Search Results: "Roger Shattuck"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Even if his polemics are a bit one-sided and sanctimonious, the overall effect of his writing about art and literature is engaging."
Diverse essays on literature and the arts from an eminent critic who writes for the educated public rather than the academic specialist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2000

"Although Shattuck occasionally leaves us to converse with (or assail) more erudite companions, he nonetheless remains a peerless guide to this most intricate of creations."
The celebrated literary scholar (Candor and Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts, 1999, etc.) and authority on Proust guides readers through one of the most complex works in literary history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A fine, challenging, and timely work of scholarship and criticism. (First serial to the New York Times Book Review; Book- of-the-Month/History Book Club alternate selections)"
An eminent scholar's exploration of a crucial theme in Western literature and culture: forbidden knowledge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGER AILES by Zev Chafets
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2013

"No matter where readers are on the political spectrum, this light biography is a tantalizing look into the life of a man who altered the TV-news landscape."
A chatty look into the life and motivations of Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"With the blessing,' the next Jacky adventure will come along soon. (Fiction. YA)"
The third installment—"and the Dear knows"—of Jacky Faber, now back in England and pressed into ship service despite being all girl and all of 15. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2000

"On the other hand, all but the most devoted theorists will catch a whiff, sooner or later, of a conference paper run amok."
Psychoanalyst Bayard takes a moment away from teaching French literature to reopen one of the most celebrated murder cases in fiction, with surprising results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGER GETS CARRIED AWAY by Barbara Todd
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1991 is a little too far out will come along more happily on this ride. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Wild encounters with a succession of toothy, googly-eyed space aliens bring a reluctant lad around to accepting his first pair of glasses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGER, THE JOLLY PIRATE by Brett Helquist
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A bit of spindrift for young pirate fans, capped by a brief ballad (not seen). (Picture book. 7-9)"
Helquist takes a break from illustrating "A Series of Unfortunate Events" for a solo debut, offering an eye-rolling account of the pirate flag's origin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGER IS GOING FISHING by Koen Van Biesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"A clever story whose illustrations lack the warm fuzzies. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The main characters from Roger Is Reading a Book (2015) are back in this picture book, translated from the original Dutch, about a fishing trip that catches more than fish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGER IS READING A BOOK by Koen Van Biesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2015

"A slight but tongue-in-cheek import with a mischievous twist. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A noisy neighbor can make reading a bit of a challenge—but there's a clever solution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NOT-SO-JOLLY ROGER by Jon Scieszka
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Historical afterword'' on Blackbeard; another (tongue firmly in cheek) on the boys. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A second ``Time Warp Trio'' story (cf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"An entertaining hodgepodge, but a hodgepodge all the same. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
TV film maven and Chicago Tribune columnist Ebert (A Kiss Is Still a Kiss, 1984) gathers 100 pieces in belated tribute to the first century of the movies. Read full book review >