Search Results: "José Donoso"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GARDEN NEXT DOOR by José Donoso
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Altogether, though, the book has a thin, whiny tone and a clumsy way with dramatization that leaves things flat and unappealing."
Donoso (Curfew, 1988; A House in the Country, 1984; etc.) here portrays a desperate, bitter world of Latin American intellectuals in exile (self-imposed or otherwise) in Spain. Read full book review >

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TARATUTA and STILL LIFE WITH PIPE by José Donoso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Juiceless exercises."
The work of Donoso—the driest, most finicky, and bookish of the Latin American Boom-generation writers—not only seems like a footnote to the lusher talents of Garc°a M†rquez and Vargas Llosa but often, as here, to be about footnotes itself. Read full book review >

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TRIPLE CROSS by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1972

"But it is better to suspend such judgments and accept these as exquisitely gaudy, unique cultural hybrids."
Collected here in one volume, short novels by three of Latin America's most conspicuously, perhaps obtrusively, sophisticated writers. Read full book review >

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AS TIME WENT BY by José Sanabria
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"A lovely, rich book to spend time with. (Picture book. 4-8)"
South American artist Sanabria offers a picture book about a ship and so much more. Read full book review >

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JOSE LIMON by José Limón
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 1999

"He is a master storyteller, with language as with his body. (30 photos)"
A beautifully written memoir of a modern dance pioneer whose legacy includes his masterpiece retelling of Othello, The Moore's Pavane, and the company that bears his name. Read full book review >

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THE INDIAN CHRONICLES by José Barreiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A poignant debut about a pivotal moment in history—in which the rich native tradition receives vivid, sympathetic treatment."
Cornell scholar Barreiro's first novel focuses on the early history of Spanish conquest in the Caribbean, as told by a native serving as interpreter and intermediary during those years—a witness to the genocide against his people. Read full book review >

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THE TOMBSTONE RACE by José Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"With verisimilitude, compassion, and a surprising amount of nobility, Skinner navigates the mean streets of New Mexico with cunning and grace."
Fourteen heartfelt stories about the hardscrabble Latino experience in New Mexico. Read full book review >

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COMRADES IN MIAMI by José Latour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Subtle and complex chess game of a thriller, with an interesting insider's view of contemporary Cuba."
A straight-shooting Cuban exile gets mixed up in an elaborate multi-million-dollar scheme. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Honest and emotionally charged, but marred by childish and clichÇd political rhetoric."
The 1992 recipient of the Soldier of the Year award, who saw a brilliant Army career crumble when he decided to come out of the closet, breathlessly recaptures the events surrounding his sensational gesture. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF THE SIEGE OF LISBON by José Saramago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"The best work we've seen yet from a consummate artificer who may well be one of the greatest living novelists."
A brilliantly amusing metafiction about the instability of history and the reality assumed by fiction, from the acclaimed Portuguese author (The Stone Raft, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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RAISED FROM THE GROUND by José Saramago
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A novel that offers insight into the renowned author and his native land."
An early, epic novel by the late Nobel Prize winner, for completists steeped in knowledge of the author's work and his native Portugal. Read full book review >