Search Results: "Vasily Grossman"


BOOK REVIEW

AN ARMENIAN SKETCHBOOK by Vasily Grossman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Deft, poignant characterizations by an author who deserves a wider readership."
A new translation of Russian novelist Grossman's delightful journal of his stay among the Armenians. Read full book review >

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STORIES FROM A SIBERIAN VILLAGE by Vasily Shukshin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Stenka Razin,'' the tale of a 17th-century Cossack Robin Hood whose adventures Shukshin explored in both fiction and film, and whose ebullient unconventionality clearly appealed to, as it resembles, Shukshin's own bold and defiant spirit."
Stories From A Siberian Village ($35.00; paper $16.00; Oct. 1996; 285 pp.; 0-87580-211-7; paper 0-87580-572-8): A generous collection of 25 stories—11 of which were previously unavailable in English translation—by the popular and charismatic Russian author (192974) who was also a renowned actor and film director. Read full book review >

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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 26, 2001

"That's certainly more likely than finding one here."
Billed by its "Low Modern" author as a "HOW TO" book, this collection is presented as the "autobiography of the SIGHTED SINGER, the American poet who has dreamed the dream of the poet's vocation." Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"An important and convincing human document, essential reading for those concerned with establishing a just and workable solution to a decades-old conflict."
Powerful and persuasive reporting by the author of The Yellow Wind (1988). Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN KING by Lev Grossman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Fabulous fantasy spiked with bitter adult wisdom—not to be missed."
Now a king in the magical land of Fillory, Quentin embarks on a quest to save the universe in Grossman's searing sequel to The Magicians (2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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BROTHERHOOD OF FEAR by Paul Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Read it, then hope Grossman writes more about Willi in Paris. He has plenty of time before the Nazis arrive."
Another richly painted Willi Kraus thriller, in which a mundane assignment goes horribly wrong. Read full book review >

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CODEX by Lev Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sophisticated, scholarly fun and games."
Computer games, medieval texts, a corrupt duchess, and library arcana derail a young investment banker from the fast track. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUEL by David Grossman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Set in Jerusalem in the mid-1960s, this doesn't have the broad—or, for that matter, child—appeal of Daniella Carmi's Samir and Yonatan (2000), but it's refreshing to have a tale in which the city's people loom larger than its issues. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A 12-year-old helps a septuagenarian friend weather a potentially deadly misunderstanding in this brief, reflective import, winner of a British prize for translated works. Read full book review >