Search Results: "Friedrich Christian Delius"


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PORTRAIT OF THE MOTHER AS A YOUNG WOMAN by Friedrich Christian Delius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"An intriguing blend of travelogue and love letter."
A German woman living in Rome during World War II falls under the spell of the Eternal City. Read full book review >

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TRAVELING COMPANIONS by Friedrich Gorenstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Details and moments throughout strike inventive lightning flashes of the highest order—but this is a novel, like salted fish, that not all will wish to chew on."
Devastating grim-wit about Alexander Chubinets, whom Soviet humorist Felix Zabrodsky—himself made up by Soviet ÇmigrÇ Gorenstein—makes up to accompany him on an overnight trip on the mail train from Kiev to Zdolbunov. Read full book review >

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THE EXECUTION OF JUSTICE by Friedrich Durrenmatt
Released: March 27, 1989

Durrenmatt, the distinguished Swiss playwright and novelist (The Visit, The Judge and His Hangman), recently returned to the detective story after a long absence with his convoluted, intellectual thriller" The Assignment (1988). Read full book review >

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GLENN GOULD: A Life and Variations by Otto Friedrich
Released: April 28, 1989

A thin biography of the eccentric but undeniably great Canadian pianist; by Time senior writer Friedrich (The End of the World, 1982; City of Nets, 1986; etc.). Read full book review >

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OLYMPIA by Otto Friedrich
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 1992

"Rich, vivid, imaginatively organized—a 19th-century Bonfire of the Vanities, a true one, ready for the big screen. (Four pages of color photos, 12 pages of b&w—not seen.)"
Friedrich (Glenn Gould, The Grave of Alice B. Toklas—both 1989; City of Nets, 1986, etc.) now brings his rare historical imagination and narrative gifts to the art and politics, frivolity, eccentricity, and scandal of the Second Empire (1865-85) in Paris during the reign of Napoleon III. êdouard Manet's life is the frame, his art a recurrent motif. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PANCHO VILLA by Friedrich Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"An important, well-written contribution to Mexican history."
The definitive biography of a Mexican revolutionary reckoned a monster by some, a hero by many more. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1995

Two centuries of German history are brought into focus through the lens of a strategically placed, highly interesting family. Read full book review >

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IN MATTO’S REALM by Friedrich Glauser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Complex characters, a deft puzzle and an authoritative sense of place compensate for a pace slower than most modern readers are used to. It's worth noting that Glauser, a diagnosed schizophrenic, wrote most of his novel while institutionalized."
The first English translation of a widely respected crime novel originally published as a serial in 1936. Read full book review >

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LEAH'S PONY by Elizabeth Friedrich
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"An afterword places the story's events historically. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Friedrich (The Story of God's Love, 1985, not reviewed, etc.) tells a moving story of family love and gives a reminder of what matters. Read full book review >

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THE EASTER BUNNY THAT OVERSLEPT by Priscilla Friedrich
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Altogether, a charming minor classic in tawdry new dress. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This protean holiday tale's third redaction (1st edition, 1957, illustrated by Adrienne Adams; revised edition, 1983, re-illustrated by Adams) has been dumbed down "for a new generation" (as the Publisher's Note has it) and paired to stiff, coarsely painted collages constructed in part from clipped photos and patterned wallpaper. Read full book review >

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FEVER by Friedrich Glauser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"First published in 1936, Glauser's offbeat tale, alternately chilling and droll, offers welcome insight into early European crime fiction."
Obsessive Police Sergeant Studer investigates a pair of strange murders in a strange land. Read full book review >

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MESSIAH by George Friedrich Handel
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"An outstandingly handsome book, focusing on the splendid words Handel set to music. (Nonfiction. 6+)"
Young people will not be the primary audience for this elegant volume, but it'll greatly appeal to a limited number of all ages. Read full book review >