Search Results: "E.M. Cioran"


BOOK REVIEW

ANATHEMAS AND ADMIRATIONS by E.M. Cioran
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"Not a book to be read straight through, but one with enough substance to satisfy anyone."
Further speculations and pronouncements from the highly regarded Parisian philosopher (History and Utopia, 1987, etc.), as varied in their subjects as in their depth. ``In any book governed by the Fragment, truths and whims keep company throughout.'' Thus Cioran begins a collection of literary portraits (de Maistre, Beckett, Borges, Fitzgerald) intermingled with aphorisms and random thoughts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 7, 1994

"For all her familiarity with the life and works, Beauman's approach, tone, and style are simply inappropriate."
Believing that Forster (1879-1970) wrote ``five of the greatest novels in our language,'' Beauman (A Very Great Profession—not reviewed, on women novelists) argues that they are the product of his long period of sexual repression, that finding ``sexual happiness'' at age 40 put an end to his fiction, turning him into a journalist, a sage, an academic, and a ``Closet Queen'' who spent his latter years in an extended furtive relationship with a bisexual married police officer. Read full book review >

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Released: July 10, 1947

"For a rather special intellectual market."
For most readers, Forster is identified with A Passage to India (1924)- which those who haven't read intend some day to read, and those who have intend to reread. Read full book review >

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The Deadbringer by E.M. Markoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2016

"A bevy of rich characters, plot twists, and possible paths for future books."
A teenage boy who's able to summon souls and revive corpses flees with his uncle from those seeking to eliminate his kind in the first installment of debut author Markoff's fantasy series. Read full book review >

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GETTING LINCOLN'S GOAT by E.M. Goldman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Goldman (Money to Burn, 1994, etc.) has a snappy, comic style, dead-on for the genre; with a suspenseful plot, totally credible and fun characters, and enough romance to oil the works, this novel is simply a hoot. (Fiction. 10+)"
This comic mystery introduces a refreshing teen detective, Elliot Armbruster, a slightly nerdy 15-year-old who longs to be like his TV hero, Dangerous Dan McGrew. Read full book review >

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Released: April 11, 2006

"A warm portrait of motherhood and the struggles of being a single parent."
From a working single mother, a colorful account of the struggles and triumphs of raising her son while maintaining her sanity. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT ROOM by E.M. Goldman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Goldman is a rare writer who can present the story from the point-of-view of either gender; as a result, this novel will reach deep inside readers' own hopes and dreams. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a bizarre premise, seven high-school juniors take part in an experiment with virtual reality: a simulation of their ten-year reunion. Read full book review >

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RADICAL by E.M. Kokie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A hard, cleareyed look at coming of age in a prejudiced world. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Bex struggles to find acceptance for her nontraditional gender expression and her sexual orientation within her family and within the doomsday survivalist community she longs to join. Read full book review >

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SKIN DEEP by E.M. Crane
ANIMALS
Released: March 11, 2008

"Still, fans of Deb Caletti and Sarah Dessen will probably enjoy it, and readers can hope that Crane's next plot lives up to her prose. (Fiction. YA)"
A thoughtful, lonely girl with a difficult mother and a fear of bullying, Andrea Anderson watches her classmates (a metaphor of stage and audience recurs throughout but doesn't quite gel) and stagnates. Read full book review >

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MURDERER'S DAY by E.M. Schorb
Released: March 1, 1998

"In a tight, clever poem like —The Night Sweats,— Schorb is at his impersonal and resonant best, but that's rare in a volume overloaded with long- lined imitations of Whitman that simply run on ad nauseam."
Schorb's thick third book of poems has the feel of occasional verse; he's so indiscriminate in style and subject that his work as a whole seems motley and muddled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"The absorbing annals of a single US regiment whose valor on killing grounds throughout the world says much about the nation for which it fought. (photos, not seen)"
An engrossing account of a notable US Army outfit whose history reflects the often convulsive changes that have occurred in American military doctrine, written by a retired lieutenant general who served with airborne outfits during WW II and in Korea. Read full book review >