Search Results: "Viktor Shklovsky"


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THIRD FACTORY by Viktor Shklovsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2002

"The patchwork structure and whimsical rhetoric take some getting used to, but the resulting celebration of artistic individuality and integrity rings true."
This 1926 novel (originally published in this translation by Ardis in 1977) by a prominent Russian Formalist critic well known for his studies of Tolstoy and Mayakovsky reshapes the conventions of autobiography to express "the idea of art as pure form"—an idea that became anathema to the agenda-burdened architects of the 1917 Revolution. Read full book review >

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LIFE OF A BISHOP'S ASSISTANT by Viktor Shklovsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2017

"Readers with a background in formalism and its successors will find this of interest, though Bulgakov, Sholokhov, and Pasternak remain the cornerstone writers of the era for nonspecialist readers."
Slender, allusive novel of clerical foibles by Russian/Soviet novelist Shklovsky (1893-1984). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1991

"A joyful, inspiring and often provocative gesture of fellowship from the other side of the wall."
Lighthearted, Feynman-style recollections of a Soviet astronomer (co-author with Carl Sagan of Intelligent Life in the Universe), first published as a mid-1980's samizdat publication in the USSR. Read full book review >

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MAN'S SEARCH FOR ULTIMATE MEANING by Viktor E. Frankl
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 1997

"Frankl's question about ultimate meaning and a few of his observations are profound, yet much else in this sometimes rambling book disappointingly stops at the surface."
These nine essays comprise a kind of sequel to the author's famous foundation work of ``logotherapy,'' Man's Search for Meaning, with a focus on a person's spiritual rather than existential striving. Read full book review >

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Released: March 5, 2013

"A fascinating, enthusiastic view of the possibilities of vast computer correlations and the entrepreneurs who are taking advantage of them."
Plenty of books extol the technical marvels of our information society, but this is an original analysis of the information itself—trillions of searches, calls, clicks, queries and purchases. Read full book review >