Book of the Month: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (2005)

2021-05-24T15:48:18-04:00

Book of the Month: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (2005) Critical Evaluation " More to the point, The History of Love is a significant novel, genuinely one of the year’s best. Old Leo (a new entry in the Jewish-lit canon) nurses the loss of his true love, as well as his only son—a famous writer—and his own great manuscript. Krauss’s novel is emotionally wrenching yet intellectually rigorous, idea-driven but with indelible characters and true suspense. It draws a career arc that may very soon surpass her husband’s, in book clubs (it’s a Today show pick) as well as Hollywood. (Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated comes out this [...]

Book of the Month: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (2005)2021-05-24T15:48:18-04:00

The History of Love (2005) by Nicole Krauss

2016-12-01T09:00:40-05:00

Critical Assessment "Krauss' novel abounds with myriad literary documents -- journal entries, letters, lists, translations, excerpts from an autobiography -- penned by her characters, and done so in cleverly distinctive styles that spark each personality to life. Their role in Krauss' tricky, intriguing plot suggests that all writing, no matter how private or obscure, is potentially filled with transformative power and sometimes in ways neither author nor reader could hope to imagine. . . . "Krauss keeps the reader guessing -- not about whether the two alternating stories are linked, but how. We are in Borges country here, sometimes literally: The [...]

The History of Love (2005) by Nicole Krauss2016-12-01T09:00:40-05:00
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