Search Results: "Mark Fried"


BOOK REVIEW

FRIED BUTTER by Abe Opincar
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Elemental acuity and burlesque combine here to delicious effect."
Food as memory, memory as food, experienced with the unexpectedness of déjà vu, knocked between melancholy and humor, as summoned by newcomer Opincar. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN FRIED by Cathy Pickens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2004

"If the plotting is slack and predictable, though, the world of Dacos, soaked in tart atmosphere, is well worth a visit, and probably the return visit broadly hinted at the fadeout."
This year's winner of the Malice Domestic Award for Best First Novel stars a lawyer whose scruples have gotten her bounced from her big-city firm back to her roots in Dacos, South Carolina. Read full book review >

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MIRRORS by Eduardo Galeano
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Galeano's admirers will be content with this more-of-the-same approach to universal history; newbies may find it gimmicky. Either way, this new installment is worth a look."
From the noted Uruguayan author, a broad, global, sometimes glancing look at all the ways humans do wrong. Read full book review >

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VOICES OF TIME by Eduardo Galeano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2006

"Readers unfamiliar with Galeano's kaleidoscopic presentation may be baffled. Fans of his style will find this a gem."
Never mind James Frey's modest inventions. Uruguayan writer Galeano (Upside Down, 2000, etc.), with delightful daring, assumes that his story is universal, and that our stories are, too—and they need not even be strictly true. Read full book review >

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SOCCER IN SUN AND SHADOW by Eduardo Galeano
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A welcome update of a classic—Galeano's gift to the game he loves."
A revised and updated version of the Uruguayan author's lyrical exploration of the beautiful game. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"A love story that just keeps on going."
A sassy dame who sounds tough—but at heart isn't—tells her life story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE DAYS by Eduardo Galeano
Released: May 1, 2013

"A cynic might say that it's more of the same-old preaching to the choir, but Galeano's many readers will surely find this secular calendar appealing."
In trademark telegraphic style and with familiar themes, Uruguayan social critic Galeano (Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, 2009, etc.) serves up a book of days for our time. Read full book review >

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FIREFLY by Severo Sarduy
by Severo Sarduy, translated by Mark Fried
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2013

"Rich poetry, elusive plotting and layered images make for an interesting read."
The penultimate novel by Cuban author Sarduy (Cobra, 1972, etc.). Read full book review >

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UPSIDE DOWN by Eduardo Galeano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"Old-time agitprop from south of the border."
Galeano (The Memory of Fire Trilogy, etc.) has set to paper an astonishingly straight-faced indictment of yanqui capitalism that—for all its freshness and wit—could well have been freeze-dried at about the time of Che Guevara's assassination. Read full book review >

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WE SAY NO by Eduardo Galeano
NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 1992

"For connoisseurs of propaganda only."
Uruguayan journalist Galeano, author of the portentously pastiched Memory of Fire trilogy, collects here almost 30 years of occasional pieces that exhibit a mind set so tightly over its blind convictions that apparently nothing by way of observation or analysis has pierced its essence for three decades. Read full book review >

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HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMS by Thomas Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1973

"The person who comes off best here is Billy's mother, who after a quick call to the doctor accepts the plan with perfect equanimity, but Rockwell's sensibilities (if that's the word) are so uncannily close to those of the average ten year-old boy that one begins to admire Billy as a really sharp operator."
Even fried with ketchup, mustard and horseradish sauce or baked as "Alsatian Smothered Worm" with onions and sour cream by Billy's supportive Mother, fifteen nightcrawlers are still a lot of worms to eat. Read full book review >