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The Dead Fish Museum (Vintage Contemporaries)
The Dead Fish Museum (Vintage Contemporaries)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Masterful writing without much plot, January 31, 2015
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D'Ambrosio is a masterful author and the reader will find it hard to come away from this collection without exemplars of fine writing. In particular, he does fantastic work of reifying emotions, thoughts, and moods into behaviors--even the slightest gesture. These stories depict characters moving through their dilemmas. And while the dilemmas are well articulated and the characters are well described, they seem to wallow rather than move or develop. D'Ambrosio provides this fine collection which deserves a thorough read.


The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing
The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing
by Tonette S. Rocco
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource, January 19, 2015
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HSW&P provides a concentrated look at issues regarding publication for master's, doctoral, or professional. It's likely the broadest attempt to tackle the issue and it provides a more than satisfactory outcome. Several chapters discuss major methodological concerns in publishing which may provide more than most want from a quick review and less than what many need to truly grasp the topic, but readers young to the field of scholarly writing and publishing will no doubt utilize the book as its title intends: a handbook to survey and refresh familiarity with writing topics. Doctoral candidates and junior faculty appear to be the intended audience of the text but colleges and schools who need to jump start scholar productivity or frame conversations of faculty support and writing expectations will no doubt benefit as well. Additionally, the text is ripe with resources to steer hungry readers and researchers toward additional outlets.


Managing the Research University
Managing the Research University
by Dean O. Smith
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic reference, January 8, 2015
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MtRU provides a wide-reaching perspective of the role, responsibilities, and challenges of a chief research officer. For the range of topics it covers, it does a phenomenal job of pointing the reader to supplementary resources to learn more specifics about certain areas. The range of understanding of this role is fantastic and this book can undoubtedly serve as a reference for an in-service CRO or to prepare candidates for that role. Kudos to Smith.


Citizen: An American Lyric
Citizen: An American Lyric
by Claudia Rankine
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, December 28, 2014
Citizen is a powerful narrative poetry collection that rehashes the shock and clamor of abutting oppressive systems. Citizen is sometimes contextualized in terms of major (i.e. nationally known) catastrophes, but is much more often the idiosyncratic and daily battles. Rankine wrestles in ink and her struggle and openness and vulnerability are beautiful.


Bark: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
Bark: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic read-worthy collection, December 27, 2014
Moore, as usual, provides a hodge-podge of grand and clumsy works in her short story collection, Bark. Her themes seem to revolve around triangulated relationships: two divorcees and one of their children, two failed musicians and a bachelor benefactor, etc. Some of these tales--the first one especially--excel and depict Moore as a master of her craft. Others portray a stumbling writer without clear genius of her characters. For the first reason I know of Moore. For the second I love her. Bark is a fantastic and read-worthy collection.


Inktastic Unisex Baby I'm going to be a Big Brother! Infant Creeper 18 Months Heather Grey
Inktastic Unisex Baby I'm going to be a Big Brother! Infant Creeper 18 Months Heather Grey
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5.0 out of 5 stars Matches expectations, December 21, 2014
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The shirts meets expectations. Within the realm of baby clothes it fits probably a month larger than the average 18 months, but not as large as some 18 month old clothing we've purchased.


The Palace of Contemplating Departure
The Palace of Contemplating Departure
by Brynn Saito
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great debut!, December 21, 2014
Saito's debut collection includes several asides into esoteric ambiguity like most. But what succeeds in her collection does so with such ultimate bravado. A deep wisdom lies in her words. She does best the portrayal of characters. This particular reader's favorite stanzas came from "Winter in Denmark." Truly a great read.


Spectacle: Stories
Spectacle: Stories
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5.0 out of 5 stars Give me a second., December 18, 2014
Give me a second. Because when I tell you that this book amazed me I have to explain why and I need a moment to figure out where the book becomes more than simple pleasure reading. I can tell you it doesn't happen in the form. Steinberg flouts every convention: she confuses her own meaning, she overuses the semicolon--on purpose!--she writes choppy narrative, she writes about things too personal for entertainment, etc. But it's all so gripping and I can't tell you why. Maybe her mantra-like prose sucks you in: you think you're just running your eyes over the lines but all of a sudden the thoughts are pounding through the wires pushing blood from head to toe. Spectacle amazes. Give me a second to come up with an explanation for why.


Delirium: Poems
Delirium: Poems
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3.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic poet, December 4, 2014
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Explicit content. Hoffman is fantastic and will become a leading voice in contemporary poetry. This selection stumbles and gallops through mostly love verses and sometimes breeches the palatable limits of restraint. Hoffman clearly possesses an exceptional mastery of language and an ability to conjugate deep emotions. Keep an eye out.


Instructions for Killing the Jackal
Instructions for Killing the Jackal
by Erica Wright
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars A demanding and profound read, November 29, 2014
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Wright provides a powerhouse sample of poems here in Instructions for Killing the Jackal. Every single line of each poem pounds out hard and gripping revelations (e.g. "how lovely our ashes would be." from Debris for Looters). Wright possesses some kind of enchantment that she wields in her writing. But these are not easy poems. They demand multiple readings. Wright composes with esoteric verses and never once in this compilation lets slip the key for decoding so readers will only succeed if they can forfeit control.


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