Search Results: "Robert Coles"


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THE ERIK ERIKSON READER by Erik Erikson
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Edited with intelligence and vision—a volume that confirms Erikson's honored place in the pantheon of psychological theorists."
A welcome collection of excerpts and essays from the work of the celebrated psychoanalyst (A Way of Looking at Things, 1987, etc.) who died in 1994. Read full book review >

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DOING DOCUMENTARY WORK by Robert Coles
Released: April 1, 1997

"Journalists, social workers, and therapists, as well as producers of print or film documentaries, will find this ruminative volume of special use, reminding them of the questions they should ask themselves before they invade schools, workplaces, and private lives. (18 b&w photos, not seen)"
A challenging exploration of documentary writing and photography, focusing on the ways in which researchers can affect, reshape, or misrepresent what they see. Read full book review >

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OLD AND ON THEIR OWN by Robert Coles
Released: April 1, 1998

"Raw material, badly in need of the kind of shaping and informed interpretation that Coles admires in the works of documentary writers like James Agee and George Orwell."
A series of lengthy and for the most part unrevealing interviews with men and women from 75 to nearly 100 years old, that tells the reader more about the author's attitude toward aging than it does about being "elderly." Read full book review >

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THE SECULAR MIND by Robert Coles
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Whatever it is, Coles never quite arrives."
Prolific, award-winning psychiatrist Coles (Old and on their Own, 1998; The Moral Life of Children, 1986, etc.) falters in this rambling exploration of secularism in modern culture and consciousness. Read full book review >

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THE CALL OF SERVICE by Robert Coles
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

An exceptional blend of observation and reflection, literary report and personal revelation, that once again finds Coles (Psychiatry and Medical Humanities/Harvard; Anna Freud, 1992; etc.) exploring important social concepts—community service and the sources of altruism—with the tenacious moral energy that has characterized his writings for 30 years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A disturbing if inconclusive study, memorable for the voices of these young people. (80 b&w photos, not seen)"
An intermittently arresting, consistently disconcerting portrait of teen parents and expectant parents in America today. Read full book review >

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ANNA FREUD by Robert Coles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"No more than an introduction to Freud's work, but, because of the light it sheds on Coles's thought, of interest to his many admirers."
A slender but rewarding intellectual portrait and appreciation that ultimately reveals as much about Pulitzer Prize-winner Coles (Psychiatry and Medical Humanities/Harvard; The Spiritual Life of Children, 1990, etc.) as his subject. Read full book review >

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THE MORAL INTELLIGENCE OF CHILDREN by Robert Coles
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"He has little to add here. (First printing of 75,000; author tour)"
The prolific Coles, Harvard's noted social ethicist and author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning five-volume Children of Crisis, muddies the ethical waters conceptually in this rather loosely organized guide on raising a child to be a moral person. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF CRISIS by Terry Adams
Released: May 23, 1967

"His book is not popular in tone, but it is reachable, readable."
Robert Coles is a psychiatrist who is interested in how people relinquish old ways and take up new ones. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"Intelligent observations about an array of important writers and worthy reflections on leading a more thoughtful existence, delivered with an off-putting undercurrent of self-satisfaction."
Pulitzer Prize winner Coles (Psychiatry and Medical Humanities/Harvard Medical School; Political Leadership, 2005, etc.) spotlights artists who guide us toward moral and social awareness. Read full book review >

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ARCHITECTURE + ADVOCACY by Robert Traynham Coles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A multifaceted life story that will enthrall architecture and history buffs as well as scholars."
A beautifully crafted debut memoir about an award-winning African-American architect who broke through societal barriers and helped others do the same. Read full book review >