Search Results: "Tim Parks"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"A bright literary exercise, the third in the new series Enterprise ('the business book as literature'). (14 illus., not seen)"
The prolific Parks (Judge Savage, 2003, etc.), a Britisher now at home in Italy, offers a Renaissance splendor that is often scanted in the artistic glory of the era. Read full book review >

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A LITERARY TOUR OF ITALY by Tim Parks
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"The author's deep familiarity with Italian culture informs these intelligent, perceptive essays."
A prolific novelist, memoirist, literary critic, and translator investigates "Italy's collective imagination." Read full book review >

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SEX IS FORBIDDEN by Tim Parks
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Assured. Accomplished. Memorable."
Beth Marriot, a troubled youth, struggles mightily to find a reasonable facsimile of equanimity on a Buddhist retreat. Read full book review >

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JUGGLING THE STARS by Tim Parks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1993

"His move into the suspense field is a triumph."
A down-at-heel English teacher in Italy goes on a crime spree: in his sixth novel (but first thriller), the British expatriate Parks (the nonfiction Italian Neighbors, p. 658, etc.) turns up the heat, with wonderfully scary results. Read full book review >

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RAPIDS by Tim Parks
Released: April 12, 2006

"Not for every taste, but it's another illustration of the range of Tim Parks's seemingly inexhaustible talents."
The prolific British author's 12th novel returns him to Italy (where Parks and his family reside) for an intriguing change of pace. Read full book review >

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ITALIAN NEIGHBORS by Tim Parks
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

"Much verve."
Parks, a lively English novelist (Goodness, 1991, etc.), plunges us into the passionate but genial world of his Italian neighbors on the Via Colombare in a village south of Verona. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Small vignettes of life, fragments of society, aphorisms of a people and a culture that add up to a thoroughly enjoyable look underneath Italy's tourist facade."
A witty, cynical, and ultimately charming account by an English expatriate married to a native and trying to raise his children in Italy. Read full book review >

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EUROPA by Tim Parks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The obsessiveness of the male mind has rarely been so well rendered since a certain Bloom gave himself over to thoughts of Molly."
A savage, funny story that made last year's Booker Prize shortlist, and the ninth novel for the hugely talented Parks (Shear, 1994, etc.), long a teacher of English in Italy. Read full book review >

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GOODNESS by Tim Parks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Nice work."
This dependably lively British author (Tongues of Flame, 1986, etc.) scores again with his story of a devil-take-the-hindmost yuppie challenged by the birth of a deformed baby. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Parks has no problem with the surrender of civility on Sundays in soccer stadiums. His readers probably will. (1 map)"
The prolific English-born novelist (Mimi's Ghost, 2001), essayist (Hell and Back, 2002), and memoirist (An Italian Education, 1995) romps around Italy with the rarely civil but always rabid supporters of a mediocre professional soccer team. Read full book review >

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TALKING ABOUT IT by Tim Parks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"This catch-all volume is clever and readable throughout, but nowhere near the best this writer can do."
This first collection of 15 stories, drawn from Parks's entire career, is both informed and cramped by the subject which gave one of his most vivid novels its title: adultery. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Food for thought and argument, invitations to widen the scope of one's own reading. A fine addition to Parks's rapidly growing oeuvre."
A lively collection of 19 generally stimulating book reviews and literary pieces, most of which appeared in the New York Review of Books, by the prolific British novelist (Destiny, 2000, etc.), memoirist (An Italian Education, 1995, etc.), and essayist (Adultery and Other Diversions, 1999, etc.) Read full book review >