Search Results: "Frederic Raphael"


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ALL HIS SONS by Frederic Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"'Try not to be cruel.' 'I loved Eyes Wide Shut.'"
If this were a movie written by Raphael, the climactic dialogue might sound like this: Read full book review >

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COAST TO COAST by Frederic Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Have you ever read a novel that's all dialogue?" Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"Raphael is imposingly erudite and at pains to demonstrate it, yet there is a remarkable clarity to the writing, many elegant turns of phrase and a measure of sly humor."
Novelist, screenwriter and biographer Raphael (Ifs and Buts, 2011, etc.) succeeds admirably in recovering the reputation of much-maligned historian Titus Flavius Josephus (37-100). Read full book review >

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DISTANT INTIMACY by Frederic Raphael
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"High-octane lit-chat served cold, heavy on the bitters."
Personal strangers and intellectual compadres discover they have a lot to complain about. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF A CONSTANT LOVER by Lev Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1999

"In the end, cutting back on the gossip that dominated Let's Get Criminal (1996) and The Edith Wharton Murders (1997) leaves room for the exploration of character that makes this Raphael's strongest book yet."
The worthy staff of the mythical State University of Michigan at Michiganapolis, always glancing back nervously over their shoulders at their colleagues at Ann Arbor, are giving them a run for their money in one important measure: homicide. Read full book review >

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RUNAWAY WALTZ by Frederic Morton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2005

"Genuinely sentimental and stimulating on a generation's family values."
Essays on the stages of his life—boyhood in Vienna, the deracination of flight from Nazism, the trials of assimilation in New York—from one of the renowned practitioners of the form. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT OF '74 by Ray Raphael
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"The authors shine a light on a dark corner of the struggle for American independence."
A well-conceived work of popular history that fills a gap in the chronology of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1994

"An important, elegantly written, deeply engrossing cultural history of this unique (and uniquely strange) cultural institution."
A smart, splendid account of the world's most famous—and quirkiest—serious music festival. Read full book review >

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VAN GOGH'S BAD CAFê by Frederic Tuten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"The New York scene, though, is far less compelling, leaving a mismatch in intensity that's hard to overlook, no matter how much one might want to."
Again blurring the lines between past and present, fact and fancy, Tuten (Tintin in the New World, 1993, etc.) reconfigures his familiar theme of love's totemic urgency, here pitting the needs of Vincent van Gogh against those of a late-20th-century rival in Manhattan's East Village. Read full book review >