Search Results: "Jean-Pierre Weill"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WELL OF BEING by Jean-Pierre Weill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A beautifully crafted, uplifting meditation on the inner, personal dimensions of hope."
A self-styled "children's book for adults" about finding contentment in the world. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"A sensitive, smart guide to raising teens that emphasizes love, respect, trust, admiration, and empathy."
Debut author Kallanian, a longtime counselor and consultant, offers an upbeat, thoughtful and unique approach to understanding and parenting teens. Read full book review >

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THE DESERT WORLD by Pierre Jean Jouve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A beautiful and memorable work, expertly translated."
The Desert World ($19.95; Oct. 1996; 130 pp.; 0-8101-6018-8): This 1927 novel by the accomplished poet and translator (18871976) who has been favorably compared with Gide—as well as with Mauriac and Bernanos—explores with admirable economy and emotional intensity the intertwined fates of an unlikely mÇnage Ö trois: a troubled male homosexual, a poet who portentously declares himself ``entirely indifferent to sexual practices,'' and the woman, who, unwisely, loves them both too well. Read full book review >

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HECATE by Pierre Jean Jouve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The passive Pierre is no match for his lovers, but Jouve (The Desert World, 1996, etc.) sensibly ignores him to focus most effectively on the harrowing battles of wills and wits between two powerfully ego-driven females, only one of whom will survive them."
Hecate ($24.95; Oct.; 142 pp.; 8101-6038-2): An overheated but compelling novel (the first of companion volumes originally published in 1928: see below) recounts the troubled love life of a French movie star (her surname translates as ``spit'') who falls in love with a beautiful young man, loses him, then finds him again many years later, in thrall to an amorous noblewoman eager to expand her lustful horizons. Read full book review >

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VAGADU by Pierre Jean Jouve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Catherine is a beguiling creature indeed; one wishes Jeanne Moreau had had the chance to portray her."
Vagadu ($24.95; Oct.; 174 pp.; 0-8101-6040-4): Volume two of the above-named work portrays Catherine Crachat in middle age, undergoing psychoanalysis and ``recovering'' her childhood and early maturity—which Jouve suavely contrasts to the education of her sexually naive (also voracious) younger friend NoÇmi, a feminine Candide for the ages. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"An intriguing new twist to an old enigma."
Modern scientific engineering tackles the enduring mystery contained within the greatest monument ever built. Read full book review >

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Released: May 26, 2003

"Mainly for scholars, although anyone with an interest in African affairs will benefit from this analysis."
An eminent French historian journeys into the heart of Africa and returns with an unhappy report. Read full book review >

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MAX’S MAGIC SEEDS by Géraldine Elschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Corderoch's elaborate watercolor illustrations greatly enhance Elschner's straightforward tale, whose prose might be out of reach for younger readers. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A special gift makes a boy a local celebrity. Read full book review >

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THE COURTSHIP OF SEA CREATURES by Jean-Pierre Otte
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"They may be lobsters and shrimp, winkles and cockles and limpets, and it may be in 'a language only they understand'—but this is surely the music of love."
Amorous doings in the tide pools of a wild Atlantic coast. Read full book review >

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THIS IS A POEM THAT HEALS FISH by Jean-Pierre Siméon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"An enchantingly abstract invitation to ponder poetry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small boy explores what a poem is and discovers "a poem is when words beat their wings." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Even with its design flaws, the book remains a good choice for bilingual storytimes and conversations about color. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Following Opuestos (2009), Weill introduces colors with mixed success in the latest book in her bilingual First Concepts with Mexican Folk Art series. Read full book review >