Search Results: "Frederic Tuten"


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VAN GOGH'S BAD CAFê by Frederic Tuten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"The New York scene, though, is far less compelling, leaving a mismatch in intensity that's hard to overlook, no matter how much one might want to."
Again blurring the lines between past and present, fact and fancy, Tuten (Tintin in the New World, 1993, etc.) reconfigures his familiar theme of love's totemic urgency, here pitting the needs of Vincent van Gogh against those of a late-20th-century rival in Manhattan's East Village. Read full book review >

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TINTIN IN THE NEW WORLD by Frederic Tuten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 1993

"But, alas, he does, and the reader must suffer through his arch prose, with its pretentiously elevated diction."
Like Tallien (1988), etc., Tuten's latest is conceptually interesting and quite the rage—a post-mod mix of high and low culture. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN HOUR by Frederic Tuten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Not so bad for soap opera, but pretty cornball all the same."
Tuten's latest (Van Gogh's Bad Café, 1997, etc.) is basically a potboiler romance in academic drag. Read full book review >

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SELF PORTRAITS: FICTION by Frederic Tuten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2010

"Some readers will find these stories repetitive and aridly arty. But the dialogue is witty and erudite, the style lapidary, and there are moments of elegiac lyricism to rival Tuten's great Tintin in the New World (1993)."
The latest from Tuten, one of the gray eminences of the American avant-garde (The Green Hour, 2002, etc.), is a collection of enigmatic and interconnected stories about love, death, myth and memory. Read full book review >

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RUNAWAY WALTZ by Frederic Morton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2005

"Genuinely sentimental and stimulating on a generation's family values."
Essays on the stages of his life—boyhood in Vienna, the deracination of flight from Nazism, the trials of assimilation in New York—from one of the renowned practitioners of the form. Read full book review >

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BRIEF FLIGHTS by Frederic A. Alling
Released: Feb. 14, 2008

"A fascinating look at the dazzling nature of transcendence."
With clarity, insight and terrific real-world testimonies, an Episcopal priest with a medical degree in psychology examines the phenomenon of transcendence. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO DREW CATS by Arthur A. Levine
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"It's not an improvement on Hearn's graceful simplicity, but it's a likable update, striking a good balance between contemporary warmth and accessibility and respect for the earlier version. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)"
A competent adaptation of a legend about a frail boy whose farm family takes him to a monastery to train as a priest. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AS A MAN by Frederic Lindsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2009

"Despite an unexpected romantic twist, the scariest coming-of-age story you're likely to read. Lindsay, a Scot who's published more than ten novels (Tremor of Demons, 2007, etc.), will scare the bejesus out of you."
When you're young, you make a lot of mistakes. Some of them lead to love, some to murder. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"Raphael is imposingly erudite and at pains to demonstrate it, yet there is a remarkable clarity to the writing, many elegant turns of phrase and a measure of sly humor."
Novelist, screenwriter and biographer Raphael (Ifs and Buts, 2011, etc.) succeeds admirably in recovering the reputation of much-maligned historian Titus Flavius Josephus (37-100). Read full book review >