Search Results: "Ina Rilke"


BOOK REVIEW

BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS by Dai Sijie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Literate and moderately engaging, but unlikely to enjoy the same runaway success that greeted it in La Belle France."
A curious debut novel by a Chinese expatriate filmmaker, first published to widespread acclaim in 1998 France, dramatizes the restrictions placed on the minds and imaginations of Chairman Mao's followers. Read full book review >

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THE TWO HEARTS OF KWASI BOACHI by Arthur Japin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2000

"As artful and moving an analysis of the tragedy of colonialism as we have seen in many years."
This has been the year for major fiction from the Netherlands: memorable books from Marcel Möring, Helga Ruebsamen, and Tessa de Loo—and now this brilliant first novel, a compact epic of the consequences of European colonization of Africa, written by a Dutch Renaissance man who's also a well-known actor and opera singer. Read full book review >

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BEYOND SLEEP by Willem Frederik Hermans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2007

"An unusual and intriguing book, and a welcome introduction to the work of a neglected 20th-century master."
Scholarly ambition encounters unforgiving factuality in this previously untranslated 1966 novel from the Dutch author (1921-95) whose edgy experimental fiction includes The Tears of the Acacias and The Dark Room of Damocles. Read full book review >

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MR. MUO’S TRAVELLING COUCH by Dai Sijie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2005

"Nevertheless, it will very probably be another reading group sensation."
An unlikely hero resists injustice while introducing the interpretation of dreams to China, in this fey successor to Sijie's hugely successful Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2001). Read full book review >

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A BED IN HEAVEN by Tessa De Loo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A consummate dramatization of the impenetrable mysteriousness of other people's lives: convincing proof that de Loo is one of Europe's most accomplished novelists."
The ordeal of Hungarian Jewry during WWII, survivor guilt, and the unbridgeable distances between people yearning to connect—these are the major motifs sounded in this brisk, elegiac second US appearance by the Dutch author of The Twins (2000). Read full book review >

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LOVE’S DEATH by Oscar van den Boogaard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Margriet de Moor, Tessa De Loo, Arthur Japin, Renate Dorrestein—and now Oscar van den Boogard. Are there any more brilliant Dutch novelists out there awaiting English translation? Stay tuned."
A destroyed family and an artfully concealed secret history are laid bare with near-surgical precision in this superbly constructed 1999 novel, the fifth (and first in English translation) by one of Holland's most accomplished and respected writers. Read full book review >

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A SEPARATE BATTLE by Ina Chang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 1991

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In the ``Young Readers' History of the Civil War'' series, a survey of women's many roles, vividly illuminated with dozens of personal stories of both the famous and the obscure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"Brings a depth of historical and linguistic relevance to the table."
Lipkowitz (English/MIT) cuts through the flesh to expose the culinary history of five foods and how the five senses assisted their evolution in the English language. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 31, 2016

"A wide-ranging, toothsome smorgasbord of Gotham's good eats and the tireless men and women behind each plate."
Exuberant New York chefs and restaurateurs share their culinary histories. Read full book review >