Search Results: "Jonathan Cott"


BOOK REVIEW

SUSAN SONTAG by Jonathan Cott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Another side of a significant 20th-century writer, preserved from the archives."
A humanizing interview with the late cultural icon, who was often perceived as a fiercely aggressive and polarizing intellect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1990

Proving again his talent for presenting creative personalities, Cott (Pipers at the Gates of Dawn, 1983; Dylan, 1983; The Search for Omm Sety, 1987, and many interviews in Rolling Stone) allows Lafcadio Hearn, the "word artist," as he called himself, to tell most of his own story, liberally quoting from published works and letters to produce what Cott calls a "biographical reader." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"An eclectic collection, each piece opening one small window on an aspect of memory."
After losing 15 years of his memory following electroconvulsive therapy for depression, Cott (Wandering Ghost, 1994, etc.) began a personal quest to discover the significance of memory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Lennon and Ono as open and naked as on the cover of Two Virgins."
Rangy and revealing interview/conversations between Rolling Stone journalist Cott (Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews, 2006, etc.) and John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"More journalistic than inspired or in any way convincing."
Rebirth of the story of Isis and Osiris in modern times: the 12th book by Cott (Wandering Ghost, 1991, etc.), a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and Parabola. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB DYLAN by Jonathan Cott
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"An engaging archive of Dylan's own perspective on his artistic process and ever changing cultural significance."
A dense compendium of significant feature interviews with Bob Dylan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE'S A MYSTERY THERE by Jonathan Cott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"With minimal redundancy, the voices culminate to illuminate an extraordinarily rich picture book, provide fresh insight into human needs, and inspire appreciation for the rewards of looking closely."
Conversations with the legendary children's book creator, along with "companion guides" exploring the artist's psyche and works. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS MY HOME, THIS IS MY SCHOOL by Jonathan Bean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Home sweet school. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The family from BuildingOurHouse (2013) returns, but this time their son tells readers all about life as a home-schooled kid.Read full book review >

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WHERE IS BEAR? by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"An inventive twist on the familiar lost-teddy story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young tot is trying to find Bear before bedtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BIG by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sweet book that needs a little more oomph to make it a big hit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little one tries to imagine himself big in this picture-book treatment of sibling dynamics. Read full book review >