Search Results: "John Baxter"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"A fun read for Francophiles, but lacks cohesiveness."
Memoirist and critic Baxter (The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris, 2011, etc.) chronicles his exploration of France through its cuisine. Read full book review >

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FIVE NIGHTS IN PARIS by John Baxter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"This is not a walking guide to Paris, but it is most certainly a guide to seeing and knowing Paris, one no Francophile should be without."
Having lived in Paris for more than 20 years, Baxter (The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris, 2011, etc.), a guide to literary walks through the city, won't show you exactly which streets to follow; rather, he'll teach you how to know Paris and truly feel the enjoyment of flânerie.Read full book review >

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FELLINI by John Baxter
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Utterly lacking in artistry or insight—an unbearably long, trashy tabloid article. (24 pages of b&w photos, not seen)"
An annoying, superficial, and spiteful reductionist biography of the late Italian filmmaker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"Walking through Paris with Baxter is really what bien-être is all about."
Memoirist, biographer and translator Baxter (Von Sternberg, 2010, etc.) turns his sensuous walking tours of Paris into the written word, with gratifying results. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"An enjoyable, swift read, and the author's final solution to Archie's wartime dilemma makes it as fun as a work of historical fiction."
Australian transplant and longtime Paris resident Baxter (The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris, 2011) has spent years trying to discover what it was that changed his grandfather so much when he returned from World War I. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"Captivated readers will hope that Baxter's 'long conversation' with Paris, still going strong after 14 years, never ends."
Sparkling dispatches about Parisian culture and history from an Australian biographer and film critic who is a longtime City of Light resident. Read full book review >

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IMMOVEABLE FEAST by John Baxter
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Scrooges may complain about the ebullient excess celebrated in these rollicking pages, but most readers will greedily consume the succulent narrative."
Australian by birth, Parisian by marriage, film critic and biographer Baxter (We'll Always Have Paris, 2005, etc.) makes an amiable, jocular companion in this account of preparing a large Christmas dinner for a house full of French in-laws. Read full book review >

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STEVEN SPIELBERG by John Baxter
NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 1997

"Despite some entertaining behind-the-scenes gossip, Baxter's biography is ultimately as superficial as he accuses Spielberg's films of being. (24 pages b&w photos)"
A slight biography of Spielberg, perhaps the most successful filmmaker of all time. Read full book review >

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SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS by John Baxter
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Whether you're planning your first trip to Paris or absolutely have to stop in Paris on your way anywhere, this book, in addition to the author's previous guides, is essential."
Baxter (Hemingway's Paris: A User's Guide, 2016, etc.) provides another delightful salute to Paris. Read full book review >

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A POUND OF PAPER by John Baxter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 11, 2003

"Tasty junk food for book lovers."
Film biographer Baxter (Woody Allen, 1999, etc.) reveals another true love in this entertaining account of his admittedly nerdy life. Read full book review >

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WOODY ALLEN by John Baxter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Allen's fans, who are presumably Baxter's target audience, will prefer to let his films do the talking."
The biographer of Steven Spielberg (1997) and Stanley Kubrick sets his sights on one of the cinema's great comic minds. Read full book review >

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BUÑUEL by John Baxter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1998

"Not a tour de force but still a useful primer. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A merely proficient biography of the master director of such Surrealist classics as Un Chien Andalou and Belle de Jour. Read full book review >