a culture of many colors."
A gifted Bulgarian writer explores the history of his country in eight sharp, heartfelt stories about home. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"But overall, the essays are grave excursions on matters of life and death, truth and falsity, by one who has endured life in Eastern Europe and, because he is a scientist, retains a belief that progress is possible."
Add a new voice to the medical-literary essay genre: Holub is a Czech immunologist and poet, distinguished in both fields. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An important, comprehensive resource for the study of those most mysteriously, enduringly impressive structures. (b&w illustrations throughout)"
A Czech professor (Egyptology/Charles Univ.) summarizes the latest research on the design and construction of pyramids, leads a guided tour of virtually all of them, and smacks the naughty hands of those who believe that extraterrestrials were behind them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BANQUET IN BLITVA by Miroslav Krleza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Difficult, but much worth reading as an introduction to an unjustly neglected European master."
A great Croatian writer is seen at his most animated and unsparing in a venomous satire (first published in 1939) on political aggrandizement and xenophobia. Read full book review >