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Rika Lesser

Full Name: Rika Lesser
Number of Works: 14
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ISBN: 0691014299, 9780691014296
Keywords: roots, rilke
Pages: 80
Published: 1986
  • Rating: 100%
ISBN: 0929398858, 9780929398853
Keywords: poems, hell, need
Pages: 87
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 100%
ISBN: 0807610593, 9780807610596
Keywords: things, etruscan
Pages: 87
Published: 1983
ISBN: 0525461523, 9780525461524
Keywords: gretel, hansel
Pages: 40
Published: 1000
  • Rating: 80%

"Artfully understated retelling and magnificent paintings result in an unsurpassable presentation of the ancient fairytale.--Publishers Weekly.
ISBN: 0312422644, 9780312422646
Keywords: fantasies, metamorphoses, pictor
Pages: 240
Published: 1922
  • Rating: 80%

Selected and with an Introduction by Theodore Ziolkowski. In the spring of 1922, several months after completing Siddhartha<?i>, Hermann Hesse wrote a fairy tale that was also a love story, inspired by the woman who was to become his second wife. That story, Pictor's Metamorphoses, is presented here along with a half century of Hesse's other short writings. Inspired by the Arabian Nights and the tales of the Brothers Grimm, these nineteen stories display the full range of Hesse's lifetime fascination with fantasy--as dream, fairy tale, folktale, satire, and allegory.
ISBN: 0060222816, 9780060222819
Keywords: cecilia, agnes
Pages: 282
Published: 1981
  • Rating: 80%

After experiencing several inexplicable incidents, lonely Nora receives a strangely lifelike doll, which leads her to discover long-hidden secrets about her family.
ISBN: 060601702X, 9780606017022
Keywords: stars, full, hand
Pages: 195
Published: 1990
  • Rating: 80%

A teenager who wants to be a journalist in a suppressed society describes to his diary his daily life in his hometown of Damascus, Syria.
ISBN: 0224017799, 9780224017794
Keywords: poems, garden, hours
Pages: 96
Published: 1979
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0691015430, 9780691015439
Keywords: knife, child
Pages: 218
Published: 1993
  • Rating: 80%

Göran Sonnevi is one of Sweden's most celebrated, respected, and prolific poets. For this first book-length selection of Sonnevi to appear in English, Rika Lesser has chosen works written between 1971 and 1989—although most of the poems come from the last decade and from Sonnevi's last three books, which form part of the single oändlig [unending/infinite/interminable] poem that he continues to write from book to book. Of Lesser's introduction to the work, Richard Howard writes, "Lesser's wonderful prose texts at the outset provide not only an ingress into complex and baffli
ISBN: 0300145802, 9780300145809
Keywords: brain, third, mozart
Pages: 240
Published: 1996
  • Rating: 80%

Winner of the 2006 Nordic Council’s Literature Prize, Swedish writer Göran Sonnevi is undoubtedly one of the most important poets working today. In Mozart’s Third Brain, his thirteenth book of verse, he attempts “a commentary on everything” – politics, current events, mathematics, love, ethics, music, philosophy, nature. Through the impeccable skill of award-winning translator Rika Lesser, Sonnevi’s long-form poem comes to life in English with the full force of its loose, fractured, and radiating intensity. A poetic tour de force that darts about dyn
ISBN: 0805025588, 9780805025583
Keywords: lotta, sister
Pages: 26
Published: 1993

Anyone would like to have a sister like Lotta. Lotta is whatever her sister wants her to be. Observant children will notice that Lotta and her sister live in a dollhouse--and may wander just how real Lotta is. Though fantasy and reality are blurred in this charming story, one thing is made perfectly clear--with a free imagination, a child will never lack for a friend. Full color.