Search Results: "Albert Goldbarth"


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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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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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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 KOTIN by Marika Herskovic
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A vibrant trove of exuberant art for art's sake."
A debut coffee-table tome displays the work of a major high-modernist painter. Read full book review >

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ALBERT CAMUS by Olivier Todd
Released: Dec. 12, 1997

"Still, this is a satisfying portrait of a man whose ideas on freedom, nationalism, and violence are as necessary today as they were half a century ago."
In this penetrating biography, Todd, a French journalist and author, clarifies the greatness of the Nobel Prizewinning author while also pointing out toes of clay. Read full book review >