Books by Nicholas Delbanco and Complete Book Reviews

Nicholas Delbanco, Author Warner Books $23.5 (271p) ISBN 978-0-446-52046-1
The epic 12th-century romance between Heloise and Abelard serves as a model for Delbanco's (In the Name of Mercy) restrained but affecting new novel. In 1969, Paul Ballard is an intense, attractive young philosophy professor at Bennington-like...
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Nicholas Delbanco, Author . Dalkey Archive $34.95 (478p) ISBN 978-1-56478-495-7
From humble beginnings in colonial New Hampshire through to the courts of imperial Europe, Delbanco (Spring and Fall ) imaginatively maps the deeds, misdeeds and accomplishments of the real-life polymath Benjamin Thompson (1753–1814), an...
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Nicholas Delbanco, Author Columbia University Press $85 (238p) ISBN 978-0-231-11542-1
Nonfiction musings cluster around an experiment in fiction in this genre-defying collection by writer (Old Scores, etc.) and University of Michigan professor Delbanco. Moderately engaging, if plagued by a whiff of the daily diary, the volume offers...
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Nicholas Delbanco, Author Atlantic Monthly Press $16.95 (231p) ISBN 978-0-87113-320-5
Novelist Delbanco ( Sherbrookes ) offers a record of his sojourns in Provence in the past three decades, variously shared with a friend, a lover, his wife and, later, his wife and two daughters. Too scanty on evocative description to serve as a...
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Nicholas Delbanco, Author William Morrow & Company $18.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-688-04732-0
Delbanco writes with sympathy, irony and parodistic glee about the absurdities and perils of being a writer in a largely uncaring world. Each of these nine incisive stories centers on writers: a tenure-seeking Skidmore prof (``His Masquerade''), a...
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Nicholas Delbanco. HMH/New Harvest, $25 (224p) ISBN 978-0-544-11446-3
In this accessible but uneven counterbalance to his earlier Lastingness: The Art of Old Age (2011), University of Michigan professor Delbanco studies the lives of three artists—Stephen Crane, Dora Carrington, and George Gershwin—all of whom produced
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Nicholas Delbanco, Author . Warner $24.99 (286p) ISBN 978-0-446-57871-4
A story of love interrupted by the mundane realities, bittersweet victories and disappointments of life, Delbanco's 24th book juxtaposes young infatuation with mature romance. Lawrence and Hermia meet as college students in the heady environment
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Nicholas Delbanco, Author Atlantic Monthly Press $9.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-87113-362-5
Novelist Delbanco tenders a record of his sojourns in Provence over the past three decades. ``Too scanty on evocative description to serve as a travelogue, and lacking a unifying organizational plan, the book suggests a diary directed to an...
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Nicholas Delbanco, Author Columbia University Press $35 (208p) ISBN 978-0-231-13384-5
The life of a writing professor may strike some people as fairly tame and unglamorous, but Delbanco (The Lost Suitcase) offers up this collection of essays as evidence to the contrary. Though travel gets top billing in the list of subjects the...
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Nicholas Delbanco, Author Warner Books $24.95 (208p) ISBN 978-0-446-52416-2
""There is the landscape you are given and the landscape that you choose."" So reflects 55-year-old Karl 16 years after emigrating from England to America in 1948 with his wife, Julia, and two young sons. Alternating narrative perspectives, the...
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Nicholas Delbanco, Author . Warner $23.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-446-53002-6
"[M]oney changes things," Delbanco's saga allows, as it slips across generations to examine the bonds of inheritance, fiscal and otherwise, linking three siblings. When the scattered Saperstones—coddled Claire, drifting David and...
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