Search Results: "Piero degli Antoni"


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BLOCK 11 by Piero degli Antoni
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Not by any means as emotionally draining as Sophie's Choice, but highly effective on its own terms."
When three prisoners escape from Auschwitz, 10 others are selected for execution. Read full book review >

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FOOD by Piero Ventura
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A series with much realized promise and all sorts of potential. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Much anticipated additions to the series of books that track a particular phenomenon through its historic changes: Houses and Clothing have already appeared, to which are now added Food and Communication. Read full book review >

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MICHELANGELO'S WORLD by Piero Ventura
Released: March 15, 1989

In expansive, uncluttered format that accommodates two columns of text and a wealth of detailed illustrations, an artist who has been responsible for many books on cultural subjects embraces a figure who must be especially close to his heart. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"A compelling glimpse into modern American food and immigrant cultures."
Manno's debut is a memoir which chronicles his love of food and family and his restless search for purpose. Read full book review >

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BLESSED IS THE FRUIT by Robert Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Caribbean gothic with literary pretensions."
In Caribbean writer Antoni's second novel (after Divina Trace, 1992), drenched to soddenness with lush language and symbolism, two women—one black, one white—tell their melodramatic life stories to an unborn child. Read full book review >

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AS FLIES TO WHATLESS BOYS by Robert Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Strikes strong emotional chords."
Antoni (Carnival, 2005, etc.) offers up a novel set in 19th-century and modern-day Trinidad. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2001

"It's a mess (the concluding episode is especially disjointed and truncated), but Grandmother's sensual energies and fluent loquacity make this Antoni's most accessible and enjoyable fiction nevertheless."
Another inveterate yarnspinner dominates this chaotically structured yet frequently entertaining third novel (Blessed Is the Fruit, 1997, etc.) from American-born Antoni, who grew up in the Bahamas. Read full book review >

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DIVINA TRACE by Robert Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1992

"Where was the editor on watch when this book came through?"
Old Granny Myrna, on her deathbed, tells her grandson, Johnny Domingo, the miraculous Caribbean tale of Magdelena the nun who, with Barto as the father, births a half-man/half-frog child whose existence then becomes the stuff of legend and leads to Magdelena's universal canonization on the island of Corpus Christi by the whole ethnic mix. Read full book review >

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SOUTH BEACH by Brian Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Antoni does nothing by halves: His characters are overdone, overripe or oversexed—or a combination of the three."
For the past several years, Gabriel Tucker has lived riotously courtesy of a trust fund, but now… Read full book review >

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CARNIVAL by Robert Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An okay story, sunk by pretensions."
Antoni (My Grandmother's Erotic Folktales, 2001, etc.) turns a Hemingway classic of early-20th-century angst into a less-than-classic tale of Caribbean aimlessness. Read full book review >

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PARADISE OVERDOSE by Brian Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Like sex without a climax: leaves you frustrated and overtired."
The quest for ``coke and pussy'' blisters with pretension in attorney Antoni's first novel, a Bahamian brat pack also-ran that's ten years too late and ten times as dull as its 1980s prototypes. Read full book review >