Book Reviews

Joseph J. Ellis: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:32
The historian and author, most recently, of “The Quartet” keeps Plato, Kant, Hume, Locke and Nietzsche on his shelves. “Just looking over at them reminds me that once upon a time I was a very serious young man.”







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Iowa farm clan returns in 'Warning'

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:01

'Early Warning' is the second volume of a farm-family trilogy.

       
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‘Women of Will’ and ‘Shakespeare and the Countess’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 04:30
Were Shakespeare’s women characters shaped by his personal experience?







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‘The Daemon Knows,’ by Harold Bloom

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 04:30
“The Daemon Knows,” Harold Bloom’s newest work of oracular criticism, contains close readings of 12 writers, including Whitman, Melville, Emerson and Faulkner.







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'Children's Crusade' a fine family drama

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 13:04

Ann Packer's novel explores how four children feel about their parents.

        
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'Empire' scribe Locke writes a mystery

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 07:00

Plus new titles from Ross Macdonald, Kimberly McCreight and Robin Blake.

       
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 05:03

A new book about Marvin Gaye arrives on May 19.

        
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A passion for Paris in Betts' 'Dream'

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 13:02

Kate Betts remembers her time as a young journalist in France in her new memoir.

        
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Welcome to Your Obsolescence

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:37
Barbara Ehrenreich discusses “Rise of the Robots” and “Shadow Work,” and Andrew Solomon talks about Oliver Sacks’s new memoir, “On the Move.”







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