Search Results: "Valerie Hemingway"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"It's a tactful, unpushy thesis but unmistakable, and makes Mellow's book different from its fellows. (Two eight-page photo inserts—not seen.)"
By now, any Hemingway biography is built as much upon the scaffolding of its predecessors as upon the writer's life itself. Read full book review >

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HEMINGWAY by Michael Reynolds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Aside from occasional slips into floridity, this is a steady, dramatically satisfying, even enlightening look at a major talent and his times. (photos, maps, not seen) (Book-of- the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
The author of a multivolume biography of Hemingway (which began with The Young Hemingway, 1986) continues his fact-packed, engaging exploration of the talent Lionel Trilling called perhaps the most ``publicly developed'' in America's history. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1992

Reynolds (English/North Carolina State Univ.) is on installment three of his Hemingway biography (The Young Hemingway, 1986; Hemingway: The Paris Years, 1989), and the leisurely attention he can pay to minutiae in so spread-out and magnified a project both pays off and doesn't. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2004

"One of the weirder eyewitness accounts, but an invaluable record for literary scholars."
Papa's late-life amanuensis, who after his death married his troubled youngest son, looks back more than 40 years to record frankly and without axes to grind the antics of a larger-than-life and truly bizarre clan. Read full book review >

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VALERIE SOLANAS by Breanne Fahs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"As Fahs portrays her, Solanas emerges less as 'a woman who detected a spirit of collective anguish' than as a woman destroyed by her own overpowering demons."
A sympathetic biography of a troubled and troubling woman. Read full book review >

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HEMINGWAY DEADLIGHTS by Michael Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Former Village Voice film critic Atkinson writes well, but you really have to like his Hemingway—no easy task—for this debut effort to work."
With the Nobel Prize safely his and no new book percolating, Papa can turn his attention to the strange case of the harpooned friend. Read full book review >

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ERNEST HEMINGWAY by Mary V. Dearborn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"A thorough, but familiar, portrait of a tormented artist."
The rise and fall of the Nobel Prize-winning writer. Read full book review >

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Released: May 29, 1967

"As Lillian Ross might have put it, Hem feller have heap big magic."
A lifetime selection of Hemingway's professional non-fiction as a reporter and columnist, this is a long-awaited book in the hardcover canon of the century's most imitated and most envied writer, and the man who built the tallest legend. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 1987

"Moments of interest, but luckiest are those who still have their copies of The First Forty-Nine."
What's most worthy in this hefty, three-part volume of still more Hemingway is that it contains (in its first section) all the stories that appeared together in the 1938 (and now out of print) The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories. Read full book review >

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VALERIE AND THE SILVER PEAR by Benjamin Darling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"A warm, rather long realistic story, affectionately illustrated in watercolor and color pencil; a tasty-sounding recipe for pear pie is included. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
While Valerie helps Grandpa harvest his pears and make them into pies, as Grandma used to, he holds her interest with tales of the silver pear they're sure to find among the others—just as he and Grandma did each year. Read full book review >

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ERNEST HEMINGWAY by Catherine Reef
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2009

"Accessible to young readers but most useful to teens as they begin to read Hemingway's greatest works. (source notes, bibliography, list of major works, picture credits) (Biography. 10 & up)"
Opening with a vivid description of bullfights in Pamplona, which Hemingway saw as "death struggle raised to an art," and concluding with Hemingway's own death struggle in 1961, Reef creates a memorable portrait of the writer and his times, and even readers too young for most of Hemingway's oeuvre will enjoy armchair traveling to the bullfights in Spain, fishing expeditions to the Dry Tortugas and the Marquesas Keys, big-game hunting on the Serengeti and covering the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >