Search Results: "Vladimir Todorov"


BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER'S TANTRUMS by Boriana Todorov
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2013

"Definitely a book aimed at high-energy boys. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Photorealistic, vibrantly colored, sometimes-disturbing images tell an amped-up story of sibling jealousy. 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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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 >

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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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A FRENCH TRAGEDY by Tzvetan Todorov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1996

"Unsettling moral and ethical problems—captured in this provocative record of one small, bloody episode—that demand to be confronted."
An unsparing look at a little-known episode of WW II that, according to the author, reveals the moral ambiguities that arise in situations of extreme violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"His lessons for us today are compelling and ineluctable. (Author tour)"
An incisive, at times controversial, consideration of moral action in the face of dehumanization, and its implications for everyday life. 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 >