Books by Nancy Schoenberger

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 >