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  • The Wounded Healerby Henri Nouwen

    The Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    The Wounded Healer is a hope-filled and profoundly simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective. In this book, Henri Nouwen combines creative case studies of ministry with stories from diverse cultures and religious... more...

  • The Meaning of the Warby Henri Bergson

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    The events leading up to the outbreak of World War I galvanized early-twentieth-century thinkers and intellectuals, prompting many to revisit the political and philosophical causes and implications of armed conflict. The Meaning of War is derived from the text of a talk that Henri Bergson, an important French philosopher, delivered to the president... more...

  • The Play's the Thingby Marina Jenkyns

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95

    Marina Jenkyns conveys the excitement of working therapeutically with dramatic text though a personal and highly readable analysis of plays from a variety of periods and cultures. Influenced by the theories of Winnicott and Klein she lays bare the dynamics of relationships and plots to show how they can be used to help us understand our own relationships... more...

  • A Fine Brush on Ivoryby Richard Jenkyns

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 19.00

    What is it about Jane Austen's writing that brings such pleasure? Jenkyns's sparkling study delights in Austen's craft, wit, and pathos, and explores the subtlety, depth, and innovation that forever mark her out as a supreme storyteller. <i>A Fine Brush on Ivory</i> will enhance the admiration and pleasure of all those who enjoy... more...

  • God, Space, and City in the Roman Imaginationby Richard Jenkyns

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 162.00

    God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination is a unique exploration of the relationship between the ancient Romans' visual and literary cultures and their imagination. Drawing on a vast range of ancient sources, poetry and prose, texts, and material culture from all levels of Roman society, it analyses how the Romans used, conceptualized, viewed,... more...

  • Classical Literatureby Richard Jenkyns

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.78

    Any list of the six greatest European poets would include Virgil, Aeschylus and Homer. A recent history of philosophy named Aristotle and Plato as two of the world's four greatest philosophers. The greatest historian of all is likely to be Thucydides. Why was Ancient Greek and Roman literature so great? Sweeping across a thousand years, acclaimed... more...

  • Jules et Jimby Henri-Pierre Roché

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 15.98

    Based on a real-life love triangle and later made into François Truffaut's famous New Wave film, Henri-Pierre Roché's Jules et Jim is a paean to youth set in free-spirited Paris before the First World War. Jules and Jim live a carefree, bohemian existence: they write in cafés, travel when the mood takes them, and share the women they love... more...

  • The Welsh Fairy Bookby W. Jenkyn Thomas

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.95

    Definitive treasury of more than 80 traditional Welsh tales includes such favorites as "Elidyr?s Sojourn in Fairy-Land," "Pergrin and the Mermaiden," "A Strange Otter," "Nansi Llwyd and the Dog of Darkness," "The Bride from the Red Lake," "Lowri Dafydd Earns a Purse of Gold," and many more. more...

  • Creative Evolutionby Henri Bergson; Arthur Mitchell

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 5.99

    French philosopher Henri Bergson's Creative Evolution was published in 1907 and translated into English in 1911. Very popular at the time, it gives an alternate mechanism for evolution - that it is motivated by an "élan vital" a vital impetus, also graspable as our natural creative urge. It also looks at Bergson's conception... more...

  • Under Fireby Henri Barbusse; Fitzwater Wray

    The Floating Press 1917; US$ 4.99

    Henri Barbusse's Under Fire: The Story of a Squad (in the original French Le Feu: journal d'une escouade ) was one of the first novels about World War I. Published at the end of 1916, it was based on Barbusse's experiences as a French soldier on the Western Front. The novel, written primarily as the episodic journal entries of an unknown... more...