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Surrender Doubleday, 2009; Anchor paperback, 2010
"Bawer is unquestionably correct, and that fact is quite simply terrifying." - Stephen Pollard, New York Times Book Review
"Sublimely literate and rational...an immensely important and urgent book." - Booklist (boxed, starred review)
"An alarming, depressing, brilliant and remarkably courageous book." - Martin Sieff, Washington Times
"Bruce Bawer has yet again written an excellent book....I truly hope that it will serve as an eye-opener for everyone." - Geert Wilders
“Written with an urgency and clarity that makes it hard to stop reading and re-reading it. It should be studied by all who wish to understand the forces at work in the West that make an Islamic ‘House of Peace’ a brewing nightmare.” - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
"With courage and verve, Bruce Bawer builds the case for how 'the West is on the road to sharia'....Bawer rousingly and rightly argues that the West’s unwavering principle must be 'a refusal to sacrifice or compromise liberty - no matter what.'" - Daniel Pipes, Director, Middle East Forum
should be in the forefront of the defense of free expression
against the deeply disturbing threats Bruce Bawer documents."
- Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler and The Shakespeare Wars
"...the most controversial gay author in modern history." - Lynne Cohen, Jewish Tribune
While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying
the West from Within
Doubleday, 2006; Broadway Books paperback, 2007
A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist
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"A book of the utmost
importance, full of deep concern for Europe and almost unbelievable revelations
for most Americans.”
“Europeans would do well to heed Mr. Bawer's advice and open their eyes.” - Abraham H. Foxman, National Director, Anti-Defamation League
“I have read no argument or book more viscerally convincing on this subject.” - Roger L. Simon, rogerlsimon.com
“A clarion call
for the West to understand the radical threat to
our freedoms from politicized fundamentalist Islam.”
- Andrew Sullivan
“Must-read book….timely and incisive...Bawer describes a landscape of dysfunction.” - Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer
“Indispensable.” - J. Peder Zane, Raleigh News and Observer
makes his case moderately but eloquently and powerfully. Will Europeans heed his
warning?” - Daniel Pipes
A “stunner of a book.” -Andre Zantonavitch, The American Thinker
books are merely important. This one is necessary.” - Jonathan Rauch
“The sweeping and dramatic shift going on in Europe is chronicled to stunning effect....as enlightening as it is disturbing....if you want to understand the car burnings, the killings over cartoons and films, and other outrages sure to come, you won't do any better than While Europe Slept.”
- Scott C. Yates, Rocky Mountain News
a sane world, it would be required reading in all European and American
universities.” - Robert Spencer
“Riveting, disturbing, fascinating, chilling, and shocking....required reading for anyone who wants to understand how militant Islam has insinuated itself into the heart of the West.” - Steven Emerson
sensitive and sober portrait of an increasingly insensitive and reckless
continent.” - Victor Davis Hanson
“Blødende og intelligent indignation, fuld af skammelige og skarpe observationer.” - Klaus Wivel, Weekendavisen (Denmark)
“Deeply thoughtful, persuasive and beautifully written." - Douglas Murray, Social Affairs Unit Web Review
Gota a Gota, 2007
Traducción de Isabel González-Gallarza
LA EDICIÓN ESPAÑOLA)
"Un libro valiente, complejo y claro a la vez,
y además ameno como pocos. Se lee de un tirón, sin exageración de ninguna clase.
No dejen de precipitarse a comprarlo, ahora mismo, en la librería más próxima.
De lectura obligatoria." - José María Marco, Libertad Digital
Terwijl Europa Sliep
Vertaald door Thijs Bartels
(OVER DE NEDERLANDSE EDITIE)
“...uitstekend geschreven...een boek dat iedereen in Europa zou moeten lezen.” - De Leestafel
Trykkefrihedsselskabet , 2008
Oversat af Jens Christian Bech Pedersen
Forord af Henryk Broder
"Bruce Bawers bog er pligtlæsning for enhver, der vil orientere sig om, hvad der sker med Europa i dag. Og det er uhyggeligt. Det er måske den vigtigste bog skrevet i mange år. Og som iagttager udefra kan Bawer lettere se og diagnosticere, hvad der foregår." - Henrik Gade Jensen, Jyllands-Posten
Jesus: How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity
Crown, 1997; Three Rivers paperback,
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"Bawer's graceful prose and lucid insights make this a must-read book for anyone concerned with the relationship of Christianity to contemporary American culture." - Publishers Weekly
"Groundbreaking." - Library Journal.
"Bawer lauds liberal Christianity as the essence of the Gospel, the kind of religion that Jesus would both recognize and practice because he preached it. This is a passionate, articulate, timely, and utterly useful book." - Peter J. Gomes, Wilson Quarterly
"An adventure in American religious thought, exciting and intelligent." - Booklist.
may prove of value simply for its clear exposition of what today's American
'fundamentalists' believe and want to do. Bawer's readers will no longer be able
to greet that term with a condescending smile. The Church of Law, as he
convincingly demonstrates, does not debate, and it takes no prisoners."
- Walter Kendrick,
New York Times Book Review.
Link to Kendrick's review.
Place at the Table: The Gay Individual in American Society
Simon & Schuster, 1993;
"Courageous and thought- provoking." - Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, New York Times Book Review.
"If there is one book about homosexuality and gay rights that everyone should read, it is probably this one." - John Fink, Chicago Tribune
"Powerful and important...the blockbuster of the season." - Steve Petrow, The Advocate.
"Challenging and compulsively readable...tightly reasoned and responsible." - Bob Summer, Lambda Book Report.
"Courageous." - Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World.
"A quiet, dispassionate voice trying to be heard above the din." - John Heidenry, New York Daily News.
"Brings cool reasoning to the heated battlefield of gay rights....Rigorous, eloquent and full of good sense...a timely arrival in a debate that needs more reason and less rancor." - Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"One of the most sensible assessments of the gay rights movement that's ever been written, as well as one of the most eloquent arguments for acceptance of gays that's ever been made." - Frank Bruni, Detroit Free Press
"Of all the sinkholes in American politics, the debate over homosexuality is the rankest....With the bracingly rational passion of a writer who can think and feel at the same time, [Bawer] charts a path out of the swamp." - Jonathan Rauch, Wall Street Journal.
"Eloquent...This could be the crossover book many have been waiting for -- plain and sane talk about a complex issue...[that] should be the starting point for all future debate." - Kirkus Reviews.
Prophets and Professors
Line Press, 1995
"A rare pleasure: a richly detailed, erudite,
and non-academic (huzza!) critique...that is positively thrilling in its
unabashed love of poetry and commitment to the project of restoring some
semblance of order to its chaos....." -Booknews
"Bawer is one of the appallingly few American literary journalists whose work repays the reading; he is an intelligent, independent, tough- minded critic and a clear-eyed observer of literary affairs." - Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post
"Immensely readable...Provocative and entertaining, filled with intelligence and fight." - Andrea Barnet, New York Times Book Review
Link to Barnet's review
Includes essays on Emily Dickinson, H.D., W.C. Williams, Wallace Stevens, Conrad Aiken, I.A. Richards, Louise Bogan, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell, John Berryman, Dylan Thomas, the Beats, Allen Ginsberg (discussed here), Sylvia Plath, Richard Wilbur, Donald Justice, Helen Vendler, Dave Smith, Vikram Seth, formal poetry, literary interviews, PBS's Voices and Visions, plus short reviews.
Coast to Coast: Poems Story Line Press, 1993
Named the year's best first book of poetry by the Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook. Excerpts here.
Queer: Challenging Gay Left Orthodoxy
Free Press, 1996
"Marks the end of radical dominance in gay politics and culture, the beginning of a pragmatic and democratic approach to gay issues." - Ray Olson, Booklist.
Includes essays by Bawer, John W. Berresford, David Boaz, Stephen H. Chapman, Mel Dahl, David Link, Carolyn Lochhead, Daniel Mendelsohn, Stephen H.Miller, Jonathan Rauch, Andrew Sullivan, Paul Varnell, Norah Vincent, John Weir.
(Essays from Beyond Queer, plus other work by the same writers, can be found at the Independent Gay Forum website.)
Innocence Aralia Press, 1988
House and Home (with Steve Gunderson and Rob Morris) Dutton, 1996
The Aspect of
Eternity Graywolf Press, 1993
"...a literary essayist of the highest
Screenplay's the Thing
Shoe String Press, 1992
Diminishing Fictions Graywolf Press, 1988
The Contemporary Stylist
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,
The Middle Generation: The Lives and Poetry
of Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell, John Berryman, and Robert Lowell
Shoe String Press, 1987
"A critic of the first order, one of the best we have today." - Robert Phillips, Commonweal.