Search Results: "Roberto Escobar"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2009

"The Robin Hood mantle draped over Pablo is a bit much, but his exploits will keep readers agog."
Pablo Escobar's brother and business partner recalls the Colombian drug lord's outsized life and death. 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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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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Reencounter With Jesus by Roberto Hernandez
NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2016

"An uplifting, approachable, and heartfelt work of apologetics."
An appeal to readers to seek a relationship with Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1998

"Everyone will find something here to disagree with, but this is a book of immediate importance and lasting significance."
An effective study of the fastest growing minority population in the US, Latinos; the narrative seamlessly weaves together reportage, biography, and policy analysis. Read full book review >

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HOLY RADISHES by Roberto Fernández
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"And as every struggling comic knows, when slapstick falls, it falls hard."
Fern†ndez (Raining Backwards, not reviewed) continues his exploration of Cuban-American experience with a nearly unintelligible supposed satire of immigrant life. 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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LETTERS TO MY SON ON THE LOVE OF BOOKS by Roberto Cotroneo
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"An endearingly and unclassifiably odd book that will probably be misfiled in the 'Parenting' section of the bookstore shelf and overlooked by the general reader—unless its sheer weirdness makes it a cult favorite."
An Italian book reviewer invents a new genre: epistolary literary criticism for children. Read full book review >

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THE SHIPS by Roberto Quesada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Old hat, not even worn at an especially interesting angle."
Honduran writer Quesada's first book to appear in English- -about Guillermo, a young Honduran peasant who picks pineapples for Standard Fruit in the plantations outside the village of La Ce°ba. Read full book review >

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War: A Crime Against Humanity by Roberto Vivo
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2015

"An important contribution to the study of both war and peace.
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A sweeping history of war and peace—and an impassioned call to choose the latter over the former. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF THE SKY by Roberto Trotta
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An entertaining exercise, in the end, for those student-people who like to ponder the All-There-Is while testing the always-inadequate limits of language."
A simplified but by no means simplistic introduction to modern cosmology and physics—the flagship sciences of the "All-There-Is." Read full book review >

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A NIGHT TIME STORY by Roberto Aliaga
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"While the dreamlike nature of the images is fairly accessible, children (and adults) may find themselves stopped cold by nonrhythmic sentence structure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A winner of the Lazarillo Award, the prize in Spain for children's literature, Aliaga weaves a tale translated into English with mixed results. Read full book review >