Search Results: "Shira Leibowitz Schmidt"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Uplifting story of peace, reconciliation and an incredible life's journey."
The Chief Rabbi of Israel recounts a harrowing journey from child prisoner in Buchenwald to champion of Holocaust survivors. Read full book review >

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ABOUT SCHMIDT by Louis Begley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A sly, sharp portrait of an amoral but appealing figure, and of the declining world of privilege that has shaped him."
An elegant, precise, droll novel about a lawyer's startling transformation, by the author of Wartime Lies (1991) and The Man Who Was Late (1993). Read full book review >

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SCHMIDT STEPS BACK by Louis Begley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2012

"The good news is that Schmidt still feels he has 10 years to live, which likely means at least one more novel."
In the third of the Schmidt novels, what had been described as a comedy of manners turns tragic and redemptive. Read full book review >

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SAINT LEIBOWITZ AND THE WILD HORSE WOMAN by Jr. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"Dense, meandering, with a bewildering cast of thousands, and not very enlightening either: a book that almost every aficionado of Miller's masterpiece will want to attempt, but very few will finish."
Miller's episodic, ironic, deeply moving, and only previous novel, A Canticle for Leibowitz (1959), remains one of science fiction's enduring masterpieces. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Leibowitz doesn't position Williams as a consistently great poet, but he saves him from the brickbats his work has recently absorbed, and gives him his due as a key figure in the creation of Modernist ideas."
A detailed biography of pioneering modernist poet William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), seen through a discriminating and skeptical eye. Read full book review >

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TROT, PONY! by Shira Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"In both this title and its companion, the images are the draw. (Informational early reader. 3-6)"
National Geographic Kids mines its photo archive for another in its series of readers. Read full book review >

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THE LISTENER by Shira Nayman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Vividly imagined and evoked, but this deft depiction of the shifting sands of mental frailty is overlong and ultimately ephemeral."
A doctor and a patient confront each other at an upscale Westchester mental asylum in the late 1940s. Read full book review >

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Released: March 30, 2009

"Gorgeous commentary."
Halevi shines new light on a very old story, offering a brilliant interpretation of perhaps the most influential piece of scripture ever written. Read full book review >

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AWAKE IN THE DARK by Shira Nayman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Still, these characters' observations and revelations ring true."
Holocaust survivors and their children battle dreams, memory and elusive truths in this debut collection. Read full book review >

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LOOSE LEASHES  by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"For those who find hilarity in anthropomorphism this may be a desirable read, but it is difficult to see any need to add it to any but the largest poetry collections. (Poetry. 8-12)"
From a Boston terrier blowing a giant pink bubble to a solemn Weimaraner on artfully placed ice skates, this picture book plays sometimes amusing games with illustrations and viewers' minds. Read full book review >

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LIVES OF THE POETS by Michael Schmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1999

"Monumental, yes, but seldom dull."
A monumental history of English-language poetry, told through the lives and works of its most important practitioners by the editor of PN Review, a director of Carcanet Press. Read full book review >

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IN THE FLESH by Ane Schmidt
Released: May 13, 1996

"As compelling as it is uncomfortable to read, the novel succeeds brilliantly as a composed portrayal of a woman who abandons herself to sensation in every form."
In The Flesh ($17.95; May 13, 1996; 116 pp.; 0-87951-655-0). Read full book review >