Search Results: "Ronen Bergman"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Readers who grant the author his Israeli bias will find this a reasoned and perspicacious overview of the Western failure to recognize the Iranian threat."
Israeli journalist Bergman documents convincingly and with a fair amount of balance Iran's backing of Hizballah and other terrorist fronts to undermine Israeli and U.S. policies. Read full book review >

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Released: April 27, 1994

This rich anthology of essays, stories, and correspondences offers the cumulative voice of the important post-Stonewall generation of gay writers who called themselves the Violet Quill. Read full book review >

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OLIVER WHO WOULD NOT SLEEP! by Mara Bergman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A warm and fuzzy homage to Sendak's Max and his wild things guaranteed to lull little ones into their own night-time adventures. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little boy who "couldn't and didn't and would not sleep" prefers to stay awake and play. Read full book review >

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BIRDS OF A LESSER PARADISE by Megan Mayhew Bergman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"The beginning, one suspects, of a fine career."
From a young Southern writer of note, a top-notch debut collection of stories, most of them revolving around motherhood, animals and conflicting loyalties. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1991

Another attractive title in the ``Don't Turn Away'' series, first published in Sweden. Read full book review >

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HEROIC MEASURES by David Bergman
Released: May 1, 1998

"Poems about his aging father, including the wonderful title piece, combine Bergman's campy charms with his expressive clarity: While his father asks that no —heroic measures— be taken to sustain his life, his son preserves that life quite elegantly in his own strong measures."
paper 0-8142-0784-7 Towson State English professor and editor of numerous anthologies of gay fiction, Bergman (Cracking the Code) relies on his superb knowledge of traditional prosody in the various forms he so purposefully explores in this, his second collection. Read full book review >

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MEN ON MEN 6 by David Bergman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"As a gay literary institution, this one ranks with the best over the past two decades."
As Bergman (The Violet Quill Reader, 1994) admits in his introduction, Men on Men has become an institution, a bellwether of gay taste. Read full book review >

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SUNDAY'S CHILDREN by Ingmar Bergman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"He deserves it many times over."
Since retirement in 1986, Bergman (b. 1918) has become as prolific a writer as he was a director. Read full book review >

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MEN ON MEN 7 by David Bergman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"An instructive and admirably varied gathering of stories."
The latest addition to this now venerable series (the first volume was issued in 1986) offers once again a useful summary of current concerns and approaches in fiction dealing with gay experience. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1996

"While some passages are sharply insightful, there's too much that's dry, bewildering, and nearly unreadable."
Some bloodless writing hinders Bergman's otherwise intriguing examination of hunting as the most powerful metaphor we have for defining what it means to be male. Read full book review >

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TENDER IS LEVINE by Andrew Bergman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though the biggest surprises come early on, Bergman (Hollywood and LeVine, 1975, etc.) piles on canny 1950 detail and keeps the story moving so smartly from New York to Havana to Las Vegas that you won't have a minute to consider what gossamer nonsense it is."
Like his creator, who's just returning to fiction after a sabbatical writing and directing Hollywood comedies like Striptease, New York shamus Jack LeVine has just come through a trying period, and he's in no mood for trouble. Read full book review >

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MARTYRS by Susan Bergman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"These essays stand as a bold witness to the courage of a few who have sought God in the midst of systematic destruction."
A moving anthology that proves Tertullian's age-old axiom that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. Read full book review >