Books by David Leeming

Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"More sophisticated than the typical gods-for-clods survey, but far less interesting."
An overview, dry as the dust of the Parthenon, of the major streams of ancient European mythmaking and of modern scholarship thereon. Read full book review >
MYTH by David Leeming
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Those who want to sample the 'new mythology' at its source might turn to the works of Helena Blavatsky."
A glib, superficial overview of the protean world of myth and its 21st-century transformations. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 22, 1999

"Although not an authorized biography (Spender wanted an Englishman), Leeming's work has the feel of one in its diffident summarization and reticent analysis of the life. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A "Pylon Poet's" progress over the century, from the official biographer of James Baldwin. Read full book review >
AMAZING GRACE by David Leeming
Released: Feb. 5, 1998

A respectful, by-rote biography of the expatriate African-American painter who was James Baldwin's mentor and Henry Miller's friend. Read full book review >
JAMES BALDWIN by David Leeming
Released: April 10, 1994

"Boswell,'' the biographer is clearly not that, either."
This fourth life of writer James Baldwin won't give a bad name to authorized biographies, but neither will it elevate the suspect genre to new heights. Read full book review >