Search Results: "Vincent van Gogh"


BOOK REVIEW

EVER YOURS by Vincent van Gogh
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"More context would have been appreciated, but the choices are illuminating of an iconic artist."
The artist's troubled life revealed in letters. Read full book review >

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THE LETTERS OF VINCENT VAN GOGH by Vincent van Gogh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"These letters reveal the extraordinary personal struggle that lay behind his triumphant ability to do so. (49 pen-and-ink sketches)"
A new translation of van Gogh's ebullient letters (including some never before published), edited by the director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, revealing the painter to be an intensely observant and passionate man, struggling to understand and overcome the episodes of mental illness that so damaged his life. Read full book review >

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ON THE WATER by H.M. van den Brink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Readers may be reminded of Alan Sillitoe's 'The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner,' perhaps also of John Knowles's A Separate Peace. Still, On the Water is a work of real originality, and a fine introduction to a splendid new novelist."
The metaphor of rowing gathers a rich nexus of meanings in this terse, haunting novel, the first from yet another accomplished writer from the Netherlands. Read full book review >

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WHO'S HIDING WITH PENGUIN? by Vincent Mathy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Sturdier in construction than geography. (Board book. 1-3)"
Animals play hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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I'M SICK OF IT! by Vincent Bourgeau
ANIMALS
Released: May 19, 1997

"A charming identity crisis, gratifyingly played out; another temporary malcontent can be found in I'm Sick of It: A Fishy Melodrama (0-8431-7925-2). (Board book. 4-6)"
An artful board-book parable. Read full book review >

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AMADORO by Vincent McConnor
Released: May 1, 1989

A two-steps-behind-the-reader, quasi-psychic mishmash from the ever-predictable McConnor (The Man Who Knew Hammett). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2002

"Heresy to some, Vincent's parting words are apt: 'Baseball is an entertainment, an escape. It is moving and dramatic, and for millions of us, it's an important part of our lives. But it is not life itself.'"
Diverting tales from the big league—gifted with a low-key crackle—courtesy of baseball's ultimate inside angle, by former (1989-92) Commissioner Vincent. Read full book review >

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CUTTER’S ISLAND by Vincent Panella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"On balance, promising as worthy kin of Mary Renault and Steven Pressfield."
Suetonius says that at age 25, sailing to Rhodes to study rhetoric, Caesar was taken by pirates and held for 40 days, "to his intense annoyance." First-timer Panella gives fictional voice to the episode in a book that deserves its place on the shelves of the historically minded. Read full book review >

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The Divinity Paradox by Vincent Vale
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 11, 2013

"An initially interesting, but ultimately exhausting, foray into science versus humanity."
A fanciful sci-fi novel that offers another take on the mad scientist. Read full book review >

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DONBRIDGE by R.D. Vincent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2016

"An imaginative, eerie book well suited to fans of folklore and magical realism."
On a snowy winter night, a woman tells her grandchildren magical stories of the town in which she grew up in Vincent's (Donbridge: The Lost Princess of Lenape Valley, 2017, etc.) interconnected collection of novellas. Read full book review >