Search Results: "Matthew Faulkner"


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FAULKNER, MISSISSIPPI by Édouard Glissant
Released: April 1, 1999

"A sharp, challenging, and wholly unique tour of Yoknapatawpha County."
An elegant, erudite, and at times baffling reconsideration of Faulkner by a giant of Caribbean literature. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW A.B.C. by Peter Catalanotto
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A stunning play of art and verbal imagination. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The backgrounds to the illustrations in Catalanotto's inspired alphabet book may remind readers of Mark Rothko's paintings, but the portraits of the characters in the foregrounds of the bifurcated color fields are uniformly droll. Mrs. Tuttle's kindergarten class has 25 students, all named Matthew, and most with jug ears and gap-toothed smiles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"Written with calm authority and offering a plausible new thesis, this is a worthwhile introduction to the next century of Faulkner."
In this persuasive intellectual biography, Singal makes sense of Faulkner's thought by viewing him as caught between the cultures of the Victorian and Modernist eras. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW UNSTRUNG by Kate Seago
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Uneven but often engrossing. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A harrowing, if roughly constructed debut, based on the experiences of the author's grandfather; this tale of a student with a learning disability who is driven into a nervous breakdown is set in the early years of this century, when treatment of insanity was still firmly fixed in the Dark Ages. Read full book review >

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GETTING RID OF MATTHEW by Jane Fallon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Fallon's debut is sharp enough, but a languishing plot dulls the author's wit."
The other woman attempts to make amends in this debut novel from Fallon, a U.K. television producer and partner of comedian Ricky Gervais. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM FAULKNER: AMERICAN WRITER by Frederick R. Karl
Released: May 22, 1989

Like Karl's previous elephantine biography, Joseph Conrad: The Three Lives (1978), this new one contains a surfeit of information accompanied by portentous commentaries in graceless prose. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2009

"Honest and inspiring."
A mother's memoir of her young son, his murder and the effect on a galvanized public. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW WHEELOCK'S WALL by Frances Ward Weller
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Truly outstanding in every way: a book of rare insight and beauty. (Picture book. 4+)"
Old Matthew and his horse cleared a pasture, 100 years ago, putting the biggest rocks in a trench and saving the others. Read full book review >

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THE FAULKNER READER by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1954

"Personally, Faulkner can stand on the short stories rather than the novels and novellas (of which three are included), and among these short stories are several that are unforgettable,- A Rose for Emily, Barn Burning and Turnabout, all included here."
Three decades of Faulkner's writing are spanned in these selections he has made from his own work. Read full book review >

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UNCOLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM FAULKNER by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1979

"Academic interest exclusively."
Twenty of the stories here were subsequently re-hammered into such Faulkner novels as The Hamlet, Go Down, Moses, and The Mansion; where and just how they were changed will be of obvious interest to scholars and students of Faulkner's work (and their numbers are legion). Read full book review >

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SELECTED LETTERS OF WILLIAM FAULKNER by William Faulkner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1976

"Blotner's explanatory footnotes are helpful and concise."
These letters, written between 1918 and 1962, and selected and edited by the author of Faulkner: A Biography, may disappoint the majority of readers; they yield neither the picture of private affairs and sentiments nor the record of compositional experimentation that, for example, Virginia Woolf's correspondence does. Read full book review >