Search Results: "Kathleen Raine"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Those who crave innovation should look elsewhere, but Raine's work will please readers with more conservative tastes."
Quiet strength and humility infuse the oeuvre of this British nonagenarian, whose first book of verse appeared in 1943—although this volume really should have been called "selected," as the poet has chosen to exclude many poems from the books that comprise it. Read full book review >

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INDIA SEEN AFAR by Kathleen Raine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 13, 1991

"Though there are many poetic moments scattered throughout, much is sluggish and opaquely esoteric, resulting in self-absorbed work likely to appeal primarily to Raine fans."
In the disappointing third volume of her autobiography (Farewell Happy Fields, 1977; The Land Unknown, 1975), the renowned English poet and scholar reflects upon the last years of her life, as viewed through the prism of India. Read full book review >

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Krazy Kathleen by William Tellem
Released: Feb. 10, 2016

"A lighthearted ode to books featuring eye-catching, funny pictures of an eccentric character."
A children's librarian who keeps everything in seemingly random piles teaches local residents a lesson in this tale by Tellem (Zen the Zebra, 2015, etc.), featuring illustrations by Coules. Read full book review >

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KATHLEEN, PLEASE COME HOME by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1978

"Of course this sort of material has an enduring fascination for daydreaming stay-at-homes."
The diary of a runaway girl, whose dismal experiences are attributed largely to "going along" with a bad companion. Read full book review >

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SMALLTIME by Jerry Raine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 23, 1997

"But there's nothing false or tentative about his lightning sketch of his proles' weary desperation."
On his way to stick the day's receipts from his off-license in the night depository, Chris (who's too small-time even to have a last name) gets himself mugged. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE RIVER BENDS by Barry Raine
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2002

"Honest, biting, and at times terrifying."
A contained but fraught reckoning with a violent crime's fallout, sharply told by freelance journalist Raine, who was one of the victims. Read full book review >

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FILTHY RICH  by Raine Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"More steamy than dreamy. Do yourself a favor and skip to the good parts."
Brooke Casterley is barely holding it together, working two jobs and caring for her aging grandmother. Caleb Blackstone, on the other hand, has everything he could want—money, women, and power. Why does all his success feel so hollow? Could it be that Brooke is what his life is missing? Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 5, 1994

"Flatly presented nonsense with a huge and confusing cast. (Author tour)"
Clearly an impostor from the first page, this tedious impersonation of a novel by the prolific British poet, critic, and lyricist gets more infuriating as it goes along. Read full book review >

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THE ANATOMY OF VIOLENCE by Adrian Raine
Released: April 30, 2013

"While Raine explicitly rules out any notion that biology is destiny, and the implication that criminologists such as himself are modern-day eugenicists, his questionable political conclusions are sure to be controversial, especially in the context of the current debate on guns and the prevention of violence."
Neurocriminologist Raine (Criminology, Psychiatry and Psychology/Univ. of Pennsylvania; Crime and Schizophrenia, 2006, etc.) asserts that "revolutionary advances into brain imaging are opening a new window in the biological basis of crime." Read full book review >

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ORANGE CHEEKS by Jay O'Callahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Raine's impressionistic, rather formal paintings nicely capture the boy's feelings, especially his loving relationship with Grandma. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A well-known storyteller evokes the emotions and conflicts of childhood with a somewhat discursive story about a four-year- old who gets into mischief, half on purpose, on a visit to Grandma's—though his mother has threatened that ``if there's any trouble you won't go overnight for a year.'' Mom has cautioned that Grandma can be ``a grump,'' but Grandma helps Willie cover up; then, when Willie almost lets the cat out of the bag, she explains the ``trouble''—``The trouble was Willie and I didn't have enough time together.'' Not quite trusting his readers, O'Callahan stretches words for emphasis (``No troubl-l-l-llllle ma-ma-a-a-a''); the drama and nuances of this warmly perceptive story might be enhanced by an accomplished reader, but children Willie's age may like a simple delivery just as well. Read full book review >

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A Crowded Heart by Andrea McKenzie Raine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"A military tale explores the strengths and frailties of the human mind in the aftermath of war."
A soldier struggles to come to terms with the psychological impact of war in this historical novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 1998

"This elegiac odyssey toward understanding will speak to anyone who has undergone a similar disaster and brings lightt o a subject generally cloaked in darkness. (Author tour)"
An exquisitely written account of a personal journey to hell and back. Read full book review >