Search Results: "Lieve Joris"


BOOK REVIEW

BACK TO THE CONGO by Lieve Joris
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 1992

"A deliberately impressionistic rather than definitive account, with Joris's perceptive insights and palpable sympathies for a long-suffering people making it more than just another travel book."
A frank and open-minded account from Flemish journalist Joris of her venture into Zaire, formerly called the Congo, the infamous inspiration for Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Read full book review >

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THE REBELS’ HOUR by Lieve Joris
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Lackluster storytelling dampens the effect of the strong reporting."
A narrative account of war in the Congo from Belgian journalist Joris (Mali Blues: Traveling to an African Beat, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CLEVER LITTLE WITCH by Lieve Baeten
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Beguiling. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little pink suitcase spells mischief for an adventurous young witch. Read full book review >

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THREADSUNS by Paul Celan
Released: Sept. 25, 2000

"While we await the critical and fully annotated edition of Celan's verse, this collection helpfully deepens his mystery."
Celan is commonly regarded as the most important poet to write in German since Rilke, but many of his poems remain untranslated and very few are known by English readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Opinionated, self-deprecating and humorous—and for supporters of Israel, an unwelcome interpretation of the situation there."
A Dutch journalist's reflective take on the difficulties inherent in covering the news from the Middle East, where he was a reporter from 1998 to 2003. Read full book review >

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THE MALADY OF ISLAM by Abdelwahab Meddeb
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2003

"For those seeking a window onto the Islamic world, though of tertiary importance at best."
"If fanaticism was the sickness in Catholicism, if Nazism was the sickness in Germany, then surely fundamentalism is the sickness in Islam." Read full book review >