Search Results: "Antonio Skármeta"


BOOK REVIEW

WATCH WHERE THE WOLF IS GOING by Antonio Skármeta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"A ho-hum read."
A competent collection by Chilean writer Skarmeta, who explores typical Latin American themes but without the passion or imagination of so many of his peers. Read full book review >

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THE DAYS OF THE RAINBOW by Antonio Skármeta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"A flawed attempt to illuminate an extraordinary historical moment; the fumbling translation is no help."
The Chilean author (The Dancer and the Thief, 2008, etc.) uses two perspectives for this skimpy take on the twilight of the Pinochet dictatorship. 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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THE COMPOSITION by Antonio Skármeta
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Useful, perhaps, for social-studies teachers trying to explain what life is like under a totalitarian regime, but not a particularly engaging work. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Well-meaning if heavy-handed, this picture book views a Latin American dictatorship through the eyes of a nine year old. Read full book review >

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THE POET’S WEDDING by Antonio Skármeta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Slight but savory."
A witty and nostalgic portrait of a small Adriatic island, told by Chilean novelist Skármeta (The Composition, 2000, etc.) with a good feel for the way past tragedies haunt future events. Read full book review >

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TONO ANTONIO by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Jan. 1, 1934

"There is a Christmas spirit pervading the story which will make it a good holiday book."
An enchanting story of Spain today, and particularly of the small boy who set out with the goats for the city, to make some money for his poverty striken family in the mountain village. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT ANTONIO by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A tribute as heartfelt as it is joyous and a fitting way to remember this larger-than-life performer. (comics guide for parents and teachers) (Graphic biography. 5-8)"
An illustrated biography of a legendary strongman from Montreal. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Gary L. Blackwood's Shakespeare's Scribe (2000) and Kate Gilman's Jason and the Bard (1993) vividly capture the brawl and excitement of theater, but in its own restrained, contemplative way, Hirsch's US debut may teach readers more about its soul. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Even readers with little interest in the theater will be drawn into this portrayal of the creative process. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SUICIDES by Antonio Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Another strong effort by the Spanish novelist, who again sets us up for the next installment of the series with a tantalizing ending."
In frigid Barcelona, senior members of a cosmetics company are dying by what appears to be suicide, each having received an email warning accompanied by a disturbing photo of dead dogs hanging from a tree. 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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MEAN TIME by Antonio Arreola
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 12, 2012

"What begins as a potentially intriguing story devolves into far-fetched, sentimental and, at times, intolerable chaos that doesn't do anyone justice."
This debut mystery explores thorny issues of rape, murder, justice and romance. Read full book review >