Search Results: "Rebecca Newberger Goldstein"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Goldstein's bright, ingenious philosophical romp makes Plato not only relevant to our times, but palpably alive."
Plato returns to 21st-century America in this witty, inventive, genre-bending work by MacArthur Fellow Goldstein (36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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36 ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Always smart and intermittently very funny, but the shifts in tone, leaps in chronology and changes of focus can induce whiplash."
Madcap novel of ideas, careening between the hilarious and the ponderous. Read full book review >

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MAZEL by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Goldstein (The Mind-Body Problem, 1983, etc.) draws heavily on the themes and rhythms of Yiddish folklore while offering her own sparkling wit and philosophical insight, as always, along the way."
Goldstein expands on a story in her collection, Strange Attractors (1992), in this lively exploration of the ways chance intermingles with determinism in human lives. Read full book review >

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THE DARK SISTER by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1991

"Disappointing."
One of those almost too-clever and erudite novels about identity and the nature of women that challenge the head, but neglect the heart, by novelist and philosophy teacher Goldstein (The Mind-Body Problem, The Late Summer Passions of a Woman of Mind). Read full book review >

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STRANGE ATTRATORS by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Goldstein breaks no new ground in exploring again the paradoxes and implications of mind-body duality—but she develops her theme with such wit and imagination, in styles ranging from gothic to folkloric, that her readers will not mind going along for another ride."
The author of The Mind-Body Problem (1983) and The Dark Sister (1991) again probes the relationship between female intellect and emotion—this time in a sparkling, erudite collection in which brilliant women's minds dictate their romantic attachments while their gender continues to dictate their fate. Read full book review >

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PROPERTIES OF LIGHT by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2000

"Not as profound as it aspires to be, but great fun for those who like to match wits against a tricky author practicing some masterful sleight-of-hand."
Sex and physics turn out to have a lot in common in the latest from Goldstein (Mazel, 1995, etc.), who depicts the tortured passions of three scientists trying to restore meaning to a relativistic universe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Interesting background reading but not for busy parents looking for answers to their child-raising problems. (For a hands-on guide to parenting boys, see Michael Gurian's The Good Son, p. 1197.) (Author tour)"
A discursive, anecdote-laden, and research-oriented exploration of the development of male character that never quite comes to grips with the practical problems of building character. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN FLIGHT by Stuart H. Newberger
NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2017

"A capably sorted delineation of a complex, important court case against Libyan terrorism that required years to extract accountability and compensation for the victims."
The story of a 1989 plane crash that killed 170 people and eventually became "the greatest murder case in French history." Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DIVA by Brigitte  Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"More melodramatic than taut noir but an engrossing read for fans of historical fiction."
The Jewish daughter of German refugees living in 1941 New York City goes from suspect to detective after her idol, a legendary German actress and outspoken scourge of the Nazis, is murdered. Read full book review >

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REFLECTIONS ON THE TRUE SHAKESPEARE by Gary Goldstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An unstuffy, stylistically refreshing Shakespeare study."
An erudite, persuasive debut study that makes a valuable contribution to the longtime debate over who authored William Shakespeare's plays. Read full book review >

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A PATENT LIE by Paul Goldstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2008

"The author knows well the dynamics of the courtroom and of patent law, but his style lacks color, freshness and texture."
Lukewarm legal thriller centering on a courtroom battle for the patent to an AIDS vaccine. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Better for its discussion of cutting-edge high-tech legal issues than for its cumbersome forays into history."
Despite the zingy subtitle, this is a rather bland, diffuse history of copyright law's response to developing technology. Read full book review >