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As we’ve been talking about, you’re going to write a book review essay that follows the basic conventions of the genre. My hope is that you’re already well on your way to getting a nonfiction book, published either this year … Continue reading
This term we’ll talk about book review essays a lot. I insist on tacking the word “essays” on the back end of that phrase to help differentiate between those we’ll be reading, and those which might first come to mind. … Continue reading
Here are the three book review essays I discussed in class this morning: Diane Ravitch, “Schools We Can Envy.” Hugh Eakin, “Will Saudi Arabia Ever Change?” Andrew Hacker, “How He Got It Right.” And here’s another interesting one: “Single Women … Continue reading
Here’s an essay by Louis Menand, who writes for The New Yorker, of The Real Romney, a biography by Michael Kranish and Scott Helman. I hesitated to link to this one, given the ongoing presidential campaign, but I decided to go ahead … Continue reading
These are all from the famed New York Review of Books: Freeman Dyson’s review of Daniel Kahneman’s book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. Diane Ravitch’s review of Pasi Sahlberg’s Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? … Continue reading