Search Results: "Ernest Freeberg"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"A thoughtful and fascinating account."
A well-crafted study of the treatment of the disabled in early American society. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"A genial, sometimes-jolting account of the social and political consequences of crying, 'Fiat lux!'"
Freeberg (History/Univ. of Tennessee; Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent, 2008) returns with a survey of the transformative changes wrought in American culture by electric light. Read full book review >

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CRY ME A RIVER by Ernest Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"It be rich bottom-folk dialogue amid the heavy weather. Readers will drag their hearts about like rocks."
Hill's beclouded third is something of a variation on his A Life for a Life (1998), in which a Louisiana lad, convicted of killing a grocery-store clerk, is put away and, during his six years as a prisoner, is befriended and regularly visited by the dead clerk's forgiving father. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1969

"In 'The Denunciation,' a savage and ironic gallantry edges a man's betrayal of another as a spy. 'The Butterfly and the Tank' is a delicate round-about of various perceptions, tragicomic as is the central event dealing with a shooting in a bar. 'Night Before the Battle' is core Hemingway—the last hours of a doomed soldier talking, talking out his long night. 'Under the Ridge' projects the dark rigors of a world of men and war and one soldier's withdrawal into a defensive hatred. . . ."
Four previously uncollected short stories set in the dust and heat of the Spanish Civil War plus an out of print play, "The Fifth Column," written during Hemingway's tour in 1937-39—the stories an opportune reminder of Hemingway's astonishing skill in the days before his precision gave way to Papa's Great Posture. Read full book review >

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ISLANDS IN THE STREAM by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 1970

"There are moments of lyric concision, snatches of faultless description, a breathtakingly accurate re-enactment of a fisherman's ordeal, the old greatness glimmering now and again, all the more piercing, perhaps, when surrounded by so much that's stale and worn."
As seems increasingly apparent to most of us, Ernest Hemingway was richly endowed, but he spent his genius long before he died. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1994

"Whatever insights Gellner may have into specific historical circumstances are obscured by sociological jargon and abstraction."
A brutally esoteric philosophical peregrination concerning the prospects for civil society in post-Marxist Eastern and Central Europe. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 1987

"Moments of interest, but luckiest are those who still have their copies of The First Forty-Nine."
What's most worthy in this hefty, three-part volume of still more Hemingway is that it contains (in its first section) all the stories that appeared together in the 1938 (and now out of print) The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories. Read full book review >

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A Search for Truth by Ernest Honigmann
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2016

"An argument for godlessness that's rational but appropriately humble."
A comprehensive examination and defense of a nondogmatic atheism. Read full book review >

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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1952

"There's adventure here and Hemingway's old gift for merging drama and tenderness gives it a rare charm."
A long short story and worth the money in quality of the old Hemingway of Men Without Women days — though in quantity it can't bulk to more than a scant 150 pages. Read full book review >

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WINNER TAKE NOTHING by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1933

"Suggest the cruel power of some of the stories in MEN WITHOUT WOMEN, though these are more unpleasant in character than the earlier collection."
The Hemingway market that wants Hemingway at his cruelest and most brutal, will want this new collection of short stories. Read full book review >

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SMELVIS, THE TWO-SCENT SKUNK by Ernest Chambers
Released: March 11, 2013

"An often entertaining children's story about a skunk that changes his scent."
A skunk discovers a way to make friends with a human family in this debut picture book by TV writer and producer Chambers,with charming illustrations by veteran animator Spille. Read full book review >