Search Results: "Ingo Hasselbach"


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FÜHRER-EX by Ingo Hasselbach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"An ominous look into contemporary German society that reveals a thriving neo-Nazi ideology. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A profoundly disturbing yet ultimately hopeful story of a young man's passage through the heart of darkness. Read full book review >

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BEST FOOT FORWARD by Ingo Arndt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A convincing display of animal adaptations from an unusual point of view. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Through striking photographs of the undersides of animal feet, a wildlife photographer demonstrates how they reflect an animal's size, speed and mode of travel. Read full book review >

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33 MOMENTS OF HAPPINESS by Ingo Schulze
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A rather mixed bag, though Schulze's sardonic intelligence and feeling for cultural contrasts give these seemingly disparate tales a pleasing unity and coherence."
A curious debut collection of linked stories by a young German writer who explores relations between his own country and Russia and various expressions of the Russian temperament, while also offering what seem parodies ofand homages toRussian writers in both vignettes and fully developed tales that ostensibly constitute ``an ongoing discussion concerning the value of happiness.'' Schulze prefaces the stories with a frame in which a woman traveling by train across Europe to Petersburg enjoys a brief encounter with a German businessman named Hofmann, who leaves behind him a manuscript containing these taleswhich the lady passes to ``I.S.,'' urging him to ``lend these fantasies your name.'' The stories, which usually but not invariably observe Russian behavior from a Teutonic viewpoint, variously present comic-grotesque evidence of a people notable for their ``vast hospitality'' (a woman doctor who administers highly unprofessional last rites, so to speak, to a dying old man is hailed as a ``saint''; street vendors seize a wealthy businessman and write their names and addresses on his body), desperate poverty (a widow without means prospers when an American named Nickand who may be St. Read full book review >

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SIMPLE STORIES by Ingo Schulze
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2000

"A first novel that impresses with its cleverness, but ultimately disappoints: Schulze has neglected to create characters interesting enough to make us care what happens to them."
Fragmentation and disintegration—in the body politic and in the realm of human relations'seem to be the themes of this frustratingly cryptic debut novel by the prizewinning young German author (stories: 33 Moments of Happiness, 1998). Read full book review >

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NEW LIVES by Ingo Schulze
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2008

"Zaftig."
In his hugely ambitious second novel, German wunderkind Schulze (Simple Stories, 2000, etc.) aims to capture the complexity of East Germans' response to reunification through one man's transition from police state rebel to capitalist entrepreneur. Read full book review >

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ADAM & EVELYN by Ingo Schulze
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"A novel rich in dialogue and in its examination of a contemporary fall from grace."
A novel that works on many levels—the personal, the political and even the mythological. Read full book review >