Search Results: "Antony Penrose"


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THE BOY WHO BIT PICASSO by Antony Penrose
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2011

"Though certainly not a systematic overview of Picasso's life and career, this intimate, child's-eye view serves up a winning glimpse of the artist's personality and unparalleled creative breadth. (glossary, thumbnail bios) (Memoir. 8-10)"
"Picasso was great fun to play with. He liked to romp around on the floor and have pretend bullfights. His tweed jacket was nice and scratchy. He smelled good too. He smelled of cologne and French tobacco." Read full book review >

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PLEASE, MR. PANDA by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Simple yet funny enough for multiple readings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The essential words are right in the title—and somehow forgotten by all but one of the animals offered a selection of brightly colored doughnuts. Read full book review >

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THOU SHALT NOT ROAD TRIP by Antony John
Released: April 12, 2012

"Readers who stick around for the back story will be rewarded; many, however, will lose faith. (Fiction. 12 & up) "
Luke Dorsey, the 16-year-old author of bestselling "spiritual chronicle" Hallelujah, goes on a calamitous road trip to promote his book. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF OLGA CHEKHOVA by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2004

"Literate, lucent, and well researched: a fascinating glimpse into how artists respond as the world explodes around them. (44 b&w illustrations, not seen; 1 map)"
Did Anton Chekhov's niece, a major Nazi film star, spy for Mother Russia during WWII? Yes and no, concludes the author of several previous works about Soviet-German conflict. Read full book review >

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D-DAY by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Beevor gets better with each book."
The grand Allied invasion of Normandy had myriad ways to go wrong, writes historian Beevor (The Mystery of Olga Chekhova, 2004, etc.) in this skilled account. Miraculously, it did not. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2011

"A controversial but intriguing theory that will challenge readers but is well worth the effort."
Award-winning physicist Penrose (The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe, 2006, etc.) challenges current theoretical models of the Big Bang. Read full book review >

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THE LARGE, THE SMALL AND THE HUMAN MIND by Roger Penrose
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Penrose pushes the available analytical tools to the limit, and the result is far from light reading, but those willing to think hard about fundamental questions of mind and matter will find this discussion provocative and rewarding."
Lectures by a renowned mathematician and physicist on the connections of relativity and quantum theory (the science of the very large and the very small), with an eye to understanding the nature of the mind. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A challenging examination of a central problem of modern philosophy, with no final answers but plenty of food for thought. (76 line drawings) (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo)"
A leading critic of artificial intelligence research returns to the attack, attempting to lay the groundwork for an analysis of the true nature of intelligence. Read full book review >

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THE JEWISH HUSBAND by Lia Levi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Dramatic material that has been better explored elsewhere, notably in Giorgio Bassani's 1962 novel The Garden of the Finzi-Continis."
Levi's English-language debut, 2001 winner of the Moravia Prize in Italy, uses a romance to dramatize the plight of Jews under Mussolini. Read full book review >

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ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN by Davide Enia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"The over-the-top clichés seem to come with the fictional territory as the novel explores just what it means to be a man."
This Sicilian novel encompasses a multigenerational family—against a backdrop of war and the Mafia—as it tells the story of how a boy becomes a boxer and a man. Read full book review >

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STORY OF MY PEOPLE by Edoardo Nesi
Released: May 7, 2013

"A tour de force that spares no one."
Novelist and translator Nesi's lament for the passing of the way of life that helped Italy recover from the legacy of fascism, now available in English. The book won the 2011 Strega Prize, the most prestigious literary award in Italy. Read full book review >

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A PIMP'S NOTES by Giorgio Faletti
Released: July 17, 2012

"A savvy lowbrow-highbrow thriller."
A Milanese pimp with a heart of gold is drawn ever-deeper into the city's seedy underworld. Read full book review >