Search Results: "Jorge Luis Santiago"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"While not the only counting book children will ever need, this peek into Mexico's art and traditions is certainly one of the most joyous they'll encounter. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Playful ceramics enact a traditional Mexican festival parade, from uno to diez. Read full book review >

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THIS CRAFT OF VERSE by Jorge Luis Borges
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A fascinating journey that weaves together the familiar and the unfamiliar in literature to cast old questions in a new light and supplement our understanding of a complex literary mind."
An elegant and deftly woven five-part lecture series that uses philosophic, etymological, and personal inquiry to offer an erudite and coherent exposition on the power and limitations of language with regard to the crafting of poetry. Read full book review >

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COLLECTED FICTIONS by Jorge Luis Borges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Authoritative testimony to the virtues of eclecticism and cosmopolitanism, and a matchless gift to readers that belongs, as the old saying goes, in every library. (First serial to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Grand Street)"
Mirrors, labyrinths, libraries, gardens, doppelgÑngers, knife fights, and tigers recur memorably in these witty, colorful tales—which have exerted an incalculable influence on the past half-century's fiction. Read full book review >

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SELECTED NON-FICTION by Jorge Luis Borges
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 24, 1999

"Fresh translations, useful and unintrusive notes (editor Weinberger has also translated the poetry of Octavio Paz), several new pieces of writing, but not a leap into an altered vision of Borges. (First serial to Grand Street)"
Familiar essays and lectures by the great Argentine fantasist, plus many hitherto uncollected pieces. Read full book review >

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PROFESSOR BORGES by Jorge Luis Borges
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 23, 2013

"A sobering, even startling, view of an academic world that has fundamentally altered and softened in the last half-century."
Edited and translated transcripts of recordings of a university class in English literature taught in the fall of 1966 by the celebrated Argentinian author. Read full book review >

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NIGHTSIDE by Soledad Santiago
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 1994

"Angles dangle, and the murderer arrives from Neptune."
Somebody's stalking the young hookers of Hell's Kitchen, and no one but a former Central American activist nun seems to care. Read full book review >

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ROOM 9 by Soledad Santiago
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 1992

"Steamy, slightly overwrought Andy Garcia vehicle offers fun for those who like to believe the worst about their friendly local politicians."
From Santiago (the paperback Undercover, 1988), the story of a mayor's administrative assistant who discovers the depth of corruption in N.Y.C. political life—and finds comfort in the arms of a dashing young Latino reporter. Read full book review >

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CONQUISTADORA by Esmeralda Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"A pot-boiler—competent enough, with an exotic setting and characters, but nothing special within its genre."
Or, Gone with el Viento: a Puerto Rican-set saga of forbidden love, slavery and humidity. Read full book review >

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STREETS OF FIRE by Soledad Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 1996

"Obvious, shallow, and rather tedious. (Author tour)"
Another political thriller short on thrills, from the Manhattan reporter and press agent whose previous efforts (Nightside, 1994; Room 9, 1992) have staked out the seamy streets of NYC and in the still-seamier corridors of City Hall. Read full book review >

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AMÉRICA'S DREAM by Esmeralda Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Santiago's acute eye and feel for the telling detail make this a work of fine reportage, as well as an engrossing if often somber tale with a quiet but always tenacious heroine. ($55,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Puerto Ricanborn first-novelist Santiago (the memoir When I Was Puerto Rican, 1993) gives a contemporary twist to the immigrant experience as she limns the plight of a woman escaping an abusive man to pursue her dreams. Read full book review >

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LUZ by Luis Gonzalez
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"An overlong first act that doesn't quite live up to its epic ambitions."
Gonzalez's debut novel, the first in a planned series, follows an idealistic young Cuban woman whose fate may change the course of human history. Read full book review >

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THE TURKISH LOVER by Esmeralda Santiago
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"More an extended whine than a paean to pluck."
After memorably describing her journey from a Puerto Rican barrio to acceptance at a prestigious New York high school in When I Was Puerto Rican (1993) and Almost a Woman (1998), the author now vividly recalls the long infatuation that put her life on hold in the '70s. Read full book review >