Search Results: "Anka Muhlstein"


BOOK REVIEW

MONSIEUR PROUST'S LIBRARY by Anka Muhlstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A mostly stimulating study that should deepen readers' appreciation of Proust and draw them back to the original 'underpinning.'"
An amusing, albeit too tightly condensed look at clues to Proust's treatment of style, memory and homosexuality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Perhaps it is erroneously assumed that contemporary readers know their country as well as La Salle did."
Anka Muhlstein, known for her biographies of Queen Victoria and James Rothschild (not reviewed), here traces the life of Robert Cavalier de La Salle, early French explorer of the Great Lakes, the Mississippi, and Texas and founder of Louisiana. Read full book review >

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THE PEN AND THE BRUSH by Anka Muhlstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An enlightening exploration of the symbiotic relationship between art and literature."
How hundreds of stolen paintings affected 19th-century French writers. Read full book review >

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MY DAY WITH ANKA by Nan Ferring Nelson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The story is loving and respectful, but remains very much a tale of several decades ago; Farnsworth's acrylic on canvas illustrations are muted, warm, and comfortingly nostalgic. (Picture book. 3+)"
Nelson's first book introduces Karrie, a little girl who looks forward to her time with the family's nurturing, maternal housekeeper, Anka. Read full book review >

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THE WILD GIRLS CLUB by Anka Radakovich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 1994

"Battled-scarred survivors of stressful dating and miscommunication will want to read this book, if only for laughs."
Radakovich gives men the lowdown about women's secret desires and conversations, as exemplified by the Wild Girls Club, consisting of her and her ``supervixen'' friends. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"A look at America's favorite pastime by a reporter who's lost her edge. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Details magazine's sex columnist, Radakovich (The Wild Girls Club, 1994) has spent too long in the trenches of sex journalism, as evidenced by this utterly unerotic book. Read full book review >

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MY WAY by Paul Anka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"Strictly for those who fetishize gaudy hotels, Mafia chic and sappy ballads."
The crooner who penned Frank Sinatra's signature tune reminisces about the Rat Pack, the shifting landscape of popular music and the truth behind the phrase, "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas." Read full book review >