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For six decades, writer and editor Robert A. Parker has followed up each book he reads, mainly novels, with an evaluation of that book. His comments are informed by his Jesuit upbringing but also by an independent critical view that balances a moral and literary sensibility.
In this first of six volumes, the authors covered range from Kobo Abe to Michael Cunningham. They include Austen, Banks, Bernanos, Brink, Camus, Carroll, Cather, Coetzee, Colette, Conrad, and Cozzens, as well as a few mystery authors and historians, ranging from Raymond Chandler to Whittaker Chambers.
The commentaries are listed alphabetically by author, and the books by the date of publication for each author. There are at least 120 authors included in this volume, some represented by one book, some by five or more. Future volumes will cover additional authors alphabetically.
The writers here represent a broad range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. And all are rated on their literary achievementó the effectiveness of plot, character, and settingóplus their recognition of the moral, ethical, and spiritual values of mankind.
Here is a unique critical perspective that measures the meaning of literature against the meaning of life.


About the Author

Robert A. Parker
RAParker Nutley, NJ
Bob Parker has exhibited his photography in New Jersey and Manhattan, often with his wife Margot, and has written extensively for consumer, business and specialized magazines. Publications he has edited have earned national regognition, and his photographs have also earned numerous national awards. His writing covers literature, travel, finance, and the arts, while his photography ranges from architecture to scenics, always featuring simplicity and natural light. Parker's photography has been reviewed and featured in Newark's The Star-Ledger, the Trenton Times, and other publications. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Caribbean Travel and Life, America, The Critic, Communication Arts, Business Finance, the OAS magazine Amerias, Navigante, the Miami Herald, and other publications.

Publish Date  July 04, 2012

Dimensions  Trade  434 pgs Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Literature & Fiction

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