Despite the pain of inhabiting Alexander Herzog’s disintegrating world, I absolutely could not put My Marriage aside.
This canny writer is concerned with the kind of complicated family relationships that engaged his Jewish literary forebears.
The author makes fully human an illness marked by absence and estrangement from humanity.
One reads this strangely engaging book, like Volodine’s others, with a sort of knitted-brow amusement.
Audin scrutinizes political commitment when it is undertaken by representatives of an intellectual discipline detached from the real world.
What could have been excursions into monochromatic despair are elevated, through resourceful inventiveness, into exhilarating journeys.
We root for all of the ordinary folk who survived — and are still surviving even now — one of the bleakest and saddest periods in Russia’s history.
Beautifully produced by Seagull Books, The Pilgrim’s Bowl is an invaluable introduction to both painter and poet.
Death By Water plumbs the depths of the human condition in an entirely original way.
These three books by Patrick Modiano are short, intense, and sensuous.