Search Results: "Jorge Volpi"


BOOK REVIEW

IN SEARCH OF KLINGSOR by Jorge Volpi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2002

"Dizzying and prescient."
A search for one of Hitler's masterminds frames a demanding dissertation on the role of science in the horrors of the 20th century: the US debut of an author of nine previous novels and currently the director of the Mexican Culture Institute in Paris: Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN HARVEST by Jorge Amado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Still, Amado provides us with the fullness of Brazilian reality and modern history that no other writer we read in translation does."
Here, in the first English translation of a novel written some 40 years ago, Amado (Pen, Sword, Camisole, 1985, etc.) strikes off with his trademark exuberance—this time to tell the cautionary tale of how brokered cacao devastates the economy, ecology, and societal structure of the Brazilian provincial port of Ilheus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"Accept a multicultural society and embrace diversity, says Ramos, or beat your head against the wall. Truer words were never spoken, even if they are still fighting words for too many."
Voices and experiences from the great Hispanic emigration to the US, gathered and put into appropriate context by the levelheaded yet passionate journalist Ramos. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1993

"A cultivated humanist's marvelously readable memoir of revolution's hard realities, which 20 years later has appeal for readers of almost any political persuasion."
A genuine literary treasure from Latin America's recent past, which—though originally published in 1973 in Spain and elsewhere- -is just now available in a gracefully translated US edition, with a laudatory preface by Octavio Paz. Read full book review >

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Viral Leadership by Jorge Acuña
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A book that offers solid strategy tips for striving leaders."
A training consultant discusses how to become an effective and "infectious" leader in this debut business guide. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"It's very slight, and not very involving."
This prizewinning 1994 novel recounts the (mainly amorous) exploits of Ulysses, the son of a Greek bar owner in Buenos Aires, who impregnates his girlfriend, flees from marriage, and undertakes an odyssey among the wealthy Americans whose yacht fortuitously rescues him—until the aggrieved women in his life arrange this unheroic adventurer's comeuppance. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Full of hard facts, good science and excellent illustrations, this is the bomb-and just the thing for crafting the stuff of righteous bombers. For medical purposes only, of course."
A sticky, satisfying vade mecum, and a horticulturally sound guide to producing tasty bud-for medical purposes only, of course. Read full book review >

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LITERATURE OR LIFE by Jorge Semprun
Released: March 1, 1997

"A masterly work, and the obvious capstone of Semprun's distinguished career."
A moving account of life in Buchenwald and a subsequent lifetime spent trying to write about it, by the Spanish novelist and screenwriter best known for his classic filmscripts (Z, La Guerre Est Finie) and a previous nonfiction account of his ordeal (The Long Voyage, 1964). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"An age-appropriate story that may spark discussion. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Who do I look like?" Read full book review >

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XOCHITL AND THE FLOWERS/XÓCHITL, LA NIÑA DE LAS FLORES by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Full of love for family and community, this bilingual story embodies the belief that positive action can overcome the negatives of circumstance. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Angel's expressive and teeming illustrations warmly complement the sweet temper of Argueta's tale of an El Salvadoran family—daughter, mother, and father—living in San Francisco. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"A syrupy yet heartwarming tale of roiling emotions and the power of love."
A stirring account of New York Yankees star Posada's family's struggle with their child's difficult condition, craniosynostosis. Read full book review >

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Released: April 16, 2002

"May appeal to readers who are interested in Latin American culture in the U.S. or those who like a good, quick story about wild women (good and bad) and the men who love them."
The baddest gangster in Miami needs a simple auto shop owner's help in Goyanes' debut. Read full book review >