Search Results: "Vladimir Kuzichkin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1991

"Thought-provoking testimony from an erstwhile cold warrior who's not marching anymore."
A former KGB major's matter-of-fact reminiscences of service as an espionage agent in Iran. 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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"It is hard to imagine anyone being able to pull this very odd offering off—but Radunsky (Table Manners, 2001, etc.) manages to do just that. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Without a doubt, one of the oddest monuments of Europe is the statue of the Manneken Pis ("Peeing Boy") in Brussels; here he stars in a decidedly odd original anti-war fable. Read full book review >

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ONE by Vladimir Radunsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Kudos to Radunsky, for another verbal and visual blast laced with silliness and affection. (Picture book. 6-8)"
From the ten armadillos born in 10 (Ten): A Wonderful Story (2002), one raises his snout to proclaim himself Number One, in what Radunsky bills "a nice story about an awful braggart." Read full book review >

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PETER AND THE WOLF by Vladimir  Vagin
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"The exciting illustrations give another context to a modern folktale than can co-exist with the symphony that first made it famous. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An adventurous boy disregards his grandfather's orders to remain behind the closed garden gate when a fierce wolf is spotted in the neighborhood. 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 >

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Released: Oct. 20, 1991

"Somewhere, Gogol is smiling."
Unique and sparkling memoir of a Russian Jewish immigrant to New York. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1996

"If Zhirinovsky does well in upcoming elections, the West and the world will have to deal with yet another fanatical nationalist whose grip on reality is tenuous at best."
Depending on the outcome of the upcoming presidential elections in Russia, this political manifesto will prove either ridiculous or frightening. Read full book review >

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PNIN by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 1957

"And why do books which have appeared in the New Yorker rarely get proper editing, so that the reader is constantly having people and events re-explained to him?"
This sad-amusing little book is a series of short stories about Professor Timofey Pnin, an emigre Russian intellectual and teacher of Russian at Waindell College. Read full book review >

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LECTURES ON LITERATURE by Vladimir Nabokov
Released: Oct. 22, 1980

"Distinctive and demanding."
Not really essays, not genial and general E. M. Forster-ish talks either, nor stirring defenses nor rhetorical destructions, these lectures Nabokov prepared and gave at Cornell in the Fifties are just that: he talks and reads, we listen (the same general approach—heirophant picking out the mystery from the dross—that Nabokov used in his own fiction); and literature is taken apart like a boxful of toys: "impersonal imagination and artistic delight," "the supremacy of the detail over the general, of the part that is more alive than the whole." Read full book review >

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YOU? by Vladimir Radunsky
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

A scruffy little white-with-brown-spots mutt is alone in the park. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU DUDE by Vladimir Radunsky
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Moreover, it's rather fun—in its way. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An odd little story from the wizard of odd. Read full book review >