Search Results: "Gert Hofmann"


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THE FILM EXPLAINER by Gert Hofmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"It's a superb premise, unfortunately developed with only middling success in an oddly muted tale that never fully engages the reader's emotions."
The Film Explainer ($25.95; June 1996; 256 pp.; 0-8101-1293-0). Read full book review >

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LICHTENBERG AND THE LITTLE FLOWER GIRL by Gert Hofmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2004

"Brimful with love, nature, energy, and intellect: history proved on the pulse and expressed through the heart. A treasure."
Hoffman died in 1993, and his last novel (following The Film Explainer, published here in 1996), translated again by his own son, is a quietly powerful masterpiece of human charm that manages to capture the very essence of the Enlightenment in Germany. Read full book review >

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GEOMETRIC REGIONAL NOVEL by Gert Jonke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 1994

"Jonke has achieved what his American counterparts merely dream of: highly experimental fiction that is both entertaining and accessible."
This delightful novel, the first by the prolific Austrian to appear in English, makes a welcome addition to the postmodernist canon. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Highlights an interesting aspect of the world's smallest sovereign entity."
Former New York Times Rome bureau chief Hofmann (Umbria, 1999, etc.) portrays influential women in the papacy's history, culture, and work force. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"Still, highly recommended."
A charming and delightful, yet flawed, excursion. Read full book review >

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Released: July 25, 1995

"Too much practical information for the armchair traveler, perhaps, but a charming and erudite tour of an area rich with its long past."
A comfortable blend of anthropology, history, and travelogue, with more than a touch of personal memoir thrown in. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD ROOM by Chad Hofmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2014

"Hard-core horror and sci-fi readers will likely enjoy the more original tales in this story collection."
A collection of 17 horror, sci-fi and paranormal tales that, at their best, recall The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt. Read full book review >

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WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? by Michael Hofmann
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"As these passionate essays attest, Hofmann cares deeply: about writing, art and the creative possibilities of criticism."
A noted critic celebrates the arts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 1994

"The book also has the virtue of being a de facto hands-on guide to walking in the Wienerwald, but one that will be primarily read as an anecdotal view of a largely vanished culture."
``A culture is not better than its woods,'' Auden once said. Read full book review >

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THE SEASONS OF ROME by Paul Hofmann
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"The next best thing to actually being in Rome. (b&w line drawings)"
Delightful insights into the Eternal City. Read full book review >