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Cambridge History of English Poetry
O'Neill, Michael, ed.
The most comprehensive and authoritative history of the field from early medieval times to the present. It traces patterns of continuity, transformation, transition, and development, explores how poets in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have used language and to what effect, and offers fresh an... (more)

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After Thermopylae: The Oath of Plataea and the End of the Graeco-Persian Wars
Cartledge, Paul
The Battle of Plataea in 479 BCE, which involved the largest number of Greeks ever brought together in a common cause, decisively ended the threat of a Persian conquest of Greece. Why, then, has this pivotal battle been so overlooked? Paul Cartledge here masterfully reopens one of the great puzzles ... (more)

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Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation
Flood, Gavin & Charles Martin, trans.
A devotional, literary, and philosophical masterpiece of unsurpassed beauty and imaginative relevance, the Bhagavad Gita has inspired, among others, Mahatma Gandhi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, T. S. Eliot, Christopher Isherwood, and Aldous Huxley. This new verse translation combines the skills of leading... (more)

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Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy
Haakonssen, Knud, ed.
This judiciously balanced, systematic, and comprehensive account of the whole of Western philosophy in the period will be an invaluable resource for philosophers, intellectual historians, theologians, political theorists, historians of science and literary scholars. The two-volume set devotes due at... (more)

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Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession
Tolstoy, Leo
A renowned translator's versions, completed just before his death, of Tolstoy's most spiritual and most existential works. Unlike so many previous translations that have tried to smooth out Tolstoy's rough edges, Peter Carson presents a translation that captures the verisimilitude and psychological ... (more)

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Words Without Music: A Memoir
Glass, Philip
A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Philip Glass almost single-handedly crafted the dominant sound of contemporary classical music. Ranging from his childhood in post-World War II Baltimore to collaborations with Allen Ginsberg, Ravi Shankar, Robert Wilson, Doris Lessin... (more)

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History of Pythagoreanism
Huffman, Carl A., ed.
A comprehensive, authoritative and innovative account of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism, one of the most enigmatic and influential philosophies in the West. The full breadth of Pythagorean thought is explored including politics, religion, music theory, science, mathematics, and magic. Separate chapte... (more)

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Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley
Gordon, Charlotte
This groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she never knew. Charlotte Gordon reunites the trailblazing author who wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and the Romantic visionary who gave the world Frankenstein -- two courageous women who sho... (more)

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Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America
Hale, Grace Elizabeth
At mid-century, Americans increasingly fell in love with characters like Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye and Marlon Brando's Johnny in The Wild One, musicians like Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan, and activists like the members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In this vividly wri... (more)

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Darwin's Lost World: The Hidden History of Animal Life
Brasier, Martin
Hidden in the depths of the early history of life is a great mystery: something happened around the beginning of the Cambrian period that produced many of the precursors of animals we know today -- yet scientists don't really know what provided that spark. In this vibrantly written book, a leading p... (more)

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