Search Results: "Maria Tatar"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1992

"The dreary monograph form of much of the book never quite gels, unfortunately, with Tatar's practical, if undeveloped, popular exhortations. (Thirty illustrations—some seen.)"
Provocative observations on the uses (and misuses) of ``classic'' fairy tales are overwhelmed by academic jargon in this oddly disjointed and disappointing study from Tatar (German Literature/Harvard). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Despite the jargon and occasional stuffiness, a cheering paean to children and reading."
An academic-popular hybrid seeks to redeem children passionate about reading from the derogative label of bookworm. Read full book review >

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A WALK IN THE FOREST by Maria Dek
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A startling, successful evocation of the natural world and an urgent entreaty for young people to immerse themselves in the outdoors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pale-skinned child crosses a blank, white page into a screen of trees, where "wonders await." Read full book review >

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BRETT McCARTHY by Maria Padian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The pacing is smooth and the actions build to a sad, if realistic, ending. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Bigmouth Brett has two great loves: vocabulary words and soccer. Read full book review >

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PRIVATE RENAISSANCE by Maria Bellonci
Released: March 22, 1989

A fascinating, if laborious, study of a woman who stood—both spiritually and politically—at the vanguard of the Italian Renaissance, the Marchesana of Mantua, Isabella D'Este. Read full book review >

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MADAME DE STAËL by Maria Fairweather
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An intimate, thrilling walk through Revolutionary Paris."
In this mammoth work of love and scholarship, British biographer Fairweather (The Pilgrim Princess, 2001) delves into the fascinating, turbulent life of the French stateswoman and author. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A LOVABLE GEEK by Maria Hudgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2008

"Intrepid Dotsy's second adventure (Death of an Obnoxious Tourist, 2006) provides its share of twists and turns in the classic style."
An archaeological dig in the Scottish Highlands seems an unlikely spot for murder. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Charming yet loosely connected, like random journal entries."
This endearing collection of stories takes count of the wildlife that populates Daddino's gardens. Read full book review >

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MOTHERS AND LOVERS by Maria Flook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"While Flook creates memorable moments of fear and guilt, her labored structure and tendency to overexplain undermines the novel's impact."
A professor finds herself embroiled in her new neighbors' sordid family crisis in this novel from Flook, who has previously explored the underbelly of families and communities both in fiction (Lux, 2004, etc.) and nonfiction (Invisible Eden, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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BULLETPROOF VEST by Maria Venegas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 2014

"As Venegas portrays him in this stark, tender narrative, Jose is an extremely complicated man—longing for his children's love, beset by regrets and seared by brutality."
A daughter recounts a legacy of violence in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"An only marginally fictional work, which will be of most interest to scholars of Ortega and of Zambrano's more theoretical works."
An imposing scholarly Delirium And Destiny ($59.50; paper $19.95; Jan.; 256 pp.; 0-7914-4019-2; paper 0-7914-4020-6): An imposing scholarly edition of an autobiographical novel written in the early 1950s but not published until 1989, at the death of its author (b. 1904), a well-known philosopher and disciple of Spanish master Ortega y Gasset. Read full book review >