Search Results: "Albert Goldbarth"


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BEYOND by Albert Goldbarth
Released: Nov. 30, 1998

"More tummler, barker, and prankster than poet, Goldbarth patches together poems from the thinnest material: his pile-on sensibility cries out for an editorial pencil, despite his affable personality throughout the volume."
A National Book Critics Circle Award winner for his Heaven and Earth, and the author of numerous other volumes of verse, Goldbarth relies on a wealth of odd facts and arcane information as points of departure for his often gimmicky poems. Read full book review >

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PIECES OF PAYNE by Albert Goldbarth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Borges meets David Foster Wallace: Many interesting patches, but otherwise little more than an unengaging meander."
Sophisticated albeit highly elliptical account of a young woman struggling with an unhappy past in the face of present illness. Read full book review >

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DARK WAVES AND LIGHT MATTER by Albert Goldbarth
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"If heady wordplay and postmodern pastiche were sufficient ingredients for meaningful existential enquiry, these essays would stand as monumental achievements; unfortunately, they are limp and lifeless lumps drowned in their own syrup of superficiality."
A collection of poet Goldbarth's (Jan. 31, 1974, etc.) previously published essays which burst into the black night like an explosion of firecrackers: eruptions of color and jazz riffs of language that ultimately fade to nothing. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF FORM AND CONTENT by Albert Goldbarth
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A nostalgic, rueful, and sometimes sweetly funny collection."
Digressive, impressionistic musings on love, loss, and "the multiselves we all carry inside." Read full book review >

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MANY CIRCLES by Albert Goldbarth
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2001

"With essays spanning more than 20 years, this collection provides a surefire introduction to Goldbarth's prose—but the trip may not be much fun the first time around."
For those who think clearly written prose is for sissies, Goldbarth is back—with a representative essay collection that both dazzles and stupefies with its complications. Read full book review >

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ALBERT by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"This fits nicely with Tohby Riddle's The Singing Hat (p. 187). (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young recluse makes an unusual connection to the outside world in Napoli's (Beast, 2000, etc.) first picture book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Period b&w photos; further reading; chronology; index. (Biography. 11-13)"
An easy, accessible life of the great humanitarian, with an impassioned afterword. Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Milton Meltzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2008

Einstein shows no signs of losing his spot as Most Famous Scientist Ever, and here Meltzer makes a brave attempt to explain to younger middle-grade readers why that should be so. Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"A useful addition to collections for young readers. (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
MacLeod (Lucy Maud Montgomery, 2001, etc.) covers a lot of ground in this brief biography of Albert Einstein: school, early career in a Swiss patent office, early days as a professor in Bern, becoming friends with Marie Curie, choosing work over family, WWII and the move to Princeton, New Jersey, and the post-war years as a citizen of the world. Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Another standout in a uniformly stellar series; here's hoping Einstein isn't the last Giant. (Biography. 10-14)"
As she did for Giants of Science Leonardo, Newton, Freud and Curie before him, Krull delivers a splendidly humane biography of that gold standard of brilliance, Albert Einstein. Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Albrecht Fîlsing
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"While it sheds interesting light on many aspects of Einstein's life, this biography will be of more interest to the specialist than to the general reader."
Another full-scale biography, this one translated from the German, of the preeminent physicist of modern times. Read full book review >

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ALBERT SCHWEITZER by James Bentley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 1992

"An admirable if flawed addition, then, to Schweitzer studies. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Bentley (Martin Niemoller, 1984), a former Anglican priest, makes use here of hitherto unpublished material in the Albert Schweitzer Archive in Alsace to paint a disquieting portrait of a very puzzling man. Read full book review >