Search Results: "Hilaire Belloc"


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MATILDA, by Hilaire Belloc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

A gruesome tale that originally appeared in Cautionary Verses (1941)—a seriocomic fable along the lines of ``The Boy Who Cried Wolf''; the humor is in Belloc's spritely cadence and his preposterous exaggeration. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"WARNING: CONTAINS A DANGEROUS BEAST AND A MISERABLE END." Read full book review >

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CAUTIONARY TALES FOR CHILDREN by Hilaire Belloc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Still, his gothic sensibility made him the perfect illustrator for them, and Lemony Snicket fans will undoubtedly swoon with delight. (Poetry. 9-11)"
Typically deadpan, previously unpublished scenes of Victorian ladies, gents, and children decorate seven of Belloc's savage little ditties, including "Henry King, Who Chewed Bits Of String, And Was Early Cut Off In Dreadful Agonies," "Jim, Who Ran Away From His Nurse, And Was Eaten By A Lion," and the ever-popular "Matilda, Who Told Lies, And Was Burned To Death." Read full book review >

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No Peace After War by Claire St. Hilaire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2016

"A harrowing and powerful visualization of war's aftermath."
St. Hilaire's (Inseparable, 2015) 26 short stories and poems voice the individual agonies of soldiers and those who love them. Read full book review >

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NEONS by Denis Belloc
Released: May 15, 1991

"All of this is written in a terse hard-boiled manner straight out of a pulp novela style appropriate for a dispatch about a life from which all sweetness has been blanched out."
French writer Belloc's first novela slender evocation of a young homosexual hustler's life in 1960's Parisis minimalism to a fault: the stark tone here tends to keep the promiscuous episodes of sex and sexual violence from becoming too graphic. Read full book review >

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Murder in the Molten Sea by Hank Belloc
Released: April 22, 2013

"Misogyny detracts from an otherwise enjoyable mystery."
The true measurements of Solomon's molten sea, how to trick a ballistics expert and the murder of a prominent art dealer are just some of the puzzles testing Matt Matthias's mental prowess in Belloc's debut mystery. Read full book review >

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"And the Saroyan name may attract some of the curious."
A loose discussion on the theory behind abstract painting, the role of the creative artist in our social economy, the nature of 'genius', the influence of scientific discoveries on the technique of painting, the relation of painting and politics and other problems close to analytical artists and students. Read full book review >