Search Results: "Peter Steiner"


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THE CAPITALIST by Peter Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Morgon's fifth adventure impresses both as thriller and morality play, building a memorable and complex tapestry of greed and culpability."
When a retired CIA operative goes after a Machiavellian investment expert, it's personal. Read full book review >

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THE RESISTANCE by Peter Steiner
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Morgon's fourth appearance (The Terrorist, 2010, etc.) is a subtle and complex thriller/whodunit, written with wit, intelligence and luminous precision."
Three decades after it began, an unlikely investigator examines the way the Nazi occupation of France turned neighbor against neighbor and led to murder. Read full book review >

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L’ASSASSIN by Peter Steiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 2008

"New Yorker cartoonist Steiner's best passages explore the subtler colors in human relationships, and his prose is packed with quirky surprises. Think of the overly twisty plot as a MacGuffin for a series of sublimely observed scenes."
In the world of espionage, old grievances die hard...or don't die at all. Read full book review >

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A FRENCH COUNTRY MURDER by Peter Steiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"Steiner's studied understatement—the unmysterious tale unfolds largely in retrospective summary—renders the stuff of international intrigue into a coolly telegraphic portrait of betrayal."
One perfect June morning in 1995, Louis Morgon, a State Department analyst retired to the village of Saint Leon sur Dême, opens the door of his chalet to find a dead man on his doorstep. Read full book review >

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LOOK-ALIKES AROUND THE WORLD by Joan Steiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Again showing her genius for turning found materials into realistic structures and scenes, Steiner conducts viewers on a world tour, from the sliced-bread-and-peanut-butter terraces of Machu Picchu to the Leaning Tower of Cookies. Read full book review >

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PROOFS by George Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Rich and challenging, this is a small but significant contribution to what is already an impressive, diverse body of work."
A novella and three offbeat stories represent the return of British culture critic and scholar Steiner (Real Presences, 1989; Martin Heidegger, 1979; etc.) to fiction after more than a decade, displaying his inimitable style and erudition in fine form. Read full book review >

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PERSONS UNKNOWN by Susie Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A second adventure that strikes all the right notes—layered mystery, incisive cultural context, and a delightful protagonist who deserves a place alongside other beloved literary detectives."
Steiner's (Missing, Presumed, 2016, etc.) intrepid, dysfunctional detective, Manon Bradshaw, returns on a case that quickly becomes personal. Read full book review >

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NO PASSION SPENT by George Steiner
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"With such stimulating scope and compelling concerns, it's fitting that Steiner's title reworks a quote from that Puritan Classicist Milton's Samson Agonistes, drawing strength and passion from all the traditions it invokes."
In search of the depths of Homer, the Bible, Shakespeare, and Kafka, and the problematic interplay of Judaism, Classicism, and Christianity, Steiner (Proofs and Three Parables, 1993, etc.) displays his commanding, polymathic erudition. Read full book review >

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NEGATIVE SPACE by Robert Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A tedious investigation of a dying marriage that lacks the elegance associated with the genre."
She's taken a lover. He's devastated. A marriage breaks up in this determinedly abstract novella from Steiner (The Catastrophe, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1995

"A welcome association of sense and sensibility. (27 illustrations)"
Sanity, sanity, sanity, as Steiner squarely addresses a number of contemporary cultural conflicts and teases out their subtler meanings. Read full book review >

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ERRATA by George Steiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"He is inimitable; a Steiner school of criticism is a contradiction in terms."
Composing in a minor key, one of our great literary and cultural critics reflects on his life and the themes that have aroused his passion. Read full book review >

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THE CATASTROPHE by Robert Steiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 1996

"Empty and pretentious."
Like Jerry Lewis, the prolific Steiner (Dread, 1987, etc.) is big in France, but with this silly purple-prose fest, a novel in the guise of a biography of an expatriate American painter, Steiner's native audience will remain elusive. Read full book review >