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  • The Wall of Respect
    The Wall of Respect (English, Paperback) Abdul Alkalimat, Rebecca Zorach

    Offers the first in-depth, illustrated history of a lost Chicago monument. The Wall of Respect was a revolutionary mural created by fourteen members of the Organization of Black American Culture in 1967. This book gathers historic essays, poetry, and previously unpublished primary documents from the movement's founders that provide a visual guide to the work's creation and evolution.

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  • The Natural World as a Philosophical Problem
    The Natural World as a Philosophical Problem (English, Paperback) Jan Patocka

    The first text to critically discuss Edmund Husserl's concept of the "life-world," The Natural World as a Philosophical Problem reflects Jan Patoka's youthful conversations with the founder of phenomenology and two of his closest disciples, Eugen Fink and Ludwig Landgrebe. This translation includes an introduction by Landgrebe and two afterwords added by Patoka in the 1970s.

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  • Four of the Three Musketeers
    Four of the Three Musketeers (English, Hardback) Robert S. Bader

    Before film made them international comedy legends, the Marx Brothers developed their comic skills on stage for twenty-five years. In Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers onStage, Robert S. Bader offers the first comprehensive history ofthe foursome's hardscrabble early years honing their act in front of live audiences.

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  • The Nether
    The Nether (English, Paperback) Jennifer Haley

    The Nether, a daring examination of moral responsibility in virtual worlds, opens with a familiar interrogation scene given a technological twist. As Detective Morris, an online investigator, questions Mr. Sims about his activities in a role-playing realm so realistic it could be life, she finds herself on slippery ethical ground.

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  • Questions in the Vestibule
    Questions in the Vestibule (English, Paperback) Rachel Hadas

    Rachel Hadas reaches the peak of her poetic prowess in Questions in the Vestibule. A deeply personal and meditative collection in three sections, Questions moves through the liminal space of solitude and the coded landscape of dreams toward the startling power of a life-changing love.

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  • By Fire
    By Fire (English, Paperback) Tahar Ben Jelloun

    Tahar Ben Jelloun's By Fire, the first fictional account published on the Arab Spring, reimagines the true-life self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, an event that has been credited with setting off the Tunisian revolt. The novella depicts the days leading up to Bouazizi's self-immolation.

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  • The Authentic Death & Contentious Afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
    The Authentic Death & Contentious Afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (English, Paperback) Paul Seydor

    Long before Sam Peckinpah finished shooting his 1973 Western, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, there was open warfare between him and the studio. In this scrupulously researched new book Paul Seydor reconstructs the riveting history of a brilliant director fighting to preserve an artistic vision while wrestling with his own self destructive demons.

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  • The Twelve Chairs
    The Twelve Chairs (English, Paperback) Ilya Ilf, Evgeny Petrov

    "Originally published in Russian under the title Dvenadtsat' Stul'ev in 1928."

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  • Levinas's Existential Analytic
    Levinas's Existential Analytic (English, Paperback) James Richard Mensch

    By virtue of the originality and depth of its thought, Emmanuel Levinas's masterpiece, Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority, is destined to endure as one of the great works of philosophy. It is an essential text for understanding Levinas's discussion of "the Other," yet it is known as a "difficult" book.

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  • Venus in Fur
    Venus in Fur (English, Paperback) David Ives

    A young playwright, Thomas, has written an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Fur by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (after whom the term ?masochism? was coined); the novel is the story of an obsessive adulterous relationship between a man and the mistress to whom he becomes enslaved.

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  • The Tunnel under the Lake
    The Tunnel under the Lake (English, Paperback) Benjamin Sells

    Recounts the gripping story of how the young city of Chicago, under the leadership of an audacious engineer named Ellis Chesbrough, constructed a two-mile tunnel below Lake Michigan in search of clean water. Benjamin Sells narrates in vivid detail the exceptional skill and imagination it took to save this storied city from itself.

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  • Charles Gates Dawes
    Charles Gates Dawes (English, Paperback) Annette B. Dunlap

    The definitive biography of Charles Gates Dawes, vice president under Calvin Coolidge, and longtime resident of Evanston, IL.

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  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag (English, Paperback) Daniel J. Schreiber

    "Originally published in German in 2007 under the title Susan Sontag: Geist und Glamour."

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  • Poems
    Poems (Multiple languages, Paperback) Francois Villon

    One of the most original and influential European poets of the Middle Ages, François Villon took his inspiration from the streets, taverns, and jails of Paris. Villon was a subversive voice speaking from the margins of society. He wrote about love and sex, money trouble, "the thieving rich," and the consolations of good food and wine. His work is striking in its directness, wit, and gritty urban realism. Villon's writing spurred the development of the psychologically complex first-person voice in lyric poetry. He has influenced generations of avant-garde poets and artists. Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine have emulated Villon's poetry.

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  • The White Snake
    The White Snake (English, Microfilm) Mary Zimmerman

    "The primary source of this play, based on the ancient White Snake story, is a 1956 novel by Zhao Qingge called The Legend of the White Snake, translated by Paul White (New World Press Limited, 1998)."

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  • Olives
    Olives (English, Paperback) A. E. Stallings

    Finalist for 2012 NBCC Award in the Poetry category Recipient of 2011 MacArthur Fellowship and Guggenheim Fellowship A. E. Stallings has established herself as one of the best American poets of her generation. In addition to a lively dialogue with both the contemporary and ancient culture of her adopted homeland, Greece, this new collection features poems that, in her inimitable voice, address the joys and anxieties of marriage and motherhood.

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  • Black Mountain
    Black Mountain (English, Paperback) Martin Bauml Duberman

    Using interviews, anecdotes, and research, this title depicts the relationships that made Black Mountain College what it was. It documents the college's tenure, from its most brilliant moments of self-reinvention to its lowest moments of petty infighting. It records the financial difficulties that beleaguered the community in its existence.

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  • Intuition of the Instant
    Intuition of the Instant (English, Paperback) Gaston Bachelard

    "Originally published in French in 1932 under the title L'intuition de l'instant copyright (c) 1932, 1992, Editions Stock. Appendix B contains a translated excerpt from Introduction a la poetique de Bachelard, by Jean Lescure, copyright (c) 1966 by Editions Denoel."

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  • Forest Primeval
    Forest Primeval (English, Paperback) Vievee Francis

    "Francis's poems engage many of the same concerns as her poetic predecessors--faith in a secular age, the city and nature, aging, and beauty"

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  • The Almanac
    The Almanac (English, Paperback) Steve Straight

    While the poems in Steve Straight''s new collection lead the reader "into the dark forest of memory / or onto the carnival ride of hypothesis, / or even right off the cliff of surprise," they maintain a sure course through the din and distraction of modern life. Bits of news from the natural sciences, chance encounters, and even the convicted felon and crafting queen Martha Stewart all fall under Straight's observant eye.

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