Search Results: "Carol Brown Janeway"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The deliberately childlike feel of the drawings throws into relief the power of the message, that the story of the first Christmas belongs to no one, and to everyone."
Six holiday poems highlight the universality of the Christmas season with a special emphasis on African-American influences. Read full book review >

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MEASURING THE WORLD by Daniel Kehlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Brilliant."
An acclaimed German author explores the lighter side of the Enlightenment in his first English translation. Read full book review >

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EMBERS by Sándor Márai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"A major rediscovery, arguably comparable to those of Bruno Schulz, Leo Perutz, and Joseph Roth. A small, beautifully fashioned masterpiece."
The first English translation of a brooding, densely atmospheric, forgotten 1942 novel whose eminent Hungarian expatriate author (b. 1900) committed suicide, while living in the US, in his 89th year. Read full book review >

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DESOLATION by Yasmina Reza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2002

"Touching and honest, but unsatisfying all the same: Samuel's monologue seems, not surprisingly, to be written more for the stage than the page."
A somewhat lugubrious debut from French playwright Reza (the Tony Award-winning Art). Read full book review >

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F by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2014

"German writer Kehlmann (Fame, 2010, etc.) takes us on a strange and enigmatic journey here."
An elusive novel whose events remain cryptic and largely unexplained. Read full book review >

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ME AND KAMINSKI by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2008

"Smartly entertaining, if not entirely convincing, lampoon of contemporary fame and the celebrity biography."
The second English translation from the young German author (Measuring the World, 2006). Read full book review >

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FAME by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A brazen take on the modern yearning for recognition. Kehlmann is a writer worth reading."
From German author Kehlmann (Me and Kaminski, 2008, etc.), nine interconnected stories that cleverly explore the seductive nature of fame—and fiction's role in creating it. Read full book review >

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CRAZY by Benjamin Lebert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2000

"Salinger's Catcher remains the gold standard. Crazy is only another imitation."
Shades of Holden Caulfield in the wicked city, on the lam from Pencey Prep. Read full book review >

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OSTEND by Volker Weidermann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Evocative, sharply drawn portraits and a wry, knowing narrative voice make for an engrossing history."
A summer of sun for despondent exiles. Read full book review >

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YOSL RAKOVER TALKS TO GOD by Zvi Kolitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 1999

A remarkable testament to faith in the face of suffering. Read full book review >

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THE STORM by Margriet de Moor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2010

"It's hard to resist using the word 'symphonic' to describe this exquisitely composed, piercingly moving story. De Moor continues to scale increasingly impressive heights."
This fifth translated novel from the Dutch classical singer-turned-novelist (The Kreutzer Sonata, 2005, etc.) offers a moving dramatization of a historical catastrophe which bears disturbing resemblances to recent global occurrences. Read full book review >

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GUILT by Ferdinand von Schirach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"These stories are specifically about crime and the law, but they more generally encompass the human condition."
The second volume of unusual case histories by a German defense attorney with a literary flair. Read full book review >