Search Results: "Christopher Isherwood"


BOOK REVIEW

ISHERWOOD by Peter Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 14, 2004

"Way too much information on the love life, but an essential resource for coming to terms with a key figure in the Auden circle. (16-page photo insert, not seen)"
A life of writer/memoirist Isherwood that emulates its subject's detachment but hardly his conciseness. 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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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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DIARIES by Christopher Isherwood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 1997

"Maundering, prolix, altogether daunting."
Mixing mournful self-interrogation about sex, art, and politics; less than lucid delvings into spiritual matters; and wry chatter about acquaintances both obscure and celebrated, Isherwood's voluminous diaries provide rather too wide a window onto the eminent novelist and memoirist's foibles. Read full book review >

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A SINGLE MAN by Christopher Isherwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 1964

"Some will read about it with discomfiture."
A Single Man, like its forerunner Down There on a Visit, is perhaps not best read as a novel and is just hazily fictional. Read full book review >

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LIBERATION by Christopher Isherwood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Isherwood was unquestionably a fascinating man. True fans of his work as well as gossip lovers will no doubt read all three volumes of his diaries. For the rest of us, a simple biography should be sufficient."
Final volume of the meticulously detailed diaries of the acclaimed author of Goodbye to Berlin (1939) and other celebrated works. 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 >

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JACOB'S HANDS by Aldous Huxley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"A minor, if intriguing, footnote to two impressive careers."
A literary curiosity. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER REEVE by Megan Howard
Released: May 11, 1999

"Utilitarian and coherent. (index) (Biography. 11-13)"
Distilled from published or televised sources, this biography of Reeve from troubled childhood to triumphant re-emergence into public life focuses more on what he's done than who he is. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER COUNTING by Valeri Gorbachev
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Gorbachev's terrifically detailed illustrations, in watercolor and pen-and-ink, greatly enhance the simple, straightforward story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Learning about numbers opens a world of discovery for a curious rabbit. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"The tepidness of the tale begs comparison to more vigorous mice of yore, and rather than purchasing this offering, libraries will find themselves better served by replacement copies of A Cricket in Times Square. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Christopher is a white mouse, born either for the pet shop or the laboratory, so when he's sold to a pet shop, and then to the ideal boy, he feels fortunate. Read full book review >