Search Results: "Edmund de Waal"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"The roster of characters is daunting at first, but this narrative proves a marvelously absorbing synthesis of art history, detective story and memoir."
A nimble history of one of the richest European families at the turn of the century. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE ROAD by Edmund de Waal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"De Waal's poetically recounted journey is a revelation, as well: of the power of obsession and the lust for purity."
A lyrical melding of art history, memoir, and philosophical meditation. Read full book review >

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EDMUND WILSON by Lewis M. Dabney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 3, 2005

"A solid, much-needed work of literary biography, stronger on matters critical but a touch less absorbing, because less sensational, than Jeffrey Meyers's Edmund Wilson (1995)."
A searching life of the eminent literary critic and journalist 1895-1972). Read full book review >

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EDMUND BURKE by Jesse Norman
Released: May 7, 2013

"A top-notch introduction to Burke and his paternity of political systems throughout the Western Hemisphere. Even better, the author points out where ignoring Burke's thoughts have caused unnecessary difficulties."
Member of Parliament Norman (Compassionate Economics, 2008, etc.) comprehensively explains the history and the writings of the man whose thoughts have been quarried by politicians for hundreds of years. Read full book review >

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EDMUND WILSON by Lewis M. Dabney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"While the general reader will probably be lost throughout a good portion of this collection, it is a neat treat for die-hard Wilsonians."
This solid but too disparate collection of essays and panel discussions (drawn from a series of 1995 symposia celebrating the centenary of his birth) revisits Wilson's life, work, and legacy. Read full book review >

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EDMUND UNRAVELS by Andrew Kolb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"This long extended metaphor filled with laugh-worthy wordplay will comfort children and parents alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Edmund, a ball of teal yarn, explores the world but returns to his family. Read full book review >

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EDMUND WILSON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 1995

"A neat and fluent narrative that will satisfy Wilson fans as well as those who want an introduction to America's Samuel Johnson."
The prolific biographer of Conrad, Poe, and Hemingway (among others) doesn't have to compete with earlier books in this case, since his straightforward account beats to the marketplace even the authorized life—due at some indefinite future date from Wilson editor Lewis Dabney—of America's greatest man of letters. Read full book review >

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ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE? by Frans de Waal
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2016

"After this edifying book, a trip to the zoo may never be the same."
Intrigued by the search for intelligent life? No need for space travel—it's happening right here on Earth, and the results are amazing. Read full book review >

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BONOBO by Frans de Waal
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A fascinating, delightfully successful treatment of an arresting creature. (75 color photos, 9 b&w photos, 9 maps and drawings)"
Notes toward an understanding of the bonobo, Africa's most elusive primate, from the always engaging de Waal, a noted primatologist (Good Natured, 1996). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"An extremely well-written, highly provocative discussion of the origins and meaning of culture."
Humans have no monopoly on culture or ethics, argues a respected expert on our animal cousins. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2005

"Fascinating and enlightening: It's hard not to conclude that, in many ways, apes may be wiser than their upright relatives."
Apes are our nearest relatives, and we have far more in common with them than we realize. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1996

"Unpretentious, open, humorous, and with a flair for language, de Waal nimbly displays that rare and wonderful scientific mind: as much at home with contradiction, clutter, and illogic as with systematic data."
Can we recognize a sense of morality in creatures other than ourselves? Read full book review >