Search Results: "Hans Keilson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DEATH OF THE ADVERSARY by Hans Keilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"A novel of psychological devastation, where the unthinkable and unspeakable exist offstage."
A welcome reissue of a classic about Nazi evil originally published in German in 1959. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY by Hans Keilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Longer on wisdom than either surprise or delight, this will mainly interest readers who have been captivated by Keilson's better work."
The first American publication of this 1947 novella accompanies the reissue of the German author's The Death of the Adversary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

1944 DIARY by Hans Keilson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2017

"The diary should appeal to readers of Keilson's fiction but not most general readers."
The wartime diary of a celebrated novelist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE GOES ON by Hans Keilson
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A Zola-esque naturalism is the strong suit of a novel that is more than just a period piece."
The first English language publication of this German author's 1933 autobiographical first novel; Keilson (1909-2011) charts the slow decline of a shopkeeper in the Weimar Republic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRON HANS by Jacob Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Young romantics will revel in the princess's fragile loveliness, the medieval pageantry, and the many meticulously rendered details. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
An unattributed translation of one of the Grimms' more enigmatic tales, in a lush edition with imaginative illustrations and intricate borders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRON HANS by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An intriguing alternative to the other two. (Picture book/folktale. 8-10)"
Tavares's tidy, literal, clean-lined illustrations give this retelling of a particularly surreal Brothers Grimm tale some welcome grounding in reality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Charles Dickens. (chronology, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
The prolific author of beloved fairy tales stars in this short illustrated entry in the What's Their Story? series (see Grant, above) of biographies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S THUMBELINA by Lauren Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2005

Mills shortens Andersen's tale of a miniature child snatched by one prospective suitor after another, and tweaks it to give the protagonist an independent streak: "Yes, I will go now and find my own happiness!" she exclaims, climbing onto the swallow's back to escape marriage to the boring Mole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALES FROM HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Alas, this one isn't a swan after all. (author's note) (Fairy tales. 7-10)
"
There are good reasons some of Andersen's tales have gone out of vogue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATILDA AND HANS by Yokococo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Sophistication of illustrations aside, it is essentially a one-joke tale that will leave readers and listeners wondering what the point is—if any—yet still isn't likely to stir up much real interest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
First published in the U.K. in 2012 as Hans and Matilda, this quirky import combines minimal text, an odd twist and charmingly childlike pictures to create a brief (a)morality tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANS MY HEDGEHOG by Kate Coombs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Prickly, a bit funny and a bit dark: classic Grimm, modernized. (author's note) (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-10)"
Hans, half hedgehog and half human, lives as a hermit, deep in a forest with a rooster steed and an entourage of pigs, happily playing his fiddle, until two kings make promises that send him looking for his just reward: a princess. Read full book review >