Search Results: "Michael Ignatieff"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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ISAIAH BERLIN by Michael Ignatieff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An informed, smoothly executed portrait of a philosophic fox's lifetime pursuing hedgehog ideas. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A polished life of the century's preeminent liberal (in the classic sense) philosopher. Read full book review >

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VIRTUAL WAR by Michael Ignatieff
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Animated with emotion: informed, documented, and essential. (15 b&w illustrations) (Author tour)"
The veteran reporternovelistbiographer (Isaiah Berlin: A Life, 1998, etc.) analyzes the recent hightech, lowrisk wars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Travels through a newly emerging old world, then, with a suave character."
Ignatieff, well-known in British TV as the smooth host of cerebral talk shows and political documentaries, takes on what he calls the rising tide of ``ethnic nationalism.'' There are two kinds of contemporary nationalism, says Ignatieff, ``civic'' and ``ethnic,'' the first based on a common perception of shared law, and the second—derived from the German romantics—based on blood kinship. Read full book review >

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SCAR TISSUE by Michael Ignatieff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A tough read but worth it."
This often clinically detailed novel from Ignatieff (Asya, 1991; Blood and Belonging, p. 115) mourns a beloved parent and addresses various kinds of loss: of memory, of faith in conventional medicine, and of pieties. Read full book review >

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ASYA by Michael Ignatieff
Released: Oct. 4, 1991

"A reading feast."
A wonderfully enthralling first novel from writer-historian Ignatieff (The Russian Album, 1987, etc.)—unabashedly unpretentious but satisfyingly literate and informative. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE JOHNSON IN THE FLAMES by Michael Ignatieff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Bold, slashing view of the tiresome banality of evil."
A journalist decides to avenge one of the many atrocities he's witnessed, in a third novel (Scar Tissue, 1994, etc.) by political commentator-historian Ignatieff (Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUMAN RIGHTS AS POLITICS AND IDOLATRY by Michael Ignatieff
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Outrageously padded, but worth it for Ignatieff's contribution."
Cogent analysis of the crusade for human rights—from its origins to its present status as a surprisingly influential movement that sometimes oversteps its bounds. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 1998

A prominent commentator on nationalism and ethnic violence reflects on the destructive power of ethnic warfare and the redemptive potential of modern universal human-rights culture. Read full book review >

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CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >