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89130255880-01 He, Shuzhi880-02 He Shaoji shu lun xuan zhu7535601499HardcoverNNHunan mei shu chu ban she :Hunan mei shu chu ban she :15.0 Stars880-05 He, Shaoji, 1799-1873 -- Criticism and880-04 Changsha ShiN  Bibliography: p. 238. Includes indexes.1970-04-16Library of Congress [1]745.6/19951 20  1970-04-16  246880-05 He, Shaoji, 1799-1873 -- Criticism and, interpretation22 cm.
QA699Abbott, Edwin A.Flatland0-486-20001-9PaperbackNNDover PublicationsMarch, 197514.5 StarsScience Fiction & Fantasy : Authors, A-Z : ( A ) : Abbott, Edwin A. N $ Unless you're a mathematician, the chances of you reading any novels about geometry are probably slender. But if you read only two in your life, these are the ones. Taken together, they form a couple of accessible and charming explanations of geometry and physics for the curious non-mathematician. Flatland, which is also available under separate cover, was published in 1880 and imagines a two-dimensional world inhabited by sentient geometric shapes who think their planar world is all there is. But one Flatlander, a Square, discovers the existence of a third dimension and the limits of his world's assumptions about reality and comes to understand the confusing problem of higher dimensions. The book is also quite a funny satire on society and class distinctions of Victorian England. The further mathematical fantasy, Sphereland, published 60 years later, revisits the world of Flatland in time to explore the mind-bending theories created by Albert Einstein, whose work so completely altered the scientific understanding of space, time, and matter. Among Einstein's many challenges to common sense were the ideas of curved space, an expanding universe and the fact that light does not travel in a straight line. Without use of the mathematical formulae that bar most non-scientists from an understanding of Einstein's theories, Sphereland gives lay readers ways to start comprehending these confusing but fundamental questions of our reality.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. --Isaac Asimov in the ForewordA "The best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions."--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-21Amazon  19521970-01-21  121 7.9 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
PN44.5.A2Abrams, M. HA glossary of literary terms0-03-054166-2PaperbackNNHolt, Rinehart and Winston198114.5 StarsLanguage Arts : GeneralNew YorkN $1.25Book Description First published in 1957, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS contains succinct essays on the terms used in discussing literature, literary history, and literary criticism. This text is an indispensable reference for students. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-07Amazon803/.21 19  1970-01-07  220Criticism -- Terminology, Literature -- Terminology, English language -- Terms and phrases, Literary form -- Terminology24 cm.
DT72.B4 A28Abu-Lughod, LilaVeiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society0-520-06327-9PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressFebruary, 198815.0 StarsHistory : Africa : Egypt : General N $1.00Inea Bushnaq, New York Times Book Review "A fascinating, fresh interpretation of the mechanics of the twin codes of Bedouin behavior: the 'code of honor' against which 'real men' are tested and the 'code of modesty' which [Abu-Lughod] sees as a means for those falling short of 'real manhood,' whether men or women, to attain moral worth. The argument is compelling--it makes sense of honor killings, the veiling of women and a seemingly excessive sexual modesty. There is a certain excitement here, as the pieces of the puzzle fall into place." --This text refers to the Paperback edition. International Journal of Middle East Studies "A valuable contribution in many areas, giving us new dimensions of nomadic and Arab culture, poetry, women, and gender roles and a fresh way of looking at the interrelatedness of the ideology and politics of sentiment. An outstanding anthropological ethnography of the Bedouin of the Egyptian desert, as well as an unusually skillful analysis of gender and social structure as it is expressed through womens poetic discourse.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  317 0.8 x 6.0 x 9.0 inches
PQ7797.B635Acevedo, Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges: Ficciones/Jorge Luis Borges : Stories84-206-1320-7PaperbackNNContinental Book CompanyJanuary, 199615.0 StarsFormats : Libros en espaŮol : Literatura y ficciůn N $ Reading Jorge Luis Borges is an experience akin to having the top of one's head removed for repairs. First comes the unfamiliar breeze tickling your cerebral cortex; then disorientation, even mild discomfort; and finally, the sense that the world has been irrevocably altered--and in this case, rendered infinitely more complex. First published in 1945, his Ficciones compressed several centuries' worth of philosophy and poetry into 17 tiny, unclassifiable pieces of prose. He offered up diabolical tigers, imaginary encyclopedias, ontological detective stories, and scholarly commentaries on nonexistent books, and in the process exploded all previous notions of genre. Would any of David Foster Wallace's famous footnotes be possible without Borges? Or, for that matter, the syntactical games of Perec, the metafictional pastiche of Calvino? For good or for ill, the blind Argentinian paved the way for a generation's worth of postmodern monkey business--and fiction will never be simply "fiction" again. Its enormous influence on writers aside, Ficciones has also--perhaps more importantly--changed the way that we read. Borges's Pierre Menard, for instance, undertakes the most audacious project imaginable: to create not a contemporary version of Cervantes's most famous work but the Quixote itself, word for word. This second text is "verbally identical" to the original, yet, because of its new associations, "infinitely richer"; every time we read, he suggests, we are in effect creating an entirely new text, simply by viewing it through the distorting lens of history. "A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships," Borges once wrote in an essay about George Bernard Shaw. "All men who repeat one line of Shakespeare are William Shakespeare," he tells us in "TlŲn, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius." In this spirit, Borges is not above impersonating, even quoting, himself. It is hard, exactly, to say what all of this means, at least in any of the usual ways. Borges wrote not with an ideological agenda, but with a kind of radical philosophical playfulness. Labyrinths, libraries, lotteries, doubles, dreams, mirrors, heresiarchs: these are the tokens with which he plays his ontological games. In the end, ideas themselves are less important to him than their aesthetic and imaginative possibilities. Like the idealist philosophers of TlŲn, Borges does not "seek for the truth or even for verisimilitude, but rather for the astounding"; for him as for them, "metaphysics is a branch of fantastic literature." --Mary Park--This text refers to the Paperback edition. John Barth (Praise for Jorge Borges) "[Borges] engages the heart as well as the intelligence." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07  208 0.5 x 4.5 x 7.2 inches
HV875.55.A275Adamec, ChristineIs Adoption for You : The Information You Need to Make the Right Choice0-471-18312-1PaperbackNNWileyMarch 11, 199813.5 StarsParenting & Families : AdoptionNew YorkN $12.21From Booklist With her Encyclopedia of Adoption (1991) and related works, Adamec has made writing about adoption a cottage industry. Her readable, well-researched new book doesn't assume the reader is intent on adoption; instead, it provides prospective adoptive parents with the information and inspiration for deciding whether to adopt. Adamec poses questions to consider when assessing oneself, one's family, spouse, attorneys, and pediatricians, so that the readers become their own advocates. She discusses transracial and international adoption, single-parent adoption, infertility, and--unusually evenhandedly--the option of remaining childless. Unlike many books on adoption, Adamec's neither gushes about nor warns against it, and it offers practical checklists, articulate reviews of pertinent research, two dense appendixes, and much more. Moreover, her sensitive and realistic understanding of children and their needs and her fascinating critique of the concept of bonding are reasons enough for anyone, whether currently seeking to adopt or not, to use the book as a reference and guide. Jennie Ver Steeg Book Description "Adoption is the right option for many more types of parents and children than we imagined a few decades ago. However, it is not the right choice for everyone. Is Adoption for You? is a guide to thinking through the issues."--from the Foreword by Jerri Ann Jenista, M.D. Would adopting a child be a good choice for you? Would you want to adopt an infant or an older child? What about a child from another country? A child of another race? Would you be willing to adopt a child with medical problems? Could you agree to involvement and openness with the birthmother? Would you be better off working with an agency or an attorney? Do you have to be married? How much does it really cost? Before you decide, make sure you have all the facts. In this warm, straightforward new book, adoption expert--and adoptive parent--Christine Adamec gives you the information you need to make this important decision. From financial considerations to the myriad emotional issues involved, there are numerous questions to explore. Adamec's expert guidance, drawn from personal stories, clinical studies, and academic research, helps you find the answers that are right for you.1970-01-07Amazon362.73/4/0973 21 19981970-01-07  224Adoption -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals,, etc9.1 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
DS493.9.S5 A33Adams, VincanneTigers of the Snow and Other Virtual Sherpas0-691-00111-1PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressOctober 30, 199512.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalPrinceton, N.J.N $32.95Review Adams's book promises to be a provocative if not controversial contribution to the field of Himalayan Studies; it should also stir debate among those concerned with ethnography, cultural studies, [and] identity construction.1970-01-21Amazon305.8/0095496 20 19961970-01-21  296Sherpa (Nepalese people), Ethnology -- Nepal9.3 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
HX288.G7 A58Adamson, Walter L.Hegemony and Revolution: A Study of Antonio Gramsci's Political and Cultural Theory0-520-05057-6PaperbackNNUniv of California PrDecember, 198315.0 StarsNonfiction : Politics : General N $29.92ABOUT THE BOOK Hegemony and Revolution: A Study of Antonio Gramsci's Political and Cultural Theory2005-10-15Amazon   2005-10-15  304 1.0 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
PR1177Adcock, Fluer (Editor)The Faber Book of 20th Century Women's Poetry0-571-13693-1PaperbackNNFaber & FaberJune, 198715.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : AnthologiesLondon ; BostonN $0.09ABOUT THE BOOK The Faber Book of 20th Century Women's Poetry1970-01-07Amazon821/.91/0809287 19 19881970-01-07  330English poetry -- Women authors, English poetry -- 20th century, American poetry -- Women authors, American poetry -- 20th century, Women -- Poetry1.0 x 5.0 x 8.2 inches
BF1573.A34 1986Adler, MargotDrawing Down the Moon Witches Druids & G0-8070-3253-0TRADE PAPERNNBeacon Press19863 Women and religion : Cults N   1970-01-14Powells Books  19861970-01-14  0  
B3199.A33 A813Adorno, Theodor W.Aesthetic Theory (Theory & History of Literature)0-8166-1800-3PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressDecember, 199824.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Aesthetics N $26.95From Publishers Weekly While the imitators of great literary theorists may have produced the least lucid, most jargon-laden and most parodied literary and cultural criticism since the 18th century, editors Wlad Godzich and Jochen Schulte-Sasse of the University of Minnesota's Theory and History of Literature series cannot be blamed for such excesses. Their 88-volume series, which contains some of the most cogent though still challenging criticism of the last 15 years, terminates with a volume from the controversial late Yale deconstructionist Paul de Man (Aesthetic Ideology) and a retranslated edition of mid-century Frankfurt School leader Theodore Adorno's Aesthetic Theory. This dignified leave-taking preempts the empty millennial speculation currently dominating postmodern studies, and leaves in its wake a generation of scholars reared on the series. (De Man: $49.95, 224p ISBN 0-8166-2203-5, $19.95 paper -2204-3; Adorno: $39.95, 448p ISBN 0-8166-1799-6, cloth only) Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-15Amazon   2005-10-15 Theory and History of Literature Series448 8.9 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
P94.R448Adorno, Theodor W. (Contributor)Religion and Media0-8047-3496-8HardcoverNNStanford University PressSeptember 1, 200115.0 StarsNonfiction : Current Events : Mass Media : Media Studies N $75.00 2005-04-25Amazon   2005-04-25  672 1.5 x 6.2 x 9.0 inches
PG3115.A2813Afanas'Ev, AleksandrRussian Fairy Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)0-394-73090-9PaperbackNNPantheonSeptember 12, 197615.0 StarsChildren's Books : Ages 9-12 : GeneralNew YorkN $12.24Review "A beautiful book. I recommend it to all readers, young and old, who are interested in the folktale and its unique qualities." -- Isaac Bashevis Singer, The New York Times Book Review "Luckily someone garnered these jewels before they were lost, bound them into one volume before they is filled with action, magic, and humanity...." -- St. Louis Globe-Democrat "The oral folk tradition in Russia was truly a magic spring. As in the fairy tale, it flowed inexhaustibly, reviving, consoling, and enlightening all who partook of it... these stories have an ingenuity that marks them as uniquely Russian." Review "A beautiful book. I recommend it to all readers, young and old, who are interested in the folktale and its unique qualities." -- Isaac Bashevis Singer, The New York Times Book Review "Luckily someone garnered these jewels before they were lost, bound them into one volume before they is filled with action, magic, and humanity...." -- St. Louis Globe-Democrat "The oral folk tradition in Russia was truly a magic spring. As in the fairy tale, it flowed inexhaustibly, reviving, consoling, and enlightening all who partook of it... these stories have an ingenuity that marks them as uniquely Russian."1970-04-15Amazon398.20947 22 c1941970-04-15 Fairy Tale and Folklore Library672Fairy tales -- Russia9.2 x 6.0 x 1.4 inches
 Agamben, GiorgioHomo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (Meridian (Stanford, Calif.).)0-8047-3218-3PaperbackNNStanford University PressJune 199814.0 StarsNonfiction : Current Events : Civil Rights & LibertiesStanford, Calif.N $12.97Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: Italian --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-04-30Amazon320/.01/1 21  1970-04-30 Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series199Human rights, State, The, Sovereignty, Religion and politics, Right to life, Concentration camps8.5 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
PG3476.A31AgeevNovel with Cocain2-87714-279-5PaperbackNNBookking InternationalJanuary 199915.0 StarsForeign Language Books : Russian : All Russian Books N $7.95ABOUT THE BOOK Novel with Cocaine FROM THE PUBLISHER The story of an adolescent's cocaine addiction, Novel with Cocaine relates the formative experiences of its antihero, Vadim, at school and with women before turning to the experience of drug abuse itself and the philosophical reflections to which it gives rise. Although it makes little explicit reference to the Revolution, the novel's obsession with cruelly addictive forms of thinking finds great resonance in the historical setting that forms its background, in which "our inborn feelings of humanity and justice" provoke "the cruelties and satanic transgressions committed in its name."1970-04-15Amazon   1970-04-15 World Classic Literature Series0 7.1 x 4.3 x 0.5 inches
DA980Agencies, Harvard StudentLet's Go0-312-10003-5PaperbackNNSt. Martin's PressDecember, 199414.0 StarsTravel : Guidebook Series : Let's Go N $15.99Card catalog description Simple text and illustrations encourage readers to participate in such activities as pat-a-cake, tickling, and blowing dandelions. On board pages.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07 Let's Go Series400  
PN849.U43Ahmad, AijazIn Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures (Cultural Studies)0-86091-677-4PaperbackNNVersoJuly, 199415.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : General N $20.00ABOUT THE BOOK In Theory: Nations, Classes, Literature1970-01-21Amazon  19941970-01-21  368 1.0 x 6.0 x 9.0 inches
LB2332.3.A38Aisenberg, NadyaWomen of Academe: Outsiders in the Sacred Grove0-87023-607-5PaperbackNNUniversity of Massachusetts PressJuly, 198814.5 StarsNonfiction : Education : College & University : GeneralAmherstN $19.95From Publishers Weekly In this illuminating study, Aisenberg (The Dream of Deliverance in American Politics) and Harrington, a lawyer and political science instructor at Vassar, identify "a battery of danger points common to the experience of women seeking professional autonomy and authority" in academia and warn that female intellectuals may undermine their own career advancement by refusing to follow the "rules of the game." Interviews with 62 academics indicate that women seldom receive effective career counseling; fail to develop career strategies (five- and 10-year plans); neglect to establish professional credentials early on (e.g., submitting thesis papers for publication); are unfamiliar with networking; and shun self-promotion as calculated, even cold-blooded manipulation. Most cherish the "merit dream," the belief that political expediency is beneath Ivory Tower purity. Even the tenured professor is loath to exercise her voice of authority, once attained, fearing stigmatization as a shrew. The authors offer concrete approaches to professionalization (e.g., gain practice in political skills through volunteer work) that will benefit women outside the academic community as well. (April) UFunder Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-08Amazon378/.12/088042 19  1970-01-08 Women in Academics224Women college teachers -- United States -- Case, studies, Women college teachers -- Employment -- United, States -- Case studies, Sex discrimination in education -- United States, -- Case studies, Marginality, Social -- United States -- Case, studies9.1 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
PG3476.A324 A26Akhmatova, AnnaMy Half Century: Selected Prose0-87501-063-6HardcoverNNArdis PublishersOctober, 19921 Literature & Fiction : General : ClassicsAnn ArborN $18.00From Publishers Weekly Voice of her generation and prophet of Russia's misery, poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) was touched by personal tragedies. Her first husband, poet Nikolai Gumilyov, was executed on the false charge of treason in 1921; their son Lev spent years in prison and exile. Herself vilified in the press, censored, isolated, plagued by tuberculosis, Akhmatova eked out a living as a translator until her belated recognition came in the 1960s. This kaleidoscopic selection of her prose includes autobiographical fragments, letters, essays on Pushkin, a rousing 1941 wartime broadcast to the women of Leningrad, diatribes against the Stalinist cultural establishment and encounters with Modigliani, Osip Mandelstam, Marina Tsvetaeva, Boris Pasternak and Alexander Blok. Akhmatova's quicksilver prose registers a resilient personality. Meyer, a Columbia University scholar, provides a useful biographical sketch and notes. Photos. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. Book Description all the major prose works --This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-07Amazon891.78/4208 20 19921970-01-07  439Russian literature -- History and criticism, Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 --, Contemporaries1.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
 Akhmatova, AnnaThe Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova0-939010-27-5PaperbackNNZephyr PressSeptember 1, 200015.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( A ) : Akhmatova, AnnaBostonN $20.16From Publishers Weekly This comprehensive English-only edition of the great Russian poet's works has been expanded to include 80 newly discovered poems. Illustrated. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal These two fat volumes, a 100th-anniversary tribute to the great Russian poet Akhmatova (1889-1966), are clearly a labor of love. Editor Reeder's book-length introduction is a meticulous, well-documented account of the poet's life and poetry through the ebullience of modernist Petersburg, the grim deprivation of two world wars and the 1917 revolutions, the poverty and repression (including the repeated imprisonment of her son) of the interwar years and the vicious official attacks after World War II, and the last years of international honors. This life has made Akhmatova emblematic both of the unbowed intelligentsia and of the unsung heroism of millions of Russian women. The second volume begins with two impressionistic essays by Akhmatova's disciple, the Soviet poet Anatoly Naiman, and distinguished expatriate writer Sir Isaiah Berlin's account of his two meetings with her (Leningrad, 1945, and Oxford, 1965). The edition is lavishly illustrated with the known iconography of Akhmatova herself, her contemporaries, and the Petersburg-Leningrad settings that were her spiritual home. These rich secondary materials make a worthy frame for Akhmatova's glorious poetry, pre sented side by side in Russian and English and arranged, in exemplary fashion, with respect for choices the poet made in lifetime editions. American poet Hemschemeyer devoted well over ten years to the translations, learning Russian for that purpose; her equally exem plary translator's preface explains her working methods and the inevitable compromises involved in the valiant ef fort to create English equivalents for Akhmatova's spare and musical verse. This book will be a treasure for poetry lovers everywhere. - Mary F. Zirin, Altadena, Cal. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-04-16Amazon891.71/42 20  1970-04-16  948Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 --, Translations into English9.1 x 6.0 x 2.1 inches
PG3476.A324Akhmatova, AnnaThe Word That Causes Death's Defeat: Poems of Memory (Annals of Communism)0-300-10377-8HardcoverNNYale University PressOctober 11, 20041 Literature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( A ) : Akhmatova, AnnaNew HavenN $20.40Review "The importance of Akhmatova's works in the Russian poetic tradition can scarcely be exaggerated. These works also hold a place of honor in the history of artistic engagement of moral responsibility."-Olga P. Hasty, Princeton University1970-04-14Amazon891.71/42 22  1970-04-14 Annals of Communism Series352Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 --, Translations into English, Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-19669.5 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
PG3476.A324 D47Akhmatova, Anna AndreevnaDesiatye gody5704300014HardcoverNNIzd-vo MPI19892  MoscowN $10.00 2006-01-16       0  
 Akhmatova, Anna AndreevnaPosledniaia Liubov: Perepiska S Annoi Akhmatovoi I Veroi Andreevoi I Drugie Materialy5264006164Binding UnknownNNVagriusJan 200314.5 StarsShileśiko, V. KMoskvaN  Includes   1970-04-16  317Shileśiko, V. K, 1891-1930 -- Correspondence, Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 --, Correspondence, Poets, Russian -- 20th century --, Correspondence, Andreeva-Shileśiko, Vera Konstantinovna,, 1888-1974 -- Correspondence20 cm.
PG3476.A324 S56Akhmatova, Anna AndreevnaSinii vecher5040048017Unknown BindingNNEKSMO-Press200014.0 Stars MoskvaN  Language Notes Text: Russian1970-01-14Amazon   1970-01-14  477 17 cm.
 Akhmatova, Anna AndreevnaSobranie Sochinenii V Shesti Tomakh5888890316Binding UnknownNNEllis LakJan 20051 Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 -- CriticismMoskvaN  Vols. 1-2, 4 edited by N.V. Koroleva ; v. 3, 5-6 edited by S.A. Kovalenko. Includes bibliographical references. t. 7, dop. Perevody 1910-1950-e gody -- t. 8, dop. Perevody 1950-1960-e   1970-04-16  0Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 -- Criticism, and interpretation21 cm.
PG3321.A5 Z53513Aksakov, SergeiA Russian Gentleman (The World's Classics)0-19-281573-3PaperbackNNOxford Univ PrSeptember, 198214.5 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : GeneralOxford ; New YorkN $2.55Book Description At the center of this chronicle of Russian provincial life in the reign of Catherine the Great stands the patriarchal figure of the author's grandfather, Stepan Mikhailovich. A man of great natural dignity, imbued with respect for tradition and love of the land, he is also despotic and virtually illiterate. Into the family comes his son's new wife, a spirited, intelligent girl from the town. Her eyes see a different world--one tainted by grossness, cruelty, and squalor--and she suffers from the hostility of jealous sisters-in-law and the shortcomings of a husband whom she loves but cannot respect. Her relationship with Stepan Mikhailovich is the heart of a story in which Aksakov celebrates the old feudal way of life without concealing its darker, repressive side.2005-10-15Amazon891.73/3 19  2005-10-15 Oxford World's Classics Series226Aksakov, S. T, Family0.5 x 4.5 x 7.2 inches
HM24.D985Alexander, Jeffrey C. (Editor)Durkheimian Sociology : Cultural Studies0-521-39647-6PaperbackNNCambridge University PressSeptember 13, 199015.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Sociology : General N $22.99Book Description Rejecting a structural approach, the contributors offer a radically different interpretation of Durkheim, focusing on his later work, the symbolic theory of industrial societies.1969-12-31Amazon   1969-12-31  240 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
DS338.A45 1995Allchin, RaymondThe Archaeology of Early Historic South Asia : The Emergence of Cities and States0-521-37547-9HardcoverNNCambridge University PressSeptember 7, 199513.5 StarsHistory : Ancient : GeneralCambridgeN $150.00Book Description Cities and states developed in South Asia between c. BC 800 and AD 250, as Hinduism and Buddhism arose and spread. Drawing on archaeological studies and also on texts and inscriptions, this book explores the character of the early Indian cities, paying particular attention to their art and architecture and analyzing the political ideas that shaped the state systems. The study extends to the opening centuries of the Christian era, offering an Indian perspective on the contacts with the Greek and Roman worlds that followed the invasion by Alexander the Great.2006-01-22Amazon934 20  2006-01-22  389South Asia -- Antiquities, Excavations (Archaeology) -- South Asia10.0 x 7.8 x 1.0 inches
PN98.I58Allen, GrahamIntertextuality (The New Critical Idiom)0-415-17475-9PaperbackNNRoutledgeMay, 200014.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : ContemporaryLondon ; New YorkN $19.95Book Description No text has its meaning alone; all texts have their meaning in relation to other texts. Since Julia Kristeva coined the term in the 1960s, intertextuality has been a dominant idea within literary and cultural studies leaving none of the traditional ideas about reading or writing undisturbed. This book, the first full-length study of intertextuality in English, fills an important gap. Following all the major turns in the term's history, this handy guide clearly explains how intertextuality is employed in structuralist, post-structuralist, semiotic, deconstructive, reader-response, marxist, feminist and psychoanalytic theory. From the alternative origins of Saussurean linguistics and the work of Bakhtin the book traces the major directions of intertextual theory to the postmodern present. Download Description This book follows all the major turns in intertextuality's history, and explains how intertextuality is employed. It will prove invaluable for any student studying literature and culture.--This text refers to the Digital edition.1969-12-31Amazon809 21  1969-12-31 New Critical Idiom Series256Intertextuality7.8 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
BX8611.A73 1992Allen, James B.The Story of the Latter-Day Saints, Revised Ed.0-87747-594-6HardcoverNNDeseret Book CompanyJanuary 197615.0 Stars  N  ABOUT THE BOOK The Story of the Latter-Day Saints, Revised Ed.2005-03-30Barnes & Noble   2005-03-30  722  
GN635.I4A727Alter, Joseph S.Knowing Dil Das: Stories of a Himalayan Hunter0-8122-3524-XHardcoverNNUniversity of Pennsylvania PressNovember 1, 199915.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : General N $13.22 2005-04-23Amazon   2005-04-23  193 1.5 x 6.2 x 8.8 inches
B2430.A473 L4613Althusser, LouisLenin and Philosophy, and Other Essays (Modern Reader, Pb-213)0-85345-213-XPaperbackNNMonthly Review PressJuly 197215.0 StarsBusiness & Investing : GeneralNew YorkN $3.74Book Description No figure among the western Marxist theoreticians has loomed larger in the postwar period than Louis Althusser. A rebel against the Catholic tradition in which he was raised, Althusser studied philosophy and later joined both the faculty of the Ecole normal superieure and the French Communist Party in 1948. Viewed as a "structuralist Marxist," Althusser was as much admired for his independence of intellect as he was for his rigorous defense of Marx. The latter was best illustrated in For Marx (1965), and Reading Capital (1968). These works, along with Lenin and Philosophy (1971) had an enormous influence on the New Left of the 1960s and continues to influence modern Marxist scholarship. This classic work, which to date has sold more than 30,000 copies, covers the range of Louis Althusser's interests and contributions in philosophy, economics, psychology, aesthetics, and political science. Marx, in Althusser's view, was subject in his earlier writings to the ruling ideology of his day. Thus for Althusser, the interpretation of Marx involves a repudiation of all efforts to draw from Marx's early writings a view of Marx as a "humanist" and "historicist." Lenin and Philosophy also contains Althusser's essay on Lenin's study of Hegel; a major essay on the state, "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses," "Freud and Lacan: A letter on Art in Reply to Andrť Daspre," and "Cremonini, Painter of the Abstract." The book opens with a 1968 interview in which Althusser discusses his personal, political, and intellectual history. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)1970-04-16Amazon335.43 19711970-04-16 Modern Reader, PB-213 Series253Lenin, Vladimir Ilßich, 1870-1924, Marx, Karl, 1818-1883. Kapital1.0 x 5.5 x 8.0 inches
B785.M24 A48Althusser, LouisMachiavelli and Us1-85984-282-8PaperbackNNVersoApril 12, 200115.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $12.92The Front Table [A] fascinating and original work that provides a new perspective on the equally enigmatic figures of Althusser and Machiavelli. Wisconsin Bookwatch [S]howcases the richly complex thought of Althusser and will be much appreciated by students of Machiavelli...2005-04-25Amazon   2005-04-25  160 8.5 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
LC93.83621Althusser, LouisThe Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir1-56584-087-9HardcoverNNNew PrJanuary 1, 199414.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $2.74From Publishers Weekly French Marxist philosopher Althusser (1918-1990) was a manic-depressive with a long history of mental instability and constant medication. In 1980 he strangled his wife Helene; the murder was officially ascribed to temporary insanity, and after two years in a mental hospital he was set free. In this strained, painful memoir, written in 1985, Althusser attempts to persuade the world of his innocence through a convoluted psychoanalytical self-analysis. He writes of his castrating, sadistic mother who was brutalized by his authoritarian father, a bank manager. We learn of the philosopher's ordeal in a German prisoner-of-war camp during WW II, of violent quarrels with Helene and an analyst, and of his suicidal depression after her death. Also included is an autobiographical sketch from 1976 which discusses his boyhood in Algiers and Marseilles and the evolution of his political thought and communist politics. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Althusser (1918-90) made a minor mark in 20th-century French intellectual history with his teachings on Marxism. Outside the academy, he may be better known as the professor who murdered his wife and then spent time in the insane asylum rather than standing trial. The current volume brings together two pieces that are personal rather than philosophical: "The Future Lasts a Long Time" was written some years after his wife's death in 1980 but reaches back to detail Althusser's childhood and adolescence; "The Facts," written in 1976, covers that distant past more quickly and pithily. While these two memoirs are well presented, and the former does provide an interesting view of the murder, this publication does nothing to advance philosophical scholarship. Casual readers of contemporary biography may be interested. - Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley P.L., Cal. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.2005-04-25Amazon   2005-04-25  365 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
PG3476.A324 A44Amert, SusanIn a Shattered Mirror: The Later Poetry of Anna Akhmatova0-8047-1982-9HardcoverNNStanford University PressAugust, 199214.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralStanford, Calif.N $55.00ABOUT THE BOOK In a Shattered Mirror: The Later Poetry of Anna Akhmatova FROM THE PUBLISHER The Russian Revolution and its grim aftermath transformed the world into which Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) had been born, radically altering the poet's life and art. At the time of the Revolution, Akhmatova's exquisite love lyrics had made her one of Russia's leading poets, but the mass social forces unleashed by the Revolution were inimical to her lyric genius. In the 1920's her work was subjected to vicious ideological attacks in the press and was officially barred from publication. Akhmatova fell silent. When she began writing again in the late 1930s, her poetry was much changed--formally, thematically, and technically. In contrast to the relative simplicity of the early erotic miniatures, the later poetry speaks in riddles, flaunting its own opacity. The author places the later work in its socio-cultural context through close readings of the major texts. The dominant metapoetic themes of the later poetry are taken as a point of departure: they speak both to the poet's plight in society (repression, silencing) and to the array of means employed to transcend that plight (indirection, concealment, obfuscation). The theme of concealment highlights one of the most salient aspects of the later poetry--its saturation with allusions and quotations drawn from Russian and Western European literature. These allusions are interpreted through analyses of the complex relations between the source text and Akhmatova's poems. In contrast to the relatively unified image of the lyrical persona in the early verse, the poet's self-representation in the later poetry features a multiplicity of masks and guises. Throughout, the author traces the genesis and transfigurations of these images of self. Quoted texts are given in Russian and in English translation.1970-01-14Amazon891.71/42 20  1970-01-14  274Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 -- Criticism, and interpretation8.7 x 6.1 x 1.0 inches
DS486.C464 A65Amin, ShahidEvent, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura 1922-19920-520-08780-1PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressOctober, 19951 History : Asia : IndiaBerkeleyN $19.95Book Description Taking Gandhi's statements about civil disobedience to heart, in February 1922 residents from the villages around the north Indian market town of Chauri Chaura attacked the local police station, burned it to the ground and murdered twenty-three constables. Appalled that his teachings were turned to violent ends, Gandhi called off his Noncooperation Movement and fasted to bring the people back to nonviolence. In the meantime, the British government denied that the riot reflected Indian resistance to its rule and tried the rioters as common criminals. These events have taken on great symbolic importance among Indians, both in the immediate region and nationally. Amin examines the event itself, but also, more significantly, he explores the ways it has been remembered, interpreted, and used as a metaphor for the Indian struggle for independence. The author, who was born fifteen miles from Chauri Chaura, brings to his study an empathetic knowledge of the region and a keen ear for the nuances of the culture and language of its people. In an ingenious negotiation between written and oral evidence, he combines brilliant archival work in the judicial records of the period with field interviews with local informants. In telling this intricate story of local memory and the making of official histories, Amin probes the silences and ambivalences that contribute to a nation's narrative. He extends his boundaries well beyond Chauri Chaura itself to explore the complex relationship between peasant politics and nationalist discourse and the interplay between memory and history.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-08Amazon954/.2 20 19952005-10-08  210Chauri Chaura (India) -- Politics and, government8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
PR6001.M6 L8Amis, KingsleyLucky Jim (Penguin Classics)0-14-018630-1PaperbackNNPenguin ClassicsSeptember 1, 199314.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( A ) : Amis, KingsleyNew YorkN $ Although Kingsley Amis's acid satire of postwar British academic life has lost some of its bite in the four decades since it was published, it's still a rewarding read. And there's no denying how big an impact it had back then--Lucky Jim could be considered the first shot in the Oxbridge salvo that brought us Beyond the Fringe, That Was the Week That Was, and so much more. In Lucky Jim, Amis introduces us to Jim Dixon, a junior lecturer at a British college who spends his days fending off the legions of malevolent twits that populate the school. His job is in constant danger, often for good reason. Lucky Jim hits the heights whenever Dixon tries to keep a preposterous situation from spinning out of control, which is every three pages or so. The final example of this--a lecture spewed by a hideously pickled Dixon--is a chapter's worth of comic nirvana. The book is not politically correct (Amis wasn't either), but take it for what it is, and you won't be disappointed. From AudioFile It's nice to know that England's higher education system suffers from the same problems America's does. Poor Jim Dixon has to suffer a scatterbrained department head, cutthroat colleagues and fickle students. It's a good thing he's lucky--he needs it. Paul Shelley's wonderful narration ably amplifies the story and brings vivid characters to life. His rich British accent is a joy, in addition to being very soothing. Shelley knows just how to read the text so we hear all the wit, anger and subtlety in Amis's words. He is especially good at capturing conversations in the book, knowing when to pause, stutter, feign outrage, etc. This makes listening to Lucky Jim a delicious experience. R.I.G. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.1970-04-16Amazon823/.914 20  1970-04-16 Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics Series272 7.7 x 5.0 x 0.6 inches
JC311.A656Anderson, BenedictImagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism0-86091-546-8PaperbackNNVersoJuly 1, 199114.0 StarsNonfiction : Politics : General N $20.00 2005-04-25Amazon   2005-04-25  240 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
P99.4.I26 A53Anderson, Earl R.A Grammar of Iconism0-8386-3764-7HardcoverNNFairleigh Dickinson University PressDecember 31, 199813.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : SemioticsMadison, NJN $55.00ABOUT THE BOOK Grammar of Iconism FROM THE PUBLISHER Literary criticism often includes ad hoc comments about onomatopoeia, synaesthesia, or other forms of iconism. In A Grammar of Iconism, Earl Anderson discusses these phenomena systematically. According to Anderson, modern post-Saussurian linguistics has as its central tenet the arbitrariness of linguistic signs. Thus, linguistic elements that bear some relationship to their referent have been seen as marginal to the system of language, or at best similar in their arbitrariness to other linguistic signs. As an example of the latter, while most languages have an onomatopoeic element, different languages imitate sounds differently. Anderson argues against the standard view, provides a detailed critique of the negative arguments against iconism, and offers a positive typology that demonstrates the extensiveness and complexity of iconism in language.1970-01-14Amazon415 21 19981970-01-14  399Iconicity (Linguistics), Grammar, Comparative and general, Semiotics1.2 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
PT2601.N4 Z513Andreas-Salome, LouLooking Back: Memoirs (European Sources)1-55778-260-1HardcoverNNParagon House PublishersMay, 199115.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : GeneralNew YorkN $19.95From Library Journal This is the first English-language publication of the memoirs of Andreas-Salome (1861-1937), a German-Russian novelist and student of psychoanalysis whose work has not been widely published in English. Writing in her seventies in a loosely structured narrative, the author reviews her life as a series of intense "experiences" that often take the form of analytical, self-torturing questions on the complex nature of existence, faith, and love. Her appealing personality emerges through her poetry, recollections of girlhood and family life, and romantic-intellectual relationships with men such as Nietzsche, Rainer, Freud, and others in European intellectual circles. Carefully edited with extensive textual notes and critical commentary, this book also contains a useful bibliography of her work and selections of her poetry in English translation (with original German texts). A good introduction to her work. Recommended for collections in European literature. - Lesley Jorbin, Cleveland State Univ. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.1969-12-31Amazon838/.809 B 20  1969-12-31 European Sources Ser.226Andreas-Salomť, Lou, 1861-1937, Authors, German -- 20th century -- Biography24 cm.
PG3476.A52Andreev, Danill LeonidovichRusskie bogi: Stikhotvoreniia i poemy (Feniks : iz poeticheskogo naslediia XX veka)5270005654Unknown BindingNN"Sovremennik"19891  MoskvaN $169.95Language Notes Text: Russian2005-10-15Amazon   2005-10-15 Feniks : iz poÁeticheskogo naslediŽiža XX veka396 21 cm.
PZ3.A5735Andric, IvoThe Bridge on the Drina (Phoenix Fiction Series)0-226-02045-2PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressAugust 15, 197714.5 StarsChildren's BooksChicagoN $10.40Book Description The Bridge on the Drina is a vivid depiction of the suffering history has imposed upon the people of Bosnia from the late 16th century to the beginning of World War I. As we seek to make sense of the current nightmare in this region, this remarkable, timely book serves as a reliable guide to its people and history. "No better introduction to the study of Balkan and Ottoman history exists, nor do I know of any work of fiction that more persuasively introduces the reader to a civilization other than our own. It is an intellectual and emotional adventure to encounter the Ottoman world through Andric's pages in its grandiose beginning and at its tottering finale. It is, in short, a marvelous work, a masterpiece, and very much sui generis. . . . Andric's sensitive portrait of social change in distant Bosnia has revelatory force."--William H. McNeill, from the introduction "The dreadful events occurring in Sarajevo over the past several months turn my mind to a remarkable historical novel from the land we used to call Yugoslavia, Ivo Andric's The Bridge on the Drina."--John M. Mohan, Des Moines Sunday Register Born in Bosnia, Ivo Andric (1892-1975) was a distinguished diplomat and novelist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961. His books include The Damned Yard: And Other Stories, and The Days of the Consuls.1969-12-31Amazon891.8/2/35 19771969-12-31 Phoenix Book Series318Historic bridges--Fiction, Visegrad (Bosnia and Hercegovina : East)--History--Fiction8.0 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
PG3453.A6 I93Annenskii, Innokentii FedorovichIzbrannoe5858803938HardcoverNN"Feniks"19971  Rostov-na-Donu; Ann Arbor, Mich.N $10.00 2006-01-16      Vsemirnaia biblioteka poezii0  
BL1112.54.E5AnonymousRig Veda, The : An Anthology of One Hundred Eight Hymns (Classic)0-14-044402-5PaperbackNNPenguin ClassicsJanuary 28, 198213.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : General N $9.71Language Notes Text: English (translation)2005-03-23Amazon   2005-03-23  352 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
K2085.M26AnonymousThe Laws of Manu (Penguin Classics) (Penguin Classics)0-14-044540-4PaperbackNNPenguin BooksJanuary 1, 199112.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Eastern : IndianLondon, England ; New York, N.Y., USAN $11.53Book Description The Sanskrit text of this work was first translated into English in 1794, and translations into other European languages swiftly followed. No understanding of modern India is possible without it. Wendy Doniger provides a landmark translation, the first authoritative English rendering this century. It is also the first to set the unadulterated text in narrative form, making it accessible and enjoyable both to specialist scholars and to a wider audience. Includes an illuminating introduction.2005-10-15Amazon294.5/926 20  2005-10-15 Penguin Classics Series362Manu (Lawgiver). MĮanavadharma‚sĮastra, Hindu law7.8 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
HM101.A644Appadurai, ArjunModernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (Public Worlds, V. 1)0-8166-2793-2PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressNovember 1, 199624.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : Cultural N $19.95 2005-03-24Amazon   2005-03-24  0 9.0 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
NX180.S6 P8Appadurai, Arjun (Editor)Public Culture: New Imaginaries0-8223-6472-7PaperbackNNDuke University PressSeptember 1, 200025.0 StarsNonfiction : Politics : International : Relations N $12.00 2005-05-02Amazon   2005-05-02  300 8.5 x 7.0 x 0.8 inches
GN450.S630Appadurai, Arjun (Editor)The Social Life of Things : Commodities in Cultural Perspective (Cambridge Studies in Social & Cultural Anthropology)0-521-35726-8PaperbackNNCambridge University PressJanuary 29, 198813.0 StarsNonfiction : Current Events : Poverty : Social Services & Welfare N $27.99Book Description Contributors to this volume examine how "things" are sold and traded in a variety of social and cultural settings. The work strives to reveal the underlying social and political mechanisms that regulate taste, trade and desire and to demonstrate the ways people attach value to objects.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  352 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.9 inches
HM291Arendt, HannahOn Violence (Harvest Book)0-15-669500-6PaperbackNNHarvest BooksMarch 11, 197014.5 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Relationships : Conflict ManagementNew YorkN $8.80Book Description An analysis of the nature, causes, and significance of violence in the second half of the twentieth century. Arendt also reexamines the relationship between war, politics, violence, and power. "Incisive, deeply probing, written with clarity and grace, it provides an ideal framework for understanding the turbulence of our times"(Nation). Index.1970-01-21Amazon303.6 21  1970-01-21  120Violence8.0 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
BL2015.M3 A73Arguelles, JoseMANDALA0-394-73000-3PaperbackNNShambhalaMay 12, 197415.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $2.48ABOUT THE BOOK Mandala ANNOTATION This lavishly illustrated classic, selling over 70,000 copies in English and translated into four European languages, is the first to deal comprehensively with the mandala, the principle of the center, as a universal image, a vision, a way of growth, a ritual technique, and an essential life process. 92 illustrations, 11 in color.1970-01-14Amazon   1970-01-14  144 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
PN173.A7 K46AristotleAristotle on Rhetoric: A Theory of Civil Discourse0-19-506487-9PaperbackNNOxford University PressAugust, 199114.0 StarsHistory : Europe : Greece : GeneralNew YorkN $28.00Book Description The first new translation of Aristotle's Rhetoric in fifty years, based on careful study of the Greek text and informed by the best modern scholarship, this is the most faithful English version ever published of the book that first defined and organized the study of civic discourse along philosophical lines and still shapes the study of rhetoric and composition in modern times. Comprehensive introductory discussions, a detailed outline, extensive notes, and a glossary of Aristotle's rhetorical terms make the work readily accessible to modern students, while an appendix offers translations of relevant ancient texts and essays on the composition and history of the treatise, with an evaluation of its strengths and weaknesses. This book is essential for students and scholars of rhetoric, classics, politics, and philosophy.2005-10-15Amazon808.5 20 19912005-10-15  368Rhetoric -- Early works to 1800, Aristotle. Rhetoric8.2 x 5.5 x 1.0 inches
B430.A5AristotleThe Ethics of Aristotle : The Nicomachean Ethics (Penguin Classics)0-14-044055-0PaperbackNNPenguin ClassicsJune 30, 195514.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Ethics & MoralityHarmondsworth ; New York [etc.]N $0.39Book Description Of Aristotle's works, few have had as lasting an influence on subsequent Western thought as The Nicomachean Ethics. In it, he argues that happiness consists in "activity of the soul in accordance with virtue," defining "virtue" as both moral (courage, generosity, and justice) and intellectual (knowledge, wisdom, and insight). Aristotle also discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the different forms of friendship, and the relationship between individual virtue and the state. Featuring a lucid translation, a new introduction, updated suggestions for further reading, and a chronology of Aristotle's life and works, this is the authoritative edition of a seminal intellectual masterpiece.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. Language Notes Text: English, Greek (translation)1970-01-07Amazon170  1970-01-07 Penguin Classics Series384Ethics7.8 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
 Arpi, ClaudeFate of Tibet: When Big Insects Eat Small Insects812410638XHardcoverNNSouth Asia BooksMarch 2, 199914.5 StarsNonfiction : Politics : General N $38.50Book Description History of Tibetan- Chinese relations, post- 1950 situation, appeals to UN, India's role. blends research and personal experiences. Thoughtful.1970-04-16Amazon   1970-04-16  432  
BX8611.A78ARRINGTON, LEONARD J.The Mormon Experience : A History of the Latter-Day Saints0-394-74102-1PaperbackNNVintageJuly 12, 198014.5 Stars  N $1.03 2005-04-15Amazon   2005-04-15  404  
N8193.H56D46 FFArt, Rubin Museum ofDemonic Divine: Himalayan Art and Beyond1-932476-08-3PaperbackNNRubin Museum of ArtMay 1, 20041 Mandala Project N $42.46Product Description: Demonic Divine: Himalayan Art and Beyond focuses on wrathful and fierce images once labeled by Europeans as "demonic," and now open to more sympathetic investigation. Examining closely 66 works of art, the authors take us behind Western preconceptions to explore ways that fearsome imagery is used in Himalayan cultures, including representation of protection and benevolence. Over two hundred color images highlight visual power and artistic skill in works that blur the boundaries between horror and beauty. Essays by Rob Linrothe, Curator, RMA and Associate Professor of Art History at Skidmore College, and Marylin Rhie, Professor of Asian Art at Smith College, explore variations within the "demonic" and trace the evolution of style. Contributions from Jeff Watt, RMA Curator and Director of the Himalayan Art Website, are evident throughout. Matthieu Ricard, author, monk, and scientist, provided the foreword.2005-04-11Amazon   2005-04-11  321  
BL2747.8 A75Asad, TalalFormations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity (Cultural Memory in the Present)0-8047-4768-7PaperbackNNStanford University PressMarch, 200314.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : AnthropologyStanford, Calif.N $13.57ABOUT THE BOOK Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity SYNOPSIS Asad (anthropology, City U. of New York) offers a preliminary anthropological study of the connection between the secular as an epistemic category, and secularism as a political doctrine. The recent resurgence of religion, he says, has raised questions about the previously presumed universal validity of secularism. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR1970-01-14Amazon291.1/7 21  1970-01-14 Cultural Memory in the Present Ser.269Secularism, Islam and politics, Christianity and politics9.1 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
BL50.A85Asad, TalalGenealogies of Religion : Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam0-8018-4632-3PaperbackNNThe Johns Hopkins University PressAugust 1, 199314.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalBaltimoreN $25.00Review "All articles are extremely well written, exhibit impressive scholarship, and are thoughtful and are thoughtful and stimulating. Asad's criticisms are neither judgmental nor self-righteous but are generally driven by the will to understand."--James R. Wood, Contemporary Sociology2005-09-25Amazon306.6 20 19932005-09-25  344Religion, Civilization, Christian, Civilization, Islamic, Rushdie, Salman9.2 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
PS3501.S475 D6Ashbery, JohnThe double dream of spring0-912946-27-XPaperbackNNEcco Press197614.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( A ) : Ashbery, JohnNew YorkN $2.19ABOUT THE BOOK The Double Dream of Spring1970-01-07Amazon811/.5/4 19701970-01-07 American Poetry Series95 22 cm.
PS3501.S475Ashbery, JohnThree poems0-14-042223-4Unknown BindingNNPenguin Books197815.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : World Literature : United StatesNew YorkN $3.99ABOUT THE BOOK Three Poems FROM THE PUBLISHER Worked in a prose as demanding and thus as fecund as verse, John Ashbery's Three Poems is a meditational masterpiece, calm in its encounters with minor fictions, desperate in pursuit of a supreme one. Its flutterings are those of the fledged Imagination, its difficulty, that of the Truth. Three Poems, originally published in 1972, remains one of Ashbery's most idiosyncratic and important works.1970-01-07Amazon811/.5/4 19721970-01-07  118 20 cm.
DS405Asher, Catherine B. (Editor)Reference Encyclopaedia India 2001, Volume 10-945921-42-XHardcoverNNSouth Asia PublicationsMay 1, 19951 Arts & Photography : Art : Art History : General N $109.95Book Description A major reference work on India covering religion, history, culture, major personalities, geography. arranged by theme. Strongly recommended in every review, including those in Choice magazine (American Library Association) and professional journals. Recommended for public libraries, institutions, and individuals. fully illus. with many maps, charts, a goldmine of information. volume II release in 1999. information available on request.2006-01-22Amazon   2006-01-22  900 1.2 x 6.8 x 10.0 inches
BH301.S7 S82Ashfield, Andrew (Editor)The Sublime : A Reader in British Eighteenth-Century Aesthetic Theory0-521-39582-8PaperbackNNCambridge University PressAugust 15, 199615.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : LiteraryCambridge ; New YorkN $26.99Book Description This anthology makes many key eighteenth-century texts on the Sublime readily available for the first time.1970-01-07Amazon111/.85 20  1970-01-07  324Sublime, The -- History -- 18th century9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
N7307.N4A83AAsia SocietyThe art of Nepal, by Stella Kramrisch  NN[New York] Distributed by H.N. Abrams196415.0 StarsArt, Nepali -- Exhibitions[New York] Distributed by H.N. Abrams [1964]N  "An Asia House Gallery publication." "Catalogue of an exhibition selected by Dr. Stella Kramrisch and shown in the Asia House Gallery in the summer of 1964 as an activity of the Asia Society." Bibliography: p. 159.2005-05-03Library of Congress [1]709.5496  2005-05-03  159Art, Nepali -- Exhibitions(part mounted col.) 25 cm.
BS580.M6A79Assman, JanMoses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism0-674-58739-1PaperbackNNHarvard University PressOctober 1, 199824.5 StarsHistory : Africa : Egypt : General N $22.00Card catalog description To account for the complexities of the foundational event in the establishment of monotheism, Moses the Egyptian goes back to the short-lived monotheistic revolution of the Egyptian king Akhenaten (1360-1340 B.C.E.). Assmann traces the monotheism of Moses to this source, and then shows how Moses' followers denied the Egyptians any part in the origin of their beliefs and condemned them as polytheistic idolators. Thus began the cycle in which every "counter-religion," by establishing itself as truth, denounced all others as false. Assmann reconstructs this cycle as a pattern of historical abuse, and tracks its permutations from ancient sources, including the Bible, through Renaissance debates over the basis of religion to Sigmund Freud's Moses and Monotheism.2005-05-02Amazon   2005-05-02  288 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
PN56.R3Auerbach, ErichMimesis0-691-01269-5PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressMay 1, 196824.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : General N $1.50Terry Eagleton, London Review of Books It is [Auerbach's] combination of scholarly erudition and critical astuteness which is most remarkable. Review [Mimesis] offers not just an eminent reading of the Western canon, but a mighty lesson on how to write. . . . I don't think a more significant or useful book of criticism has been written in the half-century since Mimesis was published. What's more, I can't imagine that anything like it will ever be written again. . . . [In] producing such a rich, strong book on how to read, Auerbach composed a virtual manual on how to write, one I've referred back to again and again since the day, almost two decades ago, when I first happened upon it.1969-12-31Amazon   1969-12-31  576 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
BR65.A6 E5Augustine, St.Confessions (The World's Classics)0-19-281774-4PaperbackNNOxford University PressFebruary, 199214.5 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : GeneralOxford ; New YorkN $ Augustine's Confessions is arguably the first, and unequivocally the most influential, religious autobiography in the Christian tradition. Augustine (who was a hard-core hedonist before his sudden conversion) writes about faith with the reckless abandon of a lover; his descriptions of friendship are so beautiful they'll bring tears to your eyes; and his tributes to his mother, Monica, cast eternally fresh light on the unofficial authority of women in the early Church. --Michael Joseph Gross--This text refers to the Paperback edition. From Library Journal The latest volume in the series "Augustine for the Twenty-First Century," which will offer the first complete translation of all of Augustine's works into English, adds yet another vision of the Confessions to the many already available. The fourth-century bishop of Hippo in North Africa wrote this extended prayer, the first true autobiography, to confess his sins and God's goodness. It has been a standard of spiritual literature ever since. Boulding (Marked for Life, Abingdon, 1996), a Benedictine nun of Stanbrook Abbey, England, offers us a fine, smooth translation that is a pleasure to read. Hers is also the first English translation to use inclusive language. There is a complete index, which greatly enhances the usefulness of this particular volume. For all readers.?Augustine J. Curley, Newark Abbey, N.J. Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-10-08Amazon270.2/092 B 21  2005-10-08 Oxford World's Classics Series311Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo, Christian saints -- Algeria -- Hippo (Extinct, city) -- Biography, Catholic Church -- Algeria -- Hippo (Extinct, city) -- Bishops -- Biography0.8 x 4.8 x 7.5 inches
PS3551.U77 L48Auster, PaulLeviathan (Contemporary American Fiction)0-14-017813-9PaperbackNNPenguin BooksSeptember, 199314.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( A ) : Auster, Paul N $11.20From Publishers Weekly Auster ( The Music of Chance ) captivatingly renews a theme central to his acclaimed New York Trilogy and Moon Palace --that of the other, the shadow self whose parallel life somehow jumps the track and threatens the more sober protagonist. After his valued friend and fellow writer Ben Sachs blows himself up with a bomb, Peter Aaron reviews their 15-year bond--including their shared love for Ben's lovely wife--and tries to reconstruct Ben's life. A boyhood experience in the Statue of Liberty haunted Ben until his transformation following a plunge from a fire escape at a drunken Fourth of July party in Brooklyn. After this fall, Ben stopped writing and became the "Phantom of Liberty," detonating Statue of Liberty replicas as a sign to America to "mend its ways." Peter's writing, on the other hand, surges "as though I had caught fire." The novel explores the fictional act: the relation between conflicting stories and kinds of truth; the reading of an address book, a la Sophie Calle, as a fertile text jammed with mysterious characters; role-reversal as self-discovery, practiced by photographer Maria and prostitute Lillian, women friends intimately linked to Peter and Ben. Finally, Peter (and Auster) appropriates the title of Ben's abandoned novel, a title that evokes the biblical sea monster and, thanks to Hobbes, the state, implying that the novel is itself a monster genre that merges diverse humans, their nightmares and passions. 25,000 first printing; author tour. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-07Amazon  19921970-01-07  288 7.9 x 5.0 x 0.6 inches
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BL1376.B33Babb, Lawrence A.Absent Lord: Ascetics and Kings in a Jain Ritual Culture (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society ; 8)0-520-20324-0PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressAugust, 199615.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : AnthropologyBerkeley, Calif.N $24.95Book Description What does it mean to worship beings that one believes are completely indifferent to, and entirely beyond the reach of, any form of worship whatsoever? How would such a relationship with sacred beings affect the religious life of a community? Using these questions as his point of departure, Lawrence A. Babb explores the ritual culture of image-worshipping Svetambar Jains of the western Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Jainism traces its lineages back to the ninth century B.C.E. and is, along with Buddhism, the only surviving example of India's ancient non-Vedic religious traditions. It is known and celebrated for its systematic practice of non- violence and for the intense rigor of the asceticism it promotes. A unique aspect of Babb's study is his linking of the Jain tradition to the social identity of existing Jain communities. Babb concludes by showing that Jain ritual culture can be seen as a variation on pan-Indian ritual patterns. In illuminating this little-known religious tradition, he demonstrates that divine "absence" can be as rich as divine "presence" in its possibilities for informing a religious response to the cosmos.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-10-08Amazon294.4/92 20 19962005-10-08 Comparative Studies in Religion and Society Series256Jainism -- Rituals, Religious life -- Jainism9.0 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
BL1055.W33Babb, Lawrence A.Media and the Transformation of Religion in South Asia0-8122-1547-8PaperbackNNUniversity of Pennsylvania PressJuly 1, 199511.0 StarsNonfiction : Education : General N $21.95From Book News, Inc. Religion in India and neighboring countries, like all aspects of all countries, has always been undergoing change, but beginning in the 16th century, the nature of religious change itself changed with the introduction of writing, and the change in change has continued with the introduction of ever new communication technologies. Ten essays, extensively reworked from their presentation at a 1989 conference in Monterey, California, examine the impact of printed images, audio recordings, film and video. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  298 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
BL1150.B29Babb, Lawrence A.The Divine Hierarchy0-231-08387-4PaperbackNNColumbia University PressJanuary 15, 197534.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Sociology : General N $24.50 2005-03-23Amazon   2005-03-23  266 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
BL408.B173Bachelard, GastonPoetics of Space0-8070-6439-4PaperbackNNBeacon PressAugust, 198615.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : Contemporary N $ This is a deep, magical, densely captivating book about space, our homes, how we live in them, and how dwellings and space affect us; it is as much a book of philosophy as a work of serious literature. It requires careful, preferably leisurely reading, with the possibility of moments to pause and digest and re-read the words. It will change the way you look at your home and your life, providing a deeper, more insightful relationship with the spaces you occupy.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. From Publishers Weekly French phenomenologist Bachelard's classic study of the psychological affects of domestic space. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-10-04Amazon   2005-10-04  1  
ML430.7.B25Bailey, DerekImprovisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music0-306-80528-6PaperbackNNDa Capo PressSeptember, 199314.0 StarsEntertainment : Music : Musical Genres : PopularNew YorkN $10.88ABOUT THE BOOK Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music FROM THE PUBLISHER Derek Bailey's IMPROVISATION, originally published in 1980, now revised with additional interviews and photographs, deals with the nature of improvisation in all its forms--Indian music, flamenco, baroque, organ music, rock, jazz, contemporary, and "free" music. Bailey offers a clear view of the breathtaking spectrum of possibilities inherent in improvisational practice.1970-01-07Amazon781.3/6 20  1970-01-07  146Improvisation (Music), Music -- Performance -- History8.9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
R603.T5 B35 1997Baker, IanThe Tibetan Art of Healing0-8118-1897-7HardcoverNNChronicle BooksNovember 1, 199715.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Alternative Medicine : HealingSan FranciscoN $29.44Yoga World Tibetan medicine is becoming better known in the Western hemisphere, and this lavishly illustrated volume makes a great contribution to the dissemination of Tibet's medical knowledge. This work features the luminous recreations of traditional medical thanka paintings by the contemporary Nepalese master painter Romi Shrestha. The accompanying text by Ian Baker, who has studies with Hilalayan healers, yogins, and lamas, for fifteen years, unlocks the symbolism of these images for us. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2006-01-18Amazon610/.951/5 21  2006-01-18  192Medicine, Tibetan1.0 x 9.8 x 12.5 inches
PG3328.Z6 B2413Bakhtin, M. M.Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics (Theory & History of Literature)0-8166-1228-5PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressApril 198415.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralMinneapolisN $20.00Language Notes Text: English, Russian (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-04-14Amazon891.73/3 19 19841970-04-14 Theory and History of Literature Series333Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 -- Criticism and, interpretation9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
P49.B2813Bakhtin, M. M.Speech Genres and Other Late Essays (University of Texas Press Slavic Series, No 8)0-292-77560-1PaperbackNNUniversity of Texas PressDecember, 198615.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralAustinN $19.95Book Description ". . . in many ways the best of Bakhtin." --New York Times Book Review Speech Genres and Other Late Essays presents six short works from Bakhtin's Esthetics of Creative Discourse, published in Moscow in 1979. This is the last of Bakhtin's extant manuscripts published in the Soviet Union. All but one of these essays (the one on the Bildungsroman) were written in Bakhtin's later years and thus they bear the stamp of a thinker who has accumulated a huge storehouse of factual material, to which he has devoted a lifetime of analysis, reflection, and reconsideration.1969-12-31Amazon410 19  1969-12-31 University of Texas Press Slavic Series203Philology9.0 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
PN3331.B2513Bakhtin, M. M.The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays (University of Texas Press Slavic Series)0-292-71534-XPaperbackNNUniversity of Texas PressJanuary, 198315.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : Classics N $14.93Book Description "This magnificently edited and translated volume can be the beginning of a dialogue that will go beyond the monographic works of Bakhtin available in English up to now." --Edward Wasiolek, Comparative Literature These essays reveal Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975)--known in the West largely through his studies of Rabelais and Dostoevsky--as a philosopher of language, a cultural historian, and a major theoretician of the novel. The Dialogic Imagination presents, in superb English translation, four selections from Voprosy literatury i estetiki (Problems of literature and esthetics), published in Moscow in 1975. The volume also contains a lengthy introduction to Bakhtin and his thought and a glossary of terminology. Bakhtin uses the category "novel" in a highly idiosyncratic way, claiming for it vastly larger territory than has been traditionally accepted. For him, the novel is not so much a genre as it is a force, "novelness," which he discusses in "From the Prehistory of Novelistic Discourse." Two essays, "Epic and Novel" and "Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel," deal with literary history in Bakhtin's own unorthodox way. In the final essay, he discusses literature and language in general, which he sees as stratified, constantly changing systems of subgenres, dialects, and fragmented "languages" in battle with one another.1969-12-31Amazon  19811969-12-31 Slavic Series444 9.0 x 6.0 x 1.1 inches
PN98.F6 M413Bakhtin, M. M.The Formal Method in Literary Scholarship : A Critical Introduction to Sociological Poetics (The Goucher College Series)0-8018-4318-9PaperbackNNThe Johns Hopkins University PressOctober 1, 199114.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : General N $19.95Language Notes Text: English, Russian (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1969-12-31Amazon   1969-12-31 Goucher College Ser.224 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.6 inches
B105.A35 B3413Bakhtin, M. M.Toward a Philosophy of the Act (University of Texas Press Slavic, No 10)0-292-70805-XPaperbackNNUniversity of Texas PressOctober, 199314.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : SemioticsAustinN $31.50Book Description Rescued in 1972 from a storeroom in which rats and seeping water had severely damaged the fifty-year-old manuscript, this text is the earliest major work (1919-1921) of the great Russian philosopher M. M. Bakhtin. Toward a Philosophy of the Act contains the first occurrences of themes that occupied Bakhtin throughout his long career. The topics of authoring, responsibility, self and other, the moral significance of "outsideness," participatory thinking, the implications for the individual subject of having "no-alibi in existence," the difference between the world as experienced in actions and the world as represented in discourse--all are broached here in the heat of discovery. This is the "heart of the heart" of Bakhtin, the center of the dialogue between being and language, the world and mind, "the given" and "the created" that forms the core of Bakhtin's distinctive dialogism. A special feature of this work is Bakhtin's struggle with the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Put very simply, this text is an attempt to go beyond Kant's formulation of the ethical imperative. Toward a Philosophy of the Act will be important for scholars across the humanities as they grapple with the increasingly vexed relationship between aesthetics and ethics.1969-12-31Amazon128/.4 20  1969-12-31 University of Texas Press Slavic Series106Act (Philosophy), Ethics, Communication -- Moral and ethical aspects, Literature -- Philosophy8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
PQ1694.B313Bakhtin, MikhailRabelais and His World0-253-20341-4PaperbackNNIndiana University PressAugust, 198414.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : ClassicsBloomingtonN $18.95Language Notes Text: English, Russian (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-15Amazon843/.3 19 19842005-10-15  510Rabelais, FranÁois, ca, and interpretation8.2 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
HM101.P667Bal, Mieke (Editor)Practice of Cultural Analysis: Exposing Interdisciplinary Interpretation (Cultural Memory in the Present)0-8047-3067-9PaperbackNNStanford University PressJune, 199914.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalStanford, Calif.N $29.95ABOUT THE BOOK The Practice of Cultural Analysis: Exposing Interdisciplinary Interpretation (Cultural Memory in the Present Series) FROM THE PUBLISHER This volume presents an interdisciplinary approach to humanistic scholarship, one that can be situated somewhere between cultural studies and cultural history while being more specific than either. Cultural analysis as a critical practice is based on a keen awareness of the critic's situatedness in the present - the social and cultural present from which we look, and look back, at objects that are already of the past, objects that we take to define our present culture. Thus it can be summarized by the phrase "cultural memory in the present." Far from being indifferent to history, cultural analysis is devoted to understanding the past as part of the present, as what we have around us. The essays gathered here represent the current state of an emerging field of inquiry. At the same time, they suggest to the larger academic world what cultural analysis can and should do, or be, as an interdisciplinary practice. The challenge for this volume is to counter the common assumption that interdisciplinarity makes the object of inquiry vague and the methodology muddled. In meeting that challenge, it offers close textual and visual readings of subjects ranging from Vermeer to abstract expressionism, from the Book of Rutl to Djuna Barnes's Nightwood, from the history of cinema to popular culture in Zaire. FROM THE CRITICS Booknews Bal (literary theory, U. of Amsterdam) presents a collection of essays which address issues at the core of cultural analysis: the relationship between past and present in cultural memory; close reading as a critical method; and methodological and philosophical reflection. Contributors offer textual and visual readings of subjects ranging from Vermeer to abstract expressionism, from the Book of Ruth to Djuna Barnes' , from the history of cinema to popular culture in Zaire. The index is primarily one of names. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( 21  2005-10-08 Cultural Memory in the Present Series392Culture, History, Memory9.0 x 6.0 x 0.9 inches
DK510.32 .R87Balzer, Marjorie Mandelstam (Editor)Russian Traditional Culture: Religion, Gender, and Customary Law1-56324-040-8PaperbackNNM.E. SharpeJuly 199215.0 StarsHistory : Asia : JapanArmonk, N.Y.N $32.95ABOUT THE BOOK Russian Traditional Culture: Religion, Gender, and Customary Law1970-04-14Amazon947 20 19921970-04-14  310Russia (Federation) -- Social life and customs, Ethnology -- Russia (Federation), Folklore -- Russia (Federation), Russians -- Intellectual life, Russians -- Folklore9.0 x 6.0 x 1.1 inches
PN1993.5.18 M46Banker, AshokBollywood: The Pocket Essential (Pocket Essentials1-903047-45-5PaperbackNNTrafalgar Square PublishingNovember 1, 200113.0 StarsEntertainment : Movies : General N $4.98PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "[These] miniature...guides are packed to the margins with important facts and enlightening commentary."2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  96 0.5 x 4.2 x 7.0 inches
GN347.B37Barbash, IlisaCross-Cultural Filmmaking: A Handbook for Making Documentary and Ethnographic Films and Videos0-520-08760-7PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressNovember 1, 199714.0 StarsEntertainment : Movies : Amateur Production N $34.95 2005-05-03Amazon   2005-05-03  555 9.3 x 6.2 x 1.3 inches
B188Barnes, JonathanEarly Greek Philosophy (Penguin Classic)0-14-044461-0PaperbackNNPenguin BooksJuly, 198714.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : ClassicsHarmondsworthN $0.68Book Description This anthology presents the early sages of Western philosophy and science who paved the way for Plato and Aristotle and their successors. Democritus's atomic theory of matter, Zeno's dazzling "proofs" that motion is impossible, Pythagorean insights into mathematics, Heraclitus's haunting and enigmatic epigrams-all form part of a revolution in human thought that relied on reasoning, forged the first scientific vocabulary, and laid the foundations of Western philosophy. Jonathan Barnes has painstakingly brought together the surviving Presocratic fragments in their original contexts, utilizing the latest research and a newly discovered major papyrus of Empedocles.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-21Amazon182 19  1970-01-21 Penguin Classics Series318Philosophy, Ancient7.8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
PR6052.A6657 F56Barnes, JulianFlaubert's Parrot (Vintage International)0-679-73136-9PaperbackNNVintageNovember 27, 199014.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( B ) : Barnes, JulianNew YorkN $ Just what sort of book is Flaubert's Parrot, anyway? A literary biography of 19th-century French novelist, radical, and intellectual impresario Gustave Flaubert? A meditation on the uses and misuses of language? A novel of obsession, denial, irritation, and underhanded connivery? A thriller complete with disguises, sleuthing, mysterious meetings, and unknowing targets? An extended essay on the nature of fiction itself? On the surface, at first, Julian Barnes's book is the tale of an elderly English doctor's search for some intriguing details of Flaubert's life. Geoffrey Braithwaite seems to be involved in an attempt to establish whether a particularly fine, lovely, and ancient stuffed parrot is in fact one originally "borrowed by G. Flaubert from the Museum of Rouen and placed on his worktable during the writing of Un coeur simple, where it is called Loulou, the parrot of Felicitť, the principal character of the tale." What begins as a droll and intriguing excursion into the minutiae of Flaubert's life and intellect, along with an attempt to solve the small puzzle of the parrot--or rather parrots, for there are two competing for the title of Gustave's avian confrere--soon devolves into something obscure and worrisome, the exploration of an arcane Braithwaite obsession that is perhaps even pathological. The first hint we have that all is not as it seems comes almost halfway into the book, when after a humorously cantankerous account of the inadequacies of literary critics, Braithwaite closes a chapter by saying, "Now do you understand why I hate critics? I could try and describe to you the expression in my eyes at this moment; but they are far too discoloured with rage." And from that point, things just get more and more curious, until they end in the most unexpected bang. One passage perhaps best describes the overall effect of this extraordinary story: "You can define a net in one of two ways, depending on your point of view. Normally, you would say that it is a meshed instrument designed to catch fish. But you could, with no great injury to logic, reverse the image and define the net as a jocular lexicographer once did: he called it a collection of holes tied together with string." Julian Barnes demonstrates that it is possible to catch quite an interesting fish no matter how you define the net. --Andrew Himes From AudioFile This clever treatise on Flaubert would be easier to read than to listen to. Despite the lively voice of the British narrator, the text is too dense to understand without close study. The quotations are especially hard to follow. It's often difficult to tell whether the words are those of Flaubert or the author or another critic entirely. Perhaps Crawford Logan's charming rendition of the author's wit and wisdom could be enjoyed by dedicated Flaubert scholars in search of an etymological treat. J.C. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.1970-01-14Amazon823/.914 20 19901970-01-14 Vintage International Series192Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880 -- Appreciation --, Fiction, Literary historians -- Fiction, Biographers -- Fiction, France -- Fiction8.0 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
 Barracca, DebraThe Adventures of Taxi Dog (Picture Puffins)0-14-056665-1PaperbackNNPuffinApril 24, 200015.0 StarsChildren's Books : Animals : Dogs : Fiction N $5.99From Publishers Weekly "My name is Maxi, / I ride in a taxi / Around New York City all day." This rhythmic beginning sets the tone for the beguiling tale of a former stray dog. Jim, a taxi driver, finds Maxi in a park, takes him home and feeds him and, from then on, takes his new friend with him to work every day. Maxi loves the sights, the sounds and even the occasional emergencies--but most of all he loves Jim, who saved him from the streets. Jim is surprised when he begins receiving big tips, but readers--and this canny canine--know the reason why. The Barraccas' narrative so perfectly echoes Maxi's jaunty attitude that children might suppose that being a New York taxi dog is the best job in the world. Buehner's black, yellow and white borders that surround the text cleverly suggest Checker cabs, and his use of dark, intense colors suggest a New York that is both familiar and funny. For dog fanciers, taxi riders and lovers of fine picture books, this is a sheer delight. Ages 4-8. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From School Library Journal K - Grade 2 --A stray dog's outlook takes a quick turn for the better when Jim, a New York City taxi driver, offers him a name, friendship, and a place in the front seat. Maxi describes with infectious doggy delight the satisfactions of life on wheels: the unusual fares, the pleasure of both helping and entertaining people in a hurry, and of wearily dropping the cab off at the garage after a long day. Buehner uses an oil-over-acrylic technique that gives each scene a subtle, lively play of light and color. The figures have a rounded solidity reminiscent of Van Allsburg's work, and are seen from a dog's/bird's-eye view, or some other unusual angle, against busy, idealized (the cabs are all in perfect condition) cityscapes. Background detail and byplay (including a small cat that seems to follow the cab around) will keep young readers glued to the illustrations. Alas, the engaging story idea (based on a real encounter) and brilliant pictures are chained to a singsong text in verse that combines pedestrian language with tediously long sentences, some of which exist only to make a rhyme . "Jim said, 'Your name's Maxi, / You'll ride in my taxi, /We'll ride all over the town. / We'll go riding uptown and down."' Flawed but appealing. --John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-04-16Amazon   1970-04-16  32 8.0 x 10.8 x 0.2 inches
PN81.B367Barry, PeterBeginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory0-7190-4326-3PaperbackNNManchester University PressAugust, 199514.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralManchester [England] ; New YorkN $8.90Book Description In this second edition of Beginning Theory, the variety of approaches, theorists, and technical language is lucidly and expertly unraveled and explained, and allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles have been grasped. Expanded and updated from the original edition first published in 1995, Peter Barry has incorporated all of the recent developments in literary theory, adding two new chapters covering the emergent Eco-criticism and the re-emerging Narratology.2005-10-15Amazon801/.95 20  2005-10-15  239Criticism7.8 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
PN37.B29Barthes, RolandImage-Music-Text0-374-52136-0PaperbackNNHill and WangJuly 1, 197815.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : General N $ Roland Barthes, the French critic and semiotician, was one of the most important critics and essayists of this century. His work continues to influence contemporary literary theory and cultural studies. Image-Music-Text collects Barthes's best writings on photography and the cinema, as well as fascinating articles on the relationship between images and sound. Two of Barthes's most important essays, "Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative" and "The Death of the Author" are also included in this fine anthology, an excellent introduction to his thought.2005-10-15Amazon   2005-10-15  220 8.0 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
PQ2603.A81A16Barthes, RolandMythologies0-374-52150-6PaperbackNNHill and WangJanuary 1, 19723 Literature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : Semiotics N $9.00Book Description "[Mythologies] illustrates the beautiful generosity of Barthes's progressive interest in the meaning (his word is signification) of practically everything around him, not only the books and paintings of high art, but also the slogans, trivia, toys, food, and popular rituals (cruises, striptease, eating, wrestling matches) of contemporary life . . . For Barthes, words and objects have in common the organized capacity to say something; at the same time, since they are signs, words and objects have the bad faith always to appear natural to their consumer, as if what they say is eternal, true, necessary, instead of arbitrary, made, contingent. Mythologies finds Barthes revealing the fashioned systems of ideas that make it possible, for example, for 'Einstein's brain' to stand for, be the myth of, 'a genius so lacking in magic that one speaks about his thought as a functional labor analogous to the mechanical making of sausages.' Each of the little essays in this book wrenches a definition out of a common but constructed object, making the object speak its hidden, but ever-so-present, reservoir of manufactured sense."--Edward W. Said2005-04-30Amazon   2005-04-30  159 8.0 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
P99.B313Barthes, RolandS/Z: An Essay0-374-52167-0PaperbackNNHill and WangJanuary 1, 197514.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : Semiotics N $10.20Review "Language was both a luxury and a discipline for Barthes. He pursued a subject through language until he cornered it, until its disguise fell away and it was revealed in a kind of epiphany. In his own way, he cleaned the face of Paris more thoroughly than Andre Malraux did when he ordered its buildings washed down to their original colors and arranged for lights to be played upon them. Musing on the kind of painting done by someone like Ingres, Barthes says that 'painters have left movement the amplified sign of the unstable . . . the solemn shudder of a pose impossible to fix in time . . . the motionless overvaluation of the ineffable.' This might also serve as his definition of classical French prose, and in order to escape its encroachment, Barthes prodded, squeezed and sniffed at language, like a great chef buying fruits and vegetables. He munched distinctions. His sentence rhythms were those of a man who talks with his hands."--Anatole Broyard2005-10-15Amazon   2005-10-15  271 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
HQ1206.B275Bartky, Sandra LeeFemininity and Domination: Studies in the Phenomenology of Oppression (Thinking Gender)0-415-90186-3PaperbackNNRoutledgeJanuary, 199113.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralNew YorkN $24.95From Publishers Weekly In seven lucid, incisive essays written over a 15-year period, Bartky confronts some of the ways in which women can be disempowered by the society they nonetheless support. With uncompromising logic, she shows how feminism can be integrated into philosophy. "On Psychological Oppression" explores the reality of such oppression and the resulting alienation of the oppressed, and the similarities between the effects of sexism and those of racism and colonialism. "Feeding Egos and Tending Wounds" maintains that traditional heterosexual relationships keep women subservient through unequal exchange of women's emotional support for men's economic support. Women's acquiescence to their own sexual objectification and the inevitable failure of their efforts to match mass-marketed standards of beauty is discussed in terms of Marx's concept of alienation in "Narcissism, Femininity, and Alienation." Other pieces consider the complexities of "politically correct sexuality" and how Michel Foucault's perspectives can be brought into feminist dialogue. Bartky teaches philosophy at the University of Illinois. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Book Description Bartky draws on the experience of daily life to unmask the many disguises by which intimations of inferiority are visited upon women. She critiques both the male bias of current theory and the debilitating dominion held by notions of "proper femininity" over women and their bodies in patriarchal culture.1969-12-31Amazon305.42 20  1969-12-31 Thinking Gender Series141Women -- Psychology, Femininity, Sex role, Patriarchy, Feminism9.0 x 6.0 x 0.3 inches
B945.J24 B37Barzun, JacquesA Stroll With William James0-226-03866-1PaperbackNNUniversity of Chicago PressNovember, 198415.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralChicagoN $4.45ABOUT THE BOOK Stroll with William James1970-01-21Amazon191 19 19831970-01-21  344James, William, 1842-191024 cm.
BL1243.78.S72 D6Bastin, RohanThe Domain of Constant Excess: Plural Worship at the Munnesvaram Temples in Sri Lanka1-57181-252-0HardcoverNNBerghahn BooksDecember 1, 200213.5 StarsHistory : Asia : Sri Lanka N $69.95 2005-04-25Amazon   2005-04-25  325 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
BL48.B3713Bataille, GeorgesTheory of Religion0-942299-08-6HardcoverNNZone BooksJanuary 20, 198914.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralNew YorkN $30.00Book Description Theory of Religion brings to philosophy what Bataille's earlier book, The Accursed Share, brought to anthropology and history; namely, an analysis based on notions of excess and expenditure. Bataille brilliantly defines religion as so many different attempts to respond to the universe's relentless generosity. Framed within his original theory of generalized economics and based on his masterly reading of archaic religious activity, Theory of Religion constitutes, along with The Accursed Share, the most important articulation of Bataille's work. Georges Bataille (1897-1962), founder of the French review Critique, wrote fiction and essays on a wide range of topics. His books in English translation include Story of the Eye, Blue of Noon, Literature and Evil, Manet and Erotism. Robert Hurley is the translator of The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault and cotranslator of Anti Oedipus by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. Distributed for Zone Books. Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)2005-09-25Amazon200/.1 19 19892005-09-25  128Religion9.3 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
PQ2603.A695 A27Bataille, GeorgesVisions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 (Theory and History of Literature, Vol 14)0-8166-1283-8PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressJune, 198515.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Essays : GeneralMinneapolisN $18.95Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-10-15Amazon844/.912 19 19852005-10-15 Theory and History of Literature Series271Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962 -- Translations into, English9.0 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
B72.B37Bateson, GregoryAngels Fear: Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred0-02-507670-1HardcoverNNMacmillan Pub CoMay, 198715.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralNew YorkN $8.50From Library Journal Bateson was working on this book when he died in 1980 but was nowhere near completing it; his daughter added chapters and other material that she is careful to identify as her own. Those looking for a neat, logical chain of argument will not find it here. Bateson combines ideas from a wide range of sourcescybernetics, communication theory, Jungian psychology, biology, philosophy, evolution theory, ethics, an attempt to bridge the gap between mind and matter, to present a unified view of nature and man. The discussion is suggestive but lacking in focus. Bateson's fans will love this; others may feel confirmed in their belief that his most important contribution lies elsewherein his theory of the "double bind." Leon H. Brody, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Lib., Washington, D.C. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.1970-01-07Amazon100 19 19871970-01-07  224Philosophy, Anthropology, Knowledge, Theory of, Religion24 cm.
DU740Bateson, GregoryNaven0-8047-0520-8PaperbackNNStanford University PressJune, 195814.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : Cultural N $15.72ABOUT THE BOOK Naven: A Survey of the Problems Suggested by a Composite Picture of the Culture of a New Guinea Tribe Drawn from Three Points of View1970-01-07Amazon  19581970-01-07  312 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
PN3365Baty, ChrisNo Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days0-8118-4505-2PaperbackNNChronicle BooksSeptember 30, 200414.5 StarsReference : GeneralSan FranciscoN $10.17Book Description Chris Baty, motivator extraordinaire and instigator of a wildly successful writing revolution, spells out the secrets of writing -- and finishing -- a novel. Every fall, thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which Baty founded, determined to (a) write that novel or (b) finish that novel in -- kid you not -- 30 days. Now Baty puts pen to paper himself to share the secrets of success. With week-specific overviews, pep "talks," and essential survival tips for today's word warriors, this results-oriented, quick-fix strategy is perfect for people who want to nurture their inner artist and then hit print! Anecdotes and success stories from NaNoWriMo winners will inspire writers from the heralding you-can-do-it trumpet blasts of day one to the champagne toasts of day thirty. Whether it's a resource for those taking part in the official NaNo WriMo event, or a stand-alone handbook for writing to come, No Plot? No Problem! is the ultimate guide for would-be writers (or those with writer's block) to cultivate their creative selves.1970-01-21Amazon808.3 22 20041970-01-21  176Fiction -- Authorship7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
HB801.B38Baudrillard, JeanFor a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign0-914386-24-7PaperbackNNTelos Press, LimitedJune, 198113.0 StarsBusiness & Investing : GeneralSt. Louis, MO.N $64.99Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: French--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-10-08Amazon  19812005-10-08  214Consumption (Economics)0.5 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches
HB97.5.B343Baudrillard, JeanMirror of Production0-914386-06-9PaperbackNNTelos Press, LimitedJune, 197514.5 StarsBusiness & Investing : General N $12.89ABOUT THE BOOK Mirror of Production2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  167 0.5 x 4.2 x 7.2 inches
BD336.B38 1983Baudrillard, JeanSimulations (Foreign Agents)0-936756-02-0PaperbackNNSemiotextJanuary 1, 198315.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Classics : GreekNew York City, N.Y., U.S.A.N $11.95Book Description one of postmod's founding texts, tr various hands Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: French1970-01-21Amazon  19831970-01-21 Foreign Agents Series169Resemblance (Philosophy), Reality7.1 x 4.6 x 0.4 inches
HM291.B34Baudrillard, JeanSymbolic Exchange and Death (Theory, Culture and Society Series)0-8039-8399-9PaperbackNNSAGE PublicationsDecember 7, 199315.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralLondon ; Thousand OaksN $44.95Book Description Jean Baudrillard is one of the most celebrated and controversial of contemporary social theorists. Translated into English for the first time, this remarkable volume examines the full extent of his critical appraisal of social theories including traditional Marxism, cybernetics, ethnography, psychoanalysis, and feminist thought. In particular, it offers the most complete elaboration of Baudrillard's concept of the simulacrum and his reorientation of social theory toward the issues of fashion, the body, and death. Symbolic Exchange and Death, originally published in France in 1976, is a recognized classic and one of the most important sources for the redefinition of contemporary social thought. "Just when everyone is bored with Baudrillard, the academic establishment finally gets it together to translate the po-mo prophet's most important book. First published in 1976, this has appeared piecemeal in various guerrilla translations and already had its cultural effect. It's just a relief to get the full SP on the semiology of the death drive." -- I-D "This is easily Jean Baudrillard's most important work. It is a key intervention in the debates on modernity and postmodernity and the site of his postmodern turn. Anyone who wants to understand the complexity and provocativeness of Baudrillard's richest period must read this book." --Douglas Kellner, University of Texas at Austin2005-10-08Amazon301/.01 20  2005-10-08 Theory, Culture and Society Series272Social psychology, Value, Death, Symbolism (Psychology)9.3 x 6.4 x 0.6 inches
BX7748.L3 B38Bauman, RichardLet your Words be Few (Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture)0-521-27514-8PaperbackNNCambridge University PressJanuary 27, 198415.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : GeneralCambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New YorkN $1.50ABOUT THE BOOK Let Your Words Be Few: Symbolism of Speaking and Silence among Seventeenth Century Quakers2005-10-08Amazon289.6 19  2005-10-08 Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate C176Language and languages -- Religious aspects --, Society of Friends -- History -- 17th century, Pastoral theology -- Society of Friends, Society of Friends -- Doctrines, Silence -- Religious aspects -- Society of, Friends -- History -- 17th century24 cm.
P35Bauman, RichardVerbal Art As Performance0-88133-048-5PaperbackNNWaveland PressJanuary, 198414.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : Cultural N $13.95Book Description This highly insightful and stimulating collection of relevant studies on verbal performance (artistic action and event), seen from the point of view of sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, folklore studies and semiotics, represents a clear assembly of perspective and methodology. The initial essay is succinct and suggestive, and the scope of the theory is exemplified by four supplementary essays. The book provides readers of folklore, anthropology, linguistics, or any field interested in performance and its verbal dimensions with excellent background material for a contrastive approach to narrative, ritual, and ceremonial forms of verbal behavior in different sociocultural settings.2005-11-20Amazon   2005-11-20  150 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
B2773.E5 B4 1993Beck, Lewis WhiteCritque of Practical Reason (3rd Edition)0-02-307753-0PaperbackNNPrentice HallNovember 30, 199214.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : GeneralNew YorkN $14.67Book Description A new edition of a seminal text in the history of moral philosophy.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: German1970-01-21Amazon170 20 19931970-01-21 Library of Liberal Arts208Ethics, Practical reason8.1 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
B802Becker, CarlThe Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers (The Storrs Lectures Series)0-300-00017-0PaperbackNNYale University PressSeptember 10, 195914.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralNew HavenN $0.01Book Description Here a distinguished American historian challenges the belief that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper. In crystalline prose Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that these philosophers "demolished the Heavenly City of St. Augustine only to rebuild it with more up-to-date materials." In a new foreword, Johnson Kent Wright looks at the book's continuing relevance within the context of current discussion about the Enlightenment.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. From the Back Cover "Will remain a classic-a beautifully finished literary product."-Charles A. Beard, American Historical Review; "The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers remains one of the most distinctive American contributions to the historical literature on the Enlightenment. . . . [It] is likely to beguile and provoke readers for a long time to come."-Johnson Kent Wright, from the foreword--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-07Amazon190/.9/033 20 19911970-01-07 The Storrs Lectures Series192Philosophy, Modern -- 18th century, Philosophy and religion -- History -- 18th, century, History -- Philosophy -- History -- 18th, century8.0 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
NX180.A77 S83Becker, Carol (Editor)The Subversive Imagination: Artists, Society, and Social Responsibility0-415-90592-3PaperbackNNRoutledgeFebruary, 199414.0 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Art History : CriticismNew YorkN $30.00From Publishers Weekly Debate about how artists express political content in their work "has been disappointingly constrained" in America, according to Becker in her introduction to this collection of essays by intellectuals and artists from a number of different nationalities and perspectives. Highlights of part one, "Personal Responsibility and Political Contingencies," include Page Dubois's discussion of autonomous art (as opposed to political art) as a relatively new idea and Kathy Acker's brassy parable of a post-modern writer struggling with her loss of belief in the possibility of "art in this culture." Part two, "Decolonizing the Imagination," features Becker's own prescription to read Marcuse as a "stronghold against the nihilism and denigration that at times threaten to engulf" our current sensibility; and Michael Eric Dyson's consideration of the "new black cinema" and its potential for effecting social change. The book ends in a section titled "Theorizing the Future," in which Henry Giroux's discussion of the false image of progressiveness in Benetton ads and B. Ruby Rich's first-person meditation on how the "old models for political engagement in art are not working" project views of an art world to come. While much of the language here is academic ("Rap developed as a relatively independent expression of black male artistic rebellion against the black bourgeois Weltanschauung "), the overall subject matter extends well beyond academe to post-revolutionary Czechoslovakia, an activist's prison life and struggling artists in Mexico City. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-11-20Amazon700/.1/03 20  2005-11-20  258Artists and community, Artists -- Psychology9.0 x 6.0 x 0.9 inches
JC251.H5372 B43Becker, Theodore L.Live This Book: Abbie Hoffman's Philosophy for a Free and Green America0-9622683-9-9PaperbackNNNoble PrJuly, 199115.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : GeneralChicagoN $4.05ABOUT THE BOOK Live This Book: Abbie Hoffman's Philosophy for a Free and Green America1970-01-21Amazon320.5/3/092 20 19911970-01-21  117Hoffman, Abbie0.5 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
N5970 .B4Beckwith, JohnEarly medieval art  NNPraeger196415.0 StarsArt, Medieval -- HistoryNew YorkN  Bibliography: p. 264-265.1970-04-16Library of Congress [1]709/.02/1 19  1970-04-16 Praeger world of art series270Art, Medieval -- History(part col.) map, plans. 22 cm.
NX165.B35Belgrad, DanielThe Culture of Spontaneity : Improvisation and the Arts in Postwar America0-226-04190-5PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressOctober 1, 199915.0 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Art History : General N $19.00From The Boston Review "Smart went crazy," Allen Ginsberg wrote in 1949. Detractors were eager to agree that the "culture of spontaneity" was a blind for neurotic misfits: the nihilist paint-dribbler, the nodding soloist, the sensation-addled writer who had "lost his eraser." Daniel Belgrad shows that for young artists coming out of the industrial indoctrination of the War, or spit from its corporatized propaganda offices, the political was not only personal but physical. (Trumpeter Tony Frusella knew what he was talking about when he quit Charlie Barnet's big band, calling it "just like the army.") Having unearthed the institutional, intellectual, and personal linkages of the period that earn his book its broad title, Belgrad has gone on to write a compelling narrative, putting living flesh on shorthand intuitions that connect North Beach to Black Mountain College, Fenollosa to Pollock, Jackson Lears's No Place of Grace to Todd Gitlin's The Sixties. While film and photography would seem to deserve a chapter more than ceramics does (Robert Frank, amazingly, goes unmentioned), the latter's inclusion suggests an acute historical eye at work, finding the keynotes of an era in activities from which the vain gaze of the present has silently shifted. Copyright © 1996, Boston Review. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07  351 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
PG3325.B73Belknap, RobertStructure of the Brothers Karamazov0-8101-0812-7HardcoverNNNorthwestern University PressJune 1, 19891 Literature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : General N $17.00ABOUT THE BOOK The Structure of the Brothers Karamazov1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07  114 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
BL600.B46Bell, Catherine M.Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice0-19-506923-4HardcoverNNOxford University PressJanuary 199213.0 StarsReligion & Bibles : Ritual & PracticesNew YorkN N/AABOUT THE BOOK Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice2005-10-04Barnes & Noble291.3/8 20  2005-10-04  288Ritual, Anthropology -- Methodology21 cm.
BL600.B47Bell, Catherine M.Ritual: Perspectives and Dimensions0-19-511052-8PaperbackNNOxford University PressOctober, 199724.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : GeneralNew YorkN $24.95Book Description From handshakes and toasts to chant and genuflection, ritual pervades our social interactions and religious practices. Still, few of us could identify all of our daily and festal ritual behaviors, much less explain them to an outsider. Similarly, because of the variety of activities that qualify as ritual and their many contradictory yet, in many ways, equally legitimate interpretations, ritual seems to elude any systematic historical and comparative scrutiny. In this book, Catherine Bell offers a practical introduction to ritual practice and its study; she surveys the most influential theories of religion and ritual, the major categories of ritual activity, and the key debates that have shaped our understanding of ritualism. Bell refuses to nail down ritual with any one definition or understanding. Instead, her purpose is to reveal how definitions emerge and evolve and to help us become more familiar with the interplay of tradition, exigency, and self- expression that goes into constructing this complex social medium.2005-10-08Amazon291.3/8 20 19972005-10-08  368Ritual, Religion9.2 x 6.1 x 1.0 inches
BL60.B37 1991Bellah, Robert N.Beyond Belief: Essays on Religion in a Post-Traditional World0-520-07394-0PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressJuly, 199115.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalBerkeleyN $21.95Andrew M. Greeley, American Journal of Sociology "Anyone who is at all interested in the sociology of religion will want to own a copy of Beyond Belief if only to have access to 'Religious Evolution,' 'Civil Religion in America,' 'Transcendance in Contemporary Piety,' and 'Between Religion and Social Science.' . . . Most sociologists would not be brave enough to reveal the connection between their own deepest personal fears and longings of their professional work, and maybe most of us should not do so. But Bellah carries it off superbly. . . . His introduction notably improves the usefulness of the rest of the book, both as sociology of religion and as a record of the religion of a sociologist." John J. Mawhinney, Journal of Ecumenical Studies "[Beyond Belief] excellently illustrates the trends, methods and contributions which are being made today to the academic study of religion. It merits the careful attention of all who are seriously concerned about religion in contemporary society."1970-01-21Amazon306.6 20  1970-01-21  320Religion and sociology, Religion and culture8.2 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
PZ3.B8647 PeBely, AndreiPetersburg0-253-20219-1PaperbackNNIndiana University PressMarch, 197914.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : Contemporary N $19.95Language Notes Text: English, Russian (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-11-20Amazon  19792005-11-20  384 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.0 inches
PG3453.B84Bely, AndreySolntse: izbrannye stikhotvoreniia5080009136HardcoverNN"Detskaia literatura"19921  MoscowN $10.00 2006-01-16   1991   0  
BF531.B43Ben-Ze'ev, AaronThe Subtlety of Emotions (Bradford Books)0-262-02463-2HardcoverNNThe MIT PressFebruary 25, 200015.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Mental Health : EmotionsCambridge, Mass.N $20.00From Library Journal Committed to the idea that scientific scrutiny can clarify common human experiences, Ben-Ze'ev, codirector of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Emotions at the University of Haifa, Israel, demystifies highly charged emotions like love, pride, fear, and disgust. The first section of this book focuses on the development of a general framework for understanding emotions, defined as adaptations to highly significant life changes. It presents a smorgasbord of ideas and testable hypotheses, followed by a virtual catalog of emotions that are analyzed according to the established framework. These chapters provide insights into diverse emotional quandaries like extramarital affairs, the reality of love at first sight, and the difference between jealousy and envy. Amusing aphorisms are sprinkled throughout the text. Interdisciplinary in scope, it evinces strong scholarship and coherent analysis. For those who like intellectual puzzles, this could be a very satisfying book covering a rapidly growing field, but it should have had tighter editing. Recommended for academic social science and philosophy collections. -Antoinette Brinkman, Southwest Indiana Mental Health Ctr. Lib., Evansville Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Jonathan Ree, Los Angeles Times "all of us will be able to savor the brackish pleasure of finding ourselves pictured within."1970-04-16Amazon152.4 21 20001970-04-16 Bradford Book Series629Emotions, Affect (Psychology), Mood (Psychology)9.3 x 7.4 x 1.6 inches
HQ1190.S7813Benhabib, SeylaFeminist Contentions: A Philosophical Exchange (Thinking Gender)0-415-91086-2PaperbackNNRoutledgeFebruary, 199512.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralNew YorkN $27.95Book Description This unique volume presents a debate between four of the top feminist theorists in the US today, discussing the key questions facing contemporary feminist theory, responding to each other, and distinguishing their views from others.2005-10-08Amazon305.42/01 20 19952005-10-08 Thinking Gender Series160Feminist theory, Postmodernism -- Social aspects8.9 x 6.0 x 0.5 inches
PN37.B4413BENJAMIN, WALTERIlluminations0-8052-0241-2PaperbackNNSchockenJanuary 13, 19691 Biographies & Memoirs : General N $10.20Book Description Studies on contemporary art and culture by one of the most original, critical and analytical minds of this century. Language Notes Text: English, German (translation)2005-04-30Amazon   2005-04-30  288 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
PT2603.E455 A26Benjamin, WalterReflections0-8052-0802-XPaperbackNNSchockenMarch 12, 198614.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : GeneralNew YorkN $10.88From Publishers Weekly An extraordinary collection of writings of a major modern thinker and cultural critic, this is a companion volume to Illuminations, edited by Hannah Arendt. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, recounts Berlin in the '20s, recalls conversations with Brecht, provides travelogues of various cities, including Moscow under Stalin. PW called this "haunting, brilliant, modern." Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review "There has been no more original, no more serious critic and reader in our time." --George Steiner "Benjamin is a legitimate ancestor of much that for the moment is most alive in criticism." --The Nation "This book is just that: reflections of a highly polished mind that uncannily approximate the century's fragments of shattered traditions." - Time2005-10-15Amazon834/.912 19 c1972005-10-15  400 8.1 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
PT2603.E455 P335Benjamin, WalterThe Arcades Project (Belknap)0-674-04326-XHardcoverNNBelknap PressDecember 10, 199914.5 StarsHistory : Europe : France : GeneralCambridge, Mass.N $ You could spend years trying to read Walter Benjamin's The Arcades Project--after all, he spent much of the last 13 years of his life doing the research. When he committed suicide in 1940, he destroyed his copy of the manuscript, and so for decades the work was believed lost. But another copy turned up, and Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin have translated it into English. It is a complex, fragmentary work--more a series of notes for a book than a book itself--which probes the culture of the Paris arcades (a cross between covered streets and shopping malls) of the mid-19th century and the flaneur ("the man who walks long and aimlessly through the streets" in an "anamnestic intoxication [that] ... feeds on the sensory data taking shape before his eyes but often possesses itself of abstract knowledge--indeed, of dead facts--as something experienced and lived through"). The Arcades Project is, frankly, so dense a work that one hardly has enough time to glimpse fleetingly at its sections--over 100 pages of notes on Baudelaire alone!--before mentioning it to you, though one certainly looks forward to the opportunity to peruse it at leisure. From Publishers Weekly Because he was Jewish and a Marxist in Nazi Germany, history was against the great literary and cultural critic Walter Benjamin (1892-1940). His writings were left scattered in ephemeral publications, went unpublished or were simply left unfinished when, in 1940, the critic committed suicide because he believed that the Gestapo was about to seize him. In Germany, his works have been compiled and scrupulously edited, and now, at last, American readers too have access to his final, great unfinished work in an edition that is both well translated and helpfully annotated by the editor of the German edition, Rolf Tiedemann. In 1927, Benjamin began taking notes for a book that would critique the cultural, public, artistic and commercial life of Paris, a city Benjamin thought of as the "capital of the nineteenth century." The arcades of the title are the city's glass-covered shopping malls dating from that era. This edition is comprised of the fastidious notes he made for this never-completed study. Essentially, Benjamin was planning to write a prehistory of the 20th century. The lively arcades--colorful scenes of public mixing, modern shopping and quotidian activities of all sorts--figure as a focusing device. His ambition was to integrate a picture including advertising, architecture, department store shopping, fashion, prostitution, city planning, literature, bourgeois luxuries, slums, public transit, photography and much more. His perspective is largely Marxist, but not in any conventional or dogmatic sense. Benjamin's chief virtue is an uncanny originality of vision and insight that transcends the constraints of ideology. (Dec.) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.2005-10-15Amazon944/.361081 21  2005-10-15  1088 10.3 x 7.0 x 2.3 inches
PT2603.E455 A26Benjamin, WalterWalter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Vol. 3, 1935-19380-674-00896-0HardcoverNNBelknap PressNovember, 200214.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralCambridge, Mass.N $25.17From Publishers Weekly Over the past few years, Harvard's systematic presentation of the work of German cultural critic Benjamin (1892-1940) has proved a revelation, including the first English translation of many minor texts that show him pioneering the denkbild (or prose "thought figure") that structures swaths of his work and, most wonderfully, the uncategorizable riches of The Arcades Project. This third of four planned volumes from MIT lecturer in literature Eiland and Jennings, professor of German at Princeton, offers two major texts that are new to English (translated from the German by various hands), as well as a fascinating re-translation of one of the cornerstones of Benjamin's reputation, here rendered as the essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility." The editors present the so-called "second version" of the essay, while the "third version" will appear in volume four; it's difficult to say at this point which will become the standard on campus for this oft-assigned text. But the real revelation is "Berlin Childhood around 1900," appearing for the first time in English, giving a window into the sophisticated phenomenological world of the young Benjamin as recalled by the older exile (and enhanced by several of the 12 halftones here). The piece takes its place alongside One-Way Street (volume one) and "A Berlin Chronicle" (volume two) as a major, short monograph-like work, though the two versions included here are somewhat confusingly presented. Other pieces will be familiar ("Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century"; "Brecht's Threepenny Novel"), but "German Men and Women," another short book in itself, won't be: this series of 27 letters dating from 1783 to 1883, selected and edited by Benjamin and published by the Frankfurter Zeitung in 1931-1932 (and as a book with introductory pieces by Benjamin in 1936), will be fascinating to anyone interested in Romantic literature and culture. In short, this is another splendid volume that will leave aficionados on campus and off awaiting the final installment. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.2005-10-15Amazon838/.91209 20  2005-10-15  480 9.4 x 6.6 x 1.2 inches
PT2603.E455 A26Benjamin, WalterWalter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Vol. 4, 1938-19400-674-01076-0HardcoverNNBelknap PressMay, 200315.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Essays : GeneralCambridge, Mass.N $25.17From Publishers Weekly The appearance of this volume marks the completion of a grand project, bringing a fully representative set of texts by German critic Benjamin (1892-1940) into English; volume 4 joins the first three installments along with The Arcades Project, Benjamin's massive set of meditations on 19th-century Paris. While this volume has fewer surprises than earlier sets, it does include the third and final version of "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility"; the previously untranslated "Germans of 1789"; the famed, explosive "On the Concept of History"; "The Paris of the Second Empire of Baudelaire" (which introduces the figure of the flaneur); and, among other texts touching on Baudelaire, "Central Park," constructed of serial aphorisms and literary observations. A number of reviews and epistolary exchanges with Adorno give a fuller picture of this period, as does the fine chronology at the book's end. Eiland, lecturer in literature at MIT, and Princeton University German professor Jennings show Benjamin caught within a Europe convulsed by Nazism, placing him in exile in Denmark (with Brecht), in a transit camp on the outskirts of Paris and, finally, on the French-Spanish border. Benjamin's apparent suicide in a hotel on the Spanish side came after he was told that the border was closed and that his party would be returned to France the next day. These events are handled with extreme care by the editors, as are Benjamin's marvelous works, which remain inimitable and irreplaceable. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.1970-01-14Amazon838/.91209 20  1970-01-14  477 9.4 x 6.6 x 1.2 inches
PT2603.E455 A26Benjamin, WalterWalter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 1, 1913-1926 (Walter Benjamin)0-674-94585-9HardcoverNNBelknap PressDecember 1, 199615.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralCambridge, Mass.N $ A leading German critic of his day and a member of the generation scarred by the First World War, Walter Benjamin's writing career was marked by deep philosophical insights and tumultuous emotional crises. His work has mostly been unavailable in English translations, but this collection marks the first of three proposed volumes of his essays. In his early work, we encounter Benjamin as an idealistic university student and come to see him commenting on the aesthetics of such subjects as morality in children's books, the uses of force and violence, and writers such as Goethe and Dostoyevsky. From Publishers Weekly Walter Benjamin's posthumous influence as philosopher and critic has grown since his suicide in 1940, when it appeared that his escape from France into Spain would end with deportation to a concentration camp. Brodersen's biography, awkwardly and sometimes impenetrably translated and edited, will do Benjamin's established reputation no harm while doing little to make his ideas more accessible. Born in Berlin in 1892, Benjamin outlasted WWI as a graduate student but was denied the essential postdoctoral Habilitation, which would have opened doors to an academic post. He made his way instead as a freelance critic. A working wife (from whom he was later divorced) and an allowance reluctantly continued by his father, a merchant, kept him going when he made little from his writings, which nevertheless brought him increasing respect from his peers, despite the pervasive anti-Semitism of his time. Expecting recognition to come slowly, he wrote wryly of his intellectual "wine cellar." In his lifetime, respect for his theories on the interdependence of language, politics and literature arose largely from his periodical contributions, some of them published after his death. Although Brodersen notes in a preface that he was refused access to documents by the writer's estate, the most valuable dimension of his book may be 187 reproductions of documents and pictures (captions alone seen by PW) that illuminate Benjamin's career and flesh out the inadequate text. While the biography furnishes some clues about the rivalries in perceptions and personalities within the German intelligentsia between the wars, extracting them is hard going. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.2005-10-15Amazon838/.91209 20  2005-10-15 Walter Benjamin Series528 9.4 x 6.7 x 1.2 inches
PT2603.E455 A26Benjamin, WalterWalter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 2, 1927-1934 (Walter Benjamin)0-674-94586-7HardcoverNNBelknap PressJune 17, 199915.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralCambridge, Mass.N $ A leading German critic from the generation of Europeans scarred by the First World War, Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) had a writing career marked by deep philosophical insights and tumultuous emotional crises. But until recently, most of his work was unavailable in English; the handful of essays that could be read in English, like "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," were undisputed classics, but the full spectrum of Benjamin's thought remained untapped. That has changed with Harvard University's publication of the multivolume Selected Writings. This second volume covers Benjamin's work from 1927 to 1934, the period in which he established himself as a leading public intellectual, and encompasses a wide variety of literary forms addressing an even wider variety of subject matter. From interviews with Andrť Gide to film reviews of work by Chaplin and Eisenstein, from the autobiographical recollections of "A Berlin Chronicle" to his reflections on the cultural nostalgia for children's literature and toys, Benjamin wrote with perception and unflagging inquisitiveness. The editors have provided a chronological essay, which helps place the assembled writings in the context of Benjamin's life; the collection considered as a whole will undoubtedly be of vital importance to any scholar of modern European philosophy. From Library Journal Benjamin (1892-1940) was the last German Jewish intellectual. His great critical work encompasses three metaphysical themes: how things and people move from strangeness to become part of oneself; how the self endlessly changes; and how eternal solitude characterizes that self. This second volume of his selected writings (Vol. 1, LJ 2/15/97) covers all aspects of the time, with the great figures of European thought in the background. Surrealism, Russian films, Chaplin, Keller, Kafka, Gide, Proust, hashish, children's toys and literature, Hoffmansthal, travel, Goethe, Berlin life, radio talks, Stefan GeorgeAit is all here and all living. The notes are clear, and the chronology is an extended essay on Benjamin's life during these years and his profound relationships with Brecht and Scholem. Redemption was an important word in Benjamin's work, and his redemption is present in these critical essays and fragments. This volume cannot be praised too highly. Essential for academic and large public libraries.AGene Shaw, NYPL Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.2005-10-15Amazon838/.91209 20 19992005-10-15 Walter Benjamin Series880 9.5 x 6.7 x 2.0 inches
HQ1735.9.B46Bennett, LynnDangerous Wives and Sacred Sisters: Social and Symbolic Roles of High-Caste Women in Nepal0-231-04665-0PaperbackNNColumbia Univ PrNovember 198915.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : Cultural N $6.97ABOUT THE BOOK Dangerous Wives and Sacred Sisters: Social and Symbolic Roles of Women in Nepal1970-04-30Amazon   1970-04-30  352  
PN1590.A9 B48Bennett, SusanTheatre Audiences: A Theory of Production and Reception0-415-15723-4PaperbackNNRoutledgeFebruary, 199815.0 StarsArts & Photography : Performing Arts : Theater : GeneralLondon ; New YorkN $36.95Book Description Susan Bennett's highly successful Theatre Audiences is a unique full-length study of the audience as cultural phenomenon. It considers both theories of spectatorship and the practices of different theatres and their audiences. Published here in a new updated edition, Theatre Audiences now includes a new preface by the author, a new chapter on intercultural theatre, a revised conclusion encompassing the influences of cultural materialism and psychoanalysis on audience theory, as well as an updated bibliography. A must for anyone interested in spectatorship and theatre audiences.1970-01-21Amazon792/.01 21  1970-01-21  280Theater audiences, Criticism, Reader-response criticism8.6 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
B4238.B43Berdiaev, NikolaiSamopoznanie5289011153PaperbackNNLenizdat19911  LeningradN $10.00 2006-01-16       0Philosophers -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography. 
BL60.B42Berger, Peter L.The Sacred Canopy : Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion0-385-07305-4PaperbackNNAnchorOctober 1, 199013.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Sociology : GeneralNew YorkN $9.60Book Description This important contribution to the sociology of religion provides an analysis that clarifies the often ironic interaction between religion and society.††Berger is noted for his concise and lucid style. From the Publisher This important contribution to the sociology of religion provides an analysis that clarifies the often ironic interaction between religion and society. Berger is noted for his concise and lucid style.2005-10-04Amazon306.6 20 c1962005-10-04  240Religion and sociology8.0 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
DK189.2.B47Berlin, IsaiahRussian Thinkers (Pelican Books)0-14-022260-XPaperbackNNPenguin Group (USA)October 19791 History : EuropeNew YorkN $ Among the seven essays collected in Russian Thinkers is perhaps Isaiah Berlin's most famous work, "The Hedgehog and the Fox," which begins with an ancient Greek proverb ("The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing") before taking on Leo Tolstoy's philosophy of history, showing how Tolstoy "was by nature a fox, but believed in being a hedgehog." The other half dozen pieces examine other Russian writers and philosophers, including Alexander Herzen, Ivan Turgenev, and Mikhail Bakunin--although the latter, Berlin says, "is not a serious thinker. There are no coherent ideas to be extracted from his writings of any period, only fire and imagination, violence and poetry, and an ungovernable desire for strong sensations." Few, if any, English-language critics have written as perceptibly about Russian thought and culture as the Latvian-born Berlin, and the history covered in Russian Thinkers is a unique elaboration of Berlin's theses concerning the impact of ideas upon culture. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-14Amazon947/.07  1970-01-14 Pelican Ser.336Soviet Union -- Intellectual life -- 1801-1917, Intellectuals -- Soviet Union7.8 in x 5.3 in x 0.5 in
ML3506.B475 1994Berliner, Paul F.Thinking in Jazz : The Infinite Art of Improvisation (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology Series)0-226-04381-9PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressOctober 17, 199444.5 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : Arts & Literature : Composers & Musicians : GeneralChicagoN $21.12From Library Journal This will certainly be the definitive source on improvisational jazz. A leader in the field, Berliner (ethnomusicology, Northwestern) covers all aspects of improvisation as art form, science, and way of life. Cutting no corners, he includes a vast range of article topics (from inspiration and arrangements to evaluation and audience interaction), music texts (from the 1920s to the present), artist interviews, and disc-, video-, and bibliographies. Of the caliber of Grove's Dictionary of Music, this book is no less important to any serious music collection. Practicing musicians will be satisfied by the text and musical examples, while lay readers will come to understand the significance of jazz in American history and culture. This extraordinary accomplishment is well worth the investment for all academic and large public libraries. Cynthia Ann Cordes, Onondaga Cty. P.L., Syracuse, N.Y. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2006-01-22Amazon781.65/136 20  2006-01-22 Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology Series904Jazz -- History and criticism, Improvisation (Music), Jazz musicians -- Interviews9.0 x 6.0 x 1.9 inches
B2430.L484 R47Bernasconi, RobertRe-Reading Levinas (Studies in Continental Thought)0-253-20624-3PaperbackNNIndiana University PressMay 1, 199115.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $26.95 1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  272 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
NA6010.8.N4B40Bernier, RolandThe Temples of Nepal  NN  1   N   1970-05-16       0  
BF175.4.R44 B46Bernstein, Richard J.Freud and the Legacy of Moses0-521-63877-1PaperbackNNCambridge University PressOctober 8, 199821.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Christianity : Theology : Philosophy N $24.99Review "...this text is highly recommended...for all academic audiences." Religious Studies Review2005-05-02Amazon   2005-05-02  168 9.0 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
DS486.S56Berreman, Gerald D.Hindus of the Himalayas: Ethnography and Change0-520-02035-9PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressJune, 197213.5 StarsSirkanda, IndiaBerkeleyN $1.59Book Description Gerald Berreman's ethnographic study of a hill village in India is widely regarded as a classic in the field of social anthropology. In this new edition, Berreman returns to this village after ten years to record the ethnographic continuity and change in village lifestyle. A new prologue adds important insights to the bases for the ethnographic descriptions and analyses by outlining the research conditions of this study. A new epilogue records Berreman's findings after revisiting the village--focusing on the trends found in the village and the surrounding region to draw implications for the country at large.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-21Amazon301.29/54/2  1970-01-21 Center for South and Southeast Asia Stud440Sirkanda, India, Ethnology -- India -- Uttar Pradesh, Villages -- India -- Uttar Pradesh23 cm.
BQ4022.B47Berry, Thomas MaryBuddhism0-8152-0384-5Unknown BindingNNCrowell Co197515.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Buddhism N $3.50Book Description In an eloquent and informative style, Berry introduces the history and philosophy of Buddhism and provides general readers with a complete understanding of the Buddhist interpretation of earthly life and spiritual destiny.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-11-20Amazon   2005-11-20  0  
BR115.A8 B4713Besancon, AlainThe Forbidden Image : An Intellectual History of Iconoclasm0-226-04413-0HardcoverNNUniversity Of Chicago PressMay 7, 200114.0 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Art History : GeneralChicagoN $34.68Book Description How did the representation of the divine come to be an issue of philosophical import? Why was the biblical proscription of "graven images" interpreted differently by Jews, Muslims, and Christians? How have modern thinkers and artists addressed notions of the sacred in the realm of art? The Forbidden Image traces the dual strains of "iconophilia" and iconoclasm, the privileging and prohibition of religious images, over a span of two and half millennia in the West. Philosophers and theologians have long engaged in intense debate and introspection over the representation of the deity, its possibilities and its proscriptions. Alain BesanÁon's work begins with a comprehensive examination of the status of the image in Greek, Judaic, Islamic, and Christian thought. The author then addresses arguments regarding the moral authority of the image in both Eastern and Western European Christianity from the medieval through the early modern periods, and analyzes the Roman Catholic Church's rhetorical use of images to educate and stir viewers to piety. BesanÁon completes The Forbidden Image with an examination of how iconophilia and iconoclasm have been debated in the modern period by thinkers as diverse as Calvin, Pascal, Kant, and Hegel, concluding the volume with a discussion of how these theological and intellectual currents have transformed European painting. Now available in English translation, The Forbidden Image is an in-depth study of a topic of long-standing philosophical, religious, and artistic significance. This highly acclaimed work will reach a new audience of readers in the fields of intellectual and art history, religion, and philosophy.2005-10-08Amazon291.2/18 21  2005-10-08  432Iconoclasm9.3 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
BL1411.J3 E38 SSBeswick, EthelJataka Tales8173031738PaperbackNNPilgrims PublishingJune, 200213.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : World Literature : Mythology : General N   2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  115  
PK2598.B4Bezruchka, StephenNepali for Trekkers: Language Tape and Phrase Book0-89886-311-2Audio CassetteNNMountaineers BooksMarch, 199213.5 StarsFormats : Books on Cassette : GeneralSeattleN $12.89Language Notes Text: English2005-11-20Amazon491/.49 20  2005-11-20 Trekking Ser.48Nepali language -- Glossaries, vocabularies,, etc, Nepali language -- Pronounciation, Nepali language -- Grammar7.8 x 4.5 x 0.8 inches
PN761.H43Bhabha, Homi K.The Location of Culture0-415-05406-0PaperbackNNRoutledgeFebruary, 199413.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Political Science : Imperialism & IndependenceLondon ; New YorkN $10.00Edward Said, Columbia University "Homi Bhabha is that rare thing, a reader of enormous subtlety and wit, a theorist of uncommon power. His work is landmark in the exchange between ages, genres, and cultures, the colonial, post-colonial, modernist and postmodern." Toni Morrison, Princeton University "Homi Bhabha is one of that small group occupying the front ranks of literary and cultural theoretical thought. Any serious discussion of postcolonial/postmodern scholarship is inconceivable without referencing Mr. Bhabha."2005-11-20Amazon809/.93358 20  2005-11-20  285Literature, Modern -- 19th century -- History and, criticism, Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and, criticism, Imperialism in literature, Colonies in literature, Developing countries -- In literature, Culture conflict in literature, Politics a9.2 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
PL4659.B436Bhairappa, Es. ElVamshavriksha8185938768Unknown BindingNNManas199524.5 Stars  N $14.65Language Notes Text: English (translation)2005-04-23Amazon   2005-04-23  261  
BL1495.T3Bharati, AgehanandaThe Tantric Tradition0-87728-253-6PaperbackNNRed Wheel WeiserSeptember, 19751   N $8.35ABOUT THE BOOK Tantric Tradition1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  0  
BL1227.A1 B495Bhardwaj, Surinder MohanHindu places of pilgrimage in India0-520-02135-5Unknown BindingNNUniversity of California Press197313.0 Stars  N $20.00 2005-04-25Amazon   2005-04-25  258  
DS349.9.D53B470Bhatt, AnitaThe strategic role of Indian Ocean in world politics: The case of Diego Garcia8120203313Unknown BindingNNAjanta Publications199224.5 StarsHistory : AsiaDelhiN $50.20Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-165) and index.2005-11-20Amazon   2005-11-20  182Diego Garcia (British Indian Ocean Territory) --, Strategic aspects, Indian Ocean Region -- Strategic aspects, Indian Ocean Region -- Politics and government23 cm.
BL1202 .B51313Biardeau, MadeleineHinduism: The Anthropology of a Civilization (French Studies in South Asian Culture and Society III)0-19-562409-2HardcoverNNOxford University Press, USAJuly 1, 199015.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : ReligiousDelhi ; New YorkN $7.50Book Description Although the Hindu religion is often regarded as a mixture of many components, this translation of a major French study argues for the underlying unity of the many facets of Hinduism. Biardeau uses such socio-religious testimonies of Hindu civilization as archaeological monuments and literary texts of the past centuries to illustrate her point and shed new light on the religion and civilization which produced it.1970-04-16Amazon294.5 20  1970-04-16 French Studies on South Asian Culture and Society Series196Hinduism23 cm.
BQ9449.D657B53SSBielefeldt, CarlDogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation0-520-06835-1PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressSeptember 1, 199015.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $19.95John R. McRae, Journal of Asian Studies "A long-awaited tour de force. Carl Bielefeldt focuses on a small and seemingly insignificant work by the famous Zen master Dogen Kigen (1200- 53) and coaxes from it an impressive number of important lessons about Chinese Ch'an, Japanese Zen, and the modern enterprise of Zen studies. . . . This book will be extremely useful in classes on the intellectual and religious histories of both China and Japan." Heinrich Doumoulin, Monumenta Nipponica "Bielefeldt's valuable contribution to Dogen research and beyond it to the history of Zen Buddhism is extremely rich in insightful perspectives and remarkable detail."2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  267 9.0 x 6.8 x 0.7 inches
DK32.7 .B5 1966bBillington, James H.The icon and the axe; an interpretive history of Russian culture, by James H. Billington  NNKnopf196614.5 StarsSoviet Union -- Intellectual lifeNew YorkN  Includes bibliographical references.1970-04-16Library of Congress [1]914.703  1970-04-16  0Soviet Union -- Intellectual life, map, ports. 25 cm.
B121Billington, RayUnderstanding Eastern Philosophy0-415-12965-6PaperbackNNRoutledgeJanuary, 199714.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Eastern : GeneralLondon ; New YorkN $32.95Book Description Ray Billington explores the spirituality of Eastern thought and its differences from and relationships with the Western religious tradition by presenting the main principles of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism and Confucianism. Billington discusses the central themes of religious philosophy, comparing Eastern and Western views of belief of God, the soul, moral decision-making, nature, faith and authority. He then challenges theism, particularly Christianity, with its belief in a personal God bestowing a certain version of "truth". He concludes that the universal mysticism characteristic of Eastern thought provides a more realistic and rewarding path. Download Description This book provides an accessible critical introduction to how some of the key philosophies of the East compare with those in the West.--This text refers to the Digital edition.2005-11-20Amazon181 21  2005-11-20  208Philosophy, Asian, Philosophy and religion9.2 x 6.2 x 0.6 inches
PZ5 .Q4 FTBischoff, DavidMandala0-425-06275-9PaperbackNNBerkleyOctober 1, 198314.5 StarsScience Fiction & Fantasy : Science Fiction : General N $0.01ABOUT THE BOOK Mandala1970-04-16Amazon   1970-04-16  1  
HN670.9.A8Bista, Dor BahadurFatalism and development: Nepal's struggle for modernization0-86311-245-5Unknown BindingNNSangam Books199114.5 StarsBusiness & Investing : Economics : Development & GrowthLondonN $5.75Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-187). In English.1970-01-21Amazon306/.095496 20  1970-01-21  187Nepal -- Social conditions, Nepal -- Economic conditions22 cm.
BX8611.B537Bitton, DavisThe Ritualization of Mormon History and Other Essays0-252-02079-0HardcoverNNUniversity of Illinois PressJuly 1, 199415.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Christianity : Mormonism : General N $27.50 2005-04-15Amazon   2005-04-15  194 9.3 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
GA108.7.B58Black, JeremyMaps and Politics0-226-05493-4HardcoverNNUniversity Of Chicago PressFebruary 11, 199814.0 StarsHistory : World : GeneralChicagoN $42.50Book Description Do maps accurately and objectively present the information we expect them to portray, or are they instead colored by the political purposes of their makers? In this lively and well-illustrated book, Jeremy Black investigates this dangerous territory, arguing persuasively that the supposed "objectivity" of the map-making and map-using process cannot be divorced from aspects of the politics of representation.2005-10-08Amazon912 21  2005-10-08  188Cartography9.6 x 6.5 x 0.8 inches
PR4141.E7 1981Blake, WilliamThe Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake0-385-15213-2PaperbackNNAnchorApril 16, 198215.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( B ) : Blake, WilliamGarden City, N.Y.N $16.29Book Description Since its first publication in 1965, this edition††has been widely hailed as the best available text††of Blake's poetry and prose. Now revised, if††includes up-to-date work on variants, chronology of††poems and critical commentary by Harold Bloom. An††"Approved Edition" of the Center for Scholarly††Editions of the Modern Language Association. From the Publisher Since its first publication in 1965, this edition has been widely hailed as the best available text of Blake's poetry and prose. Now revised, if includes up-to-date work on variants, chronology of poems and critical commentary by Harold Bloom. An "Approved Edition" of the Center for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association.1970-01-21Amazon821/.7 19  1970-01-21  1024 9.2 x 6.0 x 1.9 inches
PN45.B42413Blanchot, MauriceThe Space of Literature: A Translation of L'Espace Litteraire0-8032-6092-XPaperbackNNUniversity of Nebraska PressNovember, 198915.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( B ) : Blanchot, Maurice N $23.95ABOUT THE BOOK Space of Literature: A Translation of "L'espace Litteraire" FROM THE PUBLISHER The Space of Literature, first published in France in 1955, is central to the development of Blanchot's thought. In it he reflects on literature and the unique demand it makes upon our attention. Thus he explores the process of reading as well as to nature of artistic creativity, while considering the relation of the literary work to time, to history, and to death. This book consists not so much in the application of a critical method or the demonstration of a theory of literature as in a patiently deliberate meditation upon the literary experience, informed most notably by studies of Mallarme, Kafka, Rilke, and Holderlin.2005-10-15Amazon   2005-10-15  279 8.9 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
DT469.M277 M473Bloch, MauriceRitual, History and Power : Selected Papers in Anthropology (London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology)0-485-19658-1PaperbackNNBerg PublishersFebruary 1, 198915.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalLondon ; Atlantic Highlands, NJN $47.98Book Description A collection of some of Maurice Bloch's most important work, including influential essays on power, hierarchy, death and fertility.1970-01-21Amazon306/.0969/1 19  1970-01-21 London School of Economics Monographs On292Merina (Malagasy people), Cognition and culture -- Madagascar, Ethnology -- Philosophy, Ethnology -- Madagascar, Madagascar -- Social life and customs0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
PN1031Bloom, HaroldThe Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry (Galaxy Book; GB 426)0-19-501896-6PaperbackNNOxford University PressMarch, 197514.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : GeneralLondon ; New YorkN $1.48Book Description Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence has cast its long shadow of influence since it was first published in 1973. Through an insightful study of Romantic poets, Bloom puts forth his central vision of the relations between tradition and the individual artist. His argument that all literary texts are a strong misreading of thise that precede them had an enormous impact on the practice of deconstruction and poststructuralist literary theory. The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature. Written in a moving personal style, anchored by concrete examples, and memorable quotes, this second edition of Bloom's classic work maintains that the anxiety of influence cannot be evaded--neither by poets nor by responsible readers and critics. A new Introduction, centering upon Shakespeare and Marlowe, explains the genesis of Bloom's thinking, and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past twenty years Here, Bloom asserts that the anxiety of influence comes out of a complex act of strong misreading, a creative interpretation he calls "poetic misprision." The influence-anxiety does not su much concern the forerunner but rather is an anxiety achieved in and by the story, novel, play, poem, or essay. In other words, without Keats's reading of Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth, we could not have Keats's odes and sonnets and his two Hyperions. This new edition is certain to find a responsive audience among the new generation of scholars, students, and layreaders interested in the Bloom canon.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1969-12-31Amazon809.1  1969-12-31 A Galaxy Book ; Gb 426157Poetry0.5 x 5.2 x 8.0 inches
CB88.B5613Blumenberg, HansThe Legitimacy of the Modern Age (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)0-262-52105-9PaperbackNNThe MIT PressOctober 21, 198515.0 StarsHistory : Europe : Germany : General N $43.14Book Description In this major work, Blumenberg takes issue with Karl LŲwith's well-known thesis that the idea of progress is a secularized version of Christian eschatology, which promises a dramatic intervention that will consummate the history of the world from outside. Instead, Blumenberg argues, the idea of progress always implies a process at work within history, operating through an internal logic that ultimately expresses human choices and is legitimized by human self-assertion, by man's responsibility for his own fate. Hans Blumenberg is professor of philosophy at the University of MŁnster. The Legitimacy of the Modern Age is included in the series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought, edited by Thomas McCarthy.2005-10-08Amazon  19852005-10-08 German Social Thought Series728 9.0 x 6.0 x 1.6 inches
GV1835.B64 1988Bogdan, RobertFreak Show : Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit0-226-06312-7PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressMay 15, 199014.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Sociology : Culture N $15.30Book Description From 1840 until 1940, freak shows by the hundreds crisscrossed the United States, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, exhibiting their casts of dwarfs, giants, Siamese twins, bearded ladies, savages, snake charmers, fire eaters, and other oddities. By today's standards such displays would be considered cruel and exploitative--the pornography of disability. Yet for one hundred years the freak show was widely accepted as one of America's most popular forms of entertainment. Robert Bogdan's fascinating social history brings to life the world of the freak show and explores the culture that nurtured and, later, abandoned it. In uncovering this neglected chapter of show business, he describes in detail the flimflam artistry behind the shows, the promoters and the audiences, and the gradual evolution of public opinion from awe to embarrassment. Freaks were not born, Bogdan reveals; they were manufactured by the amusement world, usually with the active participation of the freaks themselves. Many of the "human curiosities" found fame and fortune, becoming the celebrities of their time, until the ascent of professional medicine transformed them from marvels into pathological specimans.1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  336 9.2 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
PG2112.B58Bogojavlensky, MariannaRussian Review Grammar0-89357-096-6PaperbackNNSlavica PublishersJune 198214.5 StarsReference : Dictionaries & Thesauruses : Foreign Language : Russian N $19.95ABOUT THE BOOK Russian Review Grammar1970-04-14Amazon   1970-04-14  450 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
PR6052.O35 O98Boland, EavanOutside History: Selected Poems, 1980-19900-393-30822-7PaperbackNNW. W. Norton & CompanySeptember, 200114.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : General N $11.16From Publishers Weekly With this volume Boland, an Irish poet, establishes herself as an important voice in contemporary poetry. Through close attention to the specific details of women's domestic lives, she transcends minutiae and gives shape to the larger emotions and truths of those lives. In "Woman in Kitchen,"sic where the "tropic of the dryer tumbling clothes / the round lunar window of the washer / . . . in a room white and quiet as a mortuary," she exposes the inner vitality of her subject by evoking the exterior. The theme of both the creative and the imprisoning power of myth recurs throughout. In the excellent title sequence, Boland explores the movement of women from myth to history, evoking the painful awareness implicit in any move toward self-determination: "Out of myth into / history I move to be / part of that ordeal / whose darkness is / only now reaching me from the field." Her sharpened skill with language, rhythm and form permeates each poem in a collection that is a delight to ear and mind. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Library Journal This is the first book that the Irish poet Boland has published in America. The poems, slackly composed, consist largely of shopworn prose clunkily parsed into lines: "Listen. This is the noise of myth. It makes/ the same sound as shadow. Can you hear it?" Her perspective on the world is self-referential to the point of narcissism; in one poem she informs us that she is wearing "a denim skirt,/ a blouse blended in/ by the last light," in another that she was "a nine-year-old in high fawn socks," in yet another that she attended "a school where all the children wore darned worsted." Boland also attempts to go mythic, with occasionally risible results: "Look at me, says the tree./ I was a woman once like you,/ full-skirted, human."-- Frank Lepkowski, Oakland Univ. Lib., Rochester, Mich. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-01-14Amazon  19901970-01-14  160 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
BL1005.D5313Bonnefoy, Yves (Compiler)Asian Mythologies0-226-06456-5PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressMay 15, 199315.0 StarsHistory : Asia : GeneralChicagoN $28.95Book Description These 130 articles explore mythologies in societies from India to Japan. Among the many topics are Buddhist and Hindu symbolic systems, myth in pre-Islamic Iran, Indonesian rites of passage, Chinese cosmology and demons, and Japanese conceptions of the afterlife and the "vital spirit." The mythological traditions of Turkey, Korea, Tibet, and Mongolia are also included. "The almost 100 contributors combine, with characteristic precision and ťlan, the arts of science and poetry, of analysis and translation. The result is a treasury of information, brilliant guesswork, witty asides, and revealing digressions. This is a work of genuine and enduring excitement."--Thomas D'Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor1970-01-21Amazon291.1/3/095 20 19931970-01-21  400Mythology, Asian -- Encyclopedias11.0 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
Q180.55.M4B66 RRBooth, WayneThe Craft of Research0-226-06584-7PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressOctober 2, 199514.5 StarsReference : Education : Research N $ Skillfully done, research can be the solid cornerstone of your term paper (or dissertation, essay, or article); inadequately executed, it can cause your whole project to crumble and fall. Yet essential as research is to the ultimate success of your work, performing it is not an innate talent. The precepts, steps, and skills of solid research are readily acquired if you spend some time with The Craft of Research before you start on your outlines and thesis statements. Written by three distinguished professors in 1995, published by the University of Chicago, and winner of the 1995-96 Critics' Choice Award, The Craft of Research teaches how to plan, carry out, and report on research for any field and at any level. Aimed at assisting student researchers, from raw beginners to accomplished graduate and professional students, the book shows how to choose a topic, plan and organize research, and how to draft and revise a report of findings such that a convincing solution is offered to a significant problem. The Craft of Research is more than just another instruction manual getting you from topic to outline to notes to report. Recognizing that good research is rarely a simple, sequential procedure, but is instead a complex and intricate process, it discusses the subtle ways in which asking questions about your topic can influence how you draft your report, how a quality introduction can send you back to the library, and how the process of drafting can highlight flaws in your argument that need to be addressed. Clear and explicit, sophisticated and practical, The Craft of Research encourages high standards of scholarly achievement, and spells out the steps by which to get there. --Stephanie Gold2005-04-23Amazon   2005-04-23  301 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
PN1064.B67 2000Borges, Jorge LuisThis Craft of Verse (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)0-674-00290-3HardcoverNNHarvard University PressSeptember 1, 200015.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( B ) : Borges, Jorge LuisCambridge, Mass.N $25.00From Publishers Weekly The Norton lectures at Harvard retain their prestige, even though the annual speakers rarely achieve the general interest of such past invitees as Igor Stravinsky and Leonard Bernstein. Ten years ago the venerable Ashbery (Your Name Here; Forecasts, July 24) returned to his undergraduate alma mater to give the customary six lectures, here retouched and presented with documentation. They deal with "certifiably minor" writers whom Ashbery, as a self-confessed nonscholar, feels more at ease in discussing: John Clare, Thomas Lovell Beddoes, Raymond Roussel, John Wheelwright, Laura Riding, and David Schubert. He relies heavily on the lives of the arid Boston Brahmin poet Wheelright and depression-era American Schubert for entree into their work, and, in the case of all the writers, liberally invokes secondary sources. The lectures themselves are unlikely to raise strong objections or reapprisals, as the Schubert particularly seems designed to do, but Ashbery's fans will appreciate a look into his reading. Borges's lectures from 1967-68, posthumously transcribed, retread familiar critical territory for the poet and maker of masterly Ficciones. Although titles like "The Riddle of Poetry," "The Telling of the Tale," and "Thought and Poetry," hold abstract promise, these are the sort of musings on literature that Borges carefully kept out of his diamondlike stories but allowed into much of his critical prose: wistful, retro, and slightly befuddled, such as when Borges cites The Arabian Nights in the middle of a paragraph about Jewish mysticism or calls Oscar Wilde "a writer for boys." The stilted afterword by Mihailescu, a professor of modern languages at the University of Western Ontario, doesn't help. The delay in the issuing of these two books already boded poorly; their release now seems perfunctory. Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal For Borges (1899-1986), the central fact of life was the existence of words and their potential as building blocks of poetry. In this series of six long-forgotten lectures given at Harvard more than 30 years ago, he insists that reading (in English, primarily) gave him more pleasure than writing. Most of his examples are taken from English-speaking writers, such as Shakespeare, Keats, Byron, Whitman, and Frost. Borges developed a passion for the study of Old English, with its abundant metaphors, harsh beauty, and deep feeling (though not, he admits, for its deep thought). He dislikes the history of literature, which he feels demeans individual works, and he is generally wistful for a future when we are no longer overburdened by history. He champions the primacy of storytelling and prefers the epic to the novel, which he finds "padded." He also argues that one of the great poverties of our time is that we no longer believe in happiness and success and that happy endings seem commercial or staged. Some of his ideas are quirky, but it's still a privilege to have access to one of the most distinctive literary voices of the century. Recommended.DJack Shreve, Allegany Coll. of Maryland, Cumberland Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.2006-01-22Amazon809.1 21  2006-01-22 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures Series154Poetry -- History and criticism7.8 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
DS340 .B66 1998bBose, SugataModern South Asia History, Culture, Political Economy0-19-564891-9PaperbackNNOxford University Press20011   N $21.95 2005-04-30Amazon   2005-04-30  0  
DS340.B66Bose, SugataModern South Asia: History, Culture, and Political Economy0-415-16952-6PaperbackNNRoutledgeMarch 1, 199813.0 StarsHistory : Asia : General N $7.49 2005-05-02Amazon   2005-05-02  320 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
HM24.B669Bourdieu, PierreAn Invitation to Reflexive Sociology0-226-06741-6PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressJuly 15, 199215.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Sociology : GeneralChicagoN $24.00Book Description Over the last three decades, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has produced one of the most imaginative and subtle bodies of social theory and research of the post war era. Yet, despite the influence of his work, no single introduction to his wide-ranging oeuvre is available. This book, intended for an English-speaking audience, offers a systematic and accessible overview, providing interpretive keys to the internal logic of Bourdieu's work by explicating thematic and methodological principles underlying his work. The structure of Bourdieu's theory of knowledge, practice, and society is first dissected by Loic Wacquant; he then collaborates with Bourdieu in a dialogue in which they discuss central concepts of Bourdieu's work, confront the main objections and criticisms his work has met, and outline Bourdieu's views of the relation of sociology to philosophy, economics, history, and politics. The final section captures Bourdieu in action in the seminar room as he addresses the topic of how to practice the craft of reflexive sociology. Throughout, they stress Bourdieu's emphasis on reflexivity--his inclusion of a theory of intellectual practice as an integral component of a theory of society--and on method--particularly his manner of posing problems that permits a transfer of knowledge from one area of inquiry into another. Amplified by notes and an extensive bibliography, this synthetic view is essential reading for both students and advanced scholars.2005-10-08Amazon301 20  2005-10-08  348Sociology, Bourdieu, Pierre9.0 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
DC33.7.B6513Bourdieu, PierreDistinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste0-674-21277-0PaperbackNNHarvard University PressSeptember, 198714.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Aesthetics N $27.95Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  613 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
P106.B6813Bourdieu, PierreLanguage and Symbolic Power0-674-51041-0PaperbackNNHarvard University PressMarch, 199314.5 StarsReference : General N $29.95Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: French--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-10-15Amazon   2005-10-15  320 9.3 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
DT298.K2 B6913Bourdieu, PierreOutline of a Theory of Practice (Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)0-521-29164-XPaperbackNNCambridge University PressJune 2, 197715.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : GeneralCambridge ; New YorkN $23.99Book Description A translation of the study in which Bourdieu develops the theory for his empirical work, based on fieldwork in Kabylia, Algeria. Book Description Outline of a theory of practice is recognized as a major theoretical text on the foundations of anthropology and sociology. Pierre Bourdieu, a distinguished French anthropologist, develops a theory of practice which is simultaneously a critique of the methods and postures of social science and a general account of how human action should be understood. With his central concept of the habitus, the principle which negotiates between objective structures and practices, Bourdieu is able to transcend the dichotomies which have shaped theoretical thinking about the social world. The author draws on his fieldwork in Kabylia (Algeria) to illustrate his theoretical propositions. With detailed study of matrimonial strategies and the role of rite and myth, he analyses the dialectical process of the 'incorporation of structures' and the objectification of habitus, whereby social formations tend to reproduce themselves. A rigorous consistent materialist approach lays the foundations for a theory of symbolic capital and, through analysis of the different modes of domination, a theory of symbolic power.2005-10-08Amazon301.2  2005-10-08 Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series224Kabyles, Ethnology8.9 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
PN45.B68Bourdieu, PierreRules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field (Meridian-Crossing Aesthetics)0-8047-2627-2PaperbackNNStanford University PressAugust, 19961 Nonfiction : Social Sciences : Sociology : GeneralStanford, CAN $16.35Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: French--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07 Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series408 9.0 x 6.0 x 1.3 inches
GN468.B68130Bourdieu, PierreThe Logic of Practice0-8047-2011-8PaperbackNNStanford University PressAugust, 199213.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Research N $16.47Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: French--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  337 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
BP63.I52 S893Bowen, John RichardMuslims through Discourse0-691-02870-2PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressApril 19, 199313.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : GeneralPrinceton, N.J.N $34.95Review Bowen's observations that anthropologists, historians of religion, and other scholars of Islam have neglected the study of Islamic ritual practice, and that Indonesianists have for too long neglected the study of Islamic textual traditions, point to significant problems in all of these fields. It is hoped that Bowen's work will inspire Islamicists to pay greater attention to the varieties of Muslim ritual practice and inspire Indonesianists to consider more seriously the importance of the Islamic textual tradition in what is, after all, the world's most populous Muslim society.1969-12-31Amazon297/.09598/1 20 19931969-12-31  376Gayo (Indonesian people) -- Religious life and, customs, Islam -- Indonesia -- Sumatra, Sumatra (Indonesia) -- Social life and customs9.3 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
BF173.B72Bowie, MalcolmLacan0-674-50853-XPaperbackNNHarvard University PressMarch, 199315.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : General N $37.00ABOUT THE BOOK Lacan FROM THE CRITICS Booknews Bowie (French language and literature, U. of London) traces the development of famed French psychoanalyst Lacan's (1901-1981) ideas over the 50-year span of his writing and teaching career, focusing on the mutations in Lacan's interpretation of Freud. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (   1969-12-31  244 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
DK266.4.B69Boym, SvetlanaCommon Places: Mythologies of Everyday Life in Russia0-674-14626-3PaperbackNNHarvard University PressDecember, 199415.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : GeneralCambridge, Mass.N $55.00From Library Journal Visitors and outsiders have long lamented that the real lives of Soviet citizens were hidden behind a veil of official rhetoric. The private self was kept separate from the public self as a sort of defensive or coping mechanism. Boym (humanities, Harvard), who was raised in Leningrad but has lived in the West for 13 years, analyzes the dichotomy between the common meeting places of public life and the no-places of private life and discerns a cultural tradition that still persists. Her themes are the communal apartment (which deprived all residents of a private life), graphomania (the compulsion to bad writing), and the spiritual self in Russian philosophy. Examples are drawn from film, literature, painting, and philosophy of the 19th and, primarily, 20th centuries. Appropriate for academic and specialized collections. Marcia L. Sprules, Council of Foreign Relations Lib., New York Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-11-20Amazon947.08 20  2005-11-20  356Soviet Union -- Social life and customs, Russia (Federation) -- Social life and customs, Popular culture -- Soviet Union, Popular culture -- Russia (Federation)9.2 x 6.0 x 0.9 inches
PN56.D4 B6Boym, SvetlanaDeath in Quotation Marks : Cultural Myths of the Modern Poet (Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature)0-674-19427-6HardcoverNNHarvard University PressMarch 1, 19911 Health, Mind & Body : Psychology & CounselingCambridge, MassN $55.00ABOUT THE BOOK Death in Quotation Marks: Cultural Myths of the Modern Poet, Vol. 411970-01-14Amazon809.1/9354 20 19911970-01-14 Harvard Studies in Comparative Literatur304Death in literature, Survival in literature, Authors -- Psychology, Criticism, Textual, Psychology in literature, Literature, Modern -- History and criticism9.6 x 6.4 x 1.0 inches
CB427.B67 2001Boym, SvetlanaThe Future of Nostalgia0-465-00708-2PaperbackNNBasic BooksMarch 26, 200215.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : By Topic : Memory N $12.32From Publishers Weekly The future of nostalgia isn't what it used to be, or at least it won't be once this book starts making its way through academic circles. A sort of training manual for the wistful, Boym's book alternates "between critical reflection and storytelling, hoping to grasp the rhythm of longing, its enticements and entrapments"; along the way, the author not only gives new life to an old idea but also offers a number of original terms that can be used to describe the experience. The first part of Boym's study surveys the history of nostalgia as a disease and introduces two varieties, a "restorative nostalgia" that may contain conspiratorial elements (the notion that a certain "they" have destroyed "our" homeland, for example), and a "reflective nostalgia" that leads to a sense of not being able to go home again. Part two deals with postcommunist cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg (where Boym, now a Harvard professor of Slavic and comparative literature, worked as a tour guide in the late '70s) and may be of more interest to pure Russophiles than to intellectuals in general. The book's third and final section examines the work of Nabokov, Brodsky and other artists whom Boym calls, in her most useful contribution to critical vocabulary, "off-modern." Neither modern nor postmodern, these artists (and their ranks include such odd ducks from the last century as Igor Stravinsky, Walter Benjamin, Julio Cort†zar and Georges Perec) "explore side shadows and back alleys rather than the straight road of progress." Thus the past may be conceptualized in any number of ways, and apparently, at least according to the author, the only truly pernicious nostalgia is the prefabricated, Disney-fied kind that keeps one from thinking about the future. Otherwise, says Boym, the sky, whether it's the one you see overhead or the one you remember, is the limit. (Apr.) Forecast: This is an interesting addition to cultural history, but a bit esoteric, and is unlikely to find a readerhip outside of the literati. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Library Journal The current U.S. craze for nostalgia runs from automobiles (the PT Cruiser) to fashion (the return of bell-bottoms) to television (TV Land reruns). Despite modern technology and conveniences, we enjoy looking back to yesterday. Boym (Slavic and comparative literature, Harvard Univ.; Death in Quotation Marks) divides her study of nostalgia into three parts. In the first section, she examines the history of nostalgia, once seen as an ailment to be cured. The second part focuses on cities, specifically Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Berlin, and on post-Communist memories. In Part 3, Boym probes what she calls the stories of exile, looking at the writings of Vladimir Nabokov, Joseph Brodsky, and others who wrote of lost homes. She also examines how nostalgia affects us today, citing movies like Jurassic Park and the subsequent interest in dinosaurs. This multifaceted work gives the reader much to ponder in regard to what we hold dear. Recommended for larger public libraries and academic collections. Ron Ratliff, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-28Amazon   1970-01-28  432 8.9 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
PN3355.B7Brande, DorotheaBecoming a Writer0-87477-164-1PaperbackNNJeremy P. TarcherMarch, 198114.5 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : GeneralLos AngelesN $ Even in 1934, Dorothea Brande knew that most writers didn't need another book on "technique" -- and this, before so many more would be published. No, she realized, as John Gardner notes in his foreword, "the root problems of the writer are personality problems," and thus her wise book is designed to simply help you get over yourself and start writing, with techniques ranging from a simple declaration to write every day at a fixed time -- no matter what -- to exercises that come close to inventing the TM and self-actualization movements that would follow a few decades later.2005-11-20Amazon808.3 19  2005-11-20  186Fiction -- Technique, Authorship8.0 x 5.0 x 0.5 inches
GT4814.T95 B7Brandes, Stanley H.Power and Persuasion: Fiestas and Social Control in Rural Mexico0-8122-1253-3PaperbackNNUniversity of Pennsylvania PressJanuary, 198814.0 StarsNonfiction : HolidaysPhiladelphiaN $19.95Book Description In "Power and Persuasion" Stanley Brandes demonstrates how the annual fiesta cycle reflects political dependency of local communities on the nation-state, helps maintain formal authority, and perpetuates behavioral norms and social values. The main focus of Brandes's analysis is Tzintzuntan, in rural Mexico. Two primary mechanisms serve to maintain order in this community: power, ie., the coercive influence of formally constituted organs of Church and State, and persuasion, i.e., the totality of informal pressures and instructive procedures that lead people to conduct their lives with regard to particular standards. Through symbolic analysis, Brandes demonstrates how the principles of cultural organization can be found in the Tzintzuntan fiesta cycle. The fiestas are complex events; their very organization requires a good deal of social maneuvering, which calls into operation a series of power hierarchies and makes salient certain core values. At the same time, fiestas themselves affirm and validate the system that gave rise to them. Not only do they solidify authority relations, both official and unofficial, but they also clarify and reinforce the norms by which orderly social life may be conducted. "Power and Persuasion" is of interest to students of anthropology, contemporary Latin American studies, religion and ritual, symbolism, and politics.2005-11-20Amazon394.2/6972/37 19 19882005-11-20  228Festivals -- Mexico -- Tzintzuntzan, Social control -- Case studies, Tzintzuntzan (Mexico) -- Social life and, customs, Tarasco Indians -- Social life and customs, Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Tzintzuntzan --, Social life and customs9.0 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
P106.B6938 2000Brandom, Robert B.Articulating Reasons: An Introduction to Inferentialism0-674-00158-3HardcoverNNHarvard University PressMay 26, 200015.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : EpistemologyCambridge, Mass.N $45.00From Library Journal This is a meta-linguistic study of meaning, for Brandom (philosophy, Univ. of Pittsburgh) wants to know the meaning of "meaning." We normally take each other to mean things by what we say, and Brandom wants to determine in what this "taking to mean" consists. This leads him to an analysis of conceptualization and then to an inquiry into what separates concept users from non-concept users. He concludes that in making claims and in giving and asking for reasons, concept users show mastery over the inferences that are logically entailed in the concepts. Non-concept usersDparrots in one illustrationDcannot do this. Meaning, then, appears to consist in the application and understanding of concepts and is limited to beings with a certain cognitive apparatus. This synopsis is a bit disingenuous; Brandom deals throughout with most of the central issues in contemporary analytic philosophy, and the level of discourse is highly technical. It is likely that only readers well versed in the subject will find this accessible.DLeon H. Brody, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Lib., Washington, DC Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review JŁrgen Habermas : Displaying a sovereign command of the intricate discussion in the analytic philosophy of language, Brandom manages successfully to carry out a program within the philosophy of language that has already been sketched by others, without losing sight of the vision inspiring the enterprise in the important details of his investigation ... Using the tools of a complex theory of language, Brandom succeeds in describing convincingly the practices in which the reason and autonomy of subjects capable of speech and action are expressed.1970-04-30Amazon121/.68 21 20001970-04-30  240Language and languages -- Philosophy, Semantics (Philosophy), Inference, Reasoning, Language and logic, Expression (Philosophy)8.4 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
HM101.B72Brantlinger, PatrickCrusoe's Footprints: Cultural Studies in Britain and America0-415-90284-3PaperbackNNRoutledgeJune, 199014.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralNew YorkN $30.95Book Description "Cultural Studies" has emerged in British and American higher education as a movement that challenges the traditional humanities and social science disciplines. Influenced by the New Left, feminism, and poststructualist literary theory, cultural studies seeks to analyze everday life and the social construction of "subjectivities." Crusoe's Footprints encompasses the movement of many colleges and universities in the 1960s towards such interdisciplinary and "radical" programs as American Studies, Women's Studies, and Afro-American Studies. Brantlinger also examines the role of feminist criticism which has been particularly crucial in both Britain and the U.S.2005-10-08Amazon306/.07/041 20  2005-10-08  224Culture -- Study and teaching -- United States, Culture -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain9.2 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
DS480.84.B67Brass, Paul R.The Politics of India since Independence (The New Cambridge History of India)0-521-45970-2PaperbackNNCambridge University PressSeptember 8, 199414.0 StarsHistory : Asia : GeneralCambridge [England] ; New YorkN $34.99Book Description A comprehensive and up-to-date study of the major political, cultural and economic changes in India during the past 45 years.2005-10-08Amazon320.954 20  2005-10-08 New Cambridge History of India Series400India -- Politics and government -- 1947-8.9 x 6.0 x 0.9 inches
BQ5125.M3B7313FFBRAUEN, MARTINThe Mandala1-57062-380-5PaperbackNNShambhalaAugust 18, 199824.0 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Art History : Regional : Asian N $72.00From Library Journal Originally published in Germany in 1992, this book gives a detailed and thorough explanation of the meaning, function, and rituals involved with the Kalacakra mandala. Each mandala in Tantric Buddhism is created to show "clearly and intelligibly the correlation between the adept's body and the universe. This lays the foundation for conscious control of the forces operating in this holistic system." Brauen, who has experienced himself the ritual involved with this mandala, focuses on the Kalacakra mandala as part of a larger discussion of the complex rituals and meditation practices involved with Tantric Buddhism. He has given us a book that will be especially useful for those wanting an in-depth treatment of the subject. Also provided are explanatory line drawings and stunning color plates (including pictures of the participation of the Dalai Lama). Recommended for academic libraries and any library serving patrons who have a significant interest in various aspects of Buddhism.?David Bourquin, California State Univ., San Bernadino Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: German--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-04-23Amazon   2005-04-23  151 0.5 x 9.2 x 12.0 inches
HQ792.U5Brazelton, T. BerryTouchpoints Three to Six: Your Child's Emotional and Behavorial Development0-7382-0678-4PaperbackNNPerseus PublishingOctober 20023 General : Child Development N   1970-01-14Powells Books   1970-01-14  500 9.18x6.84x1.07 in. 1.78 lbs.
DS339.8.075Breckenridge, Carol A.Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament: Perspectives on South Asia (Series in Contemporary Ethnography)0-8122-3168-6HardcoverNNUniversity of Pennsylvania PressSeptember 1, 199313.5 StarsHistory : Asia : GeneralPhiladelphiaN $19.95ABOUT THE BOOK Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament: Perspectives on South Asia FROM THE PUBLISHER In his extraordinarily influential book, Orientalism, Edward Said argued that Western knowledge about the Orient in the Post-Enlightenment period has been "a systematic discourse by which Europe was able to manage -- even produce -- the Orient politically, sociologically, militarily, ideologically, scientifically, and imaginatively." According to Said, European and American views of the Orient created a reality in which the Oriental was forced to live. Although Said's work deals primarily with discourse about the Arab world, much of his argument has been applied to other regions of "the Orient." Drawing on Said's book, Carol A. Breckenridge, Peter van der Veer, and the contributors to this book explore the ways in which colonial administrators constructed knowledge about the society and culture of India and the processes through which that knowledge has shaped past and present Indian reality. One common theme that links the essays in Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament is the proposition that Orientalist discourse is not just restricted to the colonial past but continues even today. The contributors argue that it is still extremely difficult for both Indians and outsiders to think about India in anything but strictly Orientalist terms. They propose that students of society and history rethink their methodologies and the relation between theories, methods, and the historical conditions that produced them. Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament provides new and important insights into the cultural embeddedness of power in the colonial and postcolonial world.2006-01-18Amazon954 20 19932006-01-18 New Cultural Studies355South Asia -- Study and teaching -- Congresses, South Asia -- Foreign public opinion, Occidental, -- Congresses1.2 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
DS432.C577Breckenridge, Carol A. (Editor)Consuming Modernity: Public Culture in a South Asian World0-8166-2306-6PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressOctober, 19951 History : Asia : IndiaMinneapolisN $18.95ABOUT THE BOOK Consuming Modernity: Public Culture in a South Asian World2005-10-08Amazon306/.0954 20  2005-10-08  224Popular culture -- India, India -- Social life and customs9.0 x 6.0 x 0.6 inches
TR899Brenneis, LisaFinal Cut Pro For Macintosh0-201-35480-2PaperbackNNPearson EducationNovember 19, 199914.0 StarsComputers & Internet : Apple : Final CutBerkeley, Calif.N $ Final Cut Pro for Macintosh, a member of the Visual QuickPro Guide series from Peachpit Press, is invaluable for any individual learning to use Apple's digital video editing package. Every page is a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the program and how to do specific tasks. Like other books in this terrific series from Peachpit, each page is divided into two columns, one for text and one for pictures, and there are always pictures. In some cases, the pages are filled with screen shots and very little text. Every topic on using Final Cut Pro is here, from batch capturing footage from your DV camera to basic editing, adding transitions, titles, special effects, multiple soundtracks, all the way through rendering and playing the movie back to tape. There are even sections on using third-party filters and plug-ins, and creating artwork in other programs for use in Final Cut Pro. The book doesn't simply cover the use of Final Cut Pro. The opening chapter covers hardware requirements, system configurations, optimizing the system, and troubleshooting questions and answers. An appendix lists online resources and Web sites for getting additional help or finding other Final Cut Pro users. The goal of Peachpit Press's Visual QuickPro series is to publish useful books at reasonable prices, and they are certainly doing that with books like this. However, none of the books in this series come with a CD-ROM, which is unfortunate. Still, Final Cut Pro is a big, flexible program, and this book can help you digitally visualize your next motion video masterpiece. --Mike Caputo From Library Journal Final Cut Pro is an amazingly easy-to-use desktop video-editing, effects-creation tool that is claiming a major market share from Adobe's Premier and After Effects. It could be called a studio in a box, and, by making the postproduction editing process cheaper and easier, it will have major impact on independent moviemakers and the entire microcinema movement evolving on the World Wide Web. Brenneis explains Final Cut Pro basics; logging and editing; cutting and assembling; and postproduction. This title should make the "final cut" in all libraries. Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.2005-11-20Amazon778.59/3 21 20002005-11-20 Visual Quickpro Guides Series520Video tapes -- Editing -- Data processing, Digital video -- Editing -- Data processing, Final cut (Electronic resource), Macintosh (Computer) -- Programming9.0 x 7.1 x 0.9 inches
B945.P44 B73Brent, JosephCharles Sanders Peirce: A Life0-253-21161-1PaperbackNNIndiana University PressJuly, 199814.5 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : GeneralBloomington, Ind.N $41.95From Publishers Weekly Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914), whom Brent considers "the greatest philosopher the United States has ever seen," was an experimental psychologist, mathematical economist, chemist, astronomer and engineer, the inventor of semiotics and the founder of pragmatism. But this genius also lived extravagantly beyond his means, recklessly pursued get-rich-quick schemes and sank into poverty. A well-born Bostonian, Peirce married his mistress Juliette Froissy, who falsely claimed to be a Hapsburg princess, and established a 2000-acre estate in the Delaware River Valley, where he entertained patrons who he hoped would fund his inventions. Impulsive and given to outbursts of rage, he abused Froissy as well as his first wife, Harriet Fay, a feminist educator. In this first full-length biography of Peirce, Brent, a historian at the University of the District of Columbia, presents an extraordinary, inspiring portrait of the largely forgotten Peirce, a progenitor of modern thought who devised a realist metaphysics and attempted to achieve direct knowledge of God by applying the logic of science. Photos. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-08Amazon191 B 21 19982005-10-08  412Peirce, Charles S. (Charles Sanders), 1839-1914, Philosophers -- United States -- Biography9.2 x 6.3 x 1.0 inches
PS323.5.B7Breslin, James E. BFrom modern to contemporary: American poetry, 1945-19650-226-07408-0HardcoverNNUniversity of Chicago Press198414.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : Single Authors : United StatesChicagoN $2.95ABOUT THE BOOK From Modern to Contemporary America1969-12-31Amazon811/.54/09 19  1969-12-31  272American poetry -- 20th century -- History and, criticism24 cm.
NX600.S9Breton, AndreManifestoes of Surrealism (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)0-472-06182-8PaperbackNNUniversity of Michigan PressJune 15, 196914.5 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Art History : Schools, Periods & Styles : Surrealism N $18.95Book Description Presents the essential ideas of the founder of French surrealism1969-12-31Amazon  c1961969-12-31 Ann Arbor Paperbacks Ser.316 8.0 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
P40.5.I57 B75Briggs, Charles L.Learning How to Ask : A Sociolinguistic Appraisal of the Role of the Interview in Social Science Research (Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language)0-521-31113-6PaperbackNNCambridge University PressJuly 25, 198615.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : GeneralCambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New YorkN $16.79Review 'I would call this book 'brilliant' if the word were not so overused. Briggs's work is ethnography at its best, both critical and constructive. He is critically alert to the ways in which modes of inquiry condition what the fieldworker finds, and constructive in showing a way to arrive at grounded understanding.' Professor Dell H. Hymes, University of Pennsylvania2005-10-15Amazon401/.9 19  2005-10-15 Cambridge Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language Series175Interviewing in sociolinguistics, Interviewing in sociology, Interviewing in ethnology9.0 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
LB2331.C52332Brinkley, AlanThe Chicago Handbook for Teachers: A Practical Guide to the College Classroom0-226-07512-5PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressDecember 1, 199914.0 StarsNonfiction : Education : College & University : GeneralChicagoN $10.00From Library Journal All teachers must start somewhere, but teaching that first class can be tough. While college instructors are usually trained extensively in their specific disciplines, they are seldom trained in how to deal with the actual classroom. The authors try to remedy that situation with this manual. Although meant primarily for beginning teachers, this work is so packed with useful information that experienced teachers could also benefit from reading it. Included are the basics, such as how to plan courses and implement lessons, as well as little-known tips, e.g., use commercial photocopier companies to obtain any permissions a teacher might need. Preparing a syllabus, leading classroom discussions, lecturing, avoiding cheatingAit's all here! The authors caution readers on two points: 1) It would be difficult for any teacher to use all of the suggestions provided in this book, and 2) because all of the authors are historians, the "common experience in a single discipline" has undoubtedly shaped what's presented. While this book is economical enough for teachers to purchase on their own, it's also a good buy for most public and academic libraries.ATerry A. Christner, Hutchinson P.L., KS Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.1970-04-14Amazon378.1/25 21 19991970-04-14  195College teaching -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, College teachers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc8.0 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
T2603.E58 Z8 B87Brodersen, MommeWalter Benjamin: A Biography1-85984-082-5PaperbackNNVersoDecember, 199711.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $9.99From Publishers Weekly Walter Benjamin's posthumous influence as philosopher and critic has grown since his suicide in 1940, when it appeared that his escape from France into Spain would end with deportation to a concentration camp. Brodersen's biography, awkwardly and sometimes impenetrably translated and edited, will do Benjamin's established reputation no harm while doing little to make his ideas more accessible. Born in Berlin in 1892, Benjamin outlasted WWI as a graduate student but was denied the essential postdoctoral Habilitation, which would have opened doors to an academic post. He made his way instead as a freelance critic. A working wife (from whom he was later divorced) and an allowance reluctantly continued by his father, a merchant, kept him going when he made little from his writings, which nevertheless brought him increasing respect from his peers, despite the pervasive anti-Semitism of his time. Expecting recognition to come slowly, he wrote wryly of his intellectual "wine cellar." In his lifetime, respect for his theories on the interdependence of language, politics and literature arose largely from his periodical contributions, some of them published after his death. Although Brodersen notes in a preface that he was refused access to documents by the writer's estate, the most valuable dimension of his book may be 187 reproductions of documents and pictures (captions alone seen by PW) that illuminate Benjamin's career and flesh out the inadequate text. While the biography furnishes some clues about the rivalries in perceptions and personalities within the German intelligentsia between the wars, extracting them is hard going. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Library Journal The ever-growing reputation of distinguished German Jewish literary and cultural critic Benjamin can be measured in shelf space. Brodersen's work is the third scholarly Benjamin biography in the last five years to reach the American market (the others are John McCole's Walter Benjamin & the Antinomies of Tradition, Cornell Univ., 1993, and Bernd Witte's Walter Benjamin: An Intellectual Biography, Wayne State Univ., 1991), and no collection with a section on Benjamin can afford to be without any of them. Brodersen (German literature and cultural history, Univ. of Palermo) treats Benjamin's life and times in early 20th century Germany, France, Russia, and Switzerland in greater detail than does Witte, though the latter devotes more attention to Benjamin's works. Clearly written, well translated, and handsomely laid out with nearly 200 illustrations, the current volume will be welcomed by scholars and students alike.?Michael T. O'Pecko, Towson State Univ., Md. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-10-15Amazon   2005-10-15  334 1.0 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
PG3237.E5 A3Brodsky, JosephAn Age Ago: A Selection of Nineteenth-Century Russian Poetry0-374-52084-4PaperbackNNFarrar, Straus and GirouxSeptember 1, 198814.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : Anthologies N $17.00From Publishers Weekly This newly translated anthology of 11 19th-century Russian poets will both delight and educate readers interested in Russian literature and history. The poems are accessible today primarily because they focus on such universal metaphysical and private issues as love, time, aging, jealousy, war, nature and death. Lyrical, strictly structured with traditional rhyme schemes and meters, the verse is an unusual combination of Romantic language and subject matter and rational theory stemming from the Age of Enlightenment. The anthology balances political, philosophical and personal poems nicely, and the selections complement each other, displaying the individual styles of the authors as well as their common concerns. The poets represented range from the well-known Aleksandr Pushkin and Mikhail Lermontov to the less familiar (to Americans) Prince Vyazemsky and Nikolai Yazykov. The translation is skillful, retaining both the formal aspects of the original verse and its colloquialisms. Brief biographies of the authors are included. This fine anthology is marred only by its slimness: enticed readers will wish for a more comprehensive selection. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Library Journal $9.95. poetry The 19th century was Russian literature's Golden Age, and many of its prose writersTolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Gogol among themhave achieved justifiable fame in the West. Unfortunately, such equally great poets as Pushkin, Lermontov, Batyushkov, Zhukovsky, and Fet have not had their due. These are among the poets represented in this new anthology, selected by Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky. Intense and lyrical, the poems reflect the precarious lives of their authors, many of whom had promising careers cut short by "epidemics, the chains of a dungeon, a bullet received on the battlefield or in the course of a duel. . . ." Brodsky's commendable selections offer many of the best-loved and oft-memorized poems of the Russian people. Alphonse Vinh, Yale Univ. Lib. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-04-14Amazon   1970-04-14  192 8.0 x 5.0 x 0.5 inches
PN1271.B76 1986Brodsky, JosephLess than one : selected essays  NNFarrar, Straus & Giroux198614.5 StarsPoetry, Modern -- 20th century -- History andNew YorkN   1970-04-15Library of Congress [1]809.1/04 19  1970-04-15  501Poetry, Modern -- 20th century -- History and, criticism, Russian literature -- History and criticism22 cm.
PG3479.4.R64 R69Brodsky, JosephNativity Poems: Bilingual Edition0-374-52857-8PaperbackNNFarrar, Straus and GirouxNovember 13, 200215.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : General N $9.00From Publishers Weekly Beginning when he "first took up writing poems seriously," former U.S. poet laureate Joseph Brodsky, who died in 1996 at age 56, wrote a Christmas poem each year. Of the 18 Nativity Poems of this holiday collection, 10 are previously untranslated, and are presented bilingually. Among the renderers are Seamus Heaney, Anthony Hecht, Paul Muldoon, Derek Walcott, Richard Wilbur and Brodsky himself. Glyn Maxwell's excellent version of "Speech over Spilt Milk" finds "God/ has lighted in the blue immense/ the planets, icon lamps to glow/ before the face we cannot know./ What's poetry but a review/ of the existing evidence." Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Library Journal Every year from 1962 to 1993 during the Christmas season, Nobel prize-winning poet Brodsky, who came to the United States in 1972 as an exile from the Soviet Union, endeavored to write a "nativity poem." Frequently a loner, the poet often wrote with an acerbic "bah-humbug" sort of air, as in the poem tellingly titled, "Speech over Spilled Milk": "O, the damnable craft of the poet./ The phone doesn't ring, and the future? A diet." Other poems center on the event of the nativity. Brodsky was, in his own words, "not a churchgoer" and a "Christian by correspondence" who was "sometimes a believer and sometimes not." Yet in "Flight into Egypt" he wrote, "Not divining his role, the Infant drowsed/ in a halo of curls that would quickly become/ accustomed to radiance." For this enjoyable collection, six poets (including the author) have ably undertaken the translations from the original Russian (which appears on facing pages), preserving in most cases the meter of the original. The collection ends with an illuminating conversation with the author. Highly recommended. Judy Clarence, California State Univ. Lib., Hayward Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-11-20Amazon   2005-11-20  128 7.3 x 4.6 x 0.4 inches
PG3479.4.R64 P59Brodsky, JosephOn Grief and Reason: Essays0-374-23415-9HardcoverNNFarrar Straus GirouxNovember 199515.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Essays : GeneralNew YorkN $2.35From Publishers Weekly Art, especially literature, is "a form of moral insurance" that, if widely disseminated, could counteract the worst impulses of societies and governments, declares Brodsky in his eloquent 1987 Nobel lecture. In another essay, "An Immodest Proposal," the eminent poet and essayist suggests ways to make poetry much more available to the public. In an open letter to Czech president Vaclav Havel, Brodsky (who emigrated from Russia to the U.S. in 1972 after spending two years in prison as a dissident) looks squarely at the moral and economic anarchy of post-communist eastern Europe. This miscellany of reprinted essays and speeches reveals an elegant writer and incisive thinker. "Collector's Item" segues from spy novels, to a psychological profile of Cambridge spy Kim Philby, secret agent for Moscow, to an analysis of how espionage becomes a mutually destructive game. Elsewhere Brodsky champions Thomas Hardy as a modern poet of existential truths and follows Rainer Maria Rilke's poetic journey to the netherworld of Orpheus. Other pieces deal with nostalgia, lessons of history, a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Robert Frost's poetry and Roman emperor/poet Marcus Aurelius's Stoic Meditations. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal It is unfortunate that Brodsky (former poet laureate of the United States) would release a literary work with so much potential and so much disappointment. True, this collection represents some of Brodsky's most engaging insights. Pieces like the title essay represents his supreme talents as a writer; "On Grief and Reason" reveals the sagacity of Brodsky's mind by offering the reader a new way of looking at the poetry of Robert Frost through two of Frost's poems, "Come In" and "Burial." Brodsky puts Frost alongside the Virgil of the Eclogues and the Georgics. But most of the other essays fail to demonstrate the richness one expects of Brodsky's writing, e.g., his 1987 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, which lacks literary merit. Ultimately, Brodsky stretches himself too thin. Not a priority purchase.?Tim Gavin, Episcopal Acad., Merion, Pa. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.1970-04-15Amazon814/.54 20  1970-04-15  484 8.6 x 5.8 x 1.5 inches
BX8643.C68B76Brooke, John L.The Refiner's Fire : The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-18440-521-56564-2PaperbackNNCambridge University PressMay 31, 199614.0 StarsHistory : Americas : United States : General N $24.99Review "John Brooke takes a controversial romp over the field of previous Mormon scholarship. When he has done, he has managed to raise the intellectual pedigree of Joseph Smith by establishing his close kinship with European hermeticists and the subversive sectarians of the Radical Reformation. It is a fascinating argument that traces the influence of ideas through complicated social networks of neighbors and kin. The people 'prepared' for Mormonism are a surprising lot." R. Laurence Moore, Cornell University "The Refiner's Fire explores the complex and always intriguing world of early Mormon theological and ritual evolution with remarkable learning, fairness, and daring--an exciting, sophisticated account sure to generate both controversy and a renewed appreciation of early Mormon spiritual creativity." John Butler, Yale University "This is not just a revealing history of the backgrund of the first Mormons and early Mormonism but a larger history of early American culture that will do almost as much for readers who are interested in the cultural context in which this new American religion developed as it will do for those who simply want to learn more about Mormon beginnings." Jan Shipps, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis "The Refiner's Fire explores the complex and always intriguing world of early Mormon theological and ritual evolution with remarkable learning, fairness, and daring--an exciting, sophisticated account sure to generate both controversy and a renewed appreciation of early Mormon spiritual creativity." John Butler, Yale University "This is not just a revealing history of the backgrund of the first Mormons and early Mormonism but a larger history of early American culture that will do almost as much for readers who are interested in the cultural context in which this new American religion developed as it will do for those who simply want to learn more about Mormon beginnings." Jan Shipps, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis "His book is a model of the historian's enterprise....[Brooke] blends the passion of the detective and the dispassion of the good judge as he describes the background and context of Mormonism." Martin E. Marty, Commonwealth "An insightful contribution to the controversy surrounding the origins of Mormonism." College & Research Libraries News "Excellent....This study not only sets Mormon religious history into a frontier occult milieu but offers important understanding of the beliefs and practices of Americans outside the individual and institutional carriers commonly the focus of previous occult histories." The Reader's Review "The Refiner's Fire is a wonderful book, thoroughly researched and rich in interpretive detail." Curtis Johnson, The Journal of American History "The Refiner's Fire is an important and daring work for which Brooke has received the Bancroft Prize in American history....Combining intellectual and demographic history with rare skill, Brooke sheds great light on transatlantic subcultures that have not been labeled "occult" (read "hidden") for nothing." Religious Studies Review2005-04-15Amazon   2005-04-15  443 9.0 x 6.1 x 1.0 inches
BL1283.84 B76Brooks, Douglas RenfrewThe Secret of the Three Cities : An Introduction to Hindu Sakta Tantrism0-226-07570-2PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressJune 15, 19981 Religion & Spirituality : Hinduism : GeneralChicagoN $24.28Book Description The esoteric Hindu traditions of Tantrism have profoundly influenced the development of Indian thought and civilization. Emerging from elements of yoga and wisdom traditions, shamanism, alchemy, eroticism, and folklore, Tantrism began to affect brahmanical Hinduism in the ninth century. Nevertheless, Tantrism and its key historical figures have been ignored by scholars. This accessible work introduces the concepts and practices of Hindu Sakta Tantrism to all those interested in Hinduism and the comparative study of religion.1970-01-14Amazon294.5/514 20 19901970-01-14  328Tantrism9.2 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
Z100.3.5.S62Brooks, JeffreyWhen Russia Learned to Read: Literacy and Popular Literature, 1861-19170-691-00821-3PaperbackNNPrinceton Univ PrFebruary, 19881 Literature & Fiction : Books & Reading : General N $5.25From Library Journal Brooks surveys commercial presses which published cheap tales and penny newspapers for the emancipated peasant. After a slow start on the uses and spread of literacy and education, the book picks up steam as it describes the ventures, their publishers and authors, and typical plots and characters of the tales. Brooks devotes individual chapters to the themes of freedom and order, national identity, science and superstition, and success, contrastng them to those of similar works from Europe and the United States. He also discusses efforts by the government and intelligentsia to publish more edifyiny reading for the lower classes. A clearly written work that offers fresh insight into Russian society. Mary F. Zirin, Altadena, Cal. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Review ". . .Brooks has given us rich fare for the person seeking to understand the complexities of mass culture in a country many have thought to lack any such thing." The Journal of Interdisciplinary History --This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-14Amazon   1970-01-14  449 1.2 x 6.0 x 9.2 inches
BF637.C45Brounstein, MartyCommunicating Effectively for Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))0-7645-5319-4PaperbackNNFor DummiesApril, 200114.5 StarsBusiness & Investing : Business Life : Communication : GeneralNew York, NYN $10.87Book Description Communicating Effectively For Dummies shows you how to get your point across at work and interact most productively with bosses and coworkers. Applying your knowledge and skill to your job is the easy part; working well with others is often the hard part. This helpful guide lets you maximize your personal interactions, even when resolving conflicts, dealing with customers, or giving difficult presentations. Whether you're the CEO of a major corporation, a small business owner, or a team manager, effective and clear communication is imperative to your success. From keeping your listener engaged to learning to become a better listener, Communicating Effectively For Dummies offers all the strategies, tips, and advice you need to: Learn how to become an active listener Accentuate the positive in negative situations Find win-win solutions for conflicts Stay on track when writing e-mails and letters Handle presentations, interviews, and other challenges Speak forcefully and assertively without alienating others Management consultant Marty Brounstein - author of Handling the Difficult Employee and Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies - gives you the keys to a thriving career with expert advice on effective verbal and nonverbal communication. From mastering your own facial expressions (and reading them in others) to being a happy boss, Brounstein covers all the angles: Becoming aware of your own assumptions Dealing with passive-aggressive communicators What to say to help someone open up to you Communicating through eye contact and body language Maintaining a positive attitude Dealing with sensitive issues Effective conflict resolution models When to use e-mail, the phone, or a face-to-face meeting Dealing with angry customers Coaching your staff to communicate better In today's high-stress work environment, good communication skills are imperative for keeping your cool and getting your point across. Knowing what to say and how to say it, as well as being a good listener, can often be the difference between getting ahead and just getting by. This handy, friendly guide shows you how to avoid common conflicts and make your voice heard in the office. Book Info (IDG Books Worldwide) A friendly guide to effective communication, showing readers the value and the efficacy of good communication skills. Shows how to become an active listener, how to speak assertively and accentuate the positive, how to resolve conflicts in a mutually beneficial way, and how to make presentations and handle interviews. Softcover.1970-01-14Amazon153.6 21 20011970-01-14 Dummies Series384Interpersonal communication9.2 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
PG3098.4.B76Brown, Deming BronsonThe Last Years of Soviet Russian Literature: Prose Fiction 1975-19910-521-40865-2PaperbackNNCambridge University PressSeptember 22, 199415.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Books & Reading : ReferenceCambridge ; New YorkN $28.99Review 'Concise, gracefully written, and thoroughly researched, this book is indispensable for anybody at all interested in modern Russian writing, or, for that matter, the recent history of Russia.' Maurice Friedberg, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
'Teachers, students, journalists, general readers, all others who might want to learn the basic facts of the lives and works of authors from Abramov to Zolotusskii and from Petrushevskaya to Tolstaya will find what they need in this book. There is also a most valuable bibliography of Russian works translated into English. Professor Brown is judicious, level-headed, and thoroughly informative. This is a model of encylopedic coverage and concise description.' George Gibian, Goldwin Smith Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature, Cornell University
'This is a work which distills comprehensive knowledge of the recent Russian literary scene into a few succinct and well chosen chapters. ... the best introduction I can imagine to recent Russian prose fiction'. Geoffrey Hosking, University of London Review "This is a model of encyclopedic coverage and concise description." George Gibian, Cornell University "Concise, gracefully written, and thoroughly researched, this book is indispensable for anybody at all interested in modern Russian writing, or, for that matter, the recent history of Russia." Maurice Friedberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "This survey leaves no doubt that Russian literature is producing writers of interest and stature as never before." Victor Terras, Brown University "Brown's new book is a significant contribution to the study of contemporary Russian literature in the West. It provides an objective assessment of the curent situation in Russian literature. His evaluation of artistic talent is fair, and his critical observations are succinct, sensitive and subtle." N.N. Shneidmen, The Russian Review "Deming Brown's 1978 Soviet Russian Literature Since Stalin stands as one of the most useful and well written surveys of literature and literary politics n the post-stalinist period...his new full of well-informed observations on dozens of contemporary Russian authors...The Last Years of Soviet Russian Literature is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the final stage of Soviet literature and the beginning of the still amorphous post-Soviet era. It is the latest in a long and impressive list of contributions that Deming Brown has made to the study of Soviet Russian literature." Kathleen Parthť " invaluable sequel to his standard Soviet Russian Literature Since Stalin....Essential for academic libraries." Choice "Brown's skill at providing a vivid and comprehensive picture of a writer in a few paragraphs is commendable." Patricia Pollock Brodsky, World Literature Today "...the most current book-length survey of recent Soviet Russian prose available in English....Brown's book contains a great deal of information, and its author deserves a sincere round of applause for having made his way through the increasingly chaotic landscape of recent Russian fiction to construct a useful roadmap for the rest of us to follow....anyone with an interest in current developments in Russian prose should have a look at it...." Catherine Theimer Nepomnyashchy, Slavic and East European Journal
1970-04-15Amazon891.78/440809 20  1970-04-15  218Russian fiction -- 20th century -- History and, criticism8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
BL2490.K68 B76Brown, Karen McCarthyMama Lola: A Voodoo Priestess in Brooklyn (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society, No. 4)0-520-07780-6PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressFebruary, 199214.5 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $2.36From Publishers Weekly Brown befriends a Haitian vodou priestess who practices in her Brooklyn, N.Y., home. Photos. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. Joan Dayan, Women's Review of Books "I know of no other work about Vodou that can teach the uninitiated so fully what it means to know." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-10-08Amazon  19912005-10-08 Comparative Studies in Religion & Society432 1.0 x 6.0 x 9.0 inches
 Bruna, DickMiffy's Counting Book (Miffy (Big Tent Entertainment))1-59226-034-9Board bookNNBig Tent EntertainmentApril 9, 200415.0 StarsChildren's Books : Ages 4-8 : General N $7.99Book Description Miffy's Counting Book uses familiar objects and animals, bold colors, and eye-catching illustrations to teach children numbers. The innovative design has tabs with the numbers from one to ten so children can go right to the number they want, and the simple, happy illustrations make learning numbers fun.1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  20 7.6 x 6.8 x 0.5 inches
BM723 .B78Buber, MartinI and Thou. With a postscript by the author added  NNScribner195815.0 StarsLifeNew YorkN   1970-04-16Library of Congress [1]181.3  1970-04-16  137Life, Relationism, God -- Knowableness137 p. 20 cm.
PT2603.E455Buck-Morss, SusanThe Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)0-262-52164-4PaperbackNNThe MIT PressJuly 1, 199114.0 StarsHistory : Europe : France : General N $33.15From Publishers Weekly To German philosopher Benjamin (1892-1940), the glass-covered shopping arcades of 19th-century Paris were the first dream-worlds of mass culture. He spent 13 years taking notes for the "Arcades project," but the manuscript was a morass of fragments at the time he committed suicide. By decoding all sorts of urban phenomena--casinos, street signs, prostitution, apartment interiors, boredom, railway stations, Baudelaire's poetry, etc.--the Marxist cultural critic hoped to pierce the myths of progress, consumerist bliss and faith in technology. In a major act of biographical-literary excavation, Buck-Morss, professor of political philosophy at Cornell, reconstructs Benjamin's thought processes as he penetrated the collective cultural fantasies spawned by mass production and the mass media. The narrative is enlivened by a diversity of intriguing illustrations, from French period cartoons to contemporary photographs. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Book Description Walter Benjamin's magnum opus was a book he did not live to write. In The Dialectics of Seeing, Susan Buck-Morss offers an inventive reconstruction of the Passagen-Werk, or Arcades Project, as it might have taken form. Susan Buck-Morss is Professor of Political Philosophy and Social Theory at Cornell University.2005-10-15Amazon  19912005-10-15 Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought Series505 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
BX8643.T4B84Buerger, David JohnThe Mysteries of Godliness: A History of Mormon Temple Worship1-56085-176-7PaperbackNNSignature BooksNovember 1, 200214.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : General N $14.93Midwest Book Review Drawn from authentic sources, David Buerger's The Mysteries of Godliness: A History of Mormon Temple Worship is an insightful, comprehensive and scholarly history of LDS temple worship. Readers will learn of its humble beginnings in Ohio where members practiced Old Testament-like ceremonies to the adoption and transofrmation of Masonic ritual in Nauvoo, Illinois, to recent modifications which suggest an adaption to contemporary concerns for appearing relevant to today's political and social issues. The Mormon concept of "continuous revelation is reflected in the dynamics and continuing evolution of Mormon temple worship. Chapters cover the prelude to endowment, the Kirtland Ceremony, Joseph Smith's ritual, Brigham Young's revisions, developments in nineteenth century Utah, the twentieth century temple, and the authors conclusions from his research data. Appendix One features "The December 1845 Meetings of the Holy Order". Appendix Two features "Published Descriptions of the Temple Ceremony". A unique, accurate and insightful publication. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Product Description: A veil of secrecy surrounds Mormon temple worship. While officially intended to preserve the sacredness of the experience, this silence often leaves Latter-day Saints mystified. Until now there has been no scholarly examination of the derivation and development of the temple-something David John Buerger suggests all Mormons should know. By grounding the ceremony's meaning in symbolism and context, Latter-day Saints should find the ritual more enriching. Non-Mormons, too, may better appreciate the syncretic interweaving of old and new traditions in this highest form of Mormon devotion.2005-03-30Amazon   2005-03-30  244 10.1 x 4.9 x 0.7 inches
BL2015.M3B85Buhnemann, GudrunMandalas and Yantras in the Hindu Traditions9004129022HardcoverNNBrill Academic PublishersAugust 1, 200325.0 StarsHistory : Asia : General N $94.00Book Description In recent years maṇḍalas have attracted much interest among a wider public. The main focus of such interest has been directed toward Tibetan maṇḍalas, specimens of which have been included in numerous publications. But maṇḍalas are found across a wide spectrum of South Asian religious traditions, including those of the Hindus and Jains. Hindu maṇḍalas and yantras have hardly been researched. This book attempts to fill this gap by clarifying important aspects of maṇḍalas and yantras in specific Hindu traditions through investigations by renowned specialists in the field. Its chapters explore maṇḍalas and yantras in the Smārta, PāŮcarātra, Śaiva and Śākta traditions. An essay on the vāstupuruṣamaṇḍala and its relationship to architecture is also included. With 13 colour plates.2005-04-23Amazon   2005-04-23  324 9.7 x 6.7 x 1.0 inches
G140.E58Buisseret, David (Editor)Envisioning the City : Six Studies in Urban Cartography (The Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography)0-226-07993-7HardcoverNNUniversity Of Chicago PressJuly 6, 199815.0 StarsNonfiction : Politics : GeneralChicagoN $60.00Book Description Churchman or merchant, soldier or sanitary engineer, everyone who lives in a city sees it differently. Envisioning the City explores how these points of urban view have been expressed in city plans. Ranging from vertical plans to bird's-eye views, profiles, and three-dimensional models, these diverse maps all show cities "the way people want to see them." Whether a Chinese vertical city plan from the first millennium B.C. or a bird's-eye view appended to a fifteenth-century edition of Ptolemy's Geography, the type of plan chosen and its focus reflected the aspects of a city that the map's creators wished to highlight. For instance, maps of seventeenth-century cities emphasized impregnable fortifications as a deterrent to potential attackers. And Daniel Burnham's famous 1909 Plan of Chicago used a distinct representational style to "sell" his version of the new Chicago. Although city plans are among the oldest maps known, few books have been devoted to them. Historians of cartography and geography, architects, and urban planners will all enjoy this profusely illustrated volume.2005-10-08Amazon912/.19732 21 19982005-10-08 Kenneth Nebenzahl, JR., Lectures in The196Cities and towns -- Maps9.5 x 8.7 x 0.7 inches
BL1130.A4B84Buitenen, J. A. B. van (Translator)The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata0-226-84662-8PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressSeptember 15, 198114.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Hinduism : GeneralChicagoN $14.00Language Notes Text: English--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-04Amazon294/.5/924 19812005-10-04  183 9.3 x 6.0 x 0.5 inches
PK633.A2 B8 v. 2Buitenen, J. A. B. van (Translator)The Mahabharata, Volume 2 : Book 2: The Book of Assembly; Book 3: The Book of the Forest0-226-84664-4PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressSeptember 15, 198114.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : World Literature : Mythology : General N $35.10ABOUT THE BOOK Mahabharata, Vol. 2 FROM THE PUBLISHER The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, and their one hundred contentious cousins for rule of the land. This is the second volume of van Buitenen's acclaimed translation of the definitive Poona edition of the text.2006-01-15Amazon   2006-01-15  871 9.3 x 6.0 x 1.8 inches
PK633.A2B8Buitenen, J. A. B. van (Translator)The Mahabharata, Volume 3 : Book 4: The Book of the Virata; Book 5: The Book of the Effort (Mahabharata)0-226-84665-2PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressNovember 15, 198314.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Sociology : Culture N $29.00ABOUT THE BOOK Mahabharata, Vol. 3 FROM THE PUBLISHER The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, and their one hundred contentious cousins for rule of the land. This is the second volume of van Buitenen's acclaimed translation of the definitive Poona edition of the text.2006-01-17Amazon   2006-01-17  582 1.5 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
PG3252Bukharkin, P. E.Tragediia5280016403Binding UnknownNNKhudozh. lit-raJan 19911 Russian drama (Tragedy) -- 18th centuryMoskvaN  Ill. on lining papers. Includes bibliographical   1970-01-07 RusskaŽiža literatura--vek XVIII ; t. 2718Russian drama (Tragedy) -- 18th century23 cm.
PG3476.B78M3353Bulgakov, MikhailThe Master and Margarita (Penguin Classics)0-14-118014-5PaperbackNNPenguin ClassicsDecember 200114.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Classics : Russian N $ Surely no stranger work exists in the annals of protest literature than The Master and Margarita. Written during the Soviet crackdown of the 1930s, when Mikhail Bulgakov's works were effectively banned, it wraps its anti-Stalinist message in a complex allegory of good and evil. Or would that be the other way around? The book's chief character is Satan, who appears in the guise of a foreigner and self-proclaimed black magician named Woland. Accompanied by a talking black tomcat and a "translator" wearing a jockey's cap and cracked pince-nez, Woland wreaks havoc throughout literary Moscow. First he predicts that the head of noted editor Berlioz will be cut off; when it is, he appropriates Berlioz's apartment. (A puzzled relative receives the following telegram: "Have just been run over by streetcar at Patriarch's Ponds funeral Friday three afternoon come Berlioz.") Woland and his minions transport one bureaucrat to Yalta, make another one disappear entirely except for his suit, and frighten several others so badly that they end up in a psychiatric hospital. In fact, it seems half of Moscow shows up in the bin, demanding to be placed in a locked cell for protection. Meanwhile, a few doors down in the hospital lives the true object of Woland's visit: the author of an unpublished novel about Pontius Pilate. This Master--as he calls himself--has been driven mad by rejection, broken not only by editors' harsh criticism of his novel but, Bulgakov suggests, by political persecution as well. Yet Pilate's story becomes a kind of parallel narrative, appearing in different forms throughout Bulgakov's novel: as a manuscript read by the Master's indefatigable love, Margarita, as a scene dreamed by the poet--and fellow lunatic--Ivan Homeless, and even as a story told by Woland himself. Since we see this narrative from so many different points of view, who is truly its author? Given that the Master's novel and this one end the same way, are they in fact the same book? These are only a few of the many questions Bulgakov provokes, in a novel that reads like a set of infinitely nested Russian dolls: inside one narrative there is another, and then another, and yet another. His devil is not only entertaining, he is necessary: "What would your good be doing if there were no evil, and what would the earth look like if shadows disappeared from it?" Unsurprisingly--in view of its frequent, scarcely disguised references to interrogation and terror--Bulgakov's masterwork was not published until 1967, almost three decades after his death. Yet one wonders if the world was really ready for this book in the late 1930s, if, indeed, we are ready for it now. Shocking, touching, and scathingly funny, it is a novel like no other. Woland may reattach heads or produce 10-ruble notes from the air, but Bulgakov proves the true magician here. The Master and Margarita is a different book each time it is opened. --Mary Park --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Publishers Weekly This uncensored translation of Bulgakov's posthumously published masterpiece of black magic and black humor restores its sliest digs and sharpest jabs at Stalin's regime, which suppressed it. Writing in a punning, soaring prose thick with contemporary historical references and political irony, Bulgakov (1891-1940) did not make things easy for future translators. The story itself is demanding: the arrival of the Devil and his entourage in Stalin's Moscow frames a Faustian tale of a suppressed writer (the Master) and his devoted lover (his Margarita), set against a realistic narrative?the Master's rejected manuscript?of Pontius Pilate's police state in Jerusalem. An immediate contemporary classic when it was first serialized in Moscow in censored form in 1967-68, the novel suffered in its previous English translations, which were either incomplete or stylistically loose. This new translation, with its accuracy and depth, finally does justice to the politically and verbally outrageous qualities of the original. Careful footnotes1970-04-16Amazon   1970-04-16  432 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
BX4827.B78 J64Bultmann, Rudolf KarlRudolf Bultmann: Interpreting faith for the modern era (The Making of modern theology)0-00-599977-4PaperbackNNCollins198715.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : ChristianityLondon ; San Francisco, CAN $2.52Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: German--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-21Amazon230/.092/4 19  1970-01-21 The Making of modern theology346Bible. N.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc, Theology22 cm.
BH301.A94 B8313Burger, PeterTheory of the Avant-Garde (Theory & History of Literature)0-8166-1068-1PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressFebruary, 198424.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralMinneapolisN $17.95Language Notes Text: English, German (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-15Amazon111/.85 19 19842005-10-15 Theory and History of Literature Series135Avant-garde (Aesthetics)9.0 x 6.0 x 0.4 inches
PG3479.4.U7Burich, VladimirTeksty: stikhi, udeterony, proza5265006788PaperbackNNSovetskii pisatel'19891  MoscowN $10.00 2006-01-16       0  
Z657.A245 1994Burt, Richard (Editor)The Administration of Aesthetics: Censorship, Political Criticism, and the Public Sphere (Cultural Politics)0-8166-2367-8PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressSeptember 199415.0 StarsNonfiction : Current Events : Civil Rights & LibertiesMinneapolis, Minn.N $26.00ABOUT THE BOOK Administration of Aesthetics: Censorship, Political Criticism, and the Public Sphere, Vol. 71970-04-15Amazon323.44 20 19941970-04-15 Cultural Politics Series381Censorship, Criticism -- Political aspects8.5 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
BQ9294.4.K687Buswell, Robert E., Jr.The Zen Monastic Experience0-691-03477-XPaperbackNNPrinceton University PressNovember 29, 199315.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Buddhism : General N $23.95From Kirkus Reviews A myth-shattering foray behind the walls of a Korean Zen Buddhist monastery. The common Western image of Zen as a religion that features unpredictable, iconoclastic teachers ``bullying their students into enlightenment'' is, says Buswell (East Asian Languages and Cultures/UCLA), grossly inaccurate. And he should know, having spent five years as a monk at Songgwang-sa, one of the largest Zen monasteries in Korea. Here, deftly weaving scholarship and memoir, Buswell depicts what life in a Zen monastery is really like. Early chapters discuss the history and current status (not terribly vital) of Buddhism in Korea; the course (surprisingly flexible) of a typical monk's career and of a typical monastic year; and the layout and bureaucracy of Songgwang-sa, plus a look at its charismatic ``master,'' Kusan, who ``achieved the great awakening'' in 1960, at age 50. Through this survey, which is well-detailed but hardly gripping, Buswell explodes Zen's reputation as bibliophobic, artsy-craftsy, and reliant on physical labor. Ironically, the narrative takes flight with the author's description of the aspect of Korean Zen that matches its reputation--the arduous life of the monastery's ``elite vanguard,'' the meditators. Although meditators comprise only a small percentage of the monks (with the rest devoted to support activities or ritual), their efforts astonish: sitting in meditation for 14 hours a day; for one week a year, sitting seven days straight without sleep; engaging in such severe practices as extensive fasting, never lying down to sleep, and the frowned-upon but ever-popular practice of burning off their fingers (a ``symbolic commitment''). But for most monks, Buswell notes, it's ``a disciplined life, not the transformative experience of enlightenment,'' that's crucial. Less the sound of one hand clapping than of hands, mind, and heart working together to lead a sanctified life--and, as such, a sound corrective to Western misunderstandings about Zen. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs.) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Review [This book] is ... forged from [Buswell's] own experience and practice.... He enlivens his study with a detailed personal account of his daily life at Songgwang-sa, one of Korea's main monasteries, and with wry humor.... This book should be read by anyone interested in the daily life of Zen training.2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  288 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
PG2121.B89 1989Buxton, Charles RodenRussian Composition and Conversation0-8442-4221-7PaperbackNNNTC/Contemporary Publishing CompanyAugust 198913.0 StarsReference : Education : General N $22.00ABOUT THE BOOK Russian Composition and Conversation FROM THE PUBLISHER This book provides specialized vocabulary lists organized by subject as an aid for anyone writing and speaking Russian. Students, travelers, and translators alike will find this guidebook invaluable for improving their ability to communicate in Russian.1970-04-14Amazon   1970-04-14  184 8.9 x 6.0 x 0.5 inches
BL65.S4 G46Bynum, Caroline W.Gender and Religion: On the Complexity of Symbols0-8070-1009-XPaperbackNNBeacon PrOctober, 198814.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : General N $5.00ABOUT THE BOOK Gender and Religion: On the Complexity of Symbols2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  325  
BT741.s.B95Bynum, Caroline WalkerFragmentation and Redemption: Essays on Gender and the Human Body in Medieval Religion0-942299-63-9HardcoverNNZone BooksNovember 19, 199015.0 StarsNonfiction : PhilosophyNew YorkN $39.00Book Description These seven essays by noted historian Caroline Walker Bynum exemplify her argument that historians must write in a "comic" mode, aware of history's artifice, risks, and incompletion. Exploring a diverse array of medieval texts, the essays show how women were able to appropriate dominant social symbols in ways that revised and undercut them, allowing their own creative and religious voices to emerge. Taken together, they provide a model of how to account for gender in studying medieval texts and offer a new interpretation of the role of asceticism and mysticism in Christianity. In the first three essays, Bynum focuses on the methodological problems inherent in the writing of history. She shows that a consideration of medieval texts written by women and the rituals attractive to them undermines the approaches of three 20th-century intellectual figures - Victor Turner, Max Weber, and Leo Steinberg - and illustrates how other disciplines can enrich historical research. These methodological considerations are then used in the next three essays to examine gender proper. While describing the "experiential" literary voices of medieval women, Bynum underlines the corporality of women's piety and focuses on both the cultural construction and the intractable physicality of the body itself. She also examines how the acts and attitudes of men affected the cultural construction of categories such as "female," "heretic," and "saint" and shows that the study of gender is the study of how roles and possibilities are conceptualized by both women and men. In the final essay, Bynum elucidates how medieval discussions of bodily resurrection and the obsession with material details enrich modem debates over questions of self-identity and survival. Caroline Walker Bynum is a MacArthur Fellow and recipient of the Schaff Prize for Church History for her highly acclaimed Holy Feast, Holy Fast. She is Professor of History at Columbia University.2005-10-04Amazon233/.5 20  2005-10-04  426Body, Human -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500, Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity --, History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500, Women -- Religious aspects -- Christianity --, History of d9.3 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches
P302 .C328 2001Cameron, DeborahWorking with Spoken Discourse0-7619-5773-1PaperbackNNSAGE PublicationsMay, 200115.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : General N $38.95Book Description Working with Spoken Discourse provides a comprehensive account of the expanding multidisciplinary field of discourse analysis. Combining theory and practice it covers a wide range of material in a lively and accessible style. It discusses current approaches, concepts and debates in the field of spoken discourse and provides a grounding in the practical techniques of discourse analysis and how to apply them to real data. Working with Spoken Discourse is divided into three sections. The first section covers general issues - the definition of "discourse" and uses of discourse analysis, the second section covers a series of approaches to discourse analysis and the final section focuses on the applications of discourse analysis in social research and designing and writing up projects. 2005-04-23Amazon   2005-04-23  216 9.6 x 6.8 x 0.5 inches
BF408.C178Cameron, JuliaWalking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity1-58542-183-9HardcoverNNJeremy P. Tarcher/PutnamSeptember 20023 Creation (literary, artistic, etc.) : Creative Ability N  Publisher Comments: Ten years ago Julia Cameron published a groundbreaking work that offered an original and astoundingly effective twelve-week course in creative discovery. With nearly two million copies sold, The Artist's Way is now a classic cherished by the aspiring and working artists who have experienced its rich benefits. Walking in This World picks up where The Artist's Way left off to present readers with a second twelve-week course-Part Two in an amazing journey toward discovering our human potential. In Walking in This World, Cameron shows readers how to inhabit the world with a sense of wonder, a childlike inquisitiveness that each of us was born with. "Great artists are actually great amateurs," she writes in her introduction. "They have learned to wriggle out of the seriousness of rigid categorization and allow themselves to pursue the Pied Piper of delight." Full of valuable new strategies and techniques for breaking through difficult creative ground, this is the "intermediate level" of the Artist's Way program. A profoundly inspired work by the leading authority on the subject of creativity, Walking in This World is destined to become a classic in its own right.1970-01-14Powells Books  20021970-01-14  288 9.54x7.46x1.11 in. 1.73 lbs.
N5975 .C36 1992Camille, MichaelImage on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art (Essays in Art and Culture)0-674-44361-6HardcoverNNHarvard University PressMay 15, 199215.0 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Art History : GeneralCambridge, Mass.N $9.00ABOUT THE BOOK Image on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art FROM THE PUBLISHER A gargoyle lurks at the corner of a Gothic cathedral. A monstrous face peers from the margin of a medieval text. At the far reaches of cultural spaces a chorus of odd and arresting figures assembles, commenting endlessly on the world it surveys. What these characters are doing at the margins is the subject of Michael Camille's new book, an exhilarating account of the medieval imagination testing--and defining--its boundaries. Where others have isolated the marginal image as a detail, Camille considers such marginalia in direct and complex relation to the whole work. Ranging with graceful authority through the culture of the Middle Ages, from art to architecture, music to illustrated manuscripts, courtly romances to social rituals, he finds in the margins a distorted yet apt reflection of medieval conventions. It is here at the edge--of the monastery, the cathedral, the court, the city--that medieval artists found room for experimentation, for glossing, parodying, modernizing, and questioning cultural authority without ever undermining it. Viewing marginalia in their proper social and cultural context, Camille reveals scandalous and subversive aspects, as well as apparently paradoxical stabilizing functions. He rejects oppositions such as high and low, profane and sacred, and instead projects a vision of medieval culture in which marginal resistance, inversion, and transgression play an integral, even necessary, role. Chimeras as disruptions of religious order; gargoyles as embodiments of fears and temptations; scatological drawings as manifestations of crisis in the chivalric class; charivari as ritual reinscriptions of social norms: Image on the Edge presents a vivid picture of a medieval world in which contradictions were not only tolerated, but worked with exquisite detail into the very fabric of society. With a richness of expression in keeping with his subject--and with a wealth of sumptuous illustrations--Camille illuminates these details; in doing so, he1970-04-30Amazon709/.02 20  1970-04-30 Essays in Art and Culture176Art, Medieval -- Themes, motives, Marginality, Social, in art, Margins in books, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval, Marginalia24 cm.
BV153.E85 C35Camille, MichaelThe Gothic Idol : Ideology and Image-Making in Medieval Art (Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism)0-521-42430-5PaperbackNNCambridge University PressOctober 25, 19911 Arts & Photography : Art : Art History : General N $273.51Book Description By examining the theme of idol-worship in medieval art, this book reveals the ideological basis of paintings, statues, and manuscript illuminations that depict the worship of false gods in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. By showing that images of idolatry stood for those outside the Church - pagans, Muslims, Jews, heretics, homosexuals - Camille sheds new light on how medieval society viewed both alien 'others' and itself. He links the abhorrence of worshipping false gods in images to an 'image-explosion' in the thirteenth century when the Christian Church was filled with cult statues, miracle-working relics, and 'real' representations in the new Gothic style. In attempting to bring the Gothic image to life, Camille shows how images can teach us about attitudes and beliefs in a particular society.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08 Cambridge New Art History and Criticism441 1.0 x 7.2 x 10.2 inches
BS1194.C35Campbell, D. B. JThe Old Testament for modern readers0-8042-0197-8Unknown BindingNNJohn Knox Press197414.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Christianity : Bibles : GeneralAtlantaN $2.10ABOUT THE BOOK The Old Testament for Modern Readers1970-01-07Amazon221.6 19721970-01-07  135Bible. O.T. -- Textbooks, Worship in the Bibleviii, 135 p. 23 cm.
P211.C25Campbell, George L.Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets0-415-13715-2PaperbackNNRoutledgeNovember, 199713.0 StarsReference : GeneralNew YorkN $33.95Book Description Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets is a handy reference which presents the written form of nearly 40 of the world's varied languages. Entries range from the mainstream, such as Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Korean and Thai; to the more obscure, such as Buginese, Cree, Devanagari, Gurmukhi, Malayalam Samaritan and Telugu. Full script tables are given and each entry is accompanied by a brief overview of its historical and linguistic context.1970-01-07Amazon411 20 19971970-01-07  132Writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Alphabet -- Handbooks, manuals, etc9.2 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
BH39.E2913 1989Cancogni, AnnaThe Open Work0-674-63976-6PaperbackNNHarvard University PressMarch 20053 Philosophy : Arts, fine N  Publisher Comments: More than twenty years after its original appearance in Italian, The Open Work remains significant for its powerful concept of openness--the artist's decision to leave arrangements of some constituents of a work to the public or to chance--and for its striking anticipation of two major themes of contemporary literary theory: the element of multiplicity and plurality in art, and the insistence on literary response as an interactive process between reader and text. The questions Umberto Eco raises, and the answers he suggests, are intertwined in the continuing debate on literature, art, and culture in general. This entirely new edition, edited for the English-language audience with the approval of Eco himself, includes an authoritative introduction by David Robey that explores Eco's thought at the period of The Open Work, prior to his absorption in semiotics. The book now contains key essays on Eco's mentor Luigi Pareyson, on television and mass culture, and on the politics of art. Harvard University Press will publish separately and simultaneously the extended study of James Joyce that was originally part of The Open Work, entitled The Aesthetics of Chaosmos: The Middle Ages of James Joyce. The Open Work explores a set of issues in aesthetics that remain central to critical theory, and does so in a characteristically vivid style. Eco's convincing manner of presenting ideas and his instinct for the lively example are threaded compellingly throughout. This book is at once a major treatise in modern aesthetics and an excellent introduction to Eco's thought. Synopsis: Essays discuss poetry, communication, television, form, aesthetics, bad taste, and art.1970-01-14Powells Books  19891970-01-14  320 8.98x6.02x.97 in. 1.05 lbs.
D116.C35Cantor, Norman FInventing the Middle Ages0-688-09406-6HardcoverNNMorrow, William Company In199114.5 StarsHistory : Europe : GeneralNew YorkN $1.25From Publishers Weekly To 19th-century romantics, the Middle Ages were a justification for aesthetic passion and communal feeling. In contrast, the 20th century's picture of the Middle Ages stresses its synthesis of faith and reason, charismatic leadership of saints and heroes, formalist attitude to art and literature, and ideas of divine and human love. These constructs, argues New York University medievalist Cantor, are the product of such influential medievalists as Frederic Maitland, Erwin Panofsky, C. S. Lewis and Richard Southern. His sometimes provocative study combines intimate profiles of 20 medievalists with an assessment of the impact of their ideas on our image of the Middle Ages. Cantor unravels the "common man's ethos" in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and discusses Eileen Power's searing indictment of the Middle Ages' marginalization of women. He invents his own Middle Ages: one that tells us to reject the "regulatory and welfare state" and reassert the values of civil society and "tough love." Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.2005-10-08Amazon940.1/072 20 19912005-10-08  477Middle Ages -- Historiography -- History -- 20th, century1.5 x 6.5 x 9.4 inches
BL41.C36Capps, Walter H.Religious Studies: The Making of a Discipline0-8006-2535-8PaperbackNNAugsburg Fortress PublishersJune, 199512.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Christianity : Church History : GeneralMinneapolisN $30.00ABOUT THE BOOK Religious Studies: The Making of a Discipline ANNOTATION The author nationally recognized for the quality and depth of his teaching in religious studies has written the first full-scale introduction to the history and methods of the study of religion. FROM THE PUBLISHER Since its inception almost 200 years ago, the study of religion has informed, enlightened, provoked, and challenged our notions of humanity's deepest beliefs and longings. Now Walter Capps, nationally recognized for the quality and depth of his teaching, has written the first full-scale introduction to the history and methods of religious studies. To assess the many points of view in this mature but diffuse discipline. Capps uses the idea that four basic of fundamental questions and three enduring interests have given formal structure to the study of religion: the essence of religion; the origin of religion, descriptions of religion; the function of religion, the language of religion, comparisons of religion and, the future of religious studies. In this way Capps relates the chief insights and theories of philosophy, anthropology, phenomenology, sociology, and theology of religion, and spotlights theorists from Immanuel Kant to Mircea Eliade. His valuable text unites in a single narrative and conceptual framework the major methodological proposals for the academic study of religion; treats all the major theorists in their respective disciplines, schools of thought, and intellectual movements; treats the whole discipline as a dynamic and evolving tradition. Religious Studies constitutes not only an erudite introduction to the field, exhibiting vast scholarship and careful assessment, but also a bold synthetic proposal for its future.2005-10-08Amazon200/.7 20 19952005-10-08  368Religion -- Study and teaching -- History, Religion -- Philosophy, Religion9.0 x 6.7 x 1.1 inches
B3279.H42 Z7 C23Caputo, John D.Heidegger and Aquinas: An Essay on Overcoming Metaphysics0-8232-1098-7PaperbackNNFordham University PressSeptember 1, 198214.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $20.00 1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  308 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
PZ7.C21476Carle, EricThe Very Hungry Caterpillar board book0-399-22690-7Board bookNNPhilomelMarch 23, 199414.5 StarsChildren's Books : Animals : Bugs & Spiders : Fiction N $ Reviews "In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf." So begins Eric Carle's modern classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. More than 12 million copies of this book have been sold in its original, full-sized edition, and the beloved tale of science and gluttony has been translated into 20 languages. This five-by-four-inch miniature edition is truly tiny, with tiny type, but it is a nice size for small hands to hold and flip through the pictures. Despite its diminished state, the book is complete in every detail, following the ravenous caterpillar's path as he eats his way through one apple (and the pages of the book itself) on Monday, two pears on Tuesday, three plums on Wednesday, and so on, through cherry pie and sausage--until he is really fat and has a stomachache. And no doubt you know what happens next! Kids love butterfly metamorphosis stories, and this popular favorite teaches counting and the days of the week, too. A fun gift package for caterpillar fans. (Baby to preschool) --Karin Snelson Card catalog description Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-11-20Amazon   2005-11-20 Eric Carle Temp Series26 5.1 x 7.0 x 0.9 inches
GV481Carle, Eric (Illustrator)From Head to Toe Board Book0-694-01301-3HardcoverNNHarperFestivalMay 31, 199915.0 StarsChildren's Books : Animals : General : Fiction N $7.99From Publishers Weekly As the artist's collages emulate animal movements, children will "eagerly clap, stomp, kick and wriggle their way through these pages," said PW. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. From School Library Journal PreS. Animals and multiethnic children illustrate various body movements on large, double-page spreads. A giraffe bends its neck, a monkey waves its arms, etc. The repetitive text has the animal stating the movement and asking, "Can you do it?" Each child responds, "I can do it!" Carle's vivid cut-paper collages are striking and invite sharing individually or with a group. There is no story?rather the book is an invitation to get everyone moving. A nice addition to a toddler storytime, but it may get lost as it's cataloged in 613.7.?Lisa Smith, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-01-21Amazon  c1991970-01-21  26 7.0 x 5.0 x 0.6 inches
B2430.F724 C365Carrette, Jeremy R.Foucault and Religion: Spiritual Corporality and Political Spirituality0-415-20260-4PaperbackNNRoutledgeDecember, 199925.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $34.95 2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  208 9.5 x 6.4 x 0.7 inches
BL624.C3475Carrette, Jeremy R.Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion0-415-30209-9PaperbackNNRoutledgeNovember, 200415.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : GeneralNew York, NYN $22.95ABOUT THE BOOK Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion FROM THE PUBLISHER Jeremy Carrette is Senior Lecturer and Head of Religious Studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland. He is author of Foucault and Religion (Routledge, 2000) and editor of Michel Foucault and Religious Experience . He has also co-edited the Routledge Centenary Edition of William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience (2002). Richard King is a Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope University. He is author of Orientalism and Religion (Routledge ,1999), Indian Philosophy: An Introduction to Hindu and Buddhist Thought and Early Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism . SYNOPSIS Capitalist Spirituality shows how spirituality has in fact become a powerful commodity in the global marketplace - a cultural addiction that reflects orthodox politics, curbs self-expression and colonizes Eastern beliefs.1970-01-14Amazon204 22  1970-01-14  194Spiritual life8.0 x 6.0 x 0.6 inches
BF697.C288Carrithers, Michael (Editor)The Category of the Person : Anthropology, Philosophy, History0-521-27757-4PaperbackNNCambridge University PressDecember 27, 198514.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : GeneralCambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New YorkN $31.99Book Description The concept that peope have of themselves as a 'person' is one of the most intimate notions that they hold. Yet the way in which the category of the person is conceived varies over time and space. In this volume, anthropologists, philosophers, and historians examine the notion of the person in different cultures, past and present. Taking as their starting point a lecture on the person as a category of the human mind, given by Marcel Mauss in 1938, the contributors critically assess Mauss's speculation that ntions of the person, rather than being primarily philosophical or psychological, have a complex social and ideological origin. Discussing societies ranging from ancient Greece, India, and China to modern Africa and Papua New Guinea, they provide fascinating descriptions of how these different cultures define the person. But they also raise deeper theoretical issues: What is universally constant and what is culturally variable in people's thinking about the person? How can these variations be explained? Has there been a general progressive development toward the modern Western view of the person? What is distinctive about this? How do one's notions of the person inform one's ability to comprehend alternative formulations? These questions are of compelling interest for a wide range of anthropologists, philosophers, historians, psychologists, sociologists, orientalists, and classicists. The book will appeal to any reader concerned with understanding one of the most fundamental aspects of human existence.2005-10-04Amazon302.5/4 19 19852005-10-04  319Self, Self -- Cross-cultural studies, Individualism, Individualism -- Cross-cultural studies, Mauss, Marcel, 1872-19509.0 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
GN414.A24Carsten, Janet (Editor)About the House : Lťvi-Strauss and Beyond0-521-47421-3HardcoverNNCambridge University PressMay 4, 19951 Nonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalCambridge ; New YorkN $127.94Book Description The domestic unit is inseparable from its homestead, and the "house," at once a physical place and a social unit, is often also a unit of production and consumption, a cult group, and even a political faction. Inspired by Lťvi-Strauss' suggestion that the multi-functional noble houses of Medieval Europe were simply the best-known examples of a widespread social institution, the contributors to this collection analyze "house" systems in Southeast Asia and South America, exploring the interrelationships among buildings, people, and ideas. They reveal some of the ways in which houses can stand for social groups and serve as images of process and order.2005-10-08Amazon307.3/36 20  2005-10-08  314Dwellings -- Social aspects, Dwellings -- Southeast Asia, Dwellings -- South America, Kinship -- Southeast Asia, Indians of South America -- Kinship0.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
BF175.5.P75Caruth, CathyTrauma : Explorations in Memory0-8018-5007-XPaperbackNNThe Johns Hopkins University PressMay 24, 199515.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Personal Health : Stress : Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderBaltimoreN $25.00Review "These essays offer fresh approaches on the subject of trauma from both a psychoanalytic and contemporary theoretical point of view. The combination of theoretical articles about trauma with interviews about its ongoing effects is a particular strength -- and a particularly appropriate approach when the topic itself is silence or testimony about trauma. The book will be of great interest to those in the psychoanalytic community interested in this kind of interdisciplinary work."--Alan Bass, Ph.D., Psychoanalyst Book Description Because traumatic events are unbearable in their horror and intensity, they often exist as memories that are not immediately recognizable as truth. Such experiences are best understood not only through the straightforward acquisition of facts but through a process of discovering where and why conscious understanding and memory fail. Literature, according to Cathy Caruth and others, opens a window on traumatic experience because it teaches readers to listen to what can be told only in indirect and surprising ways. Sociology, film, and political activism can also provide new ways of thinking about and responding to the experience of trauma. In Trauma and Memory, a distinguished group of analysts and critics offer a compelling look at what literature and the new approaches of a variety of clinical and theoretical disciplines bring to the understanding of traumatic experience. Combining two highly-acclaimed special issues of American Imago edited by Caruth, this interdisciplinary collection of essays and interviews will be of interest to analysts and critics concerned with the notion of trauma and the problem of interpretation and, more generally, to those interested in current discussions of subjects such as child abuse, AIDS, and the effects of historical atrocities such as the Holocaust. Contributions by: Georges Bataille, Harold Bloom, Laura Brown, Cathy Caruth, Kai Erikson, Shoshana Felman, Henry Krystal, Claude Lanzmann, Dori Laub, Kevin Newmark, Onno van der Hart, and Bessel van der Kolk. Interviews with: Robert Jay Lifton, Gregg Bordowitz, Douglas Crimp, and Laura Pinsky2005-11-20Amazon155.9/35 20 19952005-11-20  288Psychic trauma, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Recovered memory, False memory syndrome9.0 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
PS3553.A7894 C3Carver, RaymondCATHEDRAL (Vintage contemporaries)0-394-71281-1PaperbackNNVintageAugust 12, 198414.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( C ) : Carver, RaymondNew YorkN $ It was morning in America when Raymond Carver's Cathedral came out in 1983, but the characters in this dry collection of short stories from the forgotten corners of land of opportunity didn't receive much sunlight. Nothing much happens to the subjects of Carver's fiction, which is precisely why they are so harrowing: nothingness is a daunting presence to overcome. And rarely do they prevail, but the loneliness and quiet struggle the characters endure provide fertile ground for literary triumph, particularly in the hands of Carver, who was perhaps in his best form with this effort.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. The New York Times Book Review, Irving Howe Cathedral contains a number of similar stories, very skillful within their narrow limits, written with a dry intensity, and moving, at their climaxes, from the commonplace to the unnerving.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-07Amazon813/.54 19 19831970-01-07 Vintage Contemporaries Series227 20 cm.
F209.C3Cash, W.J.The Mind of the South (Vintage)0-679-73647-6PaperbackNNVintageSeptember 10, 199114.0 StarsHistory : Americas : United States : State & Local : GeneralNew YorkN $10.88Review "No one, among the multitudes who have written about the South, has been more penetrating or more persuasive than Mr. Cash." -- The New York Times "Wyatt-Brown's introduction is the sanest overview of The Mind of the South I've yet encountered. It points up the specific and real worth of this remarkable book." -- Louis D. Rubin, Jr. "Sometimes insightful, sometimes infuriating, The Mind of the South is mandatory reading for anyone who would understand the region. Wyatt-Brown's brilliant introduction reveals the relevance of Cash and his book to our own times." -- Charles Joyner, Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern History and Culture, University of South Carolina Review "No one, among the multitudes who have written about the South, has been more penetrating or more persuasive than Mr. Cash." -- The New York Times "Wyatt-Brown's introduction is the sanest overview of The Mind of the South I've yet encountered. It points up the specific and real worth of this remarkable book." -- Louis D. Rubin, Jr. "Sometimes insightful, sometimes infuriating, The Mind of the South is mandatory reading for anyone who would understand the region. Wyatt-Brown's brilliant introduction reveals the relevance of Cash and his book to our own times." -- Charles Joyner, Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern History and Culture, University of South Carolina2005-11-20Amazon975 20  2005-11-20  496Southern States -- Civilization, Southern States -- Social conditions8.0 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
B3216.C31 V47Cassirer, ErnstSymbol, Myth and Culture: Essays and Lectures of Ernst Cassirer 1935-450-300-02666-8PaperbackNNYale University PressMarch, 19811 Literature & Fiction : History & Criticism N $32.00ABOUT THE BOOK Symbol, Myth and Culture: Essays and Lectures of Ernst Cassirer 1935-452005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  320 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
B395.C38Cavalier, RobertPlato for Beginners0-86316-039-5PaperbackNNWriters & Readers PublishingSeptember, 199013.5 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $9.56ABOUT THE BOOK Plato for Beginners FROM THE PUBLISHER This book introduces readers to the philosopher who helped shape the way we think about the world. It includes a look at the social gadfly Socrates, Plato's mentor, whose martyrdom led Plato to form a new system of knowledge based on reason.2005-10-04Amazon   2005-10-04 Writers & Readers For Beginners Series176 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.4 inches
B3209.B584 C38Caygill, HowardWalter Benjamin: The Colour of Experience0-415-08959-XPaperbackNNRoutledgeFebruary 1, 199814.5 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $34.95About the Author Howard Caygill is Lecturer in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, Goldsmith's College, University of London.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  208 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
HM101.C4213Certeau, Michel DeCulture in the Plural0-8166-2767-3PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressJanuary, 199814.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralMinneapolisN $18.95Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: French--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-10-08Amazon306 21 19982005-10-08  180Culture, Multiculturalism, Language and culture, Political culture9.0 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
PN45.C4Certeau, Michel DeHeterologies: Discourse on the Other (Theory and History of Literature, Vol 17)0-8166-1404-0PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressApril, 198615.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : SemioticsMinneapolisN $18.95Language Notes Text: English, French--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-15Amazon801 19 19862005-10-15 Theory and History of Literature Series276Literature -- Philosophy9.0 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
BV5077.E85 C4713Certeau, Michel deThe Mystic Fable : The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Religion and Postmodernism Series)0-226-10037-5PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressJune 15, 199515.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Other Practices : Mysticism N $35.00Book Description The culmination of de Certeau's lifelong engagement with the human sciences, this volume is both an analysis of Christian mysticism during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and an application of this influential scholar's transdisciplinary historiography.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08 Religion and Postmodernism Ser.384 8.9 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
BF1517.F5. C4713Certeau, Michel deThe Possession at Loudun0-226-10035-9PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressAugust 1, 200015.0 StarsHistory : Europe : France : General N $ In August 1634, a French priest named Urbain Grandier was convicted of sorcery and burned at the stake. His accusers held that he had brought the devil into the Ursuline nunnery of Loudon, and had there committed acts in violation of human and divine law--to say nothing of his priestly vows. The possession at Loudon has provided the storyline for plays, novels, and films, but it has received little historical scrutiny. In this slender essay, the late Jesuit historian Michel de Certeau examines the possession in the context of the larger contemporary struggle between medieval values and the dawning Enlightenment. As he points out, during the eight years when the possession and its attendant trials and exorcisms were unfolding as a kind of morality play, Descartes published his Discourse on Method, and science and religion met on countless ideological battlefields. The era, he notes, was marked by plague, economic and social dislocation, and a general atmosphere of fearfulness, ideal for rituals of scapegoating and expiation. Certeau draws on several techniques of the Annales school of historians, examining the minutiae of the Loudon trials--including, for instance, a payment voucher to the woodcutter who provided the timber for Grandier's immolation--and remarking that the hysteria that visited the little town of Loudon points to "the strangeness of history." --Gregory McNamee From Library Journal Eminent French Jesuit intellectual and historian de Certeau (1925-86) documents with scholarly detail the events surrounding the alleged diabolic possession of 17 nuns in an Ursuline convent during the early 1630s in the provincial French town of Loudun. A cause c l bre for years afterward, the matter touched Cardinal Richelieu and the monarchy and has been the subject of drama, opera, and the writings of Aldous Huxley, among others. Affairs culminated in the execution of accused priest-sorcerer Urbain Grandier, followed by a triumphant tour by the convent's mother superior. Politics, both ecclesiastical and civil, permeate the many official sources quoted, as unexplained phenomena and exorcisms vie with local self-interests and hysteria in a major theatrical spectacle of the time. This translation of the original French text (1970) makes the author's brilliant work accessible to English-speaking readers. De Certeau's analyses are not an easy read, as he dissects mystical, psychoanalytical, and sociological elements of events. For specialized collections.DAnna M. Donnelly, St. John's Univ. Lib., Jamaica, NY Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.1970-01-03Amazon   1970-01-03  266 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
HN8.C4313Certeau, Michel DeThe Practice of Everyday Life (Practice of Everday Life)0-520-06168-3PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressOctober, 198814.5 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : Social Psychology & Interactions N $6.40Priscilla P. Clark, Journal of Modern History "The Practice of Everyday Life, published in 1974 and now the first of his books available in English translation, offers ample evidence why we should pay heed to de Certeau and why more of us have not done so. For one, the work all but defies definition. History, sociology, economics, literature and literary criticism, philosophy, and anthropology all come within de Certeau's ken. . . The Practice of Everyday Life marks a turning point in studies of culture away from the producer (writer, scientist, city planner) and the product (book, discourse, city street) to the consumer (reader, pedestrian). . . . In sum, de Certeau acts very much like his own ordinary hero, manipulating, elaborating, and inventing on the scientific authority that he both denies and requires." Thomas Fleming, Chronicles of Culture "Everyday Life is littered with insights and perceptions, any one of which could make the career of an American academic."2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08 Practice of Everday Life Series260 8.9 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
D13.C3413Certeau, Michel deThe Writing of History0-231-05575-7PaperbackNNColumbia University PressApril 15, 199214.5 StarsHistory : Historical Study : Historiography N $22.00Review "The crowning work of the late Michel de Certeau is this volume of essays on historiography... Brilliant." -- American Historical Review American Historical Review The crowning work of the late Michel de Certeau is this volume of essays on historiography . . . Brilliant.2005-10-08Amazon  19922005-10-08 European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism368 1.0 x 6.0 x 9.0 inches
D13.5.E85Chakrabarty, DipeshProvincializing Europe0-691-04909-2PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressSeptember 15, 200014.5 StarsHistory : Asia : India N $19.95Book Description Can European thought be dislodged from the center of the practice of history in a non-European place? What problems arise when we translate cultural practices into the categories of social science? Provincializing Europe is one of the first book-length treatments on how postcolonial thinking impacts on the social sciences. This book explores, through a series of linked essays, the problems of thought that present themselves when we think of a place such as India through the categories of modern, European social science and, in particular, history. Provincializing Europe is a sustained conversation between historical thinking and postcolonial perspectives. It addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of the modern in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This imaginary Europe, Chakrabarty argues, is built right into the social sciences. The very idea of historicizing carries with it some peculiarly European assumptions about disenchanted space, secular time, and human sovereignty. Measured against such mythical standards, capitalist transition in the third world has often seemed either incomplete or lacking. Chakrabarty finds that "Nativism," however, is no answer to Eurocentrism, because the universals propounded by European Enlightenment remain indispensable to any social critique that seeks to address issues of social justice and equity. Provincializing Europe proposes that every case of transition to capitalism is a case of translation as well--a translation of existing worlds and their thought-categories into the categories and self-understandings of capitalist modernity. Chakrabarty demonstrates, both theoretically and with examples from colonial and contemporary India, how such translational histories may be thought and written. Provincializing Europe is not a project of shunning European thought. It is a project of globalizing such thought by exploring how it may be renewed both for and from the margins.2005-04-27Amazon   2005-04-27  320 9.4 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
PK3741.H6E5Chandiramani, G.L.Hitopadesha: An Ancient Fabled Classic8172244150PaperbackNNSouth Asia BooksAugust 1, 19952   N $18.00ABOUT THE BOOK Hitopadesha: An Ancient Fabled Classic2005-11-20Amazon   2005-11-20  294  
BQ5125.M3 R34 FFChandra, RaghuviraTibetan Mandalas8186471014HardcoverNNSouth Asia BooksJuly 1, 199525.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Buddhism : Tibetan N $78.00 2005-04-23Amazon   2005-04-23  270 1.0 x 9.0 x 11.2 inches
HQ18.C6 C45Chang, JolanThe Tao of Love and Sex0-525-47453-6PaperbackNNPlumeJune 29, 197714.5 StarsMedicine : Basic Science : PhysiologyNew YorkN $2.91Book Description Jolan Chang explains how the ancient philosophy of Taoism can be applied to modern sex techniques. "I have learned by experience that the most effective way to secure sufficient love for both men and women is to show women how to influence men gently to become more adequate lovers."-Jolan Chang --This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-28Amazon612/.6 19 19771970-01-28  136Sex customs -- China, Sex instruction, Taoism25 cm.
BL1284.545Chari, S. M. SrinivasaVaisnavism: Its Philosophy, Theology and Religious Discipline8120810988HardcoverNNMotilal Banarsidass PubApril, 200214.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Hinduism : GeneralDelhiN $30.56Book Description Reprint of a classic work, on emerging Indian religious traditions and especially Vaishnavism1970-01-07Amazon294.5/512 20  1970-01-07  306Vaishnavism -- Doctrines1.2 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
D16.9.C453750Chartier, RogerOn the Edge of the Cliff : History, Language and Practices (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society)0-8018-5436-9PaperbackNNThe Johns Hopkins University PressOctober 21, 199613.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralBaltimoreN $20.95Review "Roger Chartier is one of the world's foremost historians. He is creative, thoughtful, and insightful in ways that few other historians can match. Far more than most historians, he addresses issues that are of immediate interest to a welter of scholars in literature, anthropology, sociology, and other fields. These qualities infuse and enrich this book."--Steven L. Kaplan, Cornell University Book Description The importance of history has been powerfully reaffirmed in recent years by the appearance of major new authors, pathbreaking works, and fresh interpretations of historical events, trends, and methods. Responding to these developments, Roger Chartier engages several of the most influential writers of cultural history whose works have spread far beyond academic audiences to become part of contemporary cultural argument. Challenging the assertion that history is no more than a "fiction-making operation" Chartier examines the relationships between history and fiction and proposes new foundations for establishing history as a specific kind of knowledge. Michel de Certeau's description of Michel Foucault's writings as "on the edge of the cliff," provides Chartier with an image he finds appropriate not only for Foucault but for many other recent historians--including de Certeau. Exploring the relationships between discursive practices and nondiscursive practices, Chartier examines the "heterology" of de Certeau pursues the "chimera of origin" and the causes of the French Revolution in Foucault's work; and raises four pertinent questions for the metahistory of Hayden White. He follows the work of Louis Marin into the distinctions between interpreting a painting and interpreting a text. And a trio of essays treats the historical sociology of Norbert Elias and his work on power and civility. Throughout, Chartier keeps his focus on historians who have stressed the relations between the products of discourse and social practices.2005-10-08Amazon901 20  2005-10-08 Parallax: RE-Visions of Culture and Society Series288History -- Philosophy, Language and history8.9 x 6.0 x 0.5 inches
PN1997.M684Chatterjee, GayatriMother India0-85170-917-6PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressJuly 1, 20021 Entertainment : Movies : General N $10.17Book Description Until recently, when satellite television changed viewing habits, Mehboob Khan's Mother India (1957) could boast the remarkable distinction of having been constantly in distribution in India since its first release. Nargis, one of India's great screen stars, plays Radha, an industrious and strong-willed peasant woman who faces a series of tribulations. Her husband is maimed in a farming accident and flees the family home. She is in thrall to a malevolent moneylender, who lusts after her. Tempests destroy her crops and her home. Of the two sons who survive with her, one grows up to be traditionally obedient while the other rages against his life in the village. Radha's final test comes when she must decide between her love for her son and her commitment to the community. Based on new research into the Mehboob studio archives Gayatri Chatterjee outlines the film's eventful production history and the ambitious vision of its director. She illuminates many aspects of Mother India-performance styles of its cast, its reception and reputation, the film's mythological underpinnings, and its many references to the history of a country in transition. Illustrated1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21 BFI Film Classics Ser.96 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
DS340 .M35 2000Chaturvedi, Vinayak (Editor)Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial1-85984-214-3PaperbackNNVersoJuly, 200023.0 StarsHistory : Asia : India N $14.00Book Description This newest volume in the Mappings Series offers the first comprehensive balance-sheet of the Subaltern Studies Project, an intervention in South Asian history and politics, which has recently generated a powerful impact in Latin American, Irish, and African Studies. Initially inspired by Antonio Gramsci's writings on the history of subaltern classes, the Subaltern Studies authors adopted a "history from below" paradigm to contest "elite" history writing of Indian nationalists, from the left and right. Later the Project shifted away from its social history origins by drawing upon eclectic thinkers such as Edward Said, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida. Brought together in these pages are classic essays and trenchant criticism from authors such as David Arnold, C. A. Bayly, Tom Brass, Partha Chatterjee, Ranajit Guha, Rosalind O'Hanlon, Gyanendra Pandey, Gyan Prakash, Sumit Sarkar, Gayatri Spivak and David Washbrook.2005-04-25Amazon   2005-04-25  364 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
BL1202.C477Chaudhuri, Nirad C.Hinduism: A Religion to Live by0-19-520221-XPaperbackNNOxford Univ PrOctober 1, 19801   N $3.82 2005-04-30Amazon   2005-04-30  0 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.4 inches
PG3456.A13 Y3Chekhov, AntonThe Portable Chekhov (Viking Portable Library)0-14-015035-8PaperbackNNPenguinAugust 25, 197714.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( C ) : Chekhov, AntonNew YorkN $11.56Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: Russian1970-01-07Amazon891.7/2/3 19751970-01-07 Viking Portable Library Series640Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 --, Translations into English7.8 x 5.1 x 1.2 inches
PG3476.A324 C54Chernykh, V. ALetopisß zhizni i tvorchestva Anny Akhmatovoi5901006194Unknown BindingNNEditorial URSS199614.5 StarsAkhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 --MoskvaN  Language Notes Text: Russian2005-10-15Amazon   2005-10-15  0Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 --, Chronology, Poets, Russian -- 20th century -- Biography21 cm.
PG504.5.E54Chester, Pamela (Editor)Engendering Slavic Literatures0-253-21042-9PaperbackNNIndiana University PressApril, 199613.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralBloomingtonN $22.95ABOUT THE BOOK Engendering Slavic Literatures FROM THE PUBLISHER Engendering Slavic Literatures breaks new ground in its investigation of gender and feminist issues in Croatian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, and Ukrainian literary texts by both female and male writers. Drawing on psychoanalytic approaches, film theory, and lesbian and gender theory, the authors interrogate the received notions of Western gender studies to see which can be usefully applied to nineteenth- and twentieth-century Slavic literary works. Motherhood and the relationships of mothers and daughters; the myths of selfhood that shape the autobiographies of Nadezhda Mandel'shtam, Marina Tsvetaeva, Lidiia Ginzburg, and Lev Tolstoy; Polish Catholicism and sexuality; portrayals of landscape in verbal and visual art; and women writers' transgressive ventures into male bastions such as the love lyric and prose fiction are among the themes of this important and innovative volume.1970-01-07Amazon891.8 20 19961970-01-07  272Slavic literature -- Women authors -- History and, criticism, Women in literature, Slavic literature -- 19th century -- History and, criticism, Slavic literature -- 20th century -- History and, criticism, Women and literature -- Slavic countries9.2 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
GN635.C5C45Childs, GeoffTibetan Diary: From Birth to Death and Beyond in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal0-520-24133-9HardcoverNNUniversity of California PressSeptember 1, 200414.5 StarsHistory : Asia : General N $13.57 2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  217 9.2 x 6.0 x 0.6 inches
HQ759Chodorow, NancyThe Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender0-520-03892-4PaperbackNNUniv of California PrAugust, 197913.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : General N $17.95Book Description UPDATED EDITION WITH A NEW PREFACE When this best-seller was published two decades ago, it put the mother-daughter relationship and female psychology on the map. The Reproduction of Mothering was recently chosen by Contemporary Sociology as one of the ten most influential books of the past twenty-five years. With a new preface by the author, this updated edition is testament to the formative effect that Nancy Chodorows work continues to exert on psychoanalysis, social science, and the humanities.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. From the Back Cover "The book that created a Copernican Revolution in gender theory. . . . From literature to political science, from disciples to critics, no feminist theory has been untouched by Chodorows bold and brilliant reconfiguration."-- Susan Bordo, author of Unbearable Weight and The Male Body "The Reproduction of Mothering represents the boldest attempt to realign psychoanalysis and feminism in the late 20th century."--Mari Jo Buhle, author of Feminism and Its Discontents "It is difficult to imagine the shape that feminist literary criticism might have taken in the last twenty years without the enabling influence of The Reproduction of Mothering. The importance of Chodorow's work cannot be overestimated."--Marianne Hirsch, author of The Mother/Daughter Plot "The Reproduction of Mothering was that rare book that had a major impact on two different constituencies: feminists and psychoanalysts. It was a must-read in 1978, putting object-relations theory on the map in the United States, and it remains a must-read today. It continues to shape the thinking of analysts and feminists today, and it is one of the key texts available that links psyche and culture, psychoanalysis and sociology."--Ethel Spector Person, M.D., author of The Sexual Century--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-07Amazon  19781970-01-07  263 0.5 x 6.0 x 9.0 inches
BQ7805.C45 SSCHODRON, PEMAComfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings1-57062-972-2HardcoverNNShambhalaAugust 13, 200214.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Authors, A-Z : ( C ) : Chodron, Pema N $ Comfortable with Uncertainty reads like a perfect companion guide to the traditional 108-day Buddhist retreat. In a day-by-day format, author Pema ChŲdrŲn dives into the soothing wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism, reminding us that groundlessness is the only ground we have to stand on. Each of her 108 teachings are brief (about two pages), and all of them are excerpted from longer discussions in ChŲdrŲn's previous bestselling books (The Places That Scare You and When Things Fall Apart). Nonetheless, newcomers as well as seasoned fans of ChŲdrŲn's writing will glean much from this training program for becoming a "warrior bodhisattva"--a term which, simply put, means one who aspires to act from an awakened heart. Gradually, ChŲdrŲn guides readers beyond the tunnel vision of the self, expanding outward to include compassion for all of humanity. In the 12th teaching, "The Root of Suffering," ChŲdrŲn writes: "What keeps us unhappy and stuck in a limited view of reality is our tendency to seek pleasure and avoid pain, to seek security and avoid groundlessness, to seek comfort and avoid discomfort." In the 77th teaching, "Cool Loneliness," she suggests that the next time readers wake up in the morning feeling the "heartache of alienation" they try to "relax and touch the limitless space of the human heart." By the 101st teaching, ChŲdrŲn speaks to "taking refuge in the Sangha," meaning becoming warriors who are not only committed to taking off their own armors of self-pity, but are also committed to gently helping others do the same. Student warriors will also appreciate the glossary, bibliography, and resource guide in the back. --Gail Hudson2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  240 7.6 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
BQ5410.C433Chodron, PemaThe Places that Scare You : A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)1-57062-921-8PaperbackNNShambhalaAugust 13, 200214.5 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Self-Help : Spiritual N $'s Best of 2001 Pema ChŲdrŲn may have more good one-liners than a Groucho Marx retrospective, but this nun's stingers go straight to the heart: "The essence of bravery is being without self-deception"; "When we practice generosity, we become intimate with our grasping"; "Difficult people are the greatest teachers." These are the punctuations to specific teachings of fearlessness. In The Places That Scare You, ChŲdrŲn introduces a host of the compassionate warriors' tools and concepts for transforming anxieties and negative emotions into positive living. Rather than steeling ourselves against hardship, she suggests we open ourselves to vulnerability; from this comes the loving kindness and compassion that are the wellsprings of joy. How do we achieve it? Through meditation, mindfulness, slogans, aspiration, and several other practices, such as tonglen, which is taking in the pain and suffering of others while sending out happiness to all--emphasis on the all. ChŲdrŲn introduces each of these practices in turn, backing them up with succinct practical reasoning and a framework of ideas that offers fresh interpretations of familiar words like strength, laziness, and groundlessness. ChŲdrŲn is the type of person you'd like to have with you in an emergency, and to deal with the extremes of daily life. In her absence, The Places That Scare You will do nicely. --Brian Bruya --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Publishers Weekly The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron. Chodron, a Buddhist nun, offers plans of action for coping with anxiety, fear and uncertainty. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.2005-10-15Amazon   2005-10-15  160 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.5 inches
BQ5410.C434 SSChodron, PemaWhen Things Fall Apart : Heart Advice for Difficult Times1-57062-344-9PaperbackNNShambhalaSeptember 26, 200014.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Eastern : General N $ Much like Zen, Pema Chodron's interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism takes the form of a nontheistic spiritualism. In When Things Fall Apart this head of a Tibetan monastery in Canada outlines some relevant and deceptively profound terms of Tibetan Buddhism that are germane to modern issues. The key to all of these terms is accepting that in the final analysis, life is groundless. By letting go, we free ourselves to face fear and obstacles and offer ourselves unflinchingly to others. The graceful, conversational tone of Chodron's writing gives the impression of sitting on a pillow across from her, listening to her everyday examples of Buddhist wisdom. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Publishers Weekly Pema Chodron, a student of Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche and Abbot of Gampo Abbey, has written the Tibetan Buddhist equivalent of Harold Kushner's famous book, When Bad Things Happen to Good People. As the author indicates in the postscript to her book: "We live in difficult times. One senses a possibility they may get worse." Consequently, Chodron's book is filled with useful advice about how Buddhism helps readers to cope with the grim realities of modern life, including fear, despair, rage and the feeling that we are not in control of our lives. Through reflections on the central Buddhist teaching of right mindfulness, Chodron orients readers and gives them language with which to shape their thinking about the ordinary and extraordinary traumas of modern life. But most importantly, Chodron demonstrates how effective the Buddhist point of view can be in bringing order into disordered lives. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  148 8.8 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
TT778.C3 C478Christensen, Jo IppolitoThe Needlepoint Book (The Creative Handcrafts Series)0-13-610980-2HardcoverNNPrentice Hall TradeOctober, 197615.0 StarsHome & Garden : Crafts & Hobbies : GeneralEnglewood Cliffs, N.J.N $0.01ABOUT THE BOOK Needlepoint Book: 303 Stitches with Patterns and Projects FROM THE PUBLISHER The Needlepoint Book offers you the most comprehensive guide to this craft available. Describing over 300 separate needlepoint stitches and containing more than 1000 illustrations, as well as all the other basic techniques of designing, doing, and finishing needlepoint works, this book will provide you with many hours of fascinating and enjoyable projects.1970-01-14Amazon746.4/4 19761970-01-14 A Spectrum Book384Canvas embroideryxvi, 384 p., [8] leaves of plate
 Chukovskaia, Lidiia KorneevnaZapiski Ob Anne Akhmatovoi: V Trekh Tomakh5868840534Binding UnknownNNSoglasieJan 19971 Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966MoskvaN  Includes bibliographical references and indexes. t. 1. 1938-1941 -- t. 2. 1952-1962 -- t. 3.   1970-04-16 DostoŽižanie Rossii0Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966, ChukovskaŽiža, LidiŽiža Korneevna, Poets, Russian -- 20th century -- Biography, Authors, Russian -- 20th century -- Biography21 cm.
 Chukovskaia, Lidiia KorneevnaZapiski Ob Anne Akhmatovoi: V Trekh Tomakh5868840526Binding UnknownNNSoglasieJan 19971 Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966MoskvaN  Includes bibliographical references and indexes. t. 1. 1938-1941 -- t. 2. 1952-1962 -- t. 3.   1970-04-16 DostoŽižanie Rossii0Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966, ChukovskaŽiža, LidiŽiža Korneevna, Poets, Russian -- 20th century -- Biography, Authors, Russian -- 20th century -- Biography21 cm.
PG3476.C485 S581Chukovskaya, LydiaSofia Petrovna (European Classics)0-8101-1150-0PaperbackNNNorthwestern University PressJune 8, 199425.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : ContemporaryEvanston, Ill.N $11.92From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister Sofia Petrovna is an unusual book - one of the few novels about Stalin's purges written soon after they occurred. It was almost published in the Soviet Union in 1963, but, after receiving sixty percent of her royalty advance, Lydia Chukovskaya was told that the work contained "ideological distortion" and would not go to press. In response, she sued for the rest of her advance - and won. Two years later, the work was published in Paris. The novel opens with Sofia Petrovna, a mother who has recently discovered the joys of a paying job as a typist. Sharing her apartment with several other families or attending mandatory meetings at work - all are simply parts of her daily life as a Soviet citizen, as unquestioned and necessary as brushing one's teeth or washing dishes. When the purges begin and the director of her office is taken away, even after her own son is arrested, she tries to believe in both the government and in the innocence of people she loves. But as Sofia Petrovna stands in line after line - attempting to gain information, pass along money, plead for her son - she slowly loses her innocence and her sanity. Sofia Petrovna is not Lydia Chukovskaya, but the emotion and experience for the book came from the author's life, including the arrest and murder of her husband. In this slim novel Lydia Chukovskaya was determined to describe, through the life of an ordinary woman, "an educated society driven to loss of consciousness by lies." -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14.1970-01-07Amazon891.73/42 20 19941970-01-07 European Classics Series120Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953 -- Fiction, Historical fiction7.7 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
PN2287.M69C48Churchwell, Sarah BaThe Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe0-8050-7818-5HardcoverNNMetropolitan BooksJanuary 20053 General : Popular Culture N  Publisher Comments: A brilliant investigation into the debates surrounding Marilyn Monroe's life and the cultural attitudes that her legend reveals. There are many Marilyns: sex goddess and innocent child, crafty manipulator and dumb blonde, liberated woman and tragic loner. Indeed, the writing and rewriting of this endlessly intriguing icon's life has produced more than six hundred books, from the long procession of "authoritative" biographies to the memoirs and plays by ex-husband Arthur Miller and the works by Norman Mailer and Joyce Carol Oates. But even as the books have multiplied, myth, reality, fact, fiction, and gossip have become only more intertwined; there is still no agreement about such fundamental questions as Marilyn's given name, the identity of her father, whether she was molested as a child, and how and why she died. The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe reviews the unreliable and unverifiable - but highly significant - stories that have framed the greatest Hollywood legend. All the while, cultural critic Sarah Churchwell reveals us to ourselves: our conflicted views on women, our tormented sexual attitudes, our ambivalence about success, our fascination with self-destruction. In incisive and passionate prose, Churchwell uncovers the shame, belittlement, and anxiety that we bring to the story of a woman we supposedly adore. In the process, she rescues a Marilyn Monroe who is far more complicated and credible than the one we think we know. Synopsis: This investigation into the debates surrounding Marilyn Monroe's life and the cultural attitudes that her legend reveals relies on the unreliable and unverifiable--but highly significant--stories that have framed the greatest Hollywood legend.1970-01-14Powells Books   1970-01-14  371 1400x1800
 Cizevski, D.The Romantic Period (The History of Nineteenth Century Russian Literature : Vol 1)0-8265-1188-0PaperbackNNVanderbilt University PressJune 197414.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : World Literature : RussianNashvilleN $29.95ABOUT THE BOOK History of Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature: Romantic Period, Vol. 11970-04-16Amazon891.7/09/003  1970-04-16 History of Nineteenth-Century Russian LI268Russian literature -- 19th century -- History and, criticism8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
BS1485Clairvaux, Bernard ofOn the Song of Songs I (The Works of Bernard of Clairvaux, Vol 1)0-87907-704-2PaperbackNNCistercian PublicationsSeptember, 200514.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Authors, A-Z : ( B ) : Bernard of Clairvaux N $11.95Book Description These eighty-six sermons are among the most famous and most beautiful examples of medieval scriptural exegesis. In them the modern reader can catch a glimpse of the genius an entire generation found irresistible.1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21 Cistercian Fathers Ser.155 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
BX1751.2Clairvaux, Bernard ofSermons on the Songs of Songs (Bernard of Clairvaux on the Song of Songs)0-87907-707-7PaperbackNNCistercian PublicationsSeptember, 200514.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Authors, A-Z : ( B ) : Bernard of Clairvaux N $9.56ABOUT THE BOOK Bernard of Clairvaux on the Song of Songs, Vol. 21970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21 Cistercian Fathers Ser.247 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
BX890.B5 v.2 c1Clairvaux, Bernard ofSermons on the Songs of Songs (Cistercian Fathers)0-87907-740-9PaperbackNNCistercian PubnsSeptember, 200514.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Authors, A-Z : ( B ) : Bernard of Clairvaux N $15.95ABOUT THE BOOK Bernard of Clairvaux: Sermons on the Song of Songs, Vol. 41970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21 Cistercian Fathers Ser.261 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
BX890.B5 v.2 c2Clairvaux, Bernard ofSermons on the Songs of Songs: Sermons 47-66 (Cistercian Fathers, No 31)0-87907-931-2PaperbackNNCistercian PublicationsSeptember, 200514.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Authors, A-Z : ( B ) : Bernard of Clairvaux N $15.95ABOUT THE BOOK On the Song of Songs III: Sermons 47-661970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21 Cistercian Fathers Ser.207 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
PG2947.B3 C58Clark, KaterinaMikhail Bakhtin0-674-57417-6PaperbackNNBelknap PressOctober, 198614.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $11.95ABOUT THE BOOK Mikhail Bakhtin1969-12-31Amazon   1969-12-31  398 9.2 x 6.0 x 0.9 inches
DK557.C57Clark, KaterinaPetersburg : Crucible of Cultural Revolution0-674-66336-5PaperbackNNHarvard University PressJanuary 20, 199814.0 StarsHistory : Ancient : Early Civilization N $22.95From Library Journal St. Petersburg (Leningrad) has always enjoyed a reputation for being the most Western and progressive of Russian cities. Embracing different methodologies and subject matters, both of these studies pay tribute to the revolutionary spirit of the grand metropolis founded by Peter the Great almost 300 years ago. Clark's Petersburg briefly examines the city's rich pre-Bolshevik culture and then lays out a detailed account of efforts in the 1920s to create a transcendent revolutionary culture, an environment in which radical politics and aesthetic iconoclasm could joyfully coexist and complement each other. Clark (coauthor with Michael Holquist of Mikhail Bakhtin, Belknap Pr: Harvard Univ. Pr., 1984) graphically shows how during that period St. Petersburg's political and cultural energies shifted to Moscow and how Stalin's brutal ascendancy brought with it the age of "Socialist realism"?didactic, formulaic, state-sponsored nonsense?that destroyed virtually every trace of a vibrant creative tradition. Orttung's From Leningrad to St. Petersburg delineates the political changes that swept through the city from 1987 to 1994. A revised doctoral study, it is the first full-blown account of the democratization process in St. Petersburg. The author carefully presents the various parties and ideological factions combined with an intensive analysis of electoral laws and political institutions; his effort guarantees that the persistent reader will clearly understand how communism collapsed in a major urban setting and how difficult it is to create participatory government in a milieu where the democratic tradition has never existed. Both titles are warmly recommended for academic collections.?Mark R. Yerburgh, Fern Ridge Community Lib., Veneta, Ore. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Book Description One of the most creative periods of Russian culture and the most energized period of the Revolution coincided in the fateful years 1913-1931. During this time both the Party and the intellectuals of Petersburg strove to transform backward Russia into a nation so advanced it would shine like a beacon for the rest of the world. Yet the end result was the Stalinist culture of the 1930s with its infamous purges. In this new book, Katerina Clark does not attempt to account for such a devolution by looking at the broad political arena. Rather, she follows the quest of intellectuals through these years to embody the Revolution, a focus that casts new light on the formation of Stalinism. This revisionist work takes issue with many existing cultural histories by resisting the temptation to structure its narrative as a saga of the oppressive regime versus the benighted intellectuals. In contrast, Clark focuses on the complex negotiations between the extraordinary environment of a revolution, the utopian striving of both politicians and intellectuals, the local culture system, and that broader environment, the arena of contemporary European and American culture. In doing so, the author provides a case study in the ecology of cultural revolution, viewed through the prism of Petersburg, which on the eve of the Revolution was one of the cultural capitals of Europe. Petersburg today is in the national imagination of modern Russia, a symbol of Westernization and radical change.1970-01-28Amazon   1970-01-28  377 9.2 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
PF3640Clark, MichaelThe Pocket Oxford-Duden German Dictionary: English-German, German-English0-19-864200-8PaperbackNNOxford University PressMarch, 19931 Reference : Dictionaries & Thesauruses : English (All)Oxford [England]N $0.94Book Description This completely new dictionary is the most up-to-date German and English pocket dictionary available. The Pocket Oxford-Duden German Dictionary, Revised Edition now includes a brand-new supplement listing over 1500 vocabulary items affected by the changes to the German spelling system ratified in 1996. Ideal for students and tourists, it is the perfect choice for anyone needing quick and easy reference to over 70,000 German and English words and phrases. The main aim of the dictionary is to provide information about everyday idiomatic German. The large number of illustrative phrases together with practical information on grammar and usage helps to ensure that readers select the best translation for their needs. The dictionary also provides an appendix with conjugations of irregular German verbs, and pronunciations of headwords are given in the International Phonetic Alphabet. Small enough for the pocket, purse, or briefcase, this dictionary is an essential companion for anyone traveling to Germany, or studying the language at home.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-07Amazon433/.21 20  1970-01-07  800German language -- Dictionaries -- English, English language -- Dictionaries -- German1.2 x 3.8 x 6.2 inches
PR6053.L3248Clarke, AnnaLetter from the Dead1-55773-147-0PaperbackNNDiamond BooksDecember, 198814.5 StarsMystery & Thrillers : General N $0.01ABOUT THE BOOK Letter from the Dead2005-11-20Amazon   2005-11-20  0  
00701296Clarke, J. J.The Tao of the West : Western Transformations of Taoist Thought0-415-20620-0PaperbackNNRoutledgeJune, 200015.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Eastern : TaoismLondon ; N.Y.N $31.95Book Description In The Tao of the West, J. J. Clarke shows us how Taoism has transformed many key areas of Western life and thought. Taoist texts, ideas and practices have over several centuries been assimilated into a whole range of interests and activities found in the West. From the everyday impact of practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi to more esoteric formulations found in religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, and ecology, Taoism has inspired the Western world. The Tao of the West not only provides a fascinating introduction to Taoism but offers a timely insight into the history of the West's encounter with this ancient tradition.1970-01-14Amazon299/.514 21 20001970-01-14  288Taoism -- Europe -- History, East and West9.2 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
76005887Class, Robert AllanCurrent techniques in architectural practice0-07-002324-7HardcoverNNAmerican Institute of Architects 1 Architectural practice -- Handbooks, manuals,WashingtonN  Includes bibliographies and index.1970-04-16Library of Congress [1]658/.91/720973  1970-04-16  275Architectural practice -- Handbooks, manuals,, etc29 cm.
GN308.C55Clifford, JamesThe Predicament of Culture : Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art0-674-69843-6PaperbackNNHarvard University PressAugust 30, 200215.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalCambridge, Mass.N $23.50From Library Journal Clifford's concern is a "pervasive post-colonial crisis of ethnographic authority." Knowledge of non-Western peoples has been shaped by "a Western will to power," but peoples whose stories and cultures were once articulated by outsiders are now speaking for themselves. Are traditional cultures destined to be lost? Who has the authority to define a culture, to identify and authenticate the current transformations of traditional cultures? Why have exotic "tribal" objects been collected and valued as "art"? Clifford pursues such questions in a wide range of contexts. The result is always accessible, and often fascinating or provocative; but one looks forward to a concise, systematic exposition of the issues Clifford has raised. Richard Kuczkowski, Dominican Coll., Blauvelt, N.Y. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Review Clifford is original and very nearly unique. He is one of the few persons who connects history, literature, and anthropology. He's had an enormous impact because he provides a new perspective on the study of culture that would almost certainly never have been generated from within anthropology itself.2005-10-08Amazon306/.09 19  2005-10-08  398Ethnology -- History -- 20th century, Ethnology -- Philosophy9.2 x 6.4 x 0.7 inches
GN307.7.W75Clifford, JamesWriting Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography0-520-05729-5PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressApril, 198613.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : Cultural N $24.95Book Description n these new essays, a group of experienced ethnographers, a literary critic, and a historian of anthropology, all known for advanced analytic work on ethnographic writing, place ethnography at the center of a new intersection of social history, interpretive anthropology, travel writing, discourse theory, and textual criticism. The authors analyze classic examples of cultural description, from Goethe and Catlin to Malinowski, Evans-Pritchard, and Le Roy Ladurie, showing the persistence of allegorial patterns and rhetorical tropes. They assess recent experimental trends and explore the functions of orality, ethnicity, and power in ethnographic composition. Writing Culture argues that ethnography is in the midst of a political and epistemological crisis: Western writers no longer portray non-Western peoples with unchallenged authority; the process of cultural representation is now inescapably contingent, historical, and contestable. The essays in this volume help us imagine a fully dialectical ethnography acting powerfully in the postmodern world system. They challenge all writers in the humanities and social sciences to rethink the poetics and politics of cultural invention.2005-10-08Amazon  19862005-10-08  345 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
GT3925.C59 1995Clynes, TomWild Planet! 1,001 Extraordinary Events for the Inspired Traveler0-7876-0203-5PaperbackNNVisible Ink PrApril 199515.0 StarsNonfiction : Holidays N $ Quit your job and sell your house, there are festivals to attend. Surely before you're done with travel you'll want to take in a vegetarian banquet for 600 monkeys in Thailand, a ripe tomato battle in Spain, the Wilderness Woman Competition in Alaska, Sweden's Kraftskiva (Crayfish Festival), and Prague's Spring International Music Festival, held on the anniversary of Bedrich Smetana's death and starting off with a procession from his grave. And then there are the 996 others documented by Tom Clynes in 90 countries around the world. Time's awasting.1970-04-14Amazon   1970-04-14  669 2.0 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
D16.C55Cohen, David WilliamThe Combing of History0-226-11278-0PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressJune 25, 199414.0 StarsHistory : Africa : KenyaChicagoN $29.00Book Description How is historical knowledge produced? And how do silence and forgetting figure in the knowledge we call history? Taking us through time and across the globe, David William Cohen's exploration of these questions exposes the circumstantial nature of history. His investigation uncovers the conventions and paradigms that govern historical knowledge and historical texts and reveals the economic, social, and political forces at play in the production of history. Drawing from a wide range of examples, including African legal proceedings, German and American museum exhibits, Native American commemorations, public and academic debates, and scholarly research, David William Cohen explores the "walls and passageways" between academic and non-academic productions of history.2005-10-08Amazon901 20  2005-10-08  290History -- Methodology, United States -- History, Uganda -- History, Kenya -- History9.0 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
B3209.B58 C64Cohen, MargaretProfane Illumination: Walter Benjamin and the Paris of Surrealist Revolution (Weimar and Now : German Cultural Criticism)0-520-20150-7PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressMarch 1, 199514.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $25.00S. Golub, Choice "This challenging, often profound book investigates the 'visual rhetoric of understanding' manifest in surrealism's and Marxism's 'emancipatory vocabularies' and dream imagery. Drawing upon Walter Benjamin's and Andr Breton's theoretical, critical, and literary writings, Cohen posits a genre of 'Gothic Marxism,' which owes much to Freud's psychoanalytic oeuvre. This genre links dialectical thinking, dreaming, and historical awakening with political, cultural, and artistic bricolage. . . . The book contains evocative illustrations." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. George Steiner, Times Literary Supplement "Fascinating. . . . Cohen demonstrates genuine insight." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  284 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
B2799.A4 E87Cohen, TedEssays in Kant's Aesthetics0-226-11227-6PaperbackNNUniversity of Chicago PressFebruary, 198515.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Modern N $73.85ABOUT THE BOOK Essays in Kant's Aesthetics1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  1 0.9 x 5.9 x 9.0 inches
JC328.3.E94Colburn, Forrest (Editor)Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance0-87332-622-9PaperbackNNM.E. SharpeDecember, 198915.0 StarsNonfiction : Politics : General N $32.95ABOUT THE BOOK Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance2005-11-20Amazon  19902005-11-20  256 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
BL2018Cole, W. OwenThe Sikhs: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices)0-7100-8843-4PaperbackNNRoutledgeApril, 198614.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Other Eastern Religions : GeneralLondon ; BostonN $14.00ABOUT THE BOOK Sikhs: Their Religious Beliefs2005-11-20Amazon294.6  2005-11-20 Library of Beliefs and Practices210Sikhism23
BQ734.C65Coleman, James WilliamThe New Buddhism: The Western Transformation of an Ancient Tradition0-19-515241-7PaperbackNNOxford University PressMay 1, 200213.5 StarsNonfiction : Current Events : General N $ The newcomer to Buddhism is often confused at the variety of forms it takes, from spare and strict Zen to flamboyant Tibetan Buddhism. Sociologist James William Coleman's The New Buddhism does us all a favor by breaking down Buddhism as practiced in the West. He begins with a concise but inclusive history of Buddhism's many faces in Asia. A summary of Buddhism's transplant to the West and subsequent growth there brings us right up to present-day teachers and movements. He then combines his 15 years of personal experience with wide reading, personal interviews, and hundreds of questionnaires to show us who Western Buddhists are--where they come from, why they are attracted to Buddhism, and what they do in their practice. Coleman also focuses his magnifying lens on specific groups, noting the dynamics of the different organizations as well as the pressures that they have faced, from succession controversies to sex scandals. Anyone interested in Buddhism should pick up a few titles on the how-tos of meditation and the wherefores of Buddhist philosophy, and at the same time, they should pick up The New Buddhism for a clear picture of the contemporary reality behind the ancient teachings. --Brian Bruya--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Library Journal Coleman (sociology, California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo) presents an insightful, informative, and contemporary survey of Buddhism in the West (meaning the United States and England). A practicing Buddhist for 15 years, he prepared for this work by reading numerous books on Buddhism, conducting structured interviews with Buddhist teachers and students, and surveying seven Buddhist centers in North America, which together represent the three major traditions, namely, Zen, Vipassana, and Tibetan. In each chapter, he deals with the similarities and differences of these three traditions as they find expression in the West. Chapters cover the Asian roots of the traditions, how Buddhism spread in the West, core beliefs and practices, gender issues, why Americans from other religious traditions are taking up Buddhist practice, and the future of Buddhism in the West. Coleman's deft handling of his material provides a feast of insightful information on how Buddhism is affecting many Americans and being adapted in the West. Two appendixes offer a list of Buddhist centers in the West and the survey used by Coleman to gather data. Highly recommended.DDavid Bourquin, California State Univ., San Bernardino Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  272 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
PG3065.P87College), Dartmouth Conference (1989 DartmouthA Sense of Place: Tsarskoe Selo and Its Poets : Papers from the 1989 Dartmouth Conference Dedicated to the Centennial of Anna Akhmatova0-89357-239-XPaperbackNNSlavica PubJune, 199314.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : RussianColumbus, OhioN $22.95ABOUT THE BOOK Sense of Place Tsarskoe Selo and Its Poets: Papers from the Dartmouth Conference Dedicated to the Centennial of Anna Akhmatova, 19891970-01-07Amazon891.709/947453 20 19931970-01-07  368Russian poetry -- History and criticism --, Congresses, Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 -- Criticism, and interpretation -- Congresses, Pushkin (Russia) -- In literature -- Congresses, Place (Philosophy) in literature -- Congresses, Pushkin (Russia) -1.0 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
DE8.F560Collins, AdrianNietzsche : The Use and Abuse of History0-02-323730-9PaperbackNNPrentice HallJanuary 1, 195713.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $9.33The publisher, Prentice-Hall Humanities/Social Science Library of Liberal Arts title.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  88 8.0 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
DT764.R65 C65Comaroff, JeanBody of Power, Spirit of Resistance : The Culture and History of a South African People0-226-11423-6PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressJune 15, 198514.0 StarsHistory : World : General N $24.00Book Description In this sophisticated study of power and resistance, Jean Comaroff analyzes the changing predicament of the Barolong boo Ratshidi, a people on the margins of the South African state. Like others on the fringes of the modern world system, the Tshidi struggle to construct a viable order of signs and practices through which they act upon the forces that engulf them. Their dissenting Churches of Zion have provided an effective medium for reconstructing a sense of history and identity, one that protests the terms of colonial and post-colonial society and culture.2005-11-20Amazon   2005-11-20  303 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
GN345.C64Comaroff, JohnEthnography and the Historical Imagination (Studies in the Ethnographic Imagination)0-8133-1305-8PaperbackNNWestview PressJune, 199213.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalBoulderN $43.00ABOUT THE BOOK Ethnography and the Historical Imagination FROM THE PUBLISHER Over the years John and Jean Comaroff have broadened the study of culture and society with their reflections on power and meaning. In their work on Africa and colonialism they have explored some of the fundamental questions of social science, delving into the nature of history and human agency, culture and consciousness, ritual and representation. How are human differences, constructed and institutionalized, transformed and (sometimes) effaced, empowered and (sometimes) resisted? How do local cultures articulate with global forms? How is the power of some people over others built, sustained, eroded, and negated? How does the social imagination take shape in novel yet collectively meaningful ways? Addressing' these questions, the essays in this volume--several never before published--work towards an "imaginative sociology," demonstrating the techniques by which social science may capture the contexts that human beings construct and inhabit. In the introduction, the authors offer their most complete statement to date on the nature of historical anthropology. Standing apart from the traditional disciplines of social history and modernist social science, their work is dedicated to discovering how human worlds are made, and signified, forgotten and remade. FROM THE CRITICS Booknews Ten essays, several never before published, work toward an "imaginative sociology", demonstrating the techniques by which social science may capture the contexts that human beings construct and inhabit. In a major introduction, the Camaroffs (both, anthropology, U. of Chicago) offer their most complete statement to date on the nature of historical anthropology. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( 20  2005-10-08 Studies in the Ethnographic Imagination352Ethnology -- Philosophy, Ethnology -- Methodology9.2 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
PR6005.O58 H37Conrad, JosephBNCMM: HEART OF DARKNESS AND SELECTED SHORT FICTION1-59308-021-2PaperbackNNBarnes & NobleSeptember 1, 200314.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( C ) : Conrad, Joseph N $4.95 2005-04-23Amazon   2005-04-23  320 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
BQ1012Conze, EdwardBuddhist Scriptures (Penguin Classics)0-14-044088-7PaperbackNNPenguin BooksJuly, 195914.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : Classics N $2.47ABOUT THE BOOK Buddhist Scriptures ANNOTATION Selections from the Dharampada, The Buddhacarita, the Questions of King Milinda, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead.1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07 Penguin Classics Series256 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
BT102.T53 1989Corbett, Julia MitchellThrough a Glass Darkly: Readings on the Concept of God0-687-41894-1PaperbackNNAbingdon PrJune 1, 198915.0 Stars  N $2.94 2005-03-21Amazon   2005-03-21  144  
LB1738.Q53 2004Cordell, Rosanne M. (Editor)Quick Hits For New Faculty: Successful Strategies By Award-Winning Teachers0-253-21709-1PaperbackNNIndiana University PressSeptember 200414.0 StarsNonfiction : Education : College & University : GeneralBloomington, INN $14.95ABOUT THE BOOK Quick Hits for New Faculty: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers FROM THE PUBLISHER This is the third and latest book in the "Quick Hits" tradition of providing sound advice from award-winning college faculty. This volume is designed to help new faculty negotiate the challenges of college teaching. Articles and strategies range from planning for that first day in the classroom to evaluating student learning, documenting teaching, and understanding the politics of teaching and learning in the department and institution. This volume, while retaining the focus of volumes one and two on strategies to engage students in their learning, expands each "quick hit" with additional background information, rationale, and resources. Quick Hits for New Faculty guides new faculty through the start of an important journey that ultimately will take the teacher from novice to accomplished professional. SYNOPSIS Helps new faculty negotiate the challenges of college teaching by providing sound advice from award-winnng college professors. Topics include: planning for the first day in the classroom, evaluating student learning, and understanding the politics of teaching and learning in the department and institution. The book guides new faculty through the start of a very important journey, a journey that ultimately will take the teacher from novice to accomplished professional.1970-04-14Amazon378.1/2 22 20041970-04-14  140College teaching, College teachers, Teacher effectiveness, First year teachers10.8 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
G535.C635Cordingly, DavidUnder the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates (Harvest Book)0-15-600549-2PaperbackNNHarvest BooksSeptember 15, 199714.5 StarsHistory : World : Transportation : Ships : General N $ Though literature, films, and folklore have romanticized pirates as gallant seaman who hunted for treasure in exotic locales, David Cordingly, a former curator at the National Maritime Museum in England, reveals the facts behind the legends of such outlaws as Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, and Calico Jack. Even stories about buried treasure are fictitious, he says, yet still the myth remains. Though pirate captains were often sadistic villains and crews endured barbarous tortures, were constantly threatened with the possibility of death by hanging, drowning in a storm, or surviving a shipwreck on a hostile coast, pirates are still idealized. Cordingly examines why the myth of the romance of piratehood endures and why so few lived out their days in luxury on the riches they had plundered.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. From Publishers Weekly Widespread piracy began in the Western world in 1650 and ended abruptly around 1725. Cordingly, formerly on the staff of the National Maritime Museum in England, describes who became pirates (mainly volunteers who joined up when their ships were captured); what they wore (scarves or handkerchiefs around their head, just like in the movies); and how they were armed (literally, to the teeth). Pirates, says the author, were "attracted by the lure of plunder and the desire for an easy life." They were not the clean-cut heroes of the Errol Flynn films either, but cutthroat murderers. Some of the famous pirates are portrayed: Sir Francis Drake made his name by plundering silver on the Spanish Main; Sir Harry Morgan is famous for his ransom of Portobello to the President of Panama for 250,000 pesos; and Captain Kidd remains mysterious because of his buried gold and silver on Gardiners Island, near New York City. Fictitious pirates are also surveyed, such as Long John Silver and Captain Hook, and the allure they still have over us is explored. Even if you don't know a corsair (a Mediterranean-based pirate) from a buccaneer (a Caribbean pirate), this book will delight and inform. Photos not seen by PW. Author tour. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-10-08Amazon  19972005-10-08  320 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
PG2691.C6 1992Corten, Irina H.Vocabulary of Soviet Society and Culture: A Selected Guide to Russian Words, Idioms, and Expressions of the Post-Stalin Era, 1953-19910-8223-1213-1HardcoverNNDuke Univ PrMay 199213.0 StarsReference : Dictionaries & Thesauruses : English (All)DurhamN $39.95ABOUT THE BOOK Vocabulary of Soviet Society and Culture: A Selected Guide to Russian Words, Idioms, and Expressions of the Post-Stalin Era, 1953-1991 FROM THE CRITICS Booknews A lexicon of culturally significant words concerning politics, ideology, the economy, education, arts and letters, social problems, and everyday life, as well as language associated with the personalities and activities of individual Soviet leaders. Corten includes many examples of Soviet jokes in her explanations of terms. Engaging and accessible for all readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( 20  1970-04-14  176Russian language -- Slang -- Dictionaries --, English, Russian language -- Social aspects, Russian language -- New words -- Dictionaries --, English, Russian language -- Idioms -- Dictionaries --, English0.8 x 5.8 x 9.5 inches
BL540.C84 1990Couliano, I.P.OUT OF THIS WORLD0-87773-488-7PaperbackNNShambhalaJune 18, 199115.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : GeneralBoston, Mass.N $4.41From Library Journal This is a thought-provoking, chronologic overview of religious mystical traditions illustrating altered states of consciousness, and out-of-body and near-death experiences by the editor of the journal Incognita . Ideas presented demonstrate the way conventions were developed by differing cultures at various times, revealing common patterns within spiritual experiences. Some of the ideas and summaries are a bit difficult to follow due to the speed with which they are covered. However , Couliano succeeds in guiding and broadening the imagination of the reader. Missing is material dealing with religions of African and Indian tribal cultures. For larger collections. - L. Kriz, Sioux City P.L., Ia. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.1970-01-21Amazon291.4/2 20  1970-01-21  287Voyages to the otherworld -- History, Astral projection -- History, Altered states of consciousness -- History22 cm.
PG2640.O93 2000Coulson, JessieThe Pocket Oxford Russian Dictionary0-19-860150-6PaperbackNNOxford University Press, USASeptember 1, 200013.5 StarsReference : Dictionaries & Thesauruses : English (All) N $5.44Book Description Called "the most complete and succinct" lexicon of its type by The Times Literary Supplement, The Pocket Oxford Russian Dictionary has long been a favorite of students, scholars, businesspeople, and travelers. Now this popular dictionary is available in a completely revised Second Edition. Providing the most up-to-date coverage of general vocabulary in both languages, this handy resource offers the perfect companion for reading and conversation. No other pocket dictionary can match its outstanding features: More than 70,000 words and phrases; emphasis on modern idioms and colloquial usage; numerous illustrative examples of vocabulary in context; all common abbreviations and acronyms; pronunciation in the International nhonetic Alphabet; and guidance on constructions, complementation, and difficult points of grammar. Remarkably comprehensive, this new edition of an established classic provides an essential resource for students needing a handy guide to the Russian language. Language Notes Text: English, Russian --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-01-28Amazon   1970-01-28  638 7.7 x 5.1 x 1.2 inches
BL1225Courtright, Paul B.Ganesa: Lord of Obstacles, Lord of Beginnings0-19-505742-2PaperbackNNOxford University PressFebruary, 198912.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Hinduism : General N $28.00Book Description Part animal and part intellectual, an image found in virtually every Indian home, Ganesa--the elephant-headed r 1570s one of the most important and popular gods throughout India and Hindu Southeast Asia. In this, the first comprehensive, full-length study of Ganesa, Courtright covers not merely the mythology but also the ritual, the political uses, and the modern as well as the Vedic manifestations of the god. The book begins with a consideration of the various myths of Ganesa, stories of his birth, his beheading by his father Siva, and his subsequent restoration as the lord who gives, or withholds, success in undertakings. In the end, the author turns to the role Ganesa has played in recent Indian history as the patron deity of some formulations of neotraditionalist values and ideology. Throughout Courtright portrays both the complexity of the deity's many roles and stories and the integrated manner in which they come together. Excerpt from the Preface by Wendy O'Flaherty: "Ganesa has everything that is fascinating to anyone who is interested in religion or India or both: charm, mystery, popularity, sexual problems, moral ambivalence, political importance, the works. One can start from Ganesa and work from there in an unbroken line to almost any aspect of Indian culture."2005-10-04Amazon   2005-10-04  296 8.0 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
B2430.D484068Coward, HaroldDerrida and Indian Philosophy0-7914-0500-1PaperbackNNState University of New York PressSeptember 1, 199014.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $19.95 1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  200 9.2 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
N7301.C88Craven, Roy C.Indian Art, Revised Edition (The World of Art)0-500-20302-4PaperbackNNThames & HudsonOctober 27, 199715.0 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Art History : GeneralNew York, N.Y.N $11.53Arts of Asia An excellent survey for the general reader.2005-10-15Amazon   2005-10-15 World of Art Series256Art, Indic8.4 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
D147.C92Cross, Samuel HazzardSlavic civilization through the ages. Edited with a foreword by Leonid I. Strakhovsky  NNRussell & Russell194815.0 StarsSlavs -- HistoryNew YorkN   1970-04-16Library of Congress [1]947  1970-04-16  195Slavs -- History195 p. 23 cm.
BF575.H27C848Csikszentmihalyi, MihalyFinding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life (Masterminds)0-465-02411-4PaperbackNNBasic BooksApril 19984 Happiness : Conduct of life N   1970-01-14Powells Books  19971970-01-14  144 8.02x5.32x.49 in. .47 lbs.
PN41.C83 1999Cuddon, J. A.The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms & Literary Theory)0-14-051363-9PaperbackNNPenguin BooksFebruary 20003 General : Literature N  Synopsis: The latest installment of this trusted literary companion covers all aspects of literary theory, from definitions of technical terms to characterizations of literary movements. Geared toward students, teachers, readers, and writers alike, The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory explains critical jargon (intertextuality, aporia), schools of literary theory (structuralism, feminist criticism), literary forms (sonnet, ottava rima), and genres (elegy, pastoral) and examines artifacts, historic locales, archetypes, origins of well-known phrases, and much, much more. Scholarly, straightforward, comprehensive, and even entertaining, this is a resource that no word-lover should be without.1970-01-14Powells Books   1970-01-14  1024 8.14x4.56x1.80 in. 1.53 lbs.
PN81.C857Culler, JonathanLiterary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)0-19-285318-XPaperbackNNOxford University PressNovember, 199714.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralOxford ; New YorkN $3.49Book Description What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These questions and more are addressed in Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction, a book which steers a clear path through a subject which is often perceived to be complex and impenetrable. Jonathan Culler, an extremely lucid commentator and much admired in the field of literary theory, offers discerning insights into such theories as the nature of language and meaning, and whether literature is a form of self-expression or a method of appeal to an audience. Concise yet thorough, Literary Theory also outlines the ideas behind a number of different schools: deconstruction, semiotics, postcolonial theory, and structuralism, among others. From topics such as literature and social identity to poetry, poetics, and rhetoric, Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction is a welcome guide for anyone interested in the importance of literature and the debates surrounding it.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-07Amazon801/.95 21 19971970-01-07 Very Short Introductions Series145Criticism0.5 x 5.0 x 7.8 inches
PS3505.U334Cummings, E. E.100 Selected Poems by E. E. Cummings0-8021-3072-0PaperbackNNGrove PressJune, 195915.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( C ) : cummings, e.e. N $9.60ABOUT THE BOOK One Hundred Selected Poems FROM THE PUBLISHER E. E. Cummings is without question one of the major poems of this century, and this volume, first published in 1959, is indispensable for every lover of modern lyrical verse. It contains one hundred of Cummings's wittiest and most profound poems, harvested from thirty-five of the most radically creative years in contemporary American poetry. These poems exhibit all the extraordinary lyricism, playfulness, technical ingenuity, and compassion for which Cummings is famous. They demonstrate beautifully his extrapolations from traditional poetic structures and his departures from them, as well as the unique synthesis of lavish imagery and acute artistic precision that has won him the adulation and respect of critics and poetry lovers everywhere. SYNOPSIS This volume, first published in 1959, contains 100 of Cummings' wittiest and most profound poems, harvested from 35 of the most radically creative years in contemporary American poetry. These poems exhibit all the extraordinary lyricism, playfulness, technical ingenuity, and compassion for which Cummings is famous. They demonstrate beautifully his extrapolations from traditional poetic structures and his departures from them as well as the unique synthesis of lavish imagery and acute artistic precision that has won him the adulation and respect of critics and poetry lovers everywhere. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING He has more control over language since Joyce. . . .Everybody delights in reading him. - Karl Shapiro E.E.. Cummings is a concentrate of titanic significance. . .He does not make aesthetic mistakes. - Marianne Moore He puts his inventions down with an unexpected refurbishing of phrase and a filigree delicacy of hairbreadth exact statement that is a continual challenge. - John Dos Passos1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07  121 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
PS3505.U334 E5Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin)Eimi  NNGrove Press195815.0 StarsSoviet Union -- Description and travelNew YorkN  The author's diary, May 10-June 14, 1931, recorded during his trip to Russia and Turkey. "Sketch for a preface to the fourth edition of Eimi" dated 1958. "Eimi is published in four editions: An Evergreen book (E-113), a cloth bound edition, a specially bound and signed edition of 26 copies, numbered A-Z, a specially bound and signed edition of 4 copies, hors commerce, numbered 1 through 4"--Prelim. leaf. Firmage, G.J. Cummings, A13c-e1970-04-16Library of Congress [1]817.5  1970-04-16 An Evergreen book ; E-113432Soviet Union -- Description and travel, Turkey -- Description and travel, Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-196221 cm.
BX945.2.C86Cunningham, LawrCatholic Heritage : Martyrs, Ascetics, Pilgrims, Warriors, Mystics, Theologians, Artists, Humanists, Activists,0-8245-0685-5PaperbackNNThe Crossroad Publishing Company, Inc.February 25, 198515.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Christianity : Catholicism : General N $2.50ABOUT THE BOOK Catholic Heritage2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  229 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
BQ7935.B777 A3Dalai, LamaFreedom in Exile0-06-098701-4PaperbackNNHarperSanFranciscoAugust 1, 199115.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $ The Dalai Lama's autobiography should leave no one in doubt of his humility and genuine compassion. Written without the slightest hint of pretense, the exiled leader of Tibet recounts his life, from the time he was whisked away from his home in 1939 at the age of 4, to his treacherous escape from Tibet in 1959, to his winning of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. The backdrop of the story is the 1950 Chinese invasion of Tibet. He calmly relates details of imprisonment, torture, rape, famine, ecological disaster, and genocide that under four decades of Chinese rule have left 1.25 million Tibetans dead and the Tibetan natural and religious landscapes decimated. Yet the Dalai Lama's story is strangely one of hope. This man who prays for four hours a day harbors no ill will toward the Chinese and sees the potential for good everywhere he casts his gaze. Someday, he hopes, all of Tibet will be a zone of peace and the world's largest nature preserve. Such optimism is not naive but rather a result of his daily studies in Buddhist philosophy and his doctrine of Universal Responsibility. Inspiring in every way, Freedom in Exile is both a historical document and a fable of deepest trust in humanity. --Brian Bruya From Library Journal This book gives some picture of Tibetan daily life and a few anecdotes, but because the reign of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet has been conducted largely in exile, it is not surprising that much of his story is concerned with the tangled problem of Tibet's relationship with China over the past 40 years. One striking feature of the book is one's sense that the Dalai Lama is a fundamentally ordinary individual despite a life that--beginning with his being "discovered" as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama at the age of three--was always most out of the ordinary. His winning the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize will increase curiosity about this man and his world view, so perhaps more readers will explore the quiet wisdom of his philosophy and see the eloquent result of a tradition that has the abiding sense not to divorce statesmanship from true spirituality. Highly recommended. - Mark Woodhouse, Gannett Tripp Lib., Elmira Coll., N.Y. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-08Amazon  c1992005-10-08  320 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
TX406 .D35 2000Dalby, AndrewDangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices0-520-23674-2PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressOctober 7, 200212.5 StarsCooking, Food & Wine : Cooking by Ingredient : Herbs, Spices & Condiments N $11.53 2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  184 9.3 x 6.6 x 0.8 inches
GT4233.A2 M38Damatta, RobertoCarnivals, Rogues, and Heroes: An Interpretation of the Brazilian Dilemma0-268-00794-2PaperbackNNUniversity of Notre Dame PressNovember, 19921 Nonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology N $19.50Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: Portugese--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08 From the Helen Kellogg Institute for Int279 8.8 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
P53.45.D36Damen, LouiseCulture Learning: The Fifth Dimension in the Language Classroom (Second language professional library)0-201-11478-XPaperbackNNAddison-Wesley PubApril, 198714.0 StarsNonfiction : Education : Education Theory : Contemporary Methods : MulticulturalReading, Mass.N $8.79ABOUT THE BOOK Culture Learning: The Fifth Dimension1970-01-28Amazon418/.007 19 19871970-01-28 L2 Professional Library406Language and languages -- Study and teaching, Intercultural communication, Multicultural education, Language and culture0.8 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
HN80.F54 D36Dandaneau, Steven P., Ph.D.A Town Abandoned: Flint, Michigan, Confronts Deindustrialization (Suny Series in Popular Culture and Political Change)0-7914-2878-8PaperbackNNState University of New York PressMay, 199614.5 StarsBusiness & Investing : Economics : Economic ConditionsAlbanyN $29.95ABOUT THE BOOK A Town Abandoned: Flint, Michigan, Confronts Deindustrialization FROM THE PUBLISHER Hometown to both General Motors and the United Auto Workers, and the setting for the documentary film Roger and Me, Flint, Michigan, is a striking example of a declining city in America's Rust Belt. A Town Abandoned examines Flint's response to its own social and economic decline and at the same time pursues a broad analysis of class and culture in America's late capitalist society. It tells the story of how Flint's local institutions and citizens interpret and rationalize their city's massive auto-industry job loss and consequent decline, and it relates these interpretations to statewide, national, and international forces that led to the deindustrialization. Using a critical-theory approach, Dandaneau reveals the futility of Flint's efforts to confront essentially global problems and moreover depicts the disturbing conceptual and cultural distortions that result from its sustained powerlessness. Dandaneau shows that all policy solutions to Flint's problems were in essence public relations solutions, and he gives a moving portrayal of the consequences for local communities of the internationalization of American business.2005-10-08Amazon330.9774/37 20 19962005-10-08 Suny Series in Popular Culture and Polit259Flint (Mich.) -- Social conditions, Flint (Mich.) -- Economic conditions, Deindustrialization -- Michigan -- Flint, Plant shutdowns -- Michigan -- Flint, Industrial promotion -- Michigan -- Flint, Capitalism -- United States, Community sociology9.0 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
GN635.S72 D36Daniel, E. ValentineCharred Lullabies0-691-02773-0PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressNovember 11, 199615.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalPrinceton, N.J.N $23.95Review E. Valentine Daniel does not wallow in the negations of terror; he finds a place somewhere between sensation and detachment from which to show how the wounded return to speech--even poetry. In the process, he is drawn to reflect on the place of violence in our modern understanding of culture writ large, producing an account of unusual insight and troubling beauty. Review Without doubt one of the most important accounts of nationalist violence to be published in recent years. . . . Charred Lullabies is a major addition to the growing theoretical and ethnographic literature on contemporary political violence.2005-10-08Amazon303.6/095493 20 19962005-10-08 Princeton Studies in Culture, Power, and History Series272Ethnology -- Sri Lanka -- Field work, Ethnology -- Sri Lanka -- Philosophy, Violence -- Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka -- Ethnic relations, Sri Lanka -- Social conditions, Sri Lanka -- Politics and government -- 1978-9.2 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
DS432.T3 D3Daniel, E. ValentineFluid Signs: Being a Person the Tamil Way0-520-06167-5PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressAugust, 198712.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology N $24.95About the Author E. Valentine Daniel is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan and coeditor of Culture/Contexture (California, 1995).2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  215 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
HX313.D64Daniels, Robert V.A Documentary History of Communism: Communism in Russia0-87451-459-2PaperbackNNUniv Pr of New EnglandJune, 19881 History : RussiaHanoverN $1.94ABOUT THE BOOK Documentary History of Communism: Communism in Russia2005-10-08Amazon335.43/0947 19 19842005-10-08  479Communism -- Soviet Union -- History -- Sources, Communism -- History -- Sources21 cm.
 Dann, Jack (Editor)Genometry (Ace Science Fiction)0-441-00797-XPaperbackNNAceJanuary 2, 200114.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Genre Fiction : AnthologiesNew YorkN $0.50Book Description In this thought-provoking anthology, eleven cutting-edge science fiction writers explore both the promise and peril of genetic engineering.1970-04-16Amazon   1970-04-16 Ace science fiction288Science fiction, American, Science fiction, English, Genetic engineering -- Fiction, Science fiction6.8 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
P85.B22 D3Danow, David K.The Thought of Mikhail Bakhtin : From Word to Culture0-312-05609-5PaperbackNNPalgrave MacmillanNovember 15, 199114.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralNew YorkN $19.99Book Description Occupying a still evolving but clearly established place in twentieth-century intellectual history, the great Russian thinker Mikhail Bakhtin is best characterized as philosopher of dialogue or human communication. Within Bakhtin's rich body of thought are numerous insights that promise fruition in fields that include linguistics and semiotics, literary theory and poetics. From their linked perspectives The Thought of Mikhail Bakhtin approaches its subject, concentrating on problems of language and literature.1969-12-31Amazon801/.95/092 20  1969-12-31  166Bakhtin, M. M, 1895-1975, Philology -- History -- 20th century0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
PJ7820.A7 A22Darwish, MahmudUnfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems0-520-23754-4PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressJanuary 6, 200314.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralBerkeleyN $16.95From Publishers Weekly When Darwish's selected The Adam of Two Edens was published by Syracuse in late 2000, the second Palestinian intifada was not yet bound up in "the war on terror," and the book did not get much play, perhaps partially due to its disparate translations (and an uninviting cover). That should not be the case with this second selection of work by the poet often spoken of as the national poet of Palestine. Darwish, who lived more than 25 years in exile from his native Haifa, is currently living in Ramallah, and these selections, covering five books and 20 or so years, are uncompromising and powerful. Akash is the editor of Jusoor: The Arab American Journal of Cultural Exchange and co-editor of Post Gibran: An Anthology of New Arab American Writing (2000), but the key here is Forch« (The Angel of History, etc.), who brings out the thorny immediacy and consistency in Darwish's complex linguistic negotiations of deeply contested places-places on the earth and in the mind. It is difficult to summarize those spaces here, but suffice to say that Darwish, as rendered in this English-only edition, demands, and sustains, serious reading and discussion, as in the magisterial long poem "Mural" from 2000: "I will dream, not to correct any meaning beyond me,/ but to heal the inner desolation of its terrible drought." Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Review ". . . [S]uffice it to say that Darwish, as rendered in this English-only edition, demands, and sustains, serious reading and discussion. . . "Publishers Weekly starred review1970-01-14Amazon892/.716 21 20031970-01-14  208 8.0 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
DS423.D37Das, VeenaCritical Events: An Anthropological Perspective on Contemporary India0-19-563540-XHardcoverNNOxford Univ PrFebruary, 19951 Nonfiction : Social Sciences : AnthropologyDelhi ; New YorkN $80.97Book Description This book identifies critical moments in contemporary Indian history, such as the Partition of India, the Bhopal industrial disaster, and recent widow deaths. It describes the implications of these events for India and analyzes, through them, the nature of Indian modernity.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  230Victims of crimes, Victims of crimes -- India0.8 x 6.0 x 9.0 inches
ND1432.C584J30David & Janice JacksonTibetan Thangka Painting:Methods and Materials  NN  1   N   2006-01-17       0  
BF1028.5.T5David-Neel, Madame AlexandraMagic and Mystery in Tibet0-486-22682-4PaperbackNNDover PublicationsJune 1, 197114.5 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & CounselingNew YorkN $9.97Book Description Seeker, adventurer, pilgrim, and scholar, Madame David-Neel (1868-1969) was the first European woman to explore the once-forbidden city of Lhasa. This memoir offers an objective account of the supernatural events she witnessed during the 1920s among the mystics and hermits of Tibet. A practicing Buddhist and Oriental linguist, David-Neel recounts the fantastic effects of powerful meditative practices, breathing exercises, and shamanic magic. Her intelligent discourse, punctuated by dry wit, imparts authenticity to these tales of Tibetan mystics and their fascinating powers-including levitation, telepathy, and the ability to walk on water and to survive naked in sub-zero temperatures. This unabridged republication of the classic 1932 edition includes 32 photographs taken by the author.1970-01-28Amazon133/.0951/5  1970-01-28 Collector's Library of the Unknown Series321Parapsychology -- China -- Tibet, Occultism -- China -- Tibet, Tibet (China) -- Description and travel, Buddhism -- China -- Tibet, Tibet (China) -- Religion8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
BQ8912.9.15 D38Davidson, Ronald M.Indian Esoteric Buddhism: A Social History of the Tantric Movement0-231-12619-0PaperbackNNColumbia University PressJanuary 15, 200314.5 StarsHistory : Asia : IndiaNew YorkN $28.50Review "Davidson surveys a large swath of Indian history for social trends that account for the rise of tantrism.... His discussion his particularly interesting." -- Buddhadharma
"A truly pioneering and wide-ranging work -- one much to be commended to students of all of the diverse phenomena that Davidson brings within its purview." -- Dan Arnold, Journal of Religion
"This groundbreaking volume will find a primary place on the bookshelf of every serious scholar... This exceptional work deserves a wide audience" -- Frederick M. Smith, Religous Studies Newsletter Review "An exceptional work of stunning research, eloquence, and unusual innovativeness." -- David F. Germano, University of Virginia
"Ronald M. Davidson gives us an original and revelatory contribution to the study of Buddhism and Indian religions, one that will surely provoke animated discussion and debate." -- Matthew Kapstein, University of Chicago
"This extraordinary work advances our knowledge of esoteric Buddhism in India by placing it in the broader context of Indian history and culture, drawing on texts, archaeological evidence, and inscriptions. It will no doubt be required reading for all serious students of medieval Indian religion." -- Phyllis Granoff, McMaster University
1970-05-16Amazon294.3/925/0954 21 20031970-05-16  400Tantric Buddhism -- India -- History9.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
HM101.D2960Davies, IoanCultural Studies and Beyond: Fragments of Empire0-415-03837-5PaperbackNNRoutledgeAugust, 199515.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalLondon ; New YorkN $40.95Jim McGuigan, t help but be impressed by the "...displays an impressive historical range and geographical scope in seeking to trace the emergence, development and various transformations of cultural studies..." Book Description This book traces the origins, growth and diffusion of Cultural Studies inside Britain, the US, Canada and Australia. It looks at the early years of the New Left Review and the Adult Education movements, and introduces the central theoretical issues and key personalities over a near forty year span, beginning in 1956.2005-10-08Amazon306 20  2005-10-08  203Culture, Great Britain -- Civilization0.8 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
HN80.L7 D38Davis, MikeCity of Quartz : Excavating the Future in Los Angeles0-679-73806-1PaperbackNNVintageMarch 10, 199213.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : Cultural N $ Mike Davis peers into a looking glass to divine the future of Los Angeles, and what he sees is not encouraging: a city--or better, a concatenation of competing city states--torn by racial enmity, economic disparity, and social anomie. Looking backward, Davis suggests that Los Angeles has always been contested ground. In the 1840s, he writes, a combination of drought and industrial stock raising led to the destruction of small-scale Spanish farming in the region. In the 1910s, Los Angeles was the scene of a bitter conflict between management and industrial workers, so bitter that the publisher of the Los Angeles Times retreated to a heavily fortified home he called "The Bivouac." And in 1992, much of the city fell before flames and riot in a scenario Davis describes as thus: "Gangs are multiplying at a terrifying rate, cops are becoming more arrogant and trigger-happy, and a whole generation is being shunted toward some impossible Armageddon." Davis's voice-in-a-whirlwind approach to the past, present, and future of Los Angeles is alarming and arresting, and his book is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary affairs. --Gregory MacNamee From Library Journal Eschewing the character study that comprises most Los Angeles history, Davis concentrates on the ongoing and ignored ethnic and class struggles, formerly manifested by booster (pro-growth) exploitation, now replaced by exclusionary (no-growth) neighborhood incorporation, and by police control of Afro-American and Latino neighborhoods. His analysis of recent Los Angeles history is often chilling and--sad to say--more true than false. Small inaccuracies sometimes afflict the narrative, and the breathlessness of Davis's writing will probably confuse readers who are unfamilar with the region. But these criticisms quibble with an otherwise important and necessary work. Recommended. - Tim Zindel, Hastings Coll . of the Law, San Francisco Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-10-08Amazon  19902005-10-08  480 8.1 x 5.2 x 1.0 inches
PG2112.D3 1997Davis, Patricia AnneMaking Progress in Russian: A Second Year Course0-471-14810-5PaperbackNNWileyJanuary 7, 199715.0 StarsReference : Dictionaries & Thesauruses : English (All)New YorkN $95.95Book Description This proficiency based book helps readers expand and deepen their knowledge of Russian grammar; acquire greater command of vocabulary; and increase their ability to understand, speak and read Russian. Language Notes Text: English, Russian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-04-14Amazon491.782/421 21 19971970-04-14  584Russian language -- Textbooks for foreign, speakers -- English10.0 x 7.1 x 0.9 inches
BL1216.2D38Davis, Richard H.Ritual in an Oscillating Universe: Worshipping Siva in Medieval India0-691-07386-4HardcoverNNPrinceton Univ PrJanuary, 199213.5 StarsHistory : Asia : IndiaPrinceton, N.J.N $66.34ABOUT THE BOOK Ritual in an Oscillating Universe: Worshiping Siva in Medieval India2005-10-04Amazon294.5/38 20 19912005-10-04  200Siva (Hindu deity) -- Cult -- India -- History, India -- Religious life and customs0.8 x 6.8 x 9.8 inches
LB1050.5.D36Davis, Ronald D.The Gift of Dyslexia0-399-52293-XPaperbackNNPerigee TradeMarch 1, 199714.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Personal Health : Children's Health : Learning DisordersNew YorkN $10.17From Library Journal Levinson's use of patient testimonials and case studies to describe his breakthroughs in the treatment of dyslexia makes for a medical text that reads like a novel. He traces both his research on the connection between dyslexia and the inner ear and cerebellum and also the scientific community's skepticism regarding his claims. Formerly a professor at New York University Medical School and currently director of the Medical Dyslexic Treatment Center, Levinson acknowledges criticism and errors and, overall, offers a balanced view of his methods. In the process, he reveals the unfortunate increase in the politics of scientific research. Levinson's book is recommended as a source for the most current research, an account of the patients' plight, and an expose of the scientific debate. Davis, on the other hand, emphasizes child development, psychology, and education rather than medical treatment. As a dyslexic individual and a teacher, he offers a unique perspective on the subject of learning disabilities. Through his own real-life experiences he shares what everyone needs to know about dyslexia, what the dyslexic student encounters in a typical school, and what is needed to teach such students effectively. To support his conclusion that dyslexics have special talents of perception, imagination, and intuition, Davis cites talented and brilliant figures from Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci to Churchill and Walt Disney. He concludes with a test, written in simple language and printed in a large typeface to make it easier to read. Given Levinson's medical focus, his text is recommended for academic and larger public libraries, while Davis's book is appropriate for all types of libraries. Samuel T. Huang, Northern Illinois Univ. Libs., DeKalb Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Book Description Audio CD version of The Gift of Dyslexia (Perigee; ISBN: 039952293X), read by the author. At the age of 38, Ronald D. Davis made a discovery about perception that enabled him to read a book cover to cover -- for the first time. The methods he devloped have helped thousands of children and adults around the world to overcome reading, writing, study and attention problems. This audio version explains the concepts of Davis Dyslexia Correction (R) for people who would rather listen than read.--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.2005-10-15Amazon371.91/44 20 19972005-10-15  260Dyslexia, Dyslexic children -- Education8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
GT4011.P46D38Davis, Susan G.Parades and Power: Street Theatre in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia0-520-06374-0PaperbackNNUniv of California PrSeptember 1, 198815.0 Stars  N $4.95 2005-03-30Amazon   2005-03-30  235 0.8 x 5.8 x 9.0 inches
BL2228.S94Davis, WinstonDojo: Magic and Exorcism in Modern Japan0-8047-1131-3PaperbackNNStanford University PressFebruary, 198213.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : Cultural N $1.09ABOUT THE BOOK Dojo: Magic and Exorcism in Modern Japan1969-12-31Amazon   1969-12-31  332 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.0 inches
PN85 .D37 1971De Man, PaulBlindness & insight; essays in the rhetoric of contemporary criticism0-19-501346-8HardcoverNNOxford University Press197114.5 StarsCriticismNew YorkN  Includes bibliographical references.1970-04-16Library of Congress [1]801/.95  1970-04-16  189Criticismxiii, 189 p. 22 cm.
HF1002.D365Debeer, Shane R.Russian for the Business Traveler (Barron's Business Travelers)0-8120-1784-6PaperbackNNBarron's Educational SeriesAugust 199415.0 StarsBusiness & Investing : GeneralHauppauge, New YorkN $0.98Language Notes Text: English, Russian1970-04-14Amazon650/.03 20  1970-04-14 Foreign Language Business Dictionaries Series492Business -- Dictionaries -- Russian, Russian language -- Dictionaries -- English, Business -- Dictionaries, English language -- Dictionaries -- Russian, Business travel -- Russia (Federation) --, Guidebooks8.0 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
B131.C55Debiprasad ChattopadhyayaIndian Philosophy  NN  1   N   1970-05-16       0  
BL1281.154Dehejia, H.V.Parvatidarpana: An Exposition of Kashmir Saivism Through the Images of Siva and Parvati8120814843PaperbackNNMotilal BanarsidassFebruary, 199714.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Hinduism N $12.95Book Description In Parvatidarpana, Harsha V. Dehejia exposits the basic tenets of Kashmir Shaivism through the celebrated marriage of Shiva and Parvati and the image of Ardhanarishvara. Enjoyment of the mythic marriage and the image leads to a greater understanding of Kashmir Shaivism, and the epistemology of this philosophical system in turn leads the aesthete to a greater celebration of the arts inspired by this mythic event.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-01-08Amazon   1970-01-08  131  
RC455.D42213Deleuze, GillesA Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia0-8166-1401-6HardcoverNNUniversity of Minnesota PressJanuary 198814.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : GeneralMinneapolisN $54.95Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)1970-04-30Amazon194 19 19871970-04-30  629Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Radicalism, Postmodernism9.3 x 6.4 x 1.8 inches
RC455.D42213Deleuze, GillesAnti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia0-8166-1225-0PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressOctober, 198314.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralMinneapolisN $19.95Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)2005-10-15Amazon194 20 19832005-10-15  400Social psychiatry, Psychoanalysis -- Social aspects, Oedipus complex -- Social aspects, Capitalism, Schizophrenia -- Social aspects9.0 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
PN1995.D39313Deleuze, GillesCinema 1: The Movement-Image0-8166-1399-0HardcoverNNUniversity of Minnesota PressOctober 198615.0 StarsArts & Photography : Performing ArtsMinneapolisN $17.89Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)1970-04-30Amazon791.43/01 19  1970-04-30  263Motion pictures -- Philosophy8.7 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
PN1995 .D39313Deleuze, GillesCinema 2: The Time-Image0-8166-1676-0HardcoverNNUniv of Minnesota PrNovember 198915.0 StarsEntertainment : Movies : GeneralMinneapolisN $44.95ABOUT THE BOOK Cinema 2: The Time-Image FROM THE PUBLISHER Deleuze ascribes this shot to the condition of postwar Europe: the situations and spaces 'we no longer know how to describe'-- buildings deserted but inhabited, cities undergoing demolition or reconstruction--and the new race of characters who emerged from this rubble, mutants who 'saw rather than acted.' FROM THE CRITICS Booknews Brings to completion Deleuze's (philosophy, U. of Paris) work on the theoretical implications of the cinematographic image. Largely based on the writings of Bergson and Peirce, Deleuze's theorizing grapples with intellectual cineaste. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( 19  1970-04-30  2Motion pictures -- Philosophy1.0 x 6.0 x 9.0 inches
B2799.K7 D4313Deleuze, GillesKant's Critical Philosophy: The Doctrine of the Faculties0-8166-1436-9PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressAugust, 198515.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Epistemology N $14.95Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  96 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.2 inches
B3317.D413Deleuze, GillesNietzsche and Philosophy0-231-05669-9PaperbackNNColumbia University PressApril 15, 198314.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Modern N $24.50Review ""Deleuze's book offers an extremly rich and systematic reading of Nietzsche...To read Nietzsche and Philosophy is to experience the earnestness of Nietzsche's challenge to Western philosophy."" -- Times Higher Education Supplement Review "Deleuze's book offers an extremly rich and systematic reading of Nietzsche...To read Nietzsche and Philosophy is to experience the earnestness of Nietzsche's challenge to Western philosophy."2005-10-08Amazon  19852005-10-08 European Perspectives221 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
B3999.E9 D45Deleuze, GillesSpinoza: Filosofia Practica9509779687PaperbackNNTusQuetsMarch 200415.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $11.76 1970-05-16Amazon   1970-05-16  0  
PS3554.E4425DeLillo, DonRunning Dog (Vintage Contemporaries)0-679-72294-7PaperbackNNVintageJuly 17, 198913.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( D ) : DeLillo, Don N $11.20Book Description DeLillo's Running Dog, originally published in 1978, follows Moll Robbins, a New York city journalist trailing the activities of an influential senator. In the process she is dragged into the black market world of erotica and shady, infatuated men, where a cat-and-mouse chase for an erotic film rumored to "star" Adolph Hitler leads to trickery, maneuvering, and bloodshed. With streamlined prose and a thriller's narrative pace, Running Dog is a bright star in the modern master's early career.1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07 Vintage Contemporaries Series256 8.0 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
PS3554.E4425 W48DeLillo, DonWhite Noise Critical : Text and Criticism (Viking Critical Library)0-14-027498-7PaperbackNNPenguinDecember 1, 199815.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( D ) : DeLillo, DonNew York, N.Y.N $11.87Book Description Winner of the National Book Award in 1985, White Noise is the story of Jack and Babette and their children from their six or so various marriages. They live in a college town where Jack is Professor of Hitler Studies (and conceals the fact that he does not speak a word of German), and Babette teaches posture and volunteers by reading from the tabloids to a group of elderly shut-ins. They are happy enough until a deadly toxic accident and Babette's addiction to an experimental drug make Jake question everything. White Noise is considered a postmodern classic and its unfolding of themes of consumerism, family and divorce, and technology as a deadly threat have attracted the attention of literary scholars since its publication. This Viking Critical Library edition, prepared by scholar Mark Osteen, is the only edition of White Noise that contains the entire text along with an extensive critical apparatus, including a critical introduction, selected essays on the author, the work and its themes, reviews, a chronology of DeLillo's life and work, a list of discussion topics, and a selected bibliography.1969-12-31Amazon813/.54 21 19981969-12-31 Viking Critical Library Series560Industrial accidents -- Fiction, College teachers -- Fiction, Stepfamilies -- Fiction, DeLillo, Don. White noise, Middle West -- Fiction, Death -- Fiction, Humorous stories7.8 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches
F826.D44DENTON, SALLYAmerican Massacre : The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 18570-375-41208-5HardcoverNNKnopfJune 17, 200313.5 StarsHistory : Americas : Native American : General & Post-Columbus N $17.79From Publishers Weekly Like September 11, 2001, another September 11, in 1857, reverberates in American history as a date when the dangers of violent religious extremism became obvious, for it was then that a party of Mormons (and possibly Paiute Indians) attacked a pioneer party passing through southern Utah, killing all but the youngest children. Denton, an investigative journalist (The Bluegrass Conspiracy, etc.), is not the first interpreter to take on the Mountain Meadows Massacre, but she adds a new twist. Whereas historians Juanita Brooks and Will Bagley emphasized the Mormons' religious motivations, Denton latches onto a more base explanation: greed. The Baker-Fancher party, she writes, was rich, with hundreds of livestock and a ready supply of cash, and their wealth proved irresistible to the Mormon attackers. At times, she overreaches her sources, asserting as fact what is not attested to in the historical record, e.g., that Brigham Young struck a deal with a prosecuting attorney to fix the conviction of John D. Lee, the only attacker convicted of murder. She also wrongly claims that Brigham Young became fatally ill six months to the day after Lee's execution (it was five months later) in order to make Young's death fit a prophetic legend. Although not as nuanced a historian as Brooks or Bagley, Denton is a marvelous writer who keeps this work of popular history as fresh and engaging as any novel. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. Product Description: In September 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah laden with gold was attacked. Approximately 140 people were slaughtered; only 17 children under the age of eight were spared. This incident in an open field called Mountain Meadows has ever since been the focus of passionate debate: Is it possible that official Mormon dignitaries were responsible for the massacre? In her riveting book, Sally Denton makes a fiercely convincing argument that they were. The author-herself of Mormon descent-first traces the extraordinary emergence of the Mormons and the little-known nineteenth-century intrigues and tensions between their leaders and the U.S. government, fueled by the Mormons' zealotry and exclusionary practices. We see how by 1857 they were unique as a religious group in ruling an entire American territory, Utah, and commanding their own exclusive government and army. Denton makes clear that in the immediate aftermath of the massacre, the church began placing the blame on a discredited Mormon, John D. Lee, and on various Native Americans. She cites contemporaneous records and newly discovered documents to support her argument that, in fact, the Mormon leader, Brigham Young, bore significant responsibility-that Young, impelled by the church's financial crises, facing increasingly intense scrutiny and condemnation by the federal government, incited the crime by both word and deed. Finally, Denton explains how the rapidly expanding and enormously rich Mormon church of today still struggles to absolve itself of responsibility for what may well be an act of religious fanaticism unparalleled in the annals of American history. American Massacre is totally absorbing in its narrative as it brings to life a tragic moment in our history.2005-04-15Amazon   2005-04-15  336 9.5 x 6.6 x 1.3 inches
B2430.D484 D46Derrida, JacquesActs of Religion0-415-92401-4PaperbackNNRoutledgeNovember 1, 200113.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Christianity : Christian Living : FaithNew YorkN $16.47Book Description Is there, today," asks Jacques Derrida, "another 'question of religion'?" Derrida's writings on religion situate and raise anew questions of tradition, faith, and sacredness and their relation to philosophy and political culture. He has amply testified to his growing up in an Algerian Jewish, French-speaking family, to the complex impact of a certain Christianity on his surroundings and himself, and to his being deeply affected by religious persecution. Religion has made demands on Derrida, and, in turn, the study of religion has benefited greatly from his extensive philosophical contributions to the field. Acts of Religion brings together for the first time Derrida's key writings on religion, along with two new essays translated by Gil Anidjar that appear here for the first time in any language. These eight texts are organized around the secret holding of links between the personal, the political, and the theological. In these texts, Derrida's reflections on religion span from negative theology to the limits of reason and to hospitality. Acts of Religion will serve as an excellent introduction to Derrida's remarkable contribution to religious studies.2005-10-08Amazon210 21  2005-10-08  416Religion -- Philosophy8.9 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
B1848.E5L2Derrida, JacquesDissemination0-226-14334-1PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressFebruary 15, 198314.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Modern N $20.00Book Description "The English version of Dissemination [is] an able translation by Barbara Johnson. . . . Derrida's central contention is that language is haunted by dispersal, absence, loss, the risk of unmeaning, a risk which is starkly embodied in all writing. The distinction between philosophy and literature therefore becomes of secondary importance. Philosophy vainly attempts to control the irrecoverable dissemination of its own meaning, it strives--against the grain of language--to offer a sober revelation of truth. Literature--on the other hand--flaunts its own meretriciousness, abandons itself to the Dionysiac play of language. In Dissemination--more than any previous work--Derrida joins in the revelry, weaving a complex pattern of puns, verbal echoes and allusions, intended to 'deconstruct' both the pretension of criticism to tell the truth about literature, and the pretension of philosophy to the literature of truth."--Peter Dews, New Statesman1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  400 9.0 x 6.1 x 1.0 inches
B53.D4613Derrida, JacquesMargins of Philosophy0-226-14326-0PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressFebruary 15, 198414.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralChicagoN $22.00Book Description "In this densely imbricated volume Derrida pursues his devoted, relentless dismantling of the philosophical tradition, the tradition of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger--each dealt with in one or more of the essays. There are essays too on linguistics (Saussure, Benveniste, Austin) and on the nature of metaphor ("White Mythology"), the latter with important implications for literary theory. Derrida is fully in control of a dazzling stylistic register in this book--a source of true illumination for those prepared to follow his arduous path. Bass is a superb translator and annotator. His notes on the multilingual allusions and puns are a great service."--Alexander Gelley, Library Journal2005-10-04Amazon190 19 19862005-10-04  360Philosophy, Language and languages -- Philosophy, Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976. Sein und Zeit, Ontology, Space and time, Valťry, Paul, 1871-19459.1 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
P105.D5313Derrida, JacquesOf Grammatology0-8018-1879-6PaperbackNNThe Johns Hopkins University PressJanuary 1, 197713.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : General N $4.74Review "The translation is a noble job."-- New York Review of Books2005-10-15Amazon   2005-10-15  446 1.2 x 6.0 x 9.0 inches
B2430.D484 D4713Derrida, JacquesPositions0-226-14331-7PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressNovember 15, 198214.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $10.00Book Description Positions is a collection of three interviews with Jacques Derrida that illuminate and make more accessible the complex concepts and terms treated extensively in such works as Writing and Difference and Dissemination. Derrida takes positions on his detractors, his supporters, and the two major preoccupations of French intellectual life, Marxism and psychoanalysis. The interviews included in this volume offer a multifaceted view of Derrida. "Implications: Interview with Henri Ronse" contains a succinct statement of principles. "Seminology and Grammatology: Interview with Julia Kristeva" provides important clarifications of the role played by linguistics in Derrida's work. "Positions: Interview with Jean-Louis Houdebine and Guy Scarpetta" is a wide-ranging discussion that touches on many of the polemics that Derrida's work as provoked. Alan Bass, whose translation of Writing and Difference was highly praised for its clarity, accuracy, and readability, has provided extremely useful critical notes, full of vital information, including historical background.1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  122 8.1 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
HX39.5 D4613Derrida, JacquesSpecters of Marx: The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning, and the New International0-415-91045-5PaperbackNNRoutledgeOctober, 199413.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralNew YorkN $28.95From Library Journal Linking Hamlet's ghost with the opening of the Communist Manifesto, the noted French philosopher (Aporias, LJ 2/15/94) meditates on the state and future of Marxism since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Developing two highly expanded lectures, Derrida notes that the current talk of the "new world order" and "the end of history" is the recurrence of a old debate, an attempt to exorcise the "spirit" represented by Marxism, just as Marx was concerned with the "ghosts" and "conjuring" of capitalism. Derrida argues that the deconstructive doctrine of "differance" and Marxism as an act posit many Marxisms. It is therefore the interpreter's duty to preserve the spirit of Marxism by pursuing the ghosts and laying bare the conjurings. This is Derrida's first major statement on Marx; an important book for academic collections. T.L. Cooksey, Armstrong State Coll., Savannah, Ga. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Library Binding edition. Southern Humanities Review "...its importance within the Derridean canon cannot be overemphasized...the text that scholars turn understand the politics of deconstruction...."2005-10-15Amazon335.4 20 19942005-10-15  198Marx, Karl, 1818-1883, Communism, Post-communism9.0 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
BH39.D45Derrida, JacquesThe Truth in Painting0-226-14324-4PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressJuly 15, 198714.0 StarsArts & Photography : Art : GeneralChicagoN $24.95From Library Journal The four essays in this volume constitute Derrida's most explicit and sustained reflection on the art work as pictorial artifact, a reflection partly by way of philosophical aesthetics (Kant, Heidegger), partly by way of a commentary on art works and art scholarship (Van Gogh, Adami, Titus-Carmel). The illustrations are excellent, and the translators, who clearly see their work as both a rendering and a transformation, add yet another dimension to this richly layered composition. Indispensable to collections emphasizing art criticism and aesthetics. Alexander Gelley, English & Comparative Literature Dept., Univ. of California, Irvine Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-04Amazon701/.1/7 19  2005-10-04  402Aesthetics9.0 x 6.1 x 1.0 inches
P121.S257Desaussure, FerdinandCourse In General Linguistics0-07-016524-6PaperbackNNMcGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/LanguagesJune 1, 196515.0 StarsReference : General N $17.74Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-15Amazon  19592005-10-15  240 8.0 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
AC25.D45513Descartes, ReneDiscourse on Method And The Meditations0-14-044206-5Textbook BindingNNPenguin BooksJune 16, 199815.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $10.63 1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  188 0.5 x 5.0 x 7.8 inches
BL2033.5.S52D45Desjarlais, Robert R.Body and Emotion: The Aesthetics of Illness and Healing in the Nepal Himalayas (Series in Contemporary Ethnography)0-8122-1434-XPaperbackNNUniversity of Pennsylvania PressDecember 1, 19921 Nonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalPhiladelphiaN $24.95ABOUT THE BOOK Body and Emotion: The Aesthetics of Illness and Healing in the Nepal Himalayas FROM THE PUBLISHER Body and Emotion is a study of the relationship between culture and emotional distress, an examination of the cultural forces that influence, make sense of, and heal severe pain and malaise. In order to investigate this relationship, Robert R. Desjarlais served as an apprentice healer among the Yolmo Sherpa, a Tibetan Buddhist people who reside in the Helambu region of northcentral Nepal. In his quest to understand illness among Yolmo villagers, especially a prevalent malady known as "soul loss," Desjarlais goes beyond an exploration of causes and cures to analyze the "aesthetics" of everyday living and their relation to bodily experience, emotional distress, and ritual healing. In contrast to other recent accounts of "symbolic healing," which posit that shamanic rites heal by manipulating the symbolic categories that define a patient, the author contends that a shaman's rites work chiefly to change how a patient feels. A concern for the sensory influences the style of the book, as Desjarlais bids for an ethnography of the tactile, the visceral, the unspoken. Body and Emotion calls for a more sentient anthropology, moves beyond meaning-centered approaches to pain and the body, and outlines the profound role of aesthetic sensibilities in everyday life. Body and Emotion is an extraordinary work that will be of particular value to students and scholars in the fields of anthropology, psychology, Asian studies, and religious studies.2006-01-17Amazon299/.54 20 19922006-01-17 Series in Contemporary Ethnography Series300Shamanism -- Nepal -- Helmu Region, Sherpa (Nepalese people) -- Religion, Helmu Region (Nepal) -- Religious life and, customs9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
BQ5436.D47 2004Desmond, LisaBaby Buddhas: A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children0-7407-4689-8PaperbackNNAndrews McMeel PublishingAugust 20043 Buddhist children : Meditation N  Publisher Comments: Baby Buddhas: A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children is the first book to show parents and educators how to teach meditation to preschool-age children. Through irresistible photos and easy-to-follow text, Lisa Desmond clearly explains her copyrighted method of teaching meditation to children 18 months to three years old. Baby Buddhas also highlights the benefits of meditation for parents and children and shows how to incorporate meditation into family life. Part One, "Creating Your Space," explains how to create a simple meditation space in the home or school and explains the importance of sound, posture, and breathing. In Part Two, "Adult Meditations," adults learn three meditations to give them an opportunity to learn and meditate on their own before teaching children. Part Three, "Children's Meditations," includes 10 meditations suitable for children, organized from simplest to most complex. The children's meditations include the "Sunshine Meditation," in which the child learns to breathe in a "sunshine ball of light" full of love. The "Om Meditation" helps children calm themselves and feel love, even when their parents are away. All the children's meditations use repetition and simple words and images that children can easily understand. Parents who have used Lisa's techniques marvel at how their children have become calmer and more focused since they started meditating. With Baby Buddhas parents and educators can give the children in their care a gift that will last a lifetime. Synopsis: Testimonials from parents describe the positive changes in their children since the start of meditation practice. Their children: - became calmer, kinder, and more thoughtful of themselves and the world around them, - developed a stronger sense of self, and - learned to comfort themselves when feeling anxious.1970-01-14Powells Books   1970-01-14  144 9.06x7.06x.55 in. 1.10 lbs.
PA6519.M5DeVeau, Frederic J. (Editor)Selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses: Edited with an introduction, notes and vocabulary0-88334-010-0PaperbackNNIndependent School Press19711   N $4.99 1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  0  
BL48.D4 1991Dewey, JohnA Common Faith (The Terry Lectures Series)0-300-00069-3PaperbackNNYale University PressSeptember 10, 196013.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : ModernNew HavenN $10.36ABOUT THE BOOK A Common Faith FROM THE PUBLISHER One of America's greatest philosophers outlines a faith that is not confined to sect, class, or race. He describes a positive, practical, and dynamic faith, verified and supported by the intellect and evolving with the progress of social and scientific knowledge.1970-01-21Amazon200 20 c1961970-01-21 The Terry Lectures Series96Religion8.0 x 5.2 x 0.3 inches
JC251Dewey, JohnPublic & Its Problems0-8040-0254-1PaperbackNNSwallow PressJuly 18, 202713.5 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : GeneralAthensN $13.95Book Description In The Public and Its Problems, a classic of social and political philosophy, John Dewey exhibits his strong faith in the potential of human intelligence to solve the public's problems. In his characteristic provocative style, Dewey clarifies the meaning and implications of such concepts as "the public," "the state," "government," and "political democracy." He distinguishes his a posterior reasoning from a priori reasoning, which, he argues permeates less meaningful discussion of basic concepts. Dewey repeatedly demonstrates the interrelationships between fact and theory.1970-01-21Amazon321.8 20  1970-01-21  242Democracy, Political science, State, The8.2 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
BQ1339.5.D457Dhamma, RewataThe First Discourse of the Buddha0-86171-104-1PaperbackNNWisdom PublicationsJanuary 25, 199615.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Buddhism : BuddhaBostonN $10.17Book Description This book includes a history of the Buddha's life, background on Buddhism, and a contemporary translation of and commentary on the Four Noble Truths.2005-10-08Amazon294.3/823 20 19972005-10-08  128TipiÚtaka. SuttapiÚtaka. SaÚmyuttanikĮaya, Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta -- Criticism, interpretation,, etc9.0 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
PR4562.A2Dickens, CharlesOliver Twist (Penguin Classics)0-14-043017-2PaperbackNNPenguin BooksNovember, 198514.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( D ) : Dickens, Charles : General N $0.01From Publishers Weekly A Twist of Beauty An inviting design may inspire readers of a newly abridged edition of Charles Dickens's classic Oliver Twist to join the hero in asking, please sir, for more. Christian Birmingham spots nearly every page of text with a small, charcoal-gray image, and complements important scenes with full-page color illustrations. Birmingham's hues are predominantly deep, somber and gritty, but not without occasional flashes of royal blues and golds. Text is shaded in the faintest yellow, soft on the eye. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From School Library Journal Grade 7 Up-A BBC radio dramatization of Dickens' classic. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07 Penguin Classics Series496 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
DK266.B844 1996Dickerman, Leah, ed.Building the Collective (Kiosk Books)1-56898-074-4PaperbackNNPrinceton ArchMay 1, 199615.0 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Art HistoryNew York, NYN $22.02ABOUT THE BOOK Building the Collective: Soviet Graphic Design, 1917-1937 FROM THE PUBLISHER Covering the first decades of the Soviet Union, from the Civil War to the end of Stalin's Second Five-Year Plan in the 1930s, the graphic works in Building the Collective provide a remarkable overview of design during one of this century's most politically turbulent and artistically active periods. These designs, from the collection of Merrill C. Berman, challenge assumptions of a monolithic Soviet poster style, conveying the impressive range of graphic design as it responded to a rapidly evolving political situation. Providing historical context and focusing on images of labor, industrialization, and technology, Building the Collective demonstrates how the ideological imperative of imagining a new collective society existed in a fertile and sometimes contradictory relationship with the artists' efforts to redefine their role in post-revolutionary Russia. Building the Collective showcases over 100 posters and other graphic works, representing the talents of a wide variety of artists, from the acclaimed to the anonymous. Color reproductions of works by Gustav Klutsis, Aleksandr Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, and the Stenberg brothers - as well as those of lesser-know but important designers such as Aleksandr Deineka, Viktor Deni, and Elena Semenova - are shown alongside posters created by "brigades" of designers who worked collectively and anonymously in the spirit of the times.1970-04-15Amazon741.6/7/094709041 20 19961970-04-15  128Political posters, Russian, Soviet Union -- History -- 1917-1936 -- Posters, Graphic design (Typography) -- Soviet Union --, History -- 20th century, Berman, Merrill C10.7 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches
PS3554.I398 F67Dillard, AnnieFor the Time Being (Vintage)0-375-70347-0PaperbackNNVintageFebruary 8, 200014.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( D ) : Dillard, Annie N $ Over the last three decades, Annie Dillard has written about an uncommon number of things--predators and prose, astronomy and evolution, the miraculous survival of mangroves. Yet the sheer range of her interests can be deceptive. Whatever the subject, Dillard is always (as she wrote in Living by Fiction) practicing unlicensed metaphysics in a teacup, always asking the fundamental questions about life and death. And this epistemological interrogation continues in For the Time Being. Here Dillard alternates accounts of her own travels to China and Israel with ruminations on sand, clouds, obstetrics, and Hasidic thought. She also records the wanderings of paleontologist and spade-wielding spiritualist Teilhard de Chardin, whose itinerary (geographical and philosophical) has certain similarities to her own. But as she ties together these disparate threads with truly Emersonian eloquence, it becomes clear that God's presence--or absence--is at the heart of her book. There are, of course, facts aplenty here: the author is among our keenest living observers of the natural world (check out her soft-core account of two snails mating in chapter 7). But all roads lead Dillard back to God, who seems to be practicing a divine variant of benign neglect: God is no more cogitating which among us he plans to be born as bird-headed dwarfs or elephant men--or to kill by AIDS or kidney failure, heart disease, childhood leukemia, or sudden infant death syndrome--than he is pitching lightning bolts at pedestrians, triggering rock slides, or setting fires. The very least unlikely things for which God might be responsible are what insurers call "acts of God." Natural calamity is an old fascination of the author's, going clear back to Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Holy the Firm. Here it allows her to make her strongest argument yet on behalf of the Almighty's laissez-faire policy--while suggesting that His immanence in fact depends on our belief. Yet even in her earnest pursuit of holiness, Dillard tends to hit the occasional speed bump. At one point she throws up her hands in exasperation and declares: "I don't know beans about God." This is hardly the stuff of an airtight theological argument, is it? But happily, Dillard possesses the same quality she ascribes to Teilhard, "a sort of anaerobic capacity to batten and thrive on paradox." So her contradictions are worth more to the reader than her consistencies. They enrich her narrative, yanking her back from the precipice of easy (or even moderately easy) belief. And Dillard's penchant for paradox ensures that For the Time Being--which aims, after all, to encompass God and all his works--always operates on a human, heartbreaking scale. --James Marcus--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Publishers Weekly Writing as if on the edge of a precipice, staring over into the abyss, Dillard offers a risk-taking, inspiring meditation on life, death, birth, God, evil, eternity, the nuclear age and the human predicament. This unconventional mosaic, portions of which were first published in different form in Raritan, Harper's, etc., interweaves several disparate topics: the travels of French paleontologist and Jesuit priest Teilhard de Chardin in China and Mongolia, where his team in 1928 discovered the world's first fossil evidence of pre-Neanderthal humans; the life and teachings of the Baal Shem Tov, the 18th-century Ukrainian Jewish mystic who founded modern Hasidism; a natural history of sand?an epic drama of rocks, glaciers, lichen, rivers?and of individual clouds as witnessed by painters, poets, naturalists, scientists and laypeople. Rounding out this fugue are Dillard's visits to an obstetrical ward to watch healthy newborns emerge; her survey of tragic, horrific human birth defects; random encounters with strangers; her trips to Israel, where she visited Jesus' birthplace, and to China, where, at the tomb of the first Chinese emperor, Qin?mass murderer, burner of books, Mao's idol?she inspected the terra-cotta army of life-size soldiers who guard Qin in the afterlife.1969-12-31Amazon   1969-12-31  224 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
QH81.D56Dillard, AnniePilgrim at Tinker Creek0-06-095302-0PaperbackNNHarper Perennial Modern ClassicsOctober 28, 199813.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( D ) : Dillard, AnnieNew YorkN $11.16-- Eudora Welty, New York Times Book Review "The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. A reader's heart must go out to a young writer with a sense of wonder so fearless and unbridled...There is an ambition about her book that I like...It is the ambition to feel." From AudioFile The Pulitzer Prize-winning Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is a series of interconnected essays which challenge the listener to contemplate the natural world beyond its commonplace surfaces. Cassidy's lively, youthful voice is perfect for Dillard's beautiful alliterative phrasing, glorious imagery, and inspired themes. Cassidy's interpretation shimmers with the meanings of this energetic, Thoreauvian ramble through Nature's seasons and secrets. Coming across a cedar tree one day, Dillard sees "the tree with the lights in it," a spiritual phenomenon emblematic of her uncanny way of knowing what is real and true about a universe designed by "a maniac." Cassidy brilliantly conveys Dillard the seer interacting with the grotesque majesties of the scene. This production is a delight. P.W. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.1970-01-07Amazon508.9755/792 21 19991970-01-07 Harper Perennial304Nature8.0 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
PG3337.G6 01336Diment, GalyaGoncharov's "Oblomov": A Critical Companion (AATSEEL)0-8101-1405-4PaperbackNNNorthwestern University PressApril 29, 199815.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralEvanston, Ill.N $25.00ABOUT THE BOOK Goncharov's Oblomov: A Critical Companion FROM THE PUBLISHER No other novel has been used to describe the "Russian mentality" or "Russian soul" as frequently as Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov, first published in 1859. This guide will enable readers to appreciate fully both the remarkable talent of this Russian writer and his masterpiece. The contributors to this volume begin from the premise that perhaps more than any other Russian writer of the nineteenth century, Goncharov needs rereadings and reevaluations. Accordingly, this volume balances the older, more traditional interpretations of Goncharov's most famous novel with the newer, more probing ones.1970-04-14Amazon891.73/3 21 19981970-04-14 Northwestern/Aatseel Critical Companions Series194Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich, 1812-1891, Oblomov8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
PG3476.T75 Z636Dinega, Alyssa W.A Russian Psyche: The Poetic Mind of Marina Tsvetaeva0-299-17334-8PaperbackNNUniversity of Wisconsin PressJanuary 1, 200214.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Books & Reading : Women Writers & Feminist TheoryMadisonN $19.95Book Description Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva's powerful poetic voice and her tragic life have often prompted literary commentators to treat her as either a martyr or a monster. Born in Russia in 1892, she emigrated to Europe in 1922, returned to the Soviet Union at the height of the Stalinist Terror, and committed suicide in 1941. Alyssa Dinega focuses on the poetry, rediscovering Tsvetaeva as a serious thinker with a coherent artistic and philosophical vision.1970-04-15Amazon891.71/42 21 20011970-04-15  416ŽTžSvetaeva, Marina, 1892-1941 -- Criticism and, interpretation, Cupid and Psyche (Tale) in literature9.0 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
PG2986.D635 1997Dobrenko, E. A.The Making of the State Reader: Social and Aesthetic Contexts of the Reception of Soviet Literature0-8047-2854-2HardcoverNNStanford University PressDecember 19973 Russian literature : Russian & Former Soviet Union N   1970-01-14Powells Books   1970-01-14  382 9.34x6.32x1.08 in. 1.57 lbs.
 dome, Muzei Anny Akhmatovoi v FontannomPeterburg Akhmatovoi--Vladimir Georgievich Garshin5794001135Binding UnknownNNNevskii dialektJan 200214.5 StarsAkhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 -- FriendsSankt-PeterburgN  At head of title: Muzei Sankt-Peterburga k 300 letiŽižu goroda. Muześi Anny Akhmatovośi v Fontannom dome. "Katalog: materialy, otnosŽižashchiesŽiža k biografii i deŽižatelßnosti V.G. Garshina, v sobranii MuzeŽiža Anny Akhmatovośi v Fontannom dome": p. 171-189. Includes bibliographical   1970-04-16  255Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 -- Friends, and associates, Garshin, Vladimir Georgievich, 1887-1956, Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 --, Archives21 cm.
BL325.S452 D65Doniger, WendySplitting the Difference : Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India (Jordan Lectures in Comparative Religion, 1996-1997 : School of Oriental and African Studies University of London)0-226-15641-9PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressApril 15, 199913.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : World Literature : Mythology : AfricanChicagoN $ Respected scholar and writer Wendy Doniger brilliantly traces the many instances of doubling, splitting, and impersonation in ancient Greek and Hindu mythology, comparing, for example, the illusory Sita in many versions of the Ramayana with the illusory Helen of Troy, from Plato to Iris Murdoch. She also touches on later versions of the myths, such as Victorian descendants of Narcissus: Dr. Jekyll and Dorian Gray. This is academic writing at its most enjoyable: sprightly, rich, and unpredictable, elaborating the sort of satisfying and far-reaching connections that one finds in a Henry James novel or a Shakespearean comedy. Why compare these two distant cultures at all? "I am arguing first that ancient Greeks and Indians are cousins," Doniger explains, "and then that all women are sisters." In her introduction, she asserts that myths derive much of "their power and endurance from their ability to express a deeply troubling paradox that everyone in the community shares and no one can solve." Duplicitous lovers beware. --Regina Marler From Library Journal Doniger, a distinguished professor of the history of religion at the University of Chicago and author of several previous studies of mythology, has written a perceptive and compelling new book on gendered themes in classical Greek and Hindu mythology. But while her comparative focus is on tales from those two cultures and eras, her insights extend to later cultural stories and contemporary variations on ancient themes. Each chapter examines an aspect of the doubling or splitting of women, and sometimes men, and the cultural and mythic functions of such divisions. While the stories are inflected by both gender and culture, Doniger concludes that gender is more significant in determining the relationships between the myths. Throughout, she interprets the stories, old and new, in terms of fundamental aspects of the human psyche, illuminating the ways in which "myth responds to complexities of the human condition." Well written and engaging, this book should appeal to specialists and generalists alike.AJulia Burch, Cambridge, MA Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.2005-10-08Amazon291.1/78343 21  2005-10-08 Jordan Lectures in Comparative Religion383Sex -- Mythology -- Comparative studies, Mythology, Greek, Mythology, Hindu9.0 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
BL325.S42 D64Doniger, WendyThe Bedtrick : Tales of Sex and Masquerade (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture)0-226-15642-7HardcoverNNUniversity Of Chicago PressSeptember 1, 200012.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Sex : GeneralChicagoN $20.08Times Literary Supplement "[A] triumph. . . . [The Bedtrick] provide[s] an astonishingly rich reading experience." New York Times "Ms. Doniger seduces the reader with her casual erudition, tempering the dizzying accumulation of evidence with wry asides."2005-10-08Amazon291.1/78357 21 20002005-10-08 Worlds of Desire Series576Sex -- Mythology -- Comparative studies, Deception9.2 x 6.3 x 1.6 inches
BL304.D54Doniger, WendyThe Implied Spider0-231-11170-3HardcoverNNColumbia University PressMay 15, 199812.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : GeneralNew YorkN $70.00From Library Journal The Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago, Doniger here offers an introduction to comparative mythology. By analyzing the political, theological, and psychological structures of the sacred stories of various cultures through time, from the Hebrew Bible to Star Trek, Doniger shows how myths create a shared interdisciplinary narrative of all human cultures. She also argues that sorting out the feminine voice in this male-dominated art supplements our fragmented understanding of myths. Ultimately, Doniger shows that myths are a means of transcending daily life. Ranging widely, she offers a detailed, scholarly account that may not be easy reading for genreral audiences, however intriguing her premise. Recommended for academic collections.ALeo Vincent Kriz, West Des Moines Lib., IA Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review "An entertaining and highly accesible look at how myths reveal what is common to all humanity." -- Parabola2005-10-08Amazon291.1/3/01 21 19982005-10-08 American Lectures on the History of Religions256Myth -- Study and teaching -- Methodology, Mythology -- Study and teaching -- Methodology9.3 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
PN6725.D613Dorfman, ArielHow to read Donald Duck0-88477-037-0HardcoverNNIntl GeneralJanuary 199215.0 Stars  N $6.25ABOUT THE BOOK Critical Bibl on Intellectuals1970-04-14Amazon   1970-04-14  128  
PN6725Dorfman, ArielHow to read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic PaperbackNNInternational General19751  New YorkN   2006-01-22       0Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism ; Propaganda, American ; Propaganda, Capitalist ; Imperialisme ; Ideologie ; Propaganda ; Kapitalisme ; Walt Disney Company. 
PN1995.9.R4Dorsky, NathanielDevotional Cinema1-931157-05-7PaperbackNNTuumba PrDecember, 200315.0 StarsArts & Photography : Photography : Cinematography N $6.50ABOUT THE BOOK Devotional Cinema1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  52 0.2 x 5.5 x 8.0 inches
PG3326.P26Dostoevsky, FyodorCrime and Punishment (Crime & Punishment)0-553-21175-7Mass Market PaperbackNNBantam ClassicsJuly 1, 198414.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( D ) : Dostoevsky, Fyodor N $ The talented Alex Jennings creates an atmosphere of gripping psychological tension and brings a variety of characters to life in this new audio edition of a crime classic. When the student Raskolnikov puts his philosophical theory to the ultimate test of murder, a tragic tale of suffering and redemption unfolds in the dismal setting of the slums of czarist, prerevolutionary St. Petersburg. While Jennings's adept repertoire of British accents works to demonstrate the varying classes of characters, it occasionally distracts the listener from the Russian setting. However, Dostoyevsky's rendering of 18th-century Russia emerges unscathed, bringing the dark pathos (such as wretched poverty and rampant suffering) to life. (Running time: 315 minutes; 4 cassettes) --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition. From Publishers Weekly An acclaimed new translation of the classic Russian novel. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07 Crime and Punishment Series576 7.0 x 4.2 x 1.0 inches
PG3326.A15 1968Dostoevsky, FyodorGreat Short Works of Dostoyevsky0-06-083081-6PaperbackNNPerennialNovember 23, 196815.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( D ) : Dostoevsky, Fyodor N $0.30Book Description Eight short masterworks, including White Nights, Notes from Underground, The Gambler, A Gentle Creature, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and others.1970-04-14Amazon  c1961970-04-14 Harper Perennial768 7.0 x 4.2 x 1.7 inches
PG3326.I3Dostoevsky, FyodorThe Idiot (Vintage Classics)0-375-70224-5PaperbackNNVintageJuly 8, 200314.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( D ) : Dostoevsky, Fyodor N $10.36Review Praise for Pevear and Volokhonsky's translation of Crime and Punishment: "Reaches as close to Dostoevsky's Russian as is possible in English. . . . The original's force and frightening immediacy is captured. . . . The Pevear and Volokhonsky translation will become the standard English version." -Chicago Tribune Book Description Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's masterful translation of The Idiot is destined to stand with their versions of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and Demons as the definitive Dostoevsky in English. After his great portrayal of a guilty man in Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky set out in The Idiot to portray a man of pure innocence. The twenty-six-year-old Prince Myshkin, following a stay of several years in a Swiss sanatorium, returns to Russia to collect an inheritance and "be among people." Even before he reaches home he meets the dark Rogozhin, a rich merchant's son whose obsession with the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna eventually draws all three of them into a tragic denouement. In Petersburg the prince finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with money, power, and manipulation. Scandal escalates to murder as Dostoevsky traces the surprising effect of this "positively beautiful man" on the people around him, leading to a final scene that is one of the most powerful in all of world literature.1970-04-15Amazon   1970-04-15  656 8.2 x 5.3 x 1.1 inches
PZ3.D742 C53Dostoevsky, Fyodor M.Crime and Punishment (Norton Critical Edition)0-393-09292-5PaperbackNNW. W. Norton & CompanyMay, 197514.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : ClassicsNew YorkN $ The talented Alex Jennings creates an atmosphere of gripping psychological tension and brings a variety of characters to life in this new audio edition of a crime classic. When the student Raskolnikov puts his philosophical theory to the ultimate test of murder, a tragic tale of suffering and redemption unfolds in the dismal setting of the slums of czarist, prerevolutionary St. Petersburg. While Jennings's adept repertoire of British accents works to demonstrate the varying classes of characters, it occasionally distracts the listener from the Russian setting. However, Dostoyevsky's rendering of 18th-century Russia emerges unscathed, bringing the dark pathos (such as wretched poverty and rampant suffering) to life. (Running time: 315 minutes; 4 cassettes) --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition. From Publishers Weekly An acclaimed new translation of the classic Russian novel. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-07Amazon891.7/3/3 19751970-01-07 A Norton critical edition670Detective and mystery storiesx, 670 p. 22 cm.
PG3326.P26Dostoyevsky, FyodorCrime and Punishment (Vintage Classics)0-679-73450-3PaperbackNNVintageMarch 2, 199314.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Classics : RussianNew YorkN $ The talented Alex Jennings creates an atmosphere of gripping psychological tension and brings a variety of characters to life in this new audio edition of a crime classic. When the student Raskolnikov puts his philosophical theory to the ultimate test of murder, a tragic tale of suffering and redemption unfolds in the dismal setting of the slums of czarist, prerevolutionary St. Petersburg. While Jennings's adept repertoire of British accents works to demonstrate the varying classes of characters, it occasionally distracts the listener from the Russian setting. However, Dostoyevsky's rendering of 18th-century Russia emerges unscathed, bringing the dark pathos (such as wretched poverty and rampant suffering) to life. (Running time: 315 minutes; 4 cassettes) --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition. From Publishers Weekly An acclaimed new translation of the classic Russian novel. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.1970-01-07Amazon891.73/3 20  1970-01-07 Vintage Books Series592Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Detective and mystery stories8.0 x 5.2 x 1.2 inches
PG3326.Z3 M33Dostoyevsky, FyodorThe House of the Dead (Penguin Classics)0-14-044456-4PaperbackNNPenguin ClassicsJanuary 7, 198614.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Classics : RussianHarmondsworthN $8.43Language Notes Text: English, Russian (translation)1970-01-28Amazon891.73/3 19  1970-01-28 Penguin Classics Series368Exiles -- Fiction, Siberia (Russia) -- Fiction7.8 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
GN494.D73Douglas, MaryPurity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo0-415-06608-5PaperbackNNRoutledgeSeptember 6, 198414.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology N $5.36Lore and Language "This is an absorbing book, full of fascinating insights into some important and universal aspects of human behavior, and Professor Douglas's erudition is made accessible through the enviable lucidity of her writing." Times Literary Supplement "Sparkles with intellectural life."2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  208 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
GN494.D73Douglas, MaryPurity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo0-7448-0011-0PaperbackNNRoutledgeSeptember 198414.0 StarsScience : Environmental Science N N/AABOUT THE BOOK Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo2005-10-08Barnes & Noble   2005-10-08  196  
HM131.M46113Douglas, Mary (Foreword)The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies0-393-30698-4PaperbackNNW W Norton & Co IncAugust 1, 199014.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : Cultural N $5.84Book Description Since its first publication in English in 1954, The Gift, Marcel Mauss's groundbreaking study of the relation between forms of exchange and social structure, has been acclaimed as a classic among anthropology texts.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  1 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
BQ6450.C62 T533Dowman, KeithThe Power Places of Central Tibet : The Pilgrim's Guide0-14-019118-6PaperbackNNPenguinNovember 1, 19881 Children's Books : People & Places N $74.98ABOUT THE BOOK Power Places of Central Tibet1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  368  
B3279.H48 S462Dreyfus, Hubert L.Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Division I.0-262-54056-8PaperbackNNThe MIT PressDecember 14, 199014.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $35.00From Library Journal Dreyfus has for many years lectured on Heidegger's Being and Time in courses at the University of California at Berkeley, and his explanations of that gnomic work have won wide acclaim, which this book shows was justified. He presents a detailed account of Division I of Being and Time , never lapsing into the incomprehensible. Heidegger repudiated the view that meaning is a mental phenomenon. Instead, he argues, human life is governed by practices that can never be fully articulated but only studied through interpretation. The theory of knowledge, as it has been pursued by Descartes and his successors, therefore rests on a false assumption. Human beings never live in the world as minds isolated from objects: the problem of skepticism arises through ignoring the inextricable immersion of human beings in practical activities. Dreyfus does not offer much argument that Heidegger's views are correct. Readers will, however, learn with crystal clarity the nature of Heidegger's position. - David Gordon, Bowling Green State Univ., Ohio Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-04-25Amazon   2005-04-25  384 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.3 inches
B240.F724D73Dreyfus, Hubert L.Michel Foucault : Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics0-226-16312-1PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressDecember 15, 198315.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $19.00Book Description "There are many new secondary sources [on Foucault]. None surpass the book by Hubert Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow. . . . The American paperback edition contains Foucault's 'On the Genealogy of Ethics,' a lucid interview that is now our best source for seeing how he construed the whole project of the history of sexuality."--David Hoy, London Review of Books1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  256 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
DK114.D84Dukes, PaulThe Making of Russian Absolutism, 1613-1801 (Longman History of Russia)0-582-00324-5Textbook BindingNNLongman Publishing GroupNovember, 19901 History : Asia : JapanLondon ; New YorkN $49.60ABOUT THE BOOK Making of Russian Absolutism, 1613-1801 (Longman History of Russia Series)1970-01-14Amazon947/.046 20  1970-01-14 Longman History of Russia Series240Russia -- Politics and government -- 1613-1689, Russia -- Politics and government -- 1689-18019.1 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
HT720.D813Dumont, LouisHomo Hierarchicus : The Caste System and Its Implications (Nature of Human Society)0-226-16963-4PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressJanuary 15, 198112.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : AnthropologyChicagoN $25.00Book Description Louis Dumont's modern classic, here presented in an enlarged, revised, and corrected second edition, simultaneously supplies that reader with the most cogent statement in the Indian castle system and its organizing principles and a provocative advance in the comparison of societies on the basis of their underlying ideologies. Dumont moves gracefully from the ethnographic data to the level of the hierarchical ideology encrusted in ancient religious texts which are revealed as the governing conception of the contemporary caste structure. On yet another plane of analysis, homo hierarchicus is contrasted with his modern Western antithesis, homo aequalis. This edition includes a lengthy new Preface in which Dumont reviews the academic discussion inspired by Homo Hierarchicus and answers his critics. A new Postface, which sketches the theoretical and comparative aspects of the concept of hierarchy, and three significant Appendixes previously omitted from the English translation complete in this innovative and influential work.2005-10-08Amazon305.5/0954  2005-10-08 Nature of Human Society Ser.540Caste -- India8.5 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
BQ9262.3.D85513Dumoulin, HeinrichZen Buddhism: A History : India and China With a New Supplement on the Northern School of Chinese Zen0-02-897109-4PaperbackNNMacMillan Publishing CompanyNovember 1, 199415.0 StarsHistory : Asia : China : General N $39.98From Book News, Inc. A companion volume to Dumoulin's history of Zen in India and China (ISBN 0-02-908270-6), this is a newly translated, revised and expanded edition of a work first published in the US in 1963. Dumoulin, a philosopher and Zen scholar, introduces the history, development, beliefs, rituals, texts, and major figures of Zen in Japan. The text is thoroughly annotated, and accompanied by six appendices and an extensive bibliography. Authoritative. Acidic paper. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  0 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
CB53Durant, WillThe Age of Faith: A History of Medieval Civilization - Christian, Islamic, and Judaic - from Constantine to Dante: A.D. 325 - 1300 HardcoverNNSimon and Schuster19501  New YorkN   2006-01-22 901 1950   0Civilization, Medieval; Civilization, Christian -- History; Civilization, Islamic -- History; Jews -- Civilization -- History 
PR6054.U72 S6Durcan, PaulA Snail in My Prime : New and Selected Poems (Poets, Penguin)0-14-058720-9PaperbackNNPenguinOctober 1, 199514.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : GeneralNew YorkN $3.36ABOUT THE BOOK Snail in My Prime: New and Selected Poems1970-01-14Amazon821/.914 20  1970-01-14 Poets Ser.288 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
HM101.C8928During, Simon (Editor)The Cultural Studies Reader0-415-13754-3PaperbackNNRoutledgeJuly, 199914.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalLondon ; New YorkN $33.95From Library Journal Editor During ( Foucault and Literature , Routledge, 1992) highlights major issues, trends, and hypotheses critical to scholars of contemporary culture since the 1950s, when cultural studies emerged as an academic discipline. The 27 essays by Theodor Adorno, Roland Barthes, Teresa de Lauretis, Michel Foucault, Michele Wallace, and Cornel West, among others, range from ethnicity, multiculturalism, and sexuality to theory and method. Comments and suggested readings accompany each essay, and a valuable introduction places the intellectual and political forces that have shaped cultural studies in their historical context. This volume will appeal to advanced students and scholars; recommended for libraries with in-depth collections in cultural studies and sociology. - Charles L. Lumpkins, Bloomsburg Univ. Lib. , Pa. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Book Description The first edition of The Cultural Studies Reader established itself as the leader in the field, providing the ideal introduction to this exciting and influential discipline. This expanded second edition offers a wider selection of essays covering every major cultural studies method and theory, and takes account of recent changes in the field. There are added articles on new areas such as technology and science, globalization, postcolonialism and cultural policy, making The Cultural Studies Reader essential reading for anyone wanting to know how cultural studies developed, where it is now, and its future directions. Contributors: Ackbar Abbas, Theodor Adorno, Arjun Appadurai, Roland Barthes, Tony Bennett, Lauren Berlant, Homi K. Bhabha, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Rey Chow, James Clifford, Michel de Certeau, Teresa de Lauretis, Richard Dyer, David Forgacs, Michel Foucault, Nancy Fraser, Nicholas Garnham, Stuart Hall, Donna Haraway, Dick Hebdige, bell hooks, Max Horkheimer, Eric Lott, Jean Francois Lyotard, Angela McRobbie, Meaghan Morris, Hamid Naficy, Janice Radway, Andrew Ross, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Edward Soja, Gayatri Spivak, Peter Stallybrass, Carolyn Steedman, Will Straw, Michael Warner, Cornel West, Allon White, Raymond Williams.2005-10-08Amazon306 21  2005-10-08  610Culture, Culture -- Study and teaching, Popular culture9.7 x 6.9 x 1.9 inches
HD51.D9613 1984Durkheim, EmileDIVISION OF LABOR IN SOCIETY : Newly Translated By Karen E. Fields0-02-907960-8PaperbackNNFree PressDecember 1, 198414.0 StarsBusiness & Investing : Business Life : WorkplaceNew YorkN $0.99Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-21Amazon306/.36 19 19841970-01-21  352Division of labor1.2 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
HM22.F8 D7790Durkheim, EmileEmile Durkheim on Morality and Society (Heritage of Sociology Series)0-226-17336-4PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressFebruary 15, 197515.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : Professionals & Academics : Sociologists N $17.00Book Description Emile Durkheim is best known in this country as a great sociologist and methodologist. Yet it was Durkheim's reflections on morality and society that spoke most deeply of his vital concerns. In his informative introduction to this work, Robert N. Bellah describes Durkheim as moralist, philosopher, theologian, and prophet, as well as sociologist, and the selections in this volume are representative of these aspects of Durkheim's many-faceted scholarship. The first two selections of the volume set the context for the development of Durkheim's sociology of morality. Section I, "The French Tradition of Social Thought," gives Durkheim's picture of how his sociology is to be situated relative to the general French tradition. Section II, "Sociology and Social Action," shows Durkheim grappling with moral and political issues in his society and indicates the immediate social context of his thinking. The remaining selections indicate some of the major substantive areas of Durkheim's sociology of morality. Section III, taken from The Division of Labor in Society, demonstrates his basically evolutionary approach to the development of moral norms in society. Section IV, "The Learning of Morality," gives examples of Durkheim's work on socialization. Section V, "Social Creativity," deals with the important question of how new moral norms arise in society.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08 Heritage of Sociology Series300 8.0 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
HM24.D962Durkheim, EmileRules of Sociological Method0-02-907940-3PaperbackNNFree PressDecember 1, 198214.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : GeneralNew YorkN $17.95Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)2005-10-08Amazon301/.01/8 19  2005-10-08  272Sociology -- Methodology8.3 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
PR6011.O58 P3E. M. ForsterA Passage to India  NN  1   N   2006-01-18       0  
PG2271E., Piadusova G. AndrewsThe Russian verb: form & function.5883370314PaperbackNNRusski yazyk. Kursy.200415.0 Stars  N $19.00Book Description This textbook contains sections on verbal aspect, prefixes and adverbs. Also it contains verbs of motion, active and passive voice, participles, government and impersonal verbs. Russian grammatical terminology is given at the end of the book.2005-11-20Amazon   2005-11-20  0  
PN94Eagleton, TerryLiterary Theory: An Introduction0-8166-1241-2PaperbackNNUniv of Minnesota PrSeptember, 198324.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralMinneapolisN $0.01ABOUT THE BOOK Literary Theory: An Introduction FROM THE PUBLISHER This classic work is designed to cover all of the major movements in literary studies in this century. Noted for its clear, engaging style and unpretentious treatment, Literary Theory has become the introduction of choice for anyone interested in learning about the world of contemporary literary thought. The second edition contains a major new survey chapter that addresses developments in cultural theory since the book's original publication in 1983, including feminist theory, postmodernism, and poststructuralism.1969-12-31Amazon801/.95/0904 19 19831969-12-31  252Criticism -- History -- 20th century, Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory,, etc0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
BH151.E2Eagleton, TerryThe Ideology of the Aesthetic0-631-16302-6PaperbackNNBlackwell PublishersApril, 199015.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : AestheticsOxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass.N $22.02From Library Journal Although not a history of aesthetics, Eagleton's new book traces the relationship between aesthetics and political interests from the Enlightenment through post-modernism, aiming at a Marxist philosophy of the body. While starting with Shaftesbury, Hume, and Burke, he is primarily concerned with the contribution of the German philosophical tradition. He is especially interested in the Hegelians from Hegel and Marx to Benjamin, Adorno, and Habermas, and the anti-Hegelians from Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche to Heidegger and Foucault. As with his many earlier books on literary theory and Marxist aesthetics (e.g., Literary Theory , LJ 8/83), Eagleton's new volume is marked both by its clarity and its commitment. -T.L. Cooksey, Armstrong State Coll., Savannah, Ga. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Book Description The Ideology of the Aesthetic presents a history and critique of the concept of the aesthetic throughout modern Western thought. As such, this is a critical survey of modern Western philosophy, focusing in particular on the complex relations between aesthetics, ethics and politics. Eagleton provides a brilliant and challenging introduction to these concerns, as characterized in the work of Kant, Schiller, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Lukacs, Adorno, Habermas, and others. Wide in span, as well as morally and politically committed, this is Terry Eagleton's major work to date. It forms both an original enquiry and an exemplary introduction.1970-01-21Amazon111/.85/0903 20  1970-01-21  426Aesthetics, Modern8.9 x 5.9 x 1.0 inches
PE1122.N68Eastman, Arthur M.The Norton reader: An anthology of expository prose0-393-95296-7PaperbackNNW.W. Norton198414.5 StarsReference : Words & Language : RhetoricNew YorkN $0.01ABOUT THE BOOK Norton Reader1970-01-14Amazon808.88/8 19 19841970-01-14  1230College readers, English language -- Rhetoric -- Problems,, exercises, etc, Exposition (Rhetoric) -- Problems, exercises,, etc, Report writing -- Problems, exercises, etc21 cm.
PZ10.3.E1095 GoEastman, P.D.Go, Dog. Go! (Beginner Books(R))0-394-80020-6HardcoverNNRandom House Books for Young ReadersMarch 12, 196115.0 StarsChildren's Books : Ages 4-8 : General N $ Life lessons? Romance? Literary instruction? Go, Dog. Go! offers all this and more, wrapped up in one simply worded, warmly hued package. Using single-syllable words in rhythmic repetition, and introducing colors and prepositions, this Seuss-styled classic has been an early favorite of children since 1961. For those looking for deeper meaning in a beginning reader book, here you'll find nothing less than a microcosm of life. Green dogs, yellow dogs, big dogs, little dogs. Dogs who prefer cars, dogs who favor skis. All represent the diversity a child will find in the world. And the slow-to-bud romance between the cheerfully oblivious yellow dog and the mincing pink poodle explains more succinctly than most self-help books what goes on in many grown-up relationships. Nonetheless, Eastman takes the concept of "primary" to heart, with his simple silly phrases and solidly colored illustrations. Not only will this book inspire peals of laughter in kids, it will also help them make the magical connection between those mysterious black squiggles on the page, and the words they hear and speak. (Ages 4 to 8) Review "The canine cartoons make an elementary text funny and coherent and still one of the best around."--School Library Journal.††1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  72 9.4 x 6.8 x 0.4 inches
BQ5436.S53Eastoak, Sandy (Editor)Dharma Family Treasures : Sharing Buddhism With Children1-55643-244-5PaperbackNNNorth Atlantic BooksJune 199714.0 StarsBooks, Music & More : Books for Parents : Family HealthBerkeley, Calif.N $11.02ABOUT THE BOOK Dharma Family Treasures: Sharing Buddhism with Children ANNOTATION When Buddhists become parents, they sometimes encounter conflicts between their practice and the demands of childrearing. How can time be found to meditate? The 155 essays, poems, and stories in this book will be of value both to Buddhist parents seeking answers and non-Buddhists who want to combine a sense of spirituality with everyday activities regarding children. 20 line drawings. FROM THE PUBLISHER This anthology explores the challenges and rewards of teaching Buddhist values and meditation practice to children The family practice of such Buddhist values as compassion and self-reflection has the potential to guide and empower children and parents, as well as foster community. With essays, poems, stories, and songs, Buddhist parents touch on a variety of topics: child rearing as a valid and rich spiritual path, Buddhist holiday ceremonies for kids, sample education programs, and ways to deepen understanding between parents and children.1970-01-28Amazon294.3/75/083 21  1970-01-28  316Buddhist children -- Religious life, Parenting -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism, Religious life -- Buddhism9.1 x 6.0 x 0.9 inches
E85.E24Ebersole, Gary L.Captured by Texts: Puritan to Postmodern Images of Indian Captivity (Studies in Religion and Culture)0-8139-1607-0PaperbackNNUniversity Press of VirginiaNovember, 199513.5 StarsHistory : Americas : Native American : GeneralCharlottesvilleN $21.50ABOUT THE BOOK Captured by Texts: Puritan to Postmodern Images of Indian Captivity (Studies in Religion and Culture Series) FROM THE PUBLISHER Gary Ebersole's Captured by Texts is a dazzling and consistently engaging study in American cultural history.1970-01-14Amazon973/.0497 20  1970-01-14 Studies in Religion and Culture Series322Indian captivities, United States -- Religion -- History, United States -- Social conditions8.9 x 6.0 x 1.1 inches
DS827.D4 E24Ebersole, Gary L.Ritual Poetry and the Politics of Death in Early Japan0-691-01929-0PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressJuly 28, 199215.0 StarsHistory : Asia : Japan N $34.95Review This volume has significantly raised the standard of scholarship on early Japanese and Man'yoshu studies. Review So convincing is the historical and religious thought displayed here, it is impossible to imagine how anyone can ever again read these documents in the old way.1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  350 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.9 inches
BL1150.E2Eck, DianaBanaras: City of Light0-691-02023-XPaperbackNNPrinceton Univ PrSeptember 1, 198315.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $7.98Journal of the American Academy of Religion The most beautiful book . . . on India. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. John Stratton Hawley A major event among studies of India. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-03Amazon   1970-01-03  0 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
BL1205.E25Eck, Diana L.Darsan0-231-11265-3PaperbackNNColumbia University PressApril 15, 199814.5 StarsHistory : Asia : General N $18.50Religious Studies Review Simply one of the best short introductions to Hinduism available. . . . Belongs in every religionists and South Asianists library. . . . Enthusiastically recommended as required for undergraduate courses on the Hindu tradition. Review "As fine an explanation of temple worship and use of Deity images as can be found. Darsan will give the Hindu deeper insight into the practices of his own religion, provide explanations for non-Hindu friends, and convey useful konowledge to his children." -- Hinduism Today2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  97 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.4 inches
BL1205.E25Eck, Diana L.Darsan, Seeing the Divine Image in India0-89012-042-0PaperbackNNAnima PublicationsDecember 1, 198514.5 Stars  N $3.41 2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  97 0.2 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
PQ4865.C6 N613Eco, UmbertoThe Name of the Rose0-15-144647-4HardcoverNNHarcourtJune 9, 198314.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : ContemporarySan DiegoN $22.05From Publishers Weekly This edition includes Eco's illuminating commentary, Postscript to the Name of the Rose. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. From Library Journal Eco, an Italian philosopher and best-selling novelist, is a great polymathic fabulist in the tradition of Swift, Voltaire, Joyce, and Borges. The Name of the Rose, which sold 50 million copies worldwide, is an experimental medieval whodunit set in a monastic library. In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate heresy among the monks in an Italian abbey; a series of bizarre murders overshadows the mission. Within the mystery is a tale of books, librarians, patrons, censorship, and the search for truth in a period of tension between the Papacy and the Holy Roman Empire. The book became a hit despite some obscure passages and allusions. This deftly abridged version, ably performed by Theodore Bikel, retains the genius of the original but is far more accessible. Foucault's Pendulum, Eco's second novel, is a bit irritating. The plot consists of three Milan editors who concoct a series on the occult for an unscrupulous publishing house that Eco ridicules mercilessly. The work details medieval phenomena including the Knights Templar, an ancient order with a scheme to dominate the world. Unfortunately, few listeners will make sense of this failed thriller. The Island of the Day Before is an ingenious tale that begins with a shipwreck in 1643. Roberta della Griva survives and boards another ship only to find himself trapped. Flashbacks give us Renaissance battles, the French court, spies, intriguing love affairs, and the attempt to solve the problem of longitude. It's a world of metaphors and paradoxes created by an entertaining scholar. Tim Curry, who also narrates Foucault's Pendulum, provides a spirited narration. Ultimately, libraries should avoid Foucault's Pendulum, but educated patrons will form an eager audience for both The Name of the Rose and The Island of the Day Before. James Dudley, Copiague, N.Y. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.2005-10-15Amazon853/.914 19 19832005-10-15  512Monastic and religious life -- Italy -- History, -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 -- Fiction, Monastic libraries -- Italy -- Fiction, Semiotics -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, Historical fiction, Didactic fiction10.2 x 6.0 x 1.5 inches
BX6941Eddy, Mary BakerScience and Health with Key to the Scriptures0-87952-000-0Unknown BindingNNChristian Science Publishing 15.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Authors, A-Z : ( E ) : Eddy, Mary Baker N $0.01 1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  0  
GN347.A59Edwards, Elizabeth (Editor)Anthropology and Photography, 1860-19200-300-05944-2PaperbackNNYale University PressMarch 23, 199425.0 StarsArts & Photography : Photography : Photo Essays N $35.00From Library Journal These 25 erudite essays by a host of professionals attempt to decipher the co-emergent histories of two relatively new disciplines: anthropology and photography. This is no simple task. The book, which was produced in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, may appear to be coffee-table material, but it is in fact dense, analytical, and yet highly philosophical. It raises many more questions than it can possibly answer about the use of photography in anthropology. Nevertheless, this extremely valuable study fosters a clearer perspective on the subject than other texts. Unlike a textbook, which dices major issues into apparently simple forms, the thinking here is synthetic and realistically bewildering. Highly useful for students in a variety of fields, including library science and museum studies. - Susan M. Olcott, Columbus Metropolitan Lib., Ohio Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-14Amazon   1970-01-14  288 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
BV5082.2.C46Egan, HarveyAn Anthology of Christian Mysticism0-8146-6012-6PaperbackNNLiturgical PressJune, 199114.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : GeneralCollegeville, Minn.N $26.37ABOUT THE BOOK Anthology of Christian Mysticism1970-01-21Amazon248.2/2 20 19911970-01-21  680Mysticism9.0 x 6.2 x 1.5 inches
PS3605.G48Eggers, DaveHow we are hungry: stories by Dave Eggers1-932416-13-7HardcoverNNMcSweeney's Books20041  San Francisco, CAN $10.00 2006-01-16       0  
PN1995.9.E96 E57Ehrenstein, DavidFilm: The Front Line 1984 (Film)0-912869-05-4PaperbackNNArden Press Inc.January, 198515.0 StarsEntertainment : Movies : General N $10.95The Village Voice, 1984 "The best book of its kind since Sheldon Renan published his Introduction to the American Underground Film back in 1967." Book Description With this volume, David Ehrenstein begins the Front Line dialogue by moving from Jonathan Rosenbaum's narrative concerns (in Film: The Front 1983) and by re-examining the generally accepted history of the avant-garde. To do this he recontextualizes the contributions of such filmmakers as Werner Schroeter, the source and inspiration of the New German Cinema; Luc Moullet, perhaps the boldest filmmaker of the French New Wave; Jack Smith, the ostracized father of the American Underground; Orson Welles, whose work has previously been measured only by Hollywood's standards; and other elusive film artists including Ken Jacobs, Philippe Garrel, Raul Ruiz, Lizzie Borden, Owen Land, Sally Potter, Bruce Conner, Curt McDowell, and the late David Brooks. In addition, Ehrenstein introduces experimental documentaries. In this section, Ehrenstein treats in depth Joel DeMott and Jeff Kreines's banned Seventeen and Laurence Jarvik's Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? The Film: The Front Line volumes provide an opportunity for readers to broaden their film experience. They provide portraits of film artists and a critical dialogue and form an essential information source for anyone wanting to understand the nature of cinema.1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  183 0.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
BS2330.3.E38Ehrman, Bart D.The New Testament : A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings0-19-515462-2PaperbackNNOxford University Press, USAJuly 31, 200314.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Bible & Other Sacred Texts : Bible : New TestamentNew YorkN $39.16Book Description This new edition of Bart Ehrman's highly successful introduction approaches the New Testament from a consistently historical and comparative perspective, emphasizing the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature. Rather than shying away from the critical problems presented by these books, Ehrman addresses the historical and literary challenges they pose and shows why scholars continue to argue over such significant issues as how the books of the New Testament came into being, what they mean, how they relate to contemporary Christian and non-Christian literature, and how they came to be collected into a canon of Scripture. Distinctive to this study is its emphasis on the historical, literary, and religious milieu of the Greco-Roman world, including early Judaism. As part of its historical orientation, this text also discusses works by other Christian writers who were roughly contemporary with the New Testament, such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Apocalypse of Peter, and the letters of Ignatius. The volume is enhanced by two color inserts, one on illuminated manuscripts and the other on archaeology. New to this edition: BL Additional material on archaeology, including a new eight-page color insert BL "What to Expect" and "At a Glance" boxes that provide summaries of the material covered in each chapter BL A Website Study Guide at, offering chapter summaries, glossary terms, guides for reading, and self-quizzes for students. BL Several new "Something to Think About" and "Some More Information" boxes BL More extensive treatments of Judaism and of the role of women in the history of early Christianity BL Nine new illustrations BL An Instructor's Manual containing chapter summaries, discussion questions, and possible examination questions Ideal for undergraduate and seminary classes in the New Testament, Biblical Studies, and Christian Origins, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, 3/e, is an accessible, clearly written introduction that encourages students to consider the historical issues surrounding these writings.1970-01-28Amazon225.6/7 21 20031970-01-28  560Bible. N.T. -- Introductions9.3 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches
QC672.E33Einstein, AlbertRelativity: The Special and the General Theory--A Clear Explanation that Anyone Can Understand0-517-02961-8HardcoverNNGramercyOctober 5, 198814.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy N $ How better to learn the Special Theory of Relativity and the General Theory of Relativity than directly from their creator, Albert Einstein himself? In Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, Einstein describes the theories that made him famous, illuminating his case with numerous examples and a smattering of math (nothing more complex than high-school algebra). Einstein's book is not casual reading, but for those who appreciate his work without diving into the arcana of theoretical physics, Relativity will prove a stimulating read.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. From AudioFile This version of Einstein's The Meaning of Relativity epitomizes the key difficulty with abridgments: The work becomes a slave to the format. Rather than an alluring example of literature or scholarship, this pivotal scientific work disintegrates into watered-down, cut-and-pasted facts and hypotheses. However, narrator Lopez-Morillas is excellent. With firm pacing and vocal confidence, he eases the listener through the jarring textual splices. His clarity of expression and diction are guiding lights that enable the listener to complete this audio journey. The technical quality of this audiobook is above average, and the choice of both topic and reader are solid. Perhaps this would be a better choice in unabridged form. J.S.G. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-15Amazon  19612005-10-15  208 8.3 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
PN1993.F4734Eisenstein, SergeiFilm Form: Essays in Film Theory0-15-630920-3PaperbackNNHarvest BooksMarch 19, 196914.0 StarsEntertainment : Movies : General N $ After D.W. Griffith, the most important figure in the history of the international cinema is Sergei Eisenstein. Both men died in 1948, but Eisenstein left a double legacy: not only was he one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, but he was also a magnificent film theorist, perhaps the most important one ever. This book of his essays, superbly translated and edited by Jay Leyda, reprints some of his most vital writings on the art of the cinema, including articles on the language and structure of the movies, the differences between theater and film, and the author's efforts to adapt Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy for the screen. In "The Cinematic Principle and the Ideogram," Eisenstein analyzes the written symbols of the Japanese language as a model for film editing. "Dickens, Griffith, and the Film Today," one of the author's most famous pieces, speaks of Griffith as a Dickensian director and then argues for a kind of filmmaking that transcends Griffith's literal style in order to touch its audience on an ideological and metaphorical level. This volume also includes the notorious "statement" on sound movies, which argues against the use of synchronous sound and in favor of jarring, contrapuntal audio that Eisenstein believed would add new dimensions to the talking picture. Idiosyncratic, engrossing, and brilliant, Eisenstein's essays will inspire you to reevaluate everything you thought you knew about the movies.2005-10-15Amazon   2005-10-15  304 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
PE1408.E39Elbow, PeterWriting With Power: Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process0-19-502913-5PaperbackNNOxford University PressApril, 198114.5 StarsReference : Words & Language : RhetoricNew YorkN $ Whatever your reason for writing, Peter Elbow has a "recipe" to guide you. A longtime proponent of "freewriting" (writing without stopping, for a preset amount of time), Elbow incorporates its use in a variety of ways. Have a limited amount of time? Spend half of it freewriting and half of it cleaning up your prose. Got all the time in the world (and only a vague sense of what you want to say)? Freewrite, then focus, then freewrite, then focus, repeatedly, until you get "a trustworthy vision of your final piece of writing." Elbow offers a plethora of prompts for priming the creative pump, as well as several ways to revise the piece of writing that results: thorough revising, revising with feedback, cutting and pasting, proofreading, and the like. He pays close attention to the ways in which focusing on an audience can assist or interfere in the writing process, including a terrific chapter on the strangeness of writing for teachers, in which "your task is usually to explain what you are still engaged in trying to understand to someone who understands it better." And he provides an excellent section on how to solicit the kind of feedback you want. Though it is a new edition of a 1981 book, there is nothing tired about Writing with Power: it provides many tools to help a writer feel empowered throughout the writing process. --Jane Steinberg--This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-11-20Amazon808/.042 19  2005-11-20  384English language -- Rhetoric, Report writing0.8 x 5.5 x 8.0 inches
BL48.E3813Eliade, MirceaA History of Religious Ideas, Volume 1 : From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries0-226-20401-4PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressApril 15, 198114.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralChicagoN $16.38Book Description "No one has done so much as Mr. Eliade to inform literature students in the West about 'primitive' and Oriental religions. . . . Everyone who cares about the human adventure will find new information and new angles of vision."--Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review2005-09-25Amazon291 19782005-09-25 History of Religious Ideas Series512 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
BL48.E3813Eliade, MirceaA History of Religious Ideas, Volume 2 : From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity0-226-20403-0PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressJanuary 15, 198514.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Religious Studies : Comparative ReligionChicagoN $18.15Book Description In volume 2 of this monumental work, Mircea Eliade continues his magisterial progress through the history of religious ideas. The religions of ancient China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman religion, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, the Hellenistic period, the Iranian syntheses, and the birth of Christianity--all are encompassed in this volume.2005-09-25Amazon291 19822005-09-25 History of Religious Ideas Series584 9.0 x 5.9 x 1.4 inches
BL48.E3813Eliade, MirceaA History of Religious Ideas, Volume 3 : From Muhammad to the Age of Reforms0-226-20405-7PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressMarch 15, 198814.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : GeneralChicagoN $13.60Book Description This volume completes the immensely learned three-volume A History of Religious Ideas. Eliade examines the movement of Jewish thought out of ancient Eurasia, the Christian transformation of the Mediterranean area and Europe, and the rise and diffusion of Islam from approximately the sixth through the seventeenth centuries. Eliade's vast knowledge of past and present scholarship provides a synthesis that is unparalleled. In addition to reviewing recent interpretations of the individual traditions, he explores the interactions of the three religions and shows their continuing mutual influence to be subtle but unmistakable. As in his previous work, Eliade pays particular attention to heresies, folk beliefs, and cults of secret wisdom, such as alchemy and sorcery, and continues the discussion, begun in earlier volumes, of pre-Christian shamanistic practices in northern Europe and the syncretistic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. These subcultures, he maintains, are as important as the better-known orthodoxies to a full understanding of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.2005-09-25Amazon291 19852005-09-25 History of Religious Ideas Series374 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
B143.E4A315Eliade, MirceaAutobiography, Volume 1 : 1907-1937, Journey East, Journey West0-226-20407-3PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressJanuary 16, 199024.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $20.00Book Description "Here finally are Eliade's memoirs of the first thirty years of his life in Mac Linscott Rickett's crisp and lucid English translation. They present a fascinating account of the early development of a Renaissance talent, expressed in everything from daily and periodical journalism, realistic and fantastic fiction, and general nonfiction works to distinguished contributions to the history of religions. Autobiography follows an apparently amazingly candid report of this remarkable man's progression from a mischievous street urchin and literary prodigy, through his various love affairs, a decisive and traumatic Indian sojourn, and active, brilliant participation in pre-World War II Romanian cultural life."--Seymour Cain, Religious Studies Review2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  347 9.3 x 6.0 x 0.9 inches
BL43.E4A3313 v1Eliade, MirceaJournal I, 1945-19550-226-20416-2HardcoverNNUniversity Of Chicago PressAugust 24, 199025.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $30.00From Publishers Weekly In 1945, after his first wife's death and the Soviet invasion of his native Romania, the 38-year-old Eliade found himself in Paris, destitute and uprooted. Translated from his notebooks and never published before in any language, this installment of his journals records a life lived at maximum intensity. The eminent historian of religion, who died in 1986, shuttles easily between myths, folklore, yoga, tantric art, surrealism, Faulkner and existentialism. He probes the shaman's "experiential knowledge of death" and interprets the New Year, exemplified by Christmas or Japanese customs, as a rebirth ritual. He meets Carl Jung, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Andre Breton. He perceives "a dizzying third dimension" in Van Gogh's paintings. Incandescent, intellectually rich, this journal rewards the reader on every page. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  227 8.6 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
BL43.E4A3313 v2Eliade, MirceaJournal II, 1957-19690-226-20413-8PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressOctober 17, 198925.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $17.00From Publishers Weekly "Here is a rich and provocative book--a dazzlingpk journal kept by the renowned Romanian Orientalist and historian of religion during his professorship at the University of Chicago," reported PW . "The breadth of Eliade's mind is as extraordinary as the range of his friendships." Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  362 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
BL43.E4A3313 v3Eliade, MirceaJournal III, 1970-19780-226-20408-1HardcoverNNUniversity Of Chicago PressJune 29, 198925.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $35.00Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: French, Romanian2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  376 8.5 x 5.7 x 1.2 inches
BL43.E4A3313 v4Eliade, MirceaJournal IV, 1979-19850-226-20414-6HardcoverNNUniversity Of Chicago PressDecember 12, 198924.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $30.00From Library Journal All who are interested in comparative religion will find this journal insightful not only into the mind of a most influential thinker but also into human mortality, as Eliade struggles with awareness of physical decline and impairment and with his desire to complete his projects in process. Excellent "light" reading for both the scholar of religion and the layperson, the book provides many telling vignettes of personal encounters with diverse, well-known scholars and books. This highly personal, episodic, and reflective journal brings Eliade the person to the reader in a very immediate way. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  175 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.7 inches
BL304.E413Eliade, MirceaMyth and Reality0-06-131369-6PaperbackNNHarpercollinsJune, 196814.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $0.75Book Description An informative guide to the modern mythologies! This classic study, translated from the original French, deals primarily with societies around the world in which myth is--or was until very recently-- "living," in the sense that it supplies models for human behavior and, by that very fact, gives meaning and value to life. The author believes that understanding the structure and function of myths in these traditional societies serves to clarify a stage in the history of human thought: "myths reveal that the World, man, and life have a supernatural origin and history, and that this history is significant, precious, and exemplary."--This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  224 0.6 x 5.5 x 8.0 inches
BL311Eliade, MirceaMyths, Dreams and Mysteries0-06-131943-0PaperbackNNHarpercollinsJune, 197915.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : World Literature : Mythology : General N $2.40ABOUT THE BOOK Myths, Dreams, and Mysteries: The Encounter between Contemporary Faiths and Archaic Realities ANNOTATION "This handled with a selective skill which constantly illuminates the great themes he discerns in traditional cultures."--Times Literary Supplement FROM THE PUBLISHER The author's purpose is to interpret, and to ease, an encounter which history has made inevitable. But Professor Eliade is too good a scholar, and it too wise in his judgment, to fall into syncretist fallacies. He has no argument to offer other than that which is implicit in a penetrating and sympathetic scrutiny of the mythologies that vivify ancient communities and tell us so much of the perennial meaning and destiny of man...1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  1 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
BL80.2.E43Eliade, MirceaOccultism, Witchcraft, and Cultural Fashions : Essays in Comparative Religion0-226-20392-1PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressMarch 15, 197814.0 StarsArts & Photography : Fashion : History N $22.00Book Description In the period domoninated by the triumphs of scientific rationalism, how do we account for the extraordinary success of such occult movements as astrology or the revival of witchcraft? From his perspective as a historian of religions, the eminent scholar Mircea Eliade shows that such popular trends develop from archaic roots and periodically resurface in certain myths, symbols, and rituals. In six lucid essays collected for this volume, Eliade reveals the profound religious significance that lies at the heart of many contemporary cultural vogues. Since all of the essays except the last were originally delivered as lectures, their introductory character and lively oral style make them particularly accessible to the intelligent nonspecialist. Rather than a popularization, Occultism, Witchcraft, and Cultural Fashions is the fulfillment of Eliade's conviction that the history of religions should be read by the widest possible audience.1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  158 8.0 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
BL80.E424 1966Eliade, MirceaPatterns in Comparative Religion HardcoverNNSheed and Ward19581  London ; New YorkN $16.29 2006-01-16       0Religions. Religions -- Histoire. Religions. 
BL615.E4 1965Eliade, MirceaRites and Symbols of Initiation: The Mysteries of Birth and Rebirth0-06-131236-3PaperbackNNHarpercollins College DivJune 1, 198025.0 Stars  N $4.00Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: French--This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  0  
BL457.M4E430Eliade, MirceaThe Forge and the Crucible : The Origins and Structure of Alchemy0-226-20390-5PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressMarch 15, 197925.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $22.50Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  238 8.1 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
BL313.E43Eliade, MirceaThe Myth of the Eternal Return: Or, Cosmos and History0-691-01777-8PaperbackNNBollingenNovember 1, 197124.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $11.53Review A luminous, profound, and extremely stimulating work. . . . This is an essay which anyone interested in the history of religion and the mentality of ancient man will have to read.2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  195 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
BL53.E401Eliade, MirceaThe Sacred and Profane: The Nature of Religion0-15-679201-XPaperbackNNHarvest/HBJ BookJune 1, 196825.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Sociology : General N $10.40 2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  264 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
B132.Y5E414Eliade, MirceaYoga : Immortality and Freedom0-691-01764-6PaperbackNNBollingenApril 1, 197025.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Exercise & Fitness : Yoga N $17.61Review [I]t states with clarity and precision what the beliefs and practices of yoga are, and how they originated from the primeval Indic religions.2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  560 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
BL2370.S5 E4215Eliade, Mircea (Foreword)Shamanism0-691-01779-4PaperbackNNBollingenMay 1, 197214.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General[PrincetonN $4.24Review Clearly the best work on Shamanism published so far. Book Description First published in 1951, Shamanism soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian ťmigrť--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) surveys the practice of Shamanism over two and a half millennia of human history, moving from the Shamanic traditions of Siberia and Central Asia--where Shamanism was first observed--to North and South America, Indonesia, Tibet, China, and beyond. In this authoritative survey, Eliade illuminates the magico-religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the figure of the Shaman--at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, priest, mystic, and poet. Synthesizing the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology, Shamanism will remain for years to come the reference book of choice for those intrigued by this practice.2005-10-08Amazon291.6/2 19642005-10-08 Bollingen Series630Shamanism8.5 x 5.5 x 1.7 inches
BL2530.U6E4Ellwood, Robert S.Alternative Altars: Unconventional and Eastern Spirituality in America0-226-20620-3PaperbackNNUniv of Chicago PrMarch 1, 198114.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality N $3.15ABOUT THE BOOK Alternative Altars: Unconventional and Eastern Spirituality in America2006-01-18Amazon   2006-01-18 Chicago History of American Religion Ser1  
DS421Elwin, Edward F.Indian Jottings: from Ten Years' Experience in and around Poona City HardcoverNNJohn Murray19071  LondonN   2006-01-22       0Missions -- India; Hinduism 
BL1145.5 copy 2Embree, Ainslie T.The Hindu Tradition HardcoverNNThe Modern Library 1  New YorkN   2006-01-22 294.508 1966   0Hindu literature 
DS33.A86Embree, Ainslie T. (Editor)Asia in Western and World History: A Guide for Teaching (Columbia Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum)1-56324-265-6PaperbackNNM.E. SharpeAugust, 199715.0 StarsHistory : Asia : GeneralArmonk, N.Y.N $36.95Midwest Book Review A major historical reference of 768 pages, Asia In Western And World History: A Guide To Teaching in it's articles on Asia in Western History surveys Eurasia, provides a syllabus of Asia in Western History, explores Asian Influences on the West, traces the interfusion of Asian and Western Cultures (Islamic civilization and Europe to 1500), covers the Mongols and the West, the Portuguese and Dutch in Asia (1498-1700), the British and their rivals in Asia (1700-1850), and much more. Then Asia In Western And World History focuses on Asia in World History including Hunting-Gathering to Sedentary Village Farming and Pastoralism; Primary Civilization in Asia, the origins of civilization in China (Zhou China and Ancient Greece, Empires East and West); Empire in East Asia, the emergence of religions and world views, the "Analects" of Confucius, trade and the contact of cultures, China 300-1200, Song China, Japan 550-838, India 100 BCE - 1500, the rise of an interdependent world (1500-1990), the expansion of Europe (1450-1700), Japan and the West (1543-1640), Europe and the World in an expanding world economy (1700-1850), China and the World 1500-1800), modern Indian economic history 1800-1947), modern asia (600-1900), Tokugawa Japan (600-1867), and more! Asia In Western And World History surveys themes in South Asian history including the Sinic world, Chinese , Japanese , Korean histories, Asia and Latin America in the context of world history. And, finally, a "postscript", Asia and the West: A Concrete Panoply of Intercultural Exchange.1970-01-07Amazon950 20 19971970-01-07 Columbia Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum Series1016Asia -- History9.0 x 6.0 x 2.1 inches
BL1145.5Embree, Ainslie T. (Editor)The Hindu Tradition : Readings in Oriental Thought (Vintage)0-394-71702-3PaperbackNNVintageJanuary 12, 197214.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $13.60Book Description This book, compiled from basic Hindu writings, is an exploration of the essential meaning of the Hindu tradition, the way of thinking and acting that has dominated life in India for the last three thousand years. Selections from religious, literary and philosophic works are preceded by introductory material that summarizes historical developments and cultural movements. While much attention is given to religion, many selections deal with social life, political relationships, and the Indian attitude to human love and passion. The arrangement of the material suggests the growth and development of Indian life through the centuries, and makes clear that Indian culture has never been static, but rather has been characterized at all times by a remarkable vitality and creativity. The selections range in time from the Rig Veda, composed around 1000 B.C., to the writings of Radhakrishnan, formerly the President of India. They illustrate both the continuity of the Hindu tradition and its vitality, for Hinduism is probably more vibrant and alive at the present time than it has been for many centuries. The ideals and values, the unquestioned assumptions and the persistent doubts that are presented here from the literature of the past are the fundamental ingredients of the life of modern India.1970-01-21Amazon  c1961970-01-21  384 7.2 x 4.5 x 0.9 inches
PG2947.B3 E49Emerson, CarylThe First Hundred Years of Mikhail Bakhtin0-691-05049-XPaperbackNNPrinceton University PressMarch 13, 200014.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : General N $23.95Donald Fanger, Harvard University Caryl Emerson has given us a major book on a major phenomenon, as readable as it is important, one that moves authoritatively from biography through literary and philosophical analysis to the cultural frameworks in which those matters take on their specific and complex resonances.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. The New Republic "Caryl Emerson is arguably the most knowledgeable and gifted Bakhtin Scholar in the United States.... The First Hundred Years of Mikhail Bakhtin provides us with fascinating glimpses of his life and his character with a history of his intellectual career in Russia and in the West, and with a serious discussion of the problematic areas of his thought."1969-12-31Amazon   1969-12-31  296 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
GN307.7.E44Emerson, Robert M.Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)0-226-20681-5PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressAugust 15, 199514.5 StarsNonfiction : Education : GeneralChicagoN $10.50Book Description In this companion volume John van Maanen's Tales of the Field, three scholars reveal how the ethnographer turns direct experience and observation into written fieldnotes upon which an ethnography is based. Drawing on years of teaching and field research experience, the authors develop a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice about how to write useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, both cultural and institutional. Using actual unfinished, "working" notes as examples, they illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies, including evocation of sensory detail, synthesis of complete scenes, the value of partial versus omniscient perspectives, and of first person versus third person accounts. Of particular interest is the author's discussion of notetaking as a mindset. They show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but more crucially from learning to envision scenes as written. A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, to see colors and shapes like a painter, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet. The authors also emphasize the ethnographer's core interest in presenting the perceptions and meanings which the people studied attach to their own actions. They demonstrate the subtle ways that writers can make the voices of people heard in the texts they produce. Finally, they analyze the "processing" of fieldnotes--the practice of coding notes to identify themes and methods for selecting and weaving together fieldnote excerpts to write a polished ethnography. This book, however, is more than a "how-to" manual. The authors examine writing fieldnotes as an interactive and interpretive process in which the researcher's own commitments and relationships with those in the field inevitably shape the character and content of those fieldnotes. They explore the conscious and unconscious writing choices that produce fieldnote accounts. And they show how the character and content of these fieldnotes inevitably influence the arguments and analyses the ethnographer can make in the final ethnographic tale. This book shows that note-taking is a craft that can be taught. Along with Tales of the Field and George Marcus and Michael Fisher's Anthropology as Cultural Criticism, Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes is an essential tool for students and social scientists alike.1970-01-07Amazon305.8/00723 20 19951970-01-07 Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing Series272Ethnology -- Authorship, Ethnology -- Field work, Ethnology -- Research, Academic writing8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
GN470.D813Emile DurkheimThe Elementary Forms of teh Religious LIfe  NN  1   N   2006-01-17       0  
HN16.L67 2003Eng, David L. (Editor)Loss: The Politics of Mourning0-520-23236-4PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressDecember 2, 200214.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralBerkeleyN $27.50Book Description Taking stock of a century of pervasive loss-of warfare, disease, and political strife-this eloquent book opens a new view on both the past and the future by considering "what is lost" in terms of "what remains." Such a perspective, these essays suggest, engages and reanimates history. Plumbing the cultural and political implications of loss, the authors--political theorists, film and literary critics, museum curators, feminists, psychoanalysts, and AIDS activists--expose the humane and productive possibilities in the workings of witness, memory, and melancholy. Among the sites of loss the authors revisit are slavery, apartheid, genocide, war, diaspora, migration, suicide, and disease. Their subjects range from the Irish Famine and the Ottoman slaughter of Armenians to the aftermath of the Vietnam War and apartheid in South Africa, problems of partial immigration and assimilation, AIDS, and the re-envisioning of leftist movements. In particular, Loss reveals how melancholia can lend meaning and force to notions of activism, ethics, and identity. 9 b/w photographs--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-01-21Amazon306/.09/04 21 20021970-01-21  543Social history -- 20th century, Loss (Psychology) -- Social aspects, Psychic trauma -- Social aspects, Melancholy -- Social aspects, Melancholy in literature9.0 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
HQ1663.E33Engel, Barbara AlpernMothers and Daughters: Women of the Intelligentsia in Nineteenth-Century Russia0-521-31301-5PaperbackNNCambridge University PressMay 31, 198514.5 StarsHistory : Asia : Japan N $5.10Book Description Professor Engel presents a study of the social and cultural origins of female radicalism in nineteenth century Russia. She examines the forces that prompted hundreds of women to rebel against their family roles, the factors that shaped their radical activity and thought, and the ways in which the circumstances of their rebellion influenced their attitudes toward private as well as public life. During this period, Russian women were more numerous and more prominent in social and political movements than were women elsewhere in Europe. By analysing the biographies of hundreds of these women, Professor Engel attempts to explain the sources of their prominence as well as the legacy they left for future generations.1970-04-15Amazon   1970-04-15  240  
HQ1662.R88Engel, Barbara Alpern (Editor)Russia's Women: Accommodation, Resistance, Transformation0-520-07024-0PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressJuly, 199114.5 StarsHistory : RussiaBerkeleyN $17.95Book Description By ignoring gender issues, historians have failed to understand how efforts to control women-and women's reactions to these efforts-have shaped political and social institutions and thus influenced the course of Russian and Soviet history. These original essays challenge a host of traditional assumptions by integrating women into the Russian past. Using recent advances in the study of gender, the family, class, and the status of women, the authors examine various roles of Russian women and offer a broad overview of a vibrant and growing field.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-01-07Amazon305.4/0947 20 19911970-01-07  300Women -- Soviet Union -- History, Women -- Soviet Union -- Social conditions8.9 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
HQ504.E6 1972Engels, FriedrichThe Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State, in the Light of the Researches of Lewis H. Morgan0-7178-0359-7PaperbackNNInternational PublishersJune 197215.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Sociology : Social TheoryNew YorkN $7.95Language Notes Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-04-14Amazon301.42/1 19421970-04-14  274Primitive societies, Family -- History, Property -- History, State, The, Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881. Ancient society0.8 x 5.5 x 8.0 inches
DK189.2.S45Engelstein, Laura (Editor)Self and Story in Russian History0-8014-8668-8PaperbackNNCornell University PressNovember 200014.5 StarsHistory : Ancient : Early CivilizationIthacaN $25.95ABOUT THE BOOK Self and Story in Russian History FROM THE PUBLISHER Russians have often been characterized as people with souls rather than selves. Self and Story in Russian History challenges the portrayal of the Russian character as selfless, self-effacing, or self-torturing by exploring the texts through which Russians have defined themselves as private persons and shaped their relation to the cultural community. The stories of self under consideration here reflect the perspectives of men and women from the last two hundred years, ranging from westernized nobles to simple peasants, from such famous people as Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Akhmatova, and Nicholas II to lowly religious sectarians. Fifteen distinguished historians and literary scholars situate the narratives of self in their historical context and show how, since the eighteenth century, Russians have used expressive genres-including diaries, novels, medical case studies, films, letters, and theater-to make political and moral statements. The first book to examine the narration of self as idea and ideal in Russia, this vital work contemplates the shifting historical manifestations of identity, the strategies of self-creation, and the diversity of narrative forms. Its authors establish that there is a history of the individual in Russian culture roughly analogous to the one associated with the West.
Contributors Evgenii Bershtein, Reed College Caryl Emerson, Princeton University
Laura Engelstein, Princeton University Jochen Hellbeck, University of Giessen, Germany Andrew Kahn, Oxford University
Susan Larsen, University of California, San Diego Louise McReynolds, University of Hawaii Irina Paperno, University of California, Berkeley Cathy Popkin, Columbia University David L. Ransel, Indiana University Stephanie Sandler, Amherst College William Mills Todd III, Harvard University Richard Wortman, Columbia University Reginald Zelnik, University of California, Berkeley Alexander Zholkovsky, University of Southern California About the Authors:
Laura Engelstein is Professor of History at Princeton University. She is the author, most recently, of Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom: A Russian Folktale, also from Cornell. Stephanie Sandler is Professor of Russian and Women's and Gender Studies at Amherst College. She is the editor of Rereading Russian Poetry.
1970-04-15Amazon947/.07 21 20001970-04-15  363Russia -- Intellectual life -- 1801-19179.0 x 6.0 x 0.9 inches
DK510.E32 .E67Epshtein, MikhailAfter the Future: The Paradoxes of Postmodernism and Contemporary Russian Culture (Critical Perspectives on Modern Culture)0-87023-974-0PaperbackNNUniversity of Massachusetts PressJune 199514.0 StarsHistory : Asia : JapanAmherstN $24.95Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: Russian --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-01-28Amazon947.084 20 19951970-01-28 Critical Perspectives on Modern Culture Series416Russia (Federation) -- Intellectual life, Postmodernism -- Russia (Federation)9.3 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
PN1590.S7Erdman, Joan Landy (Editor)Arts Patronage in India: Methods, Motives and Markets8185425825HardcoverNNSouth Asia BooksDecember, 19921 Art : AsianNew DelhiN $22.00Card catalog description Contributed research papers.1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07  249Performing arts sponsorship -- India, Performing arts -- Audiences -- India, Performing arts -- Indiaxi, 249 p., [20] p. of plates :
PG3026.F6 E7Erlich, VictorRussian Formalism: History and Doctrine0-300-02635-8PaperbackNNYale Univ PrJuly 198115.0 StarsHistory : EuropeNew HavenN $7.50ABOUT THE BOOK Russian Formalism: History-Doctrine1970-04-15Amazon891.7/09/1 19  1970-04-15 Slavistic Printings & Reprintings Ser.311Formalism (Literary analysis), Russian literature -- History and criticism1.0 x 6.0 x 9.5 inches
PG3479.7.R59 M61Erofeev, VenediktMoscow to the End of the Line0-8101-1200-0PaperbackNNNorthwestern University PressJuly 1, 199215.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : Contemporary N $18.00Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: Russian1970-01-07Amazon  19941970-01-07 European Classics Ser.164 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
BQ4022.E77Erricker, CliveBuddhism (World Faiths S.)0-340-62069-2PaperbackNNTeach YourselfJuly 20, 199512.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Buddhism N $70.43Book Description The ideal book for students of philosophy or comparative religion--or anyone interested in becoming a more knowledgeable "global" citizen.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07  188  
HD75.E73Escobar, ArturoEncountering Development0-691-00102-2PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressNovember 14, 199414.0 StarsBusiness & Investing : Biographies & Primers : Policy & Current EventsPrinceton, N.J.N $14.93Review An intelligent and thorough overview of the rise of the concept of 'development' . . . . [This book] represents the best of interdisciplinary work in cultural studies and speaks to central debates across the permeable borders of anthropology, economics, history, sociology, and development studies. Review Arturo Escobar has given us an important and exciting take on issues of Third World development and its alternatives. . . . [This book] indisputably provides some exciting and significant new ways of thinking about development. . . . Arturo Escobar has done us all a service.2005-10-08Amazon338.9 20 19952005-10-08 Princeton Studies in Culture, Power, and History Series320Economic development, Economic history -- 1945-, Developing countries -- Economic conditions, Developing countries -- Social conditions9.2 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
PG3056Etkind, E. GTam, vnutri: O russkoi poezii XX veka : ocherki5900245152Unknown BindingNN"Maksima"19961 Russian poetry -- 20th century -- History andSankt-PeterburgN  Language Notes Text: Russian1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07  567Russian poetry -- 20th century -- History and, criticism, Lyric poetry -- History and criticism, Acmeism, Symbolism (Literary movement)22 cm.
GN470.E9Evans-Pritchard, E.Theories of Primitive Religion0-19-823131-8PaperbackNNOxford University PressJune, 196514.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology N $29.00ABOUT THE BOOK Theories of Primitive Religion FROM THE PUBLISHER The lectures collected herein examine the manner in which various British anthropologists have attempted to understand and account for the religious beliefs of primitive peoples.2005-10-08Amazon  19652005-10-08 Sir D. Owens Evan Lectures, 1962140 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
DT155.2.N85Evans-Pritchard, E. E.The Nuer: A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People0-19-500322-5PaperbackNNOxford University PressJune, 194014.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : General N $32.95ABOUT THE BOOK Nuer: A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People2005-11-20Amazon  19402005-11-20  271 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
GN475.8 .E9Evans-Pritchard, E. E.Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande [ABRIDGED]0-19-874029-8PaperbackNNOxford University Press, USAJune 24, 197614.5 StarsHistory : AfricaOxfordN $34.95ABOUT THE BOOK Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande1970-04-30Amazon133.4/0967 19871970-04-30  462Zande (African people), Witchcraft -- Africa, Central, Magic -- Africa, Central8.5 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
BL1411.B3 E6Evans-Wentz, W. Y.Tibetan Book of the Dead0-19-281302-1PaperbackNNOxford University PressOctober 198015.0 StarsReligion & Bibles : Theology N N/AABOUT THE BOOK Tibetan Book of the Dead FROM THE PUBLISHER The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds - a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book - which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being - was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying - not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. FROM THE CRITICS Library Journal Evans-Wentz, an Oxford professor, produced a number of original studies on Tibetan Buddhism from the 1930s to the 1960s, which went through several editions. Oxford here resurrects four of these works, which now include new forewords and afterwords by scholar Donald S. Lopez who also analyzes the earlier editions. More for academic collections. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.1970-01-28Barnes & Noble   1970-01-28 Oxford Paperbackste Ser.336  
PS3555.V326Evenson, BrianContagion and Other Stories1-877655-34-1PaperbackNNWordcraft of OregonJuly 15, 200014.0 StarsScience Fiction & Fantasy : Fantasy : General N $9.35Rick Moody, author of THE ICE STORM and PURPLE AMERICA "It's work that lodges in a reader long after he's through turning the pages, like ancient scripture or true crime." Rikki Ducornet, author of THE FANMAKER'S INQUISITION "Readers of Ballard and Burroughs will exult in CONTAGION..."1970-01-21Amazon  20001970-01-21 Speculative Writers Ser.151 0.2 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
GN345.F32Fabian, JohannesTime and the Other0-231-05591-9PaperbackNNColumbia University PressApril 15, 198313.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalNew YorkN $4.00George E. Marcus Delivers a radical epistemological critique of anthropological writing. Walter J. On A widely informed and deeply reflective study of the ways anthropologists (and some significant related thinkers, such as historians and philosophers) use various concepts of time, wittingly or unwittingly, to define their sense of other human beings who are the subjects of anthropology.2005-10-08Amazon306/.01 19  2005-10-08  205Anthropology -- Philosophy, Time8.9 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
B2949.R3Fackenheim, Emil LThe religious dimension in Hegel's thought0-226-23350-2PaperbackNNUniversity of Chicago Press198214.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralChicagoN $35.00ABOUT THE BOOK Religious Dimension in Hegel's Thought1970-01-07Amazon193 19 19671970-01-07  274Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 --, Religion21 cm.
PN1997.M39F35Faller, StephenBeyond the Matrix: Revolutions and Revelations0-8272-0235-0PaperbackNNChalice PressMarch 1, 200414.0 StarsEntertainment : Movies : History & Criticism N $13.59Book Description Citing scenes from all three movies, Stephen Faller plugs into the richly textured and deeply interwoven network of religion, philosophy, Western values, and popular culture to reveal the films' many layers of meaning. He parallels the conceptions of Andy and Larry Wachowski-The Matrix creators-with those of such visionaries as Socrates, Descartes, Kierkegaard, Freud, Orwell, Huxley, and Spielberg, exploring the Matrix as an expression of the fears, the quests, and the dreams that human kind has struggle to define and conquer.2005-05-03Amazon   2005-05-03  160 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.6 inches
PG3527.F35Fanger, DonaldDostoevsky and romantic realism: a study of Dostoevsky in relation to Balzac, Dickens, and Gogol  NNHarvard University Press196515.0 StarsDostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 -- Knowledge --CambridgeN  Bibliography: p. [271]-277.1970-04-15Library of Congress [1]809.3  1970-04-15 Harvard studies in comparative literature, 27307Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 -- Knowledge --, Literature, Gogolß, Nikolaśi Vasilßevich, 1809-1852 --, Influence, Balzac, Honorť de, 1799-1850 -- Influence, Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Influence, Russian fiction -- European influences, Influence (Literx, 307 p. 25 cm.
Bp161.2.F2 1970Farah, Caesar EIslam Beliefs and Observances0-8120-0277-6PaperbackNNBarrons Educational Series 13.0 Stars  N $0.76Book Description Updated in a new edition, this timely study encompasses the history of an important worldwide religion, starting with its seventh-century Arabian prophet, Muhammad, and going on to describe Islam as it exists today. In this new edition, the author provides detailed information on the present day's most militant sects and their power centers in countries that include Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Indonesia, among others. He also offers a post-September 11th analysis of motivations that inspire some extremist Islamic factions to commit terrorist acts, describes the policies and acts of Western nations that have contributed to antagonism, and describes strategies being developed by the United States and its allies toward the Islamic world in general and terrorism in particular. The author explains the Qur'an, Islam's Holy Scripture, and describes Islamic theology, pointing out its many connections with Judaism and Christianity. He describes the core of Islamic beliefs and obligations as they apply to each believer, and discusses the religion's several most important sects. Islam's history is broken down according to the countries where it exists as a major political and social force. The text is supplemented with endnotes, a comprehensive glossary, a bibliography, and an index. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Back Cover Copy This concise study examines Islam as a world religious, cultural, and political force, beginning with its founding by the prophet Muhammad in the early seventh century A.D. Islam?s holy scripture, the Qur?an, is explained in detail, and the core of Islamic beliefs and obligations are made clear. Also explained in detail are Islam?s many sects, its relationship to Europe?s medieval Christian culture, its dissemination throughout the world, and its present worldwide religious and political dynamism. In this new edition, the author provides information on the present day?s most militant sects and their power centers in countries that include Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Indonesia, among others. He also offers a post-September 11th analysis of motivations that inspire some extremist Islamic factions. * Footnotes * Glossary * Bibliography * Index New in this edition: Motivations that inspire Islamic extremist factions --This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-10-04Amazon   2005-10-04  0  
BL2001 .F33Farquhar, J. N.Primer of Hinduism8120608682HardcoverNNAsian Educational ServicesJune 30, 199315.0 StarsHistory : Asia : India N $35.00ABOUT THE BOOK Primer of Hinduism1970-04-16Amazon   1970-04-16  222  
BP161.2.F37Faruqi, Isma-Il Ragi A. AlIslam/Student Book (Major world religions series)0-89505-022-6PaperbackNNTabor PubJune, 197813.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : IslamNiles, Ill.N $1.00ABOUT THE BOOK Islam1970-01-07Amazon297 19791970-01-07 Major World Religions Series83Islam23 cm.
BQ4440.F38Faure, BernardChan Insights and Oversights0-691-02902-4PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressNovember 11, 199614.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Buddhism : General N $32.95Richard Shek, The Journal of Asian History A highly sensitive and richly textured reexamination of the Chan/Zen tradition. [Faure] is to be congratulated for having provided us with just such a fruitful (and by no means temporary) scholarship that enriches our understanding of Chan/Zen. It makes us keenly aware that Chan/Zen is ... a continuously evolving entity that can withstand the most rigorous and critical scholarly inquiry. Martin Collcutt, Journal of Japanese Studies Thoughtful and thoughtprovoking. After reading Faure's contributions in The Rhetoric of Immediacy and Insights and Oversights, none of us working the fields of Zen, Buddhist studies, or historical and cultural studies can go about our work in quite the same way.... Our thinking [is] reshaped by the topics he raises and the approaches he uses.2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  340 9.0 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
BQ9265.4.F38Faure, BernardThe Rhetoric of Immediacy0-691-02963-6PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressNovember 14, 199413.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Buddhism : General N $37.95Review Readers will be rewarded by truly insightful vistas of bottomless chasms and distant peaks, flowering puns and mutant etymologies, stunning flights of free association, and encounters with many species of exotic facts, not to mention the tracks and droppings of latter-day giants of social-historical theory.2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  416 9.0 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
PG3476.A324 Z67Feinstein, ElaineAnna of All the Russias : A Life of Anna Akhmatova0-297-64309-6HardcoverNNOrion Pub CoMay 31, 200514.5 StarsBiographies & Memoirs N $25.23From Publishers Weekly By the time the famed Russian poet Anna Akhmatova died in 1966, at the age of 77, she had witnessed the colossal changes that overtook Russia, from the last days of the czarist regime through revolution to Stalin's Terror and subsequent Soviet rule. Though born into a comfortable situation, she often lived in abject poverty and relied on the mercy of friends when governmental whim forced her poetry out of circulation. Feinstein, a poet, translator and biographer of Pushkin and Ted Hughes, has produced a thorough, workmanlike biography that runs more to giving times and dates than truly bringing this extraordinary woman to life. Feinstein gives enough (at times too many) details to hint at the complexity and contradictions that made up Akhmatova's character, but never delves deeply enough for a fully fleshed portrait. And while Akhmatova's poetry was intensely personal throughout her long career, Feinstein seems more interested in asserting which of her many lovers and acquaintances Akhmatova wrote about than in assessing the poems' power as works of art that transmuted the regular round of human life as well as the horrors of 20th-century Russia into poetry still revered by Russians today. 16 pages of b&w photos. (Mar. 20) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From The Washington Post's Book World/ "There are four of us," wrote Anna Akhmatova, in one of her last poems. That "four" refers to Osip Mandelstam, Marina Tsvetaeva, Boris Pasternak and herself, universally regarded as the greatest poets of Soviet Russia. Alas, since mere genius could accord no protection, each of them ended up the victim of their evil government. Mandelstam (1891-1938) died of malnutrition, overwork and illness in one of Stalin's camps. A broken Tsvetaeva (1892-1941) hanged herself in despair. The relatively lucky Pasternak (1890-1960) was able to bring out his novel Dr. Zhivago only in the West and was afterwards forced to refuse the capitalist-perverted Nobel Prize. As for Akhmatova (1889-1966), she was simply banned from publishing anything for more than 40 years. What a waste! What a stupid, terrible waste! After all, between roughly 1910 and 1930 these four, and their equally gifted peers in the other arts, revolutionized poetry, fiction, drama, music, dance -- and not only for Russia, but for the world. And then, almost as suddenly, they were silenced, in some instances permanently by a firing squad, as was Akhmatova's first husband, the great Acmeist poet Nikolay Gumilyov (1886-1921). Moreover, even as purges and terror destroyed the artists themselves, the Communist Party-imposed doctrine of "socialist realism" gradually narrowed the acceptable range of all creative expression to the uplifting, didactic and dull. Not until the 1960s (and later) was Russian literature again worth reading, when much of the best to appear included novels secretly scribbled down during the Stalin years, such as Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita (1966-67), or poems carefully memorized by friends, like Akhmatova's book-length elegy for the 1930s, Requiem (1988). "That was when the ones who smiled/ Were the dead, glad to be at rest." For many, Requiem represents the Akhmatova that we know best -- the voice of suffering Russia, the vilified poet who stood 300th in line "in bitter cold . . . under that blind red wall," to find out news of her imprisoned son, who burned her manuscripts lest they incriminate friends or family, who was there on the evening when the secret police first arrested Mandelstam. Through luck and charity she herself managed to survive near starvation, bouts of tuberculosis, heart ailments, the loss of almost everything that matters in a human life: "So much to do today:/ kill memory, kill pain,/ turn heart into a stone,/ and yet prepare to live again." Only in her old age did Akhmatova grow round-cheeked and matronly, a grandmotherly stada baba, surrounded by young men, like Ana1970-01-28Amazon   1970-01-28  0  
DU740.42.F44Feld, StevenSound and Sentiment: Birds, Weeping, Poetics, and Song in Kaluli Expression (Publications of the American Folklore Society New Series)0-8122-1299-1PaperbackNNUniversity of Pennsylvania PressMarch, 199013.5 StarsEntertainment : Music : Musical Genres : Ethnic & International : EthnomusicologyPhiladelphiaN $19.95Language Notes Text: English1970-01-21Amazon306/.0995/3 20 19901970-01-21 Conduct and Communication Series316Kaluli (Papua New Guinea people) -- Social life, and customs, Kaluli (Papua New Guinea people) -- Rites and, ceremonies, Kaluli (Papua New Guinea people) -- Music --, History and criticism, Folk music -- Papua New Guinea -- History and, criticism, Folk son9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
LC197.F44Felman, Jyl LynnNever A Dull Moment: Teaching and the Art of Performance0-415-92659-9Library BindingNNRoutledgeApril 1, 200115.0 StarsNonfiction : Education : College & University : GeneralNew YorkN $96.95From Library Journal Few college professors can match Felman's flair in the classroom. A professor at Brandeis whose books include Cravings: A Sensual Memoir, she teaches such classes as "Blacks and Jews," "Reading and Writing Autobiography," and "Introduction to Women's Studies" but is also a performance artist with her own one-woman show. Felman effectively brings this expertise to her classroom, which is usually filled to capacity. Through her own "performance," she actively engages her students in the learning process and creates an atmosphere in which intimacy between students and a strong teacher-student bond develop. Students leaving a "normal" college class may talk about what was just learned, but according to one student, those leaving Felman's sessions are more apt to talk about how they feel. In this collection of essays, Felman reveals how she helps her students understand the "big picture" and how she teaches them to transform themselves while discarding the distorted views they may have about others. And although she discusses the present state of academia in great detail, she also discusses social structure, covering topics such as feminism, gender and racial biases, and sexual orientation. A good addition to most libraries. Terry Christner, Hutchinson P.L., KS Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-07Amazon378.1/9822 21  1970-01-07  233Feminism and education, Women college teachers8.5 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
HD2132.Z847Ferguson, JamesThe Anti-Politics Machine: "Development," Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho0-8166-2437-2PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressJanuary, 199415.0 StarsBusiness & Investing : EconomicsMinneapolisN $19.95ABOUT THE BOOK Anti-Politics Machine: "Development," Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho2005-10-08Amazon338.1/86885 20 19942005-10-08  320Rural development projects -- Lesotho -- Case, studies, Thaba Tseka Rural Development Program, Lesotho -- Economic conditions -- 1966-, Lesotho -- Politics and government -- 1966-, Bureaucracy -- Lesotho, Decentralization in government -- Lesotho9.0 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
DA16.F47Ferguson, NiallEmpire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power0-465-02329-0PaperbackNNBasic BooksApril 1, 200413.5 StarsHistory : Europe : England : General N $ At its peak in the nineteenth century, the British Empire was the largest empire ever known, governing roughly a quarter of the world's population. In Empire, Niall Ferguson explains how "an archipelago of rainy islands... came to rule the world," and examines the costs and consequences, both good and bad, of British imperialism. Though the book's breadth is impressive, it is not intended to be a comprehensive history of the British Empire; rather, Ferguson seeks to glean lessons from this history for future, or present, empires--namely America. Pointing out that the U.S. is both a product of the British Empire as well as an heir to it, he asks whether America--an "empire in denial"--should "seek to shed or to shoulder the imperial load it has inherited." As he points out in this fascinating book, there is compelling evidence for both. Observing that "the difficulty with the achievements of empire is that they are much more likely to be taken for granted than the sins of empire," Ferguson stresses that the British did do much good for humanity in their quest for domination: promotion of the free movement of goods, capital, and labor and a common rule of law and governance chief among them. "The question is not whether British imperialism was without blemish. It was not. The question is whether there could have been a less bloody path to modernity," he writes. The challenge for the U.S., he argues, is for it to use its undisputed power as a force for positive change in the world and not to fall into some of the same traps as the British before them. Covering a wide range of topics, including the rise of consumerism (initially fueled by a desire for coffee, tea, tobacco, and sugar), the biggest mass migration in history (20 million emigrants between the early 1600s and the 1950s), the impact of missionaries, the triumph of capitalism, the spread of the English language, and globalization, this is a brilliant synthesis of various topics and an extremely entertaining read. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Publishers Weekly Acclaimed British historian Ferguson (The Pity of War) takes the revisionist (or perhaps re-revisionist) position that the British Empire was, on balance, a good thing, that it "impos[ed] free markets, the rule of law... and relatively incorrupt government" on a quarter of the globe. Ferguson's imperial boosterism differs from more critical recent scholarship on the empire, such as Linda Colley's Captives and Simon Schama's A History of Britain: The Fate of Empire. Ferguson's gracefully written narrative traces the history of the empire from its beginnings in the 16th century. As Ferguson tells it, by the 18th century British consumers had developed a strong taste for sugar, tobacco, coffee, tea and other imports. The empire's role was to supply these commodities and to offer cheap land to British settlers. Not until the late 18th century did Britain add a "civilizing mission" to its commercial motives. Liberals in Britain, often fired by religious feelings, abolished the slave trade and then set out to Christianize indigenous peoples. Ferguson gives a wonderful account of the fabled career of missionary and explorer David Livingstone. The author admits that the British sometimes responded to native opposition with brutality and racism. Yet he argues that other empires, especially those of Germany and Japan, were far more brutal (a not entirely satisfying defense). Indeed, Ferguson contends that Britain nobly sacrificed its empire in order to defeat these imperial rivals in WWII. His provocative and elegantly written account will surely trigger debate, if not downright vilification, among history readers and postcolonial scholars. 25 color illus., b&w illus., maps. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2006-01-18Amazon   2006-01-18  351 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
PS3511.E557Ferlinghetti, LawrenceRoutines, Expanded Edition0-8112-1478-8PaperbackNNNew Directions Publishing CorporationApril, 200114.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Drama : General N $10.95Choice Powerful feeling and fecund imagination... Book Description A reissue of Ferlinghetti's very short experimental plays (1965) with three new plays added to the original thirteen. In this collection Ferlinghetti takes a revolutionary look at modern theater and explores the area between old-style drama and spontaneous improvisation by supplying a blueprint for dramatic action-an outline from which director and actors may create and interpret freely. In one called '"Our Little Trip" two men in conservative suits wind themselves in and out of a long bandage while a questioner circles them seeking Meaning. "Servants of the People" puts on political podium hogs in torrents of cliches. "Bearded Lady 'Dies'" features the Second Coming all decked out for newspaper coverage.2005-11-20Amazon   2005-11-20  128 7.9 x 5.4 x 0.2 inches
GN452.5.F48Fernandez, JamesPersuasions and Performances: The Play of Tropes in Culture0-253-20374-0PaperbackNNIndiana University PressDecember, 198614.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalBloomingtonN $32.95ABOUT THE BOOK Persuasions and Performances: The Play of Tropes in Culture ANNOTATION The importance of the figurative imagination in human interaction is the focus of these seminal essays by cultural anthropologist James W. Fernandez.1970-01-14Amazon306 19 19861970-01-14  324Symbolism, Rites and ceremonies, Ethnology -- Philosophy, Ethnology -- Spain, Spain -- Social life and customs9.3 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
GN452.5Fernandez, James W. (Editor)Beyond Metaphor: The Theory of Tropes in Anthropology0-8047-1940-3PaperbackNNStanford University PressJuly, 19911 Literature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralStanford, Calif.N $24.95ABOUT THE BOOK Beyond Metaphor: The Theory of Tropes in Anthropology1969-12-31Amazon306 20 19911969-12-31  298Symbolism, Metaphor -- Cross-cultural studies, Cognition and culture, Ethnology -- Philosophy8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
BL1900.L35 SSFerrini, PaulGreat Way of All Beings1-879159-46-5HardcoverNNHeartways PressDecember, 200014.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Eastern : Taoism N $15.64 2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  0 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
BF51.F426Feuerbauh, LudwigThe Essence of Christianity0-06-130011-XPaperbackNNHarper & RowOctober, 198515.0 StarsReligion & Bibles : Christian LiteratureNew YorkN $1.03ABOUT THE BOOK The Essence of Christianity: Milestones of Thought2005-09-25Amazon   2005-09-25  384 0.9 x 5.4 x 8.0 inches
DK260.F54 1997Figes, OrlandoA People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution0-14-024364-XPaperbackNNPenguin BooksMarch 19983 General : Fiction N   1970-01-14Powells Books   1970-01-14  1024 9.22x6.24x1.71 in. 2.47 lbs.
PB11.C37Figler, HowardThe Mla Guide to the Job Search: A Handbook for Departments and for Phds and Phd Candidates in English and Foreign Languages0-87352-682-1PaperbackNNModern Language Association of AmericaNovember, 199614.5 StarsBusiness & Investing : Careers : GeneralNew YorkN $5.00Card catalog description The MLA Guide to the Job Search features advice on preparing for and conducting an academic job search, from graduate work to the job offer; information on seeking employment in two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and universities; discussion of the nonacademic job market: how it differs from the market in academia and how PhDs can apply their training to it; advice for departments on handling each stage of the hiring process effectively; essays examining the past, present, and future of the academic and professional labor markets; MLA statements on recruitment, hiring, and employment practices; dos and don'ts for interviewers and interviewees; statistics on the employment of PhDs in languages and literatures; and sources of further information.2005-11-20Amazon402/.3 20  2005-11-20  156Philology, Modern -- Vocational guidance, English philology -- Vocational guidance9.1 x 6.0 x 0.3 inches
BL604.M36 F557FINCHER, SUSANNE F.Coloring Mandalas1-57062-583-2Spiral-boundNNShambhalaNovember 14, 200024.5 StarsArts & Photography : Art : General N $12.89About the Author Susanne F. Fincher is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist based in Atlanta, Georgia, who offers personal growth experiences through creative self-expression in workshops and other events. She is the author of Creating Mandalas and Coloring Mandalas.2005-05-03Amazon   2005-05-03  22 9.9 x 10.5 x 0.3 inches
BL604.M36 F556FINCHER, SUSANNE F.Coloring Mandalas 21-59030-086-6Spiral-boundNNShambhalaJune 22, 200425.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Alternative Medicine : Meditation N $11.87From the Inside Flap Coloring the circular designs known as mandalas is a creative activity that brings relaxation, healing, and self-understanding. Susanne Fincher's first such coloring book, Coloring Mandalas, presented designs organized according to a scheme of twelve archetypal stages that represents a cycle of personal growth. This sequel focuses on a single one of these stages, "Crystallization," which is associated with the completion of a cycle of growth. Imagine a fully opened rose in a sunny garden, releasing its fragrance as it gently bobs in a summer breeze. This is the feeling of the stage of Crystallization-a time of reaping rewards and benefits from the work we have performed; of realizing and appreciating our achievements; of resting in the pleasure of having fulfilled a personal creative inspiration. Crystallization is also a time of significant spiritual understanding, when our spiritual nature comes together in harmony with our physical nature. The mandalas in this book aim to: ∑help us understand ourselves and our place in the scheme of things ∑evoke a sense of harmony, order, and fulfillment ∑provide relaxation and a soothing balance for hectic lifestyles ∑uncover meaning in the ongoing stream of human experience ∑bring our spiritual nature in harmony with our physical nature ∑deepen our meditation ∑enable us to experience the spiritual energy that inspired these sacred circles2005-05-03Amazon   2005-05-03  160 10.0 x 10.6 x 0.8 inches
BL604.M36 F56FINCHER, SUSANNE F.Creating Mandalas0-87773-646-4PaperbackNNShambhalaOctober 1, 199114.5 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : General N $13.57 2005-05-03Amazon   2005-05-03  192 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.6 inches
PN81.F56Fish, StanleyIs There a Text in this Class? : The Authority of Interpretive Communities0-674-46726-4PaperbackNNHarvard University PressJune 25, 200515.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : General N $21.50Review These essays demonstrate why Fish has become the center--as both source and focus--of so much intellectual energy in contemporary American critical theory. For brilliance and forcefulness in argumentation and for sheer boldness of mind and spirit, he has no match. Book Description Stanley Fish is one of America's most stimulating literary theorists. In this new book, he undertakes a profound reexamination of some of criticisms most basic assumptions.1969-12-31Amazon   1969-12-31  408 9.0 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
Z305.B33 F57Fitch, Noel RileySylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties0-393-30231-8PaperbackNNW. W. Norton & CompanyMay, 198515.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $ In 1917, Sylvia Beach walked into a Paris bookshop, where she met Adrienne Monnier, the woman who would become her life companion. In 1919, Beach opened her own English-language bookshop and lending library, Shakespeare and Company, which would become the cynosure of an entire literary movement. Literary expatriates were drawn to her shop, and Ernest Hemingway declared of Sylvia, "No one that I ever knew was nicer to me." But her most celebrated literary efforts are those she made on behalf of her literary idol, James Joyce, undertaking the publication of Ulysses. Noel Riley Fitch uses Beach as the focal point for a fascinating portrait of an artistic community filled with anecdote after anecdote. From the intellectual salons at Natalie Barney's residence--of which "William Carlos Williams would recall only the lesbian women dancing together"--to the seemingly constant presence of Ezra Pound, Fitch's account solidifies the importance of the time and place he so vividly re-creates. --Ron Hogan1969-12-31Amazon   1969-12-31  448 8.9 x 5.8 x 1.2 inches
BL41.F58Fitzgerald, TimothyThe Ideology of Religious Studies0-19-516769-4PaperbackNNOxford University PressSeptember 1, 20031 Nonfiction : Social Sciences : Popular Culture N $25.00 2005-04-30Amazon   2005-04-30  296 9.0 x 6.5 x 0.7 inches
DK226.4.F58 1992Fitzpatrick, SheilaThe Cultural Front: Power and Culture in Revolutionary Russia (Studies in Soviet History and Society)0-8014-9516-4PaperbackNNCornell University PressNovember 199214.5 StarsHistory : Europe : GeneralIthaca, N.Y.N $21.95ABOUT THE BOOK Cultural Front: Power and Culture in Revolutionary Russia (Studies in Soviet History and Society Series) FROM THE PUBLISHER In this volume, one of the foremost historians of the Soviet Union chronicles the fierce battle on 'the cultural front' from the October Revolution through the Stalinist 1930s. Sheila Fitzpatrick brings together ten of her essays which illuminate key arenas of this prolonged struggle over cultural values and institutional control.'The Cultural Front' is essential reading for anyone interested in the formative history of the Soviet Union and the dynamic relationship between culture and politics.1970-04-15Amazon947.084 20 19921970-04-15 Studies in Soviet History and Society264Soviet Union -- Intellectual life -- 1917-1970, Soviet Union -- Politics and government --, 1917-1936, Soviet Union -- Politics and government --, 1936-19539.4 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
DK266.R82Fitzpatrick, Sheila (Editor)Russia in the Era of Nep: Explorations in Soviet Society and Culture (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and Eastern European Studies)0-253-20657-XPaperbackNNIndiana University PressSeptember, 199113.5 StarsBusiness & Investing : GeneralBloomingtonN $34.95ABOUT THE BOOK Russia in the Era of Nep: Explorations in Soviet Society and Culture FROM THE CRITICS Booknews Lenin's New Economic Policy--the Perestroika of the 1920s--although a relatively free and open potential alternative to Soviet communism, was also a time of extreme tension, as Russian society and culture were rocked by the forces of resistance and change. These essays look at an economic and cultural policy that was replaced by Stalin and rapid industrialization. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( 20 19911970-01-14 Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and E356Soviet Union -- Politics and government --, 1917-1936, Soviet Union -- Intellectual life -- 1917-1970, Soviet Union -- Economic policy -- 1917-19289.3 x 6.0 x 0.9 inches
BD21Flew, AntonyIntroduction to Western Philosophy: Ideas and Argument from Plato to Popper0-500-27547-5PaperbackNNThames & HudsonJune, 198913.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralNew York, N.Y.N $2.94ABOUT THE BOOK Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ideas and Argument from Plato to Popper FROM THE PUBLISHER This comprehensive introduction to philosophy combines a lively and incisive text with generous quotations from classical philosophers of all periods. The complete text has been thoroughly revised for this edition. Professor Flew stresses the pertinence of philosophy to other interests and disciplines, and also describes various intellectual malpractices against which an introduction to philosophy will serve as an antidote. We begin with Plato's Theory of Forms - the whole history of Western philosophy, as Whitehead said, can be looked upon as a series of extended footnotes to Plato - and end with existentialism, linguistic philosophy and Karl Popper's radical integration of philosophy with the scientific method.1970-01-21Amazon190 20  1970-01-21  511Philosophy -- Introductions1.7 x 6.0 x 9.2 inches
BL1202.F56Flood, Gavin D.An Introduction to Hinduism0-521-43878-0PaperbackNNCambridge University PressJuly 13, 199614.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Hinduism : General N $16.31Review "This new introduction to Hinduism is distinguished by exceptionally useful chapter divisions, good detail combined with ease of reading, and a particular focus on the integrated quality of the evolution of Hindu thought....The book's balance between scholarly detail and clear, readable elucidation of issues is commendable....In all, this is a valuable contribution to the undergraduate classroom. Libraries whose Hinduism holdings include other good introductions should, nonetheless, acquire this one." Choice "Flood's book is a very welcome newcomer, comprehensive, detailed and judicious." Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Theological Studies " one of the best and most informative intiations into Hinduism to date." Journal of Indo-European Studies "An Introduction to Hinduism is a highly readable and authoritative conspectus on this great religion....An Introduction to Hinduism will surely find a much wider audience, for scholars of comparative religion, Indologists, and non-specialists in their distinctive ways will certainly find this handsome book well worth reading." David Hicks, Asian Thought and Society Book Description This book provides a much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India. Dr. Flood traces the development of Hindu traditions from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world. Hinduism as both a global religion and a form of nationalism are discussed. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, which have been so influential; to Hindu ritual, more fundamental than belief or doctrine; and to Dravidian influences. It introduces some debates within contemporary scholarship.2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  359 8.5 x 6.5 x 0.9 inches
PS3606.O38 E97Foer, Jonathan SafranExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel0-618-71165-1PaperbackNNMariner BooksApril 4, 200614.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : Literary N $10.74From Publishers Weekly In this excellent recording of Foer's second novel, Woodman artfully captures the voice of nine-year-old Oskar Schell, the precocious amateur physicist who is trying to uncover clues about his father's death on September 11. Oskar--a self-proclaimed pacifist, tambourine player and Steven Hawking fanatic--is the perfect blend of smart-aleck maturity and youthful innocence. Articulating the large words slowly and carefully with only a hint of childishness, Woodman endearingly conveys the voice of a young child who is trying desperately to sound like an adult. The parallel story lines, beautifully narrated by Ferrone and Caruso, add variety to the imaginative and captivating plot, but they do not translate quite as seamlessly into audio format. Ferrone's wistful growl is perfect for the voice of a man who can no longer speak, but since the listener actually gets to hear the words that the character can only convey by writing on a notepad, his frustrating silence is not as profound. Caruso's brilliant performance as an adoring grandmother is also noteworthy, but the meandering stream-of-consciousness style of her and Ferrone's sections are sometimes hard to follow on audio. Although it is Oskar's poignant, laugh-out-loud narration that make this audio production indispensable. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From School Library Journal Adult/High School-Oskar Schell is not your average nine-year-old. A budding inventor, he spends his time imagining wonderful creations. He also collects random photographs for his scrapbook and sends letters to scientists. When his father dies in the World Trade Center collapse, Oskar shifts his boundless energy to a quest for answers. He finds a key hidden in his father's things that doesn't fit any lock in their New York City apartment; its container is labeled "Black." Using flawless kid logic, Oskar sets out to speak to everyone in New York City with the last name of Black. A retired journalist who keeps a card catalog with entries for everyone he's ever met is just one of the colorful characters the boy meets. As in Everything Is Illuminated (Houghton, 2002), Foer takes a dark subject and works in offbeat humor with puns and wordplay. But Extremely Loud pushes further with the inclusion of photographs, illustrations, and mild experiments in typography reminiscent of Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions (Dell, 1973). The humor works as a deceptive, glitzy cover for a fairly serious tale about loss and recovery. For balance, Foer includes the subplot of Oskar's grandfather, who survived the World War II bombing of Dresden. Although this story is not quite as evocative as Oskar's, it does carry forward and connect firmly to the rest of the novel. The two stories finally intersect in a powerful conclusion that will make even the most jaded hearts fall.-Matthew L. Moffett, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-04-16Amazon  20061970-04-16  368 8.2 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
PG3337.L4Foote, PaulA Hero of Our Time (Penguin Classics)0-14-044795-4PaperbackNNPenguin BooksOctober 20013 Russia : Translations into english N  Publisher Comments: The first example of the psychological novel in Russia, A Hero of Our Time influenced Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov, and other great nineteenth-century masters that followed. Its hero, Pechorin, is Byronic in his wasted gifts, his cynicism, and his desire for any kind of action - good or ill - that will stave off boredom. Outraging many critics when it was first published in 1840, A Hero of Our Time follows Pechorin as he embarks on an exciting adventure involving brigands, smugglers, soldiers, rivals, and lovers. This edition includes a new introduction, chronology, suggestions for further reading, maps, and full explanatory notes. Synopsis: Pechorin is certainly a dangerous man - Byronic in his wasted gifts, his cynicism, his predatory and flamboyant energy for any kind of action that will stave off boredom. In five linked episodes, Mikhail Lermontov builds up the portrait of a man caught in and expressing the sickness of his times.1970-01-14Powells Books   1970-01-14  208 7.76x5.12x.51 in. .36 lbs.
PS3556.O68 B58Forche, CarolynBlue Hour : Poems0-06-009913-5PaperbackNNHarper PerennialMarch, 200414.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : General N $10.36From Publishers Weekly In addition to winning acclaim for her 1994 collection The Angel of History, Forch« has been active as an anthologist (Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness) and translator of Georg Trakl, Claribel Alegria and, most recently, Mahmoud Darwish (Unfortunately, It Was Paradise), among others. The title of this fourth collection, her first since Angel, translates the French phrase for pre-dawn light into a state of mind that turns everything into a hypnopompic dream or bardic state. Forch«'s speaker's memories (of childhood, of nursing her son in Paris) are intermingled with ethereal images of 20th century horror, and dosed with a mysticism derived from Heidegger and Buber. This puts her squarely in the territory of visionary abstraction Michael Palmer and Jorie Graham have been mining; like them, Forch« is willing to let the contradictions of this technique speak for themselves. "In the Exclusion Zones," for example, is lovely and mysterious in its brevity, but is revealed in the endnotes to refer to the contaminated earth around Chernobyl. The book's tour de force, "On Earth," orders arrhythmic fragments alphabetically over 47 pages in the manner of "gnostic abecedarians," and foregrounds its lyric complications more concretely: "more ominous than any oblivion/ mortar smoke mistaken for an orchard of flowering pears." The poems' success ultimately rests in the reader's tolerance for gestures aimed at sensuality and sensibility in the face of atrocity, though the 10 or so shorter poems that precede "On Earth" are more modest in their ambitions, arousing and sating the longing for beauty with fewer attendant complications. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Booklist In her fourth collection, renowned poet Forche, a writer exquisitely attuned to the tenderness and awe, violence and grief inherent in human life, summons up a transitional realm of being, the blue hour between night and day, dream and consciousness, nothingness and being-- "between the no-longer and the still-to-come." This mysterious and precious mode of "pure hovering" is associated with many spiritual traditions, and Forche's images are, accordingly, rarefied and haunting. This austerely beautiful gathering of elegiac meditations calls up ghostly memories both personal and universal as the poet mourns the terrible death of her grandmother, gives thanks for the blessing of her son's birth, and alludes with few words and deep feelings to the anguish of war and exile. Over and over, like a skater etching lines in ice, Forche's pared-down, structurally demanding poems--the longest and most riveting, "On Earth," takes the form of a gnostic abecedarian hymn--trace the passage from life to death, then from the void back to life again, intoning "song of abundance, psalms of grief" and marveling at the "fire of human becoming." Donna Seaman Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-11-20Amazon   2005-11-20 Harper Perennial Series96 9.3 x 6.1 x 0.3 inches
PS3556.068 A83Forche, CarolynThe Angel of History0-06-017078-6HardcoverNNHarpercollinsMarch, 199414.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : GeneralNew YorkN $0.59From Publishers Weekly Though Forche's ( The Country Between Us ) previous books have been groundbreaking works of political and moral depth, this new volume may be the most remarkable. Ambitious and authentic, The Angel of History is an overarching book-length poem, composed in numbered sections, that invokes the horror of contemporary times in a mode reminiscent of Eliot's "The Waste Land." Much as Eliot's poem refracted WW I, the vacuity of culture and the fragmentation of modern life, Forche considers the Holocaust, Hiroshima and genocide in Latin America--the dismal past that predicates the chaotic present. Her vehicle is the Angel of History, who confronts human cruelty and misery but can do no more than record them, as explained by Walter Benjamin in an epigraph: "The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But . . . the storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward." Though the poetry is powerful, it is not always easily understandable; one must follow the Angel through serpentine lines, a disjointed and oblique nightmare whispered by an indeterminate narrator, and a splintered pastiche that borrows apocalyptic phrases from Elie Wiesel, Kafka, Canetti, Trakl, Char and Valery. But the journey ventured is well worth the occasional wrong turn: Forche has not only created poetry of consummate beauty, but has borne witness to the wounds of our collective history, fulfilling the conviction that "surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end." Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. Liz Rosenberg, Boston Globe "A dark, richly textured, complicated work...[The Angel of History] is that great rarity, an altogether new thing."--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-07Amazon811/.54 20 19941970-01-07  84 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
PN6101.A32Forche, Carolyn (Editor)Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness0-393-30976-2PaperbackNNW. W. Norton & CompanyMarch, 199314.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : AnthologiesNew YorkN $17.61From Publishers Weekly This large volume assembles the work of nearly 150 poets, all marked in some direct way by the century's wars or devastations. Many of the poets did not survive these conflicts--some painfully perfect works by the Hungarian Miklos Radnoti were exhumed with his body from a mass grave in 1946--and others survived only to commit suicide later on. As an anthologist, poet Forche ( The Country Between Us ) vows to present a "poetic memorial to those who suffered and resisted through poetry itself," rather than to propose a "canon" of their works, but her book honors both intentions. Apart from the voices' high moral ground, the common preference for laconic understatement is notable; objectified horrors seem to expunge any bent toward self-pity or sententiousness. Forche's attempt to avoid a Eurocentric collection is limited by what is available in a "quality translation"; only two Asian poets (both Chinese) are featured, and among the several African poets included here, all but one (Afrikaans poet Breyten Breytenbach) write in English. She generally chooses recent and fresh-sounding translations (John Felstiner's rendering of Paul Celan's "Death Fugue," for example, is boldly effective). Poets are grouped in association with their respective historical focal points--e.g., the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, and 13 others. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1969-12-31Amazon808.81/9358 20 19931969-12-31  812Poetry, Modern -- 20th century -- Translations, into English, Political atrocities -- Poetry, Military history, Modern -- 20th century --, Poetry9.0 x 5.6 x 1.4 inches
BR53Forell, George W.Christian Social Teachings0-8066-1126-XPaperbackNNAugsburg Fortress PublishersJune, 197114.0 Stars  N $0.29ABOUT THE BOOK Christian Social Teachings1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  0  
LB231.72.F67Formo, Dawn M.Job Search in Academe: Strategic Rhetorics for Faculty Job Candidates (Stylus)1-57922-011-8PaperbackNNStylus PublishingDecember 1, 199813.0 StarsBusiness & Investing : Careers : Job Hunting : GeneralSterling, Va.N $18.95Ross Winterowd "With a great deal of wit, with a whole lot of common sense, and with a sound grasp of the rhetoric of identification, Dawn Formo and Cheryl Reed have produced a 'handbook' which will be invaluable to job seekers." Review " This extremely savvy guide to the academic job search and application, interviewing, and negotiation process really works ( it just helped my son land a tenure-track position in a major university)" -- Planning/Communications1970-01-21Amazon650.14/024372 21 19991970-01-21  160College teachers -- Employment -- United States, Universities and colleges -- Faculty --, Employment -- United States, Job hunting -- United States, Employment interviewing -- United States9.0 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
BR746.R57Forster, RobertRitual, Religion, and the Sacred (Selections from the Annales Economies, Sociťtťs, Civilisations. vol. 7)0-8018-2778-7PaperbackNNThe Johns Hopkins University PressJune 1, 19821 History : Europe : GeneralBaltimoreN $3.35Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-07Amazon209/.4 19 19821970-01-07 Selections from the Annales, Economics,256Christianity -- Europe, Europe -- Religion, Rites and ceremonies -- Europe, Europe -- Social life and customs24 cm.
AZ101.F6813Foucault, MichelArcheology of Knowledge0-394-71106-8PaperbackNNPantheonSeptember 12, 198214.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $6.95Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  256  
HV8666.F6813Foucault, MichelDISCIPLINE AND PUNISH0-394-72767-3PaperbackNNVintageJanuary 12, 197914.0 StarsNonfiction : Crime & Criminals : PenologyNew YorkN $1.50Book Description In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-10-08Amazon365 19772005-10-08  333Prisons, Prison discipline, Punishment0.8 x 5.2 x 8.0 inches
RC454.4 .D74Foucault, MichelDream & Existence0-914857-03-7PaperbackNNHumanities Press Intl IncDecember, 19862 Health, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : General N $30.00ABOUT THE BOOK Dream and Existence FROM THE CRITICS Booknews Swiss psychiatrist Binswanger's 1930 essay "Dream and Existence" is paired with Foucault's first published work, "Dream, Imagination, and Existence" (1954), a lengthy introduction to Binswanger's pioneering essay in existential psychiatry. Originally published in Review of Existential Psychology & Psychiatry, v.XIX, no.1, 1985. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (   2005-10-15 Studies in Existential Psychology and PS112  
HQ12.F6813Foucault, MichelHISTORY OF SEXUALITY VOL 10-394-74026-2PaperbackNNVintageJanuary 12, 198023.5 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : Sexuality : Human N $8.94Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  1 0.2 x 5.9 x 8.3 inches
RC438.F613Foucault, MichelMADNESS & CIVILIZATION0-394-71914-XPaperbackNNVintageApril 12, 197314.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : Mental IllnessNew YorkN $0.80The Nation "Superb scholarship rendered with artistry"--This text refers to the Paperback edition. Book Description Perhaps the French philosopher's masterpiece, which is concerned with an extraordinary question: What does it mean to be mad?--This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-10-15Amazon157/.2/09033 19652005-10-15  299Mental illness, Mental illness -- History1.9 x 7.8 x 9.3 inches
HM29.F59Foucault, MichelPower/Knowledge : Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-19770-394-73954-XPaperbackNNPantheonNovember 12, 198014.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralNew YorkN $11.20Book Description Michel Foucault has become famous for a series of books that have permanently altered our understanding of many institutions of Western society. He analyzed mental institutions in the remarkable Madness and Civilization; hospitals in The Birth of the Clinic; prisons in Discipline and Punish; and schools and families in The History of Sexuality. But the general reader as well as the specialist is apt to miss the consistent purposes that lay behind these difficult individual studies, thus losing sight of the broad social vision and political aims that unified them. Now, in this superb set of essays and interviews, Foucault has provided a much-needed guide to Foucault. These pieces, ranging over the entire spectrum of his concerns, enabled Foucault, in his most intimate and accessible voice, to interpret the conclusions of his research in each area and to demonstrate the contribution of each to the magnificent -- and terrifying -- portrait of society that he was patiently compiling. For, as Foucault shows, what he was always describing was the nature of power in society; not the conventional treatment of power that concentrates on powerful individuals and repressive institutions, but the much more pervasive and insidious mechanisms by which power "reaches into the very grain of individuals, touches their bodies and inserts itself into their actions and attitudes, their discourses, learning processes and everyday lives" Foucault's investigations of prisons, schools, barracks, hospitals, factories, cities, lodgings, families, and other organized forms of social life are each a segment of one of the most astonishing intellectual enterprises of all time -- and, as this book proves, one which possesses profound implications for understanding the social control of our bodies and our minds. Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-08Amazon303.3/3 19 19802005-10-08  288Power (Social sciences)8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
BL65.C8F69Foucault, MichelReligion and Culture0-415-92362-XPaperbackNNRoutledgeJune 1, 199923.0 StarsGay & Lesbian : Nonfiction : General N $20.00Book Description Postmodern theorist Michel Foucault is best known for his work on "power/ knowledge", and on the regulation of sexuality in modern society. Yet throughout his life, Foucault was continually concerned with Christianity, other spiritual movements and religious traditions, and the death of God, and these themes and materials scattered are throughout his many writings. Religion and Culture collects for the first time this important thinker's work on religion, religious experience, and society. Here are classic essays such as The Battle for Chastity, alongside those that have been less widely read in English or in French. Selections are arranged in three groupings: Madness, Religion and the Avant-Garde; Religions, Politics and the East; and Christianity, Sexuality and the Self: Fragments of an Unpublished Volume. Ranging from Foucault's earliest studies of madness to Confessions of the Flesh, the unpublished fourth volume of his History of Sexuality, his final thoughts on early Christianity, Religion and Culture makes Foucault's work an indispensable part of contemporary religious thought, while also making an important link between religious studies and cultural studies.2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  217 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
R133.F6913Foucault, MichelTHE BIRTH OF THE CLINIC0-394-71097-5PaperbackNNVintageDecember 12, 197414.0 StarsMedicine : Administration & Policy : Health Care DeliveryNew YorkN $2.75Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)2005-10-15Amazon362.1/1 19732005-10-15  215Medicine -- History, Medicine -- Philosophy0.7 x 4.4 x 7.3 inches
HQ12.F6813Foucault, MichelThe History of Sexuality : The Care of the Self (Vintage)0-394-74155-2PaperbackNNVintageNovember 28, 198815.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : General N $10.50Review "The Care of the Self shares with the writings on which it draws the characteristic of being carefully constructed, exquisitely reasoned and internally cogent." -- The New York Times Book Review "Foucault is a thinker from whose writing one can infer lessons for our modern lives and dilemmas."-- Boston Globe Review "The Care of the Self shares with the writings on which it draws the characteristic of being carefully constructed, exquisitely reasoned and internally cogent." -- The New York Times Book Review "Foucault is a thinker from whose writing one can infer lessons for our modern lives and dilemmas."-- Boston Globe2005-10-08Amazon  19862005-10-08 Care of the Self Series288 8.0 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
AZ101.F6913Foucault, MichelThe Order of Things0-394-71935-2PaperbackNNVintageAugust 12, 197314.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : General N $0.81Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  0  
ND673.M3 F6813Foucault, MichelThis Is Not a Pipe0-520-04916-0PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressNovember, 198314.5 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Art History : General N $10.70Language Notes Text: English, French (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-15Amazon  19842005-10-15 Quantum Books Series112 8.0 x 5.0 x 0.3 inches
HQ12.F6813Foucault, MichelUSE OF PLEASURE-V20-394-72952-8PaperbackNNVintageOctober 12, 198613.5 StarsFamily N $3.79From Library Journal Shortly before his sudden death in 1984, Foucault completed the ambitious four-volume study which traces the genesis of the modern ``desiring subject.'' Its second volume focuses on the ``experience of sexuality'' found in the writings of Greek philosophers and physicians of the fourth century B.C. Foucault argues that this experience differs radically from ours: the classical concern with sexuality must be understood as a particular instance of a more general concern with attaining that self-mastery which was the mark of the free man and the central concern of Greek ethics. As in his earlier writings, Foucault challenges conventional assumptions and forces us to think about fundamental questions in new ways. An important and surprisingly readable work by a major contemporary thinker, this deserves a wide audience. James Schmidt, University Professors Program, Boston Univ. Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  1  
BX2350.2Fox, MatthewOriginal Blessing0-939680-07-6PaperbackNNBear & CoDecember, 198314.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Authors, A-Z : ( F ) : Fox, MatthewSanta Fe, N.M.N $0.01From AudioFile Michael Toms presents a swift and unadorned reading of Matthew Fox's consciousness-changing text. The treatise traces the effect of the advancement of Fall/Redemption theology and the denial of Creation-centered theology on contemporary society. Fox was defrocked by the Roman Catholic Church for the ideologies he supports in this text. Toms, the writer, editor and broadcast producer of public radio's New Age "Dimensions," is at home with the subject. His sincere rendering of the text creates an appropriate earnestness as background. A contemporary interview with Matthew Fox conducted by Toms rewards the listener at the end. C.F.G. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition. Book Description Here is a reissue of the critically acclaimed bestseller, named one of the "20 books that changed the world" in New Age Journal's Annual Source Book for 1995. Maverick theologian Matthew Fox provides a daring view of historical Christianity and a theologically sound basis for personal discovery of spiritual liberation. In this revolutionary work, Fox shows how Christianity once celebrated beauty, compassion, justice, and provided a path of positive knowledge and ecstatic connection with all creation. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.1969-12-31Amazon248.4/82 19 19831969-12-31  348Spiritual life -- Catholic Church1.0 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
BF531.T583S40Frank, Adam (Editor)Shame and Its Sisters: A Silvan Tomkins Reader0-8223-1694-3PaperbackNNDuke University PressNovember 1, 199515.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Mental Health : EmotionsDurhamN $22.95ABOUT THE BOOK Shame and Its Sisters: A Silvan Tomkins Reader2006-01-17Amazon152.4 20 19952006-01-17  280Tomkins, Silvan S, Affect, imagery, consciousness, Affect (Psychology), Shame, Tomkins, Silvan S9.1 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
PG3012.F7 1990Frank, JosephThrough the Russian Prism0-691-01456-6PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressDecember 1, 198914.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Essays : GeneralPrinceton, N.J.N $26.95Book Description Joseph Frank's continuing biography of Dostoevsky is by now recognized as one of the major achievements of this century in this form, and perhaps the best work on the author in any language. During the course of this long-range effort, Frank has also produced articles, introductions, and occasional pieces that arise from his acute awareness of how Western ideas are changed, transformed, and given new meanings and implications when they are reflected through the Russian prism. It is this interaction between Russia and the West that has fascinated Frank for many years and that provides the focus for these essays. Assembled here are twenty contributions dealing with the culture that generated the great novels of Dostoevsky and the criticism of the Russian formalists of the early twentieth century, whose perceptions still shape our views of Russian and much of world literature. Included are evaluations of books by Jakobson and Bakhtin, as well as of books about the development of Russian formalist criticism and thought. At the center are pieces on Dostoevsky and his milieu, as well as on his influence on world literature. Among them are Frank's New Criterion piece on Ralph Ellison's debt to Dostoevsky and a critical examination of the world-famous article by Freud on the Russian master. Gathered together, these essays reveal one of the powerful critical intelligences of our time, considering issues that arise from his study of Dostoevsky but which extend well beyond the time and place of that novelist alone.1970-04-15Amazon891.709 20 19901970-04-15  251Russian literature -- 19th century -- History and, criticism, Russian literature -- 20th century -- History and, criticism, Soviet Union -- Intellectual life -- 1801-1917, Soviet Union -- Intellectual life9.2 x 6.2 x 0.6 inches
BL21.R33 2002Frankenberry, Nancy K. (Editor)Radical Interpretation in Religion0-521-01705-XPaperbackNNCambridge University PressSeptember 19, 20021 Religion & Spirituality : Christianity : Theology : Philosophy N $26.99Review "Scholars of religion will, no doubt, be interested in these new theoretical adventures..." Religious Studies Review Book Description Ten writers present radical interpretations of religious belief in the styles of Donald Davidson, Robert Brandom, Richard Rorty, and William James that explore cultural anthropology and cognitive science. They include critical appraisals of the history of religions as influenced by the Romantic movement and different interpretations from Durkheim to Lťvi Strauss.2005-04-25Amazon   2005-04-25  248 9.6 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
BL310.F7Frazer, James G.Golden Bough : The Roots of Religion and Folklore0-517-33633-2HardcoverNNGramercySeptember 4, 199314.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : SociologyNew YorkN $ Before Joseph Campbell became the world's most famous practitioner of comparative mythology, there was Sir James George Frazer. The Golden Bough was originally published in two volumes in 1890, but Frazer became so enamored of his topic that over the next few decades he expanded the work sixfold, then in 1922 cut it all down to a single thick edition suitable for mass distribution. The thesis on the origins of magic and religion that it elaborates "will be long and laborious," Frazer warns readers, "but may possess something of the charm of a voyage of discovery, in which we shall visit many strange lands, with strange foreign peoples, and still stranger customs." Chief among those customs--at least as the book is remembered in the popular imagination--is the sacrificial killing of god-kings to ensure bountiful harvests, which Frazer traces through several cultures, including in his elaborations the myths of Adonis, Osiris, and Balder. While highly influential in its day, The Golden Bough has come under harsh critical scrutiny in subsequent decades, with many of its descriptions of regional folklore and legends deemed less than reliable. Furthermore, much of its tone is rooted in a philosophy of social Darwinism--sheer cultural imperialism, really--that finds its most explicit form in Frazer's rhetorical question: "If in the most backward state of human society now known to us we find magic thus conspicuously present and religion conspicuously absent, may we not reasonably conjecture that the civilised races of the world have also at some period of their history passed through a similar intellectual phase?" (The truly civilized races, he goes on to say later, though not particularly loudly, are the ones whose minds evolve beyond religious belief to embrace the rational structures of scientific thought.) Frazer was much too genteel to state plainly that "primitive" races believe in magic because they are too stupid and backwards to know any better; instead he remarks that "a savage hardly conceives the distinction commonly drawn by more advanced peoples between the natural and the supernatural." And he certainly was not about to make explicit the logical extension of his theories--"that Christian legend, dogma, and ritual" (to quote Robert Graves's summation of Frazer in The White Goddess) "are the refinement of a great body of primitive and barbarous beliefs." Whatever modern readers have come to think of the book, however, its historical significance and the eloquence with which Frazer attempts to develop what one might call a unifying theory of anthropology cannot be denied. --Ron Hogan --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Review Nature One of the greatest books.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-10-08Amazon291 19 19812005-10-08  407Mythology, Religion, Magic, Superstition2.0 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
BS2350.F74 1993Freeman, MariaPursuing the Higher Criticism: New Testament Scholarship and Library Collections at the University of Chicago0-943056-20-9PaperbackNNUniversity of Chicago LibraryJuly, 199315.0 StarsHistory : Americas : United States : State & Local : IllinoisChicago, Ill.N $10.00ABOUT THE BOOK Pursuing the Higher Criticism: New Testament Scholarship and Library Collections at the University of Chicago1970-01-21Amazon225/.07/077311 20  1970-01-21  1Bible. N.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc, Illinois -- Chicago -- Exhibitions, Bible. N.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc, History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions, Bible. N.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc, History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions,26 cm.
LB880.F73 P4313Freire, PauloPedagogy of the Oppressed0-8264-1276-9PaperbackNNContinuum International Publishing GroupSeptember 1, 200014.0 StarsNonfiction : Education : Education Theory : Aims & ObjectivesNew YorkN $15.95Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: Portugese2006-01-22Amazon370.11/5 21 19932006-01-22  183Freire, Paulo, 1921-, Education -- Philosophy, Popular education -- Philosophy, Critical pedagogy9.0 x 6.0 x 0.6 inches
BF173.F682 1961Freud, SigmundCivilization and Its Discontents0-393-09623-8PaperbackNNNorton, W. W. & Company, Inc.May 19762 History : Civilization N N/AABOUT THE BOOK Civilization and Its Discontents FROM THE PUBLISHER "Civilization and Its Discontents may be Sigmund Freud's best-known work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. In this seminal volume of twentieth-century thought, Freud elucidates the contest between aggression, indeed the death drive, and its adversary, eros. He speaks to issues of human creativity and fulfillment, the place of beauty in culture, and the effects of repression." Louis Menand reflects on the importance of this work in intellectual thought and why it has become such a landmark book in the history of ideas. SYNOPSIS A previous edition of this book is cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed.. Editor Louis Menand (English and American literature, Harvard U.) says that this classic, like many others, no longer has any credibility as an account of reality, but has so widely influenced people that thinking about reality without taking it into account is now impossible. Ungehagen in der Kultur was published in 1930, nine years before Freud died, and reflects the shift late in his career from problems of the individual to problems of culture. Annotation ģ2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR FROM THE CRITICS Library Journal Norton is releasing this hardcover to celebrate the title's 75th anniversary. This edition includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner Louis Menand. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.1970-01-14Barnes & Noble  19611970-01-14  1  
BS580.M6 F7FREUD, SIGMUNDMoses and Monotheism0-394-70014-7PaperbackNNVintageJanuary 12, 195524.5 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : General N $ "To deny a people the man whom it praises as the greatest of its sons is not a deed to be undertaken lightheartedly--especially by one belonging to that people," writes Sigmund Freud, as he prepares to pull the carpet out from under The Great Lawgiver in Moses and Monotheism. In this, his last book, Freud argues that Moses was an Egyptian nobleman and that the Jewish religion was in fact an Egyptian import to Palestine. Freud also writes that Moses was murdered in the wilderness, in a reenactment of the primal crime against the father. Lingering guilt for this crime, Freud says, is the reason Christians understand Jesus' death as sacrificial. "The 'redeemer' could be none other than the one chief culprit, the leader of the brother-band who had overpowered the father." Hence the basic difference between Judaism and Christianity: "Judaism had been a religion of the father, Christianity became a religion of the son." Freud's arguments are extremely imaginative, and his distinction between reality and fantasy, as always, is very loose. If only as a study of wrong-headedness, however, it's fascinating reading for those who want to explore the psychological impulses governing the historical relationship between Christians and Jews. --Michael Joseph Gross Book Description Freud's speculations on various aspects of religion where he explains various characteristics of the Jews in their relations with the Christians.2005-05-02Amazon   2005-05-02  192 7.3 x 4.3 x 0.5 inches
BF173.F6255Freud, SigmundThe Freud Reader0-393-31403-0PaperbackNNW. W. Norton & CompanySeptember, 199514.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : General N $14.93From Library Journal Author of numerous books on Freud, including a highly regarded biography ( Freud, LJ 7/88), Gay offers the general reader a comprehensive survey of Freud's psychoanalytical, political, and philosophical writings. Preceded by a meaty introduction that emphasizes Freud's commitment to science and reason, this single-volume work includes some 50 of Freud's texts, organized chronologically with headnotes. The selections range from case studies and theoretical discussions about dreams, anxiety, and anal eroticism to essays on lay analysis and religion as humankind's obsessional neurosis. Read sequentially, they allow readers to trace Freud's conceptual shift from a topographic theory of the mind to his structural theory of drives. A scholarly work for students and those wanting more than a cursory look. - Janice Arenofsky, formerly with Arizona State Lib., Phoenix Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-04Amazon  19892005-10-04  832 8.3 x 5.1 x 1.4 inches
B3313.G42 E55Friedrich NietzscheThe Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner  NN  1   N   2006-01-18       0  
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BF1999.F755Frost, GavinTantric Yoga: The Royal Path to Raising Kundalini Power0-87728-692-2PaperbackNNWeiser BooksNovember 1, 198912.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Exercise & Fitness : YogaYork Beach, Me.N $12.89ABOUT THE BOOK Tantric Yoga: The Royal Path to Raising Kundalini Power FROM THE PUBLISHER Advanced text discusses the inherent quadrality of the Gods and Goddesses, and how creation systems work. Through a series of meditations and visualizations, the authors show how knudalini energy can be safely activated and cycled, bringing you through a psychic loop that empowers you to discover new knowledge, and bring it back into consciousness with you.2006-01-18Amazon291.4/4 21  2006-01-18  306Tantrism -- Miscellanea, Yoga -- Miscellanea, Chakras -- Miscellanea, KuÚnÚdalinĮi -- Miscellanea8.2 x 5.4 x 1.0 inches
BL1150.F85Fuller, C. J.The Camphor Flame0-691-02084-1PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressApril 15, 199215.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Hinduism : General N $5.79Book Description Popular Hinduism is shaped, above all, by worship of a multitude of powerful divine beings--a superabundance indicated by the proverbial total of 330 million gods and goddesses. The fluid relationship between these beings and humans is a central theme of this rich and accessible study of popular Hinduism in the context of the society of contemporary India. Lucidly organized and skillfully written, The Camphor Flame brings clarity to an immensely complicated subject. C. J. Fuller combines ethnographic case studies with comparative anthropological analysis, and draws on textual and historical scholarship as well. The book begins with an analysis of namaskara--the graceful gesture with which Hindus greet and show respect to gods and goddesses and to social superiors in the human world. Hierarchy is at the heart of Hinduism and Indian society, and Fuller examines the many contexts in which unequal relationships between deities and people, and among people themselves, are expressed--or denied--in popular religion. Throughout he proposes new ways of looking at many aspects of popular Hinduism and society in India, such as the relationship between worship and sacrifice, the importance of kingship even at the local level, the place of devotionalism in popular religion, the ritual power of goddesses and women, the connection between alternative explanations of misfortune, and the common basis of rituals that range from the most complicated to the simple showing of a single camphor flame to a god or goddess.1970-01-03Amazon   1970-01-03  328  
BL65.D7Furst, Peter T.Flesh of the gods; the ritual use of hallucinogens. Edited by Peter T. Furst  NNPraeger Publishers19721 Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experienceNew YorkN  Bibliography: p. 279-294.1970-01-14Library of Congress [1]200/.19  1970-01-14  304Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience, Indians -- Rites and ceremonies25 cm.
BP60 .I79 1981Gabriel, TheodoreIslam In The Contemporary World8125908765HardcoverNNDistributors, U.B.S. Publishers' DistributorsApril 5, 200014.0 Stars  N $78.53Book Description This book tries to depict how Islam tries to cope with the forces of a post-modern world.2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  250  
BD241.G313Gadamer, Hans-GeorgTruth and Method0-8264-0585-1PaperbackNNContinuum International Publishing GroupJanuary, 198914.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Aesthetics N $7.98Language Notes Text: English, German (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07 Crossroad Paperback Series594 9.0 x 6.0 x 1.5 inches
PS3557.A355 L47Gaines, Ernest J.A Lesson Before Dying : A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)0-375-70270-9PaperbackNNVintageSeptember, 199714.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : Contemporary N $ Oprah Book Club∆ Selection, September 1997: In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man is about to go to the electric chair for murder. A white shopkeeper had died during a robbery gone bad; though the young man on trial had not been armed and had not pulled the trigger, in that time and place, there could be no doubt of the verdict or the penalty. "I was not there, yet I was there. No, I did not go to the trial, I did not hear the verdict, because I knew all the time what it would be..." So begins Grant Wiggins, the narrator of Ernest J. Gaines's powerful exploration of race, injustice, and resistance, A Lesson Before Dying. If young Jefferson, the accused, is confined by the law to an iron-barred cell, Grant Wiggins is no less a prisoner of social convention. University educated, Grant has returned to the tiny plantation town of his youth, where the only job available to him is teaching in the small plantation church school. More than 75 years after the close of the Civil War, antebellum attitudes still prevail: African Americans go to the kitchen door when visiting whites and the two races are rigidly separated by custom and by law. Grant, trapped in a career he doesn't enjoy, eaten up by resentment at his station in life, and angered by the injustice he sees all around him, dreams of taking his girlfriend Vivian and leaving Louisiana forever. But when Jefferson is convicted and sentenced to die, his grandmother, Miss Emma, begs Grant for one last favor: to teach her grandson to die like a man. As Grant struggles to impart a sense of pride to Jefferson before he must face his death, he learns an important lesson as well: heroism is not always expressed through action--sometimes the simple act of resisting the inevitable is enough. Populated by strong, unforgettable characters, Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying offers a lesson for a lifetime. From Publishers Weekly Gaines's first novel in a decade may be his crowning achievement. In this restrained but eloquent narrative, the author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman again addresses some of the major issues of race and identity in our time. The story of two African American men struggling to attain manhood in a prejudiced society, the tale is set in Bayonne, La. (the fictional community Gaines has used previously) in the late 1940s. It concerns Jefferson, a mentally slow, barely literate young man, who, though an innocent bystander to a shootout between a white store owner and two black robbers, is convicted of murder, and the sophisticated, educated man who comes to his aid. When Jefferson's own attorney claims that executing him would be tantamount to killing a hog, his incensed godmother, Miss Emma, turns to teacher Grant Wiggins, pleading with him to gain access to the jailed youth and help him to face his death by electrocution with dignity. As complex a character as Faulkner's Quentin Compson, Grant feels mingled love, loyalty and hatred for the poor plantation community where he was born and raised. He longs to leave the South and is reluctant to assume the level of leadership and involvement that helping Jefferson would require. Eventually, however, the two men, vastly different in potential yet equally degraded by racism, achieve a relationship that transforms them both. Suspense rises as it becomes clear that the integrity of the entire local black community depends on Jefferson's courage. Though the conclusion is inevitable, Gaines invests the story with emotional power and universal resonance. BOMC and QPB alternates. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-21Amazon  19941970-01-21 Vintage Contemporaries Series272 8.0 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
DS481.G3A348 198GandhiGandhi Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth0-486-24593-4PaperbackNNDover PublicationsJune 19833 Gandhi, mahatma, 1869-1948 : India N   1970-01-14Powells Books   1970-01-14  480 8.43x5.40x.96 in. 1.13 lbs.
DS485.K27 G37Ganguly, SumitThe Crisis in Kashmir : Portents of War, Hopes of Peace (Woodrow Wilson Center Press)0-521-59066-3HardcoverNNCambridge University PressMarch 28, 199714.5 StarsHistory : Asia : India[Washington, D.C.]N $60.00Review 'Scholarly discourse on Kashmir is mostly confined to two broad schools of thought: one favours the Indian-held Muslim majority province's goal of secession from India, while the other confronts the issue of secessionism and its legality, with the aim, very often, of providing support for the purpose of keeping Kashmir in the Indian federation. Sumit Ganguly's Crisis in Kashmir is a welcome departure from the dual approach to the problem. ... The core of the book is a balanced picture of the ongoing Kashmiri uprising since the late 1980s. What I found especially interesting is the chapter on strategies and Options for Resolving the Crisis. Ganguly's book is also noteworthy for the inclusion in the appendix of four important documents that have shaped the history of modern Kashmir.' Commonwealth and Comparative Politics1970-01-08Amazon954/.6 21  1970-01-08 Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series203Jammu and Kashmir (India) -- Politics and, government0.5 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
PG2947.B3 G37Gardiner, MichaelThe Dialogics of Critique : M. M. Bakhtin and the Theory of Ideology0-415-07975-6PaperbackNNRoutledgeJuly, 199215.0 StarsGay & Lesbian : HistoryLondon ; New YorkN $17.00Book Description As interest in the work of Bakhtin grows there is an increasing demand for a well organized, readable text which explains his main ideas and relates them to current social and cultural theory. This book fulfils the demand.1969-12-31Amazon801/.95/092 20  1969-12-31  272Bakhtin, M. M, 1895-1975, Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory,, etc, Criticism -- History -- 20th century, Ideology, Hermeneutics1.0 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
PR8771.G37Garratt, Robert F.Modern Irish Poetry: Tradition and Continuity from Yeats to Heaney0-520-06603-0PaperbackNNUniv of California PrAugust, 198914.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : General N $2.59ABOUT THE BOOK Modern Irish Poetry: Tradition and Continuity from Yeats to Heaney1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07  340 1.0 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
DK268.A1 I54Garros, Veronique (Editor)Intimacy and Terror1-56584-398-3PaperbackNNNew PressSeptember 199714.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $12.56From Publishers Weekly This interesting anthology of 10 Soviet diaries from the 1930s mixes voices of protest and despair with those of people who seemingly accommodated themselves to Stalinist oppression. Lyubov Shaporina, founder of the Puppet Theater, expresses moral outrage at the wave of arrests and mass deportations sweeping Leningrad, mingled with grief at the death of her little daughter three years earlier. Andrei Arzhilovsky, a farmer killed by a firing squad in 1937, offers a scathing critique of the Soviet regime's monstrous crimes in diary excerpts dated 1936-1937. Moscow poet Lev Gornung records literary chitchat with Anna Akhmatova. With self-conscious lyricism, Vladimir Stavsky, editor of the journal Novy mir and general secretary of the Union of Soviet Writers, evokes his inner turmoil but neglects to mention his denunciation of Osip Mandelshtam, which led to the poet's arrest and to his death in a labor camp. Among the other diarists are a struggling mother of four and a Moscow actor who murdered his lover. Garros is former Moscow correspondent for Le Monde; Lahusen, a Slavic professor at Duke; Korenevskaya, a scholar with Progress Publishers in Moscow. Photos. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Library Journal To make more known of the everyday lives of most Soviet citizens during the Stalinist purges of the 1930s, a group of international scholars collaborated in locating and selecting nine private diaries to publish in this anthology. An introductory chapter chronicles events of 1937 from the government newspaper Izvestiya. The diarists speak for themselves: a traveler to the Soviet Far East, a Moscow poet, a farmer resistant to the regime, a mother and community activist, a party journalist and editor, a mining engineer, a party functionary, a sympathizer of the traditional intelligentsia, and an actor. The accounts span a broad range of experience, class, geography, and point of view?and achieve the editors' aims. This carefully chosen and edited anthology belongs in collections of Soviet history and literature.?Rena Fowler, Humboldt State Univ., Arcata, Cal. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-05-16Amazon   1970-05-16  394 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.2 inches
DK4.C33 V.15Gasparov, Boris (Editor)Cultural Mythologies of Russian Modernism: From the Golden Age to the Silver Age (California Slavic Studies)0-520-06998-6HardcoverNNUniversity of California PressJanuary 28, 199214.5 StarsHistory : Europe : Eastern EuropeBerkeleyN $135.67Book Description The twenty-two essays in Cultural Mythologies of Russian Modernism, six of which appear in Russian, display the enormous advances that have taken place among Slavists in the study of the fascinating, but tragically circumscribed period in Russian literature that extends from the turn of the century to the Stalinist holocaust. This collection offers a definitive statement of how features of the Pushkin era were transformed during the Modernist age into a cultural mythology that encompassed personal and literary behavior, and such far-reaching issues as national identity and cultural destiny. Language Notes Text: English, Russian1970-04-15Amazon947 s 891.71/3 20 19921970-04-15 California Slavic Studies Series550Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837 --, Influence -- Congresses, Russian literature -- 19th century -- History and, criticism -- Congresses, Russian literature -- 20th century -- History and, criticism -- Congresses, Russia -- Intellectual life -- 1801.5 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
BR515 .G3 2002Gaustad, Edwin S.The Religious History of America : The Heart of the American Story from Colonial Times to Today0-06-063056-6PaperbackNNHarperSanFranciscoJuly 1, 200415.0 StarsHistory : Americas : United States : General N $12.21From Library Journal Since the first edition was published in 1966, this work has remained a standard text for American religious history. The 2002 revision, by Gaustad (history, emeritus, Univ. of California, Riverside) and Schmidt (religion, Princeton Univ.), retains the core material with a revised chapter structure, updated bibliographies, and some text revisions. In some cases, the revisions are simply rearrangements of chapter sections, while in others there is a shift in terminology e.g., using "African American" for "black" and replacing "American religion" with the more clearly designated "American Protestantism." While such changes are subtle, they do alter the tone of the work, bringing it more in line with current approaches to the study of religion and American culture. In the case of the last three chapters, the authors have done considerable revision and brought the history up to the turn of the century. The overall result is a well-balanced enhancement of an excellent work. Recommended for all libraries. Jan Blodgett, Davidson Coll. Lib., NC Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-05-03Amazon   2005-05-03  464 9.0 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
PN1998.A3 G74Geduld, HarryFocus On D W Griffith0-13-365197-5PaperbackNNPrentice HallMay 197115.0 Stars  N $1.33ABOUT THE BOOK Focus on D. W. Griffith1970-04-16Amazon   1970-04-16 Film Focus Ser.182  
HM101.G26Geertz, CliffordInterpretation of Cultures (Basic Books Classics)0-465-09719-7PaperbackNNBasic BooksApril 1, 197724.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : Cultural N $26.00Elizabeth Colson, Contemporary Sociology "Clifford one of the most original and stimulating anthropologists of his generations....Geertz writes of issues that touch us all: The meaning of life and death...The problems of coping with a social order, the need to make sense out of it all....[He] also writes with style, verve, learning, and intelligence."1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  480 8.1 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches
GN316.G43Geertz, CliffordLocal Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology0-465-04162-0PaperbackNNBasic BooksFebruary 1, 198514.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : Cultural N $22.00Book Description In essays covering everything from art and common sense to charisma and constructions of the self, the eminent cultural anthropologist deepens our understanding of human societies through the intimacies of "local knowledge."2005-04-25Amazon   2005-04-25  256 8.0 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
DS647.B2Geertz, CliffordNegara0-691-00778-0PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressJanuary 1, 198115.0 StarsHistory : AsiaPrinceton, N.J.N $19.77Review The main purpose of Geertz's study is to delineate the general structure of the Negara by focusing on one particularly well-documented case, that of Bali in the era preceding the Dutch invasion of 1906. The outcome is a fascinating and remarkable book.1970-01-14Amazon320.9598/6 19801970-01-14  312Bali Island (Indonesia) -- Civilization, Bali Island (Indonesia) -- Politics and, government9.2 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
BL1220.G44 1983Gelberg, Steven J. (Editor)Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna: Five Distinguished Scholars on the Krishna Movement in the West; Harvey Cox, Larry D. Shinn, Thomas J. Hopkins, A.L. Bash (Grove ... Eastern philosophy and literature series)0-394-62454-8PaperbackNNGrove PrJune, 198315.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Sociology : GeneralNew YorkN $3.50ABOUT THE BOOK Hare Krishna Hare Krishna: Five Distinguished Scholars in Religion Discuss the Krishna Movement in the West1970-01-21Amazon294.5/512 19  1970-01-21 Press Eastern Philosophy and Literature276International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Krishna (Hindu deity) -- Cult21 cm.
DS493.9.N4 C65Gellner, David N. (Editor)Contested Hierarchies: A Collaborative Ethnography of Caste Among the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)0-19-827960-4HardcoverNNOxford University PressAugust, 199514.0 StarsHistory : AsiaOxfordN $75.00Book Description In this book, six anthropologists pool their knowledge of the three ancient Newar cities of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur, and of other settlements nearby. The social institutions of all the main caste groups--priests, patrons, artisans, farmers, and low castes--are given extended consideration, and the study is framed by a historical introduction and a comparative conclusion. In addition, it is well illustrated with fascinating black and white photos which have been specially taken to illustrate aspects of the society under study. The result is the most complete description and analysis yet of a regional caste system. The book should appeal not only to students of Hinduism and South Asia, but to all anthropologists and comparative sociologists interested in the interrelations of politics, ritual, kinship, economy, and ideology in complex, pre-industrial societies.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-10-08Amazon305.5/122/095496 20  2005-10-08 Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series364Newar (Nepalese people) -- Social life and, customs, Caste -- Nepal, Hinduism -- Nepal1.2 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
BL65.P73 G45Gellner, ErnestPostmodernism, Reason and Religion0-415-08024-XPaperbackNNRoutledgeSeptember, 199215.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : GeneralLondon ; New YorkN $34.95James Woods, The Guardian "...a wonderful, scorching, brusque attack on post-modernist relativism and a convincing defense of Gellner's kind of secular rationalism..." Bryan Wilson, Oxford University "No one who has flirted with or been puzzled by post-modernism, or wondered about the meaning of resurgent Islam should fail to read this tour de force..."2005-10-08Amazon291.2 20  2005-10-08  120Postmodernism -- Religious aspects7.7 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
PN45.G46Genette, GerardFiction and Diction0-8014-2832-7HardcoverNNCornell University PressNovember, 199314.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralIthacaN $40.00Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: French1969-12-31Amazon801/.93 20 19931969-12-31  155Literature -- Aesthetics, Style, Literary, Literary form0.8 x 6.0 x 9.0 inches
PG3481.E537Genis, AleksandrDva: Rassledovaniia5945840327Binding UnknownNNPodkovaJan 20021 Russian literature -- 20th century -- History andMoskvaN  Includes bibliographical references. Besedy o novośi slovestnosti -- Shvy vremeni -- Chastnyśi sluchaś   2005-11-20 2. [tom] sobraniŽiža sochineniśi Aleksandra Genisa490Russian literature -- 20th century -- History and, criticism, Popular culture -- Soviet Union, Popular culture -- Russia (Federation)15 cm.
GN473.G331Gennep, Arnold vanThe Rites of Passage0-226-84849-3PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressJuly 15, 196114.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : General N $13.00Book Description Birth, puberty, marriage, and death are, in all cultures, marked by ceremonies which may differ but are universal in function. Arnold van Gennep (1873-1957) was the first anthropologist to note the regularity and significance of the rituals attached to the transitional stages in man's life, and his phrase for these, "the rites of passage," has become a part of the language of anthropology and sociology.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  224 8.0 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
PG2121.G43Gerhart, GenevraThe Russian's World: Life and Language0-15-577983-4PaperbackNNHarcourtFebruary 197415.0 StarsHistory : RussiaNew YorkN $2.20Rusistika, 1999 " the necessary ... cultural information within which the Russian language is set ... should be available in every Russian department..." --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Slavic and East European Journal, vol. 46, no. 2 (Summer 1996) "a treasure trove ... what all Russians know just by being Russian, and what all students of Russian should know..." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-04-14Amazon491.7/8/3421  1970-04-14  257Russian language -- Conversation and phrase, books, Russian language -- Terms and phrases, Soviet Union -- Social life and customs0.5 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches
GR203.17.R86Gessler, A. (Editor)Russian Gypsy Tales (International Folk Tales (Hardcover))1-56656-100-0HardcoverNNInterlink Publishing GroupMay, 199215.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : World Literature : Mythology : FolkloreNew YorkN $9.75From Publishers Weekly This thought-provoking anthology offers compelling insights into the often highly romanticized life of the gypsy. (A few old photographs of actual gypsies add to the book's exoticism.) As translator Riordan states in his informative introduction, these 36 stories "lift just a corner of the curtain that obscures Russian Rom traditions, mysteries, and beliefs." The narratives--some only single-page vignettes--will be generally unfamiliar, as they were garnered from gypsy clans all over the unified nation. Readers will meet fortune tellers, horse traders, handsome gypsy lovers, goblins. There is both adventure ("The Enchanted Hinny") and romance ("Vasya Whitefeet"); stories tell of clan rivalries, outwitting the devil, winning the proper bride. Whimsical black-and-white illustrations, like Wanda Gag's prepossessing drawings of several decades ago, decorate the book. An unusual and substantial volume. Ages 9-up. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.1970-01-14Amazon398.2/08991497047 20  1970-01-14 International Folk Tales Ser.144Romanies -- Russia (Federation) -- Folklore, Tales -- Russia (Federation)22 cm.
DT56.2.G48Ghosh, AmitavIn an Antique Land : History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale (Vintage Departures)0-679-72783-3PaperbackNNVintageMarch 29, 199414.5 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : Ethnic & National : Jewish N $10.20From Publishers Weekly In a leisurely blend of travelogue, history and cross-cultural analysis, Indian writer Ghosh reconstructs a 12th-century master-slave relationship that confounds modern concepts of slavery. Abraham Ben Yiju, a prosperous Tunisian Jewish merchant based in medieval Cairo, resettled in Aden, then spent two decades on India's Malabar Coast, where he hired a slave or servant, probably of Indian origin, named Bomma. Bomma acted as Ben Yiju's business agent and made overseas trips for him. In medieval India and the Middle East, Ghosh points out, servitude was often a career opportunity, the principal means of recruitment into privileged strata of the army and bureaucracy. Researching in letters and documents in Egypt, where he lived for several years, Ghosh ( The Shadow Lines ) evokes a world of mud-walled houses and class warfare between Egyptian laborers and landowners. He also writes vividly of southern India, a tapestry of castes, cults and worship of spirit-deities. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Library Journal Ghosh, an Indian Hindu, first read about a medieval (12th century) Jew and his Indian slave while a student at Oxford. He became fascinated almost to the point of obsession. After studying Arabic, he enrolled at a university in Alexandria, Egypt to perform further research. A professor found him lodgings in an nearby village. This book recounts his attempt to merge the two stories: life in modern Egyptian villages (not dissimilar to that of 5000 years ago), and his search for the Indian slave. The merger doesn't quite work. Individually, both subjects are fascinating; together they are less so. In addition, Ghosh's language and writing style are both stilted. Still, Ghosh's subject is exotic yet intimate, and academic and public libraries should consider purchasing his account. - Paula M. Zieselman, Fulbright & Jaworski, New York Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-08Amazon   1970-01-08 Vintage Departures Series400 8.0 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
HN8.C43131Giard, LuceThe Practice of Everyday Life: Vol. 20-8166-2877-7PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressOctober, 199814.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalMinneapolisN $19.95Priscilla P. Clark, Journal of Modern History "The Practice of Everyday Life, published in 1974 and now the first of his books available in English translation, offers ample evidence why we should pay heed to de Certeau and why more of us have not done so. For one, the work all but defies definition. History, sociology, economics, literature and literary criticism, philosophy, and anthropology all come within de Certeau's ken. . . The Practice of Everyday Life marks a turning point in studies of culture away from the producer (writer, scientist, city planner) and the product (book, discourse, city street) to the consumer (reader, pedestrian). . . . In sum, de Certeau acts very much like his own ordinary hero, manipulating, elaborating, and inventing on the scientific authority that he both denies and requires." --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Thomas Fleming, Chronicles of Culture "Everyday Life is littered with insights and perceptions, any one of which could make the career of an American academic." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-10-08Amazon306/.0944 21 19982005-10-08 Practice of Everday Life Ser.292France -- Social life and customs -- 20th, century, Life skills -- France, Cookery, French, Conduct of life in literature8.9 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
LB2369.G53 1995Gibaldi, JosephMla Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Mla Handbook for Writers of Research Papers)0-87352-565-5PaperbackNNModern Language Assn of AmerMay 199514.5 StarsNonfiction : EducationNew YorkN $0.01From Library Journal Now a standard for students throughout the U.S., the original style sheet was published in 1951 and the first edition in book form appeared in 1977. This newest edition has been expanded to cover electronic searching methods, using computers to write research papers, and citing electronic publications. An excellent section on library use clearly explains paper and online catalogs. While there is no comparison of different word-processing programs, computers are touted as making the research writer's job much easier by combining steps and allowing movement between outlines and drafts. The new section on citing electronic formats is done well and with common sense; more than once, the reader is told that if complete information cannot be found, cite what is available. This new edition of a standard style handbook should be in every library.?Lisa J. Cochenet-Cihlar, Winfield P.L., Ill. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.1970-04-14Amazon808/.02 20 19951970-04-14  293Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc1.0 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
B2799.I55 G52Gibbons, Sarah L.Kant's Theory of Imagination: Bridging Gaps in Judgement and Experience (Oxford Philosophical Monographs)0-19-824041-4HardcoverNNOxford University PressDecember, 199414.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Consciousness & ThoughtOxfordN $77.00Book Description This book departs from much of the scholarship on Kant by demonstrating the centrality of imagination to Kant's philosophy as a whole. In Kant's works, human experience is simultaneously passive and active, thought and sensed, free and unfree: these dualisms are often thought of as unfortunate byproducts of his system. Gibbons, however, shows that imagination performs a vital function in "bridging gaps" between the different elements of cognition and experience. Thus, the role imagination plays in Kant's works expresses his fundamental insight into the complexity of cognition for finite rational beings such as ourselves.1970-01-21Amazon128/.3 20  1970-01-21 Oxford Philosophical Monographs224Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804, Imagination (Philosophy), Philosophy of mind, Ethics, Modern -- 18th century8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
HM19Giddens, AnthonyCapitalism and Modern Social Theory : An Analysis of the Writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber0-521-09785-1PaperbackNNCambridge University PressFebruary 8, 197315.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Political Science : General N $22.00Book Description The classsic text for any student seeking to understand the three thinkers who established the basic framework of contemporary sociology.1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  280 8.9 x 6.0 x 0.6 inches
HM24Giddens, AnthonyThe Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration0-520-05728-7PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressJanuary, 198615.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Sociology : Social Theory N $24.95ABOUT THE BOOK The Constitution of Society FROM THE PUBLISHER This book outlines the distinctive position he has evolved during that period and offers a full statement of a major new perspective in social thought, a synthesis and elaboration of ideas touched on in previous works but described her for the first time in an integrated and comprehensive form.1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07  417 8.9 x 6.0 x 1.1 inches
PG3328.Z6 G483Gide, AndreDostoevsky0-8112-0055-8HardcoverNNNew Directions Publishing CorporationJanuary 196115.0 StarsLiterary Criticism & Essays : History & Criticism - Russian & Former Soviet Union N N/AABOUT THE BOOK Dostoevsky FROM THE PUBLISHER This was the first publication in English in its entirety of Gide's critical study of the Russian genius. Albert J. Guerard notes in his introduction, "[This book] conveys . . . the excitement of intensely personal and sympathetic reading and the shock of recognition."1970-04-14Barnes & Noble   1970-04-14  181  
P41Giglioli, Pier Paolo (Editor)Language and Social Context (Modern Sociological Readings)0-14-080244-4PaperbackNNPenguin Books LtdJanuary 27, 197214.0 StarsSocial Sciences : GeneralHarmondsworthN $1.48ABOUT THE BOOK Language and Social Context1969-12-31Amazon301.2/1 c1971969-12-31 Penguin education Penguin modern sociology readings400Sociolinguistics399 p. 18 cm.
PR115.G5Gilbert, SandraThe Madwoman in the Attic : The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination, Second Edition (Yale Nota Bene S.)0-300-08458-7PaperbackNNYale University PressJuly 11, 200014.0 StarsHistory : Europe : England : 19th CenturyNew HavenN $13.57Martin Arnold, The New York Times "A groundbreaking study of women writers." Book Description This pathbreaking book of feminist criticism is now reissued with a substantial new introduction by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar that reveals the origins of their revolutionary realization in the 1970s that "the personal was the political, the sexual was the textual.2005-11-20Amazon820.9/9287/09034 21  2005-11-20  768English literature -- Women authors -- History, and criticism, Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History, -- 19th century, English literature -- 19th century -- History and, criticism, English literature -- Psychological aspects, Women authors -- Ps7.7 x 5.1 x 2.0 inches
HQ1206.G58Gilligan, CarolIn a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development0-674-44544-9PaperbackNNHarvard University PressSeptember, 199313.5 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : Developmental PsychologyCambridge, Mass.N $11.16ABOUT THE BOOK In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development ANNOTATION Carol Gilligan believes that psychology has persistently and systematically misunderstood women. Repeatedly, developmental theories have been built on observations of men's lives. Here, Gilligan attempts to correct psychology's misperceptions and refocus its view of female personality. The result reshapes our understanding of human experience. FROM THE PUBLISHER Carol Gilligan believes that psychology has persistently and systematically misunderstood women--their motives, their moral commitments, the course of their psychological growth, and their special view of what is important in life. Here she sets out to correct psychology's misperceptions and refocus its view of female personality. The result is truly a tour de force, which may well reshape much of what psychology now has to say about female experience. In a Different Voice begins with an indictment psychologists from Freud to Piaget have made a muddle and a mystery of female psychology by trying to treat women as if they were men. Repeatedly, developmental theories have been built on observations of men's lives. When women fail to develop in the way men do, the conclusion is that something may be wrong with women. Gilligan concludes, instead, that something must be wrong with theory. If, for example, male development is mainly a matter of increasing separation from others to achieve autonomy and independence, does that mean that women have failed to grow into mature adults if their development involves a continuing and unresolved struggle to balance their responsibilities to others with their commitment to themselves? If men see morality chiefly as a matter of impartial justice, are women less moral if they see morality more as a matter of care? If men are willing to sacrifice relationships with others in pursuit of achievement, are women wrong to sacrifice achievements to preserve relationships? Gilligan's answers to these questions take her well beyond negative criticisms of existing theory; they give substance to her own view of female personality and round out aportrait of human nature that has too long been one-sided. Built on a careful hearing of many voices--some historical, some literary, but mostly those of the contemporary men and women Gilligan interviewed--In a Different Voice rises above narrow disputes over sex differences to make a deeper assessment of what it is to be human. FROM THE CRITICS In her book In a Different Voice, Carol Gilligan demonstrates that men and women speak in 'different voices.' Through research, Gilligan has found that psychological development theories repeatedly have been built on observations of men's lives, thus creating misperceptions of women. Booknews **** New printing of the 1982 edition (which is cited in BCL3) with a new (18 p.) Letter to Readers by the author. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( Carol Tavris - New York Times Book Review Theories of moral development are not mere abstractions. They matter - to the way children are raised, to female and male self-esteem... and that is why Carol Gilligan's book is important.... In a Different Voice is constantly provocative and imaginative. Alfie Cohn - Boston Globe Gilligan's book is feminism at its best... Her thesis is needed not only in research but in common sense... Theories of human development are never more limiting than when their bias is invisible, and Gilligan's book performs the vital service of illuminating one of the deepest biases of all. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING The book that completed the human circle by bringing women's eyes into it. - Gloria Steinem2005-10-08Amazon305.42 20 19822005-10-08  216Women -- Psychology -- Longitudinal studies, Developmental psychology -- Longitudinal, studies, Moral development -- Longitudinal studies, Women -- Psychology8.3 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
P94.6.M426 2002Ginsburg, Faye D. (Editor)Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain0-520-23231-3PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressOctober 7, 200235.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : General N $24.95About the Author Faye D. Ginsburg is David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Media, Culture and History at New York University. She is author of the award-winning Contested Lives: The Abortion Debate in an American Community (California, second edition 1998) and coeditor of Conceiving the New World Order: The Global Politics of Reproduction (California, 1995), among other books. Lila Abu-Lughod is Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies at Columbia University and author of the award-winning books Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories (California, 1993) and Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society (California, 1986, 2000), among others. Brian Larkin is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University.2005-03-21Amazon   2005-03-21  410 9.0 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
D16.G5213Ginzburg, CarloClues, Myths, and the Historical Method0-8018-4388-XPaperbackNNThe Johns Hopkins University PressMarch 1, 199214.0 StarsHistory : Europe : General N $25.00Review "Ginzburg is known internationally for his studies of what might be called the interface between learned and popular culture. This collection of eight essays explores the methodological foundations of his historical analysis."-- Journal of Interdisciplinary History Book Description "In the diversity of methods and objects of analysis it offers, Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method offers a fresh perspective on this Italian historian who has become such an essential point of reference in many domains of cultural study today."--Dana Polan, Camera Obscura.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  256 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
BR877.F74 G5613Ginzburg, CarloEcstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath0-14-015858-8PaperbackNNPenguin USAFebruary, 199315.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Earth-Based Religions : Witchcraft N $5.99From Library Journal Emerging from testimonies during witchcraft trials in Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries are consistent descriptions of the Witches' Sabbath: night flying, ritual cannibalism, etc. Most scholars dismiss these descriptions as torture-induced gibberish. Ginzburg (history, Univ. of California at Los Angeles) proves that these descriptions are bastardized accounts of ecstatic experiences practiced by a shamanic culture. In addition, he links the persecution of the witches with that of other social outcasts (lepers, Jews, and Muslims). Europeans thought that these groups conspired against society, which led to their wholesale slaughter. Very interesting and very convincing. For collections serving upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. - Gail Wood, Montgomery Coll. Lib., Germantown, Md. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  352 0.8 x 6.0 x 9.2 inches
BF1572.S28G5613Ginzburg, CarloThe Cheese and the Worms : The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller0-8018-4387-1PaperbackNNThe Johns Hopkins University PressMarch 1, 199214.5 StarsHistory : Europe : General N $19.95Review "A wonderful book... Ginzburg is a historian with an insatiable curiosity, who pursues even the faintest of clues with all the zest of a born detective until every fragment of evidence can be fitted into place. The work of reconstruction is brilliant, the writing superbly readable, and by the end of the book the reader who has followed Dr. Ginzburg in his wanderings through the labyrinthine mind of the miller of the Friuli will take leave of this strange and quirky old man with genuine regret."--J. H. Elliott, New York Review of Books2005-10-04Amazon  19922005-10-04  208 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
PG3481.I57Ginzburg, LidiiaChelovek za pisßmennym stolom5265005323Unknown BindingNNSov. pisatelß, Leningradskoe otd-nie19891  LeningradN  Language Notes Text: Russian2005-11-20Amazon   2005-11-20  605 21 cm.
PN56.P93 G513Ginzburg, LidiiaOn Psychological Prose0-691-01513-9PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressJuly 24, 199113.0 StarsGay & Lesbian : HistoryPrinceton, N.J.N $2.38From Library Journal This important work (first published in 1971, revised in 1977) by Russian critic Ginzburg (1902-90) presents a rigorous, historically informed alternative to outworn theories that treat literary texts as hermetically sealed units. Ginzburg traces developing ideas of personality through French and Russian documentary prose written from the 17th to the 19th centuries. She thereby clarifies the work of Russian activists and critics who embodied the transition from romanticism to realism. The last chapters deal with elements (social "conditionality," ethical value) and formal devices (direct discourse) that underpin character definition in the "sociopsychological" novel, which reached its apogee with Tolstoy. Rosengrant's magnificent translation matches Ginzburg's elegant, jargon-free prose. -Mary F. Zirin, Altadena, Cal. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. Book Description Comparable in importance to Mikhail Bakhtin, Lydia Ginzburg distinguished herself among Soviet literary critics through her investigation of the social and historical elements that relate verbal art to life in a particular culture. Her work speaks directly to those Western critics who may find that deconstructionist and psychoanalytical strategies by themselves are incapable of addressing the full meaning of literature. Here, in her first book to be translated into English, Ginzburg examines the reciprocal relationship between literature and life by exploring the development of the image of personality as both an aesthetic and social phenomenon. Showing that the boundary between traditional literary genres and other kinds of writing is a historically variable one, Ginzburg discusses a wide range of Western texts from the eighteenth century onward--including familiar letters and other historical and social documents, autobiographies such as the Memoires of Saint-Simon, Rousseau's Confessions, and Herzen's My Past and Thoughts, and the novels of Stendhal, Flaubert, Turgenev, and Tolstoi. A major portion of the study is devoted to Tolstoi's contribution to the literary investigation of personality, especially in his epic panorama of Russian life, War and Peace, and in Anna Karenina.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-15Amazon809/.93353 20 19912005-10-15  426Psychology in literature, Prose literature -- History and criticism, Psychological fiction -- History and criticism1.0 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
BQ5125.M3 T8Giuseppe TucciThe Theory and Practice of the Mandala  NN  1   N   2006-01-18       0  
PG3476.G53 C42Gladkov, FvCement a Novel0-8044-6178-3PaperbackNNUngar Pub CoJune 196013.0 StarsFiction & Literature : General N $0.71From Library Journal Written in the 1920s, this novel, a pioneer in portraying the sociological effects of Communism, examines family life after the sexes are suddenly equal in the labor force of the local cement factory. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-04-15Amazon   1970-04-15  1  
BQ9288.M3 SSGLASSMAN, BERNIE (Foreword)Appreciate Your Life : Zen Teachings of Taizan Maezumi Roshi1-57062-228-0HardcoverNNShambhalaMarch 27, 200115.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Eastern : General N $ Do a roll call of the major foreign Zen priests who lived in America to transmit Zen, and you have a pretty short list: Shunryu Suzuki, Seung Sahn, and Taizan Maezumi. Of these, Maezumi is the least well-known, though he transmitted to 12 successors and established 35 Zen centers. In the great Zen tradition of recording a master's words, Maezumi's students have brought together a number of his teisho, presentations to the disciples of a master's realization. Rather than general lectures or public talks, these short pieces were meant to be heard at times of intense practice, during breaks in meditation, when the student's mind is piqued for sparks of enlightenment. Maezumi touches on subjects relevant to the serious practitioner--the bodhi mind, life as a koan, practicing the paramitas, copying sutras, etc. Though not technically difficult, these pieces assume a background in the fundamentals of Buddhism, perfect for the increasing number of readers who have progressed beyond the introductory level and seek more sophisticated guidance. --Brian Bruya2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  128 9.3 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
ND699.G56Glazunov, Ilߎiža SergeevichIlߎiža Glazunov5852002801HardcoverNNIzobrazitelßnoe iskusstvo200015.0 StarsGlazunov, Ilߎiža Sergeevich -- Themes, motivesMoskvaN  In Russian and English.1970-01-14Library of Congress [1]   1970-01-14  0Glazunov, Ilߎiža Sergeevich -- Themes, motives32
PS3557.L8 A96Gluck, LouiseAverno : Poems0-374-10742-4HardcoverNNFarrar, Straus and GirouxMarch 7, 200614.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : GeneralNew YorkN $14.30From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. In a collection as good as her Pulitzer Prize–winning The Wild Iris (1992), GlŁck gives the Persephone myth a staggering new meaning, casting that forlorn daughter as a soul caught in "an argument between the mother and the lover." Taken from Demeter, her possessive earth-goddess mother, and raped, kidnapped and wed by Hades, Persephone now faces the insatiable demands of both. In 17 multi-part lyrics centered in her familiar quatrains, GlŁck traces Persephone's arc from innocence to, unhappily, experience: "This is the light of autumn," she writes in "October," "not the light that says/ I am reborn." Two poems entitled "Persephone the Wanderer" flesh out her predicament ("What will you do/ when it is your turn in the field with the god?") and the self-deceiving responses ("you will forget everything:/ those fields of ice will be/ the meadows of Elysium") that drive the book. In between, scenes from a contemporary life (" 'You girls,' my mother said, 'should marry / someone like your father' ") parallel the unfolding myth, with Demeter coming to represent the body's desire to remain unchanged, or untouched, by love or death. That it turns out to be impossible is just another of the dilemmas brilliantly and unflinching dramatized in this icy, intense book. Empathic and unforgiving, the voice that unifies Persephone's despondent homelessness, Demeter's rageful mothering and Hades's smitten jealousy is unique in recent poetry, and reveals the flawed humanity of the divine. (Mar.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From The New Yorker Few poets can shoulder the weight of myth the way GlŁck does. Here, in eighteen linked poems, she rewrites the legend of Persephone, offering the girl respite from centuries of being "pawed over by scholars." For GlŁck, the myth is, ultimately, "an argument between the mother and the lover- / the daughter is just meat." GlŁck's language, grave and precise, gives Persephone an elegant home in which to grow up. "The girl who disappears from the pool / will never return. A woman will return." Never overwrought, the poems brilliantly display a poet's insight, a mother's warmth, and a mortal's empathy. There is wry humor, too (Hades debates naming Persephone's Hell "The New Hell"), and, amid much that is dark, there are fragments of hope. In "October" we meet a young girl, scared on the subway: "you are not alone, / the poem said, / in the dark tunnel." Copyright © 2006 The New Yorker1970-01-28Amazon811/.54 22  1970-01-28  96Persephone (Greek deity) -- Poetry9.3 x 6.2 x 0.5 inches
PS3557.L8 A6Gluck, LouiseFirst Four Books Of Poems0-88001-477-6PaperbackNNEccoFebruary 1, 199014.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : General N $9.75Mary Karr, author of The Liar's Club "This is courageous writing .... when Gluck applies lyric grace to her own mysterious vision she captivates her readers, assuming her rightful place among the finest poets of the age." Stanley Kunitz "[Louise Gluck's] poems are delicately intense, spun out of fire and air, with a tensile strength that belies their fragility. They are rooted in landscape and weather and, increasingly, in intimacies of the heart. Everything she touches turns to music and legend."1970-04-16Amazon   1970-04-16  240 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
PN1055.G54Gluck, LouiseProofs and Theories0-88001-442-3PaperbackNNEccoAugust 26, 199914.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : General N $11.16From Publishers Weekly Although Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gluck ( The Wild Iris ) maintains that she is "uneasy with commentary," her collection of 16 essays, all previously published in literary journals, is often profound. The subjects of her writing include poets Stanley Kunitz, Hugh Seidman, T. S. Eliot; the future (considered in a 1993 Williams College graduation address); education; and the nature of courage. Yet the real lure of her commentary is sensibility, even more than subject. As with her poetry, Gluck's prose is fine and pared but visionary; her intelligence is precise and earnest. She uses mind as a moral power, whether addressing experience or literature. For instance, in "Disinterestedness," Gluck writes in support of an ideal of reading with nearly bias-free receptivity that literary theorists may scoff, but is liberating and persuasive as she explains it. Here and elsewhere, Gluck's brevity, clarity and resolute independence are impressive. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Library Journal Gluck (Pulitzer Prize winner for The Wild Iris, LJ 5/15/92) here presents an uneven collection of essays on modern and contemporary poetry. Some of the essays are written in a lucid prose style. For instance, "Disruption, Hesitation, Silence," the best of the volume, compares the poetry of John Berryman, George Oppen, and T.S. Eliot, associating each with an adjectival attribute in the title. However, many of the essays need more analysis of the poets covered. For example, the essay "On Stanley Kunitz" (Gluck's mentor) is too short for a tribute and fails to infuse any germane thought into his poetry. At times, Gluck is able to pull off the improbable comparison of these very different poets in a creative twist of her imagination. Perhaps the lack of development in many of the essays results because Gluck "doesn't trust [her] prose." She holds back from explaining her theories and developing her proofs, which leaves the reader wanting more. For literary collections.-Tim Gavin, Episcopal Acad., Merion, Pa.-- prose." She holds back from explaining her theories and developing her proofs, which leaves the reader wanting more. For literary collections. Tim Gavin, Episcopal Acad., Merion, Pa. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-01-14Amazon  19941970-01-14  150 9.1 x 6.0 x 0.4 inches
HN11.L4413Goff, Jacques LeTime, Work, and Culture in the Middle Ages0-226-47081-4PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressFebruary 15, 198214.0 StarsHistory : Europe : General N $27.00ABOUT THE BOOK Time, Work, and Culture in the Middle Ages FROM THE PUBLISHER Jacques Le Goff is a prominent figure in the tradition of French medieval scholarship, profoundly influenced by the Annales school, notably, Bloch, Febvre, and Braudel, and by the ethnographers and anthropologists Mauss, Dumezil, and Levi-Strauss. In building his argument for 'another Middle Ages', Le Goff documents the emergence of the collective mentalite from many sources with scholarship both imaginative and exact.2005-10-08Amazon   2005-10-08  400 9.0 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
ND653.G7Gogh, Vincent VanThe Letters of Vincent van Gogh (Penguin Classics)0-14-044674-5PaperbackNNPenguin ClassicsMarch 1, 199815.0 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Painting : General N $ This thorough collection of van Gogh's letters has been assembled with an artful eye and sensitivity to the artist's thinking. The result is an atypical take on Vincent van Gogh that avoids putting too much stress on his troubled mental state and too much straining by the editor to shape a narrative out of van Gogh's epistolary clues. Instead, we see the thoughtful and contemplative side of this creative genius, as well as his concern for the impact his art and life had on those people closest to him.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Publishers Weekly Van Gogh was 37 and on the edge of fame when, in 1890, he shot and killed himself. Unable to sell his brilliant canvases, he was utterly dependent upon his younger brother, Theo, to whom most of the letters collected here are written. Anguished by loss of faith after planning to be a priest, disappointed in several once-promising love affairs, he was also so tormented by poverty that one of his artistic breakthroughs occurred when, without proper colors, he brushed in "a garden, green by nature, but painted without actual green, nothing but Prussian blue and chrome yellow." Whether van Gogh's suicide was the inevitable culmination of depression, or due to epilepsy or to professional frustration (he is remembered, beyond his pictures, for razoring off part of his ear), his letters reveal that the end was long contemplated. In 1878, he had written to Theo, "It must be good to die in the knowledge that one has done some truthful work." By the time he put a hole in his chest, he knew he had done that. The letters, edited by de Leeuw, the director of the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, echo the artist's passionate voice, and the connective narrative excerpts other letters that readers may regret not having in full. Integral to the letters are 49 pen-and-ink sketches that evidence van Gogh's development into a creative force. Although each letter possesses an inherent pathos because one knows what lies ahead, van Gogh's epistolary appeal goes beyond melodrama. Often inspired by books despite being a limner of peasant life and the land, he once wrote, "How beautiful Shakespeare is, who else is as mysterious as he is; his language and method are like a brush trembling with excitement and ecstasy." Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-11-20Amazon   2005-11-20 Penguin Classics Series560 7.8 x 5.1 x 1.4 inches
PG3333.M4Gogol, NikolaiDead Souls (Penguin Classics)0-14-044113-1PaperbackNNPenguin ClassicsSeptember 30, 196114.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( G ) : Gogol, Nikolai N $ A socially adept newcomer fluidly inserts himself into an unnamed Russian town, conquering first the drinkers, then the dignitaries. All find him amiable, estimable, agreeable. But what exactly is Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov up to?--something that will soon throw the town "into utter perplexity." After more than a week of entertainment and "passing the time, as they say, very pleasantly," he gets down to business--heading off to call on some landowners. More pleasantries ensue before Chichikov reveals his bizarre plan. He'd like to buy the souls of peasants who have died since the last census. The first landowner looks carefully to see if he's mad, but spots no outward signs. In fact, the scheme is innovative but by no means bonkers. Even though Chichikov will be taxed on the supposed serfs, he will be able to count them as his property and gain the reputation of a gentleman owner. His first victim is happy to give up his souls for free--less tax burden for him. The second, however, knows Chichikov must be up to something, and the third has his servants rough him up. Nonetheless, he prospers. Dead Souls is a feverish anatomy of Russian society (the book was first published in 1842) and human wiles. Its author tosses off thousands of sublime epigrams--including, "However stupid a fool's words may be, they are sometimes enough to confound an intelligent man," and is equally adept at yearning satire: "Where is he," Gogol interrupts the action, "who, in the native tongue of our Russian soul, could speak to us this all-powerful word: forward? who, knowing all the forces and qualities, and all the depths of our nature, could, by one magic gesture, point the Russian man towards a lofty life?" Flannery O'Connor, another writer of dark genius, declared Gogol "necessary along with the light." Though he was hardly the first to envision property as theft, his blend of comic, fantastic moralism is sui generis.--Kerry Fried--This text refers to the Paperback edition. The New York Times Book Review, Ken Kalfus Lively and funny ... Nabokov gleefully consigned all existing translations of Dead Souls to the fire, save for Guerney's.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-14Amazon  19611970-01-14  384 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
PG3333.M4 M47Gogol, NikolaiDead Souls: A Novel (Vintage Classics)0-679-77644-3PaperbackNNVintageMarch 25, 199714.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( G ) : Gogol, Nikolai N $ A socially adept newcomer fluidly inserts himself into an unnamed Russian town, conquering first the drinkers, then the dignitaries. All find him amiable, estimable, agreeable. But what exactly is Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov up to?--something that will soon throw the town "into utter perplexity." After more than a week of entertainment and "passing the time, as they say, very pleasantly," he gets down to business--heading off to call on some landowners. More pleasantries ensue before Chichikov reveals his bizarre plan. He'd like to buy the souls of peasants who have died since the last census. The first landowner looks carefully to see if he's mad, but spots no outward signs. In fact, the scheme is innovative but by no means bonkers. Even though Chichikov will be taxed on the supposed serfs, he will be able to count them as his property and gain the reputation of a gentleman owner. His first victim is happy to give up his souls for free--less tax burden for him. The second, however, knows Chichikov must be up to something, and the third has his servants rough him up. Nonetheless, he prospers. Dead Souls is a feverish anatomy of Russian society (the book was first published in 1842) and human wiles. Its author tosses off thousands of sublime epigrams--including, "However stupid a fool's words may be, they are sometimes enough to confound an intelligent man," and is equally adept at yearning satire: "Where is he," Gogol interrupts the action, "who, in the native tongue of our Russian soul, could speak to us this all-powerful word: forward? who, knowing all the forces and qualities, and all the depths of our nature, could, by one magic gesture, point the Russian man towards a lofty life?" Flannery O'Connor, another writer of dark genius, declared Gogol "necessary along with the light." Though he was hardly the first to envision property as theft, his blend of comic, fantastic moralism is sui generis.--Kerry Fried The New York Times Book Review, Ken Kalfus Lively and funny ... Nabokov gleefully consigned all existing translations of Dead Souls to the fire, save for Guerney's. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-04-15Amazon   1970-04-15  432 8.0 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
PG3333.A6 1998Gogol, NikolaiThe Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol (Vintage Classics)0-375-70615-1PaperbackNNVintageJune 29, 199915.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( G ) : Gogol, Nikolai N $10.20The New Yorker, James Wood ...a superb ... translation...--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, Leonard Michaels This is the Gogolian surreal. Unlike most of what we call surrealism, it doesn't feel gratuitous, meretricious or trivial. It has the mysterious cogency of a dream, and the quality of realness that we hesitate to say is merely a dream. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21 Vintage Books Series464 8.0 x 5.1 x 1.0 inches
PN1993.5.I8Gokulsing, K. MotiIndian Popular Cinema: A Narrative of Cultural Change1-85856-096-9PaperbackNNTrentham BooksMarch, 199815.0 StarsEntertainment : Movies : GeneralStoke-on-TrentN $6.94Book Description The book reviews nine decades of Indian popular cinema and examines its immense influence on people in India and its diaspora. Since it was published in 1998, Indian film has developed in new directions. As films today vie with Indian soap operas for popularity, film making in India has acquired 'industry status' and consequently has greater accountability to its public.1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  151 9.7 x 6.7 x 0.5 inches
BL485.H34Goldblum, NaomiIdolatry0-674-44313-6PaperbackNNHarvard University PressAugust 19, 199814.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : GeneralCambridge, Mass.N $26.50Review The outstanding contribution of this book is that it both defines and helps to solve the difficulties surrounding the notion of idolatry on the one hand, while using this discussion to shed light on the multiple developments of the notion throughout our history on the other. Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: Hebrew--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-09-25Amazon291.2/18  2005-09-25  312 9.4 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
BS511.2.G66 1996Gomes, Peter J.The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart0-06-008830-3PaperbackNNHarperSanFranciscoMay 20023 General : Bible - Study - General N  Publisher Comments: Why are so many intelligent and compassionate people embarrassed to say they find wisdom and comfort in the Bible? Why do so many seekers turn to New Age religionsinstead of the Bible? And how as a society did we come to cede biblical interpretation to those who would use the Bible as a tool for division and exclusion? In this groundbreaking book, Peter Gomes shows how to read the Bibleand what it says about the topics that concern us all, including joy suffering, evil, and goodness. He also explains what the Bible really says about women, gays and lesbians, and people of color. With compassion, humor, and insight, he gives readers the tools and understanding they need to make the ancient wisdom of the Bible a dynamic part of their modern lives. Synopsis: A new edition of the "New York "Times" bestseller from the man "Time" magazine hailed as one of America's best preachers.1970-01-14Powells Books   1970-01-14  400 9.16x6.04x.72 in. .96 lbs.
PG3357.G602 1954Goncharov, IvanOblomov (Classics S.)0-14-044040-2PaperbackNNPenguin ClassicsNovember 30, 197814.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : Classics N $1.04Book Description The sly, subversive side of the nineteenth-century Russian literary character -- the one which represents such a contrast to the titanic exertions of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky -- was most fully realized in Ivan Goncharov's 1859 masterpiece, OBLOMOV. This magnificent farce about a gentleman who spends the better part of his life in bed is a reminder of the extent to which humor, in the hands of a comic genius, can be used to explore the absurdities and injustices of a social order. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Language Notes Text: Russian, English --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-04-15Amazon   1970-04-15 Penguin Classics Series496 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
 Goncharova, N. G"Faty libelei" Anny Akhmatovoi5897400296Unknown BindingNNLetnii sad20001 Foreign Language Books : Russian : All Russian BooksMoskva ; Sankt-PeterburgN  Language Notes Text: Russian1970-04-16Amazon   1970-04-16  677Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 --, Criticism, Textual, Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966 -- First, editions23 cm.
DS111Goodenough, Erwin R.Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period0-691-01922-3PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressJune 25, 199214.5 StarsHistory : Ancient : General N $22.00Book Description This volume presents the most important portions of Erwin Goodenough's classic thirteen-volume work, a magisterial attempt to encompass human spiritual history in general through the study of Jewish symbols in particular. Revealing that the Jewish religion of the period was much more varied and complex than the extant Talmudic literature would lead us to believe, Goodenough offered evidence for the existence of a Hellenistic-Jewish mystic mythology far closer to the Qabbalah than to rabbinical Judaism.1970-01-14Amazon   1970-01-14 Mythos Series375 1.0 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
HX833 .F67 1989Goodway, David (Editor)For Anarchism: History, Theory and Practice0-415-02955-4PaperbackNNRoutledgeDecember 1, 198911.0 StarsNonfiction : Politics : General N $39.83 2005-05-02Amazon   2005-05-02  288 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
DS423Gordon, Leonard A.A Syllabus of Indian Civilization (Companions to Asian Studies)0-231-03560-8PaperbackNNColumbia University PressJune, 197115.0 StarsHistory : Asia : GeneralNew YorkN $23.00ABOUT THE BOOK Syllabus of Indian Civilization2005-11-20Amazon915.4/03/0202  2005-11-20 Companions to Asian Studies Series182India -- Civilization -- Outlines, syllabi, etc9.0 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
PG3026.W6 G67Goscilo, HelenaDehexing Sex : Russian Womanhood During and After Glasnost0-472-06614-5PaperbackNNUniversity of Michigan PressJune 1, 199613.0 StarsHistory : RussiaAnn ArborN $18.95Book Description A look at women's changing roles and images in the emerging new Russian society.2005-10-15Amazon891.709/352042 20 19962005-10-15  192Russian literature -- 20th century -- History and, criticism, Women in literature, Russian literature -- Women authors -- History, and criticism, Women and literature -- Russia (Federation), Women and literature -- Soviet Union, Popular culture -- Soviet U9.0 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
2001019224Gosling, David L.Religion and Ecology in India and South East Asia0-415-24031-XPaperbackNNRoutledgeMarch 1, 200115.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : BuddhismLondon ; New YorkN $33.95Book Description Religion and Ecology in India and Southeast Asia examines how Hindu and Buddhist traditions could play a crucial role in solving ecological problems in those regions. Considering these traditions from both a historical and contemporary perspective, Gosling bases his arguments on extensive fieldwork and frames it by the socio-political context of religious change in India and Southeast Asia.1970-01-14Amazon294.5/178362 21  1970-01-14  224Ecology -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism, Ecology -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism, Ecology -- India9.2 x 6.2 x 0.6 inches
BL1283.845.R48Goudriaan, Teun (Editor)Ritual and Speculation in Early Tantrism: Studies in Honour of Andre Padoux (Suny Series in Tantric Studies)0-7914-0897-3HardcoverNNState University of New York PressJune, 199215.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Hinduism : GeneralAlbanyN $12.65ABOUT THE BOOK Ritual and Speculation in Early Tantrism: Studies in Honor of Andre Padoux FROM THE CRITICS Booknews A dozen essays explore the constant interaction between philosophy and ceremony that characterizes Hindu traditions. The studies focus on the early Tantric literature from a spectrum of approaches, following the work of the French Indiologist Padoux (born 1920). Among the topics are becoming a Siva, stages of awakening, and the vocalic beginnings of meditation. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( 20 19922005-10-08 Suny Series in Tantric Studies359Tantrism -- Doctrines, Tantrism -- Rituals1.0 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
HB72.G682130Goux, Jean-JosephSymbolic Economies: After Marx and Freud (Cornell paperbacks)0-8014-2042-3HardcoverNNCornell Univ PrMarch 19901 Business & Investing : Economics : GeneralIthaca, N.Y.N $29.50ABOUT THE BOOK Symbolic Economies: After Marx and Freud1970-04-30Amazon330.1 20  1970-04-30 Cornell Paperbacks257Economics -- Philosophy, Semiotics24 cm.
PS3557.R214 E74Graham, JorieErrancy0-88001-529-2PaperbackNNEccoJune 1, 199814.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : General N $ The epigram that precedes this newest collection of poetry from Jorie Graham points the reader on her way--maybe: "Since in a net I seek to hold the wind." What desires does this connote? This collection by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Graham is indeed a treatise on desire. The distinct persona of each poem embodies some fevered aspect--sexual, political, spiritual--of desire, harking back to the title, Errancy, to suggest that the state of erring might well be our only path toward truth. The voice is frantic. Poems start mid-sentence; thought interrupts itself, interjecting breathless re-routings and disclaimers. Graham's is a tattered voice, one seeking wholeness in the latter, terrifying part of our complicated century. Included are six guardian angel poems, more like rants against the constantly craving, delusional human mind. Graham's allusion-studded poetry is not to be hurried over but savored, studied like sacred text.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Library Journal This collection, Graham's seventh (including 1995's retrospective Dream of the Unified Field, LJ 10/15/95), continues this prominent poet's exploration of the very limits of language and meaning. Her style is as bewitching as ever, but these are perhaps her most difficult poems to date; no longer satisfied with nature or myth or love as her subject, she reinterprets them as the veils of an ever-elusive super-reality: "we are far into the cave of seem," as she says in "Flood." The titles of these poems, with their many occurrences of angels and aubades, almost lead us to expect verses in the manner of Robert Bly, but they are instances of Graham's sleight-of-hand; these poems are a unified journey into the most terrifying conundrums of ontology. Despite the relative accessibility of some poems?e.g., "Willow in Spring Wind," "In the Pasture," "Recovered from the Storm"?Graham's work is apt to be quite challenging for all but the most dedicated readers of poetry; still, Graham is one of the most important living poets, and her control of her craft is undisputed. Recommended.?Graham Christian, Andover-Harvard Theological Lib., Cambridge, Mass. Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1969-12-31Amazon   1969-12-31  128 9.0 x 6.2 x 0.4 inches
PS3557.R214Graham, JorieOverlord : Poems0-06-075811-2PaperbackNNEccoMarch 1, 200614.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : General N $10.74Book Description What does it mean to be fully present in a human life? How -- in the face of the carnage of war, the no longer merely threatened destruction of the natural world, the faceless threat of spiritual oversimplification and reactive fear -- does one retain one's capacity to be both present and responsive? And to what extent does our capacity to be present, to be fully ourselves, depend on our relationship to an other and our understanding of and engagement with otherness itself? With what forces does the sheer act of apprehending make us complicit? What powers lord over us and what do we, as a species, and as souls, lord over? These are among the questions Jorie Graham, in her most personal and urgent collection to date, undertakes to explore, often from a vantage point geographically, as well as historically, other. Many of the poems take place along the coastline known as Omaha Beach in Normandy, and move between visions of that beach during the Allied invasion of Europe (whose code name was Operation Overlord) and that landscape of beaches, fields, and hedgerows as it is known to the speaker today. In every sense the work meditates on our new world, ghosted by, and threatened by, competing descriptions of the past, the future, and what it means to be, as individuals, and as a people, "free."1970-01-28Amazon   1970-01-28  112 9.2 x 7.2 x 0.3 inches
BT303 .D15Graham, William AlbertBeyond the Written Word : Oral Aspects of Scripture in the History of Religion0-521-44820-4PaperbackNNCambridge University PressMarch 11, 199315.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : General N $26.99Review "The implications of this book are extensive...Graham has convincingly shown that useful and meaningful study of 'scripture,' of sacred texts, past, present or future, has to reckon with both the spoken and written word." America "Graham's recovery of the oral/aural tradition in Beyond the Written Word is a model of scholarly precision and richly suggestive for other, related investigations. His documentation is extensive, his writing pleasantly free of jargon, and his bibliography impressive. Graham makes a compelling case for reassessing Christianity's dependence on the written text." The Christian Century "This thoughtful, innovative, and very-well-researched work, initially published in 1987 and now reissued as a paperback, has the potential to deliver the scholarly equivalent of a knockout punch. The author's aim is sure. His timing and technique is flawless. But the target comprises a set of attitudes so subtle and yet so conspicuous that it is all but impossible to find where to land the blow. As a result, the full impact of the argument has at once a stunning and stimulating effect." International Journal of Middle East Studies2005-05-03Amazon   2005-05-03  320 9.0 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
PE1591.G676 1993Grambs, DavidThe Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations0-393-31265-8PaperbackNNW. W. Norton & CompanyAugust 199514.0 StarsReference : Dictionaries & Thesauruses : English (All) N $10.37ABOUT THE BOOK Describer's Dictionary FROM THE PUBLISHER Ever found yourself grasping in vain for that ideal descriptive word lost somewhere within the misty recesses of your vocabulary? Or felt frustrated that an oddly shaped structure or pretty setting you wished to portray in writing didn't quite translate clearly to paper? If you've ever stalled trying to depict the look of an object or animal or the looks of a particular person, The Describer's Dictionary is exactly the book you need. Open it, and you have not only just the right words but - bringing them to life - stellar literary examples of descriptive writing as well. The Dictionary concerns itself with the observable, from discrete shapes and patterns to buildings, terrain, furry and unfurry creatures, and human beings. "Referably" organized, the book uses a handy reverse, definition-to-term format that makes it easy for you to zero in on the term or terms you're seeking. For example, for a word that denotes an object's proper or harmonious dimensions, flip to the "Shapes" category and there you'll find "proportional," "proportionate," "commensurate," and "eurythmic." In some instances, where meanings are self-evident, simple listings of apt words are provided. As an inspiration to any writer - showing how it's done by the best - hundreds of colorful and evocative descriptive passages appear on facing pages, making this a singularly and richly different kind of reference book. The quotations are first-rate examples of how the book's terminology can be used. The excerpts are drawn from the best American and British novelists, naturalists, and other nonfiction writers, from Dickens to Updike, from Darwin to McPhee. The Describer's Dictionary - uniquely focused on the physical and free of the categorical and multiple-meaning confusions of a thesaurus - is a must for anyone wanting to have at hand just the right words to describe exactly what is being observed or depicted. Within these covers you will find the answers to such questions as: What is the adjective FROM THE CRITICS Library Journal Having previously assisted wordsmiths with his Random House Dictionary for Writers and Readers ( LJ 11/1/90), Grambs now focuses his attention on precision of description. His new work boasts more than 5000 entries not found in most thesauruses or dictionaries, the majority of them visually descriptive of the physical world and highly adjectival in form. Using reverse dictionary format, Grambs provides access by definitional phrases within the broad categories of ``things,'' ``earth and sky,'' ``animals,'' and ``people.'' Subdivisions (e.g., ``heads,'' ``eyes,'' ``jaws,'' etc.) simplify the reader's search for the perfect word, but one can still spend ample time thumbing through such delights as the approximately 100 entries under ``patterns and edges.'' Some suggested adjectives are questionable, such as vaccine for cow-like. Most verso pages contain examples of descriptive passages by well-known writers that are almost more helpful than the definitions themselves. Recommended for general collections.-- Cathy Sabol, Northern Virginia Community Coll., Manassas1970-04-16Amazon   1970-04-16  412 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
PN1077 .G7Graves, RobertThe White Goddess  NN  1   N   1970-05-12       0  
CB430.S78Gray, Ann (Editor)Studying Culture: An Introductory Reader0-340-67688-4PaperbackNNArnold PublishersNovember, 19971 Nonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalLondon ; New YorkN $26.95Book Description This lively and stimulating resource book for students of cultural studies traces the formation of the field in Britain and its subsequent development internationally. Classic statements of culturalist, semiological, and postmodernist perspectives are contrasted with less familiar material illustrating the impact of feminism and the politics of sexuality, ethnicity, and race. This second, greatly expanded edition includes a new section exploring recent important work in international cultural studies, and provides key readings on the social construction of the self and the role of public policy in the cultural field.2005-10-08Amazon306 21  2005-10-08 Hodder Arnold Publication367Popular culture, Culture, Great Britain -- Civilization -- 1945-9.2 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
86050219Gray, CamillaThe Russian Experiment in Art, 1863-1922 (World of Art)0-500-20207-9PaperbackNNThames & HudsonOctober, 198613.5 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Art History : CriticismNew York, NYN $11.53ABOUT THE BOOK Russian Experiment in Art, 1863-1922 (World of Art) FROM THE PUBLISHER When the original edition of this book was published, John Russell hailed it as "a massive contribution to our knowledge of one of the most fascinating and mysterious episodes in the history of modern art." Revised and expanded by Marian Burleigh-Motley, the book remains the most compact, accurate, reasonably priced survey of sixty years of creative dynamic activity that influenced the progress of Western art and architecture. 256 illus., 21 in color. "As for the study of modern Russian art, a new era was opened the publication of Camilla Gray's pioneering work." --The Times Literary Supplement "The only comprehensive survey of the field." --Soviet Studies FROM THE CRITICS Guardian "A major--in fact pioneering--contribution to the study not just of Russian art, but of the 'modern movement' as a whole." --The Guardian Arts Review "A book of the utmost importance to the student of art history." --Arts Review1970-01-14Amazon709/.47 19 19621970-01-14 World of Art Series324Art, Russian -- 19th century, Art, Russian -- 20th century8.3 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
PG2460.G74Gray, Loretta S.Guide to Russian Idioms0-8442-4246-2PaperbackNNMcGraw-Hill CompaniesMay 11, 199615.0 StarsReference : Dictionaries & Thesauruses : English (All)Lincolnwood, Ill.N $4.00Book Description This quick and easy reference guide covers hundreds of the most commonly used Russian idioms. Grouped categorically and arranged alphabetically, the idioms help students better relate to the language within the context of Russian thought and personal values.1970-04-16Amazon491.73/21 20 19971970-04-16  192Russian language -- Idioms -- Dictionaries --, English9.1 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
BQ9265.C4513 SSGREEN, JAMESThe Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu1-57062-414-3HardcoverNNShambhalaNovember 24, 199814.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $4.98Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: Chinese2005-05-11Amazon   2005-05-11  180 0.8 x 6.5 x 10.0 inches
PR429.S45 G7Greenblatt, StephenRenaissance Self-Fashioning : From More to Shakespeare0-226-30654-2PaperbackNNUniversity Of Chicago PressDecember 15, 198314.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : General N $20.00Book Description "A book which no one concerned with Western culture in or since the Renaissance should miss."--Richard Strier, Boundary 21969-12-31Amazon   1969-12-31  332 9.0 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
NX650.A44Greenblatt, Stephen J.Allegory and Representation (Selected Papers from the English Institute)0-8018-3345-0PaperbackNNThe Johns Hopkins University PressMarch 1, 198614.5 StarsArts N $6.99ABOUT THE BOOK Allegory and Representation: Selected Papers from the English Institute, 1979-80 ANNOTATION 8 leading critics confront the erosion of the ground rules for representation and the brilliance and resourcefulness with which artists have attempted to reveal truth and reality.1969-12-31Amazon   1969-12-31 Selected Papers from the English Institute208  
DS485.H6 G72Greenwald, JeffShopping for Buddhas (Lonely Planet Journeys)0-86442-471-XPaperbackNNLonely Planet PublicationsOctober 19962 Description and travel : Essays & Travelogues N  Publisher Comments: Jeff Greenwald's obsessive search for the perfect Buddha statue in the back streets of Kathmandu becomes an ironic metaphor for the clash between spiritual riches and material greed. Synopsis: This is the story of an obsessive search for the perfect Buddha statue during a visit to Nepal. In the backstreets of Kathmandu, the author discovers more than he bargained for, and his souvenir-hunting turns into an ironic metaphor for the clash between spiritual riches and material greed.1970-01-11Powells Books   1970-01-11  208 7.74x5.06x.48 in. .49 lbs.
PG3361.T5 Z66Gregg, Richard A.Fedor Tiutchev; the evolution of a poet [by] Richard A. Gregg  NNColumbia University Press196515.0 StarsTŽižutchev, F. I. (Fedor Ivanovich), 1803-1873New YorkN  Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. [209]-235) Bibliography: p. [237]-240. Bibliography: p. [237]-240.1970-04-15Library of Congress [1]891.713  1970-04-15 Columbia Slavic studies257TŽižutchev, F. I. (Fedor Ivanovich), 1803-1873viii, 257 p. 24 cm.
P99.G68713Greimas, Algirdas JulienThe Semiotics of Passions: From States of Affairs to States of Feelings0-8166-2105-5PaperbackNNUniversity of Minnesota PressDecember, 199213.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralMinneapolisN $13.60ABOUT THE BOOK Semiotics of Passion: From States of Affair to States of Feeling FROM THE CRITICS Booknews Originally published in French in 1991 by Les Editions du Seuil, Paris. Raises and explores such questions as: What are the necessary conditions for the existence of passion? Can passion be submitted to a logic of language? Does passion allow systemic semiotic transformations? Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( 20 19932005-10-15  239Semiotics, Emotions, Discourse analysis0.5 x 6.0 x 9.0 inches
PG829Gribble, Charles E.Reading Bulgarian Through Russian0-89357-106-7PaperbackNNSlavica PubNovember, 198724.5 StarsReference : Foreign Languages : Instruction : Slavic LanguagesColumbus, OhioN $43.00ABOUT THE BOOK Reading Bulgarian through Russian1970-01-28Amazon491.8/182421 19  1970-01-28  181Bulgarian language -- Grammar, Comparative --, Russian, Russian language -- Grammar, Comparative --, Bulgarian, Bulgarian language -- Grammar0.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
N6983.G38 1992Grierson, Roderick (Editor)Gates of Mystery: The Art of Holy Russia0-9635374-0-7PaperbackNNInterculturaOctober 199315.0 StarsArts & Photography : Art : GeneralFort Worth, Tex.N $5.00ABOUT THE BOOK Gates of Mystery: The Art of Holy Russia1970-04-15Amazon704.9/482/094707473 20  1970-04-15  336Art, Medieval -- Russia -- Exhibitions, Icons, Russian, Liturgical objects -- Russia1.0 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
PN1992.77.S58Groening, MattThe Simpsons Forever! A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family...Continued0-06-098763-4PaperbackNNHarper PaperbacksDecember 1, 199914.5 StarsComics & Graphic Novels : Comic Strips : GeneralNew York, NYN $ Viewers who acknowledge The Simpsons as one of the best shows ever to hit television are doubtless already proud owners of The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. But since the show is still in production, that guide is no longer complete. And can you really live a second longer without a full list of last season's blackboard inscriptions? Simpsons creator Matt Groening and editor Scott M. Gimple come to the rescue with The Simpsons Forever! A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family--Continued. It's an exhaustive list of all the episodes of the ninth and tenth seasons, including screen shots, dialogue highlights (Moe, packing for Hawaii: "Ukulele, pineapples, beach pistol, scandalously revealing thong"), and "Stuff You May Have Missed," such as the fact that the motto of In 'n' Out Ear Piercing is "If It Dangles, We'll Punch a Hole in It." There are also brief bios of guest characters (SeŮor Ding Dong hates Chevy vans), song lyrics (Marge and Homer's version of "Those Were the Days"), and a fond-without-being-icky tribute to Troy McClure. The truly obsessed will welcome the lists: every couch gag of the past two seasons, which actors do which voices, and every single time Homer has said "D'Oh!" for the past two years. The Simpsons Forever does a terrific job of catching the humor and spirit of a truly great show. --Ali Davis Book Description Picking up where The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to our Favorite Family left off, The Simpsons Forever! brings all the history, tidbits, and cold hard facts on every episode from the past two years, and much, much more. Fans will find the highlights of all the shows from seasons nine and ten, plus eyeball-busting two-page spreads for special episodes (like the annual Halloween show). Heavily packed into these pages are updated favourites like Best Homerisms, Famous Chalkboard Sayings, All-New Simpsons Singalong Lyrics, Couch Gags, and classic screen images. And, yes - it's all cross-referenced! The ultimate celebration of America's Favorite - and longest running - cartoon family, The Simpsons Forever! is a must!2005-10-15Amazon791.45/72 21 19992005-10-15  96Simpsons (Television program)9.1 x 8.0 x 0.3 inches
GN357.C844Grossberg, LawrenceCultural Studies0-415-90345-9PaperbackNNRoutledgeDecember, 199114.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalNew YorkN $44.00VLS "...the publication of Cultural Studies is an event no serious (or curious) reader can afford to ignore. Make no mistake: in American intellectual life, the ``undisciplines'' of cultural studies will very likely be the single most controversial and contested terrain of the 1990s, and Cultural Studies the most capacious text in the fray." Book Description Featuring new essays by such prominent cultural theorists as Tony Bennett, Homi Bhaba, Donna Haraway, bell hooks, Constance Penley, Janice Radway, Andrew Ross, and Cornel West, Cultural Studies offers numerous specific cultural analyses while simultaneously defining and debating the common body of assumptions, questions, and concerns that have helped create the field.2005-10-08Amazon306 20 19912005-10-08  788Culture -- Methodology, Culture -- Study and teaching, Popular culture10.0 x 7.0 x 1.6 inches
HX828Guerin, DanielAnarchism: From Theory to Practice0-85345-175-3PaperbackNNMonthly Review PressJune, 197014.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $14.00ABOUT THE BOOK Anarchism: From Theory to Practice1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  160 8.0 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
DS463.S426Guha, RanajitSelected Subaltern Studies0-19-505289-7PaperbackNNOxford University PressMay 1, 198814.0 StarsHistory : Asia : India N $22.00Book Description This provocative volume presents the most wide-ranging essays from the first five volumes of Subaltern Studies, along with an introductory essay by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak--the translator of Derrida's Of Grammatology into English--and a foreword by eminent critic Edward W. Said. Addressed to students and scholars throughout the humanities, these essays address what Antonio Gramsci--the founder of the Italian communist party--called the subaltern classes, reexamining well-known historical and political events, such as Gandhi's role in India, from a Marxist perspective. Together, the essays examine aspects of the analysis of domination, with special reference to the critique of imperialism, in an attempt to rectify the elitist bias characteristic of much academic work on India. A ground-breaking work of considerable pedagogical relevance for courses dealing with colonialism and imperialism in literature, sociology, anthropology, politics, and history, Subaltern Studies also features a comprehensive glossary of Indian terms for readers not familiar with Indian history.2005-04-25Amazon   2005-04-25  448 8.0 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
PN212.L44Guin, Ursula K. LeSteering the Craft : Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew0-933377-46-0PaperbackNNThe Eighth Mountain PressApril 15, 199814.5 StarsReference : GeneralPortland, Or.N $ Ursula K. Le Guin's extraordinary writing primer is full of charm, wit, and opinion. Le Guin likens writing to "steering a craft," and as one reads through this volume, one has the sense of floating down a river, with the waves of Le Guin's words lapping at one's craft. Le Guin veers sharply from the mainstream of contemporary writing manuals by challenging their very definition of story. While it is common to "conflate story with conflict," Le Guin writes, she finds that limiting. "Story is change," she says. While that change may be the result of conflict, it is just as likely to evolve from "relating, finding, losing, bearing, discovering, [or] parting." Le Guin demonstrates this complexity with well-hewn excerpts from the works of such writers as Jane Austen, Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charlotte BrontŽ, and especially Virginia Woolf. The many aspects of fine fiction writing Le Guin addresses here include the role of the narrative sentence (its "chief duty [is] to lead to the next sentence--to keep the story going"); avoiding exposition doldrums ("break up the information, grind it fine, and make it into bricks to build the story with"); and the concept of "crowding and leaping." While prose should be "crowded with sensations, meanings, and implications," don't forget that "what you leave out is infinitely more than what you leave in." Accompanying Le Guin's text is a handful of clever writing exercises, each as enticing as its name. Among them are "I am GarcŪa MŠrquez," which requires writing with no punctuation; "Chastity," which challenges one to write without adjectives or adverbs; and "A Terrible Thing to Do," which proposes taking an earlier exercise and cutting it--by half. --Jane Steinberg From Library Journal Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness, Walker, 1994), the author of more than 30 novels, short stories, poetry, children's books, and essays, demonstrates here why she is a master of her craft. The title refers to a workshop she gave at the Flight of the Mind in 1966; collected here are the discussion topics and exercises for self-guided study. Although she focuses on the technical aspects of writing, Le Guin's skill pushes this beyond a handbook or style manual. Through "opinion pieces" about specific concerns, through her eclectic selections of writing to illustrate various techniques and the progression of exercises crafted to give experience to the novice and to flex the muscles of more seasoned writers, Le Guin's style is warm and encouraging, yet her standards of what turns writing into art are clearly defined and never compromised. A separate section covers collaborative workshops and "peer review" groups, offering sound suggestions for making the time spent both productive and challenging. Highly recommended.?Denise S. Sticha, Seton Hill Coll. Lib., Greensburg, PA Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.1970-01-07Amazon808/.02 21 19981970-01-07  180Authorship -- Problems, exercises, etc, Creative writing -- Problems, exercises, etc, Narration (Rhetoric) -- Problems, exercises,, etc8.6 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
LB2331.A646Gullett, Margaret M. (Editor)Art and Craft of Teaching0-674-04680-3PaperbackNNHarvard University PressMarch, 198413.5 StarsNonfiction : Education : College & University : GeneralCambridge, Mass.N $15.95ABOUT THE BOOK Art and Craft of Teaching2005-11-20Amazon378/.125 19  2005-11-20 Harvard-Danforth Center for Teaching And130College teaching9.0 x 6.0 x 0.4 inches
S279.G86Gupta, AkhilPostcolonial Developments: Agriculture in the Making of Modern India0-8223-2213-7PaperbackNNDuke University PressJune, 199811.0 StarsBusiness & Investing : Economics : Economic ConditionsDurhamN $24.95ABOUT THE BOOK Postcolonial Developments: Agriculture in the Making of Modern India FROM THE PUBLISHER This definitive study brings together recent critiques of development and work in postcolonial studies to explore what the postcolonial condition has meant to rural people in the Third World. Focusing on local-level agricultural practices in India since the "green revolution" of the 1960s, Akhil Gupta challenges the dichotomy of "developed" and "underdeveloped," as well as the notion of a monolithic postcolonial condition. In so doing, he advances discussions of modernity in the Third World and offers a new model for future ethnographic scholarship. Based on fieldwork done in the village of Alipur in rural north India from the early 1980s through the 1990s, Postcolonial Developments examines development itself as a post-World War II sociopolitical ideological formation, critiques related policies, and explores the various uses of the concept of the "indigenous" in several discursive contexts. Gupta begins with an analysis of the connections and conflicts between the world food economy, transnational capital, and technological innovations in wheat production. He then examines narratives of village politics in Alipur to show how certain discourses influenced governmental policies on the green revolution. Drawing links between village life, national trends, and global forces, Gupta concludes with a discussion of the implications of environmentalism as exemplified by the Rio Earth Summit and an examination of how global environmental treaties may detrimentally affect the lives of subaltern peoples. With a series of subtle observations on rural politics, nationalism, gender, modernization, and difference, this innovative study capitalizes on many different disciplines: anthropology, sociology, comparative politics, cultural geography, ecology, political science, agricultural economics, and history.2005-10-15Amazon307.1/412/09542 21  2005-10-15  409Agriculture -- India -- AlĮipura, Agriculture and state -- India -- AlĮipura, Rural development -- India -- AlĮipura, AlĮipura (India) -- Rural conditions, Ethnoscience -- India -- AlĮipura, Environmental policy -- India -- AlĮipura9.2 x 6.0 x 1.2 inches
HN39.L3 G8413Gutierrez, GustavoPower of the Poor in History: Selected Writings0-88344-388-0PaperbackNNOrbis BooksMay, 198314.5 StarsReligion & Spirituality : ChristianityMaryknoll, NYN $2.84Language Notes Text: English, Spanish (translation)2005-10-08Amazon261.8/3/098 19 19832005-10-08  240Church and social problems -- Latin America, Poor -- Latin America, Liberation theology0.8 x 6.0 x 9.2 inches
fNA6010.8.N42Gutschow, NielsThe Nepalese Caitya: 1500 Years of Buddhist Votive Architecture in the Kathmandu Valley (Monograph Series (Lumbini International Research Institute), 1)3-930698-75-7HardcoverNNEdition Axel MengesOctober 25, 199715.0 StarsHistory : Asia : NepalStuttgartN $117.26Book Description Includes not only architectural information, but also the cultural significance of these Buddhist monuments.1970-04-30Amazon726/.143/095496 21 19971970-04-30 Monograph series / Lumbini International Research Institute ; 1328Architecture, Newari -- Nepal -- Kathmandu, Valley, Buddhist art and symbolism -- Nepal -- Kathmandu, Valley13.1 x 10.5 x 1.3 inches
PN6071.W4157Haas, RobertInto the Garden: A Wedding Anthology : Poetry and Prose on Love and Marriage0-06-016919-2HardcoverNNHarpercollinsJanuary, 199314.5 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : RelationshipsNew York, NYN $2.00Book Description For brides and grooms who want to give their weddings new depth and meaning, two acclaimed poet-translators have gathered a stunning collection of poems and prose that will add a unique and personal dimension to the ceremony.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.1970-01-14Amazon808.8/0354 20 19931970-01-14  193Weddings -- Literary collections, Love -- Literary collections, Marriage -- Literary collections1.0 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
PT921.R4 1993Haase, Donald (Editor)The Reception of Grimms' Fairy Tales: Responses, Reactions, Revisions0-8143-2208-5PaperbackNNWayne State University PressFebruary, 199614.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Genre Fiction : Fairy Tales N $18.95ABOUT THE BOOK The Reception of Grimms' Fairy Tales: Responses, Reactions, Revisions FROM THE PUBLISHER As a book, Grimms' Fairy Tales has been with us less than two hundred years, yet it is recognized as one of the most widely known tomes in the world. Explanations for the book's popularity and longevity have typically been one-dimensional generalizations about a universal quality residing within the tales themselves. The tales endure, we are told, because they are timeless, true, or good. The Reception of Grimms' Fairy Tales rejects the notion that Grimms' tales have enjoyed continued success because of their "ageless magic." Instead this volume explores the historical, cultural, and personal factors that have caused the tales to elicit, from their original publication to the present, extremely diverse responses, reactions, and revisions. The history of the tales' reception goes far beyond the simple success story of a good book that has been widely accepted because of its moral and aesthetic appeal. Those who encounter the stories - scholars, translators, editors, readers, writers, storytellers, or artists - have interpreted the stories from their own perspectives and for their own purposes. The reception, then, reflects a dynamic process involving the acceptance, rejection, transformation, and revision of a protean book of stories. This illustrated volume brings together premier scholars of the fairy tale, including Ruth B. Bottigheimer, Maria Tatar, and Jack Zipes, with acclaimed creative writers such as Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Jane Yolen, and award-winning artist Trina Schart Hyman. Ranging from scholarly essay to personal memoir and fictional recreation, their work embodies the diverse responses that readers have had to Grimms' fairy tales. The essays address the reception of the Grimms' texts by their readers; the dynamics between Grimms' collection and its earliest audiences; and aspects of the literary, philosophical, creative, and oral reception of the tales, illuminating how writers, philosophers, artists, and storytellers have responded to, r FROM THE CRITICS Booknews A collection of incisive essays exploring the historical, cultural, and personal factors that have caused Grimms' tales to elicit extremely diverse responses, reactions, and revisions. The complexity of these responses and interpretations, from the stories' original publication to the present, is a rich field of inquiry. Among the contributors are well known illustrators and storytellers discussing their work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (   1970-01-21  347 9.0 x 6.0 x 1.0 inches
PN1997.M395Haber, Karen (Editor)Exploring the Matrix : Visions of the Cyber Present0-312-31359-4PaperbackNNSt. Martin's GriffinMarch 18, 200414.5 StarsEntertainment : Movies : History & Criticism N $2.75From Publishers Weekly Larry and Andy Wachowski scored big in 1999 with The Matrix, a science-fiction film in which cyber-rebels discover the world is an artificial computer-generated construct. Beneath the film's airborne martial arts were philosophical underpinnings, and the thriller's huge success prompted piles of merchandise, animated shorts, magazines, Web sites and books. Now a new wave begins, timed to coincide with the May 15 release of The Matrix Reloaded, the second feature in the series. This anthology covers the film's concepts and themes. Haber, a veteran sci-fi and fantasy editor, assembles an array of original essays by 17 science-fiction authors and digital artists, including Alan Dean Foster, Joe Haldeman, Bruce Sterling and Ian Watson. John Shirley (Black Butterflies), insightfully explores what he defines as a new cinema movement of "films questioning reality" as he compares The Matrix with American Beauty, Fight Club and the enigmas embedded in Mulholland Drive. Shirley sees allegories amid adolescent imagery, while nanotech novelist Kathleen Ann Goonan finds the Zen within. David Brin traces fiction's "suspicion of authority"; writer-illustrator Dean Motter tours The Matrix's kinetic architecture; and Kevin J. Anderson examines the Columbine connection. Philip K. Dick and cyberpunk pioneer William Gibson both get many mentions throughout this compelling collection, yet Gibson is regrettably absent as a contributor. Displaying 20 imaginative b&w illustrations by Robert Zohrab and Darrel Anderson, these potent pages conclude with a six-page section of author profiles. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-05-03Amazon   2005-05-03  272 9.1 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
B3258.H3235513Habermas, JrgenThe Philosophical Discourse of Modernity: Twelve Lectures (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)0-262-58102-7PaperbackNNThe MIT PressMarch 14, 199014.5 StarsHistory : Europe : Germany : General N $35.00Book Description This critique of French philosophy and the history of German philosophy is a tour de force that has the immediacy and accessibility of the lecture form and the excitement of an encounter across national cultural boundaries as Habermas takes up the challenge posed by the radical critique of reason in contemporary French postmodernism. Language Notes Text: English, German (translation)--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  456  
HC54.H213Habermas, JurgenLegitimation Crisis0-8070-1521-0PaperbackNNBeacon PressAugust 25, 197514.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralBostonN $20.00Language Notes Text: English, German (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-07Amazon301/.045  1970-01-07  166Capitalism, Economic history -- 1971-1990, Social history -- 20th century8.0 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
 Hacker, DianaA Writer's Reference, Fifth Edition0-312-39767-4Plastic CombNNBedford BooksOctober 200214.5 StarsReference : GeneralBostonN $35.00Book Info A proven success. The best-selling college textbook of any kind. Thoroughly class tested and enthusiastically endorsed by millions of students and their instructors at more than 1300 colleges and universities across the country. Updated with MLA's 1999 guidelines. Spiral. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-04-16Amazon428.2 21 20031970-04-16  520English language -- Rhetoric -- Handbooks,, manuals, etc, English language -- Grammar -- Handbooks,, manuals, etc, Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc7.9 x 6.5 x 0.7 inches
PB35Hadley, Alice OmaggioTeaching Language In Context0-8384-1705-1PaperbackNNHeinleOctober 18, 200014.0 StarsNonfiction : Education : GeneralBostonN $80.95Book Description TEACHING LANGUAGE IN CONTEXT is THE essential, must have methods text for anyone teaching or learning to teach a foreign language.2005-11-20Amazon418/.0071 21  2005-11-20  512Languages, Modern -- Study and teaching9.2 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
B131.H2713Halbfass, WilhelmIndia and Europe0-88706-795-6PaperbackNNState University of New York PressJuly 1, 198814.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Eastern : General N $99.00 1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  604 1.2 x 6.0 x 9.2 inches
 Hale, Stella Martin, Josephine DeWinter GillFeng Shui Home0-7607-6653-3PaperbackNNBarnes and Noble Books200515.0 StarsHealth, Mind & Body : Personal Health : Stress : Feng Shui N $4.94Book Description Feng Shui is an ancient interpretation of the natural world which informs us how to create environments of harmony. This beautiful book shows beautiful pictures that show how to create a peaceful and harmonious home.1970-04-16Amazon   1970-04-16  0  
PS3204Hall, Donald (Editor)Choice of Whitman's Verse0-571-08613-6PaperbackNNFaber & FaberJune, 196814.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( H ) : Hall, Donald N $0.83ABOUT THE BOOK A Choice of Whitman's Verse1970-01-14Amazon   1970-01-14  176 0.5 x 5.2 x 8.0 inches
P120.S48 G47Hall, KiraGender Articulated0-415-91399-3PaperbackNNRoutledgeDecember 27, 199513.0 StarsNonfiction : Women's Studies : Feminist Theory N $35.95Book Description Gender Articulated is a groundbreaking work of sociolinguistics that forges connections between language-related fields and feminist theory. Refuting apolitical, essentialist perspectives on language and gender, the essays presented here examine a range of cultures, languages and settings. They explicitly connect feminist theory to language research. Some of the most distinguished scholars working in the field of language and gender today discuss such topics as Japanese women's appropriation of "men's language," the literary representation of lesbian discourse, the silencing of women on the Internet, cultural mediation and Spanish use at New Mexican weddings and the uses of silence in the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings.1970-04-14Amazon   1970-04-14  528 9.0 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
B3279.H49 H26Halliburton, DavidPoetic Thinking: An Approach to Heidegger0-226-31372-7HardcoverNNUniv of Chicago PrApril, 19821 Literature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : GeneralChicagoN $11.34ABOUT THE BOOK Poetic Thinking: An Approach to Heidegger2005-10-08Amazon700/.1 19 19812005-10-08  235Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976, Literature -- Philosophy, Poetry24 cm.
ND3380.4.R65 H36Hamburger, Jeffery F.The Rothschild Canticles: Art and Mysticism in Flanders and the Rhineland Circa 1300 (Yale Publications in the History of Art)0-300-04308-2HardcoverNNYale Univ PrFebruary, 199113.0 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Art History : Schools, Periods & Styles : ByzantineNew HavenN $170.00Language Notes Text: English, Latin2005-12-20Amazon745.6/7/094428 20 19902005-12-20 Yale Publications in the History of Art336Rothschild canticles, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Flemish, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Gothic --, Flanders, Illumination of books and manuscripts, German --, Germany -- Rhineland, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval, -- Ge1.5 x 9.0 x 11.5 inches
NK1653.G4 H36Hamburger, Jeffrey F.The Visual and the Visionary: Art and Female Spirituality in Late Medieval Germany0-942299-45-0HardcoverNNZone BooksOctober 30, 199825.0 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Art History : Schools, Periods & Styles : MedievalNew YorkN $28.98From Library Journal What do objects of art mean to a nun who has sworn off objects in a vow of poverty? Sometimes they mean everything, according to Hamburger (art history, Univ. of Toronto). Much attention has been given to the portrayal of women in art; Hamburger instead addresses women's use of art. He explores the changing role of art in female spirituality during the Middle Ages in Germany with specific regard to the pastoral care of nuns and shows that art objects had myriad purposes for these women. In addition to predictable purposes (playing a role in the experience of the Mass), art could serve as an aid to intuitive experience, as a type of rebellion by privatizing worship, or simply as something to be created and sold for purposes as mundane as supplementing endowments or purchasing prayer books. Hamburger's well-executed work is highly recommended for academic libraries.?Nadine Dalton Speidel, Cuyahoga Cty P.L., Parma, OH Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. Book Description The Visual and the Visionary adds a new dimension to the study of female spirituality, with its nuanced account of the changing roles of images in medieval monasticism from the twelfth century to the Reformation. In nine essays embracing the histories of art, religion, and literature, Jeffrey Hamburger explores the interrelationships between the visual arts and female spirituality in the context of the cura monialium, the pastoral care of nuns. Used as instruments of instruction and inspiration, images occupied a central place in debates over devotional practice, monastic reform, and mystical expression. Far from supplementing a history of art from which they have been excluded, the images made by and for women shaped that history decisively by defining novel modes of religious expression, above all, the relationship between sight and subjectivity. With this book, the study of female piety and artistic patronage becomes an integral part of the general history of medieval art and spirituality.1970-01-14Amazon704/.9/482/082 21  1970-01-14  580Devotional objects -- Germany, Devotional objects -- Catholic Church, Christian art and symbolism -- Germany --, Medieval, 500-1500, Nuns as artists -- Germany11.3 x 7.6 x 2.0 inches
B131.B28 2001Hamilton, SueIndian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction0-19-285374-0PaperbackNNOxford University PressMay 1, 200112.5 StarsHistory : Asia : India N $9.95 2005-04-25Amazon   2005-04-25  153 7.0 x 4.4 x 0.4 inches
PG2131Hamilton, WilliamIntroduction to Russian Phonology and Word Structure0-89357-063-XPaperbackNNSlavica PubJune, 198014.0 StarsForeign Language Instruction & Reference : RussianColumbus, OhioN $19.95Language Notes Text: English, Russian1970-01-14Amazon491.71/5 19  1970-01-14  187Russian language -- Phonology, Russian language -- Morphophonemics, Russian language -- Word formation0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
PT8950.H3Hamsun, KnutMysteries0-380-00504-2Mass Market PaperbackNNWilliam Morrow & Company, Inc.September 198014.5 Stars  N  ABOUT THE BOOK Mysteries ANNOTATION A stranger suddenly appears in a small Norwegian coastal town, exciting an atmosphere of mystery and intrigue with his eccentric behavior. Soon, he dissappears, but not before bringing to the surface the hidden impulses, repressed thoughts, and darkest de FROM THE PUBLISHER Mysteries (1892) is the story of Johan Nilsen Nagel, a mysterious stranger who suddenly turns up in a small Norwegian town one summer-and just as suddenly disappears. Nagel is a complete outsider, a sort of modern Christ treated in a spirit of near parody. He condemns the politics and thought of the age, brings comfort to the insulted and injured and gains the love of two women suggestive of the biblical Mary and Martha. But there is a sinister side of him: in his vest he carries a vial of Prussic acid. The novel creates a powerful sense of Nagel's stream of thought, as he increasingly withdraws into the torture chamber of his own subconscious psyche. Mysteries is closer to me than any other book I have read. (Henry Miller) Never has the Nobel Prize been awarded to one worthier of it. (Thomas Mann) It is as immediate as last night's dream or nightmare. (The New York Times) Author Bio: Knut Hamsun (1858-1952) was born to a farming family and spent much of his early life impoverished and unknown, before finding success with his novel, Hunger (1890). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920. Sverre Lyngstad, born in Norway, translated the Penguin Classics editions of Hamsun's Hunger and Pain.1970-01-07Barnes & Noble   1970-01-07  0  
B2430.L482 E6Hand, Sean (Editor)The Levinas Reader (Blackwell Readers)0-631-16447-2PaperbackNNBlackwell PublishersMarch 1, 199015.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $34.95Book Description Emmanuel Levinas has been Professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne and the director of the Ecole Normale Israelite Orientale. Through such works as "Totality and Infinity" and "Otherwise than Being", he has exerted a profound influence on twentieth-century continental philosophy, providing inspiration for Derrida, Lyotard, Blanchot and Irigaray. "The Levinas Reader" collects, often for the first time in English, essays by Levinas encompassing every aspect of his thought: the early phenomenological studies written under the guidance and inspiration of Husserl and Heidegger; the fully developed ethical critique of such totalizing philosophies; the pioneering texts on the moral dimension to aesthetics; the rich and subtle readings of the Talmud which are an exemplary model of an ethical, transcendental philosophy at work; the admirable meditations on current political issues. Sean Hand's introduction gives a complete overview of Levinas's work and situates each chapter within his general contribution to phenomenology, aesthetics, religion, politics and, above all, ethics. Each essay has been prefaced with a brief introduction presenting the basic issues and the necessary background, and suggesting ways to study the text further. Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: French--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  311 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
HQ1744.P86 M35Hansen, Thomas Blom (Other Contributor)Bjp and the Compulsions of Politics in India0-19-565614-8HardcoverNNOxford University PressJanuary, 200114.0 Stars  N $34.22 2005-05-03Amazon   2005-05-03  393  
JQ215.H3 1972HansonIndia's Democracy (Comparative Modern Governments)0-393-09908-3PaperbackNNW W Norton & Co IncJune, 19721 Nonfiction : Politics : GeneralNew YorkN $0.01ABOUT THE BOOK Indias Democracy -OP1970-01-21Amazon320.9/54/04  1970-01-21 Introductions to Comparative Government235India -- Politics and government -- 1947-235 p. map. 22 cm.
GN365.9.H37Haraway, Donna J.Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature0-415-90387-4PaperbackNNRoutledgeMarch, 199113.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Sociology : GeneralNew YorkN $17.79From Publishers Weekly Scholars of modern feminist theory, particularly of perspectives on science (notably biology) and how they relate to perceptions of human culture, will appreciate these 10 essays by science historian Haraway ( Primate Visions ), adapted from articles published between 1978 and 1989. They chart a shift in her standpoint during this period: the earliest works reflect a Marxist analytical influence (as befits "a proper, US socialist-feminist" of the '70s), while the later ones also show the influence of post-modernism. "Animal Sociology and a Natural Economy of the Body Politic" surveys primatology research of the 1930s and '40s to explore how the "principle of domination" is embedded in some scientific thought. "Gender for a Marxist Dictionary," in which Haraway develops a definition for the word "gender," highlights the difficulty of reducing complex concepts to keywords. "The Biopolitics of Postmodern Bodies" views the "biomedical, biotechnical" self, incorporating modern discourse on the immunological system; bodies, like gender, she contends, "are not born; they are made" as biomedical constructs. Illustrated. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-07Amazon304.5 20 19911970-01-07  287Sociobiology, Feminist criticism, Primates -- Behavior, Human behavior9.2 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
D217 .H68 2002Hardt, MichaelEmpire0-674-00671-2PaperbackNNHarvard University PressJuly 1, 200123.0 StarsNonfiction : Government : Democracy N $ Empire is a sweeping book with a big-picture vision. Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri argue that while classical imperialism has largely disappeared, a new empire is emerging in a diffuse blend of technology, economics, and globalization. The book brings together unlikely bedfellows: Hardt, associate professor in Duke University's literature program, and Negri, among other things a writer and inmate at Rebibbia Prison in Rome. Empire aspires to the same scale of grand political philosophy as Locke or Marx or Fukuyama, but whether Hardt and Negri accomplish this daunting task is debatable. It is, however, an exciting book that is especially timely following the emergence of terrorism as a geopolitical force. Hardt and Negri maintain that empire--traditionally understood as military or capitalist might--has embarked upon a new stage of historical development and is now better understood as a complex web of sociopolitical forces. They argue, with a neo-Marxist bent, that "the multitude" will transcend and defeat the new empire on its own terms. The authors address everything from the works of Deleuze to Jefferson's constitutional democracy to the Chiapas revolution in a far-ranging analysis of our contemporary situation. Unfortunately, their penchant for references and academese sometimes renders the prose unwieldy. But if Hardt and Negri's vision of the world materializes, they will undoubtedly be remembered as prophetic. --Eric de Place Stanley Aronowitz, The Nation " a bold move away from established doctrine.2005-05-04Amazon   2005-05-04  504 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
JC423.H364Hardt, MichaelMultitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire1-59420-024-6HardcoverNNPenguin PutnamAugust, 200414.0 StarsNonfiction : Government : DemocracyNew YorkN $ Complex, ambitious, disquieting, and ultimately hopeful, Multitude is the work of a couple of writers and thinkers who dare to address the great issues of our time from a truly alternative perspective. The sequel to 2001's equally bold and demanding Empire continues in the vein of the earlier tome. Where Empire's central premise was that the time of nation-state power grabs was passing as a new global order made up of "a new form of sovereignty" consisting of corporations, global-wide institutions, and other command centers is in ascendancy, Multitude focuses on the masses within the empire, except that, where academics Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri are concerned, this body is defined by its diversity rather than its commonalities. The challenge for the multitude in this new era is "for the social multiplicity to manage to communicate and act in common while remaining internally different." One may already be rereading that last sentence. Indeed, Empire isn't breezy reading. But for those aren't afraid of wadding into a knotty philosophical and political discourse of uncommon breadth, Multitude offers many rewards. --Steven Stolder From Publishers Weekly Empire (2000)--the surprise hit that made its term for U.S global hegemony stick and presciently set the agenda for post–9/11 political theory on the left--was written by this same somewhat unlikely duo: Hardt, an American political scientist at Duke University, and Negri, a former Italian parliament member and political exile, trained political scientist and sometime inmate of Rome's Rebibbia prison. This book follows up on Empire's promise of imagining a full-blown global democracy. Though the authors admit that they can't provide the final means for bringing that entity about (or the forms for maintaining it), the book is rich in ideas and agitational ends. The "multitude" is Hardt and Negri's term for the earth's six billion increasingly networked citizens, an enormous potential force for "the destruction of sovereignty in favor of democracy." The middle section on the nature of that multitude is bookended by two others. The first describes the situation in which the multitude finds itself: "permanent war." The last grounds demands for and historical precursors of global democracy. Written for activists to provide a solid goal (with digressions into history and theory) toward which protest actions might move, this timely book brings together myriad loose strands of far left thinking with clarity, measured reasoning and humor, major accomplishments in and of themselves. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.1970-01-14Amazon321.8 22 20041970-01-14  427Democracy, Internationalism, Globalization, International relations, War, Imperialism9.4 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches
GA201.H53Harley, J. B. (Editor)The History of Cartography: Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean, Vol. 10-226-31633-5HardcoverNNUniversity Of Chicago PressMay 15, 198715.0 StarsHistory : Europe : GeneralChicagoN $145.42From Library Journal This is the long-awaited first of six volumes that will likely be the standard reference work on the topic and help define the paradigm of an emerging discipline. The editors have assembled a group of internationally known scholars to write on various aspects of cartography. All the papers were written for this volume, and all reflect the editors' quest for a work that synthesizes as well as describes. This volume covers up to about 1470. Future volumes will extend coverage both chronologically and geographically. The illustrations, maps, index, and physical attributes of the book are all first rate. No large library can afford to be without this. Charles A. Seavey, Graduate Lib. Sch., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.1970-01-14Amazon526/.09 19 19871970-01-14 History of Cartography Series622Cartography -- History13.9 x 9.3 x 1.9 inches
DS786 .H3313Harrer, HeinrichReturn to Tibet0-7538-0804-8PaperbackNNOrion Pub CoMay 4, 20001 Biographies & Memoirs : General N $10.41Book Description In SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET, Heinrich Harrer related his escape from British internment in India, his epic hike to Tibet, and his seven idyllic years there. Thirty years later, in 1982, he went back. Three decades are small in the flow of time, but the changes were profound. In RETURN TO TIBET, Harrer shows us the present-day regime under Chinese rule and compares it with the freedom of the past, when religion and faith were central to life. He proposes solutions to the country's problems and with the Dalai Lama discusses ways of preserving the Tibetans national character and homeland. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition. Language Notes Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-05-16Amazon  20001970-05-16  183 198 x 129 in.
TR899 .H3897Harrington, RichardFinal Cut Pro On the Spot, 2nd Edition1-57820-261-2PaperbackNNCMP BooksOctober 200415.0 StarsArts & Photography : Photography : GeneralSan Francisco, CAN $17.61Michael Horton, president, Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group "...provides you with wonderful tips and tricks, most of which you won't get anywhere else." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Ken Stone " I really like this book, and have learned many new techniques from it." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-04-14Amazon778.59/3/0285536 22 20041970-04-14 DV Expert Series268Final cut (Electronic resource), Video tapes -- Editing -- Data processing7.3 x 9.2 x 0.7 inches
BL570.B53Harris, Alfred (Foreword)Prey into Hunter : The Politics of Religious Experience (Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures)0-521-42312-0PaperbackNNCambridge University PressOctober 17, 199113.5 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : CulturalCambridge ; New YorkN $25.99Book Description Maurice Bloch has for many years been developing an original and influential theory of ritual. In this book he synthesizes a radical theory of religion. Rituals in a great many societies deny the transience of life and of human institutions. Bloch argues that they enact this denial by symbolically sacrificing the participants themselves, so allowing them to participate in the immortality of a transcendent entity. Such sacrifices are achieved through acts of symbolic violence, ranging from bodily mutilations to the killing of animals. The theme is developed with reference to rituals of many types, from a variety of ethnographic sources, and Bloch shows that even exogamous marriage rituals can be reinterpreted in the light of this thesis. He concludes by considering the indirect relation of symbolic and ritual violence to political violence.2005-10-08Amazon291.3/4 20 19922005-10-08 Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures131Violence -- Religious aspects, Sacrifice, Experience (Religion), Religion and civilization9.0 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
N6490.A7167Harrison, CharlesArt in Theory 1900-1990: An Anthology of Changing Ideas0-631-16575-4PaperbackNNBlackwell PublishersJanuary, 199314.0 StarsArts & Photography : Art : Art History : CriticismOxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USAN $19.58Book Description Since it was first published in 1992, this book has become one of the leading anthologies of art theoretical texts in the English-speaking world. This expanded edition includes the fruits of recent research, involving a considerable amount of newly translated material from the entire period, together with additional texts from the last decades of the twentieth century. The features that made the first edition so successful have been retained: The volume provides comprehensive representation of the theories, which underpinned developments in the visual arts during the twentieth century. As well as writings by artists, the anthology includes texts by critics, philosophers, politicians and literary figures. The content is clearly structured into eight broadly chronological sections, starting with the legacy of symbolism and concluding with contemporary debates about the postmodern. The editors provide individual introductions to each of the 340 anthologized texts. Material new to this expanded edition includes texts on African art, on the Bauhaus and on the re-emergent avant-gardes of the period after the Second World War. Post-modernist debates are amplified by texts on gender, on installation and performance art, and on the increasing globalization of culture.1969-12-31Amazon709/.04 20  1969-12-31  1216Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Philosophy8.9 x 6.0 x 2.1 inches
PS571.M6Harrison, Rebecca (Editor)Plain Songs II: Thirteen Carleton Writers0-939394-08-1PaperbackNNBlack Willow PressDecember, 200014.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Genre Fiction : Anthologies N $10.81Book Description This baker's dozen of Carleton faculty represents a great variety of tones and styles from writers who are also teachers. Since the last gathering of prose, poetry, and essays by Carleton faculty, the number of the writers in the college has grown, and we present here four new voices--three poets, and so to speak, a letter-writer--who join the original older guard in a collection of great variety and range. Once more, they give lie to the old adage about writing and teaching and show that in these snowy wastes and green undulations, far from the hubbub of either coast, much is being witnessed that deserves a permanent form. This new anthology contains fiction, biography, and poetry by widely published authors, such as Gregory Blake Smith, Wayne Carver, Mary Easter, Clare Rossini, Keith Harrison, Jane Taylor McDonnell, and Gregory Hewett--as well as pieces by newer faculty members at Carleton College. A handsome volume, full of surprises.1970-01-07Amazon   1970-01-07  220 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches
JQ215 1960Harrison, Selig S.India: The Most Dangerous Decades HardcoverNNPrinceton University Press19601  Princeton, N.J.N   2006-01-22 342.54 1960   0Communism -- India; Regionalism -- India 
BL1216Harshananda, SwamiHindu Gods and Goddesses8171201105HardcoverNNRamakrishna MathFebruary 198514.0 StarsReligion & Bibles : Hinduism N $5.95ABOUT THE BOOK Hindu Gods and Goddesses2005-11-20Barnes & Noble   2005-11-20  179  
PN94.H34Hartman, GeoffreyCriticism in the Wilderness0-300-02839-3PaperbackNNYale Univ PrFebruary, 198213.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : General N $4.44ABOUT THE BOOK Criticism in the Wilderness: The Study of Literature Today1969-12-31Amazon   1969-12-31  336 1.0 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
PN81.H285Hartman, Geoffrey H.Saving the Text : Literature/Derrida/Philosophy0-8018-2453-2PaperbackNNThe Johns Hopkins University PressAugust 1, 198214.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Criticism & Theory : General N $25.00Review "The tone... is excited, gathering, confident; one feels that Hartman is happiest near the text, even a text as strange and unclassifiable as Glas... This particular indeterminacy has stirred new shoots in Hartman's critical wilderness."-- MLN Book Description Saving the Text cuts through Jacques Derrida's complex blend of philosophy, commentary, and elaborate wordplay to ascertain his place in the history of criticism and the significance of Glas as a literary event. Distinguished critic and scholar Geoffrey Hartman explores the usefulness of Derrida's style of close reading for English and American scholarship and establishes its relevance to the division that has arisen between European and Anglo-American critical approaches.2005-10-15Amazon  c1982005-10-15  216 8.9 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
BL205Hartshorne, CharlesThe Divine Relativity: A Social Conception of God (Terry Lectures (Paperback))0-300-02880-6PaperbackNNYale University PressJanuary, 198315.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Christianity : Reference : Theology : General N $21.00ABOUT THE BOOK Divine Relativity: A Social Conception of God1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21 Terry Lectures192 0.5 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
GF125.H37Harvey, DavidSpaces of Hope (California Studies in Critical Human Geography, 7)0-520-22578-3PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressMarch, 200015.0 StarsNonfiction : Politics : International : RelationsBerkeleyN $15.72Book Description As the twentieth century drew to a close, the rich were getting richer; power was concentrating within huge corporations; vast tracts of the earth were being laid waste; three quarters of the earth's population had no control over its destiny and no claim to basic rights. There was nothing new in this. What was new was the virtual absence of any political will to do anything about it. Spaces of Hope takes issue with this. David Harvey brings an exciting perspective to two of the principal themes of contemporary social discourse: globalization and the body. Exploring the uneven geographical development of late-twentieth-century capitalism, and placing the working body in relation to this new geography, he finds in Marx's writings a wealth of relevant analysis and theoretical insight. In order to make much-needed changes, Harvey maintains, we need to become the architects of a different living and working environment and to learn to bridge the micro-scale of the body and the personal and the macro-scale of global political economy. Utopian movements have for centuries tried to construct a just society. Harvey looks at their history to ask why they failed and what the ideas behind them might still have to offer. His devastating description of the existing urban environment (Baltimore is his case study) fuels his argument that we can and must use the force of utopian imagining against all who say "there is no alternative." He outlines a new kind of utopian thought, which he calls dialectical utopianism, and refocuses our attention on possible designs for a more equitable world of work and living with nature. If any political ideology or plan is to work, he argues, it must take account of our human qualities. Finally, Harvey dares to sketch a very personal utopian vision in an appendix, one that leaves no doubt about his own geography of hope.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From the Back Cover "There is no question that David Harvey's work has been one of the most important, influential, and imaginative contributions to the development of human geography since the Second World War. . . . His readings of Marx are arresting and original--a remarkably fresh return to the foundational texts of historical materialism." (Derek Gregory, author of Geographical Imaginations)--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-10-08Amazon335.4 21 20002005-10-08 California Studies in Critical Human Geography Series293Communism and geography, Human geography, Regional disparities, Space in economics, Utopian socialism, Marxian economics9.2 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
PA4291.H4Havelock, EricPreface to Plato (History of the Greek Mind,)0-674-69906-8PaperbackNNBelknap PressMarch, 198215.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Classics : Greek N $24.95ABOUT THE BOOK Preface to Plato2005-10-15Amazon  19822005-10-15 History of the Greek Mind Series344 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.0 inches
BL1216.2.D48Hawley, John Stratton (Editor)Devi: Goddesses of India0-520-20058-6PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressJuly 1, 19962 Religion & Spirituality : Hinduism : General N $21.95From Library Journal Editors Hawley (religion, Barnard Coll.) and Wulff (religion, Brown Univ.) offer a collection of scholarly essays exploring the portrayals of 12 Hindu goddesses from a number of regions and time periods. Well written and thoroughly researched, the essays explore the multivarious roles of the goddess in a religion where the presence of the female divine is vital, real, and contradictory. The editors have divided the essays into sections discussing the goddess as supreme and goddess as consort; goddesses who mother and possess; and, finally, Kali in the Western goddess spirituality movement. Recommended for graduate collections on religion, women's studies, Asian studies, and sociology.?Gail Wood, SUNY Coll. of Tech. Lib., Alfred Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-04-30Amazon   2005-04-30  373 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
PR503.H38Heaney, SeamusThe Redress of Poetry0-374-24853-2HardcoverNNFarrar Straus & GirouxNovember, 199515.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Authors, A-Z : ( H ) : Heaney, SeamusNew YorkN $ From the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature comes a collection of essays based on lectures he delivered while Professor of Poetry at Oxford. The great Irish poet delivers wisdom about his craft in a style full of humor and devoid of pedantry. With his expansive spirit, Heaney examines poets such as Brian Merriman, Oscar Wilde, Dylan Thomas and, of course, William Butler Yeats. The Redress of Poetry is a rare opportunity to enter the lecture hall and learn from a master. From Publishers Weekly The 10 essays on poetry collected here, adapted from lectures delivered at Oxford between 1989 and 1994, display much of the intellectual restlessness, linguistic wizardry and political conscience that have shaped Heaney's own poetry. His thesis is that poetry of the highest order must redress social imbalances, at once transfiguring the circumstances it observes and offering an unforeseen, more humane, aesthetic alternative. This is an abstract and rigorous idea, yet nonacademic readers will find much to savor as Heaney tests and refines his paradigm in light of a largely canonical selection of poets (most are from the British Isles). Ranging freely from a brief life of each poet to a close reading of a few poems by him or her, he addresses, for instance, how Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art" assuages the "loss" to which it alludes; how Christopher Marlowe's "Hero and Leander" "extended the alphabet" of Elizabethan sexual mores; and how 19th-century rustic poet John Clare achieved a truly lyrical local idiom at odds with official English. With their palpable evocation of the writing process and their disavowal of jargon and trendy political abstractions, these are exemplary essays?and tell us much about the influences and obsessions of this year's Nobel laureate in literature. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.1970-01-07Amazon821.009 20  1970-01-07  211English poetry -- History and criticism, American poetry -- History and criticism, English poetry -- Irish authors -- History and, criticism1.0 x 6.0 x 8.8 inches
BL2003.3.I53Heehs, Peter (Editor)Indian Religions: A Historical Reader of Spiritual Expression and Experience0-8147-3650-5PaperbackNNNew York University PressDecember 1, 200215.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Religious Studies : Comparative Religion N $23.00Library Journal, March 15, 2003 The introductions and the texts themselves combine to make this book useful for scholars as well as spiritual seekers. Deccan Herald, December 1, 2002 A must for all libraries.2005-05-03Amazon   2005-05-03  604 8.7 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
BP605.N48H44Heelas, PaulThe New Age Movement: The Celebration of the Self and the Sacralization of Modernity0-631-19332-4PaperbackNNBlackwell PublishersSeptember 1, 199615.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Sociology : Social TheoryOxford ; Cambridge, Mass., USAN $39.95About the Author Paul Heelas is Professor of Religious Studies at Lancaster University.2006-01-18Amazon299/.93 20  2006-01-18  266New Age movement, Religion and sociology9.0 x 6.0 x 0.9 inches
BV4501.3.S663Heelas, PaulThe Spiritual Revolution: Why Religion Is Giving Way To Spirituality (Religion in the Modern World)1-4051-1959-4PaperbackNNBlackwell PublishersJanuary, 200514.0 StarsReligion & Spirituality : Other Practices : RitualMalden, MAN $24.95ABOUT THE BOOK Spiritual Revolution: Why Religion Is Giving Way to Spirituality FROM THE PUBLISHER This book presents findings from a major research project designed to chart the state of religion and spirituality today. Though it finds little to support more extreme claims of change, it discovers that spiritualities which engage with the depths of personal experience are faring far better than religions that demand conformity to higher truth. These developments are explained by drawing attention to the significance of a 'subjective turn' in the wider culture - whereby conformity to external obligations becomes less important than sensitivity to inner life and wellbeing. FROM THE CRITICS Library Journal In the aftermath of the recent U.S. presidential election, the media hit upon a key issue to which the outcome was directly attributed: moral values. Much ado was made of the sudden solidarity of these influential "values voters," whose behavior starkly belied dire predictions of advancing secularism. Does this indicate that traditional religions are indeed flourishing? Not according to Heelas and his coauthors (all Univ. of Lancaster, Great Britain). They suggest that a different kind of spiritual revolution is transpiring in Western culture, as evidenced by the experiential spirituality that has crept into commerce, healthcare, and the media. Methodical research in a single British town suggests that subjectivization is significantly affecting membership of traditional institutions; those not adapting to this need are showing signs of decline and attrition. The authors do not deny the evidence for secularization but contend that it exists paradoxically alongside one for sacralization. Ultimately, they predict that if holism continues to spread with its present vigor, a spiritual revolution will undoubtedly occur in the near future. Appropriate for college and institutional library collections as well as large public libraries.-Dina Komuves, Collingswood, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.1970-01-14Amazon200/.9/0511 22  1970-01-14 Religion in the Modern World Ser.204Spirituality9.0 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches
D16.8Hegel, Georg W.The Philosophy of History0-486-20112-0PaperbackNNDover PublicationsJune 1, 195614.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : GeneralNew YorkN $3.50Book Description One of the great classics of Western thought develops concept that history is not chance but a rational process, operating according to the laws of evolution, and embodying the spirit of freedom. Translated by J. Sibree. Introduction by Carl Friedrich.2005-11-20Amazon901  2005-11-20  457History -- Philosophy8.0 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
B2939.E5 B76Hegel, Georg Wilhelm FriedrichLectures on the Philosophy of Religion: The Lectures of 18270-520-06020-2PaperbackNNUniversity of California PressAugust 1, 198814.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : General N $9.79Book Description From the complete three-volume critical edition of Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, this edition extracts the full text and footnotes of the 1827 lectures, making the work available in a convenient form for study. Of the lectures that can be fully reconstructed, those of 1827 are the clearest, the maturest in form, and the most accessible to nonspecialists. In them, readers will find Hegel engaged in lively debates and in important refinements of his treatment of the concept of religion, the Oriental religions and Judaism, Christology, the Trinity, the God-world relationship, and many other topics. This edition contains a new editorial introduction as well as critical annotations on the text and tables, bibliography, and glossary from the complete edition. The result of an international collaborative effort on the part of Walter Jaeschke, Ricardo Ferrara, and Peter C. Hodgson, the new edition is appearing simultaneously in German, English, and Spanish. The English edition has been prepared by a team consisting of Robert F. Brown (University of Delaware), Peter C. Hodgson (Vanderbilt University), and J. Michael Stewart (Farnham, England), with the assistance of H. S. Harris (York University). Language Notes Text: English, German (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  552 9.0 x 6.0 x 1.4 inches
D111.H42Heidegger, MartinAn Introduction to Metaphysics0-300-01740-5PaperbackNNYale University PressSeptember 10, 197415.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : MetaphysicsNew HavenN $1.23Language Notes Text: English, German (translation) From the Inside Flap Heidegger's Introduction to Metaphysics is one of the most important works written by this towering figure in twentieth-century philosophy. It includes a powerful reinterpretation of Greek thought, a sweeping vision of Western history, and a glimpse of the reasons behind Heidegger's support of the Nazi Party in the 1930s. Heidegger tries to reawaken the "question of Being" by challenging some of the most enduring prejudices embedded in Western philosophy and in our everyday practices and language. Furthermore, he relates this question to the insights of Greek tragedy into the human condition and to the political and cultural crises of modernity.This new translation makes this work more accessible to students than ever before. It combines smoothness with accuracy and provides conventional translations of Greek passages that Heidegger translated unconventionally. There are also extensive notes, a German-English glossary, and an introduction that discusses the history of the text, its basic themes, and its place in Heidegger's oeuvre.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.2005-10-08Amazon111 19792005-10-08  214Ontology0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
B3279.H47 E5Heidegger, MartinBasic Writings: From Being and Time (1927) to the Task of Thinking (1964) (His Works)0-06-063845-1PaperbackNNHarperCollins PublishersJune, 197714.5 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : ModernNew YorkN $1.92Book Description Heidegger's most popular collection of essential writings, now revised and expanded -- includes the 10 key essays plus the introduction to Being and Time. paco--This text refers to the Paperback edition. Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: German--This text refers to the Paperback edition.2005-10-15Amazon193 19772005-10-15 His Works397Philosophy1.1 x 5.1 x 7.9 inches
B3279.H42 S51 c1Heidegger, MartinBeing and time  NNHarper196215.0 StarsOntologyNew YorkN  Bibliographical references included in "Author's notes" (p. [489]-501)1970-01-02Library of Congress [1]111 20  1970-01-02  589Ontology, Space and time589 p. 23 cm.
B188.H44Heidegger, MartinEarly Greek Thinking0-06-063842-7PaperbackNNHarperCollins PublishersFebruary 1, 198514.0 StarsHistory : Europe : Greece : General N $30.00Book Description Heidegger's key essays on the pre-Socratic philosophers; an unexcelled look at the roots of Western philosophy. Language Notes Text: English, German (translation)1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  144 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.0 inches
B3279.H48 N413Heidegger, MartinNietzsche: Vols. 3 and 4 (Vol. 3: The Will to Power as Knowledge and as Metaphysics; Vol. 4: Nihilism)0-06-063794-3PaperbackNNHarperSanFranciscoMarch 1, 199114.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $24.00Book Description A landmark discussion between two great thinkers--the second (combining volumes III and IV) of two volumes inquiring into the central issues of Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy. From the Publisher A landmark discussion between two great thinkers--the second (combining volumes III and IV) of two volumes inquiring into the central issues of Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy.2005-10-04Amazon   2005-10-04 Nietzsche, Vols. III and IV Series608 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.7 inches
B3279.H48 N5413Heidegger, MartinNietzsche: Volumes One and Two : Volumes One and Two (Nietzsche, Vols. I & II)0-06-063841-9PaperbackNNHarperSanFranciscoMarch 1, 199114.0 StarsBiographies & Memoirs : General N $24.00--Booklist "A major contribution to our understanding of each of these thinkers." Book Description A landmark discussion between two great thinkers, vital to an understanding of twentieth-century philosophy and intellectual history.1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  608 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.8 inches
B3279.H42 Z401Heidegger, MartinOn Time and Being0-06-131941-4PaperbackNNHarpercollinsMarch, 19771 Literature & Fiction : General : Contemporary N $2.76Language Notes Text: English, German (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.2005-10-08Amazon  19722005-10-08  84 0.2 x 5.2 x 8.0 inches
B3279.H42 S51 c2Heidegger, MartinSein Und Zeit3-484-70122-6HardcoverNNSchoenhofsforeign Books Inc200115.0 Stars  N $29.58Language Notes Text: German1970-01-02Amazon   1970-01-02  458 1.2 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
PN1031.H46Heidegger, Martin,Poetry, Language, Thought.0-06-090430-5PaperbackNNPerennialMarch, 197614.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : General N $0.92--Review of Metaphysics "A first-rate introduction. . . [a] very valuable collection." Book Description Essential reading for students and anyone interested in the great philosophers. "[A] first-rate translation preceded by an excellent introduction . . . [a] very valuable collection."--Review of Metaphysics2005-10-15Amazon  19712005-10-15 Perennial Library Series256 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.0 inches
 Helwig, Monika42 Indian Mandalas Coloring Book0-89793-338-9PaperbackNNHunter House PublishersJuly 2, 200114.0 Stars4-for-3 Books : Children's Books : Kids: Ages 4-8 N $9.95Book Description Some Indian mandala patterns are more than 5,000 years old. This book features both traditional and modern motifs such as embroidered handicrafts, geometric mazes and knots, peacocks, and lotuses. Monika Helwig's stylized versions of these classic patterns make this book an ideal diversion as well as a learning experience.1970-05-16Amazon   1970-05-16  96 11.0 x 8.6 x 1.4 inches
PG2129.E5R63 199Henry, KathrynGolosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Book II (2nd Edition)0-13-895111-XHardcoverNNPrentice HallAugust 20, 199824.5 StarsReference : Dictionaries & Thesauruses : English (All)Upper Saddle River, N.J.N $78.67Book Description Communicative approach to Russian that is designed to help readers reach the ACTFL Intermediate range in speaking and Intermediate High in reading and listening. Each unit in the program revolves around a topic (university, family, etc.), and follows the same basic format: introduction of basic vocabulary for the topic, listening to introductory conversations, short dialogs with activization exercises and role-play practice, practice in listening and reading with emphasis on strategies, grammar study and practice in both oral and written form, and written workbook exercises that go from mechanical to creative. The main book is accompanied by a workbook with laboratory drills and written exercises, and an audio program that runs approximately ten hours and includes listening comprehension exercises, dialogs, conversations, and rapid-pace oral drills. The publisher, Prentice-Hall Humanities/Social Science Book 2 of 2 volume beginning-level Russian language program addresses the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), as well as culture.1970-01-21Amazon491.782/421 21  1970-01-21  448Russian language -- Textbooks for foreign, speakers -- English10.3 x 8.3 x 1.0 inches
PG2129.E5 H46Henry, KathrynGolosa: A Basic Course in Russian: Book 2 : Lab Manual/Workbook0-13-895129-2PaperbackNNPrentice HallJune, 199914.5 StarsReference : Foreign Languages : Instruction : Miscellaneous N $35.00ABOUT THE BOOK Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Vol. 21970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21 Lab Manual Workbook Golosary Series2 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
DF951.R4 H477Herzfeld, MichaelA Place in History0-691-02855-9PaperbackNNPrinceton University PressOctober 7, 199111.0 StarsHistory : Europe : GeneralPrinceton, N.J.N $32.95Review Herezfeld once again assures his place as one of the finest ethnographers to work in Greece. . . . This rare study of social organization in a provincial Greek city sheds much light on how public officials and citizens debate their connection to the Greek past.2005-10-08Amazon949.9/8 20 19912005-10-08 Princeton Studies in Culture, Power, and History Series330Rethymnon (Greece) -- History9.2 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
PS593.H3 V36Heuvel, Cor Van DenThe Haiku Anthology0-393-32118-5PaperbackNNW. W. Norton & CompanyNovember 200024.0 StarsLiterature & Fiction : Poetry : Anthologies N $10.37Library Booknotes This is an exceptional selection of English-language haiku at its finest. Providence Sunday Journal Generous, irreplaceable. . . . It's an eye-opener and a who's-who of haiku today.1970-01-28Amazon   1970-01-28  432 7.2 x 5.0 x 1.0 inches
P35.H5Hickerson, Nancy ParrottLinguistic Anthropology (Basic anthropology units)0-03-006956-4PaperbackNNHarcourt SchoolJanuary, 198011.0 StarsNonfiction : Social Sciences : Anthropology : GeneralNew YorkN $2.98Book Description Intended for courses in Linguistics. This long-awaited revision of a best-selling classic text in the area of linguistic anthropology provides authoritative coverage of the origin of language and languages, the descriptive study of language, language acquisition, and the impact of variables such as history, culture, gender, and ethnicity on language. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.1969-12-31Amazon401/.9 19801969-12-31 Basic anthropology units168Anthropological linguistics, Linguistics0.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
PG3012 .H5 1967aHingley, RonaldRussian writers and society, 1825-1904  NNMcGraw-Hill196715.0 StarsAuthors, Russian -- Political and social viewsNew YorkN  Bibliography: p. 248-251.1970-04-14Library of Congress [1]891.7/09003  1970-04-14 World University library253Authors, Russian -- Political and social views, Literature and society -- Russia -- History --, 19th century, Authorship -- Social aspects -- Russia -- History, -- 19th century(part col.), maps (part col.),
B131.H57Hiriyanna, M.The Essentials of Indian Philosophy8120813308PaperbackNNMotilal BanarsidassJanuary 1, 200015.0 StarsNonfiction : Philosophy : Eastern N $12.95Book Description This book provides a concise, connected account of Indian philosophy, and interpretation and criticism are provided within the limits of the volume. An introductory chapter summarizes Vedic religion and philosophy, and then Indian thought is considered in chapters dealing respectively with the early post-Vedic period and the age of the systems. A brief historical survey accompanies each natural division of the subject, in addition to an exposition of its theory of knowledge, ontology and practical teaching. A glossary of Sanskrit terms and a good subject index are provided.1970-01-21Amazon   1970-01-21  216  
HM1246.H57Hitchens, ChristopherLetters to a Young Contrarian0-465-03032-7HardcoverNNBasic BooksOctober, 200113.5 StarsLiterature & Fiction : General : Classics[New York]N $ "Do justice, and let the skies fall." Christopher Hitchens borrows from Roman antiquity this touchstone for a career of confrontation, argument, and troublemaking. Part of the Art of Mentoring series, Letters to a Young Contrarian is a trim volume of about two dozen letters to an imaginary student of controversy. The letters are wonderfully engaging--Hitchens is an exceptional prose stylist--and from the outset they strike a self-reflective note. What Hitchens lionizes and illuminates in this book is not any particular disagreement, but a way of being perpetually at odds with the mainstream. "Humanity is very much in debt to such people," he argues. Hitchens's style is incendiary and sometimes flamboyant. He relishes the role of provocateur and fancies himself a gadfly to the drowsy American republic. One of his main strengths is his erudition, allowing him to range over vast landscapes of the humanities and politics in a single breath. But he is also sometimes glib and self-satisfied, and his penchant for referencing everything in sight can be distracting. Nonetheless, his arguments are forceful and morally important--and if the reader feels otherwise, there are few more fitting compliments to a professional dissident than dissent. --Eric de Place From Publishers Weekly Hitchens, a columnist for the Nation and Vanity Fair, and author, most recently, of The Trial of Henry Kissinger, has made a career of disagreement and dissent, of being the thorn in search of a side. "Only an open conflict of ideas and principles can produce any clarity," he observes. Hitchens's views, also part of the Art of Mentoring series (see Dershowitz, above), unfold in the form of an ongoing correspondence with an imaginary mentee whom he advises on modes of thought, argument and self-determination, on how to "live at an angle to the safety and mediocrity of consensus." The threats to free will are many, some predictable: establishment powers, the media, religious edicts, the manipulation of language, polls, labels, people with answers. Less obvious corrosives: the Dalai Lama, harmony, the New York Times claim to publish "all the news that's fit to print" ("conceited" and "censorious"). Indeed, the supply of enemies to rail against seems endless. Over a short span, Hitchens sounds off on a variety of topics irony, radicalism, anarchy, socialism, solitude, faith and humor, to name a few propelling readers through both time and space, from the Bible to Bosnia. At times, the argumentative positions seem offered up for their own sake which the author argues is justified and may inadvertently raise the question of how far we can define ourselves by what we are not. But this mini-manifesto, despite the somewhat mountainous terrain, should provide readers interested in current events and anti-establishment philosophy with a clearer view into one of today's more restless and provocative minds. (Oct.) Forecast: Basic figures there are as many budding contrarians out there as there are budding lawyers. The house is launching the new Art of Mentoring series with a 75,000-copy first printing of both books. With