Search Results: "Chellis Glendinning"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1994

"Glendinning has much to say to our alienated selves, but she spoils her case by exaggeration and oversimplification."
Arguing that civilization, by dissociating us from nature, is responsible for present-day social and environmental ills, psychologist Glendinning (When Technology Wounds, 1990) calls on human beings to reclaim the wholeness she believes is still present in all living things. Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS FROM WINNETKA by Marcia Chellis
Released: May 13, 2010

"Like reading your mother's diary: You've heard the stories before, but you appreciate her courage to share the details."
Chellis (Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives, 1992, etc.) narrates the lives of five women who forsook the 1950s ideal they were raised to follow. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A very satisfying account of individual triumphs and personal transformations, with strong pulling power."
Why are some women able to handle adversity while others remain victims? Read full book review >

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ELECTRICITY by Victoria Glendinning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

Second novelist (The Grown-ups, 1989) and biographer (Trollope, Rebecca West, Elizabeth Bowen) Glendinning reveals a flawless knowledge of daily existence in late-Victorian England as her heroine tells the private and often absorbing story of her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 11, 2006

"A closely reasoned, well-researched and eminently fair account of a gifted and giving man who married a miracle."
A generous and sympathetic portrait of the complex and fiercely intelligent man (1880-1969) who is best known as Mr. Virginia Woolf. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT by Victoria Glendinning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Time wounds all heels, they say, and Martagon does have a few bad moments, but little increase in self-knowledge. About par for this superficial man and superficial novel."
Take a globetrotting English engineer; have him fall for a glamorous Frenchwoman; stir well; add a second woman and a dash of glitz. That's the recipe for this third fiction from Glendinning (Electricity, 1995, etc.), best known for her literary biographies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"Like his Gulliver,' Glendinning concludes, 'Swift is always too big or small for the company he keeps,' but she at least puts him into some proportion to his life and times. (8 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A lively, discursive distillation of the Swiftian essentials from Swift's own life. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"For those who read Trollope for pleasure or from curiosity, in comfortable chairs without taking notes. (Fifty photographs.)"
English literary biographer Glendinning (Rebecca West, 1987, etc.) claims here that she has ``never been so happy researching and writing any book''—a pleasure she conveys to the reader in this first life of Trollope by a woman, and first popular biography of the recent, primarily scholarly, Trollope revival (e.g., N. John Hall's Trollope, 1991—not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 31, 1993

"Rich and flavorful, with the period's ferment of ideas ably represented—but largely lacking the essential dramatic ingredients on which the whodunit depends."
Expatriate American literati and the heavyweights of psychoanalysis collide in this spirited novel set in the dreamy streets of fin de siäcle Vienna—the latest extravaganza from Hill (The Eleven Million Mile High Dancer, 1985, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Early Christianity In Its Song and Verse by Robert J. Glendinning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2015

"A substantive, streamlined look at early Christian poetry and music."
A debut book provides a blend of scholarship and creative translation focusing on Christianity's formative years. Read full book review >