Search Results: "Hermann Moers"


BOOK REVIEW

HUGO'S BABY BROTHER by Hermann Moers
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Wilko's glowing double spreads, rendered in pastels, are lovely—rich color; evanescent, lightly sketched background details; and the delightful lions, who express subtle human emotion with every whisker, leap, and glance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sibling rivalry, lion-style: Hugo is not prepared to be supplanted, but his mother is cheerfully firm and his dad unsympathetic when he decides to ``do something really terrible''—like reaching for a poisonous snake; still, there are lions his own age to play with, and in the end he makes friends with little Sasha and even rescues him from an elephant. Read full book review >

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EVIE TO THE RESCUE! by Hermann Moers
by Hermann Moers, illustrated by Gusti, translated by Marianne Martens
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Gusti makes wonderful use of light and shadow—especially effective touches are Evie's yellow slicker reflected in a puddle, and the long shadow preceding the lion cub into Evie's room. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Moers (Hugo's Baby Brother, 1992, etc.) comes up with an adventure that seems perfectly in line with what children dream up themselves. Read full book review >

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LULLABY FOR A NEWBORN KING by Wilkon
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"The story includes some well-chosen realistic details that give it immediacy, but what's special here is Wilko's luminous art in muted, subtly modulated tones enlivened by a sense of urgency as peasants (they do look European) and beasts hurry to the stable. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An internationally known Polish illustrator produces a variant on a familiar theme. Read full book review >

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THE FAIRY TALES OF HERMANN HESSE by Hermann Hesse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1995

"Minor work from a more-or-less major writer, and a lot more fun than much of Hesse's major fiction."
Some pleasant surprises are displayedalong with some dreary redundanciesin this nevertheless welcome first English translation of the German writer's fables and parables. Read full book review >

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THE CURE FOR GRIEF by Nellie Hermann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Profound, poetic and original. Hermann is a young author to watch."
A subtle, elegiac coming-of-age novel about catastrophe, grief and the persistence of everyday life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An admirable work of scholarship, well organized and intelligently annotated, and an indispensable guide to any future studies of Hesse. (Photographs—not seen.)"
The first English edition of Hesse's letters, edited and introduced by the Princeton scholar (Dean of the Graduate School) whose previous studies (The Novels of Herman Hesse, 1965; Herman Hesse, 1966—not reviewed) have established him as a preeminent authority on Hesse's life and work. Read full book review >

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THE SEASON OF MIGRATION by Nellie Hermann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Finely wrought fiction eschewing the usual clichés about artistic inspiration in favor of deeper, more organic understanding."
Hermann follows up her well-received debut (The Cure for Grief, 2008) with a sensitive novel about a crucial turning point in the life of Vincent van Gogh.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Inspiring and informative, this book fills large gaps in what we know about resistance in the concentration camps."
The first significant study of concentration camp resistance to focus on the political dynamics of inmates of varying nationalities and classifications. Read full book review >

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THE LABYRINTH OF DREAMING BOOKS by Walter Moers
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"A beguiling, bookish entertainment that ends on a cliffhanger promising—well, the prospect of many sequels to come."
Biblionauts of the world, unite—German fabulist Moers (City of Dreaming Books, 2007, etc.) is back with another goofy epic from the land of living books. Read full book review >

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RUMO AND HIS MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES by Walter Moers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 7, 2006

"Read it as allegory. Read it as a fairy tale. Whatever, it's amusing—but still too long by half."
An overstuffed confection that threatens to collapse under its own heft. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CLASS by Hermann Ungar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2004

"Like a glimpse three-quarters of a century back into a world that has wholly vanished: formal, constrained, class-ridden, quintessentially European. Fascinating."
The first English translation of Czech author Ungar's extremely interesting second novel, published in 1927, preceding the better-known The Maimed (1928, 2002). Read full book review >