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Product Description: Peter Swirski looks at American crime fiction as an artform that expresses and reflects the social and aesthetic values of its authors and readers. As such he documents the manifold ways in which such authorship and readership are a matter of informed literary choice and not of cultural brainwashing or declining literary standards...read more

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9783319301075 | Palgrave Macmillan, June 24, 2016, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Peter Swirski looks at American crime fiction as an artform that expresses and reflects the social and aesthetic values of its authors and readers.

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Product Description: Stanislaw Lem: Philosopher of the Future brings a welter of unknown elements of Lem's life, career, and literary legacy to light. Part One traces the context of his cultural influence, telling the story of one of the greatest writers and thinkers of the century...read more

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9781781381861 | Liverpool Univ Pr, September 1, 2015, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Stanislaw Lem: Philosopher of the Future brings a welter of unknown elements of Lem's life, career, and literary legacy to light.

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Product Description: Through a discussion of diverse art and media such as apocalyptic thrillers, rap, and television, Swirski debunks the American political system, sieving out fact from a sea of bipartisan untruths. Engaging with close analysis and multiple case studies, this book forges a more accurate picture of contemporary American culture and of America itself...read more

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9781137518880 | Palgrave Macmillan, May 22, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Through a discussion of diverse art and media such as apocalyptic thrillers, rap, and television, Swirski debunks the American political system, sieving out fact from a sea of bipartisan untruths.

Paperback:

9780441032624, titled "Libra" | Reissue edition (Ace Books, June 1, 1986), cover price $8.95 | also contains Libra | About this edition: Book by American Astroanalysts Institute

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Product Description: Stanislaw Lem died on 26 March, 2006. No one can literally bring back his mortal engine to life. But his voice can be heard afresh for the benefit of all those who believe that, with his passing, a quintessential element of twentieth-century artistic and intellectual heritage has come to an end...read more

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9781781380178 | Liverpool Univ Pr, September 1, 2014, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Stanislaw Lem died on 26 March, 2006.

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Product Description: From Literature to Biterature is based on the premise that in the foreseeable future computers will become capable of creating works of literature. Among hundreds of other questions, it considers: Under which conditions would machines become capable of creative writing? Given that computer evolution will exceed the pace of natural evolution a million-fold, what will such a state of affairs entail in terms of art, culture, social life, and even nonhuman rights? Drawing a map of impending literary, cultural, social, and technological revolutions, Peter Swirski boldly assumes that computers will leap from mere syntax-driven processing to semantically rich understanding...read more

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9780773542952 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, October 1, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: From Literature to Biterature is based on the premise that in the foreseeable future computers will become capable of creating works of literature.

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Product Description: The United States today is afflicted with political alienation, militarized violence, institutionalized poverty, and social agony. Worst of all, perhaps, it is afflicted with chronic and acute ahistoricism. America insist on ignoring the context of its present dilemmas...read more

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9780415891929 | Routledge, April 11, 2011, cover price $141.00 | About this edition: The United States today is afflicted with political alienation, militarized violence, institutionalized poverty, and social agony.

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9780415816878 | Routledge, November 13, 2012, cover price $48.95 | About this edition: The United States today is afflicted with political alienation, militarized violence, institutionalized poverty, and social agony.

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Product Description: In a new approach to interdisciplinary literary theory, Literature, Analytically Speaking integrates literary studies with analytic aesthetics, girded by neo-Darwinian evolution. Scrutinizing narrative fiction through a lens provided by analytic philosophy, revered literary theorist Peter Swirski puts new life into literary theory while fashioning a set of practical guidelines for critics in the interpretive trenches...read more

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9780292721784 | Univ of Texas Pr, April 1, 2010, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: In a new approach to interdisciplinary literary theory, Literature, Analytically Speaking integrates literary studies with analytic aesthetics, girded by neo-Darwinian evolution.

Paperback:

9780292728875 | 1 reprint edition (Univ of Texas Pr, May 1, 2011), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: In a new approach to interdisciplinary literary theory, Literature, Analytically Speaking integrates literary studies with analytic aesthetics, girded by neo-Darwinian evolution.

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Product Description: The end of George W. Bush's imperial presidency means that the wreckage of the republic's political ideals is now subject to a vigorous reassessment. In essays by five senior scholars, major works of American literature and film are analyzed in the context of a larger set of arguments about American injustice at home and across the empire...read more
By Peter Swirski (editor)

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9780773536036 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, September 1, 2009, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: The end of George W.

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9780773536333 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, September 1, 2009, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: All Roads Lead to the American City provides an original view of the urban culture in America seen through its irrevocable ties with the cities and roads. Examining the history, cinema, literature, cultural myths and social geography of the United States, the book puts some of the greatest as well as the "baddest" American cities under the microscope...read more
By Peter Swirski (editor)

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9789622098626 | Hong Kong Univ Pr, August 30, 2007, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: All Roads Lead to the American City provides an original view of the urban culture in America seen through its irrevocable ties with the cities and roads.

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9789622098633 | Hong Kong Univ Pr, August 30, 2007, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: All Roads Lead to the American City provides an original view of the urban culture in America seen through its irrevocable ties with the cities and roads.

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Product Description: "Of Literature and Knowledge looks ... like an important advance in this new and very important subject... literature is about to become even more interesting." – Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University...read more
By Peter Swirski (editor)

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9780415420594 | Routledge, December 7, 2006, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: "Of Literature and Knowledge looks .

Paperback:

9780415420600 | Routledge, December 30, 2007, cover price $41.95 | About this edition: "Of Literature and Knowledge looks .

Miscellaneous:

9780203965863 | Routledge, December 4, 2006, cover price $35.95

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Product Description: Swirski presents a collection of insights into Stanislaw Lem, with the view to evaluating his influence on Western thought, literature and culture.
By Peter Swirski (editor)

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9780773530461 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, July 30, 2006, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Swirski presents a collection of insights into Stanislaw Lem, with the view to evaluating his influence on Western thought, literature and culture.

Paperback:

9780773530478, titled "The Art and Science of Stanislaw Lem" | McGill Queens Univ Pr, June 1, 2008, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Swirski presents a collection of insights into Stanislaw Lem, with the view to evaluating his influence on Western thought, literature and culture.
9780080421254, titled "Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes" | Pergamon Pr, September 1, 1993, cover price $52.95 | also contains Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes | About this edition: This expanded, revised, and updated fourth edition of Nuclear Energy maintains the tradition of providing clear and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the subject, with emphasis on the explanation of trends and developments.

Swirski begins with a series of groundbreaking questions about the nature of popular fiction, vindicating it as an artform that expresses and reflects the aesthetic and social values of its readers. He follows his insightful introduction to the socio-aesthetics of genre literature with a synthesis of the century long debate on the merits of popular fiction and a study of genre informed by analytic aesthetics and game theory. Swirski then turns to three "nobrow" novels that have been largely ignored by critics. Examining the aesthetics of "artertainment" in Karel Capek's War with the Newts, Raymond Chandler's Playback, and Stanislaw Lem's Chain of Chance, crossover tours de force, From Lowbrow to Nobrow throws new light on the hazards and rewards of nobrow traffic between popular forms and highbrow aesthetics.

Hardcover:

9780773529922 | Carleton Univ Pr, January 30, 2006, cover price $110.00

Paperback:

9780773530195 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, January 30, 2006, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Swirski begins with a series of groundbreaking questions about the nature of popular fiction, vindicating it as an artform that expresses and reflects the aesthetic and social values of its readers.

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Product Description: Through close analysis of Eureka and The Purloined Letter, Swirski evaluates Poe's epistemological theses in the light of contemporary philosophy of science and presents literary interpretation as a cooperative game played by the author and reader, thereby illuminating how we read fiction...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780773520431 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, June 1, 2000, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Through close analysis of Eureka and The Purloined Letter, Swirski evaluates Poe's epistemological theses in the light of contemporary philosophy of science and presents literary interpretation as a cooperative game played by the author and reader, thereby illuminating how we read fiction.

Paperback:

9780773520783 | Reprint edition (McGill Queens Univ Pr, October 1, 2001), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Through close analysis of Eureka and The Purloined Letter, Swirski evaluates Poe's epistemological theses in the light of contemporary philosophy of science and presents literary interpretation as a cooperative game played by the author and reader, thereby illuminating how we read fiction.
9780062771599, titled "Access Cape Cod Martha''s Vineyard & Nantucket" | 2nd edition (Harpercollins, April 1, 1996), cover price $18.50
9780070204447, titled "Teaching Guide to Accompany Moving the Mountain: Women Working for Social Change" | McGraw-Hill, June 1, 1981, cover price $6.04 | also contains Teaching Guide to Accompany Moving the Mountain: Women Working for Social Change

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Hardcover:

9780030974526, titled "Economics: Principles and Policy" | 6th edition (Dryden Pr, December 1, 1993), cover price $74.15 | also contains A Stanislaw Lem Reader, Economics: Principles and Policy
9780030974489, titled "The Evolution of Economic Thought" | 5th edition (Dryden Pr, June 1, 1993), cover price $99.00 | also contains A Stanislaw Lem Reader, The Evolution of Economic Thought

Paperback:

9780810114951 | Northwestern Univ Pr, November 12, 1997, cover price $19.95

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