Search Results: "Yanitzia Canetti"


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UNO DOS TRES by Yanitzia Canetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Thoughtfully designed, this will be welcomed by many who already speak the language, are learning or just wish to plunge right in for bilingual storytimes. ¡Que bueno!(Picture book. 2-7)"
A lovely and unencumbered picture book combines with an infectious CD to introduce Spanish through song. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Or, maybe, like most diaries and notebooks, this is just one writer's chaff and should be treated as such."
This collection of fragments by Nobel Prizewinner Canetti raises the vexing question: Is an aphorism merely the printed analogue of a sound bite? Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM HAMPSTEAD by Elias Canetti
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"But the few will be grateful for Canetti's book and for Hargraves's exacting translation of it."
A Nobel Prize winner illuminates topics ranging from death and great writers to religion and myth, ethnicity and creativity, and much more. Read full book review >

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YELLOW STREET by Veza Canetti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 1991

"Very thin."
The decision to publish a novel in ``five scenes'' by the late wife of Nobel prize-winner Elias Canetti, who has written an appreciative foreword, is understandable, but the work itself is too flawed to be anything but a sentimental gesture. Read full book review >

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PARTY IN THE BLITZ by Elias Canetti
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"A fresh and color-drenched memoir by an artist unafraid to offend."
Vivid portraits, affectionate but unsparing, of people encountered by Nobel laureate Canetti (Notes from Hampstead, 1998, etc.) while living in England. Read full book review >

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THE TORTOISES by Veza Canetti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2001

"The talking-head characters and wooden dialogue here don't do justice to a horrific real-life ordeal: riveting as a historical document, but undistinguished as a work of fiction."
Following by ten years the English-language publication of her only other novel, Yellow Street, and originally meant to be released in 1939, after Canetti fled with husband Elias from Vienna to London, this heavily autobiographical account depicts their life in Austria after the Nazi Anschluss. Read full book review >