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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COLETTE by Herbert Lottman
Released: Feb. 5, 1990

Life of the great French novelist Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), author of Gigi, Cheri, etc. As in his Albert Camus (1979) and Flaubert (1988), biographer Lottman still writes more as a fact-assembler than as one inspired by his subject. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"However, a generally superficial treatment of economics often undercuts his analyses and conclusions."
A collection of recent articles concerning topical economic issues and a life as a public economist that is sometimes informative, occasionally humorous, and never profound. Read full book review >

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To Jonah, When You Are Twenty-Five by James Herbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2014

"A smart memoir, wrapped inside an overly didactic advice book."
Herbert's (Creating the AHRC, 2008) latest book—half epistolary memoir, half advice guide— tells young adults why they should be serious about their work. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"Opinions will differ, but Herbert proves to be a reliable guide on this journey through the looking glass."
A physicist's daring investigation of mind and its relation to matter. Read full book review >

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Winterside's Wanderyear by Herbert Lobsenz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Engrossing, fiercely intelligent fiction redolent of another era."
Hemingway casts a shadow on this novel of romance and student rebellion in postwar Spain, inspired by the author's Harper Prize-winning Vangel Griffin (1960). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Not many other than scholars and the most serious opera enthusiasts, however, will likely be willing to do so."
paper 0-8047-3105-5 There is no doubt that Lindenberger (Opera: The Extravagant Art, not reviewed) knows and loves opera. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Nevertheless, this is a book that will recharge a teacher's batteries."
Creed mixed with memoir by a veteran educator. Read full book review >