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 second of six volumes, the authors covered range from Daniel-Rops to Gironella. They include Robertson Davies, DeLillo, Dexter, Dostoevsky, Durrell, Endo, Erdrich, Eugenides, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, and Gide, as well as a few mystery authors and historians.
The commentaries are listed alphabetically by author, and the books by the date of publication for each author. There are at least 85 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 achievement, the effectiveness of plot, character, and setting, plus 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.
Robert A. Parker has been active in photography for more than 40 years, winning many national awards. He has also exhibited his photographs throughout the New York/New Jersey area, including with his wife Margot at both the Venezuelan Consulate and the Donnell Library in Manhattan, as well as at Brookdale Community College, Freehold, and the New Providence Memorial Library. His work has also been shown at The Donald B. Palmer Museum, Springfield, Sussex County Community College, the Arts Guild of Rahway, and Brookdale Community College, Freehold. Margot herself has earned many awards. She received in 2004 a prestigious “Award of Merit” at New Jersey Photography Forum’s 10th Annual Juried Exhibit. As well as a number of awards from the Art Association of Rutherford and Clifton Art Association She has also exhibited her photography and her art in group exhibits at the National Arts Club, Manhattan, the Segal Gallery, Montclair State; and St. John on the Mountain, Bernardsville.
Trees Published September 19, 2014
A Family Memorial Published June 26, 2014
Leaving Home Published December 31, 2013
IMAGES Published April 04, 2013
A Literary Cavalcade-I Published July 04, 2012
Leaving Home Published December 04, 2011
Images: Europe Published July 20, 2011
Images: America Published July 19, 2011
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