Search Results: "Paul Buhle"


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BOHEMIANS by Paul Buhle
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"A terrific appraisal of culture's gypsies, tramps and thieves, worthy of the editors' judgment: 'Obituaries for bohemia have, in short, always been premature.'"
What do Walt Whitman, Josephine Baker and Woody Guthrie have in common? Here, their lives are interwoven with the artistic and cultural movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, all under the umbrella of "bohemianism." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1997

"Invaluable source material, but much more than the ordinary reader wants or needs to know. (32 b&w photos, not seen)"
A massive, slow-moving oral history of 30-plus Hollywood blacklistees. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2002

"So crammed that it belies navigation and so committed to its cause that it erodes believability: a text that provides ample background but limited enjoyment. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Terrific material on Hollywood resisters, marred by imprecision and excess. Read full book review >

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STUDS TERKEL’S WORKING by Harvey Pekar
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fitting homage that reinforces the old saw: If work were any good, they wouldn't have to pay us to do it."
One of Terkel's best-known books takes on new life in graphic form courtesy of the team of dyspeptic artist Pekar and editor Buhle (Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History, 2009, etc.), along with a crew of illustrators. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"An overly episodic but nonetheless powerful teaching tool for the next generation of anti-imperialist activists."
The unknown history and devastating impact of American imperial activities abroad. Read full book review >

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THE BEATS by Harvey Pekar
Released: March 24, 2009

"A worthy introduction to the makers of Howl, Naked Lunch, On the Road, Turtle Island and a small library's worth of enduring books."
An illustrated tour of the world of hepcats, bongo bangers and other denizens of the bohemian 1950s. Read full book review >

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STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY by Harvey Pekar
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Learned, passionate and accessible history of the first order, casting a critical but mostly benevolent eye on an often-contradictory movement."
The story of the legendary 1960s student-activist group, in words and pictures. Read full book review >

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ISADORA DUNCAN by Sabrina Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2008

"A somewhat sanitized portrait; Duncan might have preferred something bolder."
Cartoonist Jones takes an admiring glance at the truncated life and roller-coaster times of the woman who traversed three continents to revolutionize dance. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Buhle has done so in this informative scholarly feat."
An idea-laden work about the ongoing 20th-century dialogue in America between psychoanalysis and feminism. Read full book review >