Books by Judith Chernaik

SCHUMANN by Judith Chernaik
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A sturdy foundation of research and musical knowledge (and love) underlies this inspiring and wrenching account of a man who pursued, captured, and lost."
A guided tour through the life and work of Robert Schumann (1810-1956), a musical genius who viewed the sublime before a decline into a syphilitic madness. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A limp effort, particularly next to John Lithgow's exuberant interpretation, illustrated by Boris Kulikov (2004). (CD) (Picture book. 7-9)"
From James Berry's grand "Lion," "staring with fearless look / Wild beast outdoing all," to Kit Wright's annoyed hens, who dismiss the proud cock as "just a feathered fathead / With a very silly walk!" the 13 new, short poems here echo the general tone of each section in Saint-Saëns's ever-popular work—though to call them "inspired" is, with some notable exceptions, pushing it. Read full book review >
LOVE'S CHILDREN by Judith Chernaik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 1992

"A notable accomplishment."
A stunningly imaginative re-creation of a year in the lives of four women drawn to the poet Shelley by his ideals, his looks, and his passionate zeal to reform the world, from Chernaik (Double Fault, 1975; The Daughter, 1979). Read full book review >