Search Results: "Judith de Wilde"


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JUDITH by Nicholas Mosley
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Released: Feb. 14, 1990

Take the melodramatic core of reality from such earlier Mosley teasers as Accident and Serpent and you might end up with this high-toned, quicksilver mess about a delusional young actress named Judith. Read full book review >

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EVEN AFTER THAT by Judith de Wilde
Released: Oct. 8, 2010

"Quiet, beautiful poetry of bereavement."
A wrenching portrait of grief and soft comfort in words and images. Read full book review >

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WILDE WEST by Walter Satterthwait
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 1991

"More like an extended—and marvelously relaxed—dinner party than a detective story, though Doc Holliday, who's been hovering around Wilde since the beginning of the book, provides a lovely last-minute surprise."
Yes, it's Oscar Wilde in the unlikely role of detective, as a trail of dead redheaded prostitutes along his 1882 tour route of the Old West makes it clear that someone in his company (black valet Henry Villiers? shrewd business manager Jack Vail? Read full book review >

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Released: April 21, 1994

"Most likely, he would also applaud this book, a fanciful and operatic production."
In a richly allusive and imaginative portrait, Schmidgall (Literature as Opera and Shakespeare as Opera) analyzes the aspects of Oscar Wilde's life, character, reputation, and performance as a gay man living in the closing decade of the 19th century from the perspective of contemporary, post-Stonewall gay culture. Read full book review >

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MONK by Laurent de Wilde
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"What he does have is a lot of half-digested and often inaccurate ideas about American racial, political, and jazz history."
De Wilde is a well-regarded jazz pianist, so a volume by him on Thelonious Monk (191882) ought to be worth reading. Read full book review >

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WILDE LAKE by Laura Lippman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Although she overamps some reveals and shortchanges others, Lippman as always treads the fine line between certainty and amazement."
Lippman (Hush Hush, 2015, etc.) takes familiar themes to a new locale as she traces a family's journey from raucous Baltimore to the meticulously planned community of Columbia, Maryland. Read full book review >

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THE LOVES OF JUDITH by Meir Shalev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1999

"Even so, the village mythologizing and the proverbs ('He couldn't say the names of wine, but his frying pan laughed and his knife danced in his hand—) will warm the hearts of many."
Shalev's third English translation (Esau, 1994) is set in post-WWII Palestine. Read full book review >

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THE FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE by Oscar Wilde
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Classic tales wonderfully adorned with Brent's lustrous, jewel-toned illumination. (Stories/Fiction. All ages)"
After over 100 years, Wilde's fairy tales have lost none of their tragic beauty, or their sly humor, to which these nine bear witness. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"A multifaceted journey for devotees of Vertigo to contemplate and enjoy."
Last time the world heard from Judy Barton she was tumbling out of the bell tower at Mission San Juan Bautista to her death, but it turns out the ethereal beauty of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo has more to say. Read full book review >

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DE NIRO by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An impressive biography that will surely stand as the definitive De Niro volume."
The life and work of the legendary actor. Read full book review >