Search Results: "Nicole Krauss"


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THE HISTORY OF LOVE by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2005

"A most unusual and original piece of fiction—and not to be missed."
The histories of several unresolved, inchoate and remembered loves. Read full book review >

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FOREST DARK by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An ambitiously high-concept tale that mainly idles in a contemplative register."
Two American visitors to Israel undergo separate but similar metamorphoses in this cerebral novel by Krauss (Great House, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAN WALKS INTO A ROOM by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2002

"A bit too theme-driven and intermittently static, but Krauss is a highly intelligent writer. It'll be interesting to see what she turns to next."
There are some lovely moments (and echoes of early Saul Bellow) in this interestingly conceived first novel, but its somewhat attenuated account of an amnesiac's quest for his missing years trails off into improbability and inconclusiveness. Read full book review >

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GREAT HOUSE by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Brainy and often lyrically expressive, but also elusive and sometimes infuriatingly coy; Krauss is an acquired taste."
A many-drawered writing desk resonates powerfully but for different reasons with the various characters in this novel about loss and retrieval from Krauss (The History of Love, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE'S VERY OWN DRESS by Trisha Krauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A modern take on the Cinderella story, with kind and loving sisters replacing the mean stepsisters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little, blonde, white girl named Charlotte has only hand-me-down dresses from her older sisters until they work together to create an unusual, new dress for her as a surprise. Read full book review >

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A MOON OR A BUTTON by Ruth Krauss
Released: March 4, 1959

"It would seem likely that the picture book age child would reject this."
Sometimes Ruth Krauss manages to capture the evolution of an idea in a schoolroom with complete charm and veracity. Read full book review >

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THE CANTILEVER RAINBOW by Ruth Krauss
Released: Sept. 30, 1965

"It should also find its way to what seems to us the most logical appreciative readership—college students with a taste and curiosity for the avant garde."
It was off-beat off Broadway first and it comes as a surprise to find these poem-plays and happenings being listed by the publishers at the 11 to 13 age level. Read full book review >

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THIS THUMBPRINT by Ruth Krauss
Released: Aug. 1, 1967

"Original nonsense that will probably be response-less."
If you have an uninhibited imagination (like Miss Krauss). a violet fingerprint can suggest anything—a singer, a dog, an Indian, a cowboy. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 10, 1981

"Someone's likely to be lit up by those lemons-on-fire and might even take a heady dive into that 'lake in the middle of a sentence."
. . ."in a poem you make your point with lemons-on-fire." Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY SPILLED THE SKY by Ruth Krauss
Released: March 12, 1979

"But she throws away the title line with a blue splot, and overall her ordinary-looking black line and pale blue pictures betray a literal, linear sensibility when what is called for is the abandon of Bileck's Rain Makes Applesauce."
Drizzle tonight off the east coast of my head," reads Krauss' weather report, assuring old admirers that her head still grooves to its own isobars; and "b Ballet" encourages readers to let go too: ". . . be a button they push you and the moon comes out." Read full book review >

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THE GREAT DUFFY by Ruth Krauss
Released: June 15, 1946

"A love of a book."
A delectable book for the distracted parent who wants to wean small sons from too constant demand for the comics. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 2, 1968

"Really a cartoon strip despite its packaging, and in essence just as ephemeral."
. . . and Other Stories You Can Make Up Yourself if you want to be what you're not—and you're not easily discouraged. Read full book review >