Search Results: "Donald Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and deliciously gossipy: a must for anyone interested in book publishing."
Charming WWII-era letters exchanged by the founders of Random House. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DONALD TRUMP by Jill Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A prefab profile that will be outdated long before it becomes available. (source notes, timeline, further reading, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
A quick scan of the recently elected chief executive's family, background, and campaign. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS AFTER EIGHTY by Donald Hall
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"That sense of joy infuses these gentle essays. 'Old age sits in a chair,' writes Hall, 'writing a little and diminishing.' For the author, writing has been, and continues to be, his passionate revenge against diminishing."
The writing life at age 85. Read full book review >

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THE BEST DAY THE WORST DAY by Donald Hall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2005

"A moving tribute, unsparingly honest. The harrowing close is almost unreadable."
Intimate, excruciating memoir of the life and death of his wife, poet Jane Kenyon, by prolific author Hall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 11, 1999

"A safe collection, seldom veering from the canon. (index) (Poetry. 9-11)"
Hall (The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America, 1985, etc.), offers up a chestnut-flavored alternative for younger readers, matching roughly contemporary illustrations to one or two selections from each of 57 American poets. Read full book review >

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Released: April 30, 1995

"So he does—and who does it better?"
Gathering fugitive essays, published for the most part over the past ten years, Hall (Life Work, 1993, etc.) constructs a model miscellany. Read full book review >

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LIFE WORK by Donald Hall
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 1993

"History, life, work, art, dedication, love, and courage—all without becoming saccharine or smug or maudlin, in a treasurable small book, poetic in its plainness, about how to live well. (First printing of 25,000)"
From well-known poet and memoirist Hall (Their Ancient Glittering Eyes, 1992, etc.), a meditation-memoir on the theme of work that becomes something much more when, midway through the writing, the author learns he has cancer. Read full book review >

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WILLOW TEMPLE by Donald Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2003

"Understated lyricism very much in what William Carlos Williams (whom Hall often resembles) called the 'American grain.' Moving and memorable."
The tug of kinship and the human frailties that undermine traditional family solidarity and values figure prominently in this interesting collection by the poet and memoirist (Life Work, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 19, 1992

"The additions here, then, hardly transfigure (or even much enlarge) the earlier edition—but many of the stories, especially the Pound and Eliot ones, remain honeys."
Hall (Here at Eagle Pond, 1990, etc.) has updated his 1977 book of literary gossip—memories, anecdotes, psychoanalytic clues- -beyond the original quartet of subjects: Dylan Thomas, Frost, Eliot, and Pound. Read full book review >

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UNPACKING THE BOXES by Donald Hall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2008

"Splendid, poignant prose."
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Hall (White Apples and Taste of Stone, 2006, etc.) applies his magical way with language to a history of self. Read full book review >

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DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An unexpectedly optimistic ending concludes this gentle horror tale. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Famous author Ian Tremblin has chosen five teenagers to spend the night in his haunted mansion. Read full book review >