Search Results: "David Plante"


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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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WORLDS APART by David Plante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An understated, observant, and earnest memoir from an acclaimed novelist."
The second installment of American novelist Plante's memoir (Becoming a Londoner, 2013, etc.) of his long love affair with Nikos Stangos (1936-2004), the Greek-born editor of the publishing house Thames and Hudson. Read full book review >

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BECOMING A LONDONER by David Plante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A richly detailed document of the London art scene of the '60s and an affecting memoir of the artist as a young man."
A memoir of young love and life among literary lions. Read full book review >

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ANNUNCIATION by David Plante
Released: May 1, 1994

"Excellent intellectual escapism, and classic Plante."
Issues of faith and will are at the center of this meditative tale set in London, New York, and Moscow—a striking work in the author's signature style. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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ABC by David Plante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"About 40 percent of what should have been a terrific novel."
The death of a child commits his grieving father to a pilgrimage of scholarly investigation in this brooding 11th novel from the veteran NBA-nominated author (American Ghosts, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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AMERICAN GHOSTS by David Plante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A talented writer wrestles with demons, endeavoring to define and thus restrain—if not defeat—them."
From novelist Plante (The Age of Terror, 1999, etc.), an often-lyrical memoir of religion lost, sexual identity discovered, vocation found, and near-madness born of obsession. Read full book review >

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DAVID LYNCH by Dennis Lim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A streamlined and breezily engaging—but impressively rigorous—evaluation of a unique film talent; essential reading for fans of Lynch and the immersive, elusive worlds he creates."
The director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center delivers a short, sharp reckoning with the dangerous visions of celebrated filmmaker David Lynch. Read full book review >

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DAVID HOCKNEY by Christopher Simon Sykes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"A personal, lively look at this extraordinary artist's career. Readers will eagerly await the second volume."
First volume of an intimate, vivid biography of the ever-evolving English artist. Read full book review >

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DAVID CROCKETT by III Groneman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A small survey of many virtues; it holds to the middle ground between hagiography and debunking, making allowances for Crockett's lapses into bad behavior while highlighting his better qualities."
Hero or opportunist? Rebel or terrorist? Did he even own a coonskin cap? Davy Crockett was an enigma in his own age—and certainly the right man in the wrong place at the wrong time. Read full book review >