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May 6, 1991 | LESLIE HERZOG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Except for the Beverly Hills Hotel and a few obscure book tour stops, New Yorker Sol Stein had seen little of California before 1989. But the man who founded the New York publishing house Stein & Day, edited Elia Kazan's first novel, published the works of Dylan Thomas, wrote nine books and was a founding member with Tennessee Williams of the Playwrights Group at the Actors' Studio has started to settle into the Southern California literary scene.
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September 15, 1991 | Jack Viertel, Viertel spent seven years as a theater critic in Los Angeles; he is now creative director of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns five Broadway theaters.
Sol Stein's new novel, "The Best Revenge," is a triumph of storytelling over just about everything else one might look for in a good novel. Subtitled "A Novel of Broadway," Stein's ninth work of fiction promises an insider's view of the cutthroat commercial theater, and, given its title, leads us to believe there will be tension, glamour, egotism, maybe even a little mayhem before we're done. Would it be too much to ask for full-blown characters and some real emotional payoffs as well?
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September 15, 1991 | Jack Viertel, Viertel spent seven years as a theater critic in Los Angeles; he is now creative director of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns five Broadway theaters.
Sol Stein's new novel, "The Best Revenge," is a triumph of storytelling over just about everything else one might look for in a good novel. Subtitled "A Novel of Broadway," Stein's ninth work of fiction promises an insider's view of the cutthroat commercial theater, and, given its title, leads us to believe there will be tension, glamour, egotism, maybe even a little mayhem before we're done. Would it be too much to ask for full-blown characters and some real emotional payoffs as well?
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May 6, 1991 | LESLIE HERZOG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Except for the Beverly Hills Hotel and a few obscure book tour stops, New Yorker Sol Stein had seen little of California before 1989. But the man who founded the New York publishing house Stein & Day, edited Elia Kazan's first novel, published the works of Dylan Thomas, wrote nine books and was a founding member with Tennessee Williams of the Playwrights Group at the Actors' Studio has started to settle into the Southern California literary scene.
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April 10, 1991 | LESLIE HERZOG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Except for the Beverly Hills Hotel and a few obscure book tour stops, New Yorker Sol Stein had seen little of California before 1989. But the man who has written nine books, edited Elia Kazan's first novel, published the works of Dylan Thomas and was a founding member of the Playwrights Group at the Actors' Studio with Tennessee Williams has started to settle into the Southern California literary scene. "I've toyed with the idea of moving here permanently," said Stein, 64.
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January 10, 1990 | JONATHAN KIRSCH
A Feast for Lawyers, Inside Chapter 11: An Expose by Sol Stein (M. Evans & Co.: $18.95, 341 pps.) Failure is the unspeakable sin of American life. So we should not be surprised when the founder of a failed company desperately seeks to fix the blame on some vile and malicious bogyman. For Sol Stein, a publisher who filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy laws in 1987, the archvillains are the attorneys. Is anyone surprised yet?
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September 30, 1985 | DICK LOCHTE, Lochte's novel, "Sleeping Dog" (Arbor House), will be published in November. and
The Touch of Treason by Sol Stein (Marek/St. Martin's: $15.95) In 85, yes, 85, books recounting the winning ways of Perry Mason, the late Erle Stanley Gardner did not bother to tell us much about his lawyer-hero's history or personal life. I don't think he ever mentioned the color of Mason's hair, but he knew how to spin a yarn.
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March 27, 1985 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
It reads like a James Bond thriller, but an author's note insists that "every incident in this book is true, and the people are all real." Writing under the pseudonym Gayle Rivers, the author describes himself as an anti-terrorist killer trained by the SAS, Britain's Special Air Service. The book, entitled "The Specialist," has just been published in Britain and is to be brought out soon in the United States.
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November 1, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Author Ken Kesey, the Merry Prankster whose 1964 psychedelic cross-country bus trip is the stuff of hippy legend, will do a reading at 8 p.m. Saturday in Mackey Auditorium in the Ruby Gerontology Center at Cal State Fullerton. But don't expect Kesey to dip into his classic novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" or even "Sometimes a Great Notion" for the free reading, which is co-sponsored by the university's Poetry Society.
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April 10, 1991 | LESLIE HERZOG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Except for the Beverly Hills Hotel and a few obscure book tour stops, New Yorker Sol Stein had seen little of California before 1989. But the man who has written nine books, edited Elia Kazan's first novel, published the works of Dylan Thomas and was a founding member of the Playwrights Group at the Actors' Studio with Tennessee Williams has started to settle into the Southern California literary scene. "I've toyed with the idea of moving here permanently," said Stein, 64.
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January 10, 1990 | JONATHAN KIRSCH
A Feast for Lawyers, Inside Chapter 11: An Expose by Sol Stein (M. Evans & Co.: $18.95, 341 pps.) Failure is the unspeakable sin of American life. So we should not be surprised when the founder of a failed company desperately seeks to fix the blame on some vile and malicious bogyman. For Sol Stein, a publisher who filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy laws in 1987, the archvillains are the attorneys. Is anyone surprised yet?
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June 11, 1992 | MAJA RADEVICH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Commencement ceremonies will be held at UC Santa Barbara this weekend, so if raucousness appeals to you, this may be a good time to head up the coast for some celebrating. As usual for the weekend, the college town of Isla Vista is the prime locale for general mayhem. But there's always a good showing in the vicinity where State and Ortega streets meet in Santa Barbara. Locals call this area the Crawl Space, due to the cluster of bars in proximity to each other.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2006 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
The audio version of historical novel "Master and Commander" lists for $49.95 in its unabridged form. But last week Bob Hammond of Manhattan Beach downloaded it off the Internet for free. Hammond is no hacker or identity thief. He simply has a library card. Public libraries have long offered audio books on cassette tapes and CDs that can be checked out, but now they can be downloaded directly to home computers.
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