Books by Bruce Bawer

Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Bawer is a powerful user of language relying on weak evidence and preconceived notions to create a questionable reality."
Bawer (The New Quislings: How the International Left Used the Oslo Massacre to Silence Debate About Islam, 2012, etc.) attacks the alleged takeover of American universities by identity studies faculty who turn students into close-minded, America-bashing semi-intellectuals. Read full book review >
Released: May 19, 2009

"Merits discussion, despite its shrill moments and its tendency to paint all Muslims with an enemy-of-democracy brush."
Clash of civilizations? You bet—it's Western civilization versus the multiculturalist abettors of al-Qaeda and the ayatollahs. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Bawer lightens his critique with stretches of autobiographical narration, but the overriding (and unrepentant) tone of fulmination lends his book the feel of a sermon that has gone on too long."
Bawer wants to rouse liberal America from its lazy indifference to the rising tide of Christian fundamentalism. Read full book review >
BEYOND QUEER by Bruce Bawer
Released: June 1, 1996

Continuing in the vein of his last book, Bawer (A Place at the Table, 1993, etc.) here marshalls 38 recent articles from writers who attack the ``queer establishment'' and argues for a more moderate approach to lesbian and gay rights. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"This could be the crossover book many have been waiting for—plain and sane talk about a complex issue."
Bawer brings to the volatile public discussion of homosexuality the same moral reasoning and civilized demeanor evident in his cultural criticism (The Aspect of Eternity, p. 632). Read full book review >
Released: June 21, 1993

"Like the Partisan Review critics he emulates, Bawer understands that ideas have consequences—and that the best art aspires to something greater than ideological play."
Once again, Bawer (Diminishing Fictions, 1988; The Middle Generation, 1986) proves to be a literary essayist of the highest order: an engaged and stylish critic who addresses common readers with intelligence and wit. Read full book review >