Search Results: "Anne Hollander"


BOOK REVIEW

FEEDING THE EYE by Anne Hollander
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"While Hollander's intellectualism may verge on the academic, her passion for exploring the symbolism of art and clothing is anything but."
What might have been an unstable mix of essays and reviews on a variety of art forms—dance, film, fashion, and painting—instead coalesces into a thematically sound and richly varied collection. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1994

"Still, despite its un-hip feel, a coherent defense of fashion's integrity. (45 b&w photos, not seen)"
Art historian Hollander tries to set the record straight about the ``tyranny'' of fashion and to clear its bad name, making a reasonably strong case but offering a surprisingly lifeless account in the process. Read full book review >

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THE WORK OF POETRY by John Hollander
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1997

"He smites, he laments, but he also enlightens."
Cautionary words about poetry from an idiosyncratic and surprising critic and poet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"The idea of such a comparative study has merit, but Hollander's analytically weak and ideologically top-heavy effort is more polemical conservatism than sound scholarship."
More counterculture-bashing from sociologist Hollander (Univ. of Massachusetts), here continuing in the form of a comparative review of anti-American sentiments around the world the campaign he began in Political Pilgrims (1981) and The Survival of the Adversary Culture (1988—not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Some will be offended, but this groundbreaking volume's artistic merit is indisputable."
A welcome opportunity for book readers to discover the pleasures of a periodical that was to the Reagan-Bush era what Evergreen Review was to the 1950s. Read full book review >

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CHILD NO MORE by Xaviera Hollander
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2002

"Published simultaneously with a 30th-anniversary edition of The Happy Hooker, which was a lot more fun."
The notorious madam returns with a memoir of her parents. Read full book review >

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L.I.E. by David Hollander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"One finishes L.I.E. both frustrated by its vagueness and, paradoxically, confident that its talented author is capable of better work."
Formal innovations are the most interesting features of this rangy first novel, which assembles ten interrelated stories and a brief coda to trace the uneasy maturing of a Long Island teenager. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Oct. 6, 1961

"We suspect this will be more popular with teachers and assembly program planners than with the children for whom it was intended."
In this anthology of poetry arranged according to seasons of the year, "selections" usually found in collections for young people have been avoided in favor of less familiar works". Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS POEMS by John Hollander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 1999

"As with any bright scatter beneath the tree, this one has its disappointments and redundancies, but the spirit of the collection is generous and has a delightful quality of surprise."
An anthology of Christmas poetry, from Milton to Schnackenberg, that gives an appealing twinkle to many familiar ornaments by hanging them with a tasteful selection of contemporary pieces and older, often neglected works that deserve the fresh polish they receive here. Read full book review >

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POETRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: ANIMAL POEMS by John Hollander
POETRY
Released: Jan. 22, 2005

The newest volume in the Poetry for Young People series continues the format; Hollander gathers 34 short selections on a common theme—here, real animals, as opposed to the imaginary sort—and prefaces each with cogent comments on the poet and on images or references in the poem that might be unfamiliar to young readers. Read full book review >

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Mommy, What's that Number on Your Arm? by Gloria Hollander Lyon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 25, 2016

"A stirring meditation on survival and preserving one's identity in the midst of cultural dislocation."
A Hungarian woman's debut remembrance of her journey from Holocaust survivor to public witness. Read full book review >