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2009-05-14 10:32:00

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- That holiest of Holy Grails is surely a provocative story well told. Well, here's a book so highly-charged that two days after issuing its review, the independent, professional review service, Kirkus Discoveries -- in a rare if not unique reversal of its longstanding policy -- agreed to withdraw that review and re-assign the book to its most senior reviewer. That reviewer went on to praise the author as a "skillful, at times beguiling writer" who "makes his...

2009-05-06 12:07:00

LOS ANGELES, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Having reviewed the new novel, THE HOLIDAY PARTY (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover), the Kirkus Discoveries reviewer concludes that they are. The reviewer called this suspense genre novel, "A sharply observed saga of workplace tyranny." Kirkus Discoveries goes on to say, "A magazine's change of ownership precipitates skullduggery, sorcery and declining ad revenue in this corporate potboiler." Having spent over fifty years of his life working in the...

2008-10-08 18:00:00

By Karen Price AS far as poetic inspiration goes, motorway service stations would not be most people's cup of tea. But a group of people who have been moved to write odes to their favourite motorway stop-offs will be among those attending a Cardiff Literary Festival. Baylit, which opens tomorrow, aims to discover if literature is still attracting audiences through a host of innovative events. It will feature emerging authors with unique writing styles, not only within literature...

2008-07-02 06:00:18

By McLemee, Scott REFLECTING SCHOOLS FRENCH THEORY: HOW FOUCAULT, DERRIDA, DELEUZE, & CO. TRANSFORMED THE INTELLECTUAL LIFE OF THE UNITED STATES BY FRANCOIS CUSSET, TRANSLATED BY JEFF FORT MINNEAPOLIS: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS. 408 PAGES. $25. If two mirrors are turned face-to- face, each will reflect the other's reflection of itself, and so on. Thus is generated (at least in theory) an image that resembles a tunnel going on forever-albeit to nowhere in particular. In practice, of...

2008-06-25 09:02:42

By DAVID MCVEY The Wednesday Book THE GOOD MAYOR By Andrew Nicoll BLACK & WHITE, Pounds 10 Order (free p&p) on 0870 079 8897 Near the end of The Good Mayor, the narrator confesses that "this story is much more about the telling than the things that happen in it". It's an apt observation because a quick reviewer's resume of the plot makes the novel sound a lot less than it is. Tibo Krovic is the mayor of the city of Dot, somewhere on the Baltic coastline. He's a good man,...

2007-11-25 03:00:15

By Dvorak, James D I. INTRODUCTION The past thirty years of biblical studies has seen the substantial growth and impact of social-scientific criticism of the Bible. Barton attributes, but does not limit, its rise to the following factors: The rise to prominence of the social sciences from the late nineteenth century on, and the impact of the sociology of knowledge in a wide range of academic disciplines; the influence on interpretation theory of the hermeneutics of suspicion represented...


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