Search Results: "Larzer Ziff"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Written in a velvety professorial voice, these excellent vignettes of five exemplary travelers provide a steady pulse of context and critique, amply demonstrating how travel literature helped shape a national identity. (21 color illustrations)"
A deeply intelligent, chin-in-hand rumination on the nature of American travel-writing, or at least a selection thereof, from the Revolutionary War to the outbreak of WWI, by literary historian Ziff (Writing in the New Nation, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZIFF: A LIFE? by Alan Lelchuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Smart and accurate, but definitely for a crowd already in-the-know."
A teasingly postmodern depiction of a writer asked to pen a biography of a friend who's headed for the Nobel Prize in literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORT ZIFF IS NOT DEAD by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A wonderful read told with elegant simplicity. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A nostalgic blend of 1960s culture and enduring family dynamics combine in Fagan's humorous yarn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHT YEARS by Emily Ziff  Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A supernatural romantic thriller that defies convention. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A deadly pandemic killing hundreds of thousands can only be stopped by one girl's unique way of interacting with the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEET HECKERTY by Jan Ziff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2014

"A good, entry-level app, gratifyingly easy if also easy to move beyond. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
An elemental story of a forgetful witch. Read full book review >