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Product Description: Coming is a lyrical, erudite examination of the French notion of jouissance. How did jouissance evolve from referring to the pleasure of possessing a material thing (property, wealth) to the pleasure of orgasm, from appropriation to dis-appropriation, from consumption to consummation? The philosophers Adèle van Reeth and Jean-Luc Nancy engage in a lively dialogue, ranging from consumerism to video games to mysticism and from Spinoza, Hegel, andAugustine to the Marquis de Sade, Marguerite Duras, and Henry Miller...read more

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9780823273461 | Fordham Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Coming is a lyrical, erudite examination of the French notion of jouissance.

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9780823273478 | Reprint edition (Fordham Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Coming is a lyrical, erudite examination of the French notion of jouissance.

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Product Description: This passionate and monumental biography reassesses the life and legacy of one of the most significant cultural figures of the twentieth century Unevenly respected, easily hated, almost always suspected of being inferior to his reputation, Jean Cocteau has often been thought of as a jack-of-all-trades, master of none...read more

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9780300170573 | Yale Univ Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: This passionate and monumental biography reassesses the life and legacy of one of the most significant cultural figures of the twentieth century Unevenly respected, easily hated, almost always suspected of being inferior to his reputation, Jean Cocteau has often been thought of as a jack-of-all-trades, master of none.

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Product Description: A blistering firsthand account of the conflict in Homs by the internationally acclaimed author of The Kindly Ones “We fight for our religion, for our women, for our land, and lastly to save our skin. As for them, they’re only fighting to save their skin...read more

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9781784780647 | Verso Books, October 10, 2017, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A blistering firsthand account of the conflict in Homs by the internationally acclaimed author of The Kindly Ones “We fight for our religion, for our women, for our land, and lastly to save our skin.

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Product Description: A blistering firsthand account of the conflict in Homs by the internationally acclaimed author of The Kindly Ones “We fight for our religion, for our women, for our land, and lastly to save our skin. As for them, they’re only fighting to save their skin...read more

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9781781688243 | Verso Books, April 21, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A blistering firsthand account of the conflict in Homs by the internationally acclaimed author of The Kindly Ones “We fight for our religion, for our women, for our land, and lastly to save our skin.

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9780375752865, titled "Cracking the Ap: Biology Exam 1999-2000" | Princeton Review, February 1, 1999, cover price $16.00 | also contains Cracking the Ap: Biology Exam 1999-2000 | About this edition: Provides techniques for achieving high scores on the AP biology exam

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Product Description: Recipient of three French literary awards, Mathias Énard's follow-up to the critically acclaimed Zone is a timely novel about a young Moroccan boy caught up in the turbulent events of the Middle East, and a possible murder.Exiled from his family for religious transgressions related to his feelings for his cousin, Lakhdar finds himself on the streets of Barcelona hiding from both the police and the Muslim Group for the Propagation of Koranic Thoughts, a group he worked for in Tangier not long after being thrown out on the streets by his father...read more

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9781940953014 | Italian edition edition (Open Letter, November 11, 2014), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Recipient of three French literary awards, Mathias Énard's follow-up to the critically acclaimed Zone is a timely novel about a young Moroccan boy caught up in the turbulent events of the Middle East, and a possible murder.

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Product Description: In this book, the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy examines the nature of catastrophes in the era of globalization and technology. Can a catastrophe be an isolated occurrence? Is there such a thing as a “natural” catastrophe when all of our technologies―nuclear energy, power supply, water supply―are necessarily implicated, drawing together the biological, social, economic, and political? Nancy examines these questions and more...read more

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9780823263387 | Fordham Univ Pr, October 15, 2014, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: In this book, the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy examines the nature of catastrophes in the era of globalization and technology.

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9780823263394 | Fordham Univ Pr, October 15, 2014, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In this book, the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy examines the nature of catastrophes in the era of globalization and technology.

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Product Description: The Prix Goncourt–winning author of the scandalous The Kindly Ones returns with four new novellas that offer startlingly fresh depictions of age-old obsessions: sex and love, desiring and gazing, and the memories that take a lifetime to process...read more

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9781931883344 | Pgw, November 12, 2013, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The Prix Goncourt–winning author of the scandalous The Kindly Ones returns with four new novellas that offer startlingly fresh depictions of age-old obsessions: sex and love, desiring and gazing, and the memories that take a lifetime to process.

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Product Description: The author of the acclaimed memoir The Gate now gives us a mesmerizing account of his personal relationship with one of the most infamous torturers of the twentieth century, and of his transformative experience observing and participating in that man’s recent trial for war crimes...read more

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9780307273505, titled "Facing The Torturer: Inside the Mind of a War Criminal" | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 23, 2012, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The author of the acclaimed memoir The Gate now gives us a mesmerizing account of his personal relationship with one of the most infamous torturers of the twentieth century, and of his transformative experience observing and participating in that man’s recent trial for war crimes.

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Product Description: A wicked satire about the chaos that results when there's a rule for everything.In the over-legislated world of this outrageous black comedy, a death-row inmate becomes a darling of the media-- and the tobacco conglomerates--after he demands his right to a final cigarette ...read more

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9781612190969 | Melville Pub House, October 11, 2011, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A wicked satire about the chaos that results when there's a rule for everything.
9781933633121 | Melville Pub House, January 2, 2007, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: "Not only are we no longer capable of seeing the tragedies that have befallen us, we are incapable even of registering our own incapacity to do so .

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Product Description: One of the truly original books of the decade—written as a single, hypnotic, propulsive, physically irresistible sentence—Zone tells the story of a French Intelligence agent on his way to the Vatican to sell a briefcase of secrets...read more

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9781934824269 | Open Letter, December 31, 2010, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: One of the truly original books of the decade—written as a single, hypnotic, propulsive, physically irresistible sentence—Zone tells the story of a French Intelligence agent on his way to the Vatican to sell a briefcase of secrets.

Back from the dead: the first ever zombie story Before there was Dracula, there was The Castle in Transylvania. In its first new translation in over 100 years, this is the first book to set a gothic horror story, featuring people who may or may not be dead, in Transylvania. In a remote village cut off from the outside world by the dark mountains of Transylvania, the townspeople have come to suspect that supernatural forces must be responsible for the menacing apparitions emanating from the castle looming over them. But a visiting young count scoffs at their fears. He vows to liberate the villagers by pitting his reason against the forces of superstition – until he sees his dead beloved walking the halls of the castle…. 

Paperback:

9781935554080, titled "The Castle in Transylvania" | Melville Pub House, July 6, 2010, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Back from the dead: the first ever zombie story Before there was Dracula, there was The Castle in Transylvania.
9780976658399 | Melville Pub House, December 30, 2008, cover price $9.00 | About this edition: This never-before translated tale by Jules Verne, the master of science fiction, is one of his few writings about the supernatural.

Miscellaneous:

9781935554776, titled "The Castle in Transylvania" | Melville Pub House, October 27, 2010, cover price $14.95

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Product Description: In this elegant self-portrait, the world’s most outspoken and influential spiritual leader recounts his epic and engaging life story. The Dalai Lama’s most accessible and intimate book, My Spiritual Journey is an excellent introduction to the larger-than-life leader of Tibetan Buddhism—perfect for anyone curious about Eastern religion, invested in the Free Tibet movement, or simply seeking a richer spiritual life...read more

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9780061960222 | Harpercollins, October 12, 2010, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: The world knows the public face of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.

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9780062018090 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins, October 4, 2011), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: In this elegant self-portrait, the world’s most outspoken and influential spiritual leader recounts his epic and engaging life story.
9780062002525 | Lgr rep edition (Harpercollins, October 12, 2010), cover price $25.99

Abdelwahab Meddeb crosses boundaries in unusual and important ways. Born in Tunis, he is now a French national. In his academic and literary work, he is concerned with the roots and history of Islam and with crossings, like his own, between Islam and Europe. He is an author of extraordinarily beautiful French; this is the first book to represent this lyrical aspect of his work in English translation. White Traverses is a poetic memoir about growing up in Tunisia and the contrasts between Islamic and European influences. In it, the intense colors and blinding whites of the Maghreb interweave with the rich traditions of French poetic discourse. In Africa as in Europe, white designates purity. Yet the complex Mediterranean streams of culture that flow together in Tunis problematize this myth. Meddeb captures their white refractions in vignettes that teach us the truth of the coincidence of contraries, of how the impure lodges in the pure.Tombeau of Ibn Arabi is a series of prose poems that draw their inspiration from the great Sufi poet of mediaeval Andalusia, Ibn Arabi, whose fervent love poetry both scandalized and transformed Islamic culture, and from Dante, who learned from Ibn Arabi a poetry of sensual love as initiation into spiritual experience. It seeks to show how a text written in the present day can maintain a link with the great dead . Ibn Arabi and Dante are two symbolic figures confirming the author's twofold spiritual genealogy--Arabic and European.

Hardcover:

9780823231140 | Fordham Univ Pr, January 1, 2010, cover price $80.00

Paperback:

9780823231157 | 1 edition (Fordham Univ Pr, January 1, 2010), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Abdelwahab Meddeb crosses boundaries in unusual and important ways.

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Product Description: From the maverick author of the international bestseller Who Killed Daniel Pearl? — "a gripping blend of reportage and philosophy," according to The New York Times — comes another startlingly original work of literature.In WAR, EVIL AND THE END OF HISTORY, Bernard-Henri Lévy continues his daring investigation into the breeding grounds of terrorism with a series of riveting first-person reports from five of the world's most horrific "forgotten" war zones...read more

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9780715633366 | Melville Pub House, October 13, 2009, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: From the maverick author of the international bestseller Who Killed Daniel Pearl?

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Product Description: From the maverick author of the international bestseller Who Killed Daniel Pearl? — "a gripping blend of reportage and philosophy," according to The New York Times — comes another startlingly original work of literature.In WAR, EVIL AND THE END OF HISTORY, Bernard-Henri Lévy continues his daring investigation into the breeding grounds of terrorism with a series of riveting first-person reports from five of the world's most horrific "forgotten" war zones...read more

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9780971865952 | Melville Pub House, April 1, 2004, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: From the maverick author of the international bestseller Who Killed Daniel Pearl?

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Product Description: “Simply astounding. . . . The Kindly Ones is unmistakably the work of a profoundly gifted writer.” — Time A literary prize-winner that has been an explosive bestseller all over the world, Jonathan Littell’s The Kindly Ones has been called “a brilliant Holocaust novel… a world-class masterpiece of astonishing brutality, originality, and force,” and “relentlessly fascinating, ambitious beyond scope,” by Michael Korda (Ike, With Wings Like Eagles)...read more

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9780061724473 | Harpercollins, March 3, 2009, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: “Simply astounding.

Told from the point of view of the executioner and in his voice The Kindly Ones evokes in graphic detail the horrors of Babi Yar, Stalingrad, Auschwitz, and the fall of Berlin in 1945. Massive in scope, horrific in subject matter and shocking in its protagonist, critiques have compared this provocative and controversial work of literature to Tolstoy's War and Peace.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781433279164 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 3, 2009), cover price $159.00
9781433287688 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 3, 2009), cover price $99.00 | About this edition: Told from the point of view of the executioner and in his voice The Kindly Ones evokes in graphic detail the horrors of Babi Yar, Stalingrad, Auschwitz, and the fall of Berlin in 1945.
9781433279195 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 3, 2009), cover price $44.95

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781433279157 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 3, 2009), cover price $95.95
9781433287671 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 3, 2009), cover price $79.95

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Product Description: In this intimate meditation on listening, Peter Szendy examines what the role of the listener is, and has been, through the centuries. The role of the composer is clear, as is the role of the musician, but where exactly does the listener stand in relation to the music s/he listens to? What is the responsibility of the listener? Does a listener have any rights, as the author and composer have copyright? Szendy explains his love of musical arrangement (since arrangements allow him to listen to someone listening to music), and wonders whether it is possible in other ways to convey to others how we ourselves listen to music...read more
By Charlotte Mandell (trans), Jean-Luc Nancy (foreword by) and Peter Szendy

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9780823227990 | Fordham Univ Pr, November 15, 2007, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: In this intimate meditation on listening, Peter Szendy examines what the role of the listener is, and has been, through the centuries.

Paperback:

9780823228003 | Fordham Univ Pr, November 15, 2007, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In this intimate meditation on listening, Peter Szendy examines what the role of the listener is, and has been, through the centuries.

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Product Description: In this lyrical meditation on listening, Jean-Luc Nancy examines sound in relation to the human body. How is listening different from hearing? What does listening entail? How does what is heard differ from what is seen? Can philosophy even address listening, écouter, as opposed to entendre, which means both hearing and understanding?Unlike the visual arts, sound produces effects that persist long after it has stopped...read more

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9780823227723 | Fordham Univ Pr, May 1, 2007, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: In this lyrical meditation on listening, Jean-Luc Nancy examines sound in relation to the human body.
9780823227747 | Fordham Univ Pr, May 1, 2007, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In this lyrical meditation on listening, Jean-Luc Nancy examines sound in relation to the human body.

Paperback:

9780823227730 | Fordham Univ Pr, May 1, 2007, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: In this lyrical meditation on listening, Jean-Luc Nancy examines sound in relation to the human body.

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Product Description: A Voice from Elsewhere represents one of Maurice Blanchot's most important reflections on the enigma and secret of "literature." The essays here bear down on the necessity and impossibility of witnessing what literature transmits, and--like Beckett and Kafka--on what one might call the "default" of language, the tenuous border that binds writing and silence to each other...read more

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9780791470152 | State Univ of New York Pr, February 8, 2007, cover price $50.50 | About this edition: A Voice from Elsewhere represents one of Maurice Blanchot's most important reflections on the enigma and secret of "literature.

Paperback:

9780791470169 | State Univ of New York Pr, February 8, 2007, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: A Voice from Elsewhere represents one of Maurice Blanchot s most important reflections on the enigma and secret of literature.

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Product Description: One of the edgiest and most innovative novels to come out of Europe in years-not to mention one of the most scandalous and successful-this thinly veiled roman-à-clef is about the daughter of one of Europe's most famous writers as she navigates life after the collapse of her marriage...read more

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9780976140771 | Melville Pub House, October 1, 2005, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: One of the edgiest and most innovative novels to come out of Europe in years-not to mention one of the most scandalous and successful-this thinly veiled roman-à-clef is about the daughter of one of Europe's most famous writers as she navigates life after the collapse of her marriage.

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Product Description: Our woe is upon us.This chilling tale of one man’s descent into madness was published shortly before the author was institutionalized for insanity, and so The Horla has inevitably been seen as informed by Guy de Maupassant’s mental illness...read more

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9780976140740 | Melville Pub House, April 1, 2005, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Our woe is upon us.

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Product Description: In a provocative personal inquiry, the author posits a challenging idea: By considering themselves God's "chosen people," the Jews have imprisoned themselves. Attempting to upend his own assumptions and those of the reader, Daniel provides an adventurous testimony closely rooted in current events and in an exploration of his own Jewishness...read more

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9780976140757 | Italian edition edition (Melville Pub House, April 1, 2005), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In a provocative personal inquiry, the author posits a challenging idea: By considering themselves God's "chosen people," the Jews have imprisoned themselves.

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Product Description: Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practice by literature's greatest writers. In the ART OF THE NOVELLA series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time...read more

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9780974607887 | Melville Pub House, September 28, 2004, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers.

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