Search Results: "Curtis White"


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TONY CURTIS by Tony Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Could do very well. (Thirty-five b&w photos—not seen)"
Lippy memoir of actor/painter/novelist Bernard Schwartz, a hard-luck kid from gang-ridden New York who went to Hollywood in his early 20s and became known as Tony Curtis; told with Paris (Louise Brooks, 1989) inserting interviews with Curtis's friends, co-workers, and family members into the otherwise all-Curtis text. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, CURTIS by Kevin Henkes
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Pair this with Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Griggs' Work (1989) for another fond look at one person's impact on a community. (Picture book. 3+)"
A charming book that evokes the best of a community and celebrates one special letter carrier named Curtis. Read full book review >

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AMERICA’S MAGIC MOUNTAIN by Curtis White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2004

"Undisciplined work from a writer who becomes tangled up in his own obsessions."
An offbeat jeremiad inspired by America's cultural decline. Read full book review >

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ANARCHO-HINDU by Curtis White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

A lunatic collage, emblematic of the chaos of ideas and influences out of which novels emerge, dominates this irritatingly uneven one by the author of Metaphysics in the Midwest (1988) and The Idea of Home (1993). Read full book review >

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THE SCIENCE DELUSION by Curtis White
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2013

"A witty critique of scientific overreach that celebrates the totality of human achievement."
White (English/Illinois State Univ.; Barbaric Heart: Faith, Money, and the Crisis of Nature, 2009 etc.) disputes the triumphalism of neuroscientists, evolutionary psychologists and geneticists who proclaim "the victory of science and reason over religion." Read full book review >

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THE IDEA OF HOME by Curtis White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 1993

"Overall, however, White's reliance on familiar cultural artifacts make much of the book just that—too familiar."
Collage of autobiography and invented history in which White (Heretical Songs, 1981; Metaphysics in the Midwest, 1988; ed., An Illuminated History of the Future, 1989) plays trickster-fashion with the myths of California's tract-home suburbs. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM by Curtis White
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"The result is indisputably clever, with a wealth of knowledge and word-wizardry, but the whole is more a patchwork of diffuse effects than a sustaining piece of fiction."
Philosophy and pornography mingle and mangle each other here in another convention-damning "novel" from radical fictionalist White (Memories of My Father Watching TV, 1998, etc.), as rehashes of biblical lives and those of classical composers vie for space with the saucier crowd of Internet pornographers and their fans. Read full book review >

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MEMORIES OF MY FATHER WATCHING TV by Curtis White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 1998

"Intellectual pyrotechnics about America, mass audiences, and the emptiness inside."
The unstoppable White (Anarcho-Hindu, 1995, etc., etc.) offers a —novel— about the depravities of television culture that's as much idea-collage as plain narrative—a sometimes declamatory but most often brilliant thought-book about the great wasteland. Read full book review >

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CURTIS PIPERFIELD'S BIGGEST FAN by Lisa Fiedler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Young romance readers will love it and long for more. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Although he's a year younger, Curtis is a talented guitarist and an aspiring rock star whose biggest (and only) fan is C.C., short for Cecily. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF DECLAN CURTIS by John Jeremiah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2017

"A classic mob tale with some welcome and unexpectedly fresh notes."
A debut novel blends loss, intrigue, action, and the criminal underworld. Read full book review >