Search Results: "Levi Pinfold"


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BLACK DOG by Levi Pinfold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A great pick for storytime, bedtime, anytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pinfold's story has a timeless quality despite its entirely original flair, with sumptuous paintings and thumbnail embellishments adding narrative and descriptive content. Read full book review >

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GREENLING by Levi Pinfold
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Chilling and thought-provoking, this picture book for older readers invites discussion. (Picture book. 9 & up)"
When a green baby creature appears on their remote Australian farm, the Barleycorns take it in, nurture it, and become part of its natural world—at least for a season. Read full book review >

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THE SONG FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE by A.F. Harrold
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A captivating British import. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Francesca "Frank" Patel's summer holiday is interrupted, first by bullies and then by a glimpse of another world. Read full book review >

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PRIMO LEVI by Berel Lang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"A sketch of the writer, but one with crisp lines and sure-handed strokes."
The life of celebrated essayist, novelist, poet and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi (1919-1987), told in swift succinctness by the author of such philosophical and historical works as Philosophical Witnessing: The Holocaust as Presence (2009). Read full book review >

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PRIMO LEVI by Ian Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2003

"Readers may have trouble choosing between this and Carole Angier's The Double Bond (2002). Each has considerable merit, and admirers of Levi will want to know both."
A rich life of the enormously gifted but deeply troubled Italian Jewish writer. Read full book review >

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PRIMO LEVI by Myriam Anissimov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 1999

"Anissimov does not solve the puzzle, but she has admirably set out the pieces for her readers to ponder."
A French novelist's fine-grained, illuminating exploration of a life lived under the shadow of Auschwitz. Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF PRIMO LEVI by Primo Levi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2015

"A laudable, monumental effort to gather the work of a crucial writer of the 20th century in one voluminous package."
A publishing production years in the making rounds up all of the remarkably diverse works of a writer known up to now, in English, at least, principally as a writer of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1957

"A rather macabre fancy, curiosity- along with the expected cleverness of phrase- combine to make a small diversion of delusion; it is not, however, Waugh at his strongest-or his best."
The bizarre experiences which overtake and almost overcome Gilbert Pinfold, a successful British novelist of fifty years, form a slight novel- which is also something of a literary vagary for Evelyn Waugh. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2011

"A 'pure-dee' delight for storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tall-tale version of the invention of blue jeans by a New York peddler who came late to the California gold rush but saw a need and filled it. Read full book review >

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OTHER PEOPLE'S TRADES by Primo Levi
Released: May 1, 1989

In this posthumous collection of essays selected by the author (d. 1988) from pieces originally appearing in the Turin newspaper La Stampa, Levi treats subjects as diverse as writing, fear, insects, word processors, exams, and chess. Read full book review >

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TENNYSON by Peter Levi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Levi's tact, good sense, respectful insight, and talent for the telling detail would have won even the heart of Tennyson himself, whose special aversion was biographies."
Acknowledging his debt to Robert Bernard Martin's Tennyson (1980), Levi (formerly, Poetry/Oxford Univ.; The Frontiers of Paradise, 1988, etc.) dispels the biographical fog emitted by Tennyson descendants, apologists, and idolaters, and—in a relatively brief but penetrating analysis—reveals the man behind the icon, the poet laureate whose odd appearance and eccentric behavior distanced him from the intimacies his fame encouraged. Read full book review >