Search Results: "Hans Keilson"


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE ROYAL RAVEN by Hans Wilhelm
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"The main feature of these big, colorful watercolors are the raven's glittering gold feathers; similar in effect to the fins on Marcus Pfister's Rainbow Fish (1992), these plump the book with real live magic. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A perhaps familiar story, related with a dose of irony and illustrated with dazzling special effects. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WASN'T THERE by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An enjoyable addition. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-9)"
To Introduce a favorite genre, a three-chapter ghost story- -appropriately set on the bleak and desolate New England coast in a long-ago December. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2008

"Not for everyone, but its target audience, however narrow, will love it."
Another testosterone-laced account of another elite combat specialty. Read full book review >

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Soldier Man by Hans Ragnitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2014

"A tense, gritty journey into postwar Kosovo, one that turns the stomach and troubles the conscience."
In this novel based on true events, a young soldier fights a war with himself amid the chaos and carnage of Kosovo. Read full book review >

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CHRISTIANITY by Hans Küng
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Impressive work that could become essential reading for students and interested laypersons alike."
A mammoth and important rendering of the Christian faith, by one of the most prominent living Roman Catholic theologians. Read full book review >

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NUGGET ON TOP OF THE WORLD by Hans de Beer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"While there is a nugget of appeal in the illustrations of the endearing puppy, this effort falls short in its intended thematic journey. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this Swiss import, a young dachshund puppy named Nugget explores the world outside his home, comparing his own small stature with larger animals and structures. Read full book review >

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LITTLE POLAR BEAR AND THE SUBMARINE by Hans de Beer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"As a rudimentary introduction to friendship and environmental issues, if not geography, Lars can still create the mood. (Picture book. 3-6)"
De Beer's little polar bear, who debuted some 25 years ago, returns in a tale that combines familiar friendship problems with up-to-date concerns. Read full book review >