Search Results: "Edmund Rydell"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 25, 2011

"A rapturous but unpersuasive compendium of New Age consolation."
A passel of thinkers, psychics and revived near-death patients attests to the immortality of the soul in Rydell's (Of Love, 2011, etc.) latest spiritual exploration. Read full book review >

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EDMUND WILSON by Lewis M. Dabney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"While the general reader will probably be lost throughout a good portion of this collection, it is a neat treat for die-hard Wilsonians."
This solid but too disparate collection of essays and panel discussions (drawn from a series of 1995 symposia celebrating the centenary of his birth) revisits Wilson's life, work, and legacy. Read full book review >

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EDMUND BURKE by Jesse Norman
Released: May 7, 2013

"A top-notch introduction to Burke and his paternity of political systems throughout the Western Hemisphere. Even better, the author points out where ignoring Burke's thoughts have caused unnecessary difficulties."
Member of Parliament Norman (Compassionate Economics, 2008, etc.) comprehensively explains the history and the writings of the man whose thoughts have been quarried by politicians for hundreds of years. Read full book review >

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EDMUND WILSON by Lewis M. Dabney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 3, 2005

"A solid, much-needed work of literary biography, stronger on matters critical but a touch less absorbing, because less sensational, than Jeffrey Meyers's Edmund Wilson (1995)."
A searching life of the eminent literary critic and journalist 1895-1972). Read full book review >

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EDMUND UNRAVELS by Andrew Kolb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"This long extended metaphor filled with laugh-worthy wordplay will comfort children and parents alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Edmund, a ball of teal yarn, explores the world but returns to his family. Read full book review >

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EDMUND WILSON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 1995

"A neat and fluent narrative that will satisfy Wilson fans as well as those who want an introduction to America's Samuel Johnson."
The prolific biographer of Conrad, Poe, and Hemingway (among others) doesn't have to compete with earlier books in this case, since his straightforward account beats to the marketplace even the authorized life—due at some indefinite future date from Wilson editor Lewis Dabney—of America's greatest man of letters. Read full book review >

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EDMUND CAMPION by Evelyn Waugh
Released: June 19, 1946

"Biography in the classical tradition and in the pure prose associated with Waugh, this will have a devotional appeal as well as an intellectual interest, but is not for the wider market of his last."
A biography of Edmund Campion, the gentle scholar- who was forced by the bigotry and persecution of the Elizabethan age into a world of violence, which offers a reverential portrayal, assured scholarship. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1935

"It will undoubtedly be overlooked by many Waugh admirers if it is not there, and by Catholic and Protestant alike who enjoy a treat."
The Waughs have a way with them that would intrigue and enchant any modern, but Edmund Campion, Elizabeth's Martyr-Saint would do a proper job even though painted by a brush lacking Waugh's natural flair. Read full book review >

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FROM THE UNCOLLECTED EDMUND WILSON by Edmund Wilson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Groth and Castronovo have found both useful undertakings and curiosa from Wilson's career, but as a companion volume, this cannot quite keep up with the rest of his corpus."
Although Edmund Wilson himself prepared much of his prodigious critical output for posterity, including three volumes of selected short essays, there is enough left over to make up a serviceable, if slightly reduced, overview. Read full book review >

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WIND SAYS GOOD NIGHT by Katy Rydell
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1994

"Goodnight Moon is out of season or has been outgrown. (Picture book. 2-8)"
In a cumulative summer-night story, the wind asks the moon to stop shining ``so Moth will stop dancing/so Frog will stop strumming/so Cricket will stop playing/so Mockingbird will stop singing/so the child can go to sleep.'' A cooperative cloud helps set the events in motion; at the end, only the wind is heard whispering ``Good night.'' The quiet text finds an enchanted, moon- washed setting in illustrations rendered in evanescent pastels over charcoal and white, with whimsical portrayals of cheerful fireflies sturdily lugging their lanterns, an Ichabod Crane of a cricket in top hat and oversized glasses, a heavy-lidded frog plunking his upright bass, and a snail hurrying as best it can. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An engrossing, haunting journey for bibliophiles and World War II historians."
An erudite exploration of the systematic plundering of libraries and book collections by Nazi invaders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"The latest gem in the publisher's already glittering Eminent Lives series."
Brief but illuminating biography of the troubled and troubling French poet. Read full book review >