Search Results: "Nicole Hollander"


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BECOMING NICOLE by Amy Ellis Nutt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A timely, significant examination of the distinction between sexual affinity and sexual identity."
How a politically conservative middle-class family defended their transgender daughter against bigotry and won a groundbreaking legal victory affirming gender identity. Read full book review >

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I’M ALL DRESSED! by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A fun look at the battle most often waged between preschoolers and their parents. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In the latest of the Just Being Me series, a preschooler asserts his independence and dresses himself for his Grandpa's birthday party. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MESSES! by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"The power of suggestion is strong—tread cautiously. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A curious preschooler explores her world and makes a mess. Read full book review >

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PANDORA BY HOLLY HOLLANDER by Gene Wolfe
Released: Dec. 19, 1990

Fairly straightforward murder mystery from gifted fantasist Wolfe (most recently Castleview, p. 230). Read full book review >

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THE WORK OF POETRY by John Hollander
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1997

"He smites, he laments, but he also enlightens."
Cautionary words about poetry from an idiosyncratic and surprising critic and poet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"The idea of such a comparative study has merit, but Hollander's analytically weak and ideologically top-heavy effort is more polemical conservatism than sound scholarship."
More counterculture-bashing from sociologist Hollander (Univ. of Massachusetts), here continuing in the form of a comparative review of anti-American sentiments around the world the campaign he began in Political Pilgrims (1981) and The Survival of the Adversary Culture (1988—not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Some will be offended, but this groundbreaking volume's artistic merit is indisputable."
A welcome opportunity for book readers to discover the pleasures of a periodical that was to the Reagan-Bush era what Evergreen Review was to the 1950s. Read full book review >

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CHILD NO MORE by Xaviera Hollander
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2002

"Published simultaneously with a 30th-anniversary edition of The Happy Hooker, which was a lot more fun."
The notorious madam returns with a memoir of her parents. Read full book review >

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L.I.E. by David Hollander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"One finishes L.I.E. both frustrated by its vagueness and, paradoxically, confident that its talented author is capable of better work."
Formal innovations are the most interesting features of this rangy first novel, which assembles ten interrelated stories and a brief coda to trace the uneasy maturing of a Long Island teenager. Read full book review >

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FEEDING THE EYE by Anne Hollander
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"While Hollander's intellectualism may verge on the academic, her passion for exploring the symbolism of art and clothing is anything but."
What might have been an unstable mix of essays and reviews on a variety of art forms—dance, film, fashion, and painting—instead coalesces into a thematically sound and richly varied collection. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1994

"Still, despite its un-hip feel, a coherent defense of fashion's integrity. (45 b&w photos, not seen)"
Art historian Hollander tries to set the record straight about the ``tyranny'' of fashion and to clear its bad name, making a reasonably strong case but offering a surprisingly lifeless account in the process. Read full book review >