Search Results: "Matt Dickinson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"If Dickinson's spirit was as sour on the mountain as it is in this book, his partners would be forgiven for wondering which was the greater menace: the cruelty of the high-altitude world or Dickinson's presence in it. (16 pages color photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Everest again, May 1996 again, this time on the Tibetan side, in a tedious, self-obsessed account from filmmaker Dickinson. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 1984

"Still, it moves crisply from crisis to crisis—as the academic milieu meshes nicely with the slightly precious sensibility at work here; and competent line drawings enhance the ambience."
Scholars have come from near and far to attend a centennial Emily D. symposium in Amherst, Mass.—with some of them housed in the poet's old dwelling, now a museum. Read full book review >

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EMILY DICKINSON by Emily Dickinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"This arresting edition makes for a wonderful introduction to Dickinson's poetry that's sure to captivate all ages. (introduction, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Poetry. 8-12)"
An illustrated Dickinson primer for young and old. Read full book review >

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THE DIARY OF EMILY DICKINSON by Jamie Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"Lovely in conception, words, character, detail—but extraordinarily motionless and still."
A private diary kept by the poet at age 37 (March 1867-April 1868), with introduction and notes by its imaginary scholarly editor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Seemingly unswayed by our era's critical grandstanding, this professor of English reminds us that visionary criticism is an act of possibility whose highest task is not persuasion but expansion of minds."
As demonstrated in these essays (most of which appeared in the Hudson Review), Pritchard's sympathetic, kinetic engagement with the canon has always distinguished him from other voices of the academy. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Investigative journalism at its relentless and compassionate best."
An award-winning journalist uncovers the suppressed story behind the death of Matthew Shepard, the gay University of Wyoming student whose 1998 murder rocked the nation. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND MATT AND HENA THE WHORE by Adam Zameenzad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1993

"Much powerful writing, and the events described have all too many parallels, but cumulatively more homily than novel."
Also from Zameenzad (see above): a well-meaning, often mystical story of children trying to survive in war-torn Africa—a story with special resonances considering the situation in Somalia but one that makes more for inspiration than literature. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF EMILY DICKINSON by Jerome Charyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2010

"An irreverent novel—at turns both comic and febrile—that connects us to Dickinson's longings and eccentricities."
Charyn (Johnny One-Eye, 2008, plus more than 40 other books) takes on Emily Dickinson's private life—what was she doing all those years she was shut up in Amherst? Read full book review >

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Reading Emily Dickinson in Icelandic by Eva Heisler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2013

"A vivid setting, fresh imagery and a heartfelt search for meaning easily make up for a handful of minor flaws."
An evocative new collection of literary-minded verse from the winner of the 2006 Chelsea Poetry Prize and the 2011 Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America. Read full book review >

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MIA, MATT AND THE LAZY GATOR by Annie Langois
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Though the design and layout suggest a young target audience, the advanced vocabulary (writhe, posterity and discreetly all appear on a single page) as well as the romantic focus—sweethearts, smooches and spooning all making an appearance—will make this one a hard sell to the early elementary crowd. (Fiction. 6-9)"
This early chapter book is a somewhat awkward translation from the French original. Read full book review >

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EMILY DICKINSON: GODDESS OF THE VOLCANO by Despina Lala-Crist
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"A highly personal view of Dickinson's words and spirit that will find an appreciative audience among the poet's kindred spirits."
A series of linked passions runs through the famed poet's life in this fictionalized biography. Read full book review >