Search Results: "Germaine Greer"


BOOK REVIEW

GERMAINE GREER by Christine Wallace
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Ambivalent to women, wavering in her commitment to truth in Wallace's portrait, Greer remains a flawed but fascinating subject. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
An unauthorized and exhaustive biography of the author still best known for her 1971 feminist polemic The Female Eunuch. Read full book review >

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WHITE BEECH by Germaine Greer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"Passionate and well-intended but not especially accessible."
A controversial scholar/journalist's quasi-academic account of how she helped transform Australian land dedicated to dairy farming back into rain forest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2005

"Hard knocks for Australian 'whitefellas,' though perhaps less compelling for American readers."
From native daughter and well-known feminist Greer (The Whole Woman, 1999, etc.), a provocative essay insisting that Australia can achieve political maturity only when its white citizens transform their whole way of thinking about themselves and their country. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE’S WIFE by Germaine Greer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2008

"An exasperating work that edifies only with its intensive study of the era's mores; it can be used as a sociological study of Elizabethan women, but it doesn't offer a plausible judgment of Ann Hathaway Shakespeare."
Longtime feminist provocateur Greer (Whitefella Jump Up: The Shortest Way to Nationhood, 2004, etc.) proffers a wildly far-fetched "biography" of the Bard's underdocumented spouse. Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE WOMAN by Germaine Greer
NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 1999

"An inspiring and passionate challenge to feminists and humanists alike. (First printing of 100,000)"
Greer's ba-a-a-ck in top effing form, as she might say. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 1992

"Intensively researched, intelligently written, this erudite, literate work—a brilliant philosophical complement to Gail Sheehy's bestselling The Silent Passage (p. 381)—should inspire change in how we think about The Change."
It may be that menopause saw Greer (Daddy, We Hardly Knew You, 1989, etc.) coming and quaked, for surely the subject will never be quite the same again. Read full book review >

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DENNIS AND GREER by Molly Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 27, 2017

"An often beautiful, if repetitive, chronicle of youthful romance."
A debut collection of poetically charged love letters, exchanged by the editor's mother and her first husband in the mid-1960s. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN TWO DESERTS by Germaine W. Shames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2002

"Richly textured, but the link between Eve's 24-7 sex appeal and the larger message of peaceful coexistence is tenuous, making her more cipher than symbol."
This evocative plea for the power of love in the heart of Middle East turmoil, the story of a young American woman of singular charm, shifts uneasily between tragedy and fantasy. Read full book review >

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I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW ME FROM by Judy Greer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers will wish Greer was their conspiratorial best friend."
A memoir by a rare breed of Hollywood actress: happy, well-adjusted and working. Read full book review >

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A PARALLEL LIFE by Bonnie Greer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Greer's mellifluous work should introduce her to new readers."
A lyrical, mannered memoir in which the American-British playwright and novelist returns to the South Side of Chicago, where she grew up in the 1950s and '60s in a poor, segregated neighborhood. Read full book review >

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BLACKBIRD, FAREWELL by Robert Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"A low-scoring game."
Greer benches series hero CJ Floyd (The Mongoose Deception, 2007, etc.), who's sorely missed in this slow-moving tale of murder and big-time basketball. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE WITH JUNE by Darren Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2005

"A poignant idea, but the tricky execution doesn't quite pull together all the emotional pieces."
Canadian author Greer makes his U.S. debut with a personable, tongue-in-cheek tale about a recovering addict and fledgling writer who reclaims his troubled past. Read full book review >