Search Results: "Ewa O'Neill"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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THE STORY OF ROSE O'NEILL by Rose O'Neill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Florid writing and lack of drama rule out a popular readership, though as a record of the artistic concerns of a distinctive woman and shaper of popular sensibilities, it may be useful for historians. (15 illustrations, not seen)"
This memoir by the creator of the once popular Kewpie figure lacks the literary strength to raise it above a mere curiosity. Read full book review >

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TO BED...OR ELSE! by Ewa Lipniacka
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Not essential, but an amusing portrayal of an overenthusiastic friendship, plus one of discipline's commoner pitfalls. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Asha's Mom is at her wits' end because Asha and her best friend Hannah can't seem to settle down. Read full book review >

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THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM by Ewa Zadrzynska
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1994

"Reproduction of the painting and list of Hicks's 18 other variations on it; note. (Picture book. 5-11)"
A curious, rather long fable about three animals (a lion, a leopard, and a wolf) who come out of Edward Hicks's painting of The Peaceable Kingdom in the Brooklyn Museum and cause a stir in the nearby botanical garden. Read full book review >

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OWL AND CAT by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2012

"A triumphant blend of classic literature and tablet technology. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Feline and fowl profess their love for one another in this winning adaptation of Lear's popular 1871 nonsense poem. Read full book review >

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THE NUTONS' KITCHEN OR HOW TO NURTURE A GNOME by Jean-Luc  Duvivier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"Readers will want to stay away from these gnomes—or whatever they are: They're full of tricks and broken promises. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A perplexing take on a Belgian legend takes too long to introduce itself then ends abruptly, as if by a magical trick of the forest. Read full book review >

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THE WINNER STANDS ALONE by Paulo Coelho
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2009

"The inconclusive ending validates our worst fears: There could be a sequel."
A serial killer arrives at the Cannes Film Festival, in New Age guru Coelho's listless thriller (Brida, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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BY WOMEN POSSESSED by Arthur Gelb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Although the Gelbs deeply admire O'Neill's talents, they portray the same cruel and desperately unhappy man who emerges from many other biographies."
A biography of the playwright who was haunted by three wives and his mother. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Too few tidbits for Charlie Chaplin fans, and even the few Oonaphiles out there will be disappointed. (16 pages b&w photos)"
Though she was Eugene O'Neill's daughter, Charlie Chaplin's third wife (married at the age of 18), and the mother of actress Geraldine Chaplin, Oona O'Neill Chaplin (192591) did not lead the kind of life that merits a book-length recounting, especially one as lax and disorganized as this one by her former daughter-in-law. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"A semi-hidden life of unbroken allegiance, compassionately rendered. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
Devotion to genius characterizes the life of Eugene O—Neill's daughter and Charlie Chaplin's wife in this respectful overview. Read full book review >