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  • The Art Of Time In Memoir by Sven Birkerts
    The Art Of Time In Memoir (English, Paperback) Sven Birkerts

    'Memoir is, for better and often for worse, the genre of our times,' Birkerts writes. This piece of elegant literary criticism seeks to understand what makes some memoirs memorable and others self-serving. Birkerts argues that the memoirists strategies for presenting the subjective experience of time reveal the power and resonance of the writer's life. By examining Virginia Woolf's A Sketch of the...

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  • The Gutenberg Elegies by Sven Birkerts
    The Gutenberg Elegies (English, Paperback) Sven Birkerts

    In this boldly original challenge to the new information technologies--an essential work for anyone who cares about the future of books--Birkerts shows how, in our abrupt, heedless switch from book to screen, we as a society are allowing our inner lives to be diminished.

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  • Hopeful Monsters by Nicholas Mosley
    Hopeful Monsters (English, Paperback) Nicholas Mosley

    -- A sweeping, comprehensive epic, Hopeful Monsters tells the story of the love affair between Max, an English student of physics and biology, and Eleanor, a German Jewess and political radical. Together and apart, Max and Eleanor participate in the great political and intellectual movements which shape the twentieth century, taking them from Cambridge and Berlin to the Spanish Civil War, Russia,...

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  • Agape Agape by William Gaddis
    Agape Agape (English, Paperback) William Gaddis

    William Gaddis published four novels during his lifetime, immense and complex books that helped inaugurate a new movement in American letters. Now comes his final work of fiction, a subtle, concentrated culmination of his art and ideas. For more than fifty years Gaddis collected notes for a book about the mechanization of the arts, told by way of a social history of the player piano in America. In...

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  • The The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Inspector Barlach Mysteries "The Judge and His Hangman" and "Suspicion" by Friedrich Durrenmatt
    The The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Inspector Barlach Mysteries "The Judge and His Hangman" and "Suspicion" (English, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    The hero - or perhaps anti-hero - of these two classic, genre-bending mysteries is, as Sven Birkerts describes him, "a detective at career's end ... no family, a domestic life no more furnished than Sam Spade's, with only gruff and grumbling ties to his colleagues on the Bern police force." Both mysteries follow Inspector Barlach as he moves through worlds in which the distinction between crime...

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  • Changing the Subject by Sven Birkerts
    Changing the Subject (English, Paperback) Sven Birkerts

    Trenchant, expansive essays on the cultural consequences of ongoing, all-permeating technological innovation...

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  • The Other Walk by Sven Birkerts
    The Other Walk (English, Paperback) Sven Birkerts

    In this deeply appealing and engaging collection of essays, Sven Birkerts looks back through his own life, as well as at the generations before him and ahead at the lives of his children. Through vignette-style meditations, Birkerts plunges readers into remembered incidents and resurfaces a few pages later with surprising and provocative new perspectives. Written for readers from all backgrounds,...

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