Search Results: "Antonio Damasio"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Awareness may be mostly mystery, but Damasio shapes its hints and glimmerings into an imaginative, informed narrative."
Damasio (Director/Univ. of Southern California Brain and Creativity Inst.; Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain, 2003, etc.) seeks to understand "the mystery of consciousness." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 1994

"Damasio is the first to admit that he cannot prove all he says. In the meantime, one can read with pleasure and share the excitement of a neuroscientist who sees that in the union of the many parts of the human brain lies its strength."
Few neuroscientists today would defend Cartesian dualism—the idea that mind and body are separate—but Damasio takes one more leap: Not only are philosophers wrong to separate brain and body, but psychology's separation of reason from emotion is also wrong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2003

"Fascinating and important material, though it deserves better exposition."
A leading neurologist and critically praised science writer (The Feeling of What Happens, 1999, etc.) argues that research on human emotions supports the 17th-century philosopher's conclusions about the mind-body problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TONO ANTONIO by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Jan. 1, 1934

"There is a Christmas spirit pervading the story which will make it a good holiday book."
An enchanting story of Spain today, and particularly of the small boy who set out with the goats for the city, to make some money for his poverty striken family in the mountain village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT ANTONIO by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A tribute as heartfelt as it is joyous and a fitting way to remember this larger-than-life performer. (comics guide for parents and teachers) (Graphic biography. 5-8)"
An illustrated biography of a legendary strongman from Montreal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Gary L. Blackwood's Shakespeare's Scribe (2000) and Kate Gilman's Jason and the Bard (1993) vividly capture the brawl and excitement of theater, but in its own restrained, contemplative way, Hirsch's US debut may teach readers more about its soul. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Even readers with little interest in the theater will be drawn into this portrayal of the creative process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REQUIEM by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1994

"And yet the streamlike writing, spliced by endless commas, contains a charm that shines through the monochrome."
A short, food-filled fictional walk in and around the city of Lisbon by a distinguished Italian author and translator of Portuguese that culminates in a dream-time meeting with an unnamed writer who one assumes the poet Fernando Pessoa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEAN TIME by Antonio Arreola
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 12, 2012

"What begins as a potentially intriguing story devolves into far-fetched, sentimental and, at times, intolerable chaos that doesn't do anyone justice."
This debut mystery explores thorny issues of rape, murder, justice and romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2001

"Good reading for critics of latter-day military culture, as well as students of ancient history."
A lucid study of battles, broken treaties, and arms races in Roman antiquity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEREIRA DECLARES by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"One of the most intriguing and appealing character studies in recent European fiction, and easily the best work of Tabucchi's to have appeared in English translation."
The theme of political commitment is explored from an unusual and rewarding perspective in this moving short novel, set in Fascist-ruled Portugal in 1938, by the Italian author of Requiem (1994), etc. Its unsuspecting hero is Dr. Pereira, a former Lisbon crime reporter who now edits the ``culture page'' of the cautiously apolitical newspaper Lisboa. Read full book review >