Search Results: "Susan Bernofsky"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE EUROPE BEGINS by Yoko Tawada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2002

Surrealistic distortions of the phenomena of cultural displacement and alienation dominate this elegant new collection of stories by the Japanese author of The Bridegroom Was a Dog (1998). Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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BOOK REVIEW

SPECTACULAR SPOTS by Susan Stockdale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Despite a blotch or two, a spot-on animal gallery for budding naturalists. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
In this companion to the animal gallery in Stripes of All Types (2013), Stockdale focuses her spotlight.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLOWING THE TRACTOR by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A delightful book that will stand up to repeated readings on a lap or in a group setting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Over the course of a year, all manner of birds and animals follow a farmer as he works the fields with his tractor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICTURE DAY by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Not quite as easy a read as similarly formatted Boris on the Move, by Andrew Joyner (2013), this will nonetheless appeal to emergent female readers wishing to look especially accomplished to their peers—and who doesn't enjoy that feeling? (Fiction. 5-7)"
Shaped like an early chapter book rather than an easy reader, this effort, one of a new series called Branches, introduces super-duper Missy and her encounter with school picture day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY BY DAY by Susan Gal
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"A luminous celebration of family, food and home. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Day by day, brick by brick, a community is built in this winning tribute to fellowship and family. Read full book review >