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  • The Beauty of a Social Problemby Walter Benn Michaels

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Bertolt Brecht once worried that our sympathy for the victims of a social problem can make the problem?s ?beauty and attraction? invisible. In  The Beauty of a Social Problem , Walter Benn Michaels explores the effort to overcome this difficulty through a study of several contemporary artist-photographers whose work speaks to questions of political... more...

  • The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeareby Steven Mullaney

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    The crises of faith that fractured Reformation Europe also caused crises of individual and collective identity. Structures of feeling as well as structures of belief were transformed; there was a reformation of social emotions as well as a Reformation of faith. As Steven Mullaney shows in  The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare... more...

  • The Renaissance Extended Mindby Miranda Anderson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The Renaissance Extended Mind explores the parallels and contrasts between current philosophical notions of the mind as extended across brain, body and world, and analogous notions in literary, philosophical, and scientific texts circulating between the fifteenth century and early-seventeenth century. more...

  • Being Apartby LaRose T. Parris

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    In Being Apart, LaRose Parris draws on traditional and radical Western theory to emphasize how nineteenth- and twentieth-century Africana thinkers explored the two principal existential themes of being and freedom prior to existentialism's rise to prominence in postwar European thought. Emphasizing diasporic connections among the... more...

  • Fear and the Muse Kept Watchby Andy McSmith

    The New Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Andy McSmith is a senior reporter at The Independent . He is the author of No Such Thing as Society , Faces of Labour , Kenneth Clarke , John Smith , and the novel Innocent in the House . He has visited Russia numerous times and was present when Margaret Thatcher met Mikhail Gorbachev and when Tony Blair met Vladimir Putin. He was educated... more...

  • Daguerreotypesby Lisa Saltzman

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    In the digital age, photography confronts its future under the competing signs of ubiquity and obsolescence. While technology has allowed amateurs and experts alike to create high-quality photographs in the blink of an eye, new electronic formats have severed the original photochemical link between image and subject. At the same time, recent cinematic... more...

  • Herman Melvilleby Wyn Kelley

    Wiley 2015; US$ 123.95

    This unique introduction explores Herman Melville as he described himself in Billy Budd-"a writer whom few know." Moving beyond the recurring depiction of Melville as the famous author of Moby-Dick , this book traces his development as a writer while providing the basic tools for successful critical reading of his novels. Offers a brief... more...

  • The Collected Short Storiesby Satyajit Ray

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 16.98

    The best short stories of Satyajit Ray Best known for his immensely popular Feluda mysteries and the adventures of Professor Shonku, Satyajit Ray was also one of the most skilful short story writers of his generation. Ray?s short stories often explore the macabre and the supernatural, and are marked by the sharp characterization and trademark wit that... more...

  • Check These Outby Gina Sheridan

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Discover a librarian's secret stash of great reads! We've all been there: in the library, head tilted sideways, doing our best to navigate a blur of spines and titles to find one worth reading. Luckily, the hunt is over. Librarian, author, and book devourer Gina Sheridan has sorted through the stacks to compile a list of read-worthy titles you may... more...