Search Results: "Lewis Hyde"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Eclectic and cunning in its own connections, Hyde's wandering journey through cultures shows him to be nearly as versatile and ingenious as that master trickster, Odysseus."
A model of rangy, creative, but not far-fetched interpretation, in this case of a common mythological archetype, the shifty trickster. Read full book review >

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THE ESSAYS OF HENRY D. THOREAU by Lewis Hyde
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2001

"A century and a half after they were written, as Hyde notes, the power of these essays comes 'quickly back to life for any reader with ears to hear the many registers of their author's voice.'"
The 13 essays gathered here are among Thoreau's best writing: crackingly sharp, like a bright winter morning after a snowfall. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"An old way of thinking about the ownership of art and ideas smartly revived."
A MacArthur Fellow constructs an elegant argument opposing the modern drive to privatize our common cultural heritage. Read full book review >

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HARD TARGET by Christopher Hyde
Released: Jan. 16, 1990

Here, Hyde (Maxwell's Train, 1985, etc.) writes of a hired assassin who stalks the President through the sewers of Washington, D.C., with the apparent blessing of the CIA—while the FBI, KGB, and the GRU try to sort out the politics, clues, and initials. Read full book review >

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MONOOSOOK VALLEY by Elisabeth Hyde
Released: March 10, 1989

A youngish widow, working mother of two, finds love (maybe) and dope (kind of) in 1971 New England: a limp second novel from the author of Her Native Colors (1986). Read full book review >

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THE ABORTIONIST’S DAUGHTER by Elisabeth Hyde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2006

"Sensational, like the book's title, but not quite on target."
Who killed the opinionated abortion provider? Read full book review >

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IN THE HEART OF THE CANYON by Elisabeth Hyde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2009

"Well-intentioned but flawed ensemble drama."
A neophyte crew of amateur adventurers embarks on a perilous rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. Read full book review >

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CHINA LAKE by Anthony Hyde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 1992

"Anyone reading to the end is presold on the genre and knows its shortfall."
A long-thought-out espionage tale, about a dense and tangled search into the past that means to reveal something about the dense and tangled nature of man himself. Read full book review >

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OF THIS NEW WORLD  by Allegra Hyde
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Hyde portrays forceful, painful collisions between reality and expectation."
Thirteen stories reveal utopia and what we must give up to get there. Read full book review >

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THE HOMELESS by Margaret O. Hyde
Released: March 1, 1989

Who are the homeless? Read full book review >

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KNOW ABOUT ABUSE by Margaret O. Hyde
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Resources; bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
An author who writes widely on related subjects (Know About Drugs, rev. ed. 1990) comes up with one neat little book: mature in content and outlook but short enough for reluctant readers—a combination of global outlook and specific, usable information. Read full book review >

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THE WILLOW KING by Meelis Friedenthal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Erudite and literary."
Estonian writer Friedenthal's novel, winner of the 2013 EU Prize for Literature and his first to be translated into English, chronicles the rainy misadventures of Laurentius Hylas, a scholar in 17th-century Estonia. Read full book review >