Search Results: "Suzanna Danuta Walters"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"An enlightening examination of identity and the quest for 'deep freedom' by a largely misunderstood and marginalized group."
The limits of tolerance and why it isn't enough. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

If mother-daughter relationships are socially rather than psychologically or biologically constructed, then the sources of the common paradigms of bonding/separation, love/hate, enmeshment/autonomy are to be found, according to Walters (Sociology, Georgetown Univ.), in films, TV shows, and magazines. ``Mother-bashing,'' Walters says, has dominated these media since the end of WW II, with daughters growing up through rebellion or self-destruction—encouraged, ironically, by the women's movement that blamed ``mom'' for being neglectful and not nurturing, as well as for being a victim, the symbol of what modern women should hold in contempt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2001

"A frenetic packing of materials that leaves in-depth analysis mostly sacrificed for a panoramic view—but the resulting picture nevertheless emerges as detailed and refined."
Should gays and lesbians exult in the recent spate of media depictions of their lives or shudder at the homogenized sterilization of their diversity? Read full book review >

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LISTEN TO THE SHADOWS by Danuta Reah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2001

"A shade overplotted, but on balance an accomplished debut by a writer with an eye toward the charmed circle shared by P.D. James, Minette Walters, and Barbara Vine."
When six-year-old Lucy Fielding goes missing and the South Yorkshire police can't find her right away, Jane Fielding despairs, as most mothers would. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Offers rueful proof that successfully joining an authentic Middle Eastern culture requires more than writing checks and giving orders."
An ambitious Australian couple renovates a crumbling Moroccan house. Read full book review >

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COSMOS by Witold Gombrowicz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A contemporary of the French New Novelists, Gombrowicz (Bacacay, 2004, etc.) may well be the missing link between Nikolai Gogol and Nicholson Baker."
Like William Blake's poetry, Gombrowicz's darkly puckish novel, first published in Poland in 1965, strives to see the world in a mustard seed—and neither the attempt nor the results are pretty. Read full book review >

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FERDYDURKE by Witold Gombrowicz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Think Kafka translated by Groucho Marx, with commentaries."
Long banned in its author's native Poland, this high-spirited satire (first published in 1937, and now available in a "first unabridged English translation") on the regimentation that Gombrowicz (1904-69) foresaw as the destructive storm then approaching Europe has since been acclaimed as a modernist masterpiece. Read full book review >

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TENZIN’S DEER by Barbara Soros
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Although the story is engaging and stands on its own, the appreciation of a culture that embraces compassion for all sentient beings and rejects aggression and violence distinguishes this work and depends on this final page. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In this narrative based on a Tibetan tale, a young boy saves a wounded musk deer, compassionately nurses it, and ultimately faces the inevitable—letting it go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNGRIEST MOUTH IN THE SEA by Peter Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"An excellent addition to classroom, library, or personal nature collections. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who knew the food chain would make for such a jaunty rhyme? Read full book review >

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WHEN WILL IT BE SPRING? by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Walter's illustrations are scene-stealers, with their terrific evocations of wild landscapes and the creatures Alfie encounters- -bat, mink, wolf, lynx—during his midwinter investigations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Winter approaches. Read full book review >