Search Results: "Steven Erikson"


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THIS RIVER AWAKENS by Steven Erikson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"While there's a hint of psychic ability and the echoes of both Norse and Danish mythologies, most of the beautifully written book is remorselessly concerned with very real troubles."
Published for the first time in the U.S., a bleak bildungsroman from 1997 that's quite a departure from the author's subsequent success in epic fantasy (Forge of Darkness, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: June 19, 2012

"An intriguing change of pace."
A collection from Erikson (The Crippled God, 2011, etc.) featuring stories set outside of his established Malazan fantasy universe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 1994

"Unfortunately, Erikson, who often testifies in litigation cases involving trauma, leaves the reader frustrated and ultimately dissatisfied by his failure to bring up to date his report and conclusions on the communities examined."
Erikson (Sociology/Yale) expands his earlier examination of communities under stress (Everything in Its Path, 1977) in an attempt to define a new kind of trauma that those victimized by man-made disasters now face. Read full book review >

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THE CHALLENGES OF MASCULINITY by Carl Erikson
Released: Oct. 6, 2016

"An ultimately encouraging exploration that aims to show men how to throw off societal expectations."
A thorough study of what it means to be a man in modern society. Read full book review >

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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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LEGACIES by Joan M. Erikson
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 1993

"Precious notions too slight and casual to carry us along."
A rambling and, ultimately, rather pointless retelling of ancient heroic tales, by a psychologist and author (Wisdom and the Senses, 1988, etc.) who tries without much success to connect the narratives to the daily realities of modern life. ``Myths are the prehistory of mankind,'' according to Erikson, who here traces our moral and psychic ancestry back to the sagas of the Greeks. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Terrific background, keen insight and an evenhanded critical distance distinguish Erikson's fine work."
Cogent summary of decades of Cuban-American animus, plus speculation about future détente. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2005

"A memoir of potentially broad appeal muffled by theoretical material: the latter belongs in another book."
Reflections on fame by a woman who witnessed its effects on her parents, lived in its shadow for many years, and then studied it as a psychological phenomenon. Read full book review >

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WILD CHILD by Steven Salerno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A salutary lesson in jungle parenting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A two-toothed toddler needs no wolf suit to be wildest thing of all in this high-volume prequel to a certain well-known classic. Read full book review >

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THE PIED PIPER’S MAGIC  by Steven Kellogg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"No matter how it is spelled, this belongs on every library shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Kellogg puts his touch to yet another classic. Read full book review >