Search Results: "Otto Friedrich"


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OTTO by Tomi Ungerer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Subtle changes of facial expression in Ungerer's watercolor art give the bear—stained, battered and with a clumsily repaired bullet hole—plenty of character, and there's nary a trace of sentimentality in the matter-of-fact narrative. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The first broad release of a title originally published regionally and overseas in 1999, this simply told, deeply affecting tale follows a teddy's passage from hand to hand through war and other troubles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1995

Two centuries of German history are brought into focus through the lens of a strategically placed, highly interesting family. Read full book review >

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OLYMPIA by Otto Friedrich
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 1992

"Rich, vivid, imaginatively organized—a 19th-century Bonfire of the Vanities, a true one, ready for the big screen. (Four pages of color photos, 12 pages of b&w—not seen.)"
Friedrich (Glenn Gould, The Grave of Alice B. Toklas—both 1989; City of Nets, 1986, etc.) now brings his rare historical imagination and narrative gifts to the art and politics, frivolity, eccentricity, and scandal of the Second Empire (1865-85) in Paris during the reign of Napoleon III. êdouard Manet's life is the frame, his art a recurrent motif. Read full book review >

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GLENN GOULD: A Life and Variations by Otto Friedrich
Released: April 28, 1989

A thin biography of the eccentric but undeniably great Canadian pianist; by Time senior writer Friedrich (The End of the World, 1982; City of Nets, 1986; etc.). Read full book review >

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FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE by Curtis Cate
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2005

"A touch more readable than Ronald Hayman's Nietzsche (1980) and more current than Walter Kaufmann's Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (1974), both of which Cate complements but does not displace."
For the nonspecialist and philosophical adept as well: an accessible, anecdotally rich life of the "trenchant idealist" who turned philosophical idealism upside-down. Read full book review >

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FRIEDRICH HAYEK by Alan Ebenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"A solid and serviceable, if somewhat dry, introduction to Hayek's life and work."
An intellectual biography of one of the 20th century's greatest economists. Read full book review >

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THE EASTER BUNNY THAT OVERSLEPT by Priscilla Friedrich
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Altogether, a charming minor classic in tawdry new dress. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This protean holiday tale's third redaction (1st edition, 1957, illustrated by Adrienne Adams; revised edition, 1983, re-illustrated by Adams) has been dumbed down "for a new generation" (as the Publisher's Note has it) and paired to stiff, coarsely painted collages constructed in part from clipped photos and patterned wallpaper. Read full book review >

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DEAR OTTO by Christopher Brookhouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A slow-motion rondelet whose personal chat is as faithfully boring and exasperating, and whose incidents are served up as parsimoniously, as at a real writers' conference."
A few portentous weeks at an oh-so-intimate writers' workshop whose epigones circle around a never-been writer/editor/teacher to distressingly little effect. Read full book review >

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OTTO RUNS FOR PRESIDENT by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Place this timely outing next to Mark Teague's LaRue For Mayor (2008) and Doreen Cronin's arch Duck For President (2004), illustrated by Betsy Lewin. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A dark-horse candidate faces two big political machines in this election campaign at the all-canine Barkadelphia School. Read full book review >

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BOB AND OTTO by Robert O. Bruel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Illustrated and published posthumously by Robert's son, Nick, this is a charming tribute to friendship and the stories all parents tell their children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Bruels explore the transformative power of friendship in this clever tale of a worm and a caterpillar. Read full book review >

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GIDEON & OTTO by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"A lovely and comforting addition to a charming series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Gideon the gosling loves toy Otto; Gideon loses Otto; Gideon finds Otto. Joy, oh joy. Read full book review >

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UNCLE OTTO by Winifred Cook
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"A semifictional account that presents historical truths."
Cook offers readers a complex saga detailing a generation's worth of stories about an African-American family who hopes to better their situation by moving from the rural South to a northern city. Read full book review >