Search Results: "Victor S. Navasky"


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A MATTER OF OPINION by Victor S. Navasky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2005

"A pleasure for general readers, and a blessing for students of the independent media and contemporary letters."
The country's oldest weekly magazine, a fixture of liberal households since the Civil War, has a dirty secret, its long-time editor/publisher discloses. It loses money. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF CONTROVERSY by Victor S. Navasky
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2013

"Generally engaging and often illuminating, but the study might better have gone deeper rather than wide."
The veteran journalist offers a survey of political caricature, international in scope, but a little sketchy in its short biographical summaries. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A useful, even timely collection, even though some of the pieces are 10 years old."
A collection of smart essays and lectures by accomplished professionals in the magazine world. Read full book review >

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ONE MORE WARBLER by Victor Emanuel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"A charming narrative for avid birders and armchair nature lovers, sure to inspire at least a few flights of fancy."
One of the world's foremost birders reflects on his life in nature, which has always "kept me young through a sense of wonder." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The many fragmented individual stories tend to blur together, but the message comes through loud and clear."
The lives of nine families just barely scraping by in four New York City neighborhoods. Read full book review >

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Released: May 25, 1981

"Otherwise, this is more a portrait of others' need for Burroughs to be an elder Great than of the more modest (and more engaging) actuality."
After the resounding thud made by Burroughs' last novel, Cities of the Red Night, these transcriptions of table-talk serve some rehabilitative purpose, presenting a picture of an aging, conservative, serious man who, with his best work perhaps now behind him, admits himself that he may have come to sound "like some sort of great nineteenth-century crank who thought that brown sugar was the answer to everything and was practicing something he called brain breathing." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The many fragmented individual stories tend to blur together, but the message comes through loud and clear."
The lives of nine families just barely scraping by in four New York City neighborhoods. Read full book review >

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MOONDREAM by Victor Osborne
Released: April 20, 1989

After quarreling with his good friend Katy, Rupert is wakened by a fearsome "Grabbly"; Katy hears their straggle, rushes to the rescue, and is carried off instead—thus initiating Rupert's book-long journey to rescue her. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"A well-crafted, constantly revealing study of the world-altering changes of recent history."
A sturdy examination of events that led to the collapse of Eastern Europe's communist regimes. Read full book review >

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THE YELLOW ARROW by Victor Pelevin
Released: May 1, 1996

"A brilliant parable that treats a dauntingly abstract conception with vivid specificity and clear-eyed humanity."
An enigmatic novella, whose suggestive central image strikingly encapsulates the character of post-Soviet society and, more generally, the fate of man—from the prize-winning Russian author of Omon Ra (see above). Read full book review >

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CORIANDER by Barbara Victor
Released: April 1, 1993

"What threatens to be a goopy, glitzy medical-soaper turns out to be a serious, largely successful political thriller."
An Argentine banker disappears in a fiery plane crash just before his bank is shown to be missing 50 or so million dollars. Read full book review >

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DEEDS OF TRUST by Victor Wuamett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1991

"A slick, somewhat predictable narrativeat times almost a satire on the hard-boiledas Chase joins the growing number of A.A. heroes who take their seltzers neat and their murders messy."
The second appearance of California real-estate dealer Chase Randel (Teardown, 1990) again finds him embroiled in murder: quiet, elderly Frank Baker, who appealed to him for help when a condo deal soured, soon ``slips'' off a balconyand to compound matters, the autopsy reveals a healthy dose of cyanide in the scotch he'd just drunk. Read full book review >