Search Results: "Ronald Hayman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 1994

"Spankingly well-produced with superb illustrations."
The biographer of Nietzsche, Kafka, Brecht, Sartre, Proust and de Sade takes on Tennessee Williams with intelligent, neatly weighed but uninspired results. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH AND LIFE OF SLYVIA PLATH by Ronald Hayman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Hayman brings new riches to Plath's story, stitching in imagery from the poems while showing that the poems of the last phase have to be read as far more intensely confessional than all that came before. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Among the best Plath psychocritical investigations, by the author of Proust (1990), Brecht (1985), Kafka (1981), Nietzsche (1980), etc. Not a full-bodied life of Plath, Hayman's is a psychological weighing of the nature of the poet's suicide and its prefiguring in her works, deeds, letters, and so on. Read full book review >

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THOMAS MANN by Ronald Hayman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"An important, accomplished work, containing the outlines of a less professional, more passionate look at Mann and his family that, while yet unwritten, might someday provide drama to match the master's. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Veteran biographer Hayman (Tennessee Williams, 1994, etc.) painstakingly traces the great German novelist's progress from anatomist of fin-de-siäcle decadence to august personification of his nation's conscience. Read full book review >

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A LIFE OF JUNG by Ronald Hayman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"Likely to become the standard biography of the revolutionary psychoanalyst. (16 pp. photos, not seen)"
A polished, highly professional biography of Jung that covers all the personal and intellectual bases, as well as demystifying his more rarified theories, from Hayman (Thomas Mann, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CHILL OF THE NIGHT by James Hayman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"McCabe (The Cutting, 2009) is really a nice guy, but he's saddled with a tedious plot."
A young woman on anti-psychotic medication witnesses a murder. Or does she? Read full book review >

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THE CUTTING by James Hayman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2009

"Former adman Hayman's debut piles on the gore and sexual sleaze, but provides a nice guy hero in McCabe."
A serial killer and his support team roam the East Coast from Florida to Maine. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Expressive exercises that provide an array of motivational pointers."
The 26 characters of the English language serve as springboards for life advice and reflection in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"More than the average person would ever care to know about signage, but a serviceable history for lighting and marketing buffs nonetheless. (48 b&w photos, not seen)"
A fairly pedantic and at times self-serving walk through the signs of our times. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF THE BOMB by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2009

"He also gives Paul plenty of food for thought about the hazards of rushing to judgment, of taking people at face value and, most profoundly, of living in a pervasive climate of fear—all decidedly relevant topics for today's readers to mull, too. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Ever-so-aptly billed "Stand By Me meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers," this multilayered historical novel features a quartet of quarrelsome—but loyal in the crunch—13-year-olds responding to the anxieties of the McCarthy-era Cold War. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 18, 1990

A deft wide-angle combination of journalism (more than 300 interviews) and his. tory, chronicling the uneasy embrace between the capital of power and the capital of glamour. Read full book review >