Search Results: "Gert Hofmann"


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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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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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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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ICE IN THE JUNGLE by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Comforting to the littlest of ones who find themselves in a change of surroundings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tiny polar bear must learn how to cope after moving. 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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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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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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THE WHITE MASAI by Corinne Hofmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Unusual and highly addictive entertainment, although more cynical readers may wonder whether the author exaggerated certain events for dramatic effect."
Two wildly different cultures collide in this internationally bestselling story of a successful Swiss businesswoman who falls for a Masai warrior. Read full book review >

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ON A DAY LIKE THIS by Peter Stamm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Andreas's condition does not seem authentic in this mannered treatment."
The Swiss author (stories: In Strange Gardens, 2006, etc.) examines a barren life in his latest novel. Read full book review >