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A Little History of the World
Illustrated Edition



2011   304 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300176148
$29.95
 
A Little History of Philosophy


This lively and accessible introduction to Western philosophy brings the ideas of the world's greatest thinkers into focus, from Socrates' questions about reality to Peter Singer's thinking on the moral status of animals in our own times.

2012   272 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300187793
$15.00


A Little History of Philosophy


This lively and accessible introduction to Western philosophy brings the ideas of the world's greatest thinkers into focus, from Socrates' questions about reality to Peter Singer's thinking on the moral status of animals in our own times.

2011   260 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300152081
$28.00
 
A Little Book of Language


With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming narrative history, expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retelling.

2011   272 pp.   -   PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300170825
$17.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300155334
$25.00


Why Architecture Matters


Based on decades of looking at buildings and thinking about how we experience them, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker critic offers a wonderfully rewarding new way of seeing every aspect of the built world.

Why X Matters Series
2011   304 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300168174
$16.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300144307
$26.00
 
Why Translation Matters


Why Translation Matters argues for the cultural importance of translation and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator’s role. Acclaimed translator Edith Grossman inspires and provokes the reader to engage with translation in an entirely new way.

Why X Matters Series
2011   160 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300171303
$17.00


Why Trilling Matters


This inspiring book rescues literary critic and thinker Lionel Trilling from history and argues that he has much to teach us about the current decline of literature, reading, and even the book itself.

Why X Matters Series
2013   192 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300187823
$18.00
 
Why Trilling Matters


This inspiring book rescues literary critic and thinker Lionel Trilling from history and argues that he has much to teach us about the current decline of literature, reading, and even the book itself.

Why X Matters Series
2011   208 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300152692
$26.00


Why Niebuhr Matters


Although Niebuhr died in 1971, political leaders including Barack Obama, Madeleine Albright, and John McCain acknowledge his influence on their thinking today. This concise book explains why Niebuhr remains important in our own uncertain times.

Why X Matters Series
2013   272 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300192544
$18.00
 
Why Niebuhr Matters


Although Niebuhr died in 1971, political leaders including Barack Obama, Madeleine Albright, and John McCain acknowledge his influence on their thinking today. This concise book explains why Niebuhr remains important in our own uncertain times.

Why X Matters Series
2011   272 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300175424
$26.00


Why Poetry Matters


Poetry doesn’t matter to most people, observes Jay Parini at the opening of this book. But, undeterred, he commences a deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives. By the end of the book, Parini has recovered a truth often obscured by our clamorous culture: without poetry, we live only partially, not fully conscious of the possibil...

- Why X Matters Series
2009   224 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300151466
$16.00
 
Why Arendt Matters


Hannah Arendt’s prize-winning biographer presents a concise guide to the great political philosopher’s major works and thought. Elisabeth Young-Bruehl shows how the ideas Arendt developed in the post-World War II years are just as relevant today, illuminating such vitally important topics as totalitarianism, terrorism, globalization, war, and “radical evil.”

Why X Matters Series
2009   240 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300136197
$18.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300120448
$22.00


OTHER SECTIONS IN OUR HUMANITIES 2012 CATALOG:


Eugene O'Neill
The Margellos World Republic of Letters
Literature
Literary Studies & Criticism
Poetry
Books & Reading
Letters, Diaries & Memoirs
Biography
Jewish Lives
Humanities--General Interest
Icons of America
Rethinking the Western Tradition
Philosophy
Theater & Film
Music & Dance