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  • The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethicsby Arthur Schopenhauer; Christopher Janaway

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 26.00 US$ 21.32

    Thistranslation is the first English edition to reunite Schopenhauer's two major essays on ethics in one volume. more...

  • An Anthology of Modern French Poetry (1850?1950)by Peter Broome; Graham Chesters

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This anthology is the companion volume to The Appreciation of Modern French Poetry, the aim of which was to give detailed preliminary help with the problems of poetic appreciation. The fourteen poets represented here provide a varied and exciting introduction to what is probably the richest century of French poetry, from 1850 to 1950. Hugo, the colossus... more...

  • Ulyssesby James Joyce; Jeri Johnson

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    Ulysses, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, has had a profound influence on modern fiction. In a series of episodes covering the course of a single day, 16 June 1904, the novel traces the movements of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus through the streets of Dublin. Each episode has its own literary style, and the epic journey of Odysseus... more...

  • On the Nature of Thingsby Lucretius; Martin Ferguson Smith

    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 print—is 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...

  • Knowing Fearby Jason Colavito

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    Tracing the development of horror entertainment since the late 18th century, this study argues that scientific discovery, technological progress, and knowledge in general have played an unparalleled role in influencing the evolution of horror. Throughout its many subgenres (biological horror, cosmic horror and others) and formats (film, literature,... more...

  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessingby Hugh Barr Nisbet

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    This book sets his life and work of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing in the context of the intellectual, social, and cultural background of eighteenth-century Europe. more...

  • Victorian Occultism and the Making of Modern Magicby Alison Butler

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 115.00

    The late Victorian period witnessed the remarkable revival of magical practice and belief. Butler examines the individuals, institutions and literature associated with this revival and demonstrates how Victorian occultism provided an alternative to the tightening camps of science and religion in a social environment that nurtured magical beliefs. more...

  • In The Open Windby Aristides De Almeida Filho

    Bitingduck Press 1999; US$ 2.99

    What do we know? Read at will. Out of many winds, each poem has some clues and hints to a story. And if your questions narrow down to one: from where does In The Open Wind come? I tell you it is unlikely that this question will ever be fully resolved. What do we know? Robert Graves once pointed out ?the paradox of poetry?s obstinate continuance? in... more...

  • The Ballad of Reading Gaolby Oscar Wilde

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    The year after his release from prison in 1897, while in Berneval, France, Wilde wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol, a poem that explored the harsh nature of prison life. It was published anonymously in England under the pseudonym of C33 (Wilde's prison number), and became his last significant work. more...

  • The Startled Landby Rochelle Mass

    Wind River Press 2003; US$ 5.00

    With a woman's grace and a survivor's determination, Rochelle Mass has crafted The Startled Land , an epic exploration of honesty and hope in a world brocaded with the trials of everyday life and the tragedies of an embattled land. more...