Search Results: "Lillian Morrison"


BOOK REVIEW

TONI MORRISON by Barbara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"This book will inspire readers and allow them to see that focus, hard work, and discipline have given Morrison and her work a prominent perch in our literary heritage. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
An extremely well-written and powerful entry in the African- American Biographies series about a young girl who became a writer and went on to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Read full book review >

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JIM MORRISON by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1991

"Sixty-five color and 65 b&w photos boost the Jones; the 40 color and 75 b&w photos that accompany the Dylan were not seen."
Incandescent rock star Jim Morrison doused his own fire by drowning, drugged, in a Paris bathtub 20 years ago. Read full book review >

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VAN MORRISON by Johnny Rogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sprightly despite its amplitude, a narrative of propulsive drive that is also a reflective, associative piece of social history."
Nearly breath-by-breath biography of the influential Irish musician who has made a dent in rock, blues, folk, country and jazz. Read full book review >

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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 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 >

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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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MORE SPICE THAN SUGAR by Lillian Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Morrison closes with notes on the historical figures here, though no information about the poets—still, this makes uplifting reading, meriting a place alongside Ann Whitford Paul's All By Herself (1999) and Isabel Joshlin Glaser's Dreams of Glory: Poems Starring Girls (1995). (Poetry. 8-12)"
" ‘ . . . i'm gonna beat / out my own rhythm,' " proclaims the child in Nikki Giovanni's "The Drum," and Morrison (I Scream You Scream, 1997, etc.) expands on that theme with 44 more forthrightly feminist declarations. Read full book review >

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GUESS AGAIN! by Lillian Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"At times clever, but mostly unsatisfying, this just misses its mark. (Poetry. 6-9)"
More than 20 clever riddles keep the pages turning as two children make their way through their days. Read full book review >

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WHISTLING THE MORNING IN by Lillian Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 1992

"Nice. (Poetry. 5-10)"
A few of these 28 brief offerings have appeared in periodicals, but most are ``New Poems'' from a favorite poet, perhaps best known for her anthologies on sports (Sprints and Distances, 1965). 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 >

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LILLIAN ON LIFE by Alison Jean Lester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A slim novel that feels just perfect—each thought measured, each syllable counted, a kind of haiku to an independent woman."
In a remarkably confident debut, a woman's life is revealed through fragments and meditations hinting at a life of great daring and unrealized dreams. Read full book review >