Search Results: "Jose Marechal"


BOOK REVIEW

COFFEE-TIME TREATS by Jose Marechal
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A charming, glossy book of sweet Parisian morsels."
Delectable, butter-heavy French delights made easy. Read full book review >

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A WAKE IN YBOR CITY by Jose Yglesias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Yglesias's grasp of immigrant family dynamics is masterly, but the stylistic assurance and narrative economy displayed in his mature fiction (Double Double, 1974, The Truth About Them, 1971, etc.) are only faintly adumbrated by this less even apprentice work."
The "thirty-fifth anniversary edition" (really, now) of the late Cuban-American writer's 1963 debut novel—an authoritative though imperfectly constructed story set in Tampa's Latino section (Ybor City) in 1958, on the eve of the Cuban Revolution. Read full book review >

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THE GUNS IN THE CLOSET by Jose Yglesias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"It is useful to have his stories collected in one volume, but it's also clear that Yglesias was always a more effective writer when he worked on a larger canvas."
A posthumous gathering of tales by the noted Cuban-American writer (The Old Gents, see below). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A mad masala of mythology and absurd mayhem that takes an unexpectedly poignant twist.
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Thekkumthala's magical-realist comic-cosmic phantasmagoria welcomes readers to a bizarre community in India, where a notoriously haunted landmark mansion sees UFO aliens, disappearances, drug crimes, murder, and madcap paranormal phenomena. Read full book review >

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THE CUSTODIANS by Nicholas Jose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 1998

"Still, Jose does offer an illuminating take on contemporary Australia."
Lives intersect too neatly in this intellectually provocative latest from storywriter and novelist Jose (The Rose Crossing, 1996, etc.)—a tale that's as much about a group of friends as their native Australia. Read full book review >

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THE SAMSONS by F. Sionil Jose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2000

"Didactic and hectoring, as José's work often is, but also a powerful portrait of the human cost of colonialism."
The final volume in Filipino author José's Rosales Saga (after Dusk, 1998, and Don Vicente, 1999) consists of two short novels bringing the action up to the period of the Marcos dictatorship. Read full book review >

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THREE FILIPINO WOMEN by F. Sionil Jose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"A promising introduction."
Filipino novelist JosÇ makes his US debut with these three novellas—ostensible love stories that are also vehicles for indictments of contemporary Filipino politics and culture. Read full book review >

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SINS by F. Sionil Jose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"More a carefully drawn up rap sheet for a whole class than one rather tawdry sinner, but on its own terms illuminating and certainly heartfelt."
In the second fiction to appear here by noted Filipino writer JosÇ (Three Filipino Women, 1992), the sordid deathbed confession of a local tycoon is as much a portrait of a corrupt and sinful society as a personal mea culpa. Read full book review >