Search Results: "David Abram"


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FOBBIT by David Abrams
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Sardonic and poignant. Funny and bitter. Ribald and profane. Confirmation for the anti-war crowd and bile for Bush supporters."
IEDs, VBIEDs, EODs, G-3 and even CNN contrive a constant Catch-22 as Fobbit Chance Gooding Jr. fights the acronym war in Abrams' debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 1996

"Despite a few philosophically dense passages, Abram delivers an original and convincing premise for our dissociation from the natural world."
Philosopher and ecologist Abram writes an absorbing, challenging treatise on the power of written language to separate human beings from their experiential relationship to the nonhuman environment, permitting, in the process, the abuse of nature. Read full book review >

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BECOMING ANIMAL by David Abram
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"The author is an inspired force who invites the neglected yet ever-present serendipities of the natural world to show themselves."
Cultural ecologist Abram (The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World, 1996) connects with the grandness of Earth through a series of sensuous engagements. Read full book review >

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BRAVE DEEDS by David Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A powerful story on its surface, a soldier's story laced with vulgarities and gallows humor, but also a story holding deeper interpretations of our troubled Middle Eastern misadventures."
Abrams (Fobbit, 2012) follows his award-winning debut with a more empathetic but no less bitter take on the Iraq War. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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STROLLS WITH PUSHKIN by Abram Tertz
Released: Feb. 16, 1994

"Read Tertz before the long essay by co-translator Nepomnyashchy."
Fabulously amusing mock-academic flight of fantastic literary criticism about Russia's beloved national poet, Aleksandr Pushkin, written in 1966-67 by Tertz/Andrei Sinyavsky (Goodnight!, 1989; Little Jinx, 1992, etc.) while serving the first of seven years in a Soviet labor camp. Read full book review >

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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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START YOUR READING YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH JANUARY'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Another year of reading begins! What better way to start it off than with books that will stretch your imagination? This month's selection of the best science fiction and fantasy reads offers sword and sorcery, eldritch horrors, a richly-imagined forest world, deals with the Devil in the Old West, espionage across parallel worlds, and a 25th Century whodunit ...


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LITTLE JINX by Abram Tertz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Gentler in its satire than the stories and essays that got Tertz five years in a Soviet labor camp: as winsomely, tearfully loony as the Gogol tales it recalls."
A painfully funny parable of loneliness, alienation, and crippling guilt by the ÇmigrÇ author of, among others, Soviet Civilization (1990) and the novel Goodnight! (1989). Read full book review >