Search Results: "Eugene Alper"


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ANTON CHEKHOV by Mikhail  Chekhov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A work invaluable for what it says, frustrating for what it does not."
The first English translation of the desultory, digressive recollections—originally published in 1933—of the youngest brother of the celebrated playwright, novelist and short-story writer. Read full book review >

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EUGENE O'NEILL by Robert M. Dowling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Although O'Neill claimed he was a 'tragic optimist,' Dowling's sympathetic, comprehensive portrait reveals a man beset by self-hatred and despair, struggling—and failing—to find salvation."
A portrait of a playwright inspired by suffering. Read full book review >

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EUGENE O'NEILL by Stephen A. Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"O'Neill proves a fascinating, if morbid, traveling companion, and Black a capable and erudite cicerone. (40 illus.)"
Mourning may become Electra, but it served equally well for O'Neill, who, as Black (English/Simon Fraser Univ.) contends in this massive biography, worked through his personal tragedies by recasting them for the stage. Read full book review >

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EUGENE ONEGIN by Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"A masterly performance, and a thoroughly charming book."
Eugene Onegin ($22.00; May 1; 224 pp.; 0-465-02093-3). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2004

"A worthy reexamination of the politician whom many remember fondly today—yet who is still likened to Harold Stassen as a born loser."
Thoughtful biography of the quintessential American liberal who, toward the end of his political career, was "challenging the very premises of the liberalism that he had himself championed." Read full book review >

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EUGENE BULLARD by Craig Lloyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Reads as though the author had some other book in mind."
The remarkable exploits of the first African-American fighter pilot get lost in a rehash of Jazz Age name-dropping masquerading as biography. Read full book review >

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YUMMERS! STARRING EMILY AND EUGENE by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1973

"And Eugene is a model straight man."
Whereas in George and Martha (1972) Marshall portrayed a pair of lovably blimpy hippopotami without overt reference to their proportions, here he confronts the subjects of overweight and compulsive eating head on. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The nature of these memoirs, in which the interviewer remains virtually invisible, precludes any challenge to such apparent contradictions—a disappointment in an otherwise intriguing self-portrait. (Twenty-one b&w photographs— not seen.)"
A veteran of the Smithsonian's oral-history program on the Manhattan Project, Szanton brings an educated focus and a writer's sensitivity to these expertly shaped memoirs, based on over 30 interviews, of a Hungarian-born Nobelist who helped create the atomic bomb. Read full book review >

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NIRVANA BITES by Debi Alper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"Appealing characters forced into cruel contortions by inane plot."
Implausible comic ramble in which denizens of a housing co-op band together to solve a mystery. Read full book review >

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TRADING TATIANA by Debi Alper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A disappointing lightweight."
An ex-heroin addict comes to the aid of a sex-trade victim in England. Read full book review >

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NOT FADE AWAY by Rebecca Alexander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"An honest and eloquent look at life from someone who has lost two of her senses."
One woman's story of gradually losing her sight and hearing. Read full book review >

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ARCADY'S GOAL by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An uplifting, believable ending makes this companion lighter—but no less affecting—than its laurelled predecessor. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Two survivors of Stalinist oppression attempt to form a family in this companion (not sequel) to the 2012 Newbery Honor-winning Breaking Stalin's Nose. Read full book review >