Search Results: "Jonathan Rose"


BOOK REVIEW

MOVIES AS POLITICS by Jonathan Rosenbaum
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"First-rate film criticism labored by second-rate social analysis."
A spirited, frequently tendentious, collection of essays and reviews dissecting some of the more notable films of the last 20 years. Read full book review >

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GOATS by Jonathan Rosenberg
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Funny, though it's worth pointing out that, at last check, this material was still available for viewing on the website—which raises the question of why this compilation exists at all."
Second compilation of Rosenberg's popular, long-running Web comic. Read full book review >

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THE LITERARY CHURCHILL by Jonathan Rose
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2014

"Rose's swift, incisive narrative portrays Churchill as a brilliant, if flawed, manipulator of political theater and a star of a tumultuous long-running drama: the history of the British Empire."
A study of the statesman that demonstrates how "literature can illuminate political behavior in ways that more conventional methodologies cannot." Read full book review >

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JOY COMES IN THE MORNING by Jonathan Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Again, the ideas take top billing, with the plot a distant also-ran."
An elegantly written if slow-paced story about a young female rabbi who suffers a too easily resolved crisis of faith as she ministers to the sick and dying. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 27, 2008

"Combining memoir, history and science, Rosen's gracefully written chapters form an exquisitely crafted meditation on life and nature, as well as a splendid introduction to bird-watching."
Engaging account of a bookish New Yorker's discovery of bird-watching. Read full book review >

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EVE'S APPLE by Jonathan Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"It's the ideas, though, not the characters, that have life here."
An elegantly written debut offers an erudite analysis of eating disorders in a less-than-persuasive fictional structure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It'd be lovely to read a more fully fleshed-out family reminiscence, but this is a disappointment."
How do we mix ancient wisdom and modern technology? The author of Eve's Apple (1997) and former culture editor of the Forward seeks an answer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A notable effort, essential for the study of the civil-rights movement."
A collection of primary, hitherto unknown documents in the history of the civil-rights movement. Read full book review >

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M.J. ROSE - LA MAGIE ET L’AMOUR
by Bobbi Dumas

If you’ve followed my writing/reviews/blog for any length of time, there are a few things you may have picked up about me and my preferred reading.

I love Paris. I love books set during WWI, WWII, and the interwar years. I love stories with a magical element. And I certainly like an interesting twist.

So it should come ...


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JONATHAN DEE
by Rachel Sugar

Jonathan Dee’s latest, an exquisitely nuanced drama of simmering small-town politics, is so prescient—so uncannily current—it’s a source of concern. “I worry a little bit the novel is close enough to current events that people are going to read it a little too much as if it were a key to current events,” Dee says.

But if The Locals ...


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SUMMER RERUNS
by Julie Danielson

It may be that, here at my weekly Kirkus column, I’ve sung the praises many times before of French author Daniel Pennac’s The Rights of the Reader, originally published in 1992. This is to say that, if I’m being redundant, I apologize, but it is a wonderful book. To call it a guide to reading, which it actually is, makes ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A comprehensive primer for how to contemplate urban spaces as they evolve for the future."
A creative city planner takes inspiration from the ancients' sense of urban integrity to propound a holistic approach to crafting the city space. Read full book review >