Search Results: "Phillip Lopate"


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GETTING PERSONAL by Phillip Lopate
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Displays in abundance the author's astonishing ability to listen to—and record in prose that approaches perfect—the music of his own thoughts as he sometimes stumbles, sometimes glides through life."
In a motley collection of previously published pieces, novelist and essayist Lopate examines with unique intelligence and an unforgiving eye everything from the smell of his navel to a film by Godard. Read full book review >

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THE ANCHOR ESSAY ANNUAL by Phillip Lopate
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Like a box of chocolates, full of surprises—and usually good ones: A few more collections of this caliber, and Anchor might just have an institution on its hands."
With essays by more than 25 writers from around the world, this collection presents a diverse and usually engaging, arguably comprehensive cross-section of some of today's best nonfiction. Read full book review >

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PORTRAIT OF MY BODY by Phillip Lopate
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A mature voice honestly and humorously addressing a variety of universals through carefully observed particulars."
At once intimate and objective, Lopate's (Bachelorhood, 1981, etc.) further personal essays meander through the latest stages of his life, continuing their sophisticated, witty explorations of it. Read full book review >

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PORTRAIT INSIDE MY HEAD by Phillip Lopate
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A master class on the pleasures of the English language well-wrought—a useful complement to his guide on writing literary nonfiction, To Show and to Tell, which will publish simultaneously."
Esteemed essayist and poet Lopate (At the End of the Day: Selected Poems and an Introductory Essay, 2010, etc.) offers "a motley collection of essays, personal and critical," loosely tied together around the theme of "the discovery of limitations, and learning to live with them." Read full book review >

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TO SHOW AND TO TELL by Phillip Lopate
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 12, 2012

"A useful collection of bracing thoughts and sinuous sentences."
One of the Earls of Essay returns with a collection that illustrates both his knowledge of the genre and his considerable skill in practicing it. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2004

"Is the evolving waterfront the key to New York City's destiny? Lopate thinks so, and he could convince readers with his intimate and urbane tour. (35 b&w photos, 2 maps)"
A reflective walk along Manhattan's shoreline—with attendant digressions historical, literary, architectural, practical, and subjective. Read full book review >

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TWO MARRIAGES by Phillip Lopate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"A book that explores serious relationships—between men and women, head and heart, love and lust—with a light touch."
Two novellas chronicle middle-age marriage in the author's native Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Two thumbs up for the veteran essayist's art-house movie-going excursions."
Essays in film criticism, fueled by Lopate's heartfelt (if snobby) obsession with the —cinema— and Les Cahiers du CinÇma. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF MINOR WRITERS by Max Beerbohm
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 2, 2015

"Urbane, witty pieces by a writer worth reviving."
Elegant essays by a self-described dilettante. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2003

"There's less to this story than meets the eye."
Texas newsman McVicker unconvincingly attempts to paint con man and prison escape artist Steven Russell as an engaging rogue. Read full book review >

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CATCH THE ZOLT by Phillip Gwynne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers won over by Dom will hope the next installment brings some clarity to the over-the-top plot. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Imported from Australia, this volume kicks off a series chronicling how one young man deals with a highly unusual family legacy that goes back generations. Read full book review >

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Hélène by Phillip Dobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2014

"An operatic, if uneven, novel that offers a fast-paced plot and energetic characters."
A lyric soprano finds love, loss, and vengeance in this first installment of a World War II trilogy. Read full book review >