Search Results: "Lillian Faderman"


BOOK REVIEW

NAKED IN THE PROMISED LAND by Lillian Faderman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2003

"Relentlessly honest and perceptive, but also loving toward an emotionally frail parent."
Noted gay-studies scholar Faderman (To Believe in Women, 1999, etc.) crafts one of those rare autobiographies that conscientiously detail the temptations of destructive behavior while also celebrating the resilience of the human spirit. Read full book review >

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MY MOTHER'S WARS by Lillian Faderman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Rich in source material and historical detail, the book suffers from the author's pulpy prose style. Still, worth reading for those interested in the lives of Jewish immigrants in New York and the spread of fascism in Eastern Europe in the 1930s."
Faderman (Naked in the Promised Land, 2004, etc.) reconstructs her mother's experiences as a Jewish immigrant in 1930s New York. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Overall, an essential and impassioned addition to American history by a notable lesbian scholar of our times. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A comprehensive and convincing history of how lesbian women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries pioneered the social reform and feminist movements of their time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Inspiring and necessary reading for all Americans interested in social justice."
The history of the struggle for gay rights in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

To lead off her anthology of lesbian literature, Faderman (English and Lesbian Studies/California State Univ., Fresno; Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, not reviewed, etc.) has chosen...Montaigne. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 1998

"These often painful stories expand on the cultural collision described by Anne Fadiman in The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (1997)."
An oral history that strongly conveys the searing social and emotional upheavals faced by tens of thousands of Hmong people who have fled communist Laos to live in this country. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Vital intellectual fare brimming with fascinating history."
An exceptionally literate, overstuffed chronicle of gay Tinseltown. Read full book review >

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LILLIAN HELLMAN by Dorothy Gallagher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Less a conventional biography than a critical appraisal of the subject's character, career and contradictions—not likely to add any luster to Hellman's tarnished reputation."
In her own memoirs, How I Came into My Inheritance (2001), Gallagher has shown herself to be an incisive, sharp-edged, darkly humorous writer, and these qualities help engage readers in a study of Lillian Hellman (1905-1984) that might otherwise seem mean-spirited. Read full book review >

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LILLIAN HELLMAN by Ruth Turk
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 10, 1995

"A welcome addition to an authoritative and lively collection of biographies. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction/biography. 9+)"
A thoughtful entry to the Lerner Biographies series, on the often controversial American playwright and memoirist. Read full book review >

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LILLIAN GISH by Charles Affron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"Too detailed for casual Hollywood buffs, but a solid addition to any serious film history collection."
An anti-hagiography that seeks, while remaining respectful of its screen-legend subject, to rescue the "real" Lillian Gish from the myths perpetuated by her authorized biographers and her own public self-presentation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"A rich, literate, compelling account with the spark of a Hellman play."
Out of the feuds, plays, movies and affairs of a complex life comes a sweeping, focused biography. Read full book review >

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LILLIAN ROXON by Robert Milliken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"A good enough introduction to Roxon, but much less interesting than she was."
Australian journalist Milliken resurrects the woman who shaped how Americans think about rock 'n' roll. Read full book review >