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The Spirit of the Buddha

Martine Batchelor

In this slim, enlightening volume, internationally recognized Buddhist teacher Martine Batchelor presents the basic tenets and teachings of the Buddha through a selection of essential texts from the Pali canon, the earliest...

July 27, 2010, Paper, $15.00

The Girl with the Golden Parasol

Uday Prakash; Translated by Jason Grunebaum

A novel of dauntless love, corruption, and the bitterness of the ancient caste system that prevails in contemporary India “Just then, Rahul saw a spot of yellow far away. . . .The yellow glowed beautifully...

May 14, 2013, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

Losing It

In which an Aging Professor laments his shrinking Brain...

William Ian Miller

From the author of The Anatomy of Disgust, a wickedly funny, effortlessly erudite essay on the horrors of old age, past and present In Losing It, William Ian Miller brings his inimitable...

August 29, 2012, Paper, $15.00

Vermeer and Music

The Art of Love and Leisure

Marjorie E. Wieseman

A fascinating exploration of the role of music in the art of Vermeer and many of his contemporaries Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) is one of the world’s most captivating artists. Renowned for his sublimely...

August 13, 2013, Paper, $15.00

Globetrotter

David Albahari; Translated by Ellen Elias-Bursac

One of the most prominent writers to emerge from the former Yugoslavia addresses such universal themes as exile, disorientation, and obsession Displaced from his home more than twenty years ago as Bosnia,...

August 26, 2014, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

Latest Readings

Clive James

An esteemed literary critic shares his final musings on books, his children, and his own impending death In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that “if you don’t know the exact...

September 13, 2016, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Deceptions and Discoveries

Marjorie E. Wieseman

How do experts spot masterpieces? Paintings are not always signed or noted in historical records, so how can we tell an obscure gem from an altered image? Scientists, conservators and art historians use a range of methods to...

August 31, 2010, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Techniques of Painting

Jo Kirby

How do artists create different effects when painting? The medium they choose—such as oil, watercolor, or egg tempera—plays an important part. So too does the material they paint on, the pigments used, and even the type of...

February 7, 2012, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Allegory

Erika Langmuir

Painters in the past and commercial artists in our own day have relied on allegory to create "message pictures." Once thought to rival literary works or political oratory in influence and prestige, such paintings, with their...

June 24, 2010, Paper, $15.00

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft; Edited by Eileen Hunt Botting; With Essays by Ruth Abbey, Eileen Hunt Botting, Norma Clarke, Madeline Cronin, and Virginia Sapiro

Mary Wollstonecraft’s visionary treatise, originally published in 1792, was the first book to present women’s rights as an issue of universal human rights. Ideal for coursework and classroom study, this comprehensive edition...

August 26, 2014, Paper, $15.00

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