Search Results: "Marjorie Garber"


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THE USE AND ABUSE OF LITERATURE by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2011

"Chockablock with examples and in-depth analysis, this can be savored by academics and lay readers alike."
In a cogent study, Shakespeare expert Garber (Visual and Environmental Studies/Harvard Univ.; Shakespeare and Modern Culture, 2008, etc.) wonders: Why read literature? Read full book review >

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ACADEMIC INSTINCTS by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2001

"Probably of interest only in the faculty lounge."
An academic's take on academic writing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Bound for controversy, this study admirably attempts to cross from the academy to popular culture, but theory here acts less as a window onto cultural evolution than as a screen drawing attention its own overwrought, repetitive pattern."
An elaborate theory by Garber (English/Harvard Univ.), insisting that the transvestite is at the elusive heart of Western culture. Read full book review >

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LOADED WORDS by Marjorie Garber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2012

"The same goes for this intellectually generous and rewarding book. Like its many subjects, it repays the close attention it commands."
A vigorous, revealing collection about the pleasures and revelations of close reading, whether it involves words, books, biographies or ideas. Read full book review >

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SEX AND REAL ESTATE by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2000

"An inventive, erudite analysis from a scholar and homeowner."
Mixing cultural criticism with a belletristic style of writing, Garber (English/Harvard) argues that people love their houses as truly and as passionately as each other. Read full book review >

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DOG LOVE by Marjorie Garber
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A dog's life never seemed such a fair prospect. (b&w photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection)"
Dogs are not only our best chance of finding unconditional love, suggests Garber (Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Erotocism of Everyday Life, 1995) in this wry, literate study of dogs in human culture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1995

"A whirling wonder of history, analysis, and wit, and a serious contribution to burning issues of sexual identity and politics."
A dazzling and provocative rendering of bisexuality in history, this book is sure to spark controversy. Read full book review >

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MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1955

"Primarily a woman's book, although it may open the doors to some men's understanding and sympathy."
As different from The Caine Mutiny as that was from Aurora Dawn- this should tap a wholly different vein. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The evolution of a literary partnership at its best, with Rawlings revealing the anguish, frustration, and fulfillment of a dedicated writer's life and Perkins the empathy and unwavering standards of a remarkable editor. (Facsimiles, 6 b&w photos, most not seen.)"
The editor a writer dreams of and the writer an editor yearns for come to life in this exchange of letters. Read full book review >

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MAG-MARJORIE and WON OVER by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Though the tales are dated and at a glance have little import for the modern reader, Gilman's sharp characters and her insights into gender traps provide enough appeal to interest those outside academic circles."
Two didactic, at times sentimental novels (first serialized in Gilman's magazine, The Forerunner) still prove fascinating in their explications of gender in turn-of-the-century New England. Read full book review >

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EMBRACING THE DARK by Eric Garber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Read at your own risk."
Anthology of 11 horror fantasies featuring gay werewolves and lesbian vampires, among other sex wonders. Read full book review >