Search Results: "Marcello Simonetta"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2008

"A work so microscopically focused that it fails to convey a larger significance."
Italian historian Simonetta revisits the Pazzi conspiracy of 1478. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"A fresh piece of turbulent French history."
Napoleon's recalcitrant, republican younger brother has his say in this lively reconstruction of the Bonaparte family's accession to power. Read full book review >

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THE VERDI-BOITO CORRESPONDENCE by Marcello Conati
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"A must-have for every music lover's shelf."
Twenty years (1880-1900) of indispensable letters between Italy's greatest opera composer and his last, most accomplished librettist. Read full book review >

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MICHELANGELO FOR KIDS by Simonetta Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Like many others in the …For Kids series, stronger for its content than the promised activities but worth it nevertheless. (Biography. 9-14)"
This substantial biography of the life and times of the great sculptor, painter, poet, and Renaissance man Michelangelo Buonarroti describes its subject's life in eight chapters. Read full book review >

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WALLS by Marcello Di Cintio
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Solid journalism that takes readers into cheerless, contested places they probably would not wish to see for themselves. An eye-opener."
Canadian journalist Di Cintio (Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey into the Heart of Iran, 2006, etc.) leads a whirlwind tour of the world, looking at the unlikely places where the human mania for erecting barriers has shown itself. Read full book review >

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THE PUCCINI COMPANION by William Weaver
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1994

"Lovers of Puccini and Italian opera at every level of interest and knowledge will want this book. (Photographs—not seen)"
Puccini wins the prize for most-maligned great composer. Read full book review >

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THE NUN by Simonetta Agnello Hornby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"Hornby opts for an unpredictable, indecisive central character, and the result is a shapeless, unsettled story."
In a desultory historical tale, social rules and money problems force a young Italian aristocrat into the convent. Read full book review >

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THE ALMOND PICKER by Simonetta Agnello Hornby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"More Clochemerle than The Leopard, Hornby's debut deals in types, cliché, and picturesque charm."
A morality tale unravels the mystery of an unlikely peasant girl and her Sicilian community. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"A grim portrait of brutality, fanaticism, and the cheapness of human life in wartime, etched by people whose voices have been faithfully rendered."
A harrowing compilation of accounts from survivors of Japanese POW camps in the eastern Pacific. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Sharp intellect in service of moral vision."
Reasserting Europe's Christian identity and rebutting modern moral relativism, Rome packs a formidable punch. Read full book review >