Search Results: "Yoel Hoffmann"


BOOK REVIEW

BERNHARD by Yoel Hoffmann
Released: Oct. 29, 1998

"Not an easy read, but a further persuasive illustration of the genius of one of Israel's finest contemporary writers."
Emotional intensity and a powerful sense of the fragility and impermanence of both the physical body and the social fabric are the distinguishing features of this 1991 novel by the Israeli author (Katschen & The Book of Joseph, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE HEART IS KATMANDU by Yoel Hoffmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2001

"Charming if somewhat oblique fiction, quirky and unpredictable."
The fourth of Hoffman's books to be published by New Directions (Bernhard, 1998, etc.) departs from his previous work to head for a gentler place. Read full book review >

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THE SHUNRA AND THE SCHMETTERLING by Yoel Hoffmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2004

"Beautiful, humane, priceless."
A poetic little slip of a thing that holds the world, decades, entire lives, sorrows and beauties all as if in a pair of cupped hands. Read full book review >

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MOODS by Yoel Hoffmann
by Yoel Hoffmann, translated by Peter Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Vividly self-aware echoes of one man's fertile imagination."
Almost 200 gracefully composed poetic vignettes about the inner and outer lives of a writer in modern-day Israel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Well-researched local history on a still timely issue: the effect of class and ethnicity on criminal justice. (Seven b&w illustrations)"
An intriguing account of a New England rush to judgment in the Jacksonian Era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Sophisticated and provocative, Hoffmann's writing gives the reader much to consider."
Nuanced meditations on the nature of world politics in the post—Cold War era. Read full book review >

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NUTCRACKER by E.T.A. Hoffmann
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1996

"A beautiful version of this classic tale, which will captivate adults and children alike. (Nutcracker; $35.00; Oct. 28, 1996; 136 pp.; 0-15-100227-4)"
This is not the Nutcracker sweet, as passed on by Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Of special appeal to journalism students, but also to those interested in yet another unanticipated consequence of America's deeply complex involvement in Vietnam."
Hoffmann (Journalism/Old Dominion Univ.; Theodore H. White and Journalism As Illusion, 1995) celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of the female reporters—radio, print and TV—who covered America's longest, most problematic war. Read full book review >

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CARNAL WEAPON by Peter Hoffmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2009

"A funny, energetic tale about the war between primness and hedonism."
A femme fatale lures a naïve lawyer into a stock swindle in this jaunty Eisenhower-era caper. Read full book review >

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IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann
FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

"Quick, familiar, even appealing territory for many, but in the end Zoë's cringeworthy behavior might elicit more disgust than sympathy. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Girl meets boy, girl subsumes self for boy, boy dumps girl, and (the twist) girl goes off the deep end (for exactly one month) attempting to win boy back. Read full book review >

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EASY by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"Although teen promiscuity is certainly a worthy topic, other titles (R.A. Nelson's Teach Me and Lesléa Newman's Jailbait, both 2005) tackle the subject more convincingly. (Fiction. YA)"
Add this one to the recent influx of titles about relationships between teenaged girls and older men. Read full book review >