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- Scribner 2003; US$ 16.00
From the author of the highly acclaimed heavy metal memoir, Fargo Rock City , comes another hilarious and discerning take on massively popular culture?set in Chuck Klosterman?s den and your own?covering everything from the effect of John Cusack flicks to the crucial role of breakfast cereal to the awesome power of the Dixie Chicks. Countless writers... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 11.00
Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161?180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus?s insights... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 24.95
Laurence Coupe offers students a comprehensive overview of the development of myth, showing how mythic themes, structures and symbols persist in literature and entertainment today. This introductory volume: illustrates the relation between myth, culture and literature with discussions of poetry, fiction, film and popular song explores uses made... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33
A compact edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare. It combines impeccable scholarship with beautifully written editorial material and a user-friendly layout of the text. Also included is a foreword, list of contents, general introduction, essay on language, contemporary allusions to Shakespeare, glossary, consolidated bibliography and... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19
This anthology offers comfort for those who suffer from mental illness and those who struggle to understand it. Gathering more than 200 poems from across six centuries, it presents a remarkably wide ranging selection of poetry, thoughtfully framed, while also providing a critical-clinical introduction that asks what we mean by "madness" and "mental... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 18.32
Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. Accounts based on Cook's journals were issued at the time, but it was... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 14.50
Martin Ferguson Smith's work on Lucretius is both well known and highly regarded. However, his 1969 translation of De Rerum Natura long out of printis virtually unknown. Readers will share our excitement in the discovery of this accurate and fluent prose rendering. For this edition, Professor Smith provides a revised translation, new... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09
Unmastered is a new kind of book that allows us to think afresh about sex and desire. Incisive, moving, and lyrical, it opens up a larger space for the exploration of feelings that can be difficult to express. Touching on experiences of desire and pleasure, as well as grief and pain, the book probes the porousness between masculine and feminine,... more...