Search Results: "Vivian Gornick"


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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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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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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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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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LOUISA MEETS BEAR by Lisa Gornick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Superficial connections devoid of life-giving subtext."
In eight loosely constructed stories, Gornick (Tinderbox, 2013, etc.), a psychoanalyst, portrays the small worlds of privileged Americans.Read full book review >

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TINDERBOX by Lisa Gornick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Flares up but fizzles too soon."
A Peruvian maid upends a household in Gornick's complex psychodrama. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE by Bart Vivian
by Bart Vivian, illustrated by Bart Vivian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"This didactic effort lacks imagination and originality. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Children are invited to dream big in this title that doesn't quite fly. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE FRIENDLY ADVICE by Siobhan Vivian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2008

"Vivian is clearly an author to watch. (Fiction. YA)"
Ruby's 16th-birthday party is interrupted by the arrival of her father whom she hasn't seen in years. Read full book review >

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STRANGE PRACTICE by Vivian Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"An imaginative, delightfully droll debut."
Murderous monks run amok underneath London in this contemporary supernatural tale. Read full book review >