Search Results: "Eds. of The Paris Review"


BOOK REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1959

"For those readers who like to keep au courant with present day writing and do not demand the definitive in short story collections."
In his introduction to this collection of fifteen stories from the seven year old literary magazine, William Styron notes that the Paris Review publishes the most promising fiction—not the greatest, not stories representing one school of writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2000

"Readers who struggle through Sokal's essay will be relieved to find the rest of the book lucid, readable, and positively stimulating."
An academic trade hournal's account of a publishing hoax that shook the academy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LADY CATHERINE, THE EARL, AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY by The Countess of Carnarvon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Gossipy and fun, with a good history lesson—sure to delight Downton Abbey fans."
A second sprightly memoir by a real English countess (after her Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey) delineates her forebear's heyday from the Roaring '20s. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION by Eds. of YES Magazine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

Lumping space travelers of the 16 participating nations together as "'nauts," the editors of Yes magazine take young readers on a tour of the International Space Station and introduce the three members of its first crew, while providing glimpses of daily routines and ongoing scientific work. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2009

"The egregious misdeeds and their scientific detection are extraordinarily absorbing; the stolen painting belongs in another book."
Capacious study of some nefarious Parisians during the years before World War I, incongruously framed by the tale of Mona Lisa's famed disappearance in 1911. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PETIGRU REVIEW by Irena Tervo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2016

"An impressive, wide-ranging collection of a region's creative voices."
This 10th-anniversary edition of a literary journal features award-winning work in multiple genres by members of the South Carolina Writers' Association. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GLOW OF PARIS by Gary Zuercher
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"A superb pictorial evocation of the City of Light, full of dazzling images and intriguing lore."
Pictures of Seine River bridges frame nighttime views of the French capital in this striking coffee-table collection of photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"King illustrates that the clash of ideas is even more exciting than the clang of swords."
A fluid, engaging account of how the conflicting careers of two French painters—the popular establishment favorite Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier and the oft-reviled newcomer Édouard Manet—reveal the slow emergence of Impressionism and its new view of painting and the world. Read full book review >

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THE BONES OF PARIS by Laurie R. King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Evocative period detail and challenging aesthetic adventures compensate for a mystery more suggestive than believable and a climactic sequence that seems to have been lifted from King's last tale of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (Garment of Shadows, 2012)."
The dark side of Jazz Age Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIGHT OF PARIS by Eleanor Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Brown conveys the importance of the arts in creating a life as well as the need to heed all voices, even those from the past, in looking to the future."
The lights of Paris act as a beacon for two generations of women in search of self-determination and fulfillment in Brown's (The Weird Sisters, 2011, etc.) story of loves lost and found. Read full book review >