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  • Mendelssohn is on the Roof by Jiri Weil
    Mendelssohn is on the Roof (Paperback) Jiri Weil, Philip Roth

    Full of dark humour and bitter irony, this moving novel traces the transformation of ordinary lives during the Nazi occupation of Prague. Weil is a neglected master of European literature, and this is one of only two of his novels to be translated into English.

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  • The Goshawk by Marie Winn
    The Goshawk (English, Paperback) Marie Winn, T. H. White

    What is it that binds human beings to other animals? T. H. White, the author ofThe Once and Future King and Mistress Masham's Repose, was a young writer who found himself rifling through old handbooks of falconry. A particular sentence??the bird reverted to a feral state??seized his imagination, and, White later wrote, ?A longing came to my mind that I should be able to do this myself. The word...

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  • Red-Tails in Love by Marie Winn
    Red-Tails in Love (English, Paperback) Marie Winn

    A prize-winning nature columnist for The Wall Street Journal offers an updated account of the ornithological drama that unfolded when a pair of red-tailed hawks, Pale Male and Lola, built a nest atop an apartment building across from New York City's Central Park. Reissue.

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  • Plug in Drug by Marie Winn
    Plug in Drug (English, Paperback) Marie Winn

    How does the passive act of watching television and other electronic media-regardless of their content-affect a developing child's relationship to the real world? Focusing on this crucial question, Marie Winn takes a compelling look at television's impact on children and the family. Winn's classic study has been extensively updated to address the new media landscape, including new sections on:...

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  • Temptation by Vaclav Havel
    Temptation (Multiple languages, Paperback) Vaclav Havel, Voclav Havel

    In his most challenging work to date, Czech playwright Vaclav Havel has given the Faust legend a provocative twist. His setting is 'the Institute, ' whose mission is to combat the 'irrational tendencies' in society through its scientific work. Personal and professional relationships at this 'lighthouse of truthful knowledge' are a tissue of lies and sycophancy in which all concerned willingly collude.

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