Books by Carl Rollyson and Complete Book Reviews

Carl Rollyson, Author St. Martin's Press $24.95 (398p) ISBN 978-0-312-05125-9
Of Gellhorn, journalist and author of 15 books, an acquaintance once said, ``Martha had real brains, beauty and the body of a Circe.'' Yet Gellhorn, now in her 80s, has seen her accomplishments overshadowed by her brief and stormy marriage to Ernest
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Carl Rollyson, Author Scribner Book Company $34.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-684-19430-1
Sinclair Lewis once scoffed about West's exasperating son, Anthony, sired out of wedlock by H.G. Wells, that his parentage was ""the only interesting thing in his life."" The difficult, disloyal Anthony would spoil for Rebecca (1892-1983) the...
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Carl Rollyson. St. Martin’s, $29.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-31264-024-8
The brief life of poet Sylvia Plath (1932–1963) has made for titillating reading before, with much having been written on the death of her father, her lovers, her tempestuous marriage to poet Ted Hughes (1930–1998) and her eventual suicide. But...
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Carl Rollyson, Author Da Capo Press $16.95 (270p) ISBN 978-0-306-80542-4
This critical appreciation of Monroe the actress spans her early years as a cover girl and her later work as a Method actress. (Dec.)
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Carl Rollyson, Author . Aurum $29.95 (284p) ISBN 978-1-85410-724-4
In her almost 90 years, Martha Gellhorn achieved a great deal—she reported on the Depression, the Spanish Civil War, the North African campaign, the Nuremberg trials. She was on the beach at Normandy in the early days of the invasion. In her...
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Carl Rollyson, Author St. Martin's Press $24.95 (613p) ISBN 978-0-312-00049-3
This critical biography by a dean at Baruch College (and author of Marilyn: A Life of the Actress) is probably the fullest and fairest account yet of ""America's finest radical playwright.'' Rollyson demolishes the Hellman legend and makes a good...
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Carl Rollyson, Author Paragon House Publishers $26.95 (425p) ISBN 978-1-55778-193-2
The lives of Mailer, like the facets of his character, are many, because he keeps inventing himself. That is the underlying premise of Rollyson's attempt to grapple with this large literary talent cum bully-boy cum Jewish leprechaun, a rebel with...
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Carl Rollyson, Author, Lisa Olson Paddock, Joint Author W. W. Norton & Company $45 (370p) ISBN 978-0-393-04928-2
Known variously (and with varying degrees of kindness) as ""the Beatnik Boadicea,"" ""the Paganini of criticism "" and ""the most curious person alive,"" Susan Sontag--critic, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, public intellectual--has consistently...
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