Search Results: "Andrés Neuman"


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TALKING TO OURSELVES by Andrés Neuman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A slight work, on both the personal and metaphysical level."
This fifth novel, and second in an English translation (following Travels of the Century, 2012), from the Spanish author, born in Argentina, explores an impending death from cancer and how it affects three family members. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS WE DON'T DO by Andrés Neuman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Even with the slightest of flourishes, Neuman demonstrates a marvelous gift for the medium of short stories, infusing each with equal parts compassion and conflict."
Thirty-four short fictions from a splendid practitioner of the craft. Read full book review >

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HOW TO TRAVEL WITHOUT SEEING by Andrés Neuman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A dizzying, evanescent snapshot of Latin America in all its grime and glory."
The buoyant Neuman (The Things We Don't Do, 2015, etc.) takes readers on a phantasmagoric journey through Latin America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 1996

"Neuman's book is interesting as a historical review but superficial as political analysis because of its failure to consider fundamental questions of the relationship of the media to society. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Neuman, foreign editor of USA Today, claims to debunk myths about the power of technology to shape world events. Read full book review >

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DETROIT TOM AND HIS GANG by Fredric Neuman
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"A rousing, occasionally wooden, romp of amusing criminal masterminds."
A gang of goofballs engage in all sorts of mischief in Neuman's (Come One, Come All, 2011, etc.) high-concept, lowbrow literary comic act. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS STRAIGHT AHEAD by Alma Neuman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1993

"More than a literary footnote. (Photos—not seen.)"
A memoir in the form of an answer to a love letter delivered 20 years late, by the second wife of James Agee. ``Wanting so badly to answer'' that letter, mislaid in the interim, from the long-dead Agee, Neuman has finally eased her grief by writing the candid story of her life. Read full book review >

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THE WICKED SON by Fredric Neuman
Released: May 3, 2012

"This comic, intellectual fantasy is a quick read that inspires cringing and knee-slapping in equal measure."
A skeptic confronts all manner of religious absurdities in Neuman's (Superpowers, 2011, etc.) upside-down fantasyland. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"And as a writer and thinker he did a good deal to wean Latin America off its stance of intellectual servility to the Old World."
Available in English for the first time, the greatest essays and speeches of the 19th-century Latin American educator, politician, and scholar, a leading figure in building a humanistic post-colonial tradition in Latin America. Read full book review >

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THE STUFF YOURSELF DIET by Fredric Neuman
Released: Dec. 29, 2012

"A reasoned approach to dieting, which readers may find helpful when deciding which snack to pick from a well-stocked pantry."
Authors Goodman and Neuman argue that fighting weight gain and the urge to overeat might be as easy as stuffing yourself with the right kinds of foods. Read full book review >

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SUPERPOWERS by Fredric Neuman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 31, 2011

"A touching, funny novel perfectly suited for anyone who is or ever has been a teenager."
A quirky nocturnal visitor offers a confused 16-year-old the superpower of his choice. Read full book review >