Search Results: "Herman Huber"


BOOK REVIEW

HERMAN MELVILLE by Rebecca Stefoff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1994

"Illustrated with period reproductions; bibliography; index. (Biography. YA)"
In a lucid account of Melville's ``sad, although not quite tragic'' life, the author of many fine biographies explores his sources of inspiration and analyzes his major themes, his sophisticated use of symbolism and other literary devices, and why his books eluded wide readership until the 20th century. Read full book review >

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The Most Curious Girl in Her Class by Herman Huber
Released: Oct. 19, 2012

"A cute, well-told story in a series with potential."
Huber's debut picture book about a young girl who has adventures in her quest for answers. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Indispensable for all serious Melvillians, whether professional or amateur, but given its measured approach and its heft, not a likely avenue for the uninitiated."
This leviathan of a biography—the first half of a two-volume set—meticulously charts the early life and career of an erratic literary genius. Read full book review >

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EMILY & HERMAN by John J. Healey
Released: May 1, 2013

"Despite the fact that Healey tries to deliver an entertaining romance, some readers may feel uncomfortable with the liberties he takes with these literary icons."
Healey takes poetic license in his debut novel about a "forgotten" manuscript—supposedly found among his deceased grandfather's belongings—that tells the story of a romantic relationship between two of American's most well-known early writers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"For die-hard Herman fans only. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
A profusion of facts inundates this biography/oral history of one of the most underrated figures in jazz, bandleader/singer/reedman Woody Herman. Read full book review >

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HERMAN AND MARGUERITE by Jay O'Callahan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

Herman and Marguerite ($15.95; April 1996; 36 pp.; 1-56145-103-7): The subtitle of this book is ``An Earth Story,'' but this is really a lowdown tale of friendship between a worm and a caterpillar. Read full book review >

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HERMAN THE LOSER by Russell Hoban
Released: Sept. 13, 1961

"Other little losers will identify with Herman's troubles though they may find their attention wandering on the long hike toward the missing watch."
Herman loses everything, boots, sweaters, mittens, toys, even the watch father gave him. Read full book review >

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THIS IS HERMAN CAIN! by Herman Cain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A featherweight campaign autobiography that is too revealing of the candidate's limitations."
An unlikely presidential candidate introduces himself to the nation. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2000

"A much-needed showcase for one of America's greatest and most neglected poets."
Although Melville devoted the last three decades of his life to verse, his poetry has always taken a back seat to his formidable reputation as a novelist. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WOLF and HERMAN by László Krasznahorkai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Somewhere James Joyce is smiling. Krasznahorkai is a writer who, though difficult, demands greater recognition by readers outside Hungary."
Two short but maddeningly complex fictions by the Hungarian master (Seiobo There Below, 2013, etc.) of the postmodern. Read full book review >

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COVER ME by Sonya Huber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A harrowing though not uncommon story."
Huber (Creative Writing/Ashland Univ. and Georgia Southern Univ., Opa Nobody, 2008) chronicles her torturous efforts to navigate the health-care system. Read full book review >