Search Results: "Paul Mariani"


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GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS by Paul Mariani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2008

"A revealing portrait of a unique talent, a deeply religious artist who saw God's wonder and mystery in all."
The intensely private, pious, sometimes melancholic and tortured life of the English Jesuit whose remarkable poems did not appear until a quarter-century after his death. Read full book review >

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LOST PURITAN by Paul Mariani
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A welcome volume about a Rabelaisian monster of a man and a poet, made timelier by the recent publication of Elizabeth Bishop's letters. (photos, not seen)"
A generously sympathetic and artistically astute account of one poet by another, the author also of a biography of John Berryman (Dreamsong, 1990). Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN TOWER by Paul Mariani
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"It is a compelling story, and Mariani tells it with the kind of insight and psychological acuity worthy of a great Russian novelist."
A superbly wrought, movingly told biography of the great American poäte maudit, author of the epic The Bridge. Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE HARMONIUM by Paul Mariani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A solid, if not fully revealing, biography."
The life of a venerated, enigmatic poet. Read full book review >

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AMERICA EATS OUT by John Mariani
Released: Oct. 22, 1991

"For libraries, Mariani's account can function further as a handy time-line of American gastronomy; and, not least, the 200 b&w photos to come promise a banquet for browsers."
In a brisk, chronological narrative, Mariani, Esquire's food and travel correspondent, surveys American eateries from menu-less Colonial taverns to Delmonico's opulent Paris-style restaurant in early 19th-century New York to Bern's, a garish and extravagant Tampa steakhouse that he calls ``the most remarkable [and] one of the most famous restaurants in the entire world.'' Mariani's straightforward history has little in common with another recent survey, the Sterns' wittier, more entertaining American Gourmet (p. 1004). Read full book review >

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HOW ITALIAN FOOD CONQUERED THE WORLD by John Mariani
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"Informed and enlightening, loving and luscious."
Italian food is great—no, world-altering—writes Esquire food and wine correspondent Mariani (The Italian-American Cookbook, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HOPE VENDETTA by Scott Mariani
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"A solid thriller that leaves you thinking it could have been much better."
On the brink of suicide following his wife's death, one-time British special-forces operative Ben Hope is intent on putting his violent past behind him and studying religion at Oxford. But when a family friend's daughter, a renowned biblical archaeologist, goes missing in Greece—and the young friend Ben sent to find her is killed in a bombing—Ben is forced to dust off his killing skills and spring back into action. Read full book review >

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THE MOZART CONSPIRACY by Scott Mariani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"Mariani likes to separate his heroes so that he can cut back and forth between them as they're getting simultaneously ambushed in equally picturesque locales. Nor is he averse to a high body count. Apart from the rumor that he was poisoned, though, don't expect to learn much about Mozart."
Mariani's debut is a globetrotting action fantasy with one eye fixed firmly on The Da Vinci Code and the other on Hollywood. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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OLIVER AND HIS EGG by Paul Schmid
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Still, this young boy's imagination is a powerful force for helping him deal with life, something that should be true for all children but sadly isn't. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Oliver, of first-day-of-school alligator fame, is back, imagining adventures and still struggling to find balance between introversion and extroversion. Read full book review >