Search Results: "Mircea Eliade"


BOOK REVIEW

BENGAL NIGHTS by Mircea Eliade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"A typical colonial tale of adventure and conquest, with too many fantastic edges to come across as being about actual human beings."
Eliade (19071986), a major figure in the scholarly study of world religions, tells his version of younger days and of what his ``research'' in India was really all about. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE CASE OF THE MISSING SHEEP by Mircea Catusanu
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Deliciously daffy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Super Sheep Dog Doug must find the ten missing sheep who have been lured into the dark forest by a desperate wolf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO EAT AN AIRPLANE by Peter Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"This series opener is a successful combination of etiquette book and airplane cookery: who'd have thunk it? (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A man ate an airplane. This is true. Though this is not his story, Pearson uses it to ground a surprisingly informative book about the technology (and etiquette). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH WEBSTER'S FIGHTING WORDS by Tracy Nelson Maurer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"An attractive volume demonstrating that even words themselves have a story. (author's note, illustrator's note, timeline, sources, bibliography, primary sources, more information) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The story of Noah Webster, America's original man of letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"A worthy effort by a youthful author whose best work on Romanian topics may still lie ahead."
A scholarly, if sometimes slapdash, historical commentary asserting that the available evidence strongly suggests that modern Romanians are descended from third-century Romans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOSTALGIA by Mircea Cartarescu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2005

"Cartarescu's phantasmagorical world is similar to Dalí's dreamscapes, but long blocks of prose with minimal breaks make it hard to enter."
A surrealist landscape stands revealed in this 1989 work by one of Romania's leading novelists and poets; this is the author's U.S. debut. Read full book review >