"This book greatly exceeded my expectations in every respect: I expected it to be light reading, a bit of casual fluff and that it certainly was not. I expected that the series of letters might become tiresome or maudlin. Nothing of the sort! I exp..."
"Brutal and beautiful and entrancing and heartbreaking — often all at the same time.
The setting — that Gordian knot we know as Palestine/Israel — dominates and infuses everything in a fatalistic haze. In essence this is just a love story, but in ..."
"The father of Russian literature, Pushkin is beloved not only for his poetry but also for his brilliant stories, which range from dramatic tales of love, obsession, and betrayal to dark fables and sparkling comic masterpieces, from satirical...