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Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison

In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner’s body to his … Continue reading

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The Visit

Friedrich Durrenmatt is considered one of the most significant playwrights of our time. During the years of the Cold War, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in European letters. In this ALTA National Translation … Continue reading

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The Freedom Manifesto: How to Free Yourself from Anxiety, Fear, Mortgages, Money, Guilt, Debt, Government, Boredom, Supermarkets, Bills, Melancholy, Pain, Depression, Work, and Waste

The author of How to Be Idle, Tom Hodgkinson hand, now its wonderfully irreverent musings on what true independence means and what it takes to be free. The Manifesto is based on freedom French existentialists, British punks, beat poets, hippies … Continue reading

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Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought (Centennial Book)

Long as “the noblest sense of ‘vision in a growing scrutiny by a variety of thinkers who come to doubt their dominance in Western culture. These criticisms of vision, particularly important in the twentieth century in France, have assumed greater … Continue reading

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