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A Literary Cavalcade-II By Robert A. Parker
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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. His comments are informed by an independent critical view that balances a... More > moral and literary sensibility. In this second of six volumes, the authors covered range from Henri Daniel-Rops to Jose Maria Gironalla. They include Don DeLillo, Peter Dexter, E. L. Doctorow, Umberto Eco, Shusaku Endo, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Fowles, E. M. Forster, Carlos Fuentes, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 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. 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.< Less
A Literary Cavalcade—IV By Robert A. Parker
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Robert A. Parker has long evaluated each novel he reads. His comments are informed by an independent critical view that balances a moral and literary sensibility. In this fourth of six... More > volumes, authors covered range from Jean Lacouture to Montherlant. The commentaries are listed alphabetically by author, and the books by the date of publication. The writers here represent a broad range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. And all are rated on their literary achievement.< Less
A Literary Cavalcade-V By Robert A. Parker
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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 reflect an independent view that balances a moral... More > and literary sensibility. In this fifth of six volumes, the authors covered range from Brian Moore to Neil Sheehan, and include O'Connor, Pamuk, Patchett, Percy, Plante, Price, Richler, Roth, Rowling, Saramago, and Sartre. At least 120 authors are listed in this volume. They represent a range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. 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.< Less
A Literary Cavalcade—III By Robert A. Parker
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Author Robert A. Parker has compiled here his critique of hundreds of novels he has read. This is the third of six volumes that cover authors alphabetically, in this case from George Gissing to Milan... More > Kundera. More than 85 authors are represented, including Greene, Hawthorne, Hemingway, Hersey, Horgan, James, Joyce, Kazantzakis Kafka, Kennedy, and King. They reflect a broad range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. All works 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.< Less
A Literary Cavalcade-VI By Robert A. Parker
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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... More > an independent critical view that balances a moral and literary sensibility. In this sixth of six volumes, the authors covered range from Ignazio Silone to Emile Zola. They include Solzhenitsyn, Spark, Stegner, Styron, Tanizaki, Tolstoy, Turow, Unsworth, Updike, Vargas Llosa, Warren, Waugh, and Wilder. The commentaries are listed alphabetically by author, and the books by the date of publication. At least 115 authors are included in this volume, some represented by one book, some by five or more. The writers here represent a broad range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. And all are rated on their literary achievement, on plot, character, and setting, plus the moral, ethical, and spiritual values of mankind. Here, the meaning of literature is measured against the meaning of life.< Less
17 Stories and 5 Poems By Robert A. Parker
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The 17 stories and five poems collected here represent the short fiction that Robert A. Parker has created over four decades. The style of these stories vary. They range from first-person to... More > third-person, from a man’s perspective to a woman’s, from hard-boiled to romantic, and from shallow glitz to heartfelt searching. The themes range from adolescent love to family love, and from wisdom to defeat. The stories emphasize plot and character, with the early stories having a narrative drive, while the later, mature stories focus on character in a search for depth.< Less
A Literary Cavalcade-VI By Robert A. Parker
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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 an independent critical view that... More > balances a moral and literary sensibility. In this the final of six volumes, the authors covered range from Ignazio Silone to Emile Zola. They include Josef Skvorecky, Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, John Steinbeck, William Styron, D. M. Thomas, J. R. R. Tolkien, Scott Turow, Barry Unsworth, John Updike, Mario Vargas Llosa, Robert Penn Warren, Evelyn Waugh, Patrick White, and Thornton Wilder. There are at least 100 authors included in this volume, some represented by one book, some by five or more. 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.< Less
A Literary Cavalcade-V By Robert A. Parker
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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 an independent critical view that... More > balances a moral and literary sensibility. In this fifth of six volumes, the authors covered range from Brian Moore to Neil Sheehan. They include Howard Norman, Edwin O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, Ann Patchett, Walker Percy, David Plante, Reynolds Price, Mordecai Richler, Philip Roth, and Jose Saramago. There are at least 100 authors included in this volume, some represented by one book, some by five or more. 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.< Less
A Literary Cavalcade-IV By Robert A. Parker
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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. In this fourth of six volumes, the authors covered... More > range from Jean Lacouture to Montherlant. They include Le Carre, Lehane, Leonard, Mafouz, Mailer, Malraux, Mauriac, McDermott, , McMurtry, and Mishima. The commentaries are listed alphabetically by author, and the books by the date of public-cation for each author. There areabout 100 authors included in this volume. 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.< Less
A Literary Cavalcade-III By Robert A. Parker
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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 independent critical view that... More > balances a moral and literary sensibility. In this third of six volumes, the authors covered range from George Gissing to Tom Lea. They include Mary Gordon, Graham Greene, Ernest Hemingway, John Hersey, Henry James, James Jones, Nikos, Kazantzakis, William Kennedy, and Stephen KIng, as well as a few mystery authors and historians. The commentaries are listed alphabetically by author. There are at least 85 authors included in this volume, some represented by one book, some by five or more. These writers 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.< Less

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