Search Results: "Michael Holroyd"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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ON WHEELS by Michael Holroyd
NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2013

"An entertaining personal essay, short and sweet, about the cars in the life of Holroyd."
Prodigious British biographer and memoirist Holroyd (A Book of Secrets, 2011, etc.) tells of memorable automobiles in his life and in the lives of those about whom he has written. Read full book review >

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MOSAIC by Michael Holroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Navel-gazing, then, but redeemed by the author's rich power of memory and mellifluous voice: the telling's the thing, not the story."
Veteran biographer Holroyd (Bernard Shaw, 1998, etc.) digs up some more material on his most recent subject: his own family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Purportedly Holroyd's 'last book,' this is an elegant literary study by a seasoned biographer and wonderfully engaging writer."
An elegiac work of literary archaeology by the knighted British biographer of Bernard Shaw and Lytton Strachey. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2009

"A crowded, thoroughly captivating canvas of cultural history."
Biographer and memoirist Holroyd (Mosaic, 2004, etc.) re-creates the separate and shared histories of two theater immortals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Holroyd keeps a lightly even voice throughout so that every word Shaw utters—and he is clearly the greatest wit in the English language—glistens with intelligence against his fading hopes for humanity. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Triumphant closing of Holroyd's massive life of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1951), begun with The Search for Love (1988) and The Pursuit of Power (1989)—a work 15 years in the writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL COLLINS by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Despite minor shortcomings, this is the best life of Collins now available, published just in time to coincide with Neil Jordan's film Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson in the lead role."
A stirring, comprehensive life of the great Irish patriot. ``If you think you understand what's going on, you're just confused,'' says a graffito current in Belfast. Read full book review >