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The Failure of the Word

The Protagonist as Lawyer in Modern Fiction

Richard H. Weisberg

The cruel power of misdirected words, artfully structured but spiritually empty and bearing the stamp of law or legalistic reasoning, is a persistent theme in the modern novel.  Richard Weisberg, who has written...

September 10, 1989, Paper, $26.00

The Gospel of Gentility

American Women Missionaries in Turn-of-the-Century China

Jane Hunter

At the turn of the century, women represented over half of the American foreign mission force and had settled in “heathen” China to preach the lessons of Christian domesticity.  In this engrossing narrative, Jane Hunter uses...

September 10, 1989, Paper, $34.00

A Godless Jew

Freud, Atheism, and the Making of Psychoanalysis

Peter Gay

“Why did none of the devout create psychoanalysis?  Why did it have to wait for a completely godless Jew?” Freud once asked.  In this book, the eminent historian and Freud scholar Peter Gay enters the long-running controversy...

September 10, 1989, Paper, $17.00

The New Orpheus

Essays on Kurt Weill

Edited by Kim H. Kowalke

In this prizewinning book, leading musical, theatrical, and literary scholars here examine different aspects of the life and work of Kurt Weill, one of the most controversial composers of the twentieth century....

September 10, 1990, Paper, $37.00

Woman in the Crested Kimono

The Life of Shibue Io and Her Family Drawn from Mori Ogai's Shibue Chusai

Edwin McClellan

“The life of Shibue Io and her family, a kind of Japanese Buddenbrooks, may be unknown in the West, but her rich and engaging story marks the intersection of a remarkable woman with a fascinating time in history.”—Arthur...

October 11, 1998, Paper, $24.00

Origins of Sex

Three Billion Years of Genetic Recombination

Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan

A fascinating and detailed examination of the evolution—and occasional devolution—of sexuality in microorganisms and more complex forms of life. Margulis and Sagan trace sex from its inauspicious beginnings in...

September 10, 1990, Paper, $29.00

Art and Psyche

A Study in Psychoanalysis and Aesthetics

Ellen Handler Spitz

In this provocative, closely argued book, Ellen Handler Spitz explores three principal psychoanalytic approaches to art. The first considers the relations between an artist’s life and work; the second focuses on the work...

September 10, 1989, Paper, $24.00

Partner and I

Molly Dewson, Feminism, and New Deal Politics

Susan Ware

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September 10, 1989, Paper, $32.00

Spirit in Ashes

Hegel, Heidegger, and Man-Made Mass Death

Edith Wyschogrod

Contemporary phenomena of mass death—such as Hiroshima and Auschwitz—have brought with them the threat of annihilation of human life.  In this provocative and disturbing book, Edith Wyschogrod shows that the various...

September 10, 1990, Paper, $29.00

Edmund Blunden

A Biography

Barry Webb

Edmund Blunden (1896-1974) ranks among the most prodigious literary talents of Britain in the twentieth century. As a poet, he was best known for Undertones of War, a moving account of the First World War by one of its...

December 26, 1990, Cloth, $66.00

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