Search Results: "Myriam Miedzian"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"Sure to be controversial, this is a major contribution to contemporary thought."
Here, Miedzian (scholar-in-residence at the Center for American Cultural Studies at Columbia Univ.) presents an exhaustively researched analysis of the inflammatory effects of contemporary American culture on what, she argues, is man's innate predisposition toward violence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Some interesting raw material here, but both the drama of the individual lives and the analysis that would lend them weight are missing. (First printing of 40,000; author tour)"
Unadorned recollections of women's lives, spanning all the generations born in this century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"B&w photos; source notes; index. (Biography. 11-15)"
Mendilow was an enterprising, compassionate native Israeli who founded and directed a network of craft workshops and social service programs for the elderly residents of Jerusalem; by providing them with meaningful work, congenial companionship, and a wide range of cultural programs and medical and dental care, between 1961 and her death in 1989 she improved the lives of countless individuals. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2006

"Pulp romance for the Masterpiece Theater set."
An empathetic look at the most controversial epistles in European history. Read full book review >

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WHY SHE MARRIED HIM by Myriam Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Interesting material, unsatisfactory rendering."
Based on the life of the author's grandmother, this first novel depicts a Russian Jewish émigré coming of age in Paris. Read full book review >

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MEAN by Myriam  Gurba
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"With its icy wit, edgy wedding of lyricism and prose, and unflinching look at personal and public demons, Gurba's introspective memoir is brave and significant."
A gritty memoir exploring gender politics and growing up mixed-race Chicana. Read full book review >

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PRIMO LEVI by Myriam Anissimov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 1999

"Anissimov does not solve the puzzle, but she has admirably set out the pieces for her readers to ponder."
A French novelist's fine-grained, illuminating exploration of a life lived under the shadow of Auschwitz. Read full book review >

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CHEZ MOI by Agnes Desarthe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2008

"Reading groups in search of spirited discussion would do well to choose this complex and satisfying tale."
An original story of midlife transformation. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BOYS COME FROM THE STARS by Emmanuel Dongala
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A brilliant, many-colored work, and a stunning companion piece to the rather different The Fire of Origins. Dongala may be the most accomplished novelist from Africa since Chinua Achebe."
The transformation of a "continent of sorcerers and fetish makers" into a modern culture is paralleled by the growth to young manhood of a delightful protagonist: a glorious 1998 novel by the native Congolese author (now American citizen) of The Fire of Origins (2000). Read full book review >