Search Results: "Zbigniew Herbert"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KING OF THE ANTS by Zbigniew Herbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 1999

"Endymion' (interpreted as a love affair that challenges class boundaries) and 'Securitas' (which deftly dramatizes the Roman Empire's paranoia) are also stand-outs in an odd little book that's simultaneously flimsy and fetchingly urbane."
Eleven retellings of classical and biblical stories, selected The King Of The Ants ($22.00; Feb. 18; 96 pp.; 0-88001-618-3): Eleven retellings of classical and biblical stories, selected from volumes published previously by the great Polish poet and essayist (1924—98) whose fondness for both quaint and curious lore and hybrid literary forms links him with the late Jorge Luis Borges. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 1997

"This updated version of East-West geopolitics is worth taking seriously but it is also an amazing example of how a perspective can be revised without actually being rethought. (Radio satellite tour)"
The former national security advisor is still a believer in geopolitics after all these years. Read full book review >

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Released: March 8, 1989

An engrossing and generally persuasive case for the proposition that international communism is, if not dying, at least fading away. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"An urgent call for 'historic renewal' by one of America's sharpest minds."
Jimmy Carter's national security advisor offers an astute, elegant appraisal of the waning of America's "global appeal" and the severe consequences of the shifting of power from West to East. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 1993

"A masterful, if dour, synthesis. (First serial to World Monitor)"
A brilliant and principled analysis of the perilous state of a fractious world as it approaches another millennium. Read full book review >

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THE HOT PLACE by Herbert Resnicow
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Once again, gruff, golden-hearted venture-capitalist Ed Baer and his clever son and partner Warren have a murder to deal with—this time in the steam room of Long Island's Oakdale Country Club, to which they both belong. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2005

"Heroes and villains, good guys and bad: white-hot dissent from a practiced pen."
There's a fire burning in America's basement, New York Times columnist Herbert urges in this well-chosen collection of op-ed pieces. No one's rushing to put it out. Instead, "we're behaving as if we cannot even smell the smoke." Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH THE BOTTICELLI EYES by Herbert Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Lieberman's knowing portrait of the international art world, the tautly paced plot, and his two complex, believable protagonists make this a highly effective work, though some may find the details of the serial killer's labors decidedly unpleasant."
All Mike Manship, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, wants to do is stage the definitive show of Renaissance painter Botticelli. Read full book review >

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SANDMAN, SLEEP by Herbert Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"The mixture of detection and fantasy—the fantasy greatly predominating—makes this somewhat comparable to Akif Pirináci's recent Felidae, though without the imaginative consistency that made Pirináci's book such a tour de force."
A hundred years from now, the ritual return and sudden death of a mysterious, absent father lead to troubling questions about his life's work, the Humanus research project, that range far beyond whodunit—in this ambitious, sporadically inspired fantasy/mystery, a real departure for crime-pro Lieberman (Shadow Dancers, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2000

"A biography for those who love Woolf, and for those who want to love her all the more by knowing her all the better."
A biography of the last decade of Virginia Woolf's life that generously grants the reader an intimate view of her extraordinary world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTHERS by James Herbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Even so, Nick Dismas remains one of the most tenderly drawn monsters since Hugo's bell-ringer. ($75,000 ad/promo)"
Prolific horror writer Herbert (Portent, 1996, etc.) revives a sentimental favorite, Victor Hugo's Quasimodo, dresses him up in a modern setting, and sends him forth as Nicholas Dismas, private investigator. Read full book review >