Search Results: "Krishna Winston"


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KRISHNA by Shweta Taneja
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Quick glimpses of one of the world's oldest and most dramatic stories, with at least hints of its religious and moral underpinnings. (Graphic epic. 12-15)"
An episodic but nimbly paced life of Vishnu's blue-skinned incarnation, presented in high-action panels only occasionally showing explicit gore or violence, despite the high body count. Read full book review >

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DON JUAN by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Whether you call it 'postmodern' or 'meta-fiction,' there isn't much here."
A slim, odd volume in which the Austrian novelist (Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, 2007, etc.) spins a story about storytelling. Read full book review >

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ON A DARK NIGHT I LEFT MY SILENT HOUSE by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

In the Austrian postmodernist's latest metafiction (My Year in the No-Man's-Bay, 1998, etc.), an unnamed narrator retells a story told to him by a disoriented pharmacist: of marital and familial estrangement, a journey to a remote Alpine location accompanied by a poet and a former champion skier (who may be avatars of the pharmacist's own conflicting traits and impulses), and the reappearances (in strange guises) of seemingly lost loved ones. Read full book review >

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FROM GERMANY TO GERMANY by Günter Grass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Very much the work of a writer conscious of his role as a political man of letters. Much of what he finds interesting may not interest readers two decades after the fact."
A momentous year for Germany and the author, as detailed in a journal published more than two decades after the fact. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"A valuable historical record and a strangely stylish, hypnotic literary work."
The acclaimed director's diary of his time making Fitzcarraldo (1982). Read full book review >

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TOO FAR AFIELD by Gunter Grass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A rich, troubling work that offers incontrovertible evidence of this great writer's undiminished artistry, integrity, and passion."
On the heels of Grass's Nobel Prize comes this graceful English version of his most recent (1995) and most controversial fiction: a potent criticism of German reunification, cast in the semi-fabulistic form employed so memorably in mega-novels like The Tin Drum and The Flounder. Read full book review >

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WINSTON CHURCHILL by John Keegan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2002

"Sturdy and illuminating: of interest to students of modern British history and the conduct of WWII."
A capable, brief study of Great Britain's renowned wartime leader and the troubled course of his passionate—if hardly compassionate—conservatism. Read full book review >

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THE MORAVIAN NIGHT by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A sad story—perhaps, but one in which fantasy and history dance nimbly. Stellar."
The renowned Austrian novelist looks back on a body of work and a terrible century in this elegiac tale, first published in German in 2008. Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE SIERRA DE GREDOS by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Yeats called it 'the fascination of what's difficult.' Nobody writing today surpasses Peter Handke at trying to make sense of it all."
A complex quest for meaning enriches and encumbers this novel, originally published in Europe in 2000, from the prolific Austrian novelist, playwright and essayist. Read full book review >

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CRABWALK by Gunter Grass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Grass as lucid, sardonic, and unsparing as always."
Nobelist Grass (Too Far Afield, 2000, etc.) ponders guilt and memory in an unsettling tale that draws from a forgotten maritime disaster. Read full book review >

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WINSTON & GEORGE by John Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2014

"Cucco's vibrant illustrations, published posthumously, make Miller's simple tale with its valuable message something special. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An exploration of the unusual friendship between the crocodile and the crocodile bird. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 18, 1996

"A crisp, open design features well-chosen, effectively placed black-and-white photographs that make this very readable work even more accessible. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
An extraordinary biography of a fascinating, larger-than-life man; Severance's first book is a carefully organized, inclusive, balanced, and affectionate portrait of a man whose public life stretched over half a century. Read full book review >