Search Results: "Antonio Skármeta"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 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 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 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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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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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 >

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NAPÍ FUNDA UN PUEBLO/NAPÍ MAKES A VILLAGE by Antonio Ramírez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"A glossary translates Mazatec words into both Spanish and English. (Bilingual picture book. 6-8)"
As brilliant as backlit stained glass, Domi's big, naïve watercolors create a lush country setting for this child's account of her village's relocation. Read full book review >