Search Results: "Larkin Warren"


BOOK REVIEW

PHILIP LARKIN by Andrew Motion
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"Sure to be the standard life for some time, this cadaverous book seems dead to Larkin's amazing sense of humor, one of the sources of his poetic achievement. (Photos)"
One of three literary executors of British poet Philip Larkin (1922-85), fellow poet Motion (The Lamberts, 1987) ill serves his subject with this drab, exhaustive biography full of bland literary criticism and inappropriate psychologizing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

"So: a valentine to an allocator of capital who, by almost all accounts, is a credit to his demanding profession. (Photographs— not seen.)"
If diligence alone could yield a revealing portrait, Kilpatrick's biography of Warren Buffett—arguably the world's most astute, honest, and successful investor—would be a ten-strike. Read full book review >

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PHILIP LARKIN by James Booth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Definitive in its scope and detail but somewhat too hagiographic."
A scholar who has published previously about Philip Larkin (1922-1985) returns with a full-meal biography glowing with admiration. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2012

"A genuinely important book that casts the problem of sex trafficking in America into stunning, heartbreaking relief."
A California attorney and youth advocate's rivetingly raw account of the years she spent as a runaway, juvenile delinquent and prostitute. Read full book review >

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TAKING BACK MY LIFE by Nancy Ziegenmeyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Skip Eileen Ross's Savage Shadows (p. 1458) and look to this for insight into a rape victim's experience and the way she courageously used it to raise consciousness about this form of violence. (Film rights sold to CBS-TV.)"
A rape victim's compelling story is combined here with a provocative examination of the issues raised by the crime from the perspectives of the victim, her husband, the counselor who treated her at a rape crisis center, the prosecutor and defense attorney in the case, and the newspaper editor who brought the story to national prominence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARL WARREN by Christine L. Compston
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 18, 2002

"But this is an adequate start. (chronology, further reading by and about Warren, index, picture credits, text credits) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Earl Warren, attorney general of Alameda County, California, and later of the State of California, then Governor of California, and finally Chief Justice of the United States, changed the judicial system and expanded civil rights and liberties. Read full book review >

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WARREN BEATTY by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1994

"No sensational revelations here: just the glitz behind the tinsel."
The author of Five for Hollywood (1991) comes up with a galloping, hard-breathing bio of Beatty that recycles the gossip about his love life against the plots of his films. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"But to Thwaite's credit, he annotates with a light hand, ensuring that no one interested in Larkin or the course of modern poetry can afford to ignore this spectacular volume. (Illustrations)"
Readers of Andrew Motion's recent biography (p. 646) of Larkin (d. 1985), who's now recognized as one of the great poets of our century, won't be surprised by the revelations in this generous selection of letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Warren Lane by Andrew Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"Pathos plus characters who are puppets of fate equals a pleasant melodrama."
In Diamond's debut, a random series of events leads to five adrift people tangled up in each other's lives, with sometimes-disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXTRAORDINARY WARREN by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The simple line drawings are charming. The text is a matter of taste. It will be a hit with fans of borscht-belt humor. Everyone else may be driven…CRAZY. (Graphic fiction. 6-9)"
This is a story that keeps interrupting itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARREN OATES by Susan Compo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"An informative, welcome portrait of an underappreciated American icon."
Never quite a star, actor's actor Warren Oates gets his due in a lively biography. Read full book review >

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KATE LARKIN, THE BONE EXPERT by Lindsey Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Children are always interested in accidents and broken bones and will respond to this straightforward tale of how Kate spent her summer holiday. (glossary, related activities) (Fiction. 7-9)"
Eight-year-old Kate Larkin becomes a bone expert when she breaks her humerus, "the bone between the elbow and shoulder," as she explains. Read full book review >