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  • "Dearest Georg": Love, Literature, and Power in Dark Times

    The Letters of Elias, Veza, and Georges Canetti, 1933-1948

    by Karen Lauer and 2 more

    In 1934, Veza Taubner and Elias Canetti were married in Vienna. Elias describes the arrangement to his brother Georges as a “functional” marriage. Meanwhile, an intense intellectual love affair develops between Veza and Georges, a young doctor suffering fromtuberculosis. Four years later, Veza and Elias flee Nazi-ruled Vienna to London, where they lead an impoverished and extremely complicated ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Iris Murdoch and Elias Canetti

    Intellectual Allies

    by Elaine Morley

    "Since the revelation of Iris Murdoch's (1919-1999) affair with Elias Canetti (1905-1994), scholarship on their relationship has been largely biographical, focusing in particular on Canetti's alleged role as the real-life model for some of Murdoch's most invidious protagonists. Little research, however, has been done on the extensive common ground between the two writers' literary projects. In ... Read more

    $44.09 USD

  • Power, Crowds, Violence and Desire in Elias Canetti and Rene Girard

    by Luca Luchesini

    series Reflections on Mimesis, Politics, and History #2
    I wrote this short essay with a twofold aim: the first is to nail down the key ideas about the origin of power and the behavior of human crowds as explained by Elias Canetti in his monumental work “Crowds and Power” that won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981. The second is to try to connect the dots between the thought of Canetti and the one of another great literate and anthropologist of ... Read more

    $3.49 USD

  • Hannah Arendt on Educational Thinking and Practice in Dark Times

    Education for a World in Crisis

    by Wayne Veck and 1 more

    In her renowned and provocative essay, The Crisis in Education, Hannah Arendt observed that a 'crisis becomes a disaster only when we respond to it with preformed judgements, that is, with prejudices'. Taken as a whole, Arendt's work provides an enduring provocation to think and to make judgements about education and the issues that impact on it, such as political, economic and cultural disruption ... Read more

    $97.19 USD

  • Invoking Hope

    Theory and Utopia in Dark Times

    by Phillip E. Wegner

    An appeal for the importance of theory, utopia, and close consideration of our contemporary dark timesWhat does any particular theory allow us to do? What is the value of doing so? And who benefits? In Invoking Hope, Phillip E. Wegner argues for the undiminished importance of the practices of theory, utopia, and a deep and critical reading of our current situation of what Bertolt Brecht refers to ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • A Light In Dark Times

    Maxine Greene and the Unfinished Conversation

    by William Ayers and 1 more

    A Light in Dark Times features a list of extraordinary contributors who have been deeply influenced by Professor Greene’s progressive philosophies. While Maxine Greene is the focus for this collection, each chapter is an encounter with her ideas by an educator concerned with his or her own works and projects. In essence, each featured author takes off from Maxine Greene and then moves forward.This ... Read more

    $22.79 USD

  • A Light in Dark Times

    The New School for Social Research and Its University in Exile

    by Judith Friedlander

    The New School for Social Research opened in 1919 as an act of protest. Founded in the name of academic freedom, it quickly emerged as a pioneer in adult education—providing what its first president, Alvin Johnson, liked to call “the continuing education of the educated.” By the mid-1920s, the New School had become the place to go to hear leading figures lecture on politics and the arts and recent ... Read more

    $19.59 USD

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    Survival Skills

    Survive in Dark Times and during Apocalyptic Disasters

    by Jordan Gunner and 1 more

    Narrated by Doug Greene and 1 more


    1 hour 53 min

    There are two titles in this book, which are these:Book 1: In this short but informative book, we will focus on three essentials of survival skills:First, we’ll talk about the best ways to purify water. This, alone, is something all people need to know. Water can make you sick or heal you and keep you alive. Knowing what you’re doing, is what will help you most.Second, the book focuses on First ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Beautiful Souls

    Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times

    by Eyal Press

    Narrated by Sean Runnette


    7 hours 10 min

    On the Swiss border with Austria in 1938, a police captain refuses to enforce a law barring Jewish refugees from entering his country. In the Balkans half a century later, a Serb from the war-blasted city of Vukovar defies his superiors in order to save the lives of Croats. At the height of the Second Intifada, a member of Israel's most elite military unit informs his commander he doesn't want to ... Read more

    $16.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

  • Confessional Subjects

    Revelations of Gender and Power in Victorian Literature and Culture

    by Susan David Bernstein

    Susan Bernstein examines the gendered power relationships embedded in confessional literature of the Victorian period. Exploring this dynamic in Charlotte Bronta's Villette, Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret, George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles, she argues that although women's disclosures to male confessors repeatedly depict wrongdoing committed ... Read more

    $28.49 USD

  • Men in Dark Times

    by Hannah Arendt

    Essays on Karl Jaspers, Rosa Luxemburg, Pope John XXIII, Isak Dinesen, Bertolt Brecht, Randall Jarrell, and others whose lives and work illuminated the early part of the century. Index. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Violence

    Humans in Dark Times

    by Brad Evans and 29 more

    series City Lights Open Media
    There are a number of anthologies on violence, but none exist as presented in this conversational interview format, which provides a meaningful and sophisticated introduction into the most cutting-edge thinking on the problem of violence in the contemporary world.The market for this book includes readers of the New York Times, as half of these conversations were first published in their online ... Read more

    $13.09 USD