Search Results: "Susan Bernofsky"


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STALKING SUSAN by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Kramer's past as a TV producer lends authority to an entertaining story."
Two cold cases spark a hot story for flailing TV reporter Riley Spartz in this lively and fast-paced debut. Read full book review >

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SHARING SUSAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A gripping but flawed story, then, to provoke vigorous discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bunting explores what happens after two couples learn that their daughters were switched as babies in the hospital. Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF A POLAR BEAR by Yoko Tawada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"An absorbing work from a fascinating mind."
Three generations of polar bears navigate life as celebrities among humans. Read full book review >

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SEMPRE SUSAN by Sigrid Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Graceful, respectful and achingly honest."
Novelist Nunez (Salvation City, 2010, etc.) recalls her years with her longtime friend Susan Sontag (1933-2004). Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Daniel Schreiber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Schreiber's intelligent reading of Sontag's works and his fair and balanced handling of the impassioned controversies she generated admirably serve both his subject and his readers."
A sensitive, cleareyed biography of an intellectual star, first published in Germany in 2007. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Jonathan Cott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Another side of a significant 20th-century writer, preserved from the archives."
A humanizing interview with the late cultural icon, who was often perceived as a fiercely aggressive and polarizing intellect. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Carl Rollyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2000

"Although light on both literary and psychological substance, this biography, like Sontag herself, has plenty of charm."
An engagingly gossipy biography of the most glamorous intellectual celebrity of our time, assessing the impact of the writer's persona more thoroughly than her literary creations. Read full book review >

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THE ASSISTANT by Robert Walser
Released: July 27, 2007

"One understands why Kafka acknowledged Walser's influence. He's one of the most underrated, and accomplished, of all the great European modernist writers."
The mixed pleasures of introspection and tensions between solitude and society are wryly considered in the great, eccentric Swiss author's previously untranslated 1908 novel. Read full book review >

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GO, WENT, GONE by Jenny Erpenbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A lyrical, urgent artistic response to a history that is still unfolding."
Searching novel of the Berlin refugee crisis by Erpenbeck, considered one of the foremost contemporary German writers. Read full book review >

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THE ROBBER by Robert Walser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"At the very least, it'll make your day."
A first English translation of a discursive, playful 1925 novel by the Swiss German master who spent the last third of his life (1878-1956) in a mental institution. Read full book review >

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LOOKING AT PICTURES by Robert Walser
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Allusive and elusive, these essays by the acclaimed Swiss author often concern themselves with anything other than the art they purportedly analyze."
A brief collection of writings about art that are actually about the difficulty—even the impossibility—of writing about art. Read full book review >

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Released: May 28, 2013

"Perhaps too textually dense for general readers, but the book raises and clarifies a variety of significant issues about the many decisions translators must contend with."
Translators reflect on their work: its mechanics, frustrations, rewards and meanings. Read full book review >