Search Results: "Christopher Bram"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTOPHER by Allison Burnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"At times both acid-tinged and unbelievably sweet, a hopeless love's lament."
A lethargic Lothario does what he can to bring his cute, depressed neighbor around to a love affair. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 1994

"The carefully composed scenes are spare and powerful; though the telling is unremarkable, the art speaks for itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The story of Reprobus, the huge man who came to be known as Christopher, patron saint of travelers. Read full book review >

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GOSSIP by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1997

"In hindsight, the story seems at least as subtle as it is slow. (Author tour)"
Bram, whose last novel (Father of Frankenstein, 1995) focused on Hollywood in the 1930s, makes a bold, imaginative leap with considerable skill in this new tale, taking on gay involvement in the '90s Republican comeback in Washington. Read full book review >

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LIVES OF THE CIRCUS ANIMALS by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Slick, smart, and funny."
Straight and gay lives share the stage in a good-natured Broadway valentine refreshingly free of theatrical excess. Read full book review >

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THE NOTORIOUS DR. AUGUST by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

A deeply felt novel about the "crimes" of love that ultimately brings fresh meaning to that tired phrase "family values." Read full book review >

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BRAM STOKER by Nancy Whitelaw
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 8, 1998

"While the novel was serialized in newspapers of the day, Stoker never achieved financial success—a fact that may shock readers more than anything Stoker wrote. (b&w photos, chronology, appendix, bibliography, sources, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
Young fans of horror should enjoy this fascinating glimpse into the life of the man who wrote Dracula. Read full book review >

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EXILES IN AMERICA by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A carefully crafted effort to bring some rather specialized relationships into the mainstream."
The comfortable marriage of a gay couple is tested by a new friendship with a complex foreign couple. Read full book review >

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FATHER OF FRANKENSTEIN by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1995

"A lumbering, toothless monster."
The fictionalized last days of James Whale, the gay Hollywood director who made Show Boat and Frankenstein, are uncompellingly and clunkily rendered by Bram (Hold Tight, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALMOST HISTORY by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 1992

"Some of this is programmatic, but Bram convincingly re-creates a historical moment from a gay perspective."
Bram's fourth novel (In Memory of Angel Clare, 1989, etc.) dramatizes 35 years in the life of a career diplomat who comes out of the closet; the backdrop consists of political intrigue in the Philippines during the Marcos era. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF HISTORY by Christopher Bram
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Though Bram teaches at NYU, there's no hint of academic stuffiness in a book that offers the joy of reading as well as praising it."
An amiable stroll through selected works of history and historical fiction, showing how the lines between them blur and how each can inform the other. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"An educative mixture of analysis, celebration, description, disappointment, disdain and, finally, love."
Novelist and Guggenheim Fellow Bram (Exiles in America, 2006, etc.) charts the emergence of gay writers, decade by decade, from the mostly-closeted 1940s to the whole-house present. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS by Charlotte Yue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Bibliography; children's books for further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
An incisive look at the tools, knowledge, and personal qualities that made Columbus's first voyage possible. Read full book review >