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BERLIN by Pierre Frei
by Pierre Frei, translated by Anthea Bell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Unfocused, and unsatisfying as a whole."
A sprawling thriller set amid the hard times and horrors of pre- and post-World War II Germany. Read full book review >

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CHAPEL ROAD by Pierre Frei
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2003

An important reissue of a classic Dutch novel whose Flemish author (1912-79) was an early metafictionist and a political maverick and chameleon frequently compared to Louis-Ferdinand Céline and John Dos Passos. Chapel Road (1953) is an inordinately ambitious text whose central narrative focuses on its protagonist, ondine, a wily and amoral survivor who escapes her native slums to join the fledgling socialist movement in early-19th-century Flanders. Her (mostly political and amatory) experiences are counterpointed against a vivid retelling of the medieval Dutch legend of Reynard the Fox, and also theoretical and autobiographical commentary by (ondine's creator) the novelist within the novel, ebulliently loquacious johann jenssens (Boon has no more truck with capitalization than with capitalism). A rich, rowdy, unruly, and fascinating work (and a possible influence on Grass's The Tin Drum?). Boon is a forgotten writer very much deserving of a revival. Read full book review >

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The early struggles of an amateur — the rise to championship — minute details of his matches. The last half describes his famous shots and analyzes his methods. Read full book review >

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A professional tennis player tells of the curlier struggles as an amateur, of the rise to three time championship at Wimbledon and member of the victorious British Davis Cup Team. The book gives in minutest detail scores of his matches in victory and defeat, which facts may be of interest to those fans who want complete records for reference. The last half contains a clear description of his famous shots and an analysis of his method. In addition to pointers of other famous stars. A book for the tennis minded, which should prove useful as a how-to-do book for beginners as well. Read full book review >

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Released: May 9, 1955

Bishop Corson of the Methodist Church has written a clear and forthright exposition of his views on Christian education. Believing that the ills which plague our century are spiritual in nature, he proposes as the remedy ""the Christian way of life, applied, developed and maintained through Christian education"". In developing this theme he has much to say as to the qualifications and preparation of the Christian teacher, the content of Christian teaching and the goals of Christian education. Originally delivered as lectures to a theological seminary Bishop Corson's development of the subject is worthy of a wider audience. Read full book review >