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The Moral Obligation To Be Intelligent: Selected Essays

By: "Trilling, Lionel"

Price: $17.95

Publisher: NY, Farrar Strauss: 2001

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 88T001

ISBN: 0374527997

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean, slight curl. 572 pages ""meditations on questions of morality, will, freedom, art and politics, rendered with a measurable elegance of prose...""" View more info

Shaping Tradition: Art and Diversity in the Essay

By: "Tropp, Sandra Fehl"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: "Fort Worth, TX", Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1992

Seller ID: 7-DH005

ISBN: 0030495180

Condition: VERY GOOD-

Tight and square with interior as new but worn exterior. 725 pages indexed by author and title including Glossary. 16th-19th Century essayists (Montaigne to Twain) -76 essays. 20th Century essayists (Virginia Wolfe to Amy Tan) - 71 essays View more info

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Race Matters

By: "West, Cornel"

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780679749868

ISBN: 0679749861

Condition: GOOD

With a new introduction, the groundbreaking classic Race Matters""affirms its position as the bestselling, most influential, and most original articulation of the urgent issues in America's ongoing racial debate. Cornel West is at the forefront of thinking about race. In Race Matters""he addresses a range of issues, from the crisis in black leadership and the myths surrounding black sexuality to affirmative action, the new black conservatism, and the strained relations between Jews and African Americans. He never hesitates to confront the prejudices of all his readers?or wavers in his insi... View more info

The Portable Edmund Wilson (Viking portable library)

By: "Wilson, Edmund"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140150988

ISBN: 0140150986

Condition: GOOD

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The Broken Estate: Essays on Literature and Belief

By: "Wood, James"

Price: $10.95

Publisher: "London, UK", Pimlico / Random House: 2000

Seller ID: 6-6T007

ISBN: 0712665579

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean and square. Light corner bump has left faint crease on front cover and first few pages. 25 essays on the connection between literature and religious belief in the works of a broad group of authors from Thomas More and Jane Austen to Toni Morrison and Philip Roth. 318 indexed pages. " View more info

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Granite and Rainbow: Essays (Harvest Book; Hb 318)

By: "Woolf, Virginia"

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Mariner Books:

Seller ID: 9780156364751

ISBN: 0156364751

Condition: acceptable

A posthumous collection of twenty-five essays on the art of fiction and the art of biography. "These are aristocrats among essays...witty, beautifully mannered and mellow" (Rumer Godden, New York Herald Tribune). Editorial Note by Leonard Woolf. View more info

A Carlyle Reader: Selections from his Writings

By: Carlyle; thomas (G.B. Tennyson; Ed.)

Price: $13.95

Publisher: NY, Modern Library / Random: c1969

Seller ID: 00T001

Condition: VERY GOOD

"Tight, faint page yellowing, clean interior. Light age soil to exterior, square. 2 folded pages, light edgewear, hinge and corner crease on front cover. "" seeks to be representative…designed to show both the range and depth of Caryle's work…selections from all periods...greatest emphasis on the first part of his career..."" Full text of Sartor Resartus. Letters, Journal, Poems, Essays with Chronology and Bibliography. 497 pages." View more info

What makes us seem so queer?

By: David Seabury

Price: $16.95

Publisher: NY, Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill: 1934

Edition: (2nd printing)

Seller ID: 7-NH028

Condition: GOOD-

"UGLY reading copy. Tight, faded covers, clean pages with faintest age tanning, slight tilt. No dustjacket. Rubbed boards are starting to show along cover edges. Split endpaper inside back cover. 26 essays by psychologist David Seabury - ""Whatever our peculiarities, they are by no means unusual, nor do they make us extraordinary. For there is no such paragon as the normal man..."" 6"" X 9"" X 1.5. 336 pages." View more info

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An Ethical Compass: Coming of Age in the 21st Century

By: Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Yale University Press:

Seller ID: 9780300169157

ISBN: 0300169159

Condition: GOOD

In 1986, Elie Wiesel received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his victory over "the powers of death and degradation, and to support the struggle of good against evil in the world." Soon after, he and his wife, Marion, created the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. A project at the heart of the Foundation's mission is its Ethics Prize--a remarkable essay-writing contest through which thousands of students from colleges across the country are encouraged to confront ethical issues of personal significance. The Ethics Prize has grown exponentially over the past twenty years."Of all... View more info

Animal People

By: Gale Cooper

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1983

Seller ID: 8-2X002

ISBN: 0395348382

Condition: NEAR FINE

"Solid, square binding. Light shelfwear to edges. Scuff on front cover. Crisp, clean interior pages with black and white photos. 7"" X 9"" 18cm X 23cm. Profiles of people with a deep personal bond to animals, including Cleveland Amory, John Lilly, E.O. Wilson, Sylvia Earle, and Joan Embery. Includes tales of bonds with dogs, cats, kangaroos, koi, tortoises, wolves, whales, orangutans, dolphins, guinea pigs, bats, raccoons, tigers, pigs, and cockroaches." View more info

A Fair Shake: Autobiographical Essays by McGill Women

By: Gillett & Sibbald

Price: $10.49

Publisher: "Montreal, PQ", Eden Press: 1984

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 54T020

ISBN: 0920792316

Condition: NEAR FINE

"""A fascinating 'herstory' to mark the hundredth anniversary of the admission of the first female students to McGill University in 1884."" As new but has inscription and bookstore stamp." View more info

"The American Review of Canadian Studies, Volume 36, Number 4, Winter 2006"

By: Purdy & Reigstad (Ed.)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: "Washington, DC", Association. for Canadian Studies in the United States: 2006

Seller ID: 39H001

Condition: NEAR FINE

"As new except for faint edgewear. Articles on: ""Quebec's ""America Problem"": Differential Threat Perception in the North American Security Community; Four Pathways to Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada; American Inspiration: The Story of the Diefenbaker Centre's Unlikely Origins; Voter Dealignment or Campaign Effects? Accounting for Political Preferences in Ontario; Disenchanted Modernity in Robert Kroetsch's The Studhorse Man: Eugenics, Contraception and Bio Intervention." View more info

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Self-Reliance and Other Essays (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 9780486277905

ISBN: 0486277909

Condition: GOOD

The six essays and one address in this volume outline the great transcendentalist's moral idealism as well as hinting at the later scepticism that colored his thought. In addition to the celebrated title essay, the others included here are "History," "Friendship," "The Over-Soul," "The Poet" and "Experience," plus the well-known and frequently read Harvard Divinity School Address. View more info