Search Results: "John Edgar Browning"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORIES OF JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN by John Edgar Wideman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Read chronologically, these stories chart Wideman's growth as a storyteller He's willing to take risks, and most often succeeds triumphantly."
This hefty collection reprints Wideman's previous volumes of stories, Fever (1989) and Damballah (1981)—which are also being reprinted this year by the University of Pittsburgh Press as part of a single hardback edition of Wideman's "Homewood Books"—and also includes ten new pieces. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN WRITINGS OF BRAM STOKER by Bram Stoker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"A dogged but uneven work of literary excavation of most interest to literary scholars."
A curious collection of miscellaneous writing by the author of Dracula. Read full book review >

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ROBERT BROWNING by Pamela Neville-Sington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"Close readings of Browning's work done with a deft, light hand."
Husband of the more famous Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett emerges his own man in the 30 years after her death in this sprightly life by British biographer Neville-Sington (Fanny Trollope, 1998). Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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EDGAR DEGAS by Susan E. Meyer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The pictures must tell their own story. (Index; illustrations) (Nonfiction. YA)"
If it weren't for the pictures, readers would leave this book thinking that Edgar Degas was the single most boring man who ever lived. Read full book review >

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EDGAR & LUCY by Victor Lodato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A domestic fable about grief and redemption likely to leave readers emotionally threadbare."
The life of a young albino boy in suburban New Jersey is permanently marked by two tragedies, neither of his making. Read full book review >

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EDGAR CAYCE by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This biography of a man who was most active when unconscious will excite those who already find Cayce's unconsciousness exciting—but it will probably leave others as mystified as before. (photos, not seen)"
An exhaustive biography of the legendary psychic (1877-1945), likely to entrance Cayce's fans but try the patience of unbelievers. Read full book review >

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FOR EDGAR by Sheldon Rusch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"A startlingly effective debut, and an obvious candidate for its own Edgar."
Ad exec Rusch's first novel pits an Illinois State Police officer against a madman who seems to be channeling Edgar Allan Poe. Read full book review >

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FANON by John Edgar Wideman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2008

"Both those familiar and those unfamiliar with Fanon's work are likely to be bemused by this strange potpourri."
The noted African-American author pays homage to psychiatrist/activist Frantz Fanon, best known for his anti-colonial classic The Wretched of the Earth, in this quasi-fictional meditation that incorporates bits of Wideman's own history. Read full book review >

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THE CATTLE KILLING by John Edgar Wideman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1996

"A dazzling apocalyptic meditation—and a brilliantly imagined portrayal of 18th century America—that nevertheless lacks coherence and presents a web of enigmatic symbolism so thickly woven that many willing readers simply won't know what to make of it."
A complex and challenging new novel from the author of Sent For You Yesterday (1985), Fever (1989), and other rich, provocative examinations of America's heritage of racial injustice. Read full book review >

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HURRY HOME by John Edgar Wideman
Released: March 25, 1970

"It deserves to find more than one home."
If you can, that is. Read full book review >

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THE INGENIOUS EDGAR JONES by Elizabeth Garner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Disturbing, but not compelling."
Garner (Nightdancing, 2003) returns with the tale of a mysterious, talented boy living in 19th-century England. Read full book review >