Search Results: "Elias Canetti"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Or, maybe, like most diaries and notebooks, this is just one writer's chaff and should be treated as such."
This collection of fragments by Nobel Prizewinner Canetti raises the vexing question: Is an aphorism merely the printed analogue of a sound bite? Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM HAMPSTEAD by Elias Canetti
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"But the few will be grateful for Canetti's book and for Hargraves's exacting translation of it."
A Nobel Prize winner illuminates topics ranging from death and great writers to religion and myth, ethnicity and creativity, and much more. Read full book review >

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PARTY IN THE BLITZ by Elias Canetti
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"A fresh and color-drenched memoir by an artist unafraid to offend."
Vivid portraits, affectionate but unsparing, of people encountered by Nobel laureate Canetti (Notes from Hampstead, 1998, etc.) while living in England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Aboujaoude is obviously proud of his work—and he should be—but his skills as a writer are seriously lacking."
Sketchy profiles of obsessive-compulsive patients, from the director of Stanford's Impulse Control Disorders Clinic. Read full book review >

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GOD LOVES HAITI by Dimitry Elias Léger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"With shimmering, lyrical prose, Léger conjures an incisive vision of Haiti's complex heritage, tortured soul and dauntless spirit."
Can an unimaginable catastrophe bring forth a triumph of the imagination? It can and, in the case of Haiti's 2010 earthquake, has with this bright, brilliant novel. Read full book review >

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THE SOVEREIGN by Andrew Elias Colarusso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2017

"Readers with a taste for literary experimentalism and the Caribbean diaspora may take interest in Colarusso's effort."
Magical realism makes its way to Puerto Rico tinged with surrealism, post-realism, postmodernism, and even a little technospeak. Read full book review >

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YELLOW STREET by Veza Canetti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 1991

"Very thin."
The decision to publish a novel in ``five scenes'' by the late wife of Nobel prize-winner Elias Canetti, who has written an appreciative foreword, is understandable, but the work itself is too flawed to be anything but a sentimental gesture. Read full book review >

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THE TORTOISES by Veza Canetti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2001

"The talking-head characters and wooden dialogue here don't do justice to a horrific real-life ordeal: riveting as a historical document, but undistinguished as a work of fiction."
Following by ten years the English-language publication of her only other novel, Yellow Street, and originally meant to be released in 1939, after Canetti fled with husband Elias from Vienna to London, this heavily autobiographical account depicts their life in Austria after the Nazi Anschluss. Read full book review >

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TRIESTE by Daša Drndic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A brilliant artistic and moral achievement worth reading."
An epic, heart-rending saga from the Croatian novelist about a forgotten corner of the Nazi Holocaust. Read full book review >

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UNO DOS TRES by Yanitzia Canetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Thoughtfully designed, this will be welcomed by many who already speak the language, are learning or just wish to plunge right in for bilingual storytimes. ¡Que bueno!(Picture book. 2-7)"
A lovely and unencumbered picture book combines with an infectious CD to introduce Spanish through song. Read full book review >

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DEVIL’S TRILL by Gerald Elias
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Fans of ratiocination will be pleased with Utah concertmaster Elias' witty and acerbic debut, which is critical of the classical-music industry and so passionate about the music that you'll run out to buy a recording of Beethoven's Ninth, or even take up the violin."
Dueling violin aficionados disrupt Carnegie Hall. Read full book review >