Search Results: "Martín Hadis"


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PROFESSOR BORGES by Jorge Luis Borges
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 23, 2013

"A sobering, even startling, view of an academic world that has fundamentally altered and softened in the last half-century."
Edited and translated transcripts of recordings of a university class in English literature taught in the fall of 1966 by the celebrated Argentinian author. Read full book review >

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VARIABLE CLOUD by Carmen Martín Gaite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 1996

"This ambitious 1992 novel from one of Spain's leading writers (now translated into English for the first time) was a major success in Gaite's homeland, but may find a relatively lukewarm response in a culture where feisty criticisms of lamebrained machismo are not a novelty."
Variable Cloud ($24.00; Jul. 18, 1996; 374 pp.; 1-86046-061-5): A chronicle of female friendship, expressed largely through an exhaustive exchange of letters between two women who resume their long-dormant intimacy when each must grapple with the demons of middle age and unravelling relationships. Read full book review >

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VALFIERNO by Martín Caparrós
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2008

"Luxurious and intelligent look at identity, class and art—all in an intriguing story based on real events."
The man behind the theft of the Mona Lisa discusses his multiple identities and adventures in leisurely detail to an American reporter. Read full book review >

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THE SAME CITY by Luisgé Martín
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A gracefully composed but emotionally empty reflection on middle-age crazy."
A Manhattan attorney uses the confusion and grief surrounding a terrorist attack to disappear from his uneventful life. Read full book review >

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MOM GOES TO WAR by Irene Aparici Martín
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A good idea drowns in unnecessary excess. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Great intentions yield few rewards in this well-meaning, plodding explanation of breast cancer for kids. Read full book review >

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PABLO’S CHRISTMAS by Hugo C. Martín
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"Chapman's vibrant illustrations use elements of folk art, such as a flattened perspective, patterned borders and angels flying in the clouds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Pablo lives with his parents and two younger sisters on a small farm in the Valle de Guadalupe in Mexico. Read full book review >

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LIVING’S THE STRANGE THING by Carmen Martín Gaite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Beautiful, extremely moving in its outline and sentiments, but a much different matter on the page: overlong, rambling, monotonous."
Ponderous account of a woman coming to terms with the death (and life) of her mother, as related by Spanish novelist Gaite (The Farewell Angel, 1999, etc.) in a deeply obsessive, introspective voice. Read full book review >

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I AM VINCENT VAN GOGH by Gabriel Martín Roig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Apart from the peculiar posthumous narration, a useful addition to the artist-biography shelf. (list of paintings, websites) (Biography. 8-10)"
This Spanish import describes well-known events in van Gogh's career Read full book review >

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FARELLAS, THE LEGEND OF A GIANT by Núria Corbera i Padró
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2013

"Language issues aside, more a story outline than a finished work, but there's something sweetly appealing about Farellas for all that. (jigsaw puzzle) (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Though easy on the eyes and fun to tap, this simple tale of a good giant who fights a bad one could really use both a better translation and a more developed storyline. Read full book review >

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THE FAREWELL ANGEL by Carmen Martín Gaite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 1999

"A Proustian journey into the interior, a dazzling psychodrama—and, arguably, one of the best novels out of Spain in recent decades."
This remarkably intricate 1994 novel by the veteran Spanish author (of, most recently, Variable Cloud, 1996) won her country's National Prize for Literature. Read full book review >