Search Results: "Michael Schmidt"


BOOK REVIEW

LIVES OF THE POETS by Michael Schmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1999

"Monumental, yes, but seldom dull."
A monumental history of English-language poetry, told through the lives and works of its most important practitioners by the editor of PN Review, a director of Carcanet Press. Read full book review >

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THE NOVEL by Michael Schmidt
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2014

"'I set out to write this book without an overarching theory of the novel,' Schmidt admits. 'I had no point to prove.' He does, however, prove his wide-ranging reading tastes, his ability to weave a colorful literary tapestry and his conviction that the novel is irrepressible."
Writers, reading, invigorate the novel. That is both the theme and plot of Schmidt's (Poetry/Glasgow Univ.; The Stories of My Life, 2013, etc.) encyclopedic compendium tracing the novel over 700 years. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST POETS by Michael Schmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2005

"An exciting work of scholarship by a masterly poet."
A dense, spirited, deeply thoughtful prequel to English poet and editor Schmidt's Lives of the Poets (1999). Read full book review >

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LOOSE LEASHES  by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"For those who find hilarity in anthropomorphism this may be a desirable read, but it is difficult to see any need to add it to any but the largest poetry collections. (Poetry. 8-12)"
From a Boston terrier blowing a giant pink bubble to a solemn Weimaraner on artfully placed ice skates, this picture book plays sometimes amusing games with illustrations and viewers' minds. Read full book review >

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DOG-GONE SCHOOL by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though some may dub the collection doggerel, dog lovers beginning school will be enchanted. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
Author Schmidt has crafted 16 poems, in different forms, about school, and aside from a couple of canine-specific outliers, any of these could be about a child's school day. Read full book review >

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IN THE FLESH by Ane Schmidt
Released: May 13, 1996

"As compelling as it is uncomfortable to read, the novel succeeds brilliantly as a composed portrayal of a woman who abandons herself to sensation in every form."
In The Flesh ($17.95; May 13, 1996; 116 pp.; 0-87951-655-0). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Entertaining and educational; a welcome find for parents and kids looking to get hooked on a new series."
In this new author-illustrated children's series, a young amphibian struggles to save his home and sees the world in the process. Read full book review >

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HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH by Tiffany  Schmidt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 19, 2015

"A decent girl-power twist on an old fairy tale for thriller lovers. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Many parents are overprotective, but perhaps none more so than the Landlows with their daughter, Penelope, whom they forbid anyone even to touch. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE by Tiffany  Schmidt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Predictable but with some sweet moments. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Prim Brighton, a high school junior, agrees to accompany sullen Jonah to a party only after the senior reluctantly promises to participate in a community-service project. Soon, sparks are flying in this opposites-attract romance. Read full book review >

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The Boy and the Dolphin by Dick Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"A delightful and humorous wish-fulfillment tale about interspecies bonding, engaging until the very end."
A debut novel follows an orphan living in a Bahamas resort who aids a baby dolphin. Read full book review >

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COLLECTED NOVELLAS by Arno Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

One narrative of cultural history runs like this: As contributions to 20th-century high modernism, the English-speaking world gave us Joyce; the French gave us Proust; and the Germans gave us Hitler. Read full book review >

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SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE by Sarah Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"There are books about murder and there are books about imploding families; this is the rare novel that seamlessly weaves the two together, asking as many questions as it answers."
A fictional reimagining of real-life murders so infamous they earned its alleged perpetrator her own playground rhyme and ax-wielders everywhere a catchy chopping song, even if the killer's guilt was never firmly established. Read full book review >