Search Results: "Ellin Greene"


BOOK REVIEW

GREENE by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1969

"It concludes with the sad apostrophe, 'How could they tell that for a writer as much as for a priest there is no such thing as success?"
Half of the essays here, including his more important sequence on Henry James, have been reprinted from Mr. Greene's 1952 collection The Lost Childhood which established in Greene's case that the creative writer could also be a critic of some distinction. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF THE CRANBERRY by Ellin Greene
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"A handsome book; a fascinating echo of the past. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Greene's excellent concluding note links archeological finds—suggesting that Stone Age hunters actually did trap mastodons—with this Delaware Indian legend: ``Yah-qua-whee'' (mastodons) were created to help the People; they supplied meat, hides, and bones that could be used for tent frames, and served as beasts of burden. Read full book review >

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MOTHER’S SONG by Ellin Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2008

"Readers will have to decide for themselves whether this one is archaic or timeless. (Picture book. 0-3)"
Greene, respected folklorist, storyteller and early-childhood expert, revives a 19th-century English nursery love song originally penned by the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould in 1895. Read full book review >

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BILLY BEG AND HIS BULL by Ellin Greene
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 1994

"Greene pays fine tribute to her source, shanachie Seumas MacManus, in a prefatory note. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-8)"
A pleasantly lilting, somewhat simplified rendition of an Irish tale about a boy and his magical companion: a bull that, dying in battle, leaves the lad a sword and a tablecloth, both with unusual qualities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A lucid account of the Revolutionary War from the point of view of its most successful general."
Rhode Island journalist Carbone gives a little-known Revolutionary War leader his due in this admiring biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1995

"Despite Shelden's relentless animus for Greene as a person and a writer, this propaganda campaign can neither surpass nor subvert the Greene legend. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Trying to hunt down the controversial, complex Greene (190491) as the Harry Lime of the literary racket, Shelden (Orwell, 1991, etc.) succeeds less in decoding the deceptions of Greene's life than in creating a trail of false leads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Othello Greene by Anthony H. Baltimore, Sr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2016

"This terrorist tale reads like a thrilling but extremely violent action movie, with some intriguing twists in plot and philosophy."
A debut novel offers the broad scope of a Hollywood blockbuster, with two formidable, high-tech groups at war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 14, 1973

"There is also an inductive introduction by Mr. Greene on how he now views the short story and on some of the curious circumstances in which a few of them were conceived."
Forty in all, representing a forty-year span, "a collection of escapes from the novelist's world" and combining those which appeared in May We Borrow Your Husband?, A Sense of Reality, Twenty-One Stories, as well as three which appear in book form for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVING GRAHAM GREENE by Gloria Emerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2000

"An intelligent fiction debut by a capable writer."
Award-winning journalist Emerson (Gaza, 1991, etc.) tries her hand at fiction with a story that draws on her knowledge of the Third World. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GREENE HEIST by Varian Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"The elaborate bait and switch of this fast-paced, funny caper novel will surprise its readers as much as the victims. They'll want to reread immediately so they can admire the setup. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Trying to go straight, troublemaker Jackson Greene succumbs to the lure of the con when it appears Maplewood Middle School's student-council election is being rigged against his friend Gaby de la Cruz. Read full book review >