Search Results: "Richard Dixon"


BOOK REVIEW

NUMERO ZERO by Umberto Eco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"But then, to read Eco well, it helps to know about everything. Not quite as substantial as The Name of the Rose but a smart puzzle and a delight all the same."
The sun is shining, the world is spinning, and the great Italian novelist and semiotician has a new book—which means that a conspiracy theory must be afoot somewhere close by. Read full book review >

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DISTANT LIGHT by Antonio Moresco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"An unsettling and strangely tender novel."
Living in an abandoned village in order to "disappear," an unnamed man encounters a mysterious light across a deep ravine. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF THE PUBLISHER by Roberto Calasso
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A treat for book lovers, especially those who lust for the productions of Feltrinelli, Bompiani, and, of course, Adelphi."
The eminent Italian litteratus and publisher brings learning and passion to this chronicle of the business of getting books into the hands of readers. Read full book review >

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THE RUIN OF KASCH by Roberto Calasso
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Challenging, erudite, and unsettling observations on civilization and its plethora of discontents."
A fragmented, meditative inquiry into sacrifice, revolution, and modernity. Read full book review >

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ARDOR by Roberto Calasso
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"'The whole of Vedic India was an attempt to think further,' writes Calasso. He demands no less from his readers."
An alternately illuminating and baffling exploration of the primary texts of Indian philosophy and religion. Read full book review >

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CHRONICLES OF A LIQUID SOCIETY by Umberto Eco
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Although some of these pieces have a tired feel, there's much here to enjoy and ponder."
A swan song from one of Europe's great intellectuals. Read full book review >

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PREHISTORIC WORLD by Dougal Dixon
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"More useful in homes than libraries. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
This first of six paperbacks about the prehistoric world describes 12 creatures of the Triassic period, from Paradoxides, a trilobite, to the herbivorous reptile, Estemmenosuchus. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GIRL'S LITTLE BOOK OF ART by Kathryn Dixon
Released: May 19, 2014

"An engaging, interactive guide to museum-quality visual art."
An irresistible introduction to the world of fine art for kids 5 and up. Read full book review >

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GHOSTFIRES by Keith Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Strong stuff if your taste in family values runs to permafrost."
The death of their wife and mother leaves a father and son locked in motionless combat: a grim debut from New York Times editor Dixon. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SOMEDAY by Dianne Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Slightly flawed, but an OK way to spend a rainy afternoon."
Screenwriter Dixon's (The Language of Secrets, 2010) second novel centers on the convergence of the lives of three women who have a mysterious connection. Read full book review >