Search Results: "J.M.G. Le Clézio"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

100 MILLION YEARS OF FOOD by Stephen Le
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"The book's conclusions about what to eat and drink are common sense, but the journey Le takes to get us there is worth the cover price."
A biology professor traverses the globe to explore the evolution of food. Read full book review >

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OUTRAGEOUS WOMEN OF THE MIDDLE AGES by Vicki Le¢n
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 27, 1998

"MPSLUGetc—which may prevent the book from withstanding the test of time. (b&w illustrations, maps, chronology, further reading) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
The history of the Middle Ages generally presents the brave deeds of men, and Le¢n, through painstaking and thorough research, presents the stories of 14 influential women of Europe, Africa, and the Far East, from 500 b.c. through a.d. 1500. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"This perceptive personal tribute will enhance readers' appreciation for Matisse's work; they won't mind going elsewhere for biographical details, and reproductions of his actual paintings, sculpture, and collages. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Less a story than an analysis of Matisse's art, particularly after his move to Nice, this companion to A Blue Butterfly (1995), on Monet, also combines visual recasting of selected works with poetic commentary: "To his color palette he added the bluest sapphire blue he could imagine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAYMOND by Yann Le Bec
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"What makes it all worthwhile? Getting 'your ears scratched in just the right place.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
A dog explores a career in journalism, then decides there are better things (for a dog) to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"Utilitarian in the best possible way."
Le Cordon Bleu's 26 chef-instructors contribute more than 100 traditional French recipes as well as many creative new dishes. Read full book review >