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  • Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo
    Pedro Paramo (English, Paperback) Juan Rulfo

    Swearing to his dying mother that he'll find the father he has never met, a certain Pedro Paramo, Juan Preciado sets out across the barren plains of Mexico for Comala, the hallucinatory ghost town his father presided over like a feudal lord. Between the realms of the living and the dead, in fragments of dreams and the nightly whispers of Comala's ghosts, there emerges the tragic tale of Pedro...

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  • On Photography by Susan Sontag
    On Photography (Paperback) Susan Sontag

    Offers a critique of photography that asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. This book examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives.

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  • Against Interpretation and Other Essays by Susan Sontag
    Against Interpretation and Other Essays (Paperback) Susan Sontag

    Argues that modern cultural conditions have given way to a critical approach to aesthetics.

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  • The Medium is the Massage by John Berger
    The Medium is the Massage (English, Paperback) John Berger, Marshall McLuhan

    Written by the author who is known for coining the term 'Global Village', this title illustrates his theories that force us to question how modes of communication have shaped society.

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  • On Photography by Susan Sontag
    On Photography (English, Paperback) Susan Sontag

    Features a critique of photography that asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. This title examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives.

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  • Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag
    Regarding the Pain of Others (Paperback) Susan Sontag

    Features an analysis of our numbed response to images of horror. This title alters our thinking about the uses and meanings of images, and about the nature of war, the limits of sympathy, and the obligations of conscience.

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  • Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors by Susan Sontag
    Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors (Paperback) Susan Sontag

    Reveals that the metaphors and myths surrounding certain illnesses, especially cancer, add greatly to the suffering of the patients and often inhibit them from seeking proper treatment. By demystifying the fantasies surrounding cancer, this study shows cancer for what it is.

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  • As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh by Susan Sontag
    As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh (Paperback) Susan Sontag

    Providing an insight into the mind of one of the leading intellectuals of the modern age, this title chronicles the cultural, moral, and political journeys of this renowned critic and artist at the height of her powers.

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  • Reborn by Susan Sontag
    Reborn (English, Paperback) Susan Sontag

    A selection from Susan Sontag's diaries (from 1947-1963) that takes us from early adolescence though to when Sontag was in her early thirties. It is an honest self-portrait which is also a revealing account of an artist and critic being born.

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  • The Volcano Lover by Susan Sontag
    The Volcano Lover (Paperback) Susan Sontag

    Based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his wife, Emma, and Lord Nelson in the final decades of the eighteenth century, this title examines the shape of Western civilization since the Age of Enlightenment. It presents a picture of revolution, the fate of nature, art and love.

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  • Illness as a Metaphor by Susan Sontag
    Illness as a Metaphor (English, Paperback) Susan Sontag

    A discussion of the ways in which illness is regarded pays particular attention to fantasies that pertain to cancer and AIDS.

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  • Reborn by Susan Sontag
    Reborn (English, Paperback) Susan Sontag

    "In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself."...

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  • Machete Season by Jean Hatzfeld
    Machete Season (English, Paperback) Jean Hatzfeld

    During the spring of 1994, in a tiny country called Rwanda, some 800,000 people were hacked to death, one by one, by their neighbors in a gruesome civil war. Several years later, journalist Jean Hatzfeld traveled to Rwanda to interview ten participants in the killings, eliciting extraordinary testimony from these men about the genocide they perpetrated. As Susan Sontag wrote in the preface,...

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  • Oberiu by Eugene Ostashevsky
    Oberiu (Multiple languages, Paperback) Eugene Ostashevsky

    This poetry anthology includes the work of Russian writers Alexander Vedensky, Daniil Kharms, and Nikolai Zabolotsky who, between 1927 and 1930 made up the core of OBERIU (The Union of Real Art), and of Nikolai Oleinikov, Leonid Lipavsky and Yakov Druskin who worked in the same vein. They offer a reflection of the distorted reality they rejected.

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  • Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag
    Regarding the Pain of Others (English, Paperback) Susan Sontag

    An examination of the role of imagery in modern culture considers how depictions of violence, from wartime photographs to footage of the September 11 attacks, are used and how they impact the world. By the author of On Photography. Reprint.

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  • At the Same Time by Susan Sontag
    At the Same Time (English, Paperback) Susan Sontag

    "At the Same Time" gathers 16 essays and addresses written in the last years of Sontag's life, when her work was being honored on the international stage, that reflect on the personally liberating nature of literature, her deepest commitment, and on political activism and resistance to injustice as an ethical duty.

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  • Letters Summer 1926 by Boris Pasternak
    Letters Summer 1926 (English, Paperback) Boris Pasternak, Marina Tsvetayeva

    Edited by Yevgeny Pasternak, Yelena Pasternak, and Konstantin M. Azadovsky...

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  • Susan Sontag: Essays of the 1960s & 70s (Loa #246) by Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag: Essays of the 1960s & 70s (Loa #246) (English, Hardback) Susan Sontag

    With the publication of her first book of criticism, Against Interpretation, in 1966, Susan Sontag placed herself at the forefront of an era of cultural and political transformation. "What is important now," she wrote, "is to recover our senses . . . . In place of a hermeneutics we need an erotics of art." She would remain a catalyzing presence, whether writing about camp sensibility, the films of...

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  • Another Beauty by Adam Zagajewski
    Another Beauty (English, Paperback) Adam Zagajewski

    This memoir is Adam Zagajewski's recollection of 1960s and 1970s communist Poland, where he was a fledgling writer, student of philosophy, and vocal dissident at the university in Krakow, Poland's most beautiful and ancient city.

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  • I, Etcetera by Susan Sontag
    I, Etcetera (English, Paperback) Susan Sontag

    First-person narratives of men and women suffering the ironies, dilemmas, and ordeals of consciousness make up a collection of short fiction written over more than a decade. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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