Search Results: "James Andrew Miller"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2011

"A championship effort by two men who can rightfully lay claim to having written the book on ESPN."
The massive, eagerly anticipated oral history of ESPN. Read full book review >

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THE OPTIMISTS by Andrew Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Beautifully written, astutely observed, and as maddeningly inconclusive as life itself. Miller remains a gifted, thoughtful writer in search of stronger plot lines."
Booker- and Whitbread-shortlisted Miller (Oxygen, 2002, etc.) follows the shell-shocked wanderings of a British photographer haunted by an African massacre. Read full book review >

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If Only The Names Were Changed by Andrew Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2016

"A forthcoming but ultimately disappointing tale of a writer's path to mental health."
A memoir that recounts a life of chemical dependency and emotional tumult. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA IN LOVE by Andrew Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Another moving, persuasive and satisfying tale from the most original historical novelist now working. (First printing of 35,000; $50,000ad/promo; author tour)"
A richly imagined historical entertainment, capturing both the gaudy, amoral life of mid-18th-century London and the character of one of history's most famous Lotharios. Read full book review >

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INGENIOUS PAIN by Andrew Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"The result is a mere accumulation of arresting incidents rather than the taut, haunting story it could well have been."
Miller's debut, an unusual but uneven cautionary tale cloaked in a historical novel, features a cold-blooded English surgeon, literally a freak of nature, who works wonders in the mid-18th century until being spectacularly undone by his pride. Read full book review >

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THE CROSSING by Andrew Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"In pristine, elegant prose, Miller creates an indelible portrait of a mysterious woman and her tragic quest."
The fantastic voyage of a haunted woman. Read full book review >

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OXYGEN by Andrew Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Consistently interesting, but it doesn't add up to much. Miller does seem more at home in the 18th century."
With compassionate intensity, British author Miller explores the ostensibly entangled lives of four people struggling to slip the bonds of their several obsessions and obligations (and thus "breathe" freely). Read full book review >

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THE PASSION OF MICHEL FOUCAULT by James Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1993

"A riveting portrait marred only by occasional lapses into redundancy, and likely to spur even greater interest—both within and outside the university—in the writings of this influential, enigmatic man."
Revelatory, well-written account of the controversial life and writings of French historian and philosopher Foucault. Read full book review >

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EXAMINED LIVES by James Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Intermittently compelling but ultimately disappointing for the general reader—though it could find use in philosophy courses."
Using biographies of 12 Western philosophers, Miller (Politics/New School for Social Research; Flowers in the Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll, 1947-1977, 1999, etc.) seeks insight into the quest for wisdom about the self. Read full book review >

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Released: April 26, 1989

According to Miller (Rhetoric/Berkeley) and Goldblatt, there are "millions" of intelligent, college-educated, idealistic men and women ages 22-39 who have opted out of the quest for careers, money, and status. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Although Miller's earlier correspondence was more vital and lusty and his dealing with Grove more controversial, his slightly prickly but perdurable relationship with New Directions spanned both a radical career and a transformation in publishing and literature, as evidenced here."
The fifth in the series of correspondence between avant-garde New Directions publisher Laughlin and his authors presents a slightly less intimate relationship (and less interesting Miller) but serves to chronicle one facet of Miller's anarchic career. Read full book review >

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GARBO'S LAST STAND by Jon James Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"An appealing blend of hard-boiled noir and action-movie excitement with a romantic, worshipful heart."
In Miller's novel, a dying former tabloid reporter tells the story of his 1939 cruise-ship adventure—involving Greta Garbo, Nazis and a beautiful British secret agent—to a young journalist hoping for an exclusive. Read full book review >