Books by bell hooks and Complete Book Reviews

bell hooks, Author New Press $16.95 (224p) ISBN 978-1-56584-263-2
A prolific critical writer, hooks has contributed a collection of essays on contemporary art and what she describes as the troubling relationship between the dominant white, male art world, its practices, protocols and biases, and the creative...
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bell hooks, Author Routledge $29.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-415-90811-5
Turning from teaching to topical subjects like gangsta rap, censorship, date rape and Hollywood cinema, these 21 essays will enhance City College professor and political activist hooks's (Black Looks) reputation as an astute, vigorous and...
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bell hooks, Author . Morrow $24.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-06-621442-9
While feminism may have changed boardrooms, it didn't make much headway in bedrooms, argues philosopher/writer hooks. Women have made progress in regard to social empowerment, but the quest for emotional density—for love—has...
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bell hooks, Author . Routledge $17.95 (160p) ISBN 978-0-415-96927-7
Veteran pundit hooks unpacks the explosive contents of Gwendolen Brooks's famous 1960 poem "The Pool Players: Seven at the Golden Shovel," taking her title from the opening of the poem. Like Brooks, hooks worries about the men in her...
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bell hooks, Author . Routledge $17.95 (200p) ISBN 978-0-415-96818-8
Readers of hooks's prolific body of work on feminism, racism, cultural politics, art and education will find much that is familiar here. Grounded in autobiography and storytelling and written for an intelligent lay audience, these essays exhort...
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bell hooks, Author Henry Holt & Company $23 (256p) ISBN 978-0-8050-5909-0
The 22 essays in cultural and literary critic hooks's 17th book were written over a period of 20 years and loosely trace her decision to become a writer and her metamorphosis into an academic. Together, they constitute a mixture of intellectual...
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bell hooks, Author Henry Holt & Company $20 (288p) ISBN 978-0-8050-3782-1
If cultural critic hooks (Black Looks), distinguished professor of English at New York's City College, doesn't have a comprehensive plan for achieving her subtitle's promise, her sensitivity to the intersection of race, class and gender infuses many
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bell hooks, Author South End Press $15 (200p) ISBN 978-0-89608-433-9
This latest collection from hooks ( Yearning ) contains a dozen recent essays on the representation of the African American experience, an area in which, she argues convincingly, little progress has been made. The author draws more effectively on...
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bell hooks, Author Henry Holt & Company $20 (228p) ISBN 978-0-8050-4145-3
Just as hooks, author of several books on issues of race and sex (Killing Rage, etc.) has idiosyncratically taken a lower-case name, her memoir, written in imagistic three-page segments, takes an unconventional approach. Aiming ""to conjure a rich...
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bell hooks, Author William Morrow & Company $22 (225p) ISBN 978-0-06-018494-0
""The transformative power of love is the foundation of all meaningful social change,"" contends hooks in this impassioned plea to embattled African-American communities to embrace love as a force for change. Returning to the subject of last year's...
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bell hooks, Author William Morrow & Company $22 (239p) ISBN 978-0-688-16844-5
Taking on yet another popular topic in her role as cultural critic, hooks blends the personal and the psychological with the philosophical in her latest book--a thoughtful but frequently familiar examination of love American style. A distinguished...
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bell hooks, Author Routledge $31.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-415-91824-4
Hooks's essays on film are not film criticism: they are criticism of culture as viewed through the prism of film. This mix of theory, reality, popular art and popular criticism (reviews and public reaction play a large part in her discussions) is...
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bell hooks, Author Henry Holt & Company $20 (192p) ISBN 978-0-8050-4146-0
In a consistently fresh and bravely honest voice, hooks relates her early development as a feminist writer and scholar and examines the struggle to practice in her private life what she supports in theory. On the more personal level, the book...
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bell hooks, Author Routledge $29.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-415-90808-5
Cultural theorist hooks means to challenge preconceptions, and it is a rare reader who will be able to walk away from her without considerable thought. Despite the frequent appearance of the dry word ``pedagogy,'' this collection of essays about...
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bell hooks, Author . Atria $24 (208p) ISBN 978-0-7434-5607-4
A companion to We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity (Forecasts, Nov. 10), hooks's 23rd book for adults is a fierce, quirky denunciation of patriarchy and a clarion call to the uncommitted to align themselves with visionary radical feminism....
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bell hooks, Author South End Press $15 (186p) ISBN 978-0-89608-352-3
Hooks, a pen name for Gloria Watkins, the author of Ain't I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism , here gathers essays that also focus on being black and feminist in America. She begins by recounting painful personal experiences: growing up in a...
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bell hooks, Author . Atria $23 (240p) ISBN 978-0-7434-5605-0
Prolific cultural commentator hooks (Communion) returns with another timely, provocative book on a thorny issue currently being debated in the black community. While popular books by black conservatives place the lack of significant social progress...
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bell hooks, Author, Cornel West, With South End Press $20 (174p) ISBN 978-0-89608-414-8
A series of dialogues between and interviews with two of the foremost black intellectuals in America today, this volume is of enormous importance and offers rewarding reading. At the outset, hooks describes these conversations as a kind of ``testimon
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bell hooks, Author, Shane W. Evans, Illustrator , illus. by Shane W. Evans. Hyperion/Jump at the Sun $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0643-0
"My mama calls me girlpie," begins this tender riff on the ties that bind. "Daddy's honey bun chocolate dew drop." When the winsome girl at the story's center breaks a dish ("Everything I do cannot be right. 'Cause...
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bell hooks, Author, Chris Raschka, Illustrator , illus. by Chris Raschka. Hyperion/Jump at the Sun $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0825-0
Raschka and hooks, who teamed up for Be Boy Buzz , weigh superficial appearance against deep knowing in this warm but insubstantial meditation on skin. "The skin I'm in/ is just a covering./ It cannot tell my story," say the characters....
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bell hooks, Author, Chris Raschka, Illustrator Hyperion Books $14.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0427-6
This joyous ode to hair may well restart conversations that began last year with the controversy over Carolivia Herron's Nappy Hair. Bubbling over with affection, and injecting a strong self-esteem boost for girls, hooks's ebullient, poetic text...
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bell hooks, Author, Chris Raschka, Illustrator , illus. by Chris Raschka. Hyperion $16.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0816-8
Hooks and Raschka (Be Boy Buzz ; Skin Again ) charge this temperamental book with few words but ample emotion. The alliterative title alone demands a loud delivery, and each of the three key words gets a noisy spread all to itself (“Grump-/ Groan-/
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bell hooks, Author, Chris Raschka, Illustrator , illus. by Chris Raschka. Hyperion/Jump at the Sun $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0814-4
This stunning volume celebrates all things boy. The creators of Happy to Be Nappy set the stage with the bold opening sortie: "I be boy" appears on the left of the spread, paired with a deceptively simple layering of rectangles in blue line
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