Search Results: "Richard Ungar"


BOOK REVIEW

YITZI AND THE GIANT MENORAH by Richard Ungar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Not laugh-out-loud funny but a pleasant addition to Hanukkah collections. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
The good folk of Chelm ponder the perfect thank you for a Hanukkah gift. Read full book review >

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TIME SNATCHERS by Richard Ungar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"This mess falls flat even if read as a sendup. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
A promising premise—mad scientist recruits children to steal treasures from humanity's past—isn't enough to carry a contrivance-ridden plot, poor characterization and a near-total lack of internal logic. Read full book review >

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TIME TRAPPED  by Richard Ungar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"For fans of the first book only. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
Ungar doesn't do much to move the plot along but does lighten the tone and trot in some promising new characters for this follow-up to Time Snatchers (2012). Read full book review >

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Immortal Medusa by Barbara Louise Ungar
Released: April 1, 2015

"An entrancing book of poetry."
Ungar's (English/Coll. of Saint Rose; The Origin of the Milky Way, 2007, etc.) new collection may not make her immortal, but it surely establishes her as a contemporary poet of the first rank. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A spirited, largely effective liberal rejoinder to pull-up- the-drawbridge polemics like Peter Brimelow's Alien Nation (p. 117)."
Ungar (School of Communications, American Univ.; Estrangement: America and the World, 1985, etc.) produces a chorus of today's uprooted: the ``new immigrants'' who, like their forebears, are simultaneously convulsing and transforming the US. Read full book review >

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THE MAIMED by Hermann Ungar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2002

"Unusual and unsettling: what a film it would make."
First English translation of a bleak 1928 novel by a forgotten Czech member of the generation of Döblin, Brecht, and Werfel. Read full book review >

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NO SEX IN ST. TROPEZ by Rosalie Linver Ungar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2011

"The jotted impressions in this postcardlike memoir will periodically intrigue or amuse, but ultimately leave readers pining for a deeper connection."
In Ungar's debut memoir, a twice-divorced Jewish mother explores Europe in 1974. Read full book review >

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THE CLASS by Hermann Ungar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2004

"Like a glimpse three-quarters of a century back into a world that has wholly vanished: formal, constrained, class-ridden, quintessentially European. Fascinating."
The first English translation of Czech author Ungar's extremely interesting second novel, published in 1927, preceding the better-known The Maimed (1928, 2002). Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE COLORS OF BUSYTOWN! by Richard Scarry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"While many will welcome concept books with Richard Scarry art, are these rehashed offerings really necessary with so many of his classics still in print? (Board book. 2-4)"
Richard Scarry's iconic characters present nine different colors. Read full book review >

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CAT BURGLAR BLACK by Richard Sala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Expect sequels. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Sala usually aims his pulpy gothics at older teens and adults, but here he tries for a younger audience. Read full book review >