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  • The Visible and the Invisible
    The Visible and the Invisible (English, Paperback) Maurice Merleau-Ponty

    Contains the unfinished manuscript and working notes of the book Merleau-Ponty was writing when he died. The text is devoted to a critical examination of Kantian, Husserlian, Bergsonian, and Sartrean method, followed by the extraordinary "The Intertwining - The Chiasm", that reveals the central pattern of Merleau-Ponty's own thought.

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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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  • Theater Games for the Lone Actor
    Theater Games for the Lone Actor (English, Paperback) Viola Spolin

    This handbook presents theatre games and side coaching for the solo player. It contains over 40 exercises which allow actors to side coach themselves, at home, in rehearsal, or in performance.

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  • At the Edge of the Abyss
    At the Edge of the Abyss (English, Paperback) David Koker

    Finalist for 2012 National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category During his time in the Vught concentration camp, the 21-year-old David recorded on an almost daily basis his observations, thoughts, and feelings. He mercilessly probed the abyss that opened around him and, at times, within himself. David's diary covers almost a year, both charting his daily life in Vught as it developed over time and tracing his spiritual evolution as a writer. Until early February 1944, David was able to smuggle some 73,000 words from the camp to his best friend Karel van het Reve, a non-Jew.

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  • Only a Joke Can Save Us
    Only a Joke Can Save Us (English, Paperback) Todd McGowan

    Presents an innovative and comprehensive theory of comedy. Using a wealth of examples from high and popular culture and with careful attention to the treatment of humour in philosophy, Todd McGowan locates the universal source of comedy in the interplay of the opposing concepts lack and excess.

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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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  • Journals: Vol 15 (English, Hardback) Herman Melville

    This volume presents Melville's three known journals. Unlike his contemporaries Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Melville kept no habitual record of his days and thoughts; each of his three journals records his actions and observations on trips far from home. In this edition's Historical Note, Howard C. Horsford places each of the journals in the context of Melville's career, discusses its general character, and points out the later literary uses he made of it, notably in Moby-Dick, Clarel, and his magazine pieces.

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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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  • The Fourfold
    The Fourfold (English, Paperback) Andrew J. Mitchell

    Heidegger's later thought is a thinking of things, so argues Andrew J. Mitchell in The Fourfold. Heidegger understands these things in terms of what he names ?the fourfold??a convergence of relationships bringing together the earth, the sky, divinities, and mortals?and Mitchell's book is the first detailed exegesis of this neglected aspect of Heidegger's later thought.

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  • The Place of Stones
    The Place of Stones (English, Paperback) Ali Hosseini

    This is Ali Hosseini's first novel. In it, he paints a vivid portrait of Sangriz, a village in the southern part of Iran where life has been disrupted by industrialization and the Iranian Revolution of 1979. In masterfully crafted prose that never sinks into sentimentality, The Place of Stones illuminates how a lost past continues to shape the present.

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  • Judgment
    Judgment (English, Paperback) David Bergelson

    Never before available in English, Judgment is a work of startling power by David Bergelson, the most celebrated Yiddish prose writer of his era. Set in 1920 during the Russian Civil War, Judgment traces the death of the shtetl and the birth of the ""new, harsher world"" created by the 1917 Russian Revolution.

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  • Lolas' House
    Lolas' House (English, Paperback) M. Evelina Galang

    Tells the stories, in unprecedented detail, of sixteen surviving Filipino ""comfort women"". M. Evelina Galang began researching these stories in the 1990s as 173 lolas, ""grannies"" in Tagalog, emerged after decades of shame and silence. Galang enters into the lives of the surviving women at Lolas' House, a community center for comfort women's organising in metro Manila.

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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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  • Writing against War
    Writing against War (English, Paperback) Charles Andrews

    The British Peace Movement's failure to halt the rise of fascism and the Second World War continues to cast a shadow over contemporary pacifist movements. Writing about War will fascinate scholars of peace studies and literature and offers valuable insights for current-day peace activists and artists who seek to integrate creativity with activism.

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  • The Middle Included
    The Middle Included (English, Paperback) Omer Aygun

    Offers a systematic exploration of the meanings of logos throughout Aristotle's work. This volume claims that the basic meaning is "gathering", in the sense of a relation that holds its terms together without isolating them or collapsing one to the other. This basic meaning applies to logos in the sense of human language as well.

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  • Land and the Given Economy
    Land and the Given Economy (English, Paperback) Todd S. Mei

    Alarming environmental degradation makes ever more urgent the reconciliation of political economy and sustainability. Land and the Given Economy examines how the landed basis of human existence converges with economics, and it offers a persuasive new conception of land that transcends the flawed and inadequate accounts in classical and neoclassical economics.

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  • Aesthetic Citizenship
    Aesthetic Citizenship (English, Paperback) Emine Fisek

    Presents an ethnographic study of the role of theatrical performance in questions regarding immigration, citizenship, and the formation of national identity. Focusing on Paris in the twenty-first century, Emine Fisek analyses the use of theatre by immigrant-rights organisations there and examines the relationship between aesthetic practices and the political personhoods they negotiate.

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  • Shakespeare's Legal Ecologies
    Shakespeare's Legal Ecologies (English, Paperback) Kevin Curran

    Offers the first sustained examination of the relationship between law and selfhood in Shakespeare's work. Taking five plays and the sonnets as case studies, Kevin Curran argues that law provided Shakespeare with the conceptual resources to imagine selfhood in social and distributed terms, as a product of interpersonal exchange or as a gathering of various material forces.

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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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  • 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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