Search Results: "Jerome Loving"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST TITAN by Jerome Loving
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Like much of Dreiser's fiction, unlikely to be taken up for sheer reading pleasure."
A dry, literal, strictly by-the-book new biography of the Hoosier novelist favored by American mythmakers but excoriated by stylists. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Jerome Loving
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"A useful academic biography, but not one to capture the imagination of the general reader."
Perhaps every age needs to reinterpret its icons, but this first full-length, critical biography of Walt Whitman in nearly 20 years, while perfectly serviceable and replete with modest insights and discoveries, is primarily for scholars. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A sympathetic telling of the life and death of an infamous convict and the ill-fated intervention of a famed writer."
In 1979, Norman Mailer published The Executioner's Song, a novel that narrated the life and death of Gary Gilmore, a notorious killer executed in 1977. Loving (English/Texas A&M Univ.; Confederate Bushwhacker: Mark Twain in the Shadow of the Civil War, 2013, etc.) offers the back story of Mailer's fraught relationship with the murderer whose story was eerily similar to that of Gilmore. Read full book review >

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LOVING by Sheryll Cashin
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2017

"A concise, powerful reflection on the 50th anniversary of the landmark case."
A sobering look at the centrality of whiteness to the nation's founding and growth, both before and after Loving v. Virginia, the significant 1967 Supreme Court case. Read full book review >

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LOVING by Henry Green
Released: Oct. 6, 1949

"Perhaps not for a wide public, but for those who have liked the also recently imported I. Compton-Burnett who bears a very close comparison in method and mood."
The first novel to be published in America by Henry Green who has already established a devotedly enthusiastic following among critics, connoisseurs. Read full book review >

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JEROME ROBBINS by Deborah Jowitt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2004

"For buffs, scholars, actors, dancers, choreographers, and directors: a vital picture of ballet and Broadway in a golden age. (Photos, not seen)"
Like God and Jerome Robbins, Village Voice dance critic Jowitt dwells in details, coming up with an impressive record of her subject's work. Read full book review >

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WILLIE JEROME by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"A fine tribute to going one's own way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Willie Jerome is up on the roof of a Harlem tenement blowing his horn. Read full book review >

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LOVING FRANK by Nancy Horan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Lovers Frank and Mamah fail to generate sympathy, and the story closes with the unsubtle reminder that real life is never quite as tidy as fiction."
Journalist Horan's debut novel reflects her fascination with the brilliant, erratic architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his scandalous love affair with a married woman and mother of two. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1994

"Classy, well-documented gossip, though hardly the balanced portrait of three people that the subtitle suggests. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An engrossing chronicle of Garbo's sexual friendships with Mercedes de Acosta and Cecil Beaton, based on letters, journals, and personal interviews. Read full book review >

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ST. JEROME AND THE LION by Margaret Hodges
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Luminous and altogether splendid. (Folklore/Picture book. 4+)"
This medieval legend of the early monk who lived in Bethlehem and translated the Bible into Latin is such a wonderful story that it's surprising it hasn't been retold more often. Read full book review >

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LOVING DONOVAN by Bernice L. McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Sordid and incoherent, from a talented writer who's done much better. (Warning: fairly graphic descriptions of adult-child sex.)"
A slice of life and lots of sex, in a fourth from McFadden (This Bitter Earth, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOVING TIME by Leslie Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Psychosis, neurosis, and the stress of trying to find a decent apartment—they all come in for the same emphatic treatment in Woo's third case (Hanging Time, 1995, etc.), still as interminable as a strict Freudian analysis."
New York's Psychiatric Centre ought to have a disclaimer on all its forms: WARNING: Association with This Facility is No Guarantee of Increased Sanity and May Shorten Your Life. Read full book review >