Search Results: "Terry Eagleton"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

An anguished account of the unhappy life of Terry McGovern, by a father still struggling to come to terms with it. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE IRISH by Terry Eagleton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Other times Eagleton can be biting, particularly on two favorite fixations of the intelligentsia: the Catholic Church and the legacy of British imperial rule ('English attitudes to the Irish are a bizarre mixture of affection, uneasiness, condescension and hostility')."
A "Devil's Dictionary" of the Emerald Isle, in which Oxford don Eagleton (Heathcliff and the Great Hunger, not reviewed) cheerfully detonates myths left and right about Eire's history, culture, and current condition. Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE POND by Terry Eagleton
Released: May 6, 2013

"Meaner would have been funnier; fresher could have been more insightful."
An occasionally illuminating book, but more often an attempt to pass clichés and stereotypes as insight, by a prolific academic whose stabs at humor might play better in his native England. Read full book review >

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THE GATEKEEPER by Terry Eagleton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2002

"An endearing reminiscence that effectively relies on actual ideas considered over time rather than confessional feints."
Barbed yet charming memoir by the noted literary critic (The Truth About the Irish, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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CULTURE AND THE DEATH OF GOD by Terry Eagleton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"Now that the West is colliding with a resurgent Islam for which God is very much alive, Eagleton's insights are particularly timely."
"Atheism is by no means as easy as it looks," insists prolific author Eagleton (Literature/Univ. of Lancaster; Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of America, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOW TO READ LITERATURE by Terry Eagleton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 21, 2013

"Perfect for an intro course that features some of the literature the book discusses."
A genial guide to exactly what the title promises, for readers who aren't particularly experienced or critical. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"8 pages b&w photos, unseen)."
A flimsy biography of the phenomenonally successful black author. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"Hard-drinking, hard-fighting, beloved by his troops: Allen has a fine chronicler here—fans of Band of Brothers ought to snap this up."
A ripsnortin' life of an unorthodox—and barely tolerated—American general. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERRY THE DINOSAUR by Translucent Computing Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2014

"Low-rent graphics and interactive effects perfectly complement a stultifyingly bland prehistoric tale. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A little pterodactyl is teased by his wingless peers. Read full book review >

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TERRY AND THE PIRATES by Julian F. Thompson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Comments like these, combined with shallow characters, a weak premise, and outlandish situations make this an unappealing book in any case. (Fiction. YA)"
This latest from the author of The Grounding of Group 6 is a confusing jumble—hard to follow and based on an unlikely premise. Read full book review >

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THE CHARGING BULL OF TERRY COUNTY by Carl Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2013

"A vibrant, ambitious novel about the effects of war on a small-town family."
The descendants of an Indiana family fight in America's many wars in Stevens' (The Time Traveler's Fool, 2012) exuberant, generation-spanning novel. Read full book review >

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My Brother the Boxer: The Terry Daniels Story by Jeff Daniels
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"While the fight descriptions are vivid, the subject remains one-dimensional."
A fond recollection of the boxing career of an unlikely heavyweight championship contender. Read full book review >