Search Results: "Dorothea DePrisco"


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PIG-A-BOO! by Dorothea DePrisco
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"Bright and cheery, this has all the ingredients for an over-and-over laptime read. (Ages 1-3)"
As long as eyes come as standard equipment on infants, the peek-a-boo game will be a sure baby-pleaser. Read full book review >

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DOROTHEA LANGE by Elizabeth Partridge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Still, this compendium is respectfully assembled and nicely documented. (Partridge has produced a companion film to accompany the book.)"
A general introduction to the life and work of photojournalist Lange that draws on family remembrances, scholarly evaluations, and a handsome picture portfolio. Read full book review >

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DOROTHEA LANGE by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A fine introduction to an important American artist. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
"One of the leading documentary photographers of the twentieth century" comes to life in Weatherford's latest historical work. Read full book review >

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DOROTHEA LANGE by Linda Gordon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"A rigorously constructed, entertaining biography."
Riveting portrait of one of America's most renowned photographers. Read full book review >

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Released: July 24, 1978

"Then, out of the mass of minutiae, Lange will suddenly reappear—to say to visiting photographer Robert Frank, on her deathbed: 'I just photographed you.'"
If the Sontag/feminist fix on photography boosts Milton Meltzer's conscientious investigation of Dorothea Lange's life and work, so much the better: she was an instinctive, articulate photographer (who chose her metier before she clicked a shutter) and a major force in establishing the documentary tradition. Read full book review >

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A Buss From Lafayette by Dorothea Jensen
Released: April 22, 2016

"A winning historical tale that may appeal to young fans of the musical Hamilton."
In Jensen's (Frizzy, the S.A.D. Elf, 2014, etc.) middle-grade novel, a young girl in New Hampshire meets the titular, illustrious French hero of the American Revolution during his commemorative trip through America. Read full book review >

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VIRGINS AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES by Dorothea Straus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Better only to nibble at the early recollections—and then feast on the literary reminiscences: They really make the book."
Wispy memoirs of growing up in the cultivated German-Jewish milieu of N.Y.C., which take on more heft as Straus—widow of the late publisher Robert Straus—recalls with verve writers like Lillian Hellman and Jerzy Kosinski. Read full book review >

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CHASM by Dorothea Tanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Overall, great fun, in a sardonic sort of way."
A spare gothic jewel from Tanning (Between Lives, 2001), the Illinois-born artist and writer best known for her affiliation with the Surrealist school. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Twelve chapters in search of an editor . . . or a canvas."
Syrupy prose flows thickly in this art-world autobiography. Read full book review >

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CHASM by Dorothea Tanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Not far-out enough to be surrealistic, not grounded enough to be compelling."
The noted surrealist artist Tanning debuts, at age 91, with a modestly successful parable of the youthful imagination. Read full book review >

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THE PAPER TRAIL by Dorothea Straus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 1997

"A diverting but occasionally repetitive volume, mingling some perceptive work with less original observations."
The wife of publisher Roger Straus collects her ``scrapbook'' shorts on the literary luminaries of her acquaintance. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A DRAGON IN MY CLOSET  by Dorothea  Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A miss. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Is there or isn't there a dragon in the closet? Read full book review >