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Reviews and Reviewers

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The extensive space devoted to literature in daily newspapers of every kind, as well as in specialist periodicals, was a leading feature of the period. This chapter addresses the thorny question of ... More


‘A Poet Reading’

William May

in Stevie Smith and Authorship

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583379
eISBN:
9780191723193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583379.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Smith's own reading practice to help explain her playful and often hostile relationship with tradition. It focuses on her troubled relationship with her sister, an English ... More


Reviewing as Risky Business

Phillipa K. Chong

in Inside the Critics' Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167466
eISBN:
9780691186030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167466.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows how critics confront the reality that what they put in their reviews has consequences not only for the book under review but also for the critics themselves. This is in part ... More


Do We Need Book Reviews?

Phillipa K. Chong

in Inside the Critics' Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167466
eISBN:
9780691186030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167466.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reveals how critics grapple with the question of the ongoing relevance of book reviewing given perceived tensions between its artistic and journalistic commitments. It also examines how ... More


The 1930s

Gordon Hutner

in What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832271
eISBN:
9781469605210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887752_hutner.6
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter provides an alternative way of reading the fiction of this decade. The author begins by restating the special circumstances under which 1930s historiography has been written, and then ... More


Short Reviews

Jerome Neu

in On Loving Our Enemies: Essays in Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199862986
eISBN:
9780199949762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862986.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents reviews of the following: The Psychoanalytic Mind: From Freud to Philosophy by Marcia Cavell; Innocence and Experience by Stuart Hampshire; Against Therapy: Emotional Tyranny ... More


Conclusion

Phillipa K. Chong

in Inside the Critics' Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167466
eISBN:
9780691186030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167466.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter illustrates how the different types of uncertainty structure how fiction reviewers operate. Common to the preceding chapters is the finding that when confronted with different types of ... More


Unger’s Knowledge and Politics

Jerome Neu

in On Loving Our Enemies: Essays in Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199862986
eISBN:
9780199949762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862986.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents a review of the book Knowledge and Politics by Roberto Mangabeira Unger. Unger's book provides a schematism of liberal thought and attempts a “total” critique of it. Starting ... More


Serious Sensation

Susanne Schmidt

in Midlife Crisis: The Feminist Origins of a Chauvinist Cliché

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686851
eISBN:
9780226686998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686998.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Sheehy’s place in the history of the midlife crisis is central; her book was more than popularized psychology and it garnered millions of readers. Passages was a great success—although Sheehy’s right ... More


How Reviewing Works

Phillipa K. Chong

in Inside the Critics' Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167466
eISBN:
9780691186030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167466.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents the nuts and bolts of how reviewing works. This includes which books gets reviewed and which critic gets selected to write the review. Disabusing the reader of the idea that the ... More


Plutarch: The Malice of Herodotos

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856685682
eISBN:
9781800343191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856685682.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Malice of Herodotus can perhaps best be described as the world's earliest known book review. But it is much more than that, for in the course of 'correcting' with considerable vituperation what ... More


Introduction

Phillipa K. Chong

in Inside the Critics' Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167466
eISBN:
9780691186030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167466.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter presents a study of book reviewing from the perspective of the reviewers. It examines two major dimensions of this research—the study of critics and evaluation as a response ... More


Review Essay—Jan Pieter Krahnen and Reinhard H. Schmidt’s The German Financial System †

David C. Donald

in Comparative Law as Transnational Law: A Decade of the German Law Journal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795208
eISBN:
9780199919307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795208.003.0033
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews the book The German Financial System edited by Jan Pieter Krahnen & Reinhard H. Schmidt. The book presents the German banking and securities sectors as they stood in early 2003, ... More


Inside the Critics' Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times

Phillipa K. Chong

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167466
eISBN:
9780691186030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167466.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Taking readers behind the scenes in the world of fiction reviewing, this book explores the ways that critics evaluate books despite the inherent subjectivity involved, and the uncertainties of ... More


Review Essay—Remarks on Post-Sovereignty and International Legal Neoconservatism †: Reading Jeremy Rabkin

Ignacio De La Rasilla and Del Moral

in Comparative Law as Transnational Law: A Decade of the German Law Journal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795208
eISBN:
9780199919307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795208.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews the books, Law Without Nations? Why Constitutional Government Requires Sovereign States and The Case for Sovereignty: Why the World Should Welcome American Independence, by ... More


Mediating Culture: Modernism, the Arts and the Woman Reader

Catherine Clay

in Time and Tide: The Feminist and Cultural Politics of a Modern Magazine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474418188
eISBN:
9781474449700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418188.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Time and Tide’s early music, theatre, film and book reviews – a treasure-trove for exploring trends in interwar literature and the arts as well as debates about the nature and ... More


Fireman-Writer, Bad Boy Novelist, King of Grit Lit: “Building” Larry Brown(s) at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Keith Perry

in Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110751
eISBN:
9781604736366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110751.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the evolution of the Larry Brown(s) that the publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill “built” for promotional campaigns, and which reviewers and the press then “built” for ... More


Review Essay—German Capital Market Law †: A Permanent Reform

Matthias Casper

in Comparative Law as Transnational Law: A Decade of the German Law Journal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795208
eISBN:
9780199919307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795208.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews the book Kapitalmarkt und Börsenrecht by Markus Lenenbach. Lenenbach, an assistant professor at the University of Freiburg, has undertaken to present capital market law in the ... More


Review Essay—Thomas Bruha et al., Eds., Welche Verfassung für Europa? [What Constitution for Europe?] †

Morag Goodwin

in Comparative Law as Transnational Law: A Decade of the German Law Journal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795208
eISBN:
9780199919307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795208.003.0046
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews the book Welche Verfassung für Europa? (What Constitution for Europe?). The book does not aim to provide a comprehensive examination of the European constitutional debate, nor ... More


‘Tricks of Aspect and the Varied Gifts of Daylight’: Representations of Books and Reading in Interwar Women’s Periodicals

Claire Battershill

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939: The Interwar Period

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474412537
eISBN:
9781474445054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412537.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores representations of books and readers in a variety of interwar periodicals. As Elizabeth Dickens suggests, in the interwar period, the book trade and the periodical press ‘often ... More


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