Search Results: "Fleur Jaeggy"


BOOK REVIEW

FLEUR by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"Skillful in its re-creation of historical events and foreign milieus, but an only moderately satisfying romance that lacks real emotional suspense and drama."
The second installment in a trilogy (after Anna, 1991) featuring the grown descendants of Count Nikolai Sergeyevitch Kirov as they move into the middle of the 19th century. Read full book review >

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SWEET DAYS OF DISCIPLINE by Fleur Jaeggy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 1993

"A writer to watch."
Italian writer Jaeggy's fourth book but first to be published here: a short novel that intensely evokes the cruelties and tragedies that flourish in an ``Arcadia of sickness, where something serenely gloomy and a little sick is going on.'' The narrator recalls a time, in postwar Switzerland, when she was a 14-year-old student in a boarding-school for girls from all over the world. Read full book review >

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I AM THE BROTHER OF XX by Fleur Jaeggy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"In prismatic translation from the Italian, these tiny tales sparkle with wit and worldly wisdom."
Most of the 21 stories in this wide-ranging collection are only a few pages long, and they're jewels of intellect and compassion. Read full book review >

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S.S. PROLETERKA by Fleur Jaeggy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2003

"Though its suppression of emotion seems a bit studied, this is nonetheless an elegantly structured and stubbornly moving study of innocence destroyed and love denied. Very accomplished indeed."
Death and alienation hover like menacing theme music over the elliptical scenes that compose this disturbing 2001 novel by Italian author Jaeggy (Sweet Days of Discipline, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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THESE POSSIBLE LIVES by Fleur Jaeggy
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 25, 2017

"Enjoy these short, meditative pieces slowly; Jaeggy is addictive."
Three sensuous minibiographies in light and shade. Read full book review >

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FLEUR DE LIES by Maddy Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2014

"Although Hunter (Bonnie of Evidence, 2013, etc.) tries to balance whimsy and tragedy, the numerous red herrings and lame jokes will tax readers' own reserves of patience with this travel cozy."
The death of a cosmetics sales rep upsets the latest adventure of a tour guide and her Golden Agers abroad. Read full book review >

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FLEUR DE LEIGH IN EXILE by Diane Leslie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"A female Holden Caulfield in a hell-away-from-hell. Sometimes funny, relentlessly arch."
Hollywood brat goes to boarding school, in a sequel to Fleur de Leigh's Life of Crime (1999). Read full book review >

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FLEUR DE LEIGH'S LIFE OF CRIME by Diane Leslie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Spottily funny, and maybe even accurate about late-'50s Hollywood, but much too uneven to make for satisfying fiction."
Being the daughter of self-absorbed Hollywood types turns out to be—what a shock—not much fun in this shallow, mildly amusing first novel. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT ESTHER by Fleur Beale
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A somewhat predictable dénouement doesn't prevent this from being an engaging and credible survival story of an unusual nature. (Fiction. YA)"
While Kirby's mother is a most efficient and admired nurse, at home she can't seem to get it together, leaving the daily details to Kirby. Read full book review >

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SHE MADE FRIENDS AND KEPT THEM by Fleur Cowles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 1996

"Trivial notes on the powerful and the famous. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Cameos from the lives of almost 200 of the rich and famous are the excuse for another shameless display of self-absorption (after Friends and Memories, 1977) by a woman astonishingly oblivious to how (or even that) the other half lives. Read full book review >

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POEMS 1960-2000 by Fleur Adcock
Released: Nov. 13, 2000

"Few of these pieces are breathtaking, but many are well made and most are enjoyable."
Adcock's primary interests have been with her from the outset: sex, dreams, sickness, death. Read full book review >

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SHAPES by Fleur Star
Kirkus Star
by Fleur Star, illustrated by Jemma Westing
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A winning series that is truly for all board-book readers and their grown-ups. (Board book. 2-4)"
DK presents a concept book with tactile elements accompanied by print and Braille text. Read full book review >