“This isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”
“Roger Lewinter casts an exacting eye upon himself, creating in prose a self-portrait worthy of Rembrandt.”
“[Lewinter’s] unique literary voice . . . is that of an obsessive, a philosopher, and a miniaturist.”
“The past and the future are her playground, and she relays an open invitation to all who seek a daring museum experience.”
“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.”
Fouad Laroui casts his eye on Morocco’s dour political legacy with the scalpel-like precision of a social satirist.
Patrick Modiano goes beyond the checklist accuracies of historical fiction, fashioning a lush fever dream filled with glamor, mystery, and despair.
Michèle Audin’s debut novel “One Hundred Twenty-One Days” is a story about mathematics and love.