Search Results: "Nicholas de Lange"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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 >

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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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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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NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
by Gregory McNamee

Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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BOOK REVIEW

INSTALLATION ART by Nicholas de Oliveira
NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 1994

"However, the book makes an important and useful reference point and a good start toward understanding an important facet of contemporary art."
This ambitious survey of the works of over 200 installation artists lacks a guiding rudder through the sea of pictorial information it presents. Read full book review >

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THE BANNERET'S BLADE by Nicholas de Rothschild
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2014

"A sweeping, densely plotted epic that will likely appeal to fans of historical fiction or George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series."
A knight faces brutal challenges at home and abroad in de Rothschild's historical-fiction debut. Read full book review >

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LAST LOVE by Nicholas Snow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2014

"A philosophical novel that takes an innovative approach but which might have benefited from fewer storylines."
Snow (Assassins, 2007, etc.) and de la Croix weave philosophy, romance, and mystery into three separate but intertwined narratives to create a high-stakes scholastic adventure. Read full book review >

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TROPHY WIFE by Kelly Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Entertaining for stargazers, but no big prize. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
The Los Angeles-based Lange, a local TV news anchor, drops more names than clues in a first thriller that rarely feels like more than a paint-by-numbers exercise. Read full book review >