Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews (page 15)

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 20, 2012

"It's remarkable that essays written more than a half-century ago, on another continent, should seem not merely pertinent but prescient in regard to the course of contemporary American culture."
A new edition of landmark work. Read full book review >
READING FOR MY LIFE by John Leonard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 19, 2012

"Glistening evidence that a great critic needs both a bookworm's habits and a capacious heart."
A selection of reviews and essays from the celebrated literary critic, followed by a sort of festschrift with contributors ranging from family members to noted authors (Toni Morrison, Mary Gordon and others). Read full book review >

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2012

"Rich and flavorful—best ingested in small amounts so the savory pleasures linger."
The 2010 winner of the Man Booker Prize serves up selections from his columns at the Independent. Read full book review >
TO SHOW AND TO TELL by Phillip Lopate
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 12, 2012

"A useful collection of bracing thoughts and sinuous sentences."
One of the Earls of Essay returns with a collection that illustrates both his knowledge of the genre and his considerable skill in practicing it. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Each letter is a window that permits a fresh view of a most complex and revolutionary writer."
A continuation of the selected letters of the unique writer in the same format as editor Olivia Harris' The Letters of William S. Burroughs 1945-1959 (1993). Read full book review >

LIFE SENTENCES by William H. Gass
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Stately pronouncements from a master of the form."
A wry, mannered retrospective collection of essays by octogenarian Gass (A Temple of Texts, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"Not a perfect collection—but it comes close."
Bitting (Good Friday Kiss, 2008, etc.) returns with earthy, adventurous and existential free verse. Read full book review >
DISTRUST THAT PARTICULAR FLAVOR by William Gibson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A provocative, surprising look at the lesser-known parts of a sci-fi superstar's writing career."
Cyberpunk's patron saint of prose proves that his reality is every bit as trippy as his fiction. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"For the world that knew Liu Xiaobo only for his empty chair in Oslo, this much-needed book fills the void."
The recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize confronts the problems of closed-society China. Read full book review >
PULPHEAD by John Jeremiah Sullivan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Mostly impressive work from a writer who frequently causes readers to challenge their own perspectives."
Though many of the articles collected here illuminate the surfaces of popular culture, the best of them go deeper into the heart of America. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2011

"All politics is local—and personal. These interviews are invaluable in providing a fly-on-the-wall view of life in the Kennedy White House—and there has never been so intimate a view from a First Lady's perspective."
The late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis speaks candidly about life in Camelot. Read full book review >
ARGUABLY by Christopher Hitchens
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Vintage Hitchens. Argumentative and sometimes just barely civil—another worthy collection from this most inquiring of inquirers."
A new collection of essays from Hitchens (Hitch-22: A Memoir, 2010, etc.), his first since 2004. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >