Search Results: "Raphael Soyer"


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A YOUNG MAN IN SEARCH OF LOVE by Isaac Bashevis Singer
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1978

"We'll stay around."
As a young man in 1930s Warsaw, Singer lived inconspicuously on the edge of a successful brother's literary circle, tormented by philosophical doubts and youthful skepticisms, involved with a much-older mistress (a typical Singer grotesque) and on intimate terms with other, equally obsessed women. Read full book review >

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TROPIC OF MURDER by Lev Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2004

"Raphael's wit is sharp as ever, though his complicated plot yields a solution far too pedestrian for its build-up."
English prof Nick Hoffman takes a break from his academic woes—but not from sleuthing—when a Club Med getaway turns lethal. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2013

"These horrific accounts provide ample evidence of the need for change in attitudes and actions toward rape victims—a disturbing challenge to anyone who would dismiss the ravages of rape."
Meticulously researched and passionately argued rebuttal of those who would deny the reality and alarming prevalence of acquaintance rape. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"Raphael is imposingly erudite and at pains to demonstrate it, yet there is a remarkable clarity to the writing, many elegant turns of phrase and a measure of sly humor."
Novelist, screenwriter and biographer Raphael (Ifs and Buts, 2011, etc.) succeeds admirably in recovering the reputation of much-maligned historian Titus Flavius Josephus (37-100). Read full book review >

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BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE by Lev Raphael
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 10, 2001

"All complication and scant resolution: Raphael's latest is really just the first installment in an overlong, paranoid conspiracy theory."
Things have gone from bad to worse for Nick Hoffman (Little Miss Evil, 1999, etc.), assistant professor in that bastion of obscurity, the State University of Michigan. Read full book review >

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HOT ROCKS by Lev Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Raphael's wit is quick as ever, but not even Vlado could tone up this flabby plot."
A trip to the gym proves anything but healthy for a writing professor at a midwestern college. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Worthwhile if you haven't journeyed with Raphael before."
Raphael's ``greatest hits'': This collection of 13 essays offers remixes and reprises of some of his better-known material. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"Concerned ultimately with the struggle for love both human and divine, these are searing stories."
Offering heartfelt, often painful evocations of Jewish and gay identity, this collection is a bittersweet rendering of a complex culture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Splendid storytelling that effectively captures and humanizes the tumult of the Revolutionary Era."
Popular historian Raphael (Founding Myths, 2004, etc.) expands the traditional cast of America's founders and examines "the collective work of the Revolutionary Generation." Read full book review >

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THE GERMAN MONEY by Lev Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A constricted tale of unresolved mourning only partly redeemed by the clever twist Raphael (Burning Down the House, 2001, etc.) saves for the end."
A fictional take on Raphael's chronicles of the lives of Holocaust survivors' children. Read full book review >

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CONSTITUTIONAL MYTHS by Ray Raphael
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"With documents amply provided at the close of the text, Raphael provides a truly accessible teaching tool."
In his latest populist reality check, Raphael (Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive, 2012, etc.) demonstrates how objectively studying the original broken political system lends insight into ours. Read full book review >