Search Results: "Kathryn Davis"


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MILES DAVIS by Ron Frankl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

A superb short biography in the Black Americans of Achievement series. Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 2012

"A thorough treatment from an atheistic perspective, with numerous examples but few original hypotheses."
Luce sets out to explain why only science and logic are reliable guides for morality. Read full book review >

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BETTE DAVIS by David Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Indispensable additions to any American film library."
The stars shine bright in this series of brief biographies of four of classic Hollywood's most enduring icons. Read full book review >

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BETTE DAVIS by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Excellent especially on Davis's tics and mannerisms and how they undermined her ferocious energy and greater possibilities. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
Strong, honest, vivid biography of a colossal egoist, by the author of distinguished lives of Rita Hayworth (If This Was Happiness, 1989), Orson Welles, and Roman Polanski. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON DAVIS by William C. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 1991

"A dispassionate, well-researched, and skillful biography of a complex and controversial figure. (Sixteen pages of b&w illustrations—not seen.)"
A fine, objective portrait in paradox, shrewdly detailing how Jefferson Davis's character flaws rendered him woefully unsuited to be President of the Confederacy. Read full book review >

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HELL by Kathryn Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 1998

Davis's third (The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf, 1993) is a tour de force made up of the surreal and the poetic, of skillful shifts in voices, settings, and eras—but, under the pyrotechnics, with a nagging sense of there being primarily the familiar and well trodden. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO TROD ON A LOAF by Kathryn Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 1993

"Artifice and reality clash, then merge, in this strange and visionary novel."
Davis's second novel is as lyrically intense as Labrador (1988) and is also set in a cold, remote landscape—heightening the operatic passions of this dense, fabulistic invention. Read full book review >

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THE THIN PLACE by Kathryn Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2006

"A delightful, surprise-filled narrative: Davis's best yet."
Metamorphosis, resurrection and the mysterious ways in which all living things are connected are the themes of Davis's homespun magical-realist sixth novel (Versailles, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >