Search Results: "William Trevor"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1983

"An especially worthy reprinting."
In these days of $15.95 murder-mysteries and $7.95 paperback-romances, special note should be taken of this welcome bargain-omnibus: virtually all of Trevor's often-matchless stories, nearly 800 pages of them—containing the entire contents of the previously published The Day We Got Drunk on Cake, The Ballroom of Romance, Angels at the Ritz, Lovers of Their Time, and Beyond the Pale. Read full book review >

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TREVOR by James Lecesne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Instead, it is simply a compassionate but slight portrait of a likable young person whose unique, impassioned spirit is dampened by bullying and homophobia. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Trevor, after which LGBT helpline the Trevor Project is named, began its life as a theater piece, was sold as a short film in 1997, and here is adapted to a contemporary setting in novella form. Read full book review >

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AFTER RAIN by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Dependably brilliant work from one of Chekhov's most accomplished disciples."
A wonderfully affecting new collection of 12 stories by the Anglo-Irish master (Felicia's Journey, 1995, etc.), whose sympathetic portrayals of lonely, betrayed, and self-betraying people are unsurpassed by any of his contemporaries. Read full book review >

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THE NEWS FROM IRELAND by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1986

"As always, Trevor, the consummate storyteller, writes with skill and compassion as he scrupulously weighs the press and passions of time and event on restless lives straining after illusions—or held by the potency of an evil never fully understood."
Another Trevor collection of short stories is always good news, and here in these 12 tales (many previously published in The New Yorker), the author again attends to the usually sad, small defeats of victims caught in the consequences of distant searing events, betrayed by their own wrong turns or, worse, simple inadequacy. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF DYNMOUTH by William Trevor
Released: March 1, 1977

"Another illumination from an author only recently recognized here."
In his "unspoilt" English coastal village Trevor has planted the most insidious of bad seeds—an adolescent of a curious, arrested innocence who focuses the ache of the castaway child he was into a terrible revenge. Read full book review >

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NIGHTS AT THE ALEXANDRA by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1987

"Trevor tales—but exquisitely detailed, perfectly modulated in its bittersweet tone, and quietly, leanly, expertly told."
A 15-year-old small-town lad in WW II Ireland expands his social horizons, and develops a romantic obsession—in this fine, characteristic Trevor story, one of the slightest (if purest) entries in the Harper Short Novel Series thus far. Read full book review >

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Released: March 17, 1984

"Some fine raw material—seemingly thrown together."
An attractively illustrated coffee-table doodad, billed by novelist Trevor as "a writer's journey, a tour of places which other writers have felt affection for also, or have known excitement or alarm in"—but mostly a string of excerpts from Irish literature, from the Tain to the present, having vaguely to do with the landscape. Read full book review >

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MRS ECKDORF IN O'NEILLS HOTEL by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 1969

"Not Trevor's best—there's just not enough leaven for the lunatic vision—but it's a full house of believable, likable rogues and rabble, with an unexpected joker."
Mr. Trevor beams in his morality tale this time through a corrosive, middle-aged female photographer among some three-penny urban misfits in Dublin. Mrs. Eckdorf, divorced twice and brash as a blue-jay, explodes into the seedy confines of O'Neill's Hotel, its occupants and satellites placidly revolving around the silent world of its ninety-two-year-old owner, the deaf-mute Mrs. Sinnott. Read full book review >

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CHEATING AT CANASTA by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"Profound."
Another stellar collection from Trevor (A Bit on the Side: Stories, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF LUCY GAULT by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Trevor's thirthieth—and one of his best. Though faintly mannered and stiff in the telling, it's a beautiful story of history, grief, and forgiveness."
A moving tale of history gone wrong and tragedy redeemed, by renowned Irish novelist Trevor (The Hill Bachelors, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEATH IN SUMMER by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Trevor suggests character with the ease of a single gesture or detail, and his narrative instincts are, as usual, dead-on, providing just enough melodramatic intrigue to propel his studies in interior life."
One of the masters of contemporary fiction, Trevor (After Rain, 1996, etc.) keeps his typically level head as he quietly records two worlds in collision. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1990

"Another fine collection by this Irish author, here centering on the plight of people held fast by the familial network of peculiar tensions that can both hold and strangle."
Throughout Trevor's series of collections of beautifully crafted, acute, and affecting short stories, there has never been that outcropping of self-parody that is apt to afflict the work of prolific practitioners of such a confining art form. Read full book review >