Search Results: "Werner Kofler"


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AT THE WRITING DESK by Werner Kofler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"A welcome introduction to a writer little known to American readers."
A collection of stories, as much essay as fiction, originally published in 1988, by the late Austrian novelist and polemicist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"A trip down the 'gospel road' that's long, meandering, and generally unrewarding."
The biographies of three important figures in soul music are uncomfortably interwoven. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Too ideological to entrance most readers—but students of psychology will want to add this to their collections."
A blend of compelling anecdotes and dull psychoanalysis, as Muensterberger (an N.Y.C. psychoanalyst) examines the whys and hows of manic collecting. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 23, 2016

"A sensible and refreshingly restrained discussion of the nation's deficiencies."
A sober consideration of the decline of American democracy. Read full book review >

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SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT by Werner Thuswaldner
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"His haunting landscapes evoke the atmosphere of village life in early-19th-century Oberndorf, and his portraits give the two men who created the hymn personalities behind the famous music. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Ingpen, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, has created stunning illustrations for this historical look at how the beloved Christmas hymn came to be written. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2008

"There's truth to Werner's translation, but the whole should be taken with a grain of salt."
A look at how English-language Bibles compare to the original ancient Hebrew and Aramaic, including her new Old Testament translation: the “Ancient Roots Translinear Bible” (ARTB). Read full book review >

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BLACK ICE by Hans Werner Kettenbach
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A devilish dive into an obsessed mind by a prolific German crime writer (Davids Rasche, 1996, etc.). Despite, or because of, his many humorous quirks, Scholten is also a convincing Everyman."
An office worker goes to extremes to prove that the boss's wife was murdered by the boss. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Pre-readers will gather too, if just to take pleasure from decoding the animal shapes. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Two graphic designers show their typographical chops with an alphabetically arranged menagerie of easily recognizable animal silhouettes entirely constructed from blizzards of single letters. Read full book review >

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PETROUCHKA by Vivian Werner
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Worthwhile, especially where there is interest in theater and dance. (Picture book. 7+)"
In the manner of other recent retellings (e.g., Verdy's Of Swans, Sugarplums, and Satin Slippers, 1991), a detailed interpretation of events seen in the dance. Read full book review >