Search Results: "Simon Blackburn"


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LUST by Simon Blackburn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2004

"A thoughtfully burnished essay on a titillating topic. (Illustrated)"
Just in time for Valentine's Day: a presentation of lust's better angels. Read full book review >

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PLATO’S REPUBLIC by Simon Blackburn
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Rigorous and humble, admiring and dismissive—a clear and accessible introduction to philosophy's first superstar."
Plato's most influential text gets a going-over in the latest addition to Atlantic's Books That Changed the World series. Read full book review >

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BEING GOOD by Simon Blackburn
NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2001

"Demanding but highly accessible, and highly rewarding."
A slender but rich meditation on why humans should choose to behave well when the possibilities for doing evil are so abundant. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF COLOR by Julia Blackburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"A rare, wonderful achievement in the novel."
From the author of the recently acclaimed biography Daisy Bates in the Desert (1994) comes a first novel of beauty and accomplishment, its subject of racial fear and intolerance drawn from Blackburn's own family history. Read full book review >

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WITH BILLIE by Julia Blackburn
Released: April 5, 2005

"It isn't certain that the world needs another book about Billie Holiday. But it's definitely not this one."
Hitherto little-seen research about Billie Holiday is put to ill use. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 1994

"A cryptic exploration into the avowedly subjective, murky terrain called biography, with occasional lyrical insights."
An intriguing hybrid: part biography, part creative interrogation/reimagination of the life of an elusive Irishwoman who lived among the Aborigines in the Australian outback during the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE THREE OF US by Julia Blackburn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2008

"A real page-turner, full of incredible, horrifying tales enveloping readers in Blackburn's tumultuous existence."
British writer Blackburn (My Animals & Other Family, 2007, etc.) recalls an atypical upbringing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Thoughtful and massive: too much for any but the most serious public-policy wonk."
An academic who works both sides of the Atlantic takes a serious look at the dire condition of Anglo-Saxon pensions. Read full book review >

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THE LEPER'S COMPANIONS by Julia Blackburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Difficult, ambitious, demanding—and exquisitely, unendingly, depthlessly beautiful both in matter and manner, to be read not just once."
British author Blackburn (the nonfiction Daisy Bates in the Desert, 1994) offers the same wonder, vividness, and bravura of her dazzling The Book of Color (1995), if not always also that novel's laser-like simplicity. Read full book review >

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BEACHGLASS by Wendy Blackburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2006

"A too-familiar 12-step two-step."
A debut novel about AA, romance and recovery, set in West Hollywood. Read full book review >

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TRAIL OF BLOOD by Barbara Blackburn
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A rousing sequel that manages to stand on its own."
In Blackburn's thriller sequel Jess Conners (née Saunders) becomes the target of a terrorist cell that's kidnapping members of Congress. Read full book review >