Search Results: "Danuta Borchardt"


BOOK REVIEW

FERDYDURKE by Witold Gombrowicz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Think Kafka translated by Groucho Marx, with commentaries."
Long banned in its author's native Poland, this high-spirited satire (first published in 1937, and now available in a "first unabridged English translation") on the regimentation that Gombrowicz (1904-69) foresaw as the destructive storm then approaching Europe has since been acclaimed as a modernist masterpiece. Read full book review >

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COSMOS by Witold Gombrowicz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A contemporary of the French New Novelists, Gombrowicz (Bacacay, 2004, etc.) may well be the missing link between Nikolai Gogol and Nicholson Baker."
Like William Blake's poetry, Gombrowicz's darkly puckish novel, first published in Poland in 1965, strives to see the world in a mustard seed—and neither the attempt nor the results are pretty. Read full book review >

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PORNOGRAFIA by Witold Gombrowicz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Les liaisons dangereuses updated by Kafka. A remarkably ugly, even repellent little tale—but in a good way."
A fresh English version of the great Polish writer's 1960 novel about middle-aged dreams and youthful obliviousness, one of his best-known works. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE WHITE CAR by Danuta de Rhodes
Released: Sept. 16, 2004

"In a kind of Parisian Evelyn Waugh with sex, de Rhodes manages to create a Gallic universe of Bright Young Things set loose upon the world. Vive la différence!"
In a madcap romp through the back alleys of Paris, de Rhodes (pen name of Dan Rhodes: Timoleon Vieta Come Home, 2003, etc.) introduces us to a slacker bohemian who may have killed Princess Diana. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

If mother-daughter relationships are socially rather than psychologically or biologically constructed, then the sources of the common paradigms of bonding/separation, love/hate, enmeshment/autonomy are to be found, according to Walters (Sociology, Georgetown Univ.), in films, TV shows, and magazines. ``Mother-bashing,'' Walters says, has dominated these media since the end of WW II, with daughters growing up through rebellion or self-destruction—encouraged, ironically, by the women's movement that blamed ``mom'' for being neglectful and not nurturing, as well as for being a victim, the symbol of what modern women should hold in contempt. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE WOLF by Alice Borchardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Even stronger and deeper than The Silver Wolf."
For her fourth outing, a sequel to the well-received The Silver Wolf (1998), Anne Rice's older sister once again plays to her strengths by drawing readers into the sensibilities of her werewolf protagonists. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 14, 2006

"Dense, but a stimulating mix of philosophy and science."
Borchardt presents the case for the scientific worldview of "univironmental determinism," a consideration of the microcosmic-macrocosmic interaction. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER WOLF by Alice Borchardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Top-flight fantasy."
ories, thieves' markets, and much more. Read full book review >

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LISTEN TO THE SHADOWS by Danuta Reah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2001

"A shade overplotted, but on balance an accomplished debut by a writer with an eye toward the charmed circle shared by P.D. James, Minette Walters, and Barbara Vine."
When six-year-old Lucy Fielding goes missing and the South Yorkshire police can't find her right away, Jane Fielding despairs, as most mothers would. Read full book review >

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BEGUILED by Alice Borchardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

"Basically a lusty romance, with a gory overlay of duels and ambushes. (Author tour)"
Anne Rice's older sister, an energetic scene-setter, winds up her two-volume saga of tenth-century Europe begun with 1995's Devoted. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2001

"A frenetic packing of materials that leaves in-depth analysis mostly sacrificed for a panoramic view—but the resulting picture nevertheless emerges as detailed and refined."
Should gays and lesbians exult in the recent spate of media depictions of their lives or shudder at the homogenized sterilization of their diversity? Read full book review >