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

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 dazzling and provocative rendering of bisexuality in history, this book is sure to spark controversy. From Plato, Sappho, and Shakespeare to Madonna, Mick Jagger, and the androgynous Pat of Saturday Night Live, Garber sets out to make visible the seemingly ubiquitous but invisible presense of individuals who have had sexual relations with members of both sexes. 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 >