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- Oxford University Press, UK 2000; US$ 60.00
This book, written by a team of experts from many countries, provides a comprehensive account of the ways in which translation has brought the major literature of the world into English-speaking culture. Part I discusses theoretical issues and gives an overview of the history of translation into English. Part II, the bulk of the work, arranged by language... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 15.98
Ours is an age where solitude tends to be discussed in the context of the 'problem of loneliness'. However in previous ages the capacity to seek fulfillment outside society has been admired and seen as a measure of discernment and inner security. In this lucid and highly readable book, Peter France shows how hermits, from the Taoists and Ancient Greeks... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 20.78
Peter France looks at the various stages of his own spiritual odyssey and talks intimately of his long search for knowledge and enlightenment. Warm, lucid, humorous, Journey is grounded in France's own life and experience. He takes us from the beginning of his journey in a small Methodist chapel in Yorkshire, and his first perception of Christianity,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1979; US$ 14.38
After a period of forced exile and solitary wandering brought about by his radical views on religion and politics, Jean-Jacques Rousseau returned to Paris in 1770. Here, in the last two years of his life, he wrote his final work, the Reveries. In this eloquent masterpiece the great political thinker describes his sense of isolation from a society he... more...
- Carcanet 2014; US$ 18.89
Mikhail Lermontov (1814–41) is best known in the West today as the author of the novel A Hero of Our Time. But at the time of his death, aged only 26, he was widely regarded as Russia?s greatest living poet. He achieved almost instant fame in 1837 with ‘On the Death of a Poet?, his tribute to Pushkin – whose death in a duel foreshadowed Lermontov?s... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 20.99
Bursting into print with an impassioned poem on the death of Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov attracted unfavorable attention from the authorities while enjoying a high reputation in literary circles and beyond. He was of Scottish descent, and this bilingual volume celebrates him with new translations by 14 translator-poets, mostly Scottish. Although Lermontov... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99
This multi-faceted collection of women's perspectives on the renaissance in philosophical practices provides an international overview on the professional practice of philosophical counseling as rooted in the ancient philosophical discipline of life and its essential difference from modern mainstream philosophy. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
This is a detailed study of understanding in a second language, related to the actual lives of minority workers. The focus is on everyday interactions between these workers and the bureaucrats of the society in which they are now resident. It provides an important contribution to the debate about the function of language as a social practice, adding... more...
- Erich Schmidt Verlag 2010; US$ 152.59
?Crime does not pay?. What sounds so easy in theory is hard to keep in practice. Globalization has given criminals an unlimited number of possibilities especially in offshore areas to hide deprived assets. Bernd Klose and the international experts of FraudNet deliver necessary knowledge for tracing & recovering assets worldwide. They show: - the... more...