Search Results: "Vivian Gornick"


BOOK REVIEW

THE END OF THE NOVEL OF LOVE by Vivian Gornick
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An exceptionally well-written, original, and thought-provoking set of essays."
Essayist and journalist Gornick (Fierce Attachments, 1987; The Approaching Eye, 1996) gathers under one cover 11 essays that explore the meaning of love and marriage as literary themes in the 20th century. Read full book review >

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EMMA GOLDMAN by Vivian Gornick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Such a slim volume necessarily glosses over details that would dramatize Goldman's larger-than-life persona, but Gornick lucidly presents her subject's significance within a fascinating historical moment."
A brief biography of the turn-of-the-century anarchist once considered the "most dangerous woman in the world." Read full book review >

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APPROACHING EYE LEVEL by Vivian Gornick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 1996

"Her prose is sharp and her characterizations—of her friends, modern life, and of herself— ring true. (Author tour)"
In these essays, journalist and essayist Vivian Gornick (Fierce Attachments, 1987) bravely faces—and, even more remarkable, clearly renders—loneliness and the ongoing search for human connection. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An impassioned look at a fiery radical fueled by an 'unyielding sense of outrage.'"
Provocative essays on the shaping of 19th-century suffragist Stanton's thought by feminist and literary critic Gornick (The Situation and the Story, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ODD WOMAN AND THE CITY by Vivian Gornick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2015

"A gentle, rueful, thoughtful memoir."
Life inspired by the buzzing humanity of a great city. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An excellent exploration of the writing process that will particularly interest those who have toyed with the idea of documenting their own experience."
An insightful examination of personal narratives. Read full book review >

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VIVIAN MAIER by Pamela  Bannos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2017

"A sympathetic portrait of an artist who remains elusive."
Biography of a secretive photographer who became legendary after her death. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF VIVIAN by Vivian Livingston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Strictly for fans—mostly under18—who can't get enough of the Web site. Warning: Gushy, girlish prose throughout, with triple exclamation points, triple question marks, and emoticons."
A twentysomething woman in New York . . . sound familiar? Not surprising. Read full book review >

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VIVIAN APPLE NEEDS A MIRACLE by Katie Coyle
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A distinctive, complex, and thoughtful page-turner certain to leave readers clamoring for more. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Vivian Apple survived one Rapture in Vivian Apple at the End of the World (2015); now, can she survive a second?Read full book review >

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VIVIAN IN RED by Kristina Riggle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Switching back and forth between modern times and 1930s Broadway, Riggle (Hope Out Loud, 2015, etc.) plays with a number of possible outcomes between the hero and his mysterious vision, though the mystery is never exactly high-stakes."
A Broadway producer of the 1930s is confronted by a vision from his past that may represent a problem in his present. Read full book review >

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VIVIAN DIVINE IS DEAD by Lauren Sabel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Good, escapist entertainment. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Thrills and action follow a teenage movie star as she tries to escape a shadowy figure who has threatened to kill her. Read full book review >

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VIVIAN APPLE AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Katie Coyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"For readers who like their realistic fiction with a whopping side of satire. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
It's the end of the world as she knows it, but Vivian Apple does not feel fine. Read full book review >