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  • Infinite Jest

    Infinite Jest

    Infinite Jest

    David Foster Wallace
    Fiction
    4.26 (81,959)

    A gargantuan, mind-altering tragi-comedy about the pursuit of happiness in america. set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, infinite jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, infinite jest bends every

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  • Hope in the Dark

    Hope in the Dark

    Hope in the Dark

    Rebecca Solnit
    Political Science
    4.02 (8,145)

    With hope in the dark, rebecca solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, solnit argues that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next.originally published

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  • Why We Can't Wait

    Why We Can't Wait

    Why We Can't Wait

    Jesse Jackson,Martin Luther King Jr.
    4.53 (7,371)

    “there comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair.”in 1963, birmingham, alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the united states. the campaign launched by dr. martin luther king, jr., and the civil rights movement on the segregated streets of birmingham demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent direct action.in this remarkable book—winner of the nobel peace prize—dr. king recounts the story of birmingham in vivid detail, tracing the history of

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  • Team of Rivals

    Team of Rivals

    Team of Rivals

    Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.23 (178,128)

    Acclaimed historian doris kearns goodwin illuminates lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.on may 18, 1860, william h. seward, salmon p. chase, edward bates, and abraham lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the republican national convention in chicago. when lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry.throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery

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  • The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

    The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

    The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

    Audre Lorde
    Poetry
    4.41 (3,000)

    Collected here for the first time are more than three hundred poems from one of this country's major and most influential poets, representing the complete oeuvre of audre lorde's poetry. lorde published nine volumes of poetry which, in her words, detail "a linguistic and emotional tour through the conflicts, fears, and hopes of the world i have inhabited." included here are lorde's early, previously unavailable works: the first cities, the new york head shop and museum, cables to rage, and from a land where other people live.

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  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Thomas Piketty
    Business & Economics
    4.02 (29,704)

    What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. but satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. in capital in the twenty-first century, thomas piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. his findings will transform

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  • The Bhagavad Gita - Introduced & Translated by Eknath Easwaran

    The Bhagavad Gita - Introduced & Translated by Eknath Easwaran

    The Bhagavad Gita - Introduced & Translated by Eknath Easwaran

    Anonymous
    Religion
    4.14 (60,947)

    “bir daha duy, sözümün en yücesi, hepsinin en gizlisi şudur: sen benim büyük sevgilimsin, bu yüzden senin iyiliğin için konuşacağım. zihnini/gönlünü bana ver, kendini bana ada, bana kurban sun, beni tazim et ve bana gel. sana gerçekten söz veriyorum, çünkü sen benim için azizsin.”*bhagavad-gita (tanrı’nın şarkısı), hindu dininin en önemli ve en kutsal metinlerinden biridir. büyük hint destanı mahabharata’nın bir bölümünü oluşturur. savaşçı prens arcuna ile dostu ve arabacısı, aynı zamanda tanrı vishnu’nun yeryüzünde bedene bürünmüş bir zuhuru (avatar) olan şri krişna arasında geçen bir söyleşidir. mö 400 ile mö

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  • Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

    Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

    Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

    David Foster Wallace
    Literary Collections
    4.14 (48,621)

    Do lobsters feel pain? did franz kafka have a funny bone? what is john updike's deal, anyway? and what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? david foster wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the world's largest lobster cooker at the annual maine lobster festival, wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful

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