Search Results: "Theodore Roszak"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL AND DANIEL SILVERMAN by Theodore Roszak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Much too long and more than a little self-indulgent—but for most of its fractious, farcical length, most readers will be having too much fun to notice."
Sinclair Lewis might have liked this ebullient lampoon, whose targets include writers' frail egos and crowded psyches, the publishing industry's deranged priorities, and the nuts and bolts (especially the nuts) of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1999

"As flawed as the science it attacks, with just enough substance to seduce the ignorant."
This antiscientific tract by a history professor focuses on the sexual politics of science. Read full book review >

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THE VOICE OF THE EARTH by Theodore Roszak
NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 1992

"In short, there seems to be more wish than reality here."
Repeatedly, in this scholarly survey of cultural history, Roszak (History/California State Univ.; Flicker, 1991, etc.) evokes a back-to-nature philosophy, contrasting the rational philosophy of the Enlightenment with the romanticism of the noble savage; prehistoric animism and earth-mother religion with the rise of patriarchy and male-dominated, nature-dominating religion. Read full book review >

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FLICKER by Theodore Roszak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Not a horror novel."
Huge, deep-delving movie-lover's delight—and as rich a novel about the metaphysics of moviemaking as has ever been—by the author of The Making of a Counter Culture and 1984's unconvincing Dreamwatcher. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"This attempt to define a social program for the elderly reads too much like an idealized personal and generational self-portrait effectively to persuade. (Author tour)"
Assuming a high moral ground for his generation—and, by implication, himself—historian Roszak follows the rebellious youth whose ideals he analyzed 30 years ago (The Making of a Counter Culture, 1969) into their dawning old age, claiming for them a wisdom that could enrich American society with a vibrant new altruism. Read full book review >

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THE MEMOIRS OF ELIZABETH FRANKENSTEIN by Theodore Roszak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 1995

"Even Mel Brooks couldn't save this one. (Author tour)"
Few would argue that Mary Shelley failed to produce a pop- culture classic when she penned Frankenstein. Read full book review >

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THEODORE by Christopher Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2001

"The charms of this account reside in the vivid background details and Theodore's musings, but these can't overcome some parchment-thin characters and a dearth of drama."
Harris's debut, a highly mobile but underdeveloped tale from the seventh century, features a homosexual monk from Tarsus who spends much of his life mulling over the nature of lust and the fine points of theology, and who later becomes the Archbishop of Canterbury. Read full book review >

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THEODORE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"As homage, its success is unquestionable; as biography, its achievement is a little more dubious. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
An unabashedly reverent paean to the 26th president is light on biographical detail but heavy on inspiration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Nathan Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 1992

"A sympathetic, detailed, tremendously readable account of the eventful life of our most energetic, irrepressible President. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Appropriately big and vigorous life of the 26th President, by Miller (Stealing from America, p. 772; F.D.R., 1982, etc.). Read full book review >

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Lewis L. Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"A bare-bones summary that is even shorter and somewhat less eloquent than Louis Auchincloss' Roosevelt bio (2002) in the Times/Holt presidential series."
A very brief resource on the life of Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

An adequate biography of the 26th president is one of four biographies in the vanguard of a new series linked to TIME for Kids. Read full book review >

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Kathleen Dalton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Cast slightly in the shadow by the recent works of better-known biographers (Edmund Morris's Theodore Rex and Louis Auchincloss's Theodore Roosevelt, both 2001), this nonetheless ranks high among the available portraits of the rough-riding president."
The renowned, larger-than-life politician comes in for respectful but critical treatment at the hands of debut biographer Dalton (History/Phillips Academy, Andover). Read full book review >