Search Results: "John Richardson"


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GRUNT by John Richardson
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"A light-hearted tale that sends a worthwhile message to children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A melancholy runt learns about happiness and self-acceptance from a genial boar. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2001

"Richardson (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, a memoir, 1999), once head of Christie's US operations and now a contributor to Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, etc., proves again that he's one of our foremost biographers."
Engaging essays about an odd mix of artists, writers, tycoons, trendsetters, and con guys from the worlds of literature and art. Read full book review >

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THE PILGRIMAGE OF DOROTHY RICHARDSON by Joanne Winning
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An invaluable contribution to the process of reclaiming a hidden lesbian literature."
Dorothy Richardson's "Pilgrimage" novels, long revered as major achievements in modernist literature, are analyzed here as narratives of lesbian desire. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2007

"Engrossing and revealing material, supplemented by innumerable reproductions of Picasso's paintings and many period photos."
The biography's long-awaited third volume finds the prolific artist at work in Italy, Spain and France. Read full book review >

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A LIFE OF PICASSO by John Richardson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Richardson masterfully describes the inseparable life and art of his magnetic subject, whose love of women went hand in hand with his misogyny, and whose propensity to reject led painting forward more than any other painter in this century. (illustrations, not seen)"
Richardson's engrossing second volume on Picasso lays bare the inceptions of Cubism, bringing to life the decadent milieu that surrounded the virile master who transformed the course of 20th- century painting. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A potent cocktail of impressions and of 'exploding normative thinking' as Richardson makes his way through the Little World. (b&w photographs)"
Prepare to have your responses to dwarfism challenged. If as a psychomechanic Richardson is learning as he goes, he's fully capable of administering a realignment of perception. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A beautiful, gracious act of connection with a man who kept his secrets. (8 b&w photos, not seen)"
Journalist and novelist Richardson (In the Little World, 2001, etc.) tries to understand what his abstracted, distant father faced as a high-ranking CIA officer. Read full book review >

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THE VIPERS' CLUB by John H. Richardson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"Ignore the editorials, relish the real-life cameos, and appreciate this bouncy novel for what it is: a bit of fluff as trivial, bankable, and enjoyable as one of Max's movies."
Despite its disclaimers, this frothy Hollywood debut fiction seems to be dipping from the same well that's supplied a number of recent novels and movies—the career of the producer (and master vulgarian) Joel Silver, whose manic personal style was best captured in last year's film Swimming With Sharks. Read full book review >

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JOHN BIRCH by Terry Lautz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A useful work that elucidates both the U.S. role in China and some elements of the contemporary conservative mindset."
A serious probe into the life of the Baptist missionary to China who posthumously (and thus unwittingly) served as the right wing's poster child. Read full book review >

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JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >