Search Results: "James Purdy"


BOOK REVIEW

GERTRUDE OF STONY ISLAND AVENUE by James Purdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"A rare triumph: as elegant in its simplicity of tone as it is moving in its purity of feeling, Purdy's work deserves to place its author in the first rank of contemporary writers."
Purdy (The Candle of Your Eyes, 1987, etc. etc.) comes home with his first American publication in more than a decade, a stupendous elegy on the silences of love. Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF JAMES PURDY by James Purdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2013

"A completist's dream, as well as a comprehensive overview of Purdy's themes and—yes—obsessions."
The late (1914-2009) fiction writer, whose work sharply divided critical opinion from the start, receives his due with this vast but fast-moving collection of short stories. Read full book review >

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MOE’S VILLA by James Purdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Still, a welcome feast for fans of Purdy (Gertrude of Stony Island Avenue, 1998, etc.), as well as a nice taste for newcomers."
Twelve enigmatic portraits of private grief and secret love that make Purdy one of the strangest and most moving writers on the scene. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2009

"For a sapient citizenry and a new administration, a graduate-level seminar on a civic philosophy that reminds us, 'Freedom is not just where you end up but also how you get there.'"
Young public intellectual considers anew some main currents in American thought. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Conservative in his respect for tradition, progressive in his calls for change, Purdy offers original insights by and for a generation that is too little heard from, or perhaps listened to. (Author tour)"
With this, his first book, Purdy, at age 24, emerges as a fresh and vibrant voice, calling for the renewal of commitment to and faith in American civic and political life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2003

"It's your empire, so get used to it. A thoughtful survey of things as they are, and an optimistic vision of things as they could be."
No one ever said running the world would be easy. Wunderkind pundit Purdy (For Common Things, 1999) offers a pensive argument for the US empire: a humane one, but an empire all the same. Read full book review >

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Released: July 14, 2014

"A thorough, convincing and useful exploration for modern educators."
A guide for teachers looking to incorporate digital literacy, multimodal communication and the Common Core State Standards into their work. Read full book review >

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AFTER NATURE by Jedediah Purdy
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A profound vision of post-humanistic ethics."
Purdy (Law/Duke Univ.; A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom, 2009, etc.) examines the growing awareness of the relationship between humans and other species, which could create "a Copernican revolution in ethical imagination." Read full book review >

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SERPENTS IN THE COLD by Thomas O'Malley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"This is a bone-crunching, gut-wrenching novel that captures the atmosphere of a city in decay and its inhabitants. It delivers noir fiction like we always want it to be."
A dark thriller in which two misfits take on the corrupt Boston political system with revenge as their mantra. Read full book review >

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WE WERE KINGS by Thomas O'Malley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"The authors deliver noir done well in dark-city descriptions and a cast of damaged characters but fall short on delivering a thrill."
Tough guys in a tough town as the Irish Republican Army wages war in 1950s Boston. Read full book review >

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THE WATERMELON VENDOR by Lizardo Carajal
by Lizardo Carajal, illustrated by Lizardo Carajal, translated by Renée Purdy, developed by Juan David Saab
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 22, 2012

"Sweet and soothing on a quick pass, but closer attention just reveals a confusing jumble. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
A tender, incoherent childbirth tale much in need of further editorial and design work. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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