Search Results: "Solomon Volkov"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 1998

The Russian Nobel laureate speaks his mind on poetry, other poets, and his life in conversations with another intellectual Russian ÇmigrÇ. Read full book review >

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ST. PETERSBURG by Solomon Volkov
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

From a noted Russian ÇmigrÇ musicologist, an affectionate as well as scholarly tribute to St. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2011

"Occasionally cantankerous, but swift, erudite and easy to follow."
The author of numerous works on Russian cultural history races through the 300-year rule of the Romanovs (1613-1917), examining the rulers' complicated relationships with creative artists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2004

"An eye-opening look at the intersection of art and political power."
A revealing portrait of the great composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75), who managed to keep skin and soul intact during the worst years of the Soviet terror. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2008

"Volkov is a stern critic and a smart observer of the Russian scene, and this book, a fine complement to Orlando Figes's Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia (2002), is essential for anyone following modern political and cultural events there."
Wide-ranging study of the arts in Russia during the Communist era, bracketed by a decade of relative freedom on either end. Read full book review >

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ANNA & SOLOMON by Elaine Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"An American story that is at once personal, timeless and universal. Lovely and uplifting. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
A young man immigrates to America at the turn of the 20th century and works and saves so his wife can join him. Read full book review >

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SOLOMON SNEEZES by Marilyn Singer
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"Throughout the book, he cleverly shows only the sneezes' aftermaths, saving a complete tableau of a sneeze in action for the very end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the Growing Tree series, a story of sneezing: "Solomon Snorkel has such a big sneeze, he can blow all the leaves off the sycamore trees." Read full book review >

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SOLOMON SPRING by Michelle Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Black (An Uncommon Enemy, not reviewed) serves up a Western in which a beautiful, anachronistic heroine rises above American sexism, imperialism, capitalism, and racism, all so that she and her true love can be together."
Once upon a time in the West, Eden Murdoch and Brad Randall met and fell in love. Read full book review >

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SOLOMON CROCODILE by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"Light and entertaining fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Solomon Crocodile annoys and irritates the other creatures in the swamp. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2003

"A wonderful story and a rare treat for the armchair traveler."
An English schoolteacher describes his year in the Solomon Islands on a development project. Read full book review >

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THE PILLARS OF SOLOMON by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 1999

"But Land (Dead Simple, 1998, etc.), like so many other authors of big fat thrillers, is flummoxed by the problems of the middle, which sags and drags."
Star-crossed superheroes in a standard suspenser set in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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SONG OF SOLOMON by Toni Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1977

"The gut-soul of Roots, with which this will be recklessly, inevitably linked, and a handsome display of a major talent."
"When you know your name, you should hang on to it, for unless it is noted down and remembered, it will die when you die." Read full book review >