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- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 7.39
"I'm the one they send to the trailer park outside Chimayo, New Mexico, to see the place where the guy went crazy and shot somebody. I'm the one who gets sent to the monster truck show, Lollapalooza concerts, the world's biggest bridal fair. Readers warm to my style . . . unless it drives them to apoplexy." -H.S. Take the off ramp to the world... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 19.99
Homelessness, family violence, drug abuse, and alienation: have our leaders and policy makers been going about it all wrong? What if karaoke could create cultural cohesion in fractured communities; or if hospitality helped house people; or if troubled kids could turn their lives around by telling stories? At a time when austerity informs economic... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99
In the late 1960s, Harlan Ellison launched a weekly column for the Los Angeles Free Press , where he uncompromisingly discussed the effects of television on modern society. He assaulted everything from television sitcoms to corrupt politicians, talk shows to military massacres. Today, more than four decades later, almost all of his criticism still... more...
- Touchstone 2014; US$ 18.00
From the man known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance comes a powerful, provocative, and affecting anthology of writers who shaped the Harlem Renaissance movement and who help us to consider the evolution of the African American in society. With stunning works by seminal black voices such as Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, and W.E.B. DuBois,... more...
- HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.24
An original collection of incandescent cultural criticism, both experimental and personal, full of pragmatic advice for how to live a considered, joyful existence in our era of screen living and hipster irony, by a Gen-X Princeton professor and contributor to The New York Times The essays in The Other Serious examine the signature phenomena of... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 13.50
A collection of essays?historical and personal?about the present and future of American cities Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb, City by City is a collection of essays?historical, personal, and somewhere in between?about the present and future of American cities. It sweeps from Gold Rush, Alaska, to Miami, Florida, encompassing cities... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95
Arrow Impossibility Theorems is a 10-chapter text that describes existing impossibility theorems. This book explores a number of formalizations of ethical constraints of the theorems. After an introduction to the framework and notation for Arrow impossibility theorems, this book goes on discussing some concepts and an apparatus of relations among... more...
- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 23.99
As the United States prepares to leave its long war in Afghanistan, it now must contemplate the necessity of sending troops back to Iraq, recalling General Colin Powell?s advice to President Bush: If you break it, you own it,? as the world?s hot spots threaten to spread over the globe with the ferocity of a war of holy terror and desperation. The... more...
- Scribner 2015; US$ 27.00
From the inimitable veteran New Yorker journalist Lillian Ross?a stunning collection of Ross?s iconic New Yorker pieces. A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1945, Lillian Ross is one of the few journalists who worked for both the magazine?s founding editor, Harold Ross, and its current editor, David Remnick. Ross invented the entertainment... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.00
For fans of John Jeremiah Sullivan, Leslie Jamison, Geoff Dyer, and W. G. Sebald, the twenty-one essays in David Searcy?s debut collection are captivating, daring?and completely unlike anything else you?ve read before. Forging connections between the sublime and the mundane, this is a work of true grace, wisdom, and joy. Expansive in scope but deeply... more...