Search Results: "Antonio Frasconi"


BOOK REVIEW

AT CHISTMASTIME by Valerie Worth
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A treasure, twice over. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A cycle of 29 spare, exquisitely phrased poems, from ``Early December'' to ``Twelfth Night,'' concluded by ``Spring'' with its last remnant of ``a single/Crumpled strand/Of Christmas tinsel'' and its reminder that the cycle will be renewed. Read full book review >

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ELIJAH THE SLAVE by Elizabeth Shub
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 1970

"Arid — and the illustrations pose gaunt, awkward figures derived from early medieval miniatures against sweeping bands of color: the effect is mannered, discordant, altogether offputting for children."
Heavenly intercession spawns many legends but it takes more than providence to make a story. Read full book review >

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PLATERO Y YO/PLATERO AND I by Juan Ramón Jiménez
ANIMALS
Released: April 18, 1994

"A lovely book, for a discerning audience. (Fiction. 10+)"
Selected from the 138 chapters of Platero y yo (by the winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize for Literature), 19 vignettes in the original Spanish plus Livingston's English, based on Dominguez's literal translation. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1994

"And yet the streamlike writing, spliced by endless commas, contains a charm that shines through the monochrome."
A short, food-filled fictional walk in and around the city of Lisbon by a distinguished Italian author and translator of Portuguese that culminates in a dream-time meeting with an unnamed writer who one assumes the poet Fernando Pessoa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Awareness may be mostly mystery, but Damasio shapes its hints and glimmerings into an imaginative, informed narrative."
Damasio (Director/Univ. of Southern California Brain and Creativity Inst.; Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain, 2003, etc.) seeks to understand "the mystery of consciousness." Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF DEAD TOYS by Antonio Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Ending with a teaser for the next novel featuring Inspector Salgado, this book gets the series off to a great start."
A teenage boy in Barcelona falls out a window to his death; whether he slipped or was pushed is only one of the gripping questions facing Inspector Héctor Salgado in this penetrating, atmospheric mystery. Read full book review >

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THE DANCER AND THE THIEF by Antonio Skármeta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A novel with a paradoxical combination of warmth and guile."
Chilean author Skármeta (The Postman, 1995, etc.) returns to post-dictatorship Santiago in this tale of beauty, crime and revenge. Read full book review >

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DISTANT LIGHT by Antonio Moresco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"An unsettling and strangely tender novel."
Living in an abandoned village in order to "disappear," an unnamed man encounters a mysterious light across a deep ravine. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Muy dolce. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A "story told through proverbs" could easily go terribly wrong, but this sweet tale succeeds beautifully. Read full book review >