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- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 11.50
Ovid's Metamorphoses gains its ideal twenty-first-century herald in Stanley Lombardo's bracing translation of a wellspring of Western art and literature that is too often treated, even by poets, as a mere vehicle for the scores of myths it recasts and transmits rather than as a unified work of art with epic-scale ambitions of its own. Such... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99
In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against the real universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in physics and astronomy, Krauss... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 13.63
In his most extraordinary book, "one of the greatest clinical writers of the 20th century" ( New York Times ) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.It tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2011; US$ 16.03
Tomas Tranströmer won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is Sweden?s most important poet. This book includes all the poems he has written during the past forty years, including those from the Bloodaxe Collected Poems of 1987, as well as three later collections, For Living and Dead (1989), The Sad Gondola (1996) and The Great Enigma (2004), and... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.38
'This is the Brady Bunch on Viagra... it is impossible not to laugh at all the jokes; to admire the sardonic, fetid tone; to wonder, slack-jawed and agog, at the sheer looniness of the vista he conjures up' Rachel Cooke, Observer This is the true story of a boy who wanted to grow up with the Brady Bunch, but ended up living with the Addams... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2009; Not Available
A milestone in the history of popular theology, ?The Screwtape Letters? is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the power of the devil. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.38
From Neil MacGregor, the acclaimed creator of A History of the World in 100 Objects and the Director of the British Museum, comes a unique, enthralling exploration of the age of William Shakespeare to accompany a new BBC Radio 4 series. Shakespeare lived through a pivotal period in human history. With the discovery of the New World, the horizons... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00
Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres--literary biography and self-help manual--in the hilarious and unexpectedly practical How Proust Can Change Your Life. Who would have thought that Marcel Proust, one of the most important writers of our century, could provide us with such a rich source of insight into how best to live life? Proust understood... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99
To consider comedy in its many incarnations is to raise diverse but related questions: what, for instance, is humour, and how may it be used (or abused)? When do we laugh, and why? What is it that writers and speakers enjoy - and risk - when they tell a joke, indulge in bathos, talk nonsense, or encourage irony? This Very Short Introduction explores... more...