Search Results: "Aradhna Krishna"


BOOK REVIEW

KRISHNA by Shweta Taneja
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Quick glimpses of one of the world's oldest and most dramatic stories, with at least hints of its religious and moral underpinnings. (Graphic epic. 12-15)"
An episodic but nimbly paced life of Vishnu's blue-skinned incarnation, presented in high-action panels only occasionally showing explicit gore or violence, despite the high body count. Read full book review >

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CUSTOMER SENSE by Aradhna Krishna
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"Despite some dry prose, Krishna presents a sophisticated, easy-handed elucidation of the practice of marketing to our senses."
Krishna (Marketing/Univ. of Michigan) examines the relatively new idea of sensory marketing, which "engages the consumer's senses and affects their perception, judgment, and behavior." Read full book review >

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RELIGION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The message that one doesn't have to be perfect to be heroic is a good one—too bad its delivery isn't more accessible. (Picture book/religion. 7 & up)"
For children interested in Hinduism and its varied and numerous characters, this provides a general overview of Krishna and his many escapades. Read full book review >

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ON A DARK NIGHT I LEFT MY SILENT HOUSE by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

In the Austrian postmodernist's latest metafiction (My Year in the No-Man's-Bay, 1998, etc.), an unnamed narrator retells a story told to him by a disoriented pharmacist: of marital and familial estrangement, a journey to a remote Alpine location accompanied by a poet and a former champion skier (who may be avatars of the pharmacist's own conflicting traits and impulses), and the reappearances (in strange guises) of seemingly lost loved ones. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 1995

"As many-sided as Tagore himself, this biography will introduce readers not only to one of the giants of 20th-century literature, but also to the encounter between European and South Asian culture under colonial rule. (48 pages photos)"
A beautifully written life of India's once-famous Nobel laureate who is now largely unknown to Western readers. Read full book review >

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DON JUAN by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Whether you call it 'postmodern' or 'meta-fiction,' there isn't much here."
A slim, odd volume in which the Austrian novelist (Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, 2007, etc.) spins a story about storytelling. Read full book review >

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THE MORAVIAN NIGHT by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A sad story—perhaps, but one in which fantasy and history dance nimbly. Stellar."
The renowned Austrian novelist looks back on a body of work and a terrible century in this elegiac tale, first published in German in 2008. Read full book review >

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LUCIFER & THE INDIGO KIDS by Ra Krishna El
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2014

"Unalloyed energy from a fresh voice."
El is a brash, kinetic prophet for a new age, and his poetry is his message. Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE SIERRA DE GREDOS by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Yeats called it 'the fascination of what's difficult.' Nobody writing today surpasses Peter Handke at trying to make sense of it all."
A complex quest for meaning enriches and encumbers this novel, originally published in Europe in 2000, from the prolific Austrian novelist, playwright and essayist. Read full book review >

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CRABWALK by Gunter Grass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Grass as lucid, sardonic, and unsparing as always."
Nobelist Grass (Too Far Afield, 2000, etc.) ponders guilt and memory in an unsettling tale that draws from a forgotten maritime disaster. Read full book review >

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FROM GERMANY TO GERMANY by Günter Grass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Very much the work of a writer conscious of his role as a political man of letters. Much of what he finds interesting may not interest readers two decades after the fact."
A momentous year for Germany and the author, as detailed in a journal published more than two decades after the fact. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"A valuable historical record and a strangely stylish, hypnotic literary work."
The acclaimed director's diary of his time making Fitzcarraldo (1982). Read full book review >