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  • Japanese Folk Playsby Shio Sakanishi

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    This collection of Japanese folk plays reveals a previously unknown and decidedly unaristocratic element to Japanese theater. Interspersed between the stately, slower paced dramas of Japan?s Noh theater are the delightful comic plays or interludes known as Kyogen. These brief plays evolved from the bawdy skits that were rousingly enjoyed by the... more...

  • Herculine Barbinby Michel Foucault

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    With an eye for the sensual bloom of young schoolgirls, and the torrid style of the romantic novels of her day, Herculine Barbin tells the story of her life as a hermaphrodite. Herculine was designated female at birth. A pious girl in a Catholic orphanage, a bewildered adolescent enchanted by the ripening bodies of her classmates, a passionate lover... more...

  • Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Warsby Douglas H. Johnson

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2012; US$ 21.86

    Sudan's post-independence history has been dominated by political and civil strife. Most commentators have attributed the country's recurring civil war either to an age-old racial divide between Arabsand Africans, or to recent colonially constructed inequalities. This book attempts a more complex analysis, briefly examining the historical, political,... more...

  • Dialogues and Essaysby Seneca; John Davie; Tobias Reinhardt

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 12.99

    Stoic philosopher and tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote moral essays - exercises in practical philosophy - on how to live in a troubled world. Strikingly applicable today, his thoughts on happiness and other subjects are here combined in a clear, modern translation with an introduction on Seneca's life and philosophy. more...

  • Our Word is Our Weaponby Subcomandante Marcos; Juana Ponce De Leon; Jose Saramago; Ana Carrigan

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    In this landmark book, Seven Stories Press presents a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Introduced by Nobel Prize winner Josť Saramago, and illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs, Our Word Is Our Weapon crystallizes "the passion... more...

  • Dreams from the Monster Factoryby Sunny Schwartz; David Boodell

    Scribner 2009; US$ 15.00

    Dreams from the Monster Factory tells the true story of Sunny Schwartz's extraordinary work in the criminal justice system and how her profound belief in people's ability to change is transforming the San Francisco jails and the criminals incarcerated there. With an immediacy made possible by a twenty-seven-year career, Schwartz immerses the reader... more...

  • Mozart and Leadbellyby Ernest J. Gaines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95

    In this collection of stories and essays, the beloved author of the classic, best-selling novel A Lesson Before Dying shares the inspirations behind his books and his reasons for becoming a writer. Told in the simple and powerful prose that is a hallmark of his craft, these writings by Ernest J. Gaines faithfully evoke the sorrows and joys of rustic... more...

  • On the Significance of Science and Artby Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Leo Tolstoy's On the Significance of Science and Art is a compelling work by one of the world's most influential moral philosophers. Tolstoy critiques the art and science of the nineteenth century and asserts that they are based on coercion and violence. He preaches that Christianity and faith should instead form the fabric of society and intellectual... more...

  • The Humour of Homer and Other Essaysby Samuel Butler

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Samuel Butler's The Humour of Homer and Other Essays (1904) is a biographical sketch that provides an insight into his study of Odyssey and Iliad and his attitude towards the Homeric poems. The other essays throw light on a variety of topics, ranging from his theories on biological evolution to topics as how to live a good life, with essays like,... more...

  • The Note-Books of Samuel Butlerby Samuel Butler

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    In order to contain his diversified thoughts, he took notes that were published in 1912, in the form of a book ultimately titled The Note-Books of Samuel Butler. Chronologically arranged, the notes are a reflection of the thought processes of one the greatest writers of English Literature. more...