Search Results: "Sandra M . Gilbert"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2011

"Spanning four decades, ranging from groundbreaking excavations to magisterial syntheses, this stimulating volume reminds us how much feminism has changed and grown since the 1970s."
Uneven but rewarding collection of essays by poet and pioneering feminist scholar Gilbert (Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A scholarly, well-researched work that assumes, even demands, a strong interest in contemporary English-language literature."
Cross-disciplinary study of the ways that shifts in cultural attitudes and beliefs have altered how death is mourned and the dead memorialized. Read full book review >

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WRONGFUL DEATH by Sandra M. Gilbert
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 1995

"Powerful testimony to the painful truth that worst-case scenarios really do happen."
A wrenching tale of medical mistakes, death, shock, grief, and frustration, told with love and anger. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2001

"A telling collection of poets at their best in the face of life's worst moments."
The ways of grief are varied and scary, asserts editor Gilbert (English/Univ. of California), particularly in today's climate of "mounting theological and social confusion." Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2000

"A book bound up in life's crushing and generous embrace."
Gilbert (No Man's Land, 1994, etc.) has published five books of poetry since 1979, but is best known as a feminist critic and editor. Read full book review >

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THE CULINARY IMAGINATION by Sandra M. Gilbert
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Released: July 28, 2014

"Gilbert wears her scholarship lightly in this warm, lively inquiry into the social, political, ethical and aesthetic meanings of 'food, glorious food!'"
A literary scholar investigates the cultural meaning of food. Read full book review >

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M by Peter Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"A compelling portrait of the painter as outsider and provocateur; a first-rate evocation of both a genius and the violent times in which he lived. (16 pages illus.)"
An exuberant attempt to penetrate the mysteries surrounding the astounding paintings and brief, turbulent life of the Italian artist who has come to be known as Caravaggio. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 1994

"A satisfying conclusion to an ambitious project."
The final third of this feminist literary study maintains the quality of volumes I (The War of the Words, 1987) and II (Sexchanges, 1989) as it looks at women writers' exploration of our century's complex and ever-shifting cultural scene, particularly the thorny question of gender. Read full book review >

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M by Andrew Cook
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2005

"For Bond fans and true-crime buffs, especially, a leisurely excursion into the early days of modern espionage."
A beat cop makes good, and anarchists quake. Read full book review >

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EATING WORDS by Sandra M. Gilbert
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"Useful as a textbook, the volume is a rewarding read for anyone who eats, cooks, or muses about food."
A literary feast for foodies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Not the definitive biography, then, and certainly not for casual G&S fans—but the most authoritative effort of its kind thus far, and, particularly considering the often-academic content, crisply readable. (16 pages b&w illustrations)"
Stedman, editor of a collection of Gilbert's non-G&S works (Gilbert Before Sullivan, 1967), now offers a solid, stylish, well- researched critical biography—which effectively emphasizes the Victorian-theater context of Gilbert's writings but fails to pay proper attention to his genius as a lyricist. Read full book review >