Philosophy

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    The Monkey Grammarian
    By Octavio Paz, Introduction by Ilan Stavans, Translated by Helen R. Lane
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Nobel Prize–winner Octavio Paz offers a dazzling mind journey to the sources of poetry. Poet, diplomat, writer, philosopher, hailed as an “intellectual literary one-man band” by the New York Times Book Review, Nobel Prize–winner Octavio Paz was a key figure in the Latin American Literary Renaissance... [READ MORE]
    The Republic
    By Plato, Foreword by Simon Blackburn, Translated by Benjamin Jowett
    (Clydesdale Press)
    Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential works. From the musings of intellectuals such as Thomas Paine in Common Sense to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive... [READ MORE]
    The Trouble with Being Born
    By E. M. Cioran, Translated by Richard Howard, Foreword by Eugene Thacker
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In this volume, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his mind, Cioran strips the human condition down to its most basic components, birth and death, suggesting that disaster lies not in the prospect of death but in the fact of birth, "that laughable accident." In the lucid, aphoristic style... [READ MORE]
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