Search Results: "Luc Sante"


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THE FACTORY OF FACTS by Luc Sante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 1998

"Beyond its Belgian grayness and fascinating specificity, Sante's shrewd and lyrical treatise on the past speaks to us all."
The elegance, originality, and humor of Sante's new book provide a deeply satisfying reading experience. Read full book review >

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LOW LIFE by Luc Sante
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"And for hapless New Yorkers who find themselves worn down by the present-day chaos of their city, Sante provides a strangely heartening reminder that nothing much has changed. (Nicely illustrated with rare photographs of the period- -some seen.)"
A guided tour through Manhattan's demimonde of the last century, conducted with exquisite relish by East Village journalist Sante (Esquire, The Village Voice, etc.), who speaks with all the authority of an eyewitness. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER PARIS by Luc Sante
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Taking Paris to the desperate years after World War II, Sante sees continuance of the 'historical regurgitation, when all the ghosts came out maybe for a last dance.' All who love Paris will love this book."
Sante (Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard, 1905-1930, 2009, etc.) explores how the neighborhoods of Paris have defined the city and perhaps created the true Parisian.Read full book review >

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KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS by Luc Sante
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"Whatever the topic and mood, these essays are a pleasure—and any work that name-checks the Nightcrawlers' proto-punk classic 'The Little Black Egg' deserves the broadest possible readership."
Love letters to the old, weird New York and the old, weird cultural interests it sustained, by a grand centrifugal chronicler. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Inspiring and provocative. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Told largely through the voice of 34-year old Manhattan restaurateur Freilicher, this volume is a memoir of frustrating infertility, courageous endurance, strong family alliances, and the extraordinary birth of a baby boy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1999

"But the faces invoked will remain, sending readers running to Blockbuster for Casablanca or Rear Window—and not just to see the stars. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A heartfelt if uneven collection on the stars and zhlubs worth remembering. Read full book review >

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SANTE FE RULES by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"Chiefs; Under the Lake) terrific."
Woods (New York Dead, 1991, etc.) may hail from Sante Fe, but he doesn't do his hometown much honor with this slack mystery/homage. Read full book review >

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THE NEW ECOLOGICAL ORDER by Luc Ferry
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

Should animals have specific legal rights? Read full book review >

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BOOK OF BIG BROTHERS by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This flaw is a small one, however, given the unusual and touching nature of the whole. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Growing up with two older brothers is never boring. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A focused history, neither simple nor simplistic, that—no surprise—shows the history of philosophy moving inexorably toward the author's current beliefs."
The award-winning French philosopher briefly summarizes the major philosophical ideas since Ancient Greece and explains why he has opted for contemporary humanism. Read full book review >

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STRANGE WAYS by Luc Lang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"Dribs and drabs of blackish comedy, poorly seasoned."
Murder and bad cooking make for surprisingly cozy bedfellows. Read full book review >