Search Results: "Marcel Bénabou"


BOOK REVIEW

JACOB, MENAHEM, MIMOUN by Marcel Bénabou
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1998

"He's decided to let his book tell itself; he'll merely hitch himself to the story and go along for the ride in this artistic tour-de-force, by turns playful and serious."
A dry wit and surprising pathos infuse this "family epic," which turns out to be "merely" the telling of BÇnabou's failed attempt at creating his literary masterpiece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1996

"A hyperaware and erudite product of Gallic postmodernism, BÇnabou's ludic essay dodges giddily among romantic notions of writing and Parnassian ideals of literature."
``Ceci n'est pas un livre,'' declares the author of this mercurially playful paradox of confessional literature, authorial awakening, and creative endeavor. Read full book review >

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MARCEL by Eda Akaltun
by Eda Akaltun, illustrated by Eda Akaltun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"These walks through Manhattan will more likely strike a chord with adults than children, despite a canine narrator. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two easily morphs into three for a dog, his person, and her new person. Read full book review >

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MARCEL by K. Dubash
by K. Dubash, illustrated by K. Dubash, developed by Kids and Beyond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 26, 2011

"Though the technical and literary elements don't warrant a failing grade, there's not much to bite in to here. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Marcel the bookworm lives in a magical apple that provides him with an endless supply of books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUMP THIS BOOK WHILE YOU STILL CAN! by Marcel Bénabou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2001

"Great fun."
An amusing 1992 metafiction from a member of OULIPO, the experimental fiction "workshop" famed for such practitioners as American expatriate Harry Mathews and Bénabou's brilliant countryman Georges Perec. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARFALLINA & MARCEL by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This heartwarming, colorfully illustrated story underscores beautifully the power of true friendship without glossing over the reality that change is inevitable as friends grow and mature. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Farfallina the caterpillar and Marcel the gosling become fast friends when they meet during a rainshower, taking an immediate liking to one another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Marcel Malone by Lew Watts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A slow, but ultimately rewarding tale of a lonely psychologist and her poetic client."
A novel examines a clinical psychologist, the healing power of verse, and a journey to self-discovery. Read full book review >

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MARCEL MARCEAU by Gloria Spielman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"At its best when the emphasis is on the skill and artistry of Mime's most accomplished practitioner—alas, too much of the book looks elsewhere. (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The legendary mime is introduced to a new generation, though not entirely successfully. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCEL PROUST by William C. Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"A prodigious work, rich and racy, informed by fact, animated by imagination, utterly worthy of its wondrous subject. (47 illus., not seen)"
A masterful life of the eccentric pioneer who mapped the modern mind in Remembrance of Things Past (more accurately translated here as In Search of Lost Time), by the noted Proust scholar (French/Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham; The Proustian Quest, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF MARCEL PROUST by Marcel Proust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"But readers who adore the mature Proust won't want to miss them."
All the fiction Proust (1871-1922) wrote, in addition to his autobiographical Jean Santeuil and his great seven-volume Remembrance of Things Past, is collected in this attractive volume, which contains the text of his first book, Pleasures and Days (1896), with a few semifictional journalistic sketches added, and six previously untranslated "early stories." Read full book review >