Search Results: "Lawrence Weschler"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2004

"A welcome addition to Weschler's body of work."
Fugitive essays that touch on the sublime beauty of the world—and its naked weirdness, and the strangeness and murderousness of humans, and other such tropes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOGGS by Lawrence Weschler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"An intelligent, ironic, and entertaining text about making money, from an accomplished reporter. (illustrations)"
J.S.G. Boggs, the artist who draws money, is revisited by New Yorker staffer Weschler (Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, 1995; Calamities of Exile, 1998; etc.). Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING THAT RISES by Lawrence Weschler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Ultimately, readers attuned to Weschler's esoteric subject matter and obscure cultural references will no doubt enjoy this odd collection of delicacies. To others, the exercise may smack suspiciously of dilettantism."
Weschler's collection of eclectic essays, which reference Eastern European history, Vermeer, Einstein and Ground Zero, among other topics, will alternately enlighten, entertain, confound and confuse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1995

"A small jewel of a book, as intricate and astonishing as the wonders it describes. (b&w drawings, not seen)"
A staff writer for the New Yorker presents a whimsical and often profound tour of a truly curious museum and its highly ironic curator. Read full book review >

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WAVES PASSING IN THE NIGHT by Lawrence Weschler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An extended New Yorker-style profile of a public figure who is charismatic and interesting enough to deserve a fuller biography."
An odd but appealing portrait of an Academy Award-winning sound editor fascinated with a simple 18th-century equation that predicts the distance of planets and satellites from the central body. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"Piercing and timely essays that probe the profound ways in which modern totalitarianism 'turned out to be evil in a confoundingly complicated way.' (3 b&w photos, not seen)"
Beautiful but harrowing chronicles of three exiles that probe the moral and personal risks of their encounters with totalitarianism. Read full book review >

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LAWRENCE MILLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

In the winter of 1941, nine members of an Inuit community in a remote corner of the Hudson Bay died at the hands of three neighbors, one of whom proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ returning at the end of days. The victims were presumed to be safe harbors for the devil, and one of the killers, a teenage girl ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THIS LITTLE CHICK by John Lawrence
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The rhyme's not a cumulative one, but there's enough repetition to encourage even reticent young listeners to chime in. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Young fans of "Old MacDonald" and similar singalongs will "Moo," "Ribbit," and "Oink" right along with this adventurous chick, who wanders away from Mother Hen to find playmates of different species. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT MIGRATION by Jacob Lawrence
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"A splendid and unique visual evocation of a significant historical movement. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Sixty paintings (tempura on gesso; originals 12'' x 18'', some vertical, some horizontal), done in 1940-41, when this fine artist was in his early 20s. Read full book review >