Search Results: "Vladimir Shpitalnik"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE WARRANTY PEOPLE by Eduard Uspensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"With roughly shifting viewpoints and a stalling plot, this tongue-in-cheek poke at Russian politics is one offering on which the warranty has lapsed. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Ever wonder why the vacuum breaks down just when the warranty runs out? Read full book review >

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CROCODILE GENE AND HIS FRIENDS by Eduard Uspensky
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Although this Russian story deals with comradeship, its flat characters and flagging plot make it an imperfect companion for the solitary reader. (Fiction. 6-8)"
When lonely Crocodile Gene advertises for friends in the paper, a nondescript animal named Floptop and a little girl named Gail respond. Read full book review >

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UNCLE FEDYA, HIS DOG, AND HIS CAT by Eduard Uspensky
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Loaded with cockeyed problems, absurd solutions, and a deliciously deadpan delivery, a lively read-aloud for those considering fleeing family and home. (Folklore/Fiction. 5-9)"
In this Russian tale of separation and reunion, ``Uncle Fedya''—a boy ``who could read by the time he was four and make soup by the time he was six''—sets up housekeeping. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >