Search Results: "Bryan Magee"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Magee is best at presenting the ideas of these, his favorites, but he could have done so in a much shorter book and without the melodramatic portrayals of his own intellectual suffering."
A British popularizer of philosophy, Magee (coauthor, On Blindness, 1995, etc.), writes an overblown account of his lifelong interest in philosophical ideas. Read full book review >

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THE TRISTAN CHORD by Bryan Magee
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2001

"Clearly aware that intellectual influences are only one stream flowing into great operas, Magee doesn't overstate the significance of such currents, yet his mellow, lucid interpretation of how they informed and nourished Wagner's libretti is highly persuasive."
A sound and highly readable exploration of the composer's philosophical milieu. Read full book review >

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ASHLEY BRYAN by Ashley  Bryan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"When he concludes, 'I've enjoyed walking the island with you,' readers will believe him. (Autobiography. 9 & up)"
A joyous photo of the author with outstretched arms on the cover invites readers to join him on a walk through his life, present and past. Read full book review >

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MANIAC MAGEE by Jerry Spinelli
FICTION
Released: April 2, 1990

"The metaphorical style is a brave change from the realism of Spinelli's other books, while fans of his earlier, tongue-in-cheek, streetwise tone will find it also an integral part of this story—ballast for the mythic, shifting picture of Maniac's year on the run."
An occasionally long-winded, but always affecting, parable-like story about racism and ignorance. Read full book review >

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ON BLINDNESS by Bryan Magee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Milligan and Magee's tangling with philosophic theories of knowledge detracts from their intelligent, unfortunately truncated dialogue of the experience of sightlessness."
Two philosophers, one blind since just after birth, exchange views more over their philosophic differences than their perceptual ones. Read full book review >

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MEET STINKY MAGEE by Edward Sokol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"Be gone, Stinky. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Artist Sokol makes an appalling writing debut with a book in which bold and colorful illustrations dude up what is meant, obviously, to be a naïvely magical text. Read full book review >

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President Blog by Doug Magee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2016

"A political satire about an unconventional candidate that both thrills and edifies."
An anonymous blogger suddenly becomes a serious contender for the American presidency in this satire. Read full book review >

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Closure by David Magee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2015

"A slow boil that expertly paints a private detective and the war-torn land where he resides."
In Magee's debut thriller, a British military operative turned private investigator gets caught in a crossfire when a missing person case takes him deep into the Republican heartland of north Belfast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2007

"An entertaining and enjoyable journey with a most agreeable tour guide."
From Chattanooga Times Free Press columnist Magee, an amusing and illuminating series of essays about the New South that read like conversations with a friend. Read full book review >