Search Results: "J.M.G. Le Clézio"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AFRICAN by J.M.G. Le Clézio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2013

"A vivid depiction of a splintered childhood and the lovely wholeness procured from it."
A slim yet resonant autobiographical entry from the Nobel laureate's early years in West Africa. Read full book review >

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THE ROUND by J.M.G. Le Clézio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2003

"A fascinating tour of the wild side, conducted by a writer who has been surprising us for over forty years."
The other side of life on the French Riviera, as seen with understated compassion and intensity in this previously untranslated 1982 collection of thematically related—and brilliantly written—stories. Read full book review >

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ONITSHA by J.M.G. Le Clézio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 1997

"The most surprising work of Le ClÇzio's long career, and one of his best."
Onitsha ($35.00; paper $15.00; Apr. 3, 1997; 206 pp.; 0-8032-2915-1; paper 0-8032-7966-3): An uncharacteristically accessible and dramatic narrative about Europeans in Africa from one of the avatars of the French New Wave novel. Read full book review >

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THE PROSPECTOR by J.M.G. Le Clézio
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Often piercingly vivid, and poignant at the close, though patience can be an asset in getting there."
The prolific Le ClÇzio (The Interrogation, 1963; The Giants, 1975, etc.) offers the second title in the publisher's Verba Mundi series (see Sylvie Germain, p. 1091): an intensely lyrical first- person story of a man's life of disappointment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Heated, hypnotic, bizarre: Mesoamerican history as if composed by an Aztec priest. (One halftone, one map)"
French avant-garde novelist Le ClÇzio (The Giants, 1975, etc.) offers up a meditation and lamentation on Mesoamerican civilizations and the Spanish conquest. Read full book review >

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LE CORBUSIER by Nicholas Fox Weber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"The deeply felt tribute to Le Corbusier's work is enriched by Weber's engrossing, entertaining portrait of his complex personality."
Exhaustive biography of one of the most innovative and influential architects of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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LE DIVORCE by Diane Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

"A shrewd, carefully detailed portrait of the ways in which Americans and the French continue to romanticize, denigrate, and misapprehend each other, contained in a well-paced, believably dramatic narrative."
A modern collision of French and American mores begins in near farce but ends in tragedy in Johnson's bright, unsparing novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"In his energetic memoir, Rodgers, as was almost always the case with his songs, brings the funk."
One of the heaviest figures from an unjustly maligned musical era tells all, and tells it well. Read full book review >

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LE COLONIAL by Kien Nguyen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"An intriguing epic of ethical, moral, and spiritual conflicts from an emerging talent worth watching."
Eighteenth-century French Jesuits bring the gospel, and more, to the future kingdom of Viet Nam. Read full book review >

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PIERRE LE POOF! by Andrea Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"It's a charming enough canine caper, but, like Pierre, it lacks the vigor of the classic Harry the Dirty Dog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pampered poodle dreams of running free while his owner preps him to be a champion show-dog in this first of a projected series of Pierre adventures. Read full book review >