Search Results: "Joyce E. Chaplin"


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CHAPLIN by Stephen Weissman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Find space on the crowded Chaplin shelf for this perceptive, literate take on the great screen clown."
A fresh entry in the evergreen field of works devoted to Charlie Chaplin. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A welcome, unique addition to our travel literature."
Relying largely on first-person accounts, Chaplin (History/Harvard Univ.; The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius, 2006, etc.) pieces together a centuries-old story: our obsession with circling the globe. Read full book review >

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E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

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CHAPLIN & COMPANY by Mave Fellowes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2014

"Fellowes drives the novel at a leisurely pace and lets the characters unfold gradually and quirkily until we get to know them well."
A slow-moving novel—perhaps appropriate since much of it takes place on a narrow boat moored in London's Little Venice neighborhood—ultimately driven by characters...and charming they can be. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A comprehensive look at Chaplin the man but lacking as a portrait of the artist and his legacy."
The life of a great filmmaker and lousy human being. Read full book review >

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STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." Read full book review >

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JOYCE IMAGES by Bob Cato
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"In addition to photographs of Joyce (with his father, Nora, their children, Ezra Pound, Sylvia Beach, and others), there are drawings by various artists, including Brancusi and David Levine."
``Joyce was so little of a visual writer that he created characters one can hardly see,'' writes Anthony Burgess in his introduction to this array of images of James Joyce. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1993

"Of interest, then, though Richard Ellmann's James Joyce remains the definitive life. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs.)"
Assimilating masses of published and unpublished sources and hearsay, this ``popular'' biography, according to Costello (The Real World of Sherlock Holmes, 1991, etc.), is ``radically new'' in reconstructing Joyce's early years—the social, political, cultural, and domestic life; the family, friends, education, and economic circumstances that provided the prototypes and themes of his fiction. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Richard Ellmann
Released: Oct. 22, 1959

"It is an important literary biography."
At the crossroads between the past and the present, but central to the intellectual temper of our time, James Joyce stands with Mann, Eliot, Yeats, Bergson and Proust. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Gordon Bowker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2012

"The narrative path is sometimes obscured by a lush undergrowth of detail, but our guide is wise and the journey is wondrous."
The biographer of Orwell, Lowry and Durrell returns with a massively detailed narrative of the life of the author of Ulysses. Read full book review >