Search Results: "Diego De Silva"


BOOK REVIEW

I HADN'T UNDERSTOOD by Diego De Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2012

"Comic exuberance on a grand scale."
Despite the less-than-scintillating title, De Silva has crafted a sharp-edged comedic novel of a semi-hapless Italian lawyer, Vincenzo Malinconico. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Reminiscent of Mexican folk art, they fit the story especially well, conveying its warmth and poignancy; geometric clay borders and small figurines on text pages complete the package. (Picture book. 6-12)"
A nicely done bilingual tale about a little boy who misses his grandfather. Read full book review >

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DIEGO by Jonah Winter
by Jonah Winter, translated by Amy Prince, illustrated by Jeanette Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"An excellent beginning biography. (Biography/Picture book. 6-10)"
A bilingual life of the great Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, weighted toward his early life (he was a poor scholar whose sympathetic parents provided plenty of artistic materials and sent him to art school quite young) and his pride in his heritage. Read full book review >

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DIEGO by Carmen Bernier-Grand
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2009

"While this effort is not as sublime as its predecessor, it nevertheless makes a worthwhile, if flawed, companion—rather like the man himself. (biographical note, glossary, chronology, sources, 'In His Own Words') (Poetry. YA)"
As she did in Frida: Viva la Vida! Read full book review >

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DIEGO RIVERA by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists. (glossary, author's note, bibliography, lists of museums and paintings) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A simple picture-book biography of Diego Rivera concentrates on his artistic career and encourages children to imagine themselves painting their own world. Read full book review >

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FRIDA & DIEGO by Catherine Reef
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Compelling reading for art lovers. (timeline, source notes, bibliography; index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The intertwined creative and personal lives of two trailblazing artists whose lifestyles were as avant-garde as their work. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A carefully researched, cogently argued and handsomely produced appreciation. (reading list, endnotes) (Biography. 10-13)"
A perceptive if patchy tribute to Mexico's premier muralist and (arguably) second-most-renowned visual artist. Read full book review >

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DIEGO RIVERA by Anne E. Neimark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Further reading (adult); list of murals in the US; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
A fictionalized biography of the flamboyant Mexican muralist (1886-1957) whose ideologically oriented works brought him both artistic recognition and political reprobation in the 1920's and 30's. Read full book review >

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Good Morning Diego Garcia by Susan Joyce
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An intriguing, if oddly drifting, travel/marital drama."
The author recounts her 1975 sail across the Indian Ocean, a turning point in her strange marriage, in this second installment of her memoir series. Read full book review >

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SQUARE WAVE by Mark de Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A novel of ideas that would've benefited from more emphasis on the novel and less on the ideas."
An intellectual who earns his living as a "watchman" in a rapidly deteriorating America investigates a brutal assault while also researching his ancestors' imperial exploits in 17th-century Sri Lanka. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY OF DIEGO RIVERA by Ernest Goldstein
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 5, 1996

Not a biography of the famous artist of the Mexican Renaissance but an analysis of his murals and paintings: Readers get a smattering of Rivera's life story with large dollops of art history. Read full book review >

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DE NIRO by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An impressive biography that will surely stand as the definitive De Niro volume."
The life and work of the legendary actor. Read full book review >