Search Results: "Rosecrans Baldwin"


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THE LAST KID LEFT by Rosecrans Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Ruthless editing might have liberated an intriguing thesis and sharply drawn protagonists from 100 pages of extraneous material. As it stands, admirable but overreaching."
A double murder leads to some ugly discoveries about a small New Hampshire town and internet-fueled gossip in Baldwin's ambitious second novel. Read full book review >

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YOU LOST ME THERE by Rosecrans Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2010

"Fails to achieve liftoff."
In this flaccid first novel, a scientist picks through memories of his marriage to a writer. Read full book review >

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PARIS, I LOVE YOU BUT YOU'RE BRINGING ME DOWN by Rosecrans Baldwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Great fun and surprisingly touching."
A charming, hilarious account of la vie Parisienne as experienced by an observant young American. Read full book review >

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JAMES BALDWIN by James Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

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JAMES BALDWIN by William J. Maxwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"An unsettling demonstration of how a paranoid, reactionary government can treat significant artists."
An exposé of the governmental surveillance of James Baldwin (1924-1987), annotated by an accomplished literary scholar. Read full book review >

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JAMES BALDWIN by David Leeming
Released: April 10, 1994

"Boswell,'' the biographer is clearly not that, either."
This fourth life of writer James Baldwin won't give a bad name to authorized biographies, but neither will it elevate the suspect genre to new heights. Read full book review >

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JAMES BALDWIN by Randall Kenan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Further Reading'' (adult); chronology; index. (Biography. YA)"
A vivid, intelligent portrait of the outstanding author and African American, first of Chelsea's Lives of Notable Gay Men and Lesbians. Read full book review >

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JAMES BALDWIN: Artist on Fire by W.J. Weatherby
Released: March 28, 1989

James Baldwin—distinguished novelist and essayist, passionate advocate for civil rights, "witness" (his own self-description) of enormous personal magnetism, and associate of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy—is a dream subject for a literary biographer; and if Baldwin hasn't found his dream biographer in Weatherby (Conversations with Marilyn; Squaring Off: Mailer versus Baldwin), the result here is at least serviceable and often absorbing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"More an annals than a biography."
A rather dreary life of one of the lions of the American left. Read full book review >

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EDISON by Neil Baldwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 1995

"Like many eminent Victorians, Edison was a fascinating monster, and Baldwin captures some of both the fascination and the monstrosity; but one comes away from the book feeling that the best part of the story remains untold. (50 b&w photos, unseen)"
This new biography attempts not only to chronicle Edison's achievements but to set him in the context of his time. Read full book review >