Search Results: "Vladimir Alexandrov"


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THE BLACK RUSSIAN by Vladimir Alexandrov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Though sometimes dry, a good choice for those who enjoy reading about life's underdogs."
Beginning his account with a daring escape from 1919 Russia to Constantinople, Alexandrov (Slavic Languages and Literature/Yale Univ.; Limits to Interpretation: The Meanings of Anna Karenina, 2004, etc.) promises a wild life of intrigue, deception and beating the odds for his subject. Read full book review >

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MISHA ALEXANDROV by Jan Karol  Tanaka
Released: Oct. 9, 2015

"A solid, heartwarming tale about an orphan's travails."
A young boy in 1827 struggles to keep his new home in this debut children's book. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1989

"In other words, classic Nabokov."
Hilarious collection of letters by the Russian-American maestro that must rank as one of the most contentious and eccentric of all time. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1989

"In other words, classic Nabokov."
Hilarious collection of letters by the Russian-American maestro that must rank as one of the most contentious and eccentric of all time. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"But for the reader it will awaken a great block of humanity. (Photographs—not seen.)"
Magnificent last volume of Boyd's critical biography of Vladimir Nabokov (Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years, 1990). Read full book review >

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THE STORIES OF VLADIMIR NABOKOV by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1995

"An indispensable book."
The collected short fiction of the great Russian-born writer (1899—1977) who became a master of fiction in three languages and whose imposingly irascible presence on the 20th-century literary scene has perhaps obscured full recognition of his genius as symbolist, savant, and storyteller. Read full book review >

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THE SENILITY OF VLADIMIR P. by Michael  Honig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A surprisingly touching investigation of motive, duty, and greed."
Honig's debut novel explores the development and deterioration of Vladimir Putin's mind and morals. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HISTORY OF VLADIMIR NABOKOV by Andrea Pitzer
Released: March 13, 2013

"Though no substitute for Brian Boyd's definitive two-volume biography, this is a brilliant examination that adds to the understanding of an inspiring and enigmatic life."
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) always claimed that art and politics don't mix, but this new biography suggests his own art tells a different story. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Fans of Russian absurdist satire will most enjoy this offbeat, if uneven, debut."
Marcus' debut novel depicts the aimlesslife of a third-rate Russian artist. Read full book review >

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TEN by Vladimir Radunsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Blue-nosed adult armadillos, nattily attired in patterned ear and tail socks, tumble with the infants across monochrome backgrounds in this bright, amiable, universally recognizable episode. (Picture book. 4-5)"
Radunsky (Mannekin Pis, p. 961, etc.) tucks plenty of counting practice into this evergreen "family" story rich with Radunsky's offbeat humor. Read full book review >

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THE CONQUEST OF CANCER by Vladimir Kalina
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"A convincing criticism of modern medicine that advocates the reinvention of cancer treatment."
A debut author looks at a rare surgical technique for combating cancer developed over decades. Read full book review >