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1 Macauley's Essay On Warren Hastings.
Macmillan Press Ltd.; London: 1905. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. The picture page is loose. 
A collection of essays that were written by Thomas Macauley and dedicated to Thomas Hastings. 
Price: 46.79 USD
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2 ACTON, JOHN EMERICH EDWARD DALBERG. Essays On Freedom And Power.
Thames and Hudson, London: 1956. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 22.56 USD
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3 ACTON, JOHN EMICH EDWARD DALBERG. Essays On Freedom And Power.
Thames and Hudson, London: 1956. Meridan Books. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket has nicks at spine and a 1" tear. Book is clipped on inside corner. There is writing on inside cover page. 

Price: 28.26 USD
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4 AGAMBEN, GIORGIO. Nudities.
Stanford University Press, Stanford: 2010. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Encompassing a wide range of subjects, the ten masterful essays gathered here may at first appear unrelated to one another. In truth, Giorgio Agamben's latest book is a mosaic of his most pressing concerns. Take a step backward after reading it from cover to cover, and a world of secret affinities between the chapters slowly comes into focus. Take another step back, and it becomes another indispensable piece of the finely nuanced philosophy that Agamben has been patiently constructing over four decades of sustained research. If nudity is unconcealment, or the absence of all veils, then Nudities is a series of apertures onto truth. A guiding thread of this collection—weaving together the prophet's work of redemption, the glorious bodies of the resurrected, the celebration of the Sabbath, and the specters that stroll the streets of Venice—is inoperativity, or the cessation of work. The term should not be understood as laziness or inertia, but rather as the paradigm of human action in the politics to come. Itself the result of inoperativity, Nudities shuttles between philosophy and poetry, philological erudition and unexpected digression, metaphysical treatise and critique of modern life. And whether the subject at hand is personal identity or the biometric apparatus, the slanderer or the land surveyor, Kafka or Kleist, every page bears the singular imprint of one of the most astute philosophers of our time. Translated into English from the Italian by David Kishik and Stefan Pedatella. Giorgio Agamben, an Italian philosopher and radical political theorist, is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Venice. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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5 AGAMBEN, GIORGIO. Nudities.
Stanford University Press, Stanford: 2010. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Encompassing a wide range of subjects, the ten masterful essays gathered here may at first appear unrelated to one another. In truth, Giorgio Agamben's latest book is a mosaic of his most pressing concerns. Take a step backward after reading it from cover to cover, and a world of secret affinities between the chapters slowly comes into focus. Take another step back, and it becomes another indispensable piece of the finely nuanced philosophy that Agamben has been patiently constructing over four decades of sustained research. If nudity is unconcealment, or the absence of all veils, then Nudities is a series of apertures onto truth. A guiding thread of this collection—weaving together the prophet's work of redemption, the glorious bodies of the resurrected, the celebration of the Sabbath, and the specters that stroll the streets of Venice—is inoperativity, or the cessation of work. The term should not be understood as laziness or inertia, but rather as the paradigm of human action in the politics to come. Itself the result of inoperativity, Nudities shuttles between philosophy and poetry, philological erudition and unexpected digression, metaphysical treatise and critique of modern life. And whether the subject at hand is personal identity or the biometric apparatus, the slanderer or the land surveyor, Kafka or Kleist, every page bears the singular imprint of one of the most astute philosophers of our time. Translated into English from the Italian by David Kishik and Stefan Pedatella. Giorgio Agamben, an Italian philosopher and radical political theorist, is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Venice. 
Price: 16.10 USD
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6 ANAYA, RUDOLFO; DAVIS-UNDIANO, ROBERT CON (FOREWORD) The Essays.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2009. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The first published collection of Rudolfo Anaya's essays. "The storyteller's gift is my inheritance," writes Rudolfo Anaya in his essay "Shaman of Words." Although he is best known for Bless Me, Ultima and other novels, his writing also takes the form of nonfiction, and in these 52 essays he draws on both his heritage as a Mexican American and his gift for storytelling. Besides tackling issues such as censorship, racism, education, and sexual politics, Anaya explores the tragedies and triumphs of his own life. Collected here are Anaya's published essays. Despite his wide acclaim as the founder of Chicano literature, no previous volume has attempted to gather Anaya's nonfiction into one edition. A companion to The Man Who Could Fly and Other Stories, the collection of Anaya's short stories, The Essays is an essential anthology for followers of Anaya and those interested in Chicano literature. Pieces such as "Requiem for a Lowrider," "La Llorona, El Kookoóee, and Sexuality," and "An American Chicano in King Arthur's Court" take the reader from the llano of eastern New Mexico, where Anaya grew up, to the barrios of Albuquerque, and from the devastating diving accident that nearly ended his life at sixteen to the career he has made as an author and teacher. The point is not autobiography, although a life story is told, nor is it advocacy, although Anaya argues persuasively for cultural change. Instead, the author provides shrewd commentary on modern America in all its complexity. All the while, he employs the elegant, poetic voice and the interweaving of myth and folklore that inspire his fiction. "Stories reveal our human nature and thus become powerful tools for insight and revelation," writes Anaya. This collection of prose offers abundant new insight and revelation. Rudolfo Anaya is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. He has received numerous literary awards, including the Premio Quinto Sol and a National Medal of Arts. Anaya and his wife reside in Albuquerque. Robert Con Davis-Undiano, Dean of the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma and Executive Director of World Literature Today, is Neustadt Professor of Comparative Literature. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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7 ANDERSON, CARL. (COMPILER) British And American Essays, 1905-1956.
Henry Holt and Company, New York: 1959. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A collection of essays from England and the United States that were written during the years 1905-1956. Some essays are humorous, some are personal reflections and some are mirrors of society at the time of the writing. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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8 ANDERSON, SHERWOOD AND SALZMAN, JACK; ANDERSON, DAVID; OHASHI, KICHINOSUKE (EDITORS). Sherwood Anderson: The Writer At His Craft.
Paul P. Appel, Mamaroneck: 1979. 0911858377 / 9780911858372 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand New Book. 
This collection of Anderson's works, all of them previously uncollected, represent an added dimension of Anderson's work: his substantial and varied contributions to periodicals. This collection is particularly important and convenient because it includes material largely ignored in many earlier appraisals of Anderson's work, and the works included shed a good deal of light on the later unpublished material in the Newberry Library, just as that material is relevant to these works. 
Price: 30.16 USD
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9 ANDERSON, SHERWOOD. Hello Towns!
Paul P. Appel, Mamaroneck: 1970. 0911858040 / 9780911858044 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Brand New Copy. 
A collection of Anderson's articles apparently written during a single year for a smalltown Virginia newspaper. 
Price: 70.87 USD
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10 ANDERSON, SHERWOOD; ANDERSON, DAVID D. (INTRODUCTION). Home Town: Photographs By Farm Security Workers.
Paul P. Appel, Mamaroneck: 1975. 0911858113 / 9780911858112 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Brand New Copy. 
For all practical purposes Home Town stands as Anderson's final statement of what he had found meaningful in a life marked by the rejection of many of the values of his time and the reaffirmation of others. Anderson's vision and prose provide the substance of this volume, but the included photographs give it a depth and a presence impossible for words alone. 
Price: 79.90 USD
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11 ANGELL, SIR NORMAN. From Chaos To Control: Halley Stewart Lecture, 1932.
The Century Co., London: 1933. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 47.50 USD
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12 ARAC, JONATHAN; JOHNSON, BARBARA (EDITED BY). Consequences Of Theory: Selected Papers From The English Institute, 1987-88.
The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore: 1991. 0801840457 / 9780801840456 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Proposes an agenda for the 1990's that demonstrates the continuing vitality of theoretical questions within the academy and in the public world of culture, politics and history. 
Price: 26.13 USD
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13 ARCHER, R. L. (EDITED BY); FROST, S. E. (BIOGRAPICAL NOTE) Jean Jacques Rousseau: His Educational Theories Selected From Emile Julie And Other Writings.
Barron's Educational Series, Inc., Woodbury: 1964. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 

Price: 23.28 USD
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14 ARENDT, HANNAH. The Human Condition.
Doubleday Anchor Books, Garden City: 1959. s Softcover. Good reading copy. 
A work of striking originality bursting with unexpected insights, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems Arendt identified then-diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions-continue to confront us today. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.28 USD
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15 ARENDT, HANNAH. The Human Condition.
Doubleday Anchor Books, Garden City: 1959. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. DJ is torn on back cover. There are notes and underlining on pages. 
z work of striking originality bursting with unexpected insights. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems Arendt identified then-diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions-continue to confront us today. Includes an Index. 
Price: 72.20 USD
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16 ARLEN, MICHAEL J. Living Room War.
Viking Press, New York: 1966-1969. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Contains nearly forty of Mr. Arlen's essays.It's a collection of criticism, also a collection of journalism by a television writer for THE NEW YORKER. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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17 ARMAND, LOUIS. Solicitations: Essays On Criticism And Culture.
Litteraria Pragensia, Prafue: 2005. 8023950452 / 9788023950458 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
The essays included in this volume address the work of writers, philosophers, artists, as well as broader issues of history, futurity, and the digital age. Jacques Derrida, James Joyce, Immanuel Kant, Walter Benjamin, Karl Jaspers are read alongside Buckminster Fuller, Julia Kristeva, Marshal McLuhan, John Dewey, as well as recent and contemporary artists such as John Cage, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly, Michael Dransfield and John Kinsella. Includes an Index. 
Price: 34.39 USD
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18 ASIMOV, ISAAC. Life And Time.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1978. 0385146450 / 9780385146456 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Library Discard. Good condition. 
Here are 26 essays in which the Good Doctor explores the phenomena of our Universe that directly affect man -- and all other Earthly life. In times past, present . . . and future. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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19 ASKEW, RILLA WITH A FOREWORD BY SUSAN KATES. Most American: Notes From A Wounded Place.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2017. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In her first nonfiction collection, award-winning novelist Rilla Askew casts an unflinching eye on American history, both past and present. As she traverses a line between memoir and social commentary, Askew places herself—and indeed all Americans—in the role of witness to uncomfortable truths about who we are. Through nine linked essays, Most American: Notes from a Wounded Place evokes a vivid impression of the United States: police violence and gun culture, ethnic cleansing and denied history, spellbinding landscapes and brutal weather. To render these conditions in the particulars of place, Askew spotlights the complex history of her home state. From the Trail of Tears to the Tulsa Race Riot to the Murrah Federal Building bombing, Oklahoma appears as a microcosm of our national saga. Yet no matter our location, Askew argues, we must own our contradictory selves—our violence and prejudices, as well as our hard work and generosity—so the wounds of division in our society can heal. In these writings, Askew traces a personal journey that begins with her early years as an idealistic teenager mired in what she calls "the presumption of whiteness." Later she emerges as a writer humble enough to see her own story as part of a larger historical and cultural narrative. With grace and authority she speaks honestly about the failures of the dominant culture in which she grew up, even as she expresses a sense of love for its people. In the wake of increasing gun violence and heightened national debate about race relations and social inequality, Askew's reflections could not be more relevant. With a novelist's gift for storytelling, she paints a compelling portrait of a place and its people: resilient and ruthless, decent but self-deceiving, generous yet filled with prejudice—both the best and the worst of what it means to be American. 17 black-and-white Illustrations. Rilla Askew, born and raised in eastern Oklahoma, is the award-winning author of four novels, The Mercy Seat, Fire in Beulah, Harpsong, and Kind of Kin, and a collection of linked stories, Strange Business. She teaches creative writing at the University of Oklahoma. Susan Kates is Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She is the author of Activist Rhetorics and American Higher Education, 1885-1937. ". . .readers also need the voice and experience of a writer who has wrestled with the white journey through racism and speaks from personal experience to the deep denial of whiteness. Rilla Askew is such a voice. In Most American: Notes from a Wounded Place, she courageously shares her story as a white woman growing up and living through and with the blood and fire of America's racial history over the last century. . . Askew's story is a map, a key, an opening to liberation from the pervasive, sticky, and engulfing ignorance of whiteness.—Story Circle Book Reviews "In nine skillfully linked essays, Rilla Askew offers Oklahoma history as a microcosm of our national saga as Americans, insisting—and demonstrating—that our personal and state stories fall within national and global narratives. Askew's essays are particularly timely today, her themes playing out in the Black Lives Matter movement and in the violence—and intolerance and hate—seething in the 2016 presidential election campaign. Few books offer such a clear, engaging, and revealing evocation of particular Oklahoma sites and scenes, which Askew repeatedly places within the larger, national, and global frame. Most American is an important book, an artful contribution to literature that raises vital issues for Oklahoma and national conversations. "—Barbara Lounsberry, author of The Art of Fact: Contemporary Artists of Nonfiction "In Most American, Rilla Askew brilliantly captures her feelings, beliefs, and behaviors about race relations. This book should be read by anyone who is trying to move past clichés and establish positive relationships with individuals who come from cultures different from their own."—George Henderson, author of Race and the University: A Memoir "Rilla Askew—a storyteller of truth and grace in all she writes, whether novel or essay—moves us to compassionately consider Oklahoma in all its faces. Oklahoma's is a rough story of theft and coercion, of beauty and tenderness. In Most American, Askew teaches us to see with wiser eyes."—Joy Harjo, author of Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems and Crazy Brave: A Memoir "Rilla Askew shows us the inner workings of a concerned, but generous, critic of our state, Oklahoma. Her style is uniquely gracious even as it rebukes. Though she gives with grit, guilt is never far from the possibility of grace. Every Oklahoman ought to read this book."—Ken Hada, author of Spare Parts 
Price: 18.95 USD
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20 BACA, JIMMY SANTIAGO. Working In The Dark: Reflections Of A Poet Of The Bario.
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe: 2800. Red Crane Art Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
"The essays are permeated with Baca's intensely lyrical sense of the empowerment of literacy and language." - Library Journal "This is a book about connection, forged by a poetic imagination in a language that sometimes soars. Highly recommended." - Multiultural Review 
Price: 17.05 USD
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