Search Results: "Donald Gallup"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 18, 1985

"And for those readers who have enjoyed his writings, the sound of his clear, literate voice speaking once again from the page should be a welcome reunion."
These journals are in no way a substitute for the autobiography Wilder never wrote but, on the 10th anniversary of his death, they provide an engrossing journey through the landscapes of one of America's most wide-ranging literary minds of the mid-20th century. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Infuriatingly dull in every sense of the word."
The publication of this collection was supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other foundations, but Gallup is not among those poets "turned into pigs by Capitalism." Read full book review >

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BEASTLY BANQUET by Peggy Munsterberg
POETRY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"The more fanciful compositions provide constant jocular juxtaposition with eaters of the human realm, and demonstrate wit and whim unfortunately absent from other scenes. (Picture book. 5+)"
A poetic take on a popular subject: what animals like to eat. Read full book review >

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SHORTCUT by Donald  Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"A breathless tour-de-force for train lovers of any age. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a return to Bigmama's (1991) small Florida community for a second story based on Crews's childhood memories, a group of children walking through a narrow railroad cut have to dive into the brambles when an unexpected train rockets past. Read full book review >

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NIGHT AT THE FAIR by Donald  Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"This evocative book could be paired to nice effect with Elisha Cooper's sunny Country Fair (1997). (Picture book. 3-8)"
Crews (Shortcut, 1992, etc.) uses, to great effect, the contrast of the night sky and the gaudy lights of typical fair amusements in his picture book of very few words but very kinetic images. Read full book review >

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LENYA by Donald Spoto
Released: May 3, 1989

The first full-dress life of Lotte Lenya reveals with deep warmth a story few biographers could ruin, and Spoto does his best work since 1983's The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"There may be more information here than most readers want, but Sassoon admirably summarizes the famous lady's mysterious past."
On the eve of its 500th anniversary (in 2003), the story of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Read full book review >

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EKATERINA by Donald Harington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Grand entertainment from an author who's been too little known for too long: perhaps this zany homage to Nabokov (especially Lolita) will bring deserved attention to Harington's impressive body of work."
Harington's eighth novel (The Choiring of the Trees, 1991, etc.) a literary tour de force that purports to be the story of a Russian ÇmigrÇe who writes bestselling and critically acclaimed novels and who also has a taste for preadolescent boys. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2002

"Wild, weird, and wonderful. Harington should send a copy to Al Gore—then disconnect his phone."
If Robert Penn Warren had ever been turned on to hallucinogens, he might have produced something like this fantasy of a mad southern autodidact who runs for governor of Arkansas and finds just enough lunatics to bring him to the threshold of victory. Read full book review >

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THE VERIFICATIONIST by Donald Antrim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2000

"Those who persevere will find themselves, like Tom, seeing matters in a distinctly new way."
Antrim's novels (The Hundred Brothers, 1997, etc.) are so hilariously inventive, so audacious, and so full of a unique blend of ideas and pratfalls that it's hard to find another contemporary writer to compare him to: Pynchon on lithium? Read full book review >

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AN UNCOMMON MURDER by Anabel Donald
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"A steadily absorbing first mystery from the author of Smile, Honey and Poor Dear Charlotte."
Nasty doings among the English gentry as seen through the cynical eyes of free-lance researcher Alex Tanner, whose tough, hard-scrabble life limits her empathy with the upper class. Read full book review >