Search Results: "Catharine O'Neill"


BOOK REVIEW

EUGENE O'NEILL by Stephen A. Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"O'Neill proves a fascinating, if morbid, traveling companion, and Black a capable and erudite cicerone. (40 illus.)"
Mourning may become Electra, but it served equally well for O'Neill, who, as Black (English/Simon Fraser Univ.) contends in this massive biography, worked through his personal tragedies by recasting them for the stage. Read full book review >

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EUGENE O'NEILL by Robert M. Dowling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Although O'Neill claimed he was a 'tragic optimist,' Dowling's sympathetic, comprehensive portrait reveals a man beset by self-hatred and despair, struggling—and failing—to find salvation."
A portrait of a playwright inspired by suffering. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF ROSE O'NEILL by Rose O'Neill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Florid writing and lack of drama rule out a popular readership, though as a record of the artistic concerns of a distinctive woman and shaper of popular sensibilities, it may be useful for historians. (15 illustrations, not seen)"
This memoir by the creator of the once popular Kewpie figure lacks the literary strength to raise it above a mere curiosity. Read full book review >

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ANNIE AND SIMON by Catharine O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Would that all sib relationships were so harmonious. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Four more emergent-reader episodes featuring little Annie, her "big, big brother," Simon, and bucketloads of sibling togetherness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"This history of sex work is titillating but poorly organized, and it fails to offer a compelling argument."
A chronological history of prostitution in London. Read full book review >

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BANANA MUFFINS AND OTHER STORIES by Catharine O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Welcome back, Annie and Simon. (Early reader. 7-9)"
A glimpse at sibling love in a book for newly independent readers, the third Annie and Simon book. Read full book review >

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ANNIE AND SIMON by Catharine O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"O'Neill's first solo effort in some years is well worth adding to the first-chapter-book collection. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Talkative, inquisitive preschooler Annie and her much-older brother Simon are a good team. Read full book review >

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NECROPOLIS by Catharine Arnold
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2007

"From plague-pit burial to grand heraldic cortege, a straightforward memento mori."
Everything you always wanted to know about perishing in London. Read full book review >

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ONLY WORDS by Catharine A. MacKinnon
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Although MacKinnon's passionate conviction sometimes causes her ideas to elide and her logic to blur, the ideas are original and gripping, her references are wide-ranging, her legal logic is provocative—and her latest is must reading for anyone interested in either fairness or free speech."
Three passionate, intellectually fascinating essays, each arguing an aspect of the case that sexual words and pictures may by their nature be bannable, even though they may also be Constitutionally protected speech—by University of Michigan law professor and noted feminist legal scholar MacKinnon (Feminism Unmodified, 1987, etc). Read full book review >

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OH, EMMA by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A welcome change from tales about upper-middle-class professionals. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Emma enjoys her friends in the projects, but her family's three-bedroom apartment is too small and they can't have pets. Read full book review >

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ANNA’S BOOK by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Perfect for preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Introducing Anna, eager, curious, playful, demanding, self-centered, but as sweet and lovable as any toddler can be. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Densely written, polemical, intermittently astute."
More essays from Brosman (The Shimmering Maya, 1994), who ranges from travel to literature, solitude to society. Read full book review >