Search Results: "Arno Schmidt"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STONY HEART and B/MOONDOCKS by Arno Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 1997

"And here's hoping translator Woods is at work on the rest of Schmidt's demanding rewarding oeuvre."
The Stony Heart and B/Moondocks ($49.95; Dec. 10, 1997; 424 pp.; 1-56478-170-4): The concluding installment of translator Woods's stupendous four-volume edition of ``the German Joyce's'' Collected Early Fiction, 19491964. Read full book review >

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THE SCHOOL FOR ATHEISTS by Arno Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2001

"Few readers will absorb all of this tale's perverse riches, but when one ardent character proclaims 'We all live in one colossal novel,' it almost makes you wish it were an Arno Schmidt novel."
Another surpassingly strange experimental fiction, originally published in 1972 by "the German Joyce" (1914-79), whose pun-filled derangements of reality have not deterred his indefatigable (and expert) English translator. Read full book review >

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COLLECTED NOVELLAS by Arno Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

One narrative of cultural history runs like this: As contributions to 20th-century high modernism, the English-speaking world gave us Joyce; the French gave us Proust; and the Germans gave us Hitler. Read full book review >

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MOLLY IN THE MIDDLE by Ronni Arno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Though Arno's portrayal of rocky family relationships is perceptive, her treatment of middle school friendship is disappointingly simplistic. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A middle child feels torn between her friends as well as her family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 1995

"An excellent starting point for fuller study, thanks to a well-annotated reading list that includes popular texts as well as primary sources."
This detailed account of the role of microbes in human history offers an important corrective to the widespread belief that exercise, hygiene, and the right diet are all you need to live a long and healthy life. Read full book review >

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RUBY REINVENTED by Ronni Arno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A superficial story that's mildly amusing but neither especially plausible nor deeply engaging. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ruby, 12-year-old daughter of a major league pitcher and a popular model-turned-television star who are plagued by paparazzi, discovers her California "friends" want only to gain access to her famous parents. Read full book review >

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Released: April 26, 1995

"An authoritative, user-friendly perspective on the shape of things to come on a small planet."
A world-class scientist's upbeat appreciation of what the rapid gains in computer and communications technology could mean in the workplace. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

"A private and highly idiosyncratic meditation on the nature of evil, masquerading as clinical psychology."
A psychological treatise of some originality and depth that shoots itself in the foot through the absurdity of its applications. Read full book review >

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A LIST OF TRIGGER WARNINGS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me by Jason Schmidt

Cover Story: Stark and Dark

BFF Charm: Let Me Love You

Swoonworthy Scale: 0

Talky Talk: The Way We Were

Anti-Bonus Factor: Trigger Warnings

Relationship Status:  Group Hug

 

Cover Story: Stark and Dark

I actually love this cover—the macabre simplicity is well-suited to the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DOG-GONE SCHOOL by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though some may dub the collection doggerel, dog lovers beginning school will be enchanted. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
Author Schmidt has crafted 16 poems, in different forms, about school, and aside from a couple of canine-specific outliers, any of these could be about a child's school day. Read full book review >

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LOOSE LEASHES  by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"For those who find hilarity in anthropomorphism this may be a desirable read, but it is difficult to see any need to add it to any but the largest poetry collections. (Poetry. 8-12)"
From a Boston terrier blowing a giant pink bubble to a solemn Weimaraner on artfully placed ice skates, this picture book plays sometimes amusing games with illustrations and viewers' minds. Read full book review >

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STRANGERS by Ursula Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Archer (Five, 2014) and Strobel's debut as a team keeps building suspense until you're frantically counting the pages until the end, because you know that only when you reach it will you get the answers you crave as much as the bewildered leads do."
An extreme case of he says/she says drives this psychological thriller. Read full book review >