Books by Marjorie Garber

LOADED WORDS by Marjorie Garber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2012

"The same goes for this intellectually generous and rewarding book. Like its many subjects, it repays the close attention it commands."
A vigorous, revealing collection about the pleasures and revelations of close reading, whether it involves words, books, biographies or ideas. Read full book review >
THE USE AND ABUSE OF LITERATURE by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2011

"Chockablock with examples and in-depth analysis, this can be savored by academics and lay readers alike."
In a cogent study, Shakespeare expert Garber (Visual and Environmental Studies/Harvard Univ.; Shakespeare and Modern Culture, 2008, etc.) wonders: Why read literature? Read full book review >
ACADEMIC INSTINCTS by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2001

"Probably of interest only in the faculty lounge."
An academic's take on academic writing. Read full book review >
SEX AND REAL ESTATE by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2000

"An inventive, erudite analysis from a scholar and homeowner."
Mixing cultural criticism with a belletristic style of writing, Garber (English/Harvard) argues that people love their houses as truly and as passionately as each other. Read full book review >
DOG LOVE by Marjorie Garber
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A dog's life never seemed such a fair prospect. (b&w photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection)"
Dogs are not only our best chance of finding unconditional love, suggests Garber (Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Erotocism of Everyday Life, 1995) in this wry, literate study of dogs in human culture. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 8, 1995

"A whirling wonder of history, analysis, and wit, and a serious contribution to burning issues of sexual identity and politics."
A dazzling and provocative rendering of bisexuality in history, this book is sure to spark controversy. Read full book review >
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Bound for controversy, this study admirably attempts to cross from the academy to popular culture, but theory here acts less as a window onto cultural evolution than as a screen drawing attention its own overwrought, repetitive pattern."
An elaborate theory by Garber (English/Harvard Univ.), insisting that the transvestite is at the elusive heart of Western culture. Read full book review >