Search Results: "James Hynes"


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KINGS OF INFINITE SPACE by James Hynes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2004

"By turns ominous, hilarious, and genuinely scary: Hynes (The Lecturer's Tale, 2001, etc.) offers a highly original send-up of the most unnatural activity ever conceived by the human mind—work."
A darkly comic portrait of the Job from hell follows the vertiginous downward spiral of a failed academic who loses his wife, his career, his self-respect, and possibly even his sanity. Read full book review >

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PUBLISH AND PERISH by James Hynes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 1997

"Witty and penetrating: Hynes creates pungent satires of academic life while at the same time infusing them with genuine suspense and real terror."
Three original, droll, startling tales of horror in academia, by the author of the novel The Wild Colonial Boy (1990). Read full book review >

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THE LECTURER’S TALE by James Hynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"As many belly laughs, despite all the fire and brimstone, as David Lodge—and you don't even have to know what a paternoster or O-levels are."
Dr. Faustus toils thanklessly at an august midwestern university in Hynes's latest dispatch from the culture wars (academic division). Read full book review >

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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"In an afterword, Jacobs describes his contact with one of Printer's books, an encounter that only makes this novel more vital. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jacobs (Sleepers, Wake, 1991) makes clear the tragedy of an artist inhibited by the circumstances of his birth in this unusual historical novel, set during a brutal English-Indian war in 17th-century Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Too bad his biographer can't claim the same. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Novick, who previously dissected the life of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

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