Search Results: "Evelyn Juers"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"An intimate account of how Europe's literary elite survived the era of fascism in exile."
An impressionistic collective biography of literary Europe in the 1930s and '40s, focusing on the circle that gathered around brothers Heinrich and Thomas Mann. Read full book review >

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"A slice-of-life from a small-town existence."
In a collection of columns from The Easley Progress, McCollum (Nalley, A Southern Family Story, 2002) offers mostly heartwarming tales of her family and the hamlet in which she grew up. Read full book review >

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THE DOLL'S HOUSE by Evelyn Anthony
Released: Aug. 3, 1992

"Seamlessly styled entertainment—with tight action and a wry, ironic close."
Again, Anthony (The Relic, 1991, etc. etc.) melds romantic suspense and espionage thrills for a spirited diversion—this time involving a love affair that bobs crazily around a plot to rub out an Arab prince. Read full book review >

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THE LOVED ONE by Evelyn Waugh
Released: June 23, 1948

"Certainly not a even for Waugh addicts."
Entertaining as Evelyn Waugh's practiced wit may be, the mockery here seems a little macabre for all tastes. Read full book review >

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RUNAWAY by Evelyn Lau
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Outspoken but without insight, naive but capable of inflicting great pain: Lau's adolescent reflections aredespite their shock valueno more than that."
Sex, drugs, and an obsession with ``my writing'' dominate this self-absorbed journal of a nonetheless remarkable teenager. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF EVELYN WAUGH by Evelyn Waugh
Released: Oct. 25, 1977

All different kinds of people are going to be disappointed by these heavily heralded diaries—kept by England's most acerbic schoolboy, playboy, traveler, soldier, and novelist. Read full book review >

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HELENA by Evelyn Waugh
Released: Oct. 16, 1950

"An intellectual invention which is not without its spiritual significance, this still does not subdue the occasional bright badinage, the wit which is a worldly one, although it will be the name that will carry this to its audience."
A retelling of the story of St. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A nice grrrl, but not much of a riot."
A rock 'n' roll girl embraces motherhood, pens self-indulgent memoir. Read full book review >

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SWORD OF HONOUR by Evelyn Waugh
Released: Nov. 2, 1966

"Some critics, Malcolm Muggeridge for instance, considered this ironic, absurd, affecting (and autobiographical) portrait of a middle aged man at war his finest achievement."
Both a "recension" (Waugh before his death excised some of the original material) as well as a one-volume publication of the World War II trilogy— Men at Arms (1952) Officers and Gentleman (1955) and Unconditional Surrender (1961) which Waugh thought of as "obituary of the Roman Catholic Church in England." Read full book review >

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A HANDFUL OF DUST by Evelyn Waugh
Released: June 15, 1934

"It falls a bit flat, much of the time."
Sometimes one detects a note of spoofing; the rest of the time this reads like rather far-fetched straight story. Read full book review >

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FRESH GIRLS by Evelyn Lau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1995

"Drags on too long, despite the volume's slimness."
A collection of sordid short fiction about sex, initially seductive but ultimately disappointing. Read full book review >

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A GLASSFUL OF LETTERS by Evelyn Conlon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 1998

"A splendid reworking of the standard circle-of-friends saga, and a timely and fascinating glimpse of 1990s Ireland."
Friendship, fear, and exile inform this latest from Irish novelist and storywriter Conlon (Taking Scarlet as a Real Colour, not reviewed), a brilliant epistolary work suffusing a portrait of modern Dublin with the subtle wit of Clarissa. Read full book review >