Search Results: "René Knecht"


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Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A thought-provoking sales alternative that may appeal to forward-thinking sales managers."
A debut philosophical treatise on sellingthat challenges commonly accepted sales principles. Read full book review >

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A WALL IN PALESTINE by René Backmann
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"An impassioned text that combines polemic incitement with assiduous geographical insight."
A French journalist takes a less-than-dispassionate look at a barrier constructed by Israel and concludes it's less for security than a land grab in the West Bank. Read full book review >

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THE FADING COLOURS by René Chalem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"A fine first novel from a writer with affecting wisdom.
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Chalem, in his debut novella, looks at the role and limitations of art. Read full book review >

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MACHINE by René Belletto
Released: Nov. 23, 1993

"And most readers, unless they've read Belletto's curious anti-thriller Eclipse (1990), will scarcely notice the muted ending."
What if an eminent psychiatrist—in order to get a closer look inside the mind of his showcase psychopathic patient—used a gizmo he'd cooked up at home to introject his own mind into the patient's body, while the patient, finding his own mind transferred to the psychiatrist's body, took off on a rampage? Read full book review >

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RELIEF MAP by Rosalie Knecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2016

"A thoughtful novel that resists easy moralizing."
When the hunt for a fugitive causes police to institute a lockdown, everyday tensions in a quiet Pennsylvania town threaten to boil over in Knecht's atmospheric debut. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1997

"Alternately infuriating and engrossing, this messy little book is worth reading for its scattering of imaginative, challenging, and fruitful insights."
A literary critic explores ``mimetic desire'' and the sacred in Dostoevsky's novels. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM ROOM by Marcel Möring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2002

"A fine companion to Möring's longer novels, and probably his most accomplished yet."
A family borne aloft, then gradually destroyed by the experience (and the enigma) of flight is portrayed with compassionate insight in this terse, if intermittently obscure, novella by the Dutch author of The Great Longing (1995) and In Babylon (2000). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"An exciting, cautionary tale of overfishing."
The high seas are still as wild as any frontier town, Wall Street Journal writer Knecht (The Proving Ground, 2001) demonstrates in his story about a pursuit through the unpredictable waters of the Southern Ocean. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2001

"A work of stunning scholarship and imagination whose appeal will be to determined readers rather than casual ones. (32 pages photographs, 16 color, not seen; 7 maps)"
A meticulous reconstruction of the final years of some persistent medieval Pyrenean heretics whose leaders—called "Perfects"—were eventually burned or otherwise dispersed by the equally relentless Inquisition. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE UNBOUND by René Weis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A sure-to-be controversial bio-historical feast: Shakespeareans will devour it."
Massive biography of the Bard creates as many myths as it debunks. Read full book review >