Search Results: "Michael S. Roth"


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BEYOND THE UNIVERSITY by Michael S. Roth
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"The result is more like a primer on the history of higher education than a manifesto."
An academic's defense of the liberal arts, as he surveys the tensions in higher education throughout American history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"As opposed to an almost equal number of overly specialized, sometimes esoteric essays, these pieces, written with stylistic gracefulness and intellectual depth, make this volume accessible and well worth the price for the nonclinician. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
A collection of 18 essays and one cartoon narrative (Art Spiegelman's "Cracking Jokes") to accompany the long-delayed Freud exhibit at the Library of Congress, which will open on October 15. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Haunting and powerful evocation of a world Hitler despised."
One of the greatest newspaper correspondents during the golden age of German journalism brilliantly illuminates the inexorable, deepening chaos that prefaced WWII. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JOSEPH ROTH by Joseph Roth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Essential, deeply satisfying fiction from one of the least known of the 20th-century's greatest writers."
An important collection of 17 stories and (brief) novellas, all written between 1916 and 1940 by the Austrian writer whose superb novels (including The Silent Prophet and The Radetzky March) rank among the finest rediscovered fiction of recent decades. Read full book review >

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WHAT I SAW by Joseph Roth
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Poignant and prescient. (35 b&w photos)"
Evocative pieces about life in interbellum Berlin by a Jewish journalist and fiction writer (The Collected Stories of Joseph Roth, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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REBELLION by Joseph Roth
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Rebellion's no masterpiece but, rather, a bitterly compact (if simplistic) adumbration of Roth's later, infinitely more challenging and rewarding fiction."
Rebellion ($21.95; Nov.; 160 pp.; 0-312-20574-0). Read full book review >

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THE WANDERING JEWS by Joseph Roth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2000

"Graphic sketches of a life long gone, rendered with a sharp eye and an even sharper tongue. (9 b&w photos)"
The first English translation of five eloquent essays on the plight of the European Jews by Austrian author Roth (1894-1939). Read full book review >

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TALES FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE BRAIN by Michael S. Gazzaniga
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A lively appreciation of both the complexity of the human mind and the scientific enterprise."
"How on earth does the brain enable mind?" That is the still-to-be-answered question posed by Gazzaniga (Who's in Charge: Free Will and the Science of the Brain, 2011, etc.), the director of the SAGE Center for the Study of Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara.Read full book review >