Search Results: "Marjorie Garber"


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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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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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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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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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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 >

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CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Immersive and engaging, despite some flaws, and destined to capture imaginations. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Magic, mystery, and love intertwine and invite in this newest take on the "enchanted circus" trope. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1993

"Historically vivid and inventive, yet plagued by plunges from storytelling into a mire of prolonged rumination, where the fantasy seems forced and academic."
A collection of fanciful forays into a vibrant century of American history, juxtaposing an analyst's self-absorbed search for inspiration and a more natural, spontaneous approach—from story- writer Garber (Metaphysical Tales, 1981—not reviewed), winner of TriQuarterly's William Goyen Prize for Fiction for 1992. Read full book review >

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MY NINE LIVES BY CLIO by Marjorie Priceman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

The whimsical journal of a cat, chronicling its nine lives, lived through the ages. Read full book review >