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  • Concrete Reveriesby Mark Kingwell

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.95

    In Concrete Reveries , acclaimed philosopher and cultural critic Mark Kingwell offers a thoughtful answer to Socrates? injunction about the life worth living, using the urban experience to illustrate the dynamic between concreteness and abstraction that operates within us.Witty and authoritative, the book is an exhilarating journey through unexpected... more...

  • Extraordinary Canadians Glenn Gouldby Mark Kingwell

    Penguin Canada 2009; US$ 18.00

    Glenn Gould, one of the world?s most renowned classical musicians of the twentieth century, was also known as an eccentric genius?solitary, headstrong, a hypochondriac virtuoso. Abandoning stage performances in 1964, Gould concentrated instead on mastering the various media: recordings, radio, television, and print. His sudden death at age fifty stunned... more...

  • Catch and Releaseby Mark Kingwell

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA. more...

  • Unruly Voicesby Mark Kingwell

    Biblioasis 2012; US$ 18.95

    A new collection by the author of The World We Want , with essays on civility, public space, Obama, procrastination, suicide. more...

  • Rites of Wayby Mark Kingwell; Patrick Turmel

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    There are many ways to approach the subject of public space: the threats posed to it by surveillance and visual pollution; the joys it offers of stimulation and excitement, of anonymity and transformation; its importance to urban variety or democratic politics. But public space remains an evanescent and multidimensional concept that too often escapes... more...

  • The Idler's Glossaryby Joshua Glenn; Mark Kingwell; Seth

    Biblioasis 2008; US$ 11.95

    For as long as mankind has had to work for a living, people who work have disparaged those who prefer not to. This glossary playfully explores the etymology and history of hundreds of idler-specific terms and phrases, while offering a foundation for a new mode of thinking about work and labor. more...

  • The Wage Slave's Glossaryby Joshua Glenn; Mark Kingwell; (Pseud) Seth

    Biblioasis 2011; US$ 11.95

    A second volume of anti-economic etymological revaluation, playfully continuing the authors' search for a new mode of thinking about work. more...

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