Search Results: "E.T.A. Hoffmann"


BOOK REVIEW

NUTCRACKER by E.T.A. Hoffmann
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1996

"A beautiful version of this classic tale, which will captivate adults and children alike. (Nutcracker; $35.00; Oct. 28, 1996; 136 pp.; 0-15-100227-4)"
This is not the Nutcracker sweet, as passed on by Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa. Read full book review >

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THE NUTCRACKER by E.T.A. Hoffmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Unfortunately, there is no credit given for either the introduction or the retelling itself. (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
According to the introduction, the beloved Yuletide ballet that we see was based on a gentler version of the tale by Alexandre Dumas père. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

E.T.A. <i>HOFFMANN'S THE NUTCRACKER</i> by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A sweet stocking stuffer. (Board book. 2-4)"
The holiday favorite gets the Cozy Classics treatment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Well-researched local history on a still timely issue: the effect of class and ethnicity on criminal justice. (Seven b&w illustrations)"
An intriguing account of a New England rush to judgment in the Jacksonian Era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Sophisticated and provocative, Hoffmann's writing gives the reader much to consider."
Nuanced meditations on the nature of world politics in the post—Cold War era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERNHARD by Yoel Hoffmann
Released: Oct. 29, 1998

"Not an easy read, but a further persuasive illustration of the genius of one of Israel's finest contemporary writers."
Emotional intensity and a powerful sense of the fragility and impermanence of both the physical body and the social fabric are the distinguishing features of this 1991 novel by the Israeli author (Katschen & The Book of Joseph, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Of special appeal to journalism students, but also to those interested in yet another unanticipated consequence of America's deeply complex involvement in Vietnam."
Hoffmann (Journalism/Old Dominion Univ.; Theodore H. White and Journalism As Illusion, 1995) celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of the female reporters—radio, print and TV—who covered America's longest, most problematic war. Read full book review >

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THEODORE H. WHITE AND JOURNALISM AS ILLUSION by Joyce Hoffmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 1995

"A fist-rate look at how newsand historycan be created and manipulated."
Hoffmann (Journalism/Old Dominion Univ.) compellingly argues that one of America's most distinguished journalists used his prestige and eloquence to manufacture influential illusions about great men and events rather than to tell the truth as he saw it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING by E.T.A. Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Though the pictures are lovely to look at, this version is really too long for most children and thus will be appropriate only for large collections needing an illustrated edition of the original story. (foreword) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Hoffman's original 1816 story serves as the text for this version, and readers familiar with the tale through the ballet will find some aspects of the plot are different. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARNAL WEAPON by Peter Hoffmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2009

"A funny, energetic tale about the war between primness and hedonism."
A femme fatale lures a naïve lawyer into a stock swindle in this jaunty Eisenhower-era caper. Read full book review >

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THE HEART IS KATMANDU by Yoel Hoffmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2001

"Charming if somewhat oblique fiction, quirky and unpredictable."
The fourth of Hoffman's books to be published by New Directions (Bernhard, 1998, etc.) departs from his previous work to head for a gentler place. Read full book review >