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By Alan Brown, Gabrielle Roy. 1982
By Sandra Martin, Ed Martin Sandra. 2007
In twenty-two original narratives, some of Canada's most acclaimed writers share stories, memories, insights, and revelations - from the comic… to the tragic - about the first man in their lives. These complex stories will open a fresh and intense conversation with daughters everywhere about the men they've observed since childhood: their fathers. Some descriptions of sex and violence and some strong language. 2007.
By Jiddu Krishnamurti. 1978
The author cuts away symbols and false associations in the search for pure truth and perfect freedom. Through discussions on… suffering, fear, gossip, sex and other topics, Krishnamurti’s quest becomes the reader's, an undertaking of tremendous significance. 1978.
By Stephen Jay Gould. 1985
By Gordon Daniel Marino. 2018
While offering readers a useful primer on Existentialism as an animating body of thought, Gordon Marino distills and delivers the… life-altering insights Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Camus, and other Existentialists articulate for becoming more emotionally attuned human beings. 2018.
By Margaret A Somerville. 2000
As science and technology continue to advance, many moral and ethical questions begin to arise. The author, a leading authority… on medicine, ethics and law, presents an examination of the various ethical concerns human society is currently facing. Addressing everything from cloning to genetically modified foods, this volume illuminates some of the most controversial and pressing issues of our time.
By N. K Sandars. 1977
English version of the adventures of the great Mesopotamian King of Uruk in the third millennium B.C., including his fruitless… search for immortality and his friendship with Enkidu, the wild man from the hills. Also alludes to the legend of the Flood, agreeing in many details with the Biblical story of Noah. 1977.
By Charles Darwin, Mark Ridley. 1987
Charles Darwin was unusual in that he was a scientist who wrote for the general reader and this selection contains… passages from his nine most important books. From the "Origin", his explanation of natural selection and his summary of the case for evolution; from "The Descent of Man", human intelligence and morality, and his theory of sex differences; and from "Coral Reefs", the wholly original and still accepted theory of the origin of coral atolls. 1987.
By Leslie Jamison. 2014
A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality… to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others. Winner of the Gray Wolf Press Nonfiction Prize. 2014. The empathy exams -- Devil's bait -- La frontera -- Morphology of the hit -- Pain tours (I) : La plata perdida ; Sublime, revised ; Indigenous to the hood -- The immortal horizon -- In defense of saccharin(e) -- Fog count -- Pain tours (II) : Ex-votos ; Servicio supercompleto ; The broken heart of James Agee -- Lost boys -- Grand unified theory of female pain -- Judge's afterword / A conversation with Leslie Jamison. Uniform title: Essays.
By Howard Jacobson. 2017
Week after week, for eighteen years, the Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson wrote a weekly column for the Independent, reflecting… in inimitable style on the sacred and the profane in turn, the frivolous and the serious, the deeply personal and the most universal. As the much-loved newspaper ceases printing, this second collection of Jacobson's columns offers a selection of the witty and thunderous best. 2017. Uniform title: Independent (London, England)
By Hugh Nissenson. 1988
Short stories and journal entries which describe the Jewish experience from the turn of the century to the aftermath of… the Holocaust and the beginning of the state of Israel. 1988.
By Jacob Needleman. 1982
By Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit͡ìsyn. 1973
Drawn from reports, letters, witnesses, and the Nobel Prize winner's own 11-year incarceration at Archipelago. This is an intense portrayal… of the history of the Soviet prison system. Bestseller. 1973. Uniform title: Arkhipelag GULag, 1918-1956.
By Fouad Ajami. 1998
Examines the concepts of secular nationalism and modernity as conceived by Arab intellectuals of Beirut, Baghdad, Damascus, and Cairo. Provides… insights into the Middle East from Arabic sources: fiction, poetry, memoirs, and political commentaries. c1998.
By David Berlinski. 2009
Militant atheism is on the rise - in recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have… produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defence of religious thought. He explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it is the ultimate touchstone for understanding our world. 2009.
By Alfred Huang. 1998
Traditional Chinese philosophy ascribes its source to this work of divination which dates from 3000 to 1200 B.C. The I… Ching consists of oracles based on sixty-four abstract figures, each composed of six lines. According to this philosophy, one can keep in touch with currents of change in the universe by interpreting the lines. 1998.
For centuries, classical scholars have intensely debated the "position of women" in classical Athens. Did women have a vast but… informal power, or were they little better than slaves? Using methods developed from feminist anthropology, Winkler steps back from this narrowly framed question and puts it in the larger context of how sex and gender in ancient Greece were culturally constructed. 1990.
By Alain De Botton. 2000
The text looks at how philosophy can console, inspire and motivate us. The book draws on the lives and work… of six key philosophers to examine in turn six of our most common problems. These are Socrates on unpopularity, Epicurus on not having enough money, Seneca on frustration, Montaigne on inadequacy, Schopenhauer on having a broken heart and Nietzsche on difficulties. 2000.
By Northrop Frye. 1971
Dr. Frye has collected all his essays on Canadian writing and painting which he believes are of permanent value. Includes… his annual surveys of English Canadian poetry which originally appeared between 1950 and 1960.