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Rosenblatt, Roger

Works: 97 works in 266 publications in 8 languages and 18,000 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Humor  History  Satire  College stories  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Reporter, Other
Classifications: PS3618.O8336, 813.6
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Life itself : abortion in the American mind by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Life Itself, Roger Rosenblatt redefines the debate on abortion and offers a resolution. Through columns in leading publications and his on-air essays for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, Rosenblatt has become widely recognized as America's preeminent commentator on social and moral issues. In this book, he turns to the most bitterly divisive social question of our time. "Give abortion five seconds of thought and it quickly spirals down in the mind to the most basic questions about human life, to the mysteries of birth and our relationship with our souls," he writes. "It is difficult to disentangle, much less express, the feelings it engenders." Yet what we have seen in this country over the past twenty years has been the political warfare of extremists, not honest discussion among ordinary citizens with differing views. Life Itself attempts to establish an "uncommon ground" on abortion by using the deep ambivalence the great majority of Americans feel about the problem toward its resolution. We live in uncomfortable but manageable conflict on a number of important national issues, Rosenblatt writes. It is time to learn to live with conflicted feelings on abortion as well. To make his case, Rosenblatt traces the 4,000-year history of abortion, demonstrating that all civilizations have dealt with conflict on the issue, and have fashioned their resolutions to meet their particular structure and needs. Why then do Americans alone in history have so hard a time doing the same? Rosenblatt answers this provocative question by examining specific American characteristics of thought that have become particularly explosive when touched by abortion. Finally, through a series of interviews and speculations, Rosenblatt determines that the country is more united in its attitudes about abortion than the political warriors would have us believe. In the end, he presents a formula by which we may begin to recognize and live with one another on this matter in spite of, and within, our divided views:. "To create a society in which abortion is permitted and its gravity appreciated is to create but another of the many useful frictions of a democracy. Such a society does not devalue life by allowing abortion; it takes life with utmost seriousness, and is, by the depth of its conflicts and the richness of its difficulties, a reflection of life itself."
Black fiction by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mission : inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Gordon Bitner Hinckley( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs of Mormons taken by 50 of the world's most talented photographers during the course of one year, on six continents, recording missions, weddings, funerals, family home evenings, home and community life
Children of war by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in 6 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records the sentiments of children in the present war zones of the world. Based on a "Time" magazine cover story
Consuming desires : consumption, culture, and the pursuit of happiness( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Consider this paradox: Ecologists estimate that it would take three planets Earth to provide an American standard of living to the entire world. Yet it is that standard of living to which the whole world aspires." "In Consuming Desires, Roger Rosenblatt brings together a collection of writers to shed light on that disturbing paradox. The book presents a rich and varied dialogue on the underlying roots of consumer culture and its pervasive impact on ourselves and the world around us."--Jacket
Lapham rising : a novel by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric writer living as a recluse on his own island with his talking dog Hector comes up with a scheme to take on his irritating new neighbor, a multimillionaire named Lapham who is building a grotesquely enormous new home next door
Rules for aging : resist normal impulses, live longer, attain perfection by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents nearly sixty simple rules designed to help people let go of insecurity, see the world more clearly, and live a happier--hopefully longer--life
Where we stand : 30 reasons for loving our country by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In thirty essays, the author affirms the fundamental values, ideas, and strengths that shape the United States, reflecting on the events of September 11, 2001, and offering solace in a difficult period in the country's history
Unless it moves the human heart : the craft and art of writing by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on the conversations and experiences of students in the author's writing class to offer practical insights and advice on the craft of writing, stressing the value and necessity of putting the pen to paper
Beet : a novel by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dedicating himself to saving Beet College when its board of trustees squanders its endowment, Professor Peace Porterfield finds his efforts challenged by a radical poet, a terrorist hopeful, and infighting among faculty members
Thomas Murphy by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging poet contemplates the later chapters of his life while avoiding trips to the neurologist, spending time with his grandson, and falling for a blind woman less than half his age
Coming apart : a memoir of the Harvard wars of 1969 by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the afternoon of April 9, 1969, Roger Rosenblatt, then a young English instructor at Harvard, stepped out of his classroom building. There, across the Yard, he saw students hanging out of the windows of the main administrative building, waving revolutionary flags and chanting. The student uprisings that were rocking the country had finally come to America's most prestigious university. In short order, the demonstrators forcibly ejected deans from their offices. Less than twenty-four hours later - in an act unprecedented in Harvard's history - the University president invited local police to storm the Yard, and in riot gear, they attacked the students with tear gas and truncheons. In the turbulent weeks that followed, Rosenblatt soon found himself at the center of the chaos. As the Senior Tutor in an undergraduate House, he sat up night after night counseling angry, frightened students. As a member of the faculty committee formed to investigate the takeover and determine punishments, he saw just how fragile the bonds were that held the University together. For himself, Rosenblatt gained a very special Harvard education. Drawing on the recollections of faculty - Archibald Cox, Derek Bok, John Kenneth Galbraith, John Dunlop, James Q. Wilson, and Martin Peretz - and of students - Al Gore, Michael Kinsley, James Fallows, Frank Rich, Christopher Durang, and Mark Helprin - Rosenblatt has written an eloquent, often ironic, sometimes funny memoir that can be read as modern history and as a moral tale about a time when people persuaded themselves that they could fix things by taking them apart
The book of love : improvisations on a crazy little thing by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Book of Love, Roger Rosenblatt explores love in all its moods and variations?romantic love, courtship, battle, mystery, marriage, heartbreak, fury, confusion, melancholy, delirium, ecstasy; love of family, of friends; love of home, of country, of work, of writing, of solitude, of art; love of nature; love of life itself."
Witness : the world since Hiroshima by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man in the water : essays and stories by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics ranging from Richard Nixon to Candice Bergen, from Brooklyn to the Sudan, from dogs to poetry, and from Luchow's to the Roy Rogers Family Restaurant. A remarkable sampling from one of the most distinguished careers in American journalism, The Man in the Water gives us the quintessence of Roger Rosenblatt
Anything can happen : notes on my inadequate life and yours by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous observations of modern life highlight the petty cruelties that lie waiting just beneath the thin veneer of civilization
Mein Kampf by David Levinthal( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of soft-focus color photographs of toys staged to re-enact the Holocaust
Rules for aging : a wry and witty guide to life by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Hebrew and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making toast : a family story by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How long are you staying, Boppo'"</ "Forever."</ When his daughter, Amy'a gifted doctor, mother, and wife'collapses and dies from an asymptomatic heart condition, Roger Rosenblatt and his wife, Ginny, leave their home on the South Shore of Long Island to move in with their son-in-law, Harris, and their three young grandchildren: six-year-old Jessica, four-year-old Sammy, and one-year-old James, known as Bubbies. Long past the years of diapers, homework, and recitals, Roger and Ginny'Boppo and Mimi to the kids'quickly reaccustom themselves to the world of small children: bedtime stories, talking toys, playdates, nonstop questions, and nonsequential thought. Though reeling from Amy's death they carry on, reconstructing a family, sustaining one another, and guiding three lively, alert, and tender-hearted children through the pains and confusions of grief. As he marvels at the strength of his son-in-law, a surgeon, and the tenacity and skill of his wife, a former kindergarten teacher, Roger attends each day to "the one household duty I have mastered"'preparing the morning toast perfectly to each child's liking. </ With the wit, heart, precision, and depth of understanding that has characterized his work, Roger Rosenblatt peels back the layers on this most personal of losses to create both a tribute to his late daughter and a testament to familial love. The day Amy died, Harris told Ginny and Roger, "It's impossible." Roger's story tells how a family makes the possible of the impossible.<
Kayak morning : reflections on love, grief, and small boats by Roger Rosenblatt( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In [his earlier book] 'Making Toast', Roger Rosenblatt shared the story of his family in the days and months after the death of his thirty-eight-year-old daughter, Amy. Now, in 'Kayak Morning', he offers a personal meditation on grief itself. 'Everybody grieves, ' he writes. From that terse, melancholy observation emerges a work of art that addresses the universal experience of loss. On a quiet Sunday morning, two and a half years after Amy's death, Roger heads out in his kayak. He observes, 'You can't always make your way in the world by moving up. Or down, for that matter. Boats move laterally on water, which levels everything. It is one of the two great levelers.' Part elegy, part quest, 'Kayak Morning' explores Roger's years as a journalist, the comforts of literature, and the value of solitude, poignantly reminding us that grief is not apart from life but encompasses it. In recalling to us what we have lost, grief by necessity resurrects what we have had."--Provided by publisher
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The Mission : inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Alternative Names
Roger Rosenblatt American magazine editor

Roger Rosenblatt Amerikaans journalist

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The Mission : inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsChildren of warConsuming desires : consumption, culture, and the pursuit of happinessLapham rising : a novelRules for aging : resist normal impulses, live longer, attain perfectionWhere we stand : 30 reasons for loving our countryUnless it moves the human heart : the craft and art of writingBeet : a novel