Search Results: "Frederick Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOLA by Frederick Brown
Released: May 1, 1995

Writing as much a history of late 19th century France as the life story of its most industrious novelist, Brown delivers a massive, old-fashioned biography of Zola. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2010

"A well-composed survey, but more summary than original interpretation."
A scholar of French literature and culture traces the troubling history of Catholic intolerance, xenophobia and anti-Semitism during the last decades of 19th-century France. Read full book review >

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THE EMBRACE OF UNREASON by Frederick Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2014

"Read this illuminating book to see frightening similarities to the early years of the 21st century. The lies, innuendo, invented evidence and baseless arguments are all too familiar."
The author of Zola (1995) and Flaubert (2006) once again demonstrates his profound knowledge of French history, its people and their psyche. Read full book review >

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FLAUBERT by Frederick Brown
Released: April 4, 2006

"A profound look at an important French literary era, told with verve and wisdom."
Brown's exhaustive biography of the great French stylist is a natural companion to his smart, significant Zola (1995). Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WAVELAND by Frederick Barthelme
Released: April 7, 2009

The Mississippi Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Katrina provides the backdrop for a man in hell, in Barthelme's latest novel (Elroy Nights, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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PAINTED DESERT by Frederick Barthelme
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A road novel that almost gets there."
A zeitgeisty novelist and storywriter hitchhikes on the info highway, only to endorse a decidedly low-tech, retro view of hope and redemption. Read full book review >

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THE SABBATICAL by Frederick Pinto
Released: July 6, 2012

"A surprisingly complex novel about music and self-evaluation."
A key player in the music industry finds himself ousted and forced to reconsider his place in the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Poker-faced as it is, Libby's memoir makes for a striking period piece—from the high plains of the American West to the blue skies shared with Baron von Richtofen. (8 b&w photos, not seen)"
A reticent yet sharply impressed memoir of a turn-of-the-century cowpuncher who enlisted in the Canadian Royal Flying Corps and was decorated for valor in WWI. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 24, 1992

In essays that appeared mostly in The New York Review of Books, veteran critic Crews sets out to rescue major American authors through common-sense and empirical readings in an evenhanded but firm indictment of current academic ideologues and lit-crit theorists. ``My discussions of American novelists and their professor- critics will show that even within the theory-saturated academy, truly liberal criticism still exists,'' Crews declares; and, severing himself from ``conservative'' critics like Allan Bloom and Roger Kimball, he sets down what might be his own real credo: ``I want keen debate, not reverence for great books.'' And keen debate he provides, albeit not always along with the easiest of reading. Read full book review >