Search Results: "Nella Bielski"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR IS ’42 by Nella Bielski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Bielski's tone lends grace to her project, but, sans supporting detail, it seems an affectation that leaves the whole feeling rather pointless."
The currents of WWII alter the lives of a German officer and a Russian doctor, in a poignant but thin tale by Ukrainian author Bielski. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISABELLE by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 1998

"This quirky volume, which is sparsely but handsomely illustrated with its subject's own line drawings, is flawed by occasional Middle Eastern mystical fatuousness, but nevertheless offers a crisp, intriguing portrait of an extraordinarily enigmatic and interesting woman."
Subtitled A Story in Shots, this trim "novel" is in fact a screenplay whose scenes describe the brief, impassioned life of 19th-century traveler and adventuress Isabelle Eberhardt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANDY PINK by Adela Turin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A simplistic, well-meaning tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
First published in Italy 40 years ago, this picture book challenges sexism with a story about an anthropomorphic elephant who subverts her community's notions about what girls should look like and how they should behave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 1992

"Melodramatic, certainly, but the message is still timely."
A striking collection of two novels and three short stories, the entire output of a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance, who was the first African-American woman to be awarded a Guggenheim fellowship (in 1930), and whose literary career had ended by 1933. Read full book review >