Search Results: "Byron Wien"


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BYRON by Fiona MacCarthy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 26, 2002

"Still, MacCarthy's exhaustive catalogue of Byron's every waking hour will be useful as source material for a future biographer seeking to craft a more interpretive—and shorter, and more interesting—study."
A densely detailed, lackluster life of the eminent poet, adventurer, and enfant terrible. Read full book review >

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BYRON by Benita Eisler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 1999

"Occasional local crimes of sensationalism, then, contribute to the singular virtue of this volume: it's the rare doorstop of a literary biography that's also a legitimate page-turner. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
This new life of the 19th-century's most notorious literary celebrity successfully revivifies the poet for our times—albeit not without applying a few shocks. Read full book review >

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BYRON by Robert M. Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2006

"An intelligent, sometimes annoying, but ultimately exciting exploration of intolerance, superstition and the laws of nature and humankind."
Change-its ineluctability, the hopes and the fears it engenders-is the leitmotif of Tucker's coming-of-age drama. Read full book review >

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BYRON by Phyllis Grosskurth
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1997

"But too often, unfortunately, Grosskurth's meticulous cataloguing of Byron's madness and badness deadens the reader to this mercurial sadist's attractiveness—that is, to what made him dangerous. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
This fairly routine psychobiography adequately chronicles the life, loves, and poems of Romantic literature's most famous rake. Read full book review >

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BYRON EASY by Jude Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"Cook has smarts and observational talent to spare, but this novel needs characters nuanced enough to justify its length."
A hip, hard-luck Londoner hops aboard a train and ponders how his life derailed. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1995

"Call it messianic or ballsy, there's a courage to this interviewee that makes for both an educational and entertaining read, though one dampened by the constraints of the question-and- answer format. (First serial to Fortune Magazine; $250,000 ad/promo)"
This penetrating interview with dominant financial philosopher and philanthropist Soros (Underwriting Democracy, 1991, etc.) is unfortunately hindered by repetition, obscurity, and occasionally forced contrariness. Read full book review >

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BYRON BARTON COLLECTION #1 by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Bright, simple and loaded with big machines—a steam engine, a fire boat and even a crop-duster, among others—this app is sure to appeal to young transportation enthusiasts. (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
Barton's books about transportation are notable for their spare simplicity and bright pop-art illustrations; here, four gain added value with features that both entertain and encourage reading skills. Read full book review >

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BYRON IN LOVE by Edna O’Brien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2009

"An apt rendering of the life of a charismatic man whose smile Coleridge compared to 'the opening of the gate of Heaven.'"
A concise, humorous analysis of Lord Byron as archetypal lover and "embodiment of Everyman." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"Hallock's great accomplishment here is a documentation of literary homophobia. It will take another writer to give us a compelling biography of this once-famous poet."
In his new study of a 19th-century American poet, Hallock uncovers convincing evidence that homophobic critics forced him into selfcensorship, isolation, and, ultimately, silence. Read full book review >

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LADY BYRON AND HER DAUGHTERS by Julia Markus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A literary biographer with a light, mellifluous touch underscores the precarious position of women in 19th-century English society."
A lively story of an aggrieved wife fleeing an impulsive Regency romance, which became a massive scandal in 19th-century England. Read full book review >

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JANE AND THE MADNESS OF LORD BYRON by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"A delightfully literate pastiche—another winner in the acclaimed series (Jane and the Barque of Frailty, 2006, etc.)."
Jane Austen hopes the bracing Brighton sea air will lift her brother Henry's spirits after the death of his wife. But quite a different fate awaits them. Read full book review >