Search Results: "William Bryant Logan"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"A tour-de-force journey through the natural world."
An examination of the all-encompassing role that the atmosphere plays in shaping our lives. Read full book review >

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OAK by William Bryant Logan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"The Royal Oak, the democratic oak, an oak for every season and purpose, all respectfully, admiringly and insightfully laid out for readers to marvel at. And marvel they will. (30 illustrations, not seen)"
The biography of a tree that has been collectively embraced for its multifaceted grandeur. Read full book review >

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Released: July 6, 1995

Logan, a columnist at the New York Times and contributing editor at House Beautiful, raises dirt from the humble to the sublime in this paean to the substance in all its geological, agricultural, and spiritual manifestations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"His stray pieces—written for newspapers as well as scholarly journals—add up to a masterful survey of contemporary verse."
An accomplished poet (Vain Empires, 1998), and Univ. of Florida professor, Logan collects his fugitive essays and reviews for a second volume of criticism that firmly establishes him as the preeminent poet-critic of his generation—with none of the back-slapping mutual-admiration-society stuff that passes for literary comment these days. Read full book review >

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VAIN EMPIRES by William Logan
Released: March 1, 1998

"And his flights of fancy, domestic and classical, represent a triumph of impersonality, a poetry of statement that harbors not a single shallow thought."
Logan's fourth book of carefully crafted verse picks up some of the themes of his last (Sullen Weedy Lakes, 1988): the folly of empire, the vanity of political ambition, the hypocrisy of established religions. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BUTTERFLY by Laura Logan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Avoid this confusing fantasy and instead seek out one of the many excellent books that directly discuss the monarch's amazing journey. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When her cat injures the wing of a monarch butterfly at the opening of this wordless story, the blonde little white girl is delighted to discover that the creature can still fly. Read full book review >

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SINS OF THE FATHERS by Mark Bryant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Just the gift for parish priests who find Andrew Greeley a little too threatening."
Clerical crime, not clerical detection—so don't expect to see Father Dowling or Blackie Ryan. Read full book review >

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CENTRAL AVENUE SOUNDS by Clora Bryant
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"An important book for jazz historians, but it could have been so much more. (b&w photos, not seen)"
With a long list of editors, this oral history is the product of a committee, composed mostly of musicians who lived and worked in Los Angeles during the heyday of the Central Avenue jazz scene. Read full book review >

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POLLY by Amy Bryant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Polly isn't boring, but her romantic angst is—and that's the author's unfortunate focus."
An insecure teenager meanders her way through a series of boyfriends in the 1980s, in Bryant's debut. Read full book review >