Books by Nancy Schoenberger

WAYNE AND FORD by Nancy Schoenberger
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"There's nothing groundbreaking here, but compleatist fans of Wayne and Ford will enjoy revisiting the films discussed."
Biography of the two figures, actor and director, who defined the Western film genre. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2010

"A well-researched but critically toothless and ultimately depressing record of epic vulgarity and emotional incontinence."
Vanity Fair and Esquire contributor Kashner and Schoenberger (Creative Writing; William and Mary; Hollywood Kryptonite, the Bulldog, the Lady, and the Death of Superman, 2006, etc.) examine the union of Hollywood actors Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, larger-than-life figures who inspired the fevered fascination of their public and presaged the current age of media obsession with the private lives of celebrities. Read full book review >
Released: July 3, 2001

"A capable account, both critical and admiring, that may win Blackwood new readers."
The unhappy life of a jet-setting socialite and intellectual, sympathetically retold. Read full book review >
LONG LIKE A RIVER by Nancy Schoenberger
Released: May 18, 1998

"A hodge-podge of disparate subjects fills out a volume that should have been slimmed down to its best lyrics."
paper 0-8147-8104-7 Schoenberger's second volume, winner of this year's NYU Press Award for Poetry, derives much of its narrative power and emotional force from her love of rivers. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 29, 1996

"A sad life and death in Hollywood, but the gossip isn't much and the promising title turns to leaden prose."
A muddled look at the mysterious death of George Reeves, the first Superman, by poets and Hollywood buffs Kashner and Schoenberger (coauthors of A Talent For Genius: The Life and Times of Oscar Levant, 1994). Read full book review >
Released: May 25, 1994

"A genuinely thoughtful and entertaining biography that should go far in rebuilding Levant's reputation as a serious musician."
Why does Oscar Levant, memorable mostly for his devastating put-downs, deserve a biography at all, let alone one this long? Read full book review >