Search Results: "Michael Henry Heim"


BOOK REVIEW

A GUEST IN MY OWN COUNTRY by George Konrád
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2007

"Still, a valuable and absorbing chronicle of a terrible ordeal and of the transcendent courage shown by both its survivors and its victims."
A notable European intellectual's path from persecution, exile and privation to the status of spokesman for his embattled country's resiliency. Read full book review >

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DAY IN DAY OUT by Terézia Mora
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Lost in translation?"
In this debut novel from Hungarian-born Mora (the author now lives in Germany), a man who speaks ten languages but has no country to call home wanders the reconfigured borders of the former Eastern Europe in search of an identity. Read full book review >

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MY CENTURY by Gunter Grass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"My Century is one of Grass's most skillfully crafted books and proof positive that the Nobel Prize - passing this year from José Saramago to Günter Grass - once again rests in good hands."
On September 30th, Sweden's Nobel Committee righted what many have long considered an egregious wrong by awarding its 1999 Prize for Literature to Germany's greatest living novelist. Read full book review >

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HOMECOMING by Bernhard Schlink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Not equal to Schlink's best."
Several "homecomings" are chronicled in this earnest, carefully layered novel from the German author. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURES IN IMMEDIATE IRREALITY by Max Blecher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A stylistically brittle, psychologically intense story of a young man who knows that his time is almost up."
A new translation of a long-lost philosophical novel by the late Jewish Romanian writer Blecher (1909-1938). Read full book review >

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PEELING THE ONION by Gunter Grass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2007

"The reader must decide whether this eloquent self-portrait does express regret, even atonement; represents yet another 'evasion'; or, how much, in the final analysis, the difference actually matters."
The 1999 Nobel Prize-winner tells the story of his childhood, youth and early artistic career in a riveting memoir that has quickly attracted international controversy and not a little righteous anger. Read full book review >

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THE MINISTRY OF PAIN by Dubravka Ugresic
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 2006

"Ironically, with all the high tragedy in the wings, it's when Ugresic's sharp gaze turns to the minute and the arcane (a female character speaks with 'high-pitched sh's and sch's') that her novel achieves inimitable, devastating clarity."
A Croatian intellectual's flight to the Netherlands from the ruins of Yugoslavia yields striking vignettes of emotional shellshock, linguistic displacement and limbo-like stasis. Read full book review >

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UNCLE FEDYA, HIS DOG, AND HIS CAT by Eduard Uspensky
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Loaded with cockeyed problems, absurd solutions, and a deliciously deadpan delivery, a lively read-aloud for those considering fleeing family and home. (Folklore/Fiction. 5-9)"
In this Russian tale of separation and reunion, ``Uncle Fedya''—a boy ``who could read by the time he was four and make soup by the time he was six''—sets up housekeeping. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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