Search Results: "Pauline Kael"


BOOK REVIEW

PAULINE KAEL by Brian Kellow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"Like Kael's own books, this bio is a page-turner."
The first biography of arguably the most influential and controversial film critic at a turning point in cinema history. Read full book review >

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PAULINE by Georg Hallensleben
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"The spreads are presented from a weasel's-eye-view are particularly captivating and reinforce Pauline's small stature and mighty impact. (Picture book. 3-6.)"
Pauline (32 pp.; $16.00; Oct. 5; 0-374-35758-7) The illustrator of Kate Banks's many books (The Bird, the Monkey, and the Snake in the Jungle, p. 62, etc,) goes solo for a tale that proves children's suspicion that bigger isn't always better. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 1994

"That's the pleasure of a book like this: Nearly everything in it was written in the heat of the moment, and as a record of American popular culture it offers the eclectic reactions of one quirky intelligence."
Think of this as the Riverside Shakespeare of longtime New Yorker film critic Kael's writing: It's not the complete works, but it's close. Read full book review >

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HOOKED by Pauline Kael
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Released: March 29, 1989

Another collection of acerbic and X-ray perceptive film commentary from the veteran New Yorker film critic. Read full book review >

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SONTAG & KAEL by Craig Seligman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"Readable and intelligent, but what's the point?"
Editor/journalist Seligman debuts with an analysis of his two favorite critics, one of whom he loves, the other of whom he . . . admires. Read full book review >

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PAULINE BONAPARTE by Flora Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2009

"Pauline's blandishments grow quickly tedious, but Fraser does a lively job of delineating the story of her audacious clan."
Napoleon's younger sister—beautiful but not particularly compelling—receives effusive treatment from English biographer Fraser (Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CITIZEN KANE BOOK by Pauline Kael
Released: Oct. 28, 1971

"Miss Kael's piece is, expectably, spankingly entertaining as well as informative and the dual project will have its new-old appeal."
The only name that doesn't belong above is that of Orson Welles', for if Citizen Kane was not only his greatest movie but is still as fresh as the day that it opened, he had nothing to do with "The Shooting Script" which, along with takes from it, and notes by Gary Carey, constitute three quarters of this book. Read full book review >

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CODE NAME PAULINE by Pearl Witherington Cornioley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A gripping, true story of a courageous secret agent fighting behind enemy lines, as riveting as any work of historical fiction. (photographs, source notes, bibliography) (Memoir. 12-18)"
One of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters shares her remarkable, heroic story in this revealing chronicle of her experiences as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive. Read full book review >

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THE MARQUISE and PAULINE by George Sand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 1999

"Sand is an important enough figure to merit posthumous publication and translation, but little here will interest anyone not already very interested in her."
Two novellas by the celebrated 19th-century French novelist, translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR COLORS WITH LILY AND MILO by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"These lovable characters in simple, recognizable scenes will easily engage toddlers in basic language development. (Picture book. 18 mos.-3)"
Lily, a bunny, and Milo, a mouse, have fun identifying colors throughout their playtime. Read full book review >

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THE MIRROR TEST by J. Kael Weston
NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2016

"Vivid pages soaked with blood, reverberating with cries of pain, loss, and regret."
A former U.S. State Department official who spent seven consecutive war years in Iraq and Afghanistan debuts with a damning memoir about our lies, failures, and horrors in the region. Read full book review >