Search Results: "Elaine Scarry"


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NAMING THY NAME by Elaine Scarry
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Close readers of Shakespeare will respect Scarry's arduous homework but likely won't be convinced by her conclusions."
Who was the "young man" William Shakespeare addressed in his sonnets? Read full book review >

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ON BEAUTY AND BEING JUST by Elaine Scarry
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A heated polemic disguised as a cool philosophical essay; exciting for those willing to work through its laborious prose."
An essay that aims to recover beauty as a serious topic for academic discourse and, more ambitiously, to reconnect beauty with truth and justice. Read full book review >

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THERMONUCLEAR MONARCHY by Elaine Scarry
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 2014

"An important discussion that deserves a more disciplined presentation."
Nuclear weaponry has stealthily altered the substance of our form of government, contends Scarry (Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value/Harvard Univ.; Thinking in an Emergency, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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DREAMING BY THE BOOK by Elaine Scarry
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"If you are looking for a journey into the creative process, you would do better to write, draw, or sing for yourself than to enter Scarry's literary-visual world."
Grab your crystals and prepare for the literary critical incarnation of a John Tesh concert. Read full book review >

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ALL THE COLORS OF BUSYTOWN! by Richard Scarry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"While many will welcome concept books with Richard Scarry art, are these rehashed offerings really necessary with so many of his classics still in print? (Board book. 2-4)"
Richard Scarry's iconic characters present nine different colors. Read full book review >

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ICE-CREAM CONES FOR SALE! by Elaine Greenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"As delicious as the story. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-8)"
As irresistible as its subject, Greenstein's jaunty text and marvelous pictures are also an object lesson in the joys and perils of research. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Shiite' but not 'Sunni'), skimpy source notes (two-thirds from just two books), and an index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Four months ago, every library in America needed a book for young people on bin Laden; now, this prolific nonfiction author delivers the biography she has spent three years researching. Read full book review >

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TERRORISM by Elaine Landau
NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Notes; further reading; index (not seen). (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In a simplified, sensational treatment of a complex topic, Landau digests newspaper, magazine, and TV reports to give a strongly biased account of predicted threats to people in this country. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"B&w photos; notes; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A fair, well-balanced account of abuses of human rights through covert action by government agencies, presenting stories from Eastern Europe, Central America, the Middle East, and the US, and incorporating just enough historical background for basic understanding, including some international involvement (e.g., US training of Central American torturers and Israeli training of the Iranian Savak). Read full book review >

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SHADOWS IN THE STARLIGHT by Elaine Cunningham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Lean and taut, frank, brutal, sexy: a series well worth grabbing."
Elfpunk/PI noir: second in a fantasy series (Shadows in the Darkness, 2004, not reviewed) wherein exiled elves exist secretly on Earth, mostly despising humans and treating them like toys. Read full book review >

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MONTANA IN A MINOR by Elaine Russell
Released: April 27, 2014

"Well-written and engaging YA."
In this excellent YA novel, Russell's (Across the Mekong River, 2012) teenage cellist heroine, Emily Lopez, uses music as her framework for dealing with the world. Read full book review >