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  • Book review: Charlotte Chandler's 'Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography'

    Book review: Charlotte Chandler's 'Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography'
    It hardly seems possible that there could be room for yet another important biography on so iconic a star as Marlene Dietrich, already the subject of a remarkably candid yet detached memoir by her daughter Maria Riva and of the late Steven Bach's...
  • Author biographies: 5 books on Allen Ginsberg

    Author biographies: 5 books on Allen Ginsberg
    I recently saw the film "Howl," which is about Allen Ginsberg's poem of the same name, and I was once again blown away by my lack of knowledge on famous authors whom I really thought I knew - in this case it was Ginsberg. The movie has four separate, yet...
  • "Muriel Spark: The Biography" by Martin Stannard

    "Muriel Spark: The Biography" by Martin Stannard
    "Muriel Spark: The Biography" By Martin Stannard W.W. Norton. 656 pages. $35 By nearly any measure Muriel Spark was a major 20th-century writer -- of longer fiction (twenty two novels); short fiction (sixty+ stories, published and republished in six...
  • Authorized Steve Jobs biography will be called 'iSteve.' iSeriously.

    Authorized Steve Jobs biography will be called 'iSteve.' iSeriously.
  • "A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis" by Matt De La Pena

    "A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis" by Matt De La Pena
    "A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis" By Matt De La Pena, illustrated by Kadir Nelson Dial, $17.99, ages 6-9 This picture book biography connects the history of the young Joe Louis with the political history of the 1930s, beginning with...
  • Book review: 'Franklin and Eleanor' by Hazel Rowley

    Book review: 'Franklin and Eleanor' by Hazel Rowley
    The relationship of Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt has fascinated observers ever since they married. Friends and relatives were surprised in 1905 by the wedding of a handsome, flirtatious, fun-loving mama's boy to his serious-minded cousin, who did...
  • A literary look back

    A literary look back
    Rick Kogan, Tribune reporter "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood" By Jane Leavy Harper, $27.99 Leavy's "The Last Boy" is as masterfully researched and beautifully written as any biography this year. Sox fans like me may...
  • Interviewer's opinion: Julia Keller on Joyce Carol Oates

    Interviewer's opinion: Julia Keller on Joyce Carol Oates
    When you regard an author as the best of her generation, and among the best of any generation, and you read just about everything she's ever written - which includes, in the case of Joyce Carol Oates, dozens and dozens of novels and short-story...
  • What to see at Printers Row Lit Fest

    What to see at Printers Row Lit Fest
    Sunday Memoir writing: How do you turn a life story into something more than a slog through boring facts? Perhaps Carol LaChapelle has an answer. 11 a.m., University Center/Multimedia Room — Judy Hevrdejs, reporter Tavern recipes: Susan and Drew...
  • Biography shows that creativity is ageless

    Biography shows that creativity  is ageless
    After the long angry mutter of winter, spring is a glorious happy shout. And what better way to celebrate its coming than with a book that is physically beautiful and emotionally transporting? Reading Molly Peacock's new biography "The Paper Garden: An...
  • "Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers" by Susan VanHecke

    "Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers" by Susan VanHecke
    "Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers" By Susan VanHecke Boyds Mills Press, $17.95, ages 11-15 This book is not well served by the first three words of its title, though the subtitle helps somewhat. We're not talking...