Search Results: "Roberto Calasso"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1998

At once novel, cultural essay, mythology, and collection of linked stories, Italian writer Calasso's newest is a buoyant, expansive narrative that captures, with earthy vigor, scrupulous scholarship, and epic breadth, the Indian cultural ethos. Read full book review >

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THE MARRIAGE OF CADMUS AND HARMONY by Roberto Calasso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1993

"A remarkable feat."
A stunning journey back to ancient Greece with Italian author Calasso, who, in a first US publication, takes apart the old myths to discover the birth of history and modern thinking amid timeless patterns of behavior. 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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LA FOLIE BAUDELAIRE by Roberto Calasso
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Tough but rewarding, written with bold intelligence and panache."
An intellectually challenging and sometimes obscure assessment of the life and influence of French writer Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), whose poetry and critical essays made him a founding father of modernism. 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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ROBERTO CLEMENTE by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"A well-constructed introduction to a compassionate, dignified, multi-talented sports hero. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Growing up in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente dreamed of playing baseball. Read full book review >

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MRS. ROBERTO by Van Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2003

"The most imaginative and outrageous in the series thus far. It would be a crime and a sin, and just plain un-neighborly, to miss it."
An exuberant superabundance of plot distinguishes this fourth installment of the popular author's ongoing Moosepath Chronicles (Daniel Plainway, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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ROBERTO & ME by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"A less veteran author might struggle to pack all of this in, but Gutman delivers just the right blend of action and information before closing with both a table of Clemente's career stats and a list of eco-activist websites. (Baseball fantasy. 10-12)"
In the tenth of the Baseball Card Adventures, young Joe "Stosh" Stoshack goes back in time to warn star player and renowned humanitarian Roberto Clemente not to board the plane full of relief supplies that crashed, killing him, in 1972. Read full book review >

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ROBERTO WALKS HOME by Janice N. Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The brotherly reconciliation at the end aptly caps this more-or-less respectful return to Keats's timeless characters. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Based on characters created by Ezra Jack Keats"—whose name is the only one on the front cover and spine—this homage pairs a new urban tale with illustrations that draw on Keats's palette and collage style to create a similar look. Read full book review >

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ROBERTO THE INSECT ARCHITECT by Nina Laden
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Buy for Laden's many adult fans or those who particularly admire her wry illustrations for Walter Deans Myers's new Blues of Flats Brown (p. 121). (Picture book. 7-9)"
A sometimes heavy-handed and knowing story about a humble small-town termite who "went against the grain." Read full book review >

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THE NERUDA CASE by Roberto Ampuero
Released: June 14, 2012

"While Ampuero depicts Neruda warts and all, he still clearly admires his complex and demanding humanness."
If the title sounds like something out of detective fiction, it is—for Ampuero asks us to consider the hypothetical possibility that Pablo Neruda, terminally ill, hires someone to track down a former lover. Read full book review >

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Tutta La Famigla by Roberto Gaglio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2013

"A complex story about where ambitions and love meet."
A romance between a peasant farmer and the landowner's daughter takes some unexpected turns in this tragedy that examines the conditions of tenant farmers on Italian wine-growing estates around the turn of the 20th century. Read full book review >