Search Results: "Elisabeth Stevens"


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ELISABETH by Claire A. Nivola
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 1997

"Told in lyrical prose and illustrated in a muted palette with accents of bright color, this conveys the warmth and love of home and family, surviving across generations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple true reminiscence about the disruption of war and the almost unfathomable reunion that mends a woman's heart many years after it's broken. Read full book review >

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The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

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ERANOS by Elisabeth Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A sometimes-effective parable about art that fails to exceed its modest ambitions."
In Stevens' (Ride a Bright and Shining Pony, 2013, etc.)short story, a writer attends a dinner full of mysterious characters. Read full book review >

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SIRENS' SONGS by Elisabeth Stevens
Released: Jan. 14, 2011

"A triumphant and eloquent collection that never shies away from the emotional and intellectual entanglements of love and lust, connection and manipulation, the momentary and the eternal.
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A compact yet thematically and stylistically wide-ranging verse collection that contains lyrical and nuanced explorations of love, power, impermanence and aging. Read full book review >

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ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF by Alan Jefferson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 1996

"Jefferson's narrative summary of Schwarzkopf's career and art is less than probing, but it will do until a more reflective biographer comes along. (photos)"
An unauthorized biography of the Teflon diva's career from its beginnings in Nazi Germany to her old age. Read full book review >

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Released: May 9, 1977

"Yet the book glows with insights into both literature and personality and is sure to stand as a megalith in Stevens' criticism."
Harold Bloom sees modern poetry as a battlefield where new poets fight against their predecessors. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN NOCTURNE by Elisabeth Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Unpretentiously revelatory poetry that hums a comforting, melodic tune through the night, heralding the arrival of a new day."
Unaffected and affirmative lyric poetry on cycles of aging, death, and rebirth. Read full book review >

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RIDE A BRIGHT AND SHINING PONY by Elisabeth Stevens
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"An engaging, if uneven, novel about personal upheaval during a time of monumental social change."
In Stevens' (Sirens' Songs, 2011, etc.) intelligent novel, the civil-rights March on Washington ignites one woman's journey to heartbreak and self-awareness. Read full book review >

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RAGBAG by Elisabeth Stevens
Released: June 1, 2010

"A quiet yet powerful verse exploration of everyday wonders, the construction of meaning from experience and the power of immanence.
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A captivating collection of free verse investigating the marvels of the mundane. Read full book review >

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WALLACE STEVENS by Tony Sharpe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 1999

"Sharpe's impressively scholarly study will interest only devotees of modern poetry."
A carefully, if narrowly, drawn map of the battle lines in poet Stevens's aesthetic and personal struggles. Read full book review >