Search Results: "Lídia Jorge"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PAINTER OF BIRDS by Lídia Jorge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Saramago himself has praised The Painter of Birds, and it's easy to see why."
A lyrical memory novel—the eighth by a Portuguese writer who recently shared a literary prize with Nobel laureate José Saramago—consists of its unnamed narrator's fragmented remembrance of, and speculations about, her vagrant father. 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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

TRICK ARRR TREAT by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"While many would welcome a pirate-themed Halloween tale, this one isn't quite shipshape. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a pack of kids decides to all dress up as pirates for Halloween, their imaginations almost get the best of them. Read full book review >

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TAMALITOS by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Even for novice chefs (and readers) the 'Ummmm's are easily attainable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The latest of Argueta's free-verse recipes is a savory tribute to corn—as ancient a foodstuff as it is delicious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOKSHOPS by Jorge  Carrión
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An insightful, educational, and erudite paean to bookshops."
A literate mappa mundi to bookstores. Read full book review >