Search Results: "Dorothea Lachner"


BOOK REVIEW

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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LOOK OUT, CINDER! by Dorothea Lachner
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 1996

"This tale starts out pointless and stays there, unless the lesson is that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and in order to survive, it's best to cozy up to the right types—the bullies, in this case. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A lackluster tale of blossoming friendship without enough meat on its bones to feed a cat. Read full book review >

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MEREDITH, THE WITCH WHO WASN'T by Dorothea Lachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a point delivered with a light touch, ably crafted and colored in Unzner's exuberant paintings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meredith is a witch, but she avoids the usual witchy trappings and doesn't really like magic, so her spells suffer. 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 >