Search Results: "Raphael Patai"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"The real alchemy here is the magical way academics can turn a simple thesis into a 587-page book and a gold mine of research grants."
A long and quirky look at 1,800 years of minimal Jewish involvement with a pseudoscience, adding little of use either to Jewish history or to the history of science. Read full book review >

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WAKING RAPHAEL by Leslie Forbes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 29, 2004

"As in Fish, Blood and Bone (2001), Forbes uses the conventions of the romance and the thriller, transforming and discarding them at will, to illuminate the mysterious connections between past and present and bring a pair of ardent and uncommonly appealing heroines to life."
The restoration of a famed Raphael canvas reveals matters far more scandalous than hidden brushstrokes in Forbes's magical Italian idyll. Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 1963

"Important for any literate home or library."
All the laconic scholarship and lightning sharp interpretations and insights which have made Graves' studies of the Greek myths one of the most seductive source books of the decade are here brought to bear with equal effectiveness on the Book of Genesis. Read full book review >

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THE RAPHAEL AFFAIR by Iain Pears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Politely sordid art-dealing background is the highlight of this quietly lighthearted first novel by art-historian Pears (The Discovery of Painting, 1980)."
Fledgling British art historian Jonathan Argyll, picked up for vagrancy when he's found hanging around a pokey Roman church, tells a wild story: He's come to check on his hunch that an obscure Mantini canvas hanging in the church actually conceals a lost Raphael painted beneath. Read full book review >

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RAPHAEL AND THE NOBLE TASK by Catherine Salton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"It could well take ten bedtimes to read aloud and lapse into a stately tread that has its narcotic usefulness."
A telling of the dragon Raphael that guards the Great Portal of an English Cathedral—apparently a first book drawn from the author's own childhood visits to castles and cathedrals around England. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDLE GATE by Joseph Patai
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A highly romanticized paean to the Jewish tradition of learning."
A didactic account of the author's first year of Talmud study, originally published in Hungarian in 1927 and posthumously translated. Read full book review >

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ALL HIS SONS by Frederic Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"'Try not to be cruel.' 'I loved Eyes Wide Shut.'"
If this were a movie written by Raphael, the climactic dialogue might sound like this: Read full book review >

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COAST TO COAST by Frederic Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Have you ever read a novel that's all dialogue?" Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF A CONSTANT LOVER by Lev Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1999

"In the end, cutting back on the gossip that dominated Let's Get Criminal (1996) and The Edith Wharton Murders (1997) leaves room for the exploration of character that makes this Raphael's strongest book yet."
The worthy staff of the mythical State University of Michigan at Michiganapolis, always glancing back nervously over their shoulders at their colleagues at Ann Arbor, are giving them a run for their money in one important measure: homicide. Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNATE FALL by Raphael Carter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1996

"All in all, though, an assured, noteworthy, auspicious debut."
A future historical concerned with virtual reality, computer networks, war crimes, and mind control, set in 23rd-century Russia. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT OF '74 by Ray Raphael
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"The authors shine a light on a dark corner of the struggle for American independence."
A well-conceived work of popular history that fills a gap in the chronology of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1994

"Nevertheless, the book is rife with points of contention at times so compelling and well articulated that they sound a wake-up call to feminist women in academe."
Two academics raise disturbing questions about the practices and goals of contemporary classroom feminism. Read full book review >