Search Results: "Claude Lanzmann"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2012

"'I am neither indifferent to, nor weary of, this world; had I a hundred lives, I know I would not tire of it,' he writes. Intelligent readers will find it hard to argue."
Love and death go hand in hand in the life of journalist and filmmaker Lanzmann, who at 84 delivers his first book (originally published in France in 2009): a beautifully written memoir driven by both the writer's passion for living and his memories of lost friends. Read full book review >

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ADELE IN SAND LAND by Claude Ponti
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An unconscionably tardy return for the young imagineer of the incomparable Adele's Album (1988)—welcome back! (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A bucket, a small shovel, and an unfettered imagination are all it takes to transform a visit to a sandbox in a crowded public park into a brilliant adventure. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST OF SHANGHAI by Claude Guillot
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The story has promise, not least for its fine artwork that provides a glimpse into daily life, but the delivery is so stilted, its effectiveness is cut by half. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Using clunky declarative sentences, Guillot tries to convey a sense of life in modern China, mediated through its history, with this story of a young girl, Li, and her encounter with a pre-Mao ghost. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOWS OF PARIS by Claude Izner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Psudonymous Izner's fifth Legris whodunit (The Assassin in the Marais, 2011, etc.) bubbles charmingly along courtesy of lively banter and larger-than-life Parisian characters."
The murder of a friend propels a Parisian bookseller once more out of his store and into the streets to investigate. Read full book review >

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ABOU AND THE ANGEL COHEN by Claude Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2002

"Despite mildly pedantic angelic dialogues, the realistic view of Palestinian difficulties and the vision offered here of a better life are a welcome addition to the never-ending debate on the Middle East."
A curious fantasy, inspired by Leigh Hunt's famous 1834 poem, "Abou Ben Adhem," mingles metaphysics and grim reality: a gentle Arab grandfather living in Gaza is visited nightly by an angel who offers advice and consolation as the man's life is turned upside down by a tragic series of events. Read full book review >

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STRANGLED IN PARIS by Claude Izner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Though Izner's sixth (In the Shadow of Paris, 2011, etc.) rambles quite a bit, the digressions provide a delightfully frothy wide-angle portrait of colorful belle-epoque characters and settings."
A sinister society provides a point of entry for sleuthing Parisian bookseller Victor Legris to solve a baffling series of murders. Read full book review >

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ON THE GO  by Jean Claude
illustrated by Jean Claude
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Caregivers, be prepared; these topics should provoke plenty of questions: 'What's a paramedic?'; 'What's a luxury yacht?'; 'What's an SUV?' (Board book. 1-5)"
A lexicon of locomotion. Read full book review >

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THE INVITATION by Claude Simon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 1991

"Close reading, but worth it."
A subtle and disturbing evocation of post-glasnost Russia by Nobel-winner and nouveau romancier Simon. Read full book review >

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CHAMFORT by Claude Arnaud
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"In his careful analysis of every stage in Chamfort's metamorphosis and the worlds in which he lived, Arnaud re-creates those conditions and gives them credibility. (Fifteen halftones—not seen.)"
More an intellectual history than a biography, this sweeping study explores the life and times of the self-invented and self- destroyed wit, philosopher, and playwright Chamfort (1740-94), whose aphoristic style and enigmatic personality influenced, among others, Nietzsche and Camus. Read full book review >

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THE MONTMARTRE INVESTIGATION by Claude Izner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

A single red shoe draws Parisian bookseller Victor Legris into another tantalizing murder puzzle. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE EIFFEL TOWER by Claude Izner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"In this series kickoff from Izner (pseudonym for a pair of collaborating sisters), the energetic curiosity of the hero dovetails nicely with readers' interest in a fascinating era. The colorful supporting cast lays a solid foundation for Victor's further exploits."
The excitement of the 1889 World Exposition is muted, then intensified, by murder. Read full book review >