Search Results: "Roger Shattuck"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Even if his polemics are a bit one-sided and sanctimonious, the overall effect of his writing about art and literature is engaging."
Diverse essays on literature and the arts from an eminent critic who writes for the educated public rather than the academic specialist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2000

"Although Shattuck occasionally leaves us to converse with (or assail) more erudite companions, he nonetheless remains a peerless guide to this most intricate of creations."
The celebrated literary scholar (Candor and Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts, 1999, etc.) and authority on Proust guides readers through one of the most complex works in literary history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A fine, challenging, and timely work of scholarship and criticism. (First serial to the New York Times Book Review; Book- of-the-Month/History Book Club alternate selections)"
An eminent scholar's exploration of a crucial theme in Western literature and culture: forbidden knowledge. Read full book review >

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THE HAZARDS OF GOOD BREEDING by Jessica Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Shattuck has done wonders bringing to luminous life her patriotic diorama."
A loopy, tightly wound WASP family in Concord, Massachusetts, unravels with the introduction of alien elements in a generously portrayed and richly appointed debut. Read full book review >

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DONKEY-DONKEY by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1940

"More or less routine story with a moral."
It is a donkey that is dissatisfied this time. Read full book review >

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PERFECT LIFE by Jessica Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2009

"Despite some dips into melodrama, a smart consideration of what it means to acquire a family."
Shattuck returns to the moneyed Massachusetts territory explored in The Hazards of Good Breeding (2003). Read full book review >

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BECOMING ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A tale of kindhearted, hesitant heroism, with a little vigilante justice."
Ellen and her blind best friend, Temerity, again take on the wrongs of this world, letting neither emotional scarring nor physical disability stand in their way. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"What could be a charming tale of redemption becomes a heavy-handed fable."
Abandoned by her mother when she was just 5, Ellen bounced from foster families to group homes, learning to hide from the world. Shy, reclusive and obese, she's socially invisible to most people. Read full book review >

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THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Neither romantic nor heroic, Shattuck's new novel seems atypical of current World War II fiction but makes sincere, evocative use of family history to explore complicity and the long arc of individual responses to a mass crime."
Three German "widow[s] of the resistance," who spend time together at a run-down castle when World War II ends, embody aspects of the catastrophe that overcame their country. Read full book review >

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FISHING FOR METHUSELAH by Roger Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

"A rousing adventure with irascible, lovable heros. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Roth delivers an unabashedly outrageous tale about the one that got away in this saga of two competitive fishermen and the wise fish that teaches them a lesson about friendship. Read full book review >

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REUNION by Roger Essley
by Roger Essley, illustrated by Roger Essley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"A creative introduction to time travel—and to the way that ordinary-seeming remnants of the past can become windows into a once-vibrant time. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
While Jon's grandmother naps, she leaves him to look at an old photo album entitled Paul's Fantastic Photos—1915. Read full book review >