Search Results: "Barry Hannah"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1991

The trial of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, with its titillating mixture of sex, lies, and videotape, not only attracted worldwide attention, but gave rise to more serious questions—which are partially addressed here by Voice of America's Agronsky. Read full book review >

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PALINDROME HANNAH by Michael Bailey
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"Ignoring part six, Bailey's book will remind readers of human connectivity, while it frightens and entertains."
A creative effort takes horror to new heights in well-paced, semi-interconnected stories. Read full book review >

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HANGING HANNAH by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"Miss Marple lite."
``The Miss Marple of Shady Hill, New Jersey,'' a popular magazine dubbed her when she solved the case of the murdered nanny (Missing Marlene, 1999). Read full book review >

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BARRY, BOYHOUND by Andy Spearman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"For boys (or even girls) who appreciate wacky humor and interesting facts, this is a perfect package. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The day Barry becomes a boyhound is filled with adventure. Read full book review >

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Playing Hannah by Eric Beauregard
Released: June 28, 2016

"A performance starring a complex heroine that's not quite worthy of an encore, but good enough to see through to the end."
A teenage girl finds herself by playing other characters in this debut YA novel. Read full book review >

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HANNAH ARENDT by Julia Kristeva
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Not a volume to be picked up lightly, unless you enjoy tussling with sentences heavily laden with philosophical jargon and esoterica—but Kristeva fans are a diehard and hardy bunch, and they'll find plenty to be excited about here."
Intellectual all-star Kristeva (Possessions, 1998) offers this study of Arendt as the first installment of her new trilogy on female genius (the next two will deal with Melanie Klein and Colette). Read full book review >

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HIGH LONESOME by Barry Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"Only fitfully, however, are such sparks struck here. (Author tour)"
Thirteen vivid, scabrous, and noisy stories from the Mississippi romantic whose earlier volumes (Airships, 1978; Bats Out of Hell, 1993) contained most of the essentials, and even some of the particulars, of the more recent pieces gathered here. Read full book review >

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BATS OUT OF HELL by Barry Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 1993

"A compelling concatenation, even if sometimes overwrought or marred by seemingly superficial weirdness."
Mississippi's literary powerhouse returns with another group of stories (Airships, 1978; the novels Boomerang, Never Die, etc.) in which the surreal social vision and subsurface savagery that have become Hannah's hallmarks are present in abundance. Read full book review >

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LONG, LAST, HAPPY by Barry Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"With the caveat that a certain racial epithet still retains its power to shock here, an essential book for any library of Southern literature—and a welcome guide for students of writing as well."
"In Mississippi it is difficult to achieve a vista," wrote the late laureate Hannah (Yonder Stands Your Orphan, 2001, etc.) of his native state. He was wrong: He provided some of the best vistas in American literature, as this collection of short fiction ably shows. Read full book review >

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NEVER DIE by Barry Hannah
Released: May 29, 1991

"Never Die'' is one of Hannah's better efforts in years—not for mass consumption, certainly, but pleasing to literary gameplayers."
``Never Die'' is Barry Hannah's ninth book (Geronimo Rex, Airships, Ray, The Tennis Handsome), a surreal Western filled with his trademark literary effects—non sequitors, zany behavior, smutty dwarves, characters who come and go like meteors—and his usual disdain for the reader's attention span. ``What kind of pompous scrivener would leave this thing locked up under glass, title up? Read full book review >

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HIDING HANNAH by Mike  Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"Though it lacks anything in the way of extras or games, Hannah's little story is one worth seeking out. She's a charmer. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A child's frustrating habit of hiding things (including herself) around the house is offset by the cuteness of the hider and the light, playful tone of this app. Read full book review >