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  • Pedro Paramo
    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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  • Against Interpretation and Other Essays
    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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  • On Photography
    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
    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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  • On Photography
    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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  • The Medium is the Massage
    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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  • Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors
    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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  • Reborn
    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
    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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  • As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh
    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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  • Essays of the 1960s & 70s
    Essays of the 1960s & 70s (English, Hardback) Susan Sontag

    Includes the full-texts of four works from the author, political activist and feminist including Against Interpretation, Styles of Radical Will, On Photography and Illness as Metaphor.

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  • Machete Season
    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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  • Regarding the Pain of Others
    Regarding the Pain of Others (English, Hardback) Susan Sontag

    Beautifully repackaged as part of the Picador Modern Classics Series, this special edition is small enough to fit in your pocket and bold enough to stand out on your bookshelf. ...

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  • At the Same Time
    At the Same Time (Paperback) Susan Sontag

    Contains sixteen essays. Reflecting on literature, photography and art, post 9/11 America and political activism, this title includes these essays that encompass the themes that dominated the author's life and work, revealing why she remains one of the twentieth century's pre-eminent writers and thinkers.

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  • Oberiu
    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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  • The Case Of Comrade Tulayev
    The Case Of Comrade Tulayev (English, Paperback) Victor Serge

    One cold Moscow night, Comrade Tulayev, a high government official, is shot dead on the street, and the search for the killer begins. In this panoramic vision of the Soviet Great Terror, the investigation leads all over the world, netting a whole series of suspects whose only connection is their innocence?at least of the crime of which they stand accused. But The Case of Comrade Tulayev,...

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  • Alice in Bed
    Alice in Bed (English, Paperback) Susan Sontag

    Alice in Bed is a free dramatic fantasy which merges the life of Alice James, the brilliant sister of William and Henry James, with the heroine of Lewis Carroll'sAlice in Wonderland. It is a play about the anguish and grief and rage of women; and about the triumphs and limitations of the imagination.

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  • In America
    In America (Paperback) Susan Sontag

    A story inspired by the emigration to America in 1876 of Helena Modrzejewska, Poland's most celebrated actress, accompanied by her husband, Count Karol Chlapowski, her fifteen-year-old son, Rudolf, the young journalist and future author of "Quo Vadis", Henryk Sienkiewicz, and a few friends; their brief sojourn in Anaheim, California.

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  • Styles of Radical Will
    Styles of Radical Will (English, Paperback) Susan Sontag

    Styles of Radical Will, Susan Sontag's second collection of essays, extends the investigations she undertook in Against Interpretation with essays on film, literature, politics, and a groundbreaking study of pornography.

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  • Reborn
    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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