Search Results: "Aradhna Krishna"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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TOO FAR AFIELD by Gunter Grass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A rich, troubling work that offers incontrovertible evidence of this great writer's undiminished artistry, integrity, and passion."
On the heels of Grass's Nobel Prize comes this graceful English version of his most recent (1995) and most controversial fiction: a potent criticism of German reunification, cast in the semi-fabulistic form employed so memorably in mega-novels like The Tin Drum and The Flounder. 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 >