Search Results: "Mark Fried"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MAP DRAWN BY A SPY by Guillermo Cabrera Infante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"An exile's plainspoken testimonial, bookending Orwell's Homage to Catalonia in the literature of political disappointment."
A geography of disillusionment as limned by the noted Cuban writer (Guilty of Dancing the Chachachá, 2001, etc.), once a stalwart of the Fidelista revolution. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Liberty is fortunate to have such a reasoned and persuasive voice as its champion."
A sharp examination of the idea of liberty in the modern, democratic state. Read full book review >

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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS
by Julie Danielson

As I’ve said many times here at Kirkus, I love to follow picture book imports, and one thing I appreciate about them is the amount of chaos they’re willing to let in. If you live in America and primarily write about picture books from this country, as I do, along comes an import, and it’s often an altogether different beast ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY FATHER’S FIGHTER by Ronald K. Fried
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A fresh and amiable story that offers a fascinating glimpse of the inner world of boxing and manages to make it appear equally shabby and attractive."
From boxing enthusiast/TV producer Fried (Corner Men, 1991): a first novel about the transformation of a nerdy Manhattan English teacher into a prizefight manager. Read full book review >