Search Results: "Dante Chinni"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The authors may not provide the answers, but they help formulate the right questions about a diverse and divided nation."
Political journalist Chinni and political geographer Gimpel (Government/Univ. of Maryland; Separate Destinations: Migration, Immigration, and the Politics of Places, 1999, etc.) move beyond the simplistic Red State/Blue State dichotomy to examine the often stark and troubling differences among Americans. Read full book review >

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INFERNO by Dante Alighieri
Released: April 22, 1998

"Readers new to Dante may find his plainspoken version eminently satisfying; those who know the poem well may be disappointed by it."
This new blank verse translation of the first "Canticle" of Dante's 14th-century masterpiece compares interestingly with some of the recent English versions by American poets, though it suffers particularly by comparison with Allen Mandelbaum's graceful blank verse one. Read full book review >

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THE EMBASSY by Dante Paradiso
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"A compelling account of an obscure international crisis."
Paradiso (The Pure Life, 2005) tells the story of how the staff of the American Embassy in Monrovia attempted to halt the second Liberian civil war.Read full book review >

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PURGATORIO by Dante Alighieri
Released: April 2, 2000

"Arguably Merwin's most ambitious translation project to date, and the result is fresh and vibrant, as revelatory as a newly restored fresco."
This is the central volume, in terms of both its place and prominence, of the triptych of Dante's Divine Comedy. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An impressive and unusual debut performance."
A first collection of ten thematically related short stories examining the root causes of historical incidents that involved black Americans and culminated in well-known court cases. Read full book review >

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING DANGEROUS by David Dante Troutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"A promising concept flattened by overdevelopment and inattention to nuance. Maybe next time."
Racial inequality inspires a complex revenge plot in this sprawling first novel from Brooklyn law professor Troutt (stories: The Monkey Suit, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HONEY JAR by Rigoberta Menchú
by Rigoberta Menchú, Dante Liano, illustrated by Domi, translated by David Unger
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"This collection by a Nobel Peace Prize winner is a first-purchase addition to any library that includes African legends and myths, Native-American how and why stories and the literary tales of Rudyard Kipling. (Folktales. 8-10)"
Grandmother Moon, Grandfather Sun, Mother Earth and Father Sun all have a part to play in this collection of a dozen Mayan myths that reveal the nature of events, animals and even humans that inhabit the earth. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL FROM CHIMEL by Rigoberta Menchú
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Younger readers may find the tales, and some of the anecdotes, of interest, but adults will respond most strongly to these misty reminiscences—and to the poignant undertone added by Menchú's hints of ensuing troubled times. (Autobiography. 8-10)"
The Nobel Peace Prize-winner offers a set of disconnected episodes from an idyllic Guatemalan childhood, occasionally animated by poetic flights of language—"My grandfather walked and walked. Read full book review >

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REBEL GENIUS by Michael Dante DiMartino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Inspired worldbuilding and nonstop action should hook readers, and they may find themselves spurred to try their own hands at creating. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Giacomo is a 12-year-old orphan on the run from the orphanage he would rather die than go back to. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A forcefully presented eye-opener sure to provoke controversy as well as interest."
Troutt (Law and Justice/Rutgers School of Law, Newark; The Importance of Being Dangerous, 2009, etc.) offers a controversial counter to the claim that social spending is an out-of-control government expense. Read full book review >