Search Results: "Sarah Dudley Plimpton"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Hearing Plimpton's unique voice again reminds how grievous has been its loss."
A posthumous collection of diverse pieces by the writer who pioneered participatory journalism and founded the Paris Review. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 1997

"Capote's flamboyant, fascinating life as related by other voices, other views. (60 b&w photos, not seen)"
Less a literary convocation than an A-list gab-fest, this volume is filled over the brim with three things Capote cared deeply about: gossip, name-dropping, and himself. Read full book review >

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LATIN AMERICAN WRITERS AT WORK by George Plimpton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2003

"A worthy entry in the long list of Paris Review interview volumes, of considerable interest to students of world literature and creative writing."
Collection of interviews from The Paris Review with ten authors addressing many subjects but a single overarching theme: What does it mean to be a Latin American writer? Read full book review >

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HOME RUN by George Plimpton
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"The home run as nirvana: a pleasant thought that echoes throughout these pages, which, all in all, are a real treat for baseball fans."
A winning anthology devoted to that most satisfying of moments—smacking a baseball out of the park. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"A good collection to have around on principle, and genuinely inspiring."
This updated collection offers comforting yet intense views of 16 modern female literary icons from Mary McCarthy to Joyce Carol Oates. Read full book review >

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THE X FACTOR by George Plimpton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 1995

"Win or lose, Plimpton writes with self-effacing humor and at least as much wit as wisdom; America's most famous professional dilettante doesn't demand to be taken too seriously."
The adroit author (Open Net, 1987, etc.), Paris Review editor, and amateur jock who plays with the pros suits up once again to pitch horseshoes with George Bush and, incidentally, to pursue the elusive factor that makes champions out of mortals. Read full book review >

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HANK HAS A DREAM by Rebecca Dudley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Choose this book for the art, as the dream Hank recounts doesn't make for much of a plot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little bear Hank dreams away, watched over by his hummingbird friend. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN MOVIE WRITING 1998 by George Plimpton
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"A thought-provoking commingling of shop talk, sociological meditation, and personal memoir that shows the range of responses possible for an art form at the height of its popularity."
The year's social and cinematic concerns are captured in this well-sculpted inaugural volume on film from guest editor and cameo actor Plimpton (The X Factor, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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The Cutting Room by Stewart Dudley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A thoughtful exploration of honor, trust and middle-age romance."
In Dudley's debut novel, a film-festival volunteer chauffeurs, advises and connects with a Hollywood star-turned-documentary filmmaker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A dazzling exposition, intellectually demanding but lightened by lively prose, that goes far to establish Young as the Joseph Campbell of the Nineties. (Line drawings—not seen.)"
Audacious anthropological speculation by Young (Literature/Univ. of Essex, England), who traces humanity's spiritual practices back to the ancients and beyond in an attempt to ``heal the rift that opened in the Western soul some 400 years ago when science and religion went their separate ways.'' Decrying today's scientism, or ``science as religion,'' Young calls for a return to ``foundations''—the mythological roots of our understanding of the universe. Read full book review >