Search Results: "Lisa Dickey"


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BEARS IN THE STREETS by Lisa Dickey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An affecting travelogue that reveals true Russian personality."
Adventures in Russia over three trips in 20 years. Read full book review >

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HERBIE HANCOCK by Herbie Hancock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A warm, inspiring book by a man who seems to have little ego despite a career spent near the peak of his art. Recommended reading for jazz aficionados."
One of the most innovative and admired jazz musicians of his generation reminisces about his career. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Fans of the Houston ladies will laugh, cry and beg for more. The rest of us will shrug and move on."
A talented, flawed artist, seen through the eyes of a loving, forgiving mother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Empowering, motivating and just a tad self-indulgent."
A former mayor of San Francisco introduces methodology to improve citizens' interaction with their government through the Internet. Read full book review >

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GHOSTLAND by Colin Dickey
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An intriguing but somewhat uneven exploration of things unseen."
"If you want to understand a place, ignore the boasting monuments and landmarks, and go straight to the haunted houses." Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1968

"The best pieces here are the tributes to Roethke, Aiken, Marianne Moore, and the solid analyses of five classics."
James Dickey's reputation as a critic is based on plain speaking and the lauding of sound, humane, even homey values. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 13, 1970

"Alas, lately he has shown a hunger to be king of the hill; foolishly reaching to the sky he can only embarrass his admirers."
It is hard to be a religious poet, even, or especially, in the pantheist, humanist, autobiographical twentieth century mode of James Dickey. Read full book review >

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TO THE WHITE SEA by James Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A ruthless adventure of body and soul by a writer of mature- -even awesome—powers."
Dickey doesn't write many novels—three in 23 years—but he makes every one count. Read full book review >

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THE STRENGTH OF FIELDS by James Dickey
Released: Dec. 1, 1979

"This is a pleasant, sometimes inspired, new collection."
In a mode similar to that of his last book, Zodiac—the translation of a shipwrecked Dutchman's mad musing—many of these poems are Dickey's own sprawling, slightly mad narratives. Read full book review >

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INNOCENT BLOOD by Christopher Dickey
Released: June 1, 1997

"As a result, the sporadically suspenseful narrative lacks the menace it obviously was intended to have in recounting the metamorphosis of a likely all-American lad into an alienated avenger."
A first novel from Newsweek correspondent Dickey (Expats, 1990, etc.) that honorably attempts—and ultimately fails—to detail the making of a latter-day terrorist. Read full book review >

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POEMS, 1957-1967 by James Dickey
Released: June 1, 1967

"Masculine, compassionate, essentially conservative, Dickey's poems are incarnations of remembered joy and pain, a quietly intense celebration of the senses, an acceptance of the inherently tragic yet wonder-awakening landscape of man—the qualities, in short, of a good national poet circa the sixties."
James Dickey, fresh from winning a National Book Award and an appointment as Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress, has also recently been enshrined in one of Life magazine's pictorial essays where the Dow Jones rating was a smashing "presently the hottest of emerging U.S. poets." Read full book review >

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THE ZODIAC by James Dickey
Released: Oct. 8, 1976

"Intense and ardent solipsism, not Dickey at his best."
The Zodiac is a long poem, a short book; as Dickey explains in a prefatory note, it's loosely based on another poem of the same title, written by a Dutch sailor before his death by storm at sea in 1940. Read full book review >