Search Results: "Nicholas de Lange"


BOOK REVIEW

RHYMING LIFE AND DEATH by Amos Oz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"As Oz reminds us throughout this spellbinding fable, readers are partners with novelists in this enterprise of fiction, imagining in our heads what exists only as words on a page."
As an exercise in literary gamesmanship, metafiction subverts the typical relationship between author and reader. Read full book review >

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A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS by Amos Oz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2004

"A boon for admirers of Oz's work and contemporary Israeli literature in general."
A moving, emotionally charged memoir of the renowned author's youth in a newly created Israel. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS by René Goscinny
Kirkus Star
by René Goscinny, illustrated by Jean-Jacques Sempé, translated by Anthea Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"At least one sequel is scheduled. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A favorite in France for decades, these 19 tongue-in-cheek tales of daily life as seen through the eyes of an uncritical young everylad will elicit bursts of laughter from children and adults alike. Read full book review >

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SCENES FROM VILLAGE LIFE by Amos Oz
Released: Oct. 20, 2011

"All the dead ends make for an unsatisfying collection."
Mysteries bedevil the inhabitants of an Israeli village in this slim story collection, the 14th work of fiction from the renowned Israeli (Rhyming Life and Death, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUDAS by Amos Oz
by Amos Oz, translated by Nicholas de Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Lovely, though with a doleful view of the possibilities of peace, love, and understanding, whether among nations or within households."
Pensive, sometimes even brooding novel by Oz (Between Friends, 2014, etc.), widely considered Israel's greatest living writer. Read full book review >

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PRELIMINARIES by S. Yizhar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Truly a novel that will claim your heart."
From the late Israeli author (1916-2006), a novel short on plot and character, long on the Awareness of Things; first published in 1992 and now translated into English. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS by Jeremy Seal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Here is evidence in an investigative report on who he was before he became the cult personage in the polar parsonage."
Nicholas, the fourth-century resident of Myra, Anatolia, one of the most popular saints, is the subject of this ornate biographical treatment. Read full book review >

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THE SAME SEA by Amos Oz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A major disappointment from a major author."
Oz's most experimental fiction in years uses poetry and prose to tell a convoluted story of interlocking relationships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOROTHEA LANGE by Elizabeth Partridge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Still, this compendium is respectfully assembled and nicely documented. (Partridge has produced a companion film to accompany the book.)"
A general introduction to the life and work of photojournalist Lange that draws on family remembrances, scholarly evaluations, and a handsome picture portfolio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICHOLAS II by Marc Ferro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1993

"The human drama—from the execution of Rasputin to the struggle of the tsar's family to understand, escape, and survive—is displaced here by abstract argument. (Illustrations)"
Ferro (Social Sciences/êcole des Hautes êtudes, Paris; The Russian Revolution of February 1917, 1972), an expert on the political details of the Russian Revolution, claims to offer new information in this political biography of Tsar Nicholas II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"It would roil Butler's immense ego to learn that—not 60 years after his death—this well-crafted study is even necessary."
A highly readable exhumation of the career of Nicholas Murray Butler, president of the Carnegie Endowment and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and almost entirely forgotten today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOROTHEA LANGE by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A fine introduction to an important American artist. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
"One of the leading documentary photographers of the twentieth century" comes to life in Weatherford's latest historical work. Read full book review >