Search Results: "Olga Knipper"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"Nonetheless, this correspondence gives us wonderfully vivid self-portraits of two important Russian artists and a poignant chronicle of love struggling against the handicap of distance and the ravages of terminal illness."
A moving and intimate epistolary record of the complex relationship between the great Russian playwright and the actress who eventually became his wife. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1991

"American peoples''; perhaps that awareness, barely tapped here, accounts for the book's curious lack of involvement. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Basing her story on Fernando Columbus's account (actually written 30 years later) of his father's last voyage (1502-04), Litowinsky closely follows the events Fernando set down, fictionalizing by updating his voice, setting the date of his narrative in 1507 (when he would have been 18), inventing conversations, and adding two characters. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A very attractive volume, and an ideal holiday gift."
Momentos M†gicos/Magic Moments ($11.95 paperback original; Jan. 1998; 188 pp.; 0-87483-497-X): A charming bilingual collection of 15 Latin American folktales retold by a popular Mexican-American performance artist. Read full book review >

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THE ROSE FANCIER by Olga Masters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"Though not always fleshed out, and several attempts at humor fall flat, the finest pieces here are worthy companions to her earlier reputation-making collections."
Seventeen stories from the late Australian Masters (The Home Girls, A Long Time Dying, etc.), varying in length and quality and ranging from the late 19th century to contemporary times. Read full book review >

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A LONG TIME DYING by Olga Masters
Released: April 3, 1989

Masters (Amy's Children, 1988) didn't start producing fiction until her mid-50s, and died in 1986 after a short, prolific career (five books). Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Chronology of federal legislation; glossary; bibliography; list of organizations; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A factual, objective, and well-organized description of the serious conflicts now arising over water around the world. Read full book review >

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THE LINE by Olga Grushin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"By no means a negligible book, but something of a disappointment coming from the gifted Grushin."
The line of the title serves as bold metaphor in this earnest successor to The Dream Life of Sukhanov (2006). Read full book review >

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FORTY ROOMS by Olga Grushin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Honest, tender, and exquisitely crafted. A novel to savor."
The award-winning author of The Dream Life of Sukhanov (2006) and The Line (2010) contemplates the tension between art and domesticity.Read full book review >

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ALL RUSSIANS LOVE BIRCH TREES by Olga Grjasnowa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A thoughtful, melancholy study of loss."
A young Azerbaijan-born Jew tries to escape those ethnic and racial modifiers, with limited success, in Grjasnowa's flinty debut. Read full book review >

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THE COURAGE TO RAISE GOOD MEN by Olga Silverstein
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Literate, perceptive, and provocative—sure to heat up the fires of the gender debate."
What do men want? Read full book review >

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DRAGON FEATHERS by Andrej Dugin
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

Two Russian painters showcase their superb technical skills with a set of polished scenes in the style of the early Northern Renaissance, featuring static, richly dressed figures, compressed perspectives, tiny floral and architectural details rendered with dazzling clarity, and a host of cryptic symbols, artist's monograms, and amusingly grotesque little creatures—all bathed in creamy golden light. Read full book review >

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FAR FROM RUSSIA by Olga Andreyev Carlisle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"Many readers will hope for a sequel."
The Russian-French-American painter and writer (Voices in the Snow, not reviewed, etc.) sketches her life and extensive acquaintances from 1935 to 1975. Read full book review >