Search Results: "Tim Parks"


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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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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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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 >

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The Scheme of Things by Tim Parks
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An action-packed, if sometimes over-the-top, story about a young gay man's desire to join a community that accepts him."
A debut coming-of-age novel about the lengths to which people will go in order to discover their true selves. 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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WHERE I'M READING FROM by Tim Parks
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 12, 2015

"'Do We Need Stories?' 'Why Finish Books?' 'What's Wrong with the Nobel?' 'Does Money Make Us Write Better?' Readers vexed by such questions will welcome Parks' thoughtful responses."
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ADULTERY AND OTHER DIVERSIONS by Tim Parks
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 1, 1999

"A largely agreeable diversion."
Mixing meditation and the mundane, this collection of 13 essays (several of which appeared in the New Yorker) looks for philosophical inspiration in the quotidian, but sometimes finds only banality. Read full book review >

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JUDGE SAVAGE by Tim Parks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Another worthy effort from a reliable source."
Ultraprolific Parks (A Season With Verona, 2002, etc.) returns to fiction with this account of a minority judge's journey into jurisprudence and scandal. 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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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 >