Search Results: "Lillian Ross"


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PORTRAIT OF HEMINGWAY by Lillian Ross

"The first - not the most."
This portrait of Hemingway is a "Profile" which was originally done for The New Yorker in 1947, introduced by a prologue touching on the continuity of their friendship which began at that time, his generosity towards her (as towards many other writers), and briefly the unexpected response to the "Profile" which many found "devastating" although it met this magazine's criteria of objectivity and high fidelity (and the subject's approval). Read full book review >

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HERE BUT NOT HERE by Lillian Ross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Both too quirky and too chatty; Ross is at her best when sticking to writers, writing, and Shawn's editing. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An informative if scattershot account by Ross (Takes,1983, etc.) of her 40-year romance with New Yorker editor William Shawn. Read full book review >

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REPORTING ALWAYS by Lillian Ross
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Readable and rewarding and, though more than a touch old-fashioned, full of exemplary reporting."
An anthology of New Yorker stories form a living bridge to journalism's golden age—which, as it happens, wasn't all that long ago.Read full book review >

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REPORTING BACK by Lillian Ross
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2002

"A reminder that many fascinating folk reside on Memory Lane."
With generous selections from a half-century's work, veteran New Yorker reporter Ross (Here But Not Here, 1998, etc.) reflects on writing, celebrities, her career, friends, and family. Read full book review >

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THE FUN OF IT by Lillian Ross
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 8, 2001

"An irresistible little treat for the New Yorker purists and latter-day fans all the same."
Seventy-five years' worth of the New Yorker's pithy, upfront mini-portraits of people and their times. 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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BARNEY ROSS by Douglas Century
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"A strikingly researched work that's rich with perspective on Jews in America."
Moving biography of the 1930s boxer who fought his way out of a Jewish ghetto in Chicago to become a World Champion and a genuine World War II hero. 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 >

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THE YEARS WITH ROSS by James Thurber
Released: May 28, 1959

"Thurber's drawings will enhance this commemorative."
A biography, which is also a composite picture, of the mainspring of the New Yorker, presents Harold Wallace Ross during his 27 year marriage to that magazine, as the author, and many others, knew and remembered him. 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 >