Search Results: "Alan Kaufman"


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JEW BOY by Alan Kaufman
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An intriguing project—the tracing of the long shadow cast by the Holocaust on a Jewish Everyboy—but very unevenly executed."
Kaufman's (Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, 1999) grim memoir of a life defined by feelings of victimhood, traced chiefly to his mother—a survivor of the Nazi occupation of France. Read full book review >

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THE OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN POETRY by Alan Kaufman
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Navigating through the bulk of nearly a thousand pages is a chore simply not worth the effort."
paper 1-56025-227-8 Editor and self-proclaimed Outlaw poet Kaufman has gathered into a single volume the voices of more than two hundred "poets who don't get taught in American poetry 101." Read full book review >

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MATCHES by Alan Kaufman
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"This is a sloppily assembled work. What Kaufman does best is convey the brittle camaraderie of the reservists; a story collection or another memoir might have served his purposes better."
The experiences of an American Jew fighting as a reservist with the Israeli Defense Forces. Read full book review >

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DRUNKEN ANGEL by Alan Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A slightly bloated but addictive memoir of self-destruction, recuperation and a literary coming-of-age."
An avant-garde writer recalls his journey from gutter drunk to PEN American member. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A freeform category, then, marked by a rather shapeless but still quite readable, collection. Good stuff, if you like that sort of thing."
Is an outlaw writer one who threatens to fill Marshall McLuhan with pencil lead? Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF ELEANOR by Pamela Kaufman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Historical fiction for the Barbara Cartland set."
A romantic take on the powerful medieval queen. Read full book review >

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A GOOD, PROTECTED LIFE by Joseph Kaufman
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Still, for a first, hortatory novel, this has an appealing narrative bounce."
A strenuously talky chronicle of a transcontinental, religious search brightened by sprinklings of humor, detailed African settings, and some sunbaked theological speculations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 1997

"He makes us understand the joys of both in this frank, passionate book. (maps and drawings, not seen)"
You may not have found your loins quivering at the thought of a rose-throated becard, but Kaufman (Lives of North American Birds, not reviewed) has, and here he sings sweetly about the birder's ineffable fascination with all things feathered. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Kaufman went looking for a pizza and ended up on Wall Street, giving a revealing view into commodity markets and food pricing."
Beginning with a simple question—"Why can't inexpensive, healthy, and delicious food be available to everyone?"—Harper's contributing editor Kaufman (A Short History of the American Stomach, 2008, etc.) embarked on an odyssey into pizza kitchens, tomato fields, biotech labs, United Nations conference rooms and commodities exchanges. Read full book review >

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Trawling Twenty Centuries by Alexander Kaufman
Released: April 26, 2013

"A delightful read for anyone interested in Jewish history, museum design, or the intersection of the two."
A professional designer describes his contribution to the research and development of a new museum. Read full book review >

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WOODY GUTHRIE, AMERICAN RADICAL by Will Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"Not likely to hold wide appeal, but a solid choice for scholars and folk-music lefties."
Overdue rediscovery of folk music's great agitator. Read full book review >

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ON MONEY AND MARKETS by Henry Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"Not exactly cheery, but definitely worth knowing. (Introduction by Paul A. Volcker)"
A superior course in economics (with a glimpse of biography) from "Dr. Gloom," the famous monetarist, financial forecaster, and bond guru who earned his sobriquet with his infallably honest, level, and sometimes unwelcome economic pronouncements. Read full book review >