“This isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”
“Gerhard Richter: Panorama” offers a means to delve into the artistic practice of an iconic figure in modern European art.
Like Updike, Anthony Burgess, and Vladimir Nabokov, Cynthia Ozick writes reviews with lush prose, each essay a stimulant to those seeking the beautiful interplay of ideas, language, and strong opinions.
Ms. Müller won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009. The Swedish Academy awarded it because her writing is imbued “with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed.” Despite the spies, surveillance, and tyranny, the Romania she presents appears like a fairy tale.
“For those interested in an introductory volume about the Jewish people and Israeli history, this book is highly recommended.”
“Abahn Sabana David” by Marguerite Duras is “a fable about ideological extremism under an avant-garde skin.”
“The German War” is an important scholarly achievement in the field of modern German history, and it is written with an epic narrative sweep.
“After Hitler” by Michael Jones is “a brilliant exploration of the final days of the European theater, valuable in its military analysis and generous use of eyewitness accounts.”
“Houses” by Borislav Pekic offers a fascinating window into literature of the other Europe
Noted British philosopher explains how to be a conservative.