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August 29, 2010 | By Susan Salter Reynolds, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Lives We Carry With Us Profiles of Moral Courage Robert Coles, edited by David D. Cooper The New Press: 224 pp., $24.95 "Lives We Carry With Us," in all its simplicity and clarity, is a reminder of the vast safety net that has been woven around us by the people we respect. A psychiatrist, teacher and documentarian, Robert Coles has spent much of his life wandering, collecting stories, listening to people to understand what sustains them. He has written books, long articles and profiles about his teachers and mentors.
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August 29, 2010 | By Susan Salter Reynolds, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Lives We Carry With Us Profiles of Moral Courage Robert Coles, edited by David D. Cooper The New Press: 224 pp., $24.95 "Lives We Carry With Us," in all its simplicity and clarity, is a reminder of the vast safety net that has been woven around us by the people we respect. A psychiatrist, teacher and documentarian, Robert Coles has spent much of his life wandering, collecting stories, listening to people to understand what sustains them. He has written books, long articles and profiles about his teachers and mentors.
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January 22, 1989 | Kenneth Atchity, Atchity is the author of "A Writer's Time" (W. W. Norton). and
Years ago in Torino, in the middle of a heated discussion, an Italian professor turned to me and started to summarize the abstract nature of the problem we were exercising. He stopped himself mid-phrase, changed course, and said: "Let me give you an example instead." Then he stopped himself again, to add: "Because isn't life, after all, just an example?"
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February 2, 1997 | JOHN R. MacARTHUR, John R. MacArthur is publisher of Harper's magazine
There is much to admire in the work of Robert Coles, the Harvard University professor and research psychiatrist who, over the last 30 years, has written and edited a range and quantity of books about children, psychology, politics and literature that's as impressive as it is overwhelming.
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February 9, 1986 | Jonathan Kellerman, Kellerman, clinical psychologist and associate professor of pediatrics at USC School of Medicine, is the author of two books on childhood stress as well as the novel, "When the Bough Breaks."
Trained as a pediatrician and child psychoanalyst, Robert Coles has spent his professional life exploring and illuminating the inner world of the child. In the process, he has created an impressive body of work, crowned by the Pulitzer Prize-winning, multivolume "Children of Crisis" series.
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October 3, 1993 | Michelle Huneven, Michelle Huneven is a fiction writer, restaurant critic and graduate student at the Claremont School of Theology.
Robert Coles is a man of dazzling, if not overwhelming accomplishment. A pediatrician and child psychiatrist, he has published over a thousand essays and more than 50 books including biographies of Dorothy Day, Anna Freud, Simone Weil; a five-volume series on "Children in Crisis," plus one book each on the political, moral and spiritual lives of children. His latest work, "The Call of Service: A Witness to Idealism," is a frustrating and fascinating study of how service work fits into a life.
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August 25, 1995 | LEE DEMBART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In his long and distinguished career, Robert Coles, the Harvard child psychiatrist, has written several well-regarded books and a prolific stream of scholarly papers and articles. This book is a collection of his popular articles--book reviews, memoirs, essays and musings from publications like the New Yorker, the New England Journal of Medicine, the New Republic, Commonweal and the New York Review of Books, among others (some of which are not so easily accessible).
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December 12, 1990 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In nearby Lawrence, Robert Coles asked a fourth-grader if God ever gets tired. Quickly, and with animation, the child responded, "Maybe He does and maybe He doesn't," then added, "He's God, so He can't get tired." In Stockholm, Sweden, a 10-year-old boy told Coles he couldn't draw Jesus with the crayons offered to him. "The Lord is everyone's, so He's not white and He's not brown or black. He's all the skin colors and the eye colors. It's hard to imagine Him; that's why I'll just use a pencil."
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January 25, 1989
Several countries have already attempted to transplant France's "Apostrophes" to their networks--unsuccessfully. Now the United States is taking a shot at it. On Sunday, the Public Broadcasting Service will introduce "Bookmark," a 26-week series featuring round-table discussions of new books with authors and editors. Hosted by Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's magazine, "Bookmark" will be seen locally at 9 a.m. on KCET-TV Channel 28.
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September 21, 1995 | LEE DEMBART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In his long and distinguished career, Robert Coles, the Harvard child psychiatrist, has written several well-regarded books and a prolific stream of scholarly papers and articles. This book is a collection of his popular articles--book reviews, memoirs, essays and musings from publications like the New Yorker, the New England Journal of Medicine, the New Republic, Commonweal and the New York Review of Books, among others (some of which are not so easily accessible). Coles is wise, thoughtful and soft-spoken.
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October 3, 1993 | Michelle Huneven, Michelle Huneven is a fiction writer, restaurant critic and graduate student at the Claremont School of Theology.
Robert Coles is a man of dazzling, if not overwhelming accomplishment. A pediatrician and child psychiatrist, he has published over a thousand essays and more than 50 books including biographies of Dorothy Day, Anna Freud, Simone Weil; a five-volume series on "Children in Crisis," plus one book each on the political, moral and spiritual lives of children. His latest work, "The Call of Service: A Witness to Idealism," is a frustrating and fascinating study of how service work fits into a life.
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December 12, 1990 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In nearby Lawrence, Robert Coles asked a fourth-grader if God ever gets tired. Quickly, and with animation, the child responded, "Maybe He does and maybe He doesn't," then added, "He's God, so He can't get tired." In Stockholm, Sweden, a 10-year-old boy told Coles he couldn't draw Jesus with the crayons offered to him. "The Lord is everyone's, so He's not white and He's not brown or black. He's all the skin colors and the eye colors. It's hard to imagine Him; that's why I'll just use a pencil."
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November 26, 1989 | ALICE STEINBACH, THE BALTIMORE SUN
On an autumn day in 1960, Robert Coles was on his way to a session with his psychoanalyst when, suddenly, something occurred that changed the direction of his life. He was himself a young psychiatrist serving in the Air Force and the memory of that day in New Orleans remains among his most vivid. "I was driving along when I saw a shouting mob on the street and got out of my car to find out what was happening," said Coles, recalling the incident he describes as "a kind of conversion" in his life.
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February 19, 1989 | Kenneth Atchity
"Not only a testimony to the therapeutic and diagnostic power of literature but also a provocative exploration of the narrative strategies of storytelling by which we weave our daily organizing accounts of reality."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1989
Several countries have already attempted to transplant France's "Apostrophes" to their networks--unsuccessfully. Now the United States is taking a shot at it. On Sunday, the Public Broadcasting Service will introduce "Bookmark," a 26-week series featuring round-table discussions of new books with authors and editors. Hosted by Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's magazine, "Bookmark" will be seen locally at 9 a.m. on KCET-TV Channel 28.
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November 26, 1989 | ALICE STEINBACH, THE BALTIMORE SUN
On an autumn day in 1960, Robert Coles was on his way to a session with his psychoanalyst when, suddenly, something occurred that changed the direction of his life. He was himself a young psychiatrist serving in the Air Force and the memory of that day in New Orleans remains among his most vivid. "I was driving along when I saw a shouting mob on the street and got out of my car to find out what was happening," said Coles, recalling the incident he describes as "a kind of conversion" in his life.
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