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October 18, 2013
Book Report: This witty wonder may be for you
This witty wonder may be for you My literary almanac tells me that on this day in 1854, Oscar O’Flahertie Fingal Wills Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland. Wilde, once the toast of venues as varied as London, England and Deadwood, S.D.
October 18, 2013 - 8:53am
October 4, 2013
Book Report: Doing a father, and a graceful writer, proud
It’s commonplace for Minnesota readers to get together and talk about the state’s greatest novelists. Sinclair Lewis and F. Scott...
October 4, 2013 - 12:01pm
August 29, 2013
Book Report: Literary tribute to this couple is overdue
England’s Edwardian Era is a fascinating one, indeed. It succeed the staid Victorian era and with the death of Victoria around the turn of the century, her aged son Edward VII ascended the throne and a whole new way of life for the English opened up. Well, not for everybody,...
August 29, 2013 - 12:40pm
August 22, 2013
Book Report: Civil War Diaries give poignant glimpses
Kevin Alderson is a retired high school history teacher over in LaFarge.
August 22, 2013 - 9:33am
August 9, 2013
Book Report: Arabian legend, tailored coats revived
Just about the time you think you’ll scream if you’re confronted with another monumental biography, another epic movie, an enigmatic play about T.E. Lawrence, along comes journalist Scott Anderson with a monumental tome, titled “Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly...
August 9, 2013 - 12:51pm
August 1, 2013
Book Report: Not a waste to read poet’s letters
Twenty years ago, when I was made book review editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, I wrote a column in which I described to my readers what kind of books and authors I liked and didn’t care for, so they would know my prejudices from the get-go. In one paragraph, I mentioned...
August 1, 2013 - 10:06am
July 25, 2013
Book Report: Even a grudging reader will like these stories
If you’re a science fiction buff, have I got a book for you to take to the lake.
July 25, 2013 - 3:13pm
July 18, 2013
Book Report: Ya betcha, Wisconsinites are distinctive
Wisconsin Talk and Inferno discussed by Dave Wood, past vice-president of the National Book Critics Circle and former book review editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 18, 2013 - 8:39am
July 10, 2013
Book Review: Pivotal year pushed us to the brink
I grew up not knowing much about Wendell Willkie, for I was only four in 1940 when he ran against Franklin Roosevelt for the presidency. I knew that because of his rural Indiana background, wags called him “the barefoot boy from Wall Street.” I also knew that my father had voted...
July 10, 2013 - 3:48pm
July 5, 2013
Book Report: Hennepin Strip kingpin: Those were the days
Hennepin Strip kingpin: Those were the days The buzz had been pretty incredible for a local book, so I waited and waited to be sent a review copy of “Augie’s Secrets: The Minneapolis Mob and The King of the Hennepin Strip,” by Neal Karlen (Minnesota Historical Society Press,...
July 5, 2013 - 9:31am
June 13, 2013
Book Report: 'Up North' loaded with history
I've always had a weakness for ongoing fictions that grow with the years. When I was a kid I liked "Gasoline Alley" because Skeezix grew up...
June 13, 2013 - 1:40pm
June 7, 2013
Book Report: Breaking barriers on many stages
Back in the 1920s and 1930s, when most black women worked as domestics, scrub ladies and washerwomen, one young black woman born in 1895 in Washington,...
June 7, 2013 - 10:27am
May 31, 2013
Book Report: Literary treats for the dog days
Summer will soon be upon us.
May 31, 2013 - 8:54am
May 16, 2013
Book Report: The choice is yours: Lovely poems, exploding tourism
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book...
May 16, 2013 - 4:36pm
April 26, 2013
Book Report: Finding the funny in very grave matters
Humorists can make hay of the least likely subjects. Like death. Remember W. C. Fields? He said he wanted the following inscription on his...
April 26, 2013 - 9:40am