Search Results: "Bernard-Henri Lévy"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Those sharing Lévy's politics will find comfort in his analysis; others will be dismayed by his banal observations and tiresome predictability."
Nearly two decades after Alexis de Tocqueville's monumental Democracy in America, a French intellectual reassesses the cultural and political climate in the U.S. and, surprise, finds much to criticize. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"The arguments are often engaging, but the narrative could have used more editing for an American audience—will appeal mostly to academics and dedicated readers of philosophy."
A dialogue between two acclaimed French writers, originally published in France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 1995

"They will make agreeable companions for those anglophone readers who don't find their Parisian intellectual millieu too recherchÇ."
These transcripts of discussions by two French intellectuals— a man and a woman—about relations between the sexes make for generally delightful reading. Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS OF JUDAISM by Bernard-Henri Lévy
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A philosophical celebration of Judaism that wanders but ultimately returns to hope and light."
A memoir and philosophical reflection on the renewed urgency to study the Jewish tomes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERNARD SHAW by Sally Peters
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Peters offers a rhetorically overloaded version of Shaw's life and work. (29 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A tendentious, trendy reading of Shaw, with an entirely speculative theory of secret homosexuality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRI ROUSSEAU by Susanne Pfleger
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Plazy's A Weekend with Rousseau (1992) offers a more stable forage into the jungles. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Lush, beautiful reproductions introduce Rousseau's art work to a young audience, but the text, combining fact and fiction, may confuse those expecting a biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Holroyd keeps a lightly even voice throughout so that every word Shaw utters—and he is clearly the greatest wit in the English language—glistens with intelligence against his fading hopes for humanity. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Triumphant closing of Holroyd's massive life of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1951), begun with The Search for Love (1988) and The Pursuit of Power (1989)—a work 15 years in the writing. Read full book review >

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BLUE BERNARD by Nathalie Tousnakhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2013

"Bernard's story alone is lovely to look at with too few shades between its primary hues. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
The second in an app series called Colorful World, this follow-up to Zoe's Green Planet (2013) follows Bernard, who is "blue from head to toe" on an all-pink planet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALL ME HENRI by Lorraine M. López
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2006

"A must for urban collections. (Fiction. YA)"
With all that Enrique encounters in his barrio—gang beatings, frequent deaths, an abusive, alcoholic stepfather and fellow teens dropping out of school—one would imagine him older than the middle-school student that he is. Read full book review >

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HANNA & HENRI by Fredrik Sjölin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2013

"A mostly solid piece of garage building with winning characters and very cool robots. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
Backyard robot-building is the order of the day in an app that will appeal most to budding tinkerers. Read full book review >

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HENRI MATISSE by Albert Kostenevich
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The writing is mature in approach, without being overly weighty, making it suitable not just for young readers, but adults with a budding interest in art. (index) (Biography. 11-14)"
An articulate, attractive biography in the First Impressions series, about an artist whose paintings were as much celebrations of color as they were portraits of people and things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Painstaking and scrupulously scholarly without managing to be evocative. (84 b&w illustrations; 24 pages color illustrations, not seen)"
Stiff and hobbled by its own exhaustiveness, this biography of Paris's tiny painter/provocateur (18641901) takes lively material and renders it lifeless. Read full book review >