• A Voice from Elsewhere

    By Maurice Blanchot

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780791470169
    • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
    • Published: February 2007
  • Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World

    By Matthieu Ricard

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316208246
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: June 2015
    The author of Happiness explores mindfulness and compassion for others on a global scope, discussing how altruism can help the economy, the environment and improve the life-satisfaction of those who act on their feelings. 35,000 first printing.
  • American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville

    By Bernard-Henri Levy

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812974713
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: April 2007
    The celebrated French philosopher and journalist explores America through sympathetic foregin eyes. The result is a wholly fresh look at a country we sometimes only think we know. Levy travels from New York's Rikers Island to Chicago mega-churches, from Muslim communities in Detroit to an obesity clinic in Los Angeles. Along the way, he investigates issues at the heart of our democracy. 308p.
  • Coming

    By Jean-Luc Nancy

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780823273478
    • Publisher: Fordham University Press
    • Published: November 2016
  • Facing the Torturer

    By Francois Bizot

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307273505
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: October 2012
    "In 1999, the media reported the arrest of Duch, aka the Butcher of Tuol Sleng--the most notorious torturer and executioner of the Cambodian genocide. Duch's unexpected arrest after years in hiding presented Bizot with his first opportunity to confront the man who'd held him captive for three months in 1973, and whose strange sense of justice had resulted in Bizot's being the only westerner to survive imprisonment by the Khmer Rouge. Only after his release had Bizot learned that his former captor--and, in a way, his only companion in those three months--had gone on to exterminate more than 10,000 Cambodians. Taking part in the trial as a witness, with Duch the sole defendant, would force Bizot to return to the heart of darkness. This is the testimony of what he discovered--about the torturer and about himself--on that harrowing journey."--Publisher's description.
  • Jean Cocteau: A Life

    By Claude Arnaud

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300170573
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: September 2016
  • Listening

    By Jean-Luc Nancy

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780823227730
    • Publisher: Fordham University Press
    • Published: 2007
  • My Spiritual Journey: Personal Reflections, Teachings, and Talks

    By Dalai Lama

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780061960222
    • Publisher: HarperOne
    • Published: October 2010
    The author details his long, fulfilling spiritual journey, from his childhood memories to being a Buddhist leader to his continuing work for world peace, including his views on 9/11 and religious militancy, stopping bloodshed in Tibet, humans' responsibility to the environment and more. 75,000 first printing
  • Nothing Serious

    By Justine Levy

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780976140771
    • Publisher: Melville House Publishing
    • Published: October 2005
    Vain about their young love, Louise and her husband Adrien used to laugh about the way he couldn't pass a mirror without looking. But when he deserts Louise for a famous model, she's devastated and forced to confront those vanities - his and her own. Meanwhile, life goes on regardless, making Louise feel all the more guilty about the melodrama her life has become.With her privileged circumstances as the daughter of one of Europe's most famous writers only complicating things further, she gathers her painkillers around her, unleashes her ruthless sense of honesty, and - with lacerating relish - tries to unravel why her marriage failed...and whether a sane person should try such a thing again.
  • The Book to Come

    By Maurice Blanchot

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804742245
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: November 2002
    This volume presents 26 essays by influential French literary critic Maurice Blanchot on the work of such modernist authors as Beckett, Artaud, Claudel, and Mallarmé. The essays were originally published in La Nouvelle Revue Francaise and almost all of them are translated here into English for the first time. This collection was first published in 1959 in French under the title Le livre à venir by Editions Gallimard. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • The Flesh of Words

    By Jacques Ranciere

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780804740692
    • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
    • Published: July 2004
    This new collection of challenging literary studies plays with a foundational definition of Western culture: the word become flesh. But the word become flesh is not, or no longer, a theological already-given. It is a millennial goal or telos toward which each text strives. Both witty and immensely erudite, Jacques Ranciere leads the critical reader through a maze of arrivals toward the moment, perhaps always suspended, when the word finds its flesh. That is what he, a valiant and good-humored companion to these texts, goes questing for through seven essays examining a wide variety of familiar and unfamiliar works.A text is always a commencement, the word setting out on its excursions through the implausible vicissitudes of narrative and the bizarre phantasmagorias of imagery, Don Quixote's unsent letter reaching us through generous Balzac, lovely Rimbaud, demonic Althusser. The word is on its way to an incarnation that always lies ahead of the writer and the reader both, in this anguished democracy of language where the word is always taking on its flesh.
  • The Kindly Ones

    By Jonathan Littell

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061353468
    • Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
    • Published: February 2010
    A former Nazi office, Dr. Maximilien Aue has reinvented himself, many years after the war, as a middle-class family man and factory owner in France. An intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music, he is also a cold-blooded assassin and the consummate bureaucrat. Through the eyes of this cultivated yet monstrous man, readers experience in disturbing precise detail the horrors of WWII and the Nazi genocide of the Jews. The unflinching singular achievement of the novel is the way in which the author brings readers into simultaneously fascinating and disgusting proximity to the thinking of people whose careers took them from police work to euthanasia, and worse. Glossary. 984p.
  • The Work of Fire

    By Maurice Blanchot

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780804724326
    • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
    • Published: March 1995
    "A signal event for literary and cultural studies in the English-speaking world. As crucial essays on individual authors, as a major work of literary theory, as an important means of access to the 1940s in French culture, as an exemplary work combining reading and theory--it is of great importance to us today."--J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine"This collection of essays and reviews from the 1940s is about the 'fiery part' of literary language that burns through the aesthetic illusions and the easy referentiality of everyday language. . . . This collection is indepensable to any attempt to understand the years between Heidegger/Benjamin and Derrida/Man."--Choice
  • Tombeau of Ibn Arabi and White Traverses

    By Abdelwahab Meddeb

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780823231157
    • Published: January 2010
    Abdelwahab Meddeb crosses boundaries in unusual and important ways. Born in Tunis, he is now a French national. In his academic and literary work, he is concerned with the roots and history of Islam and with crossings, like his own, between Islam and Europe. He is an author of extraordinarily beautiful French; this is the first book to represent this lyrical aspect of his work in English translation. White Traverses is a poetic memoir about growing up in Tunisia and the contrasts between Islamic and European influences. In it, the intense colors and blinding whites of the Maghreb interweave with the rich traditions of French poetic discourse. In Africa as in Europe, white designates purity. Yet the complex Mediterranean streams of culture that flow together in Tunis problematize this myth. Meddeb captures their white refractions in vignettes that teach us the truth of the coincidence of contraries, of how the impure lodges in the pure.Tombeau of Ibn Arabi is a series of prose poems that draw their inspiration from the great Sufi poet of mediaeval Andalusia, Ibn Arabi, whose fervent love poetry both scandalized and transformed Islamic culture, and from Dante, who learned from Ibn Arabi a poetry of sensual love as initiation into spiritual experience. It seeks to show how a text written in the present day can maintain a link with the great dead . Ibn Arabi and Dante are two symbolic figures confirming the author's twofold spiritual genealogy--Arabic and European.
  • Zone

    By Mathias Enard

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781934824269
    • Publisher: Open Letter
    • Published: December 2010