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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95
Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque?and occasionally so intemperate? John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of the only two authentic portraits of Bach every morning... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 18.32
Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque - and occasionally so intemperate? John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of the only two authentic portraits of Bach every morning... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 65.00
During the 18th century, when Philidor played two blindfold games of chess simultaneously, eyewitnesses were asked to swear affidavits attesting to this remarkable feat. Since then, blindfold chess--the art of playing without sight of the board or pieces--has produced some of the greatest feats of human memory, progressing to the extent that the world... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 16.99
The best-selling, full-color QuickSteps series now covers the world's favorite MP3 player. Users will learn to get up and running with the iPod and iTunes, download and play music, use the iPod's calendar, to do list, contacts, and notes functions, edit and display photos, play games, and use the iPod as an external hard drive. More than 10 million... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 43.74
In the period covered by this richly detailed collection, which brings the poet to the age of forty, T.S. Eliot was to set a new course for his life and work. Forsaking the Unitarianism of his American forebears, he was received into the Church of England and naturalised as a British citizen - a radical and public alteration of the intellectual... more...
- Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 46.49
Despairing of his volatile, unstable wife, T. S. Eliot, at 44, resolves to put an end to the torture of his eighteen-year marriage. He breaks free from September 1932 by becoming Norton Lecturer at Harvard. His lectures will be published as The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism (1933). He also delivers the Page-Barbour Lectures at Virginia (After... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 46.49
The letters between Eliot and his associates, family and friends - his correspondents range from the Archbishop of York and the American philosopher Paul Elmer More to the writers Virginia Woolf, Herbert Read and Ralph Hodgson - serve to illuminate the ways in which his Anglo-Catholic convictions could, at times, prove a self-chastising and even... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 30.95
International Exposure demonstrates the wealth of desires woven into the fabric of European history: desires about empire and nation, about self and other, about plenty and dearth. By documenting the diverse meanings of pornography, senior scholars from across disciplines show the ways that sexuality became central to the individual, to the nation,... more...