Marjorie Garber - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 326 pages
Shakespeare and Modern Culture is a brilliant recasting of our own mental and emotional landscape as refracted through the prism of the protean Shakespeare. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Paul Verhaeghe - Psychology - 2011 - 212 pages
The author considers human sex and desire and sees personal and cultural longings as infused in familiar triangulation points; 'The Simpsons', 'Monty Python' and 'South Park' share a cultural landscape with Plato and the ancient Greek ...
Randall Kennedy - Social Science - 2011 - 288 pages
Timely—as the 2012 presidential election nears—and controversial, here is the first book by a major African-American public intellectual on racial politics and the Obama presidency.
Wangari Maathai - Social Science - 2009 - 190 pages
Infused with her unique luminosity of spirit, Wangari Maathai’s remarkable story of courage, faith, and the power of persistence is destined to inspire generations to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Frans de Waal - Science - 2009 - 304 pages
In this thought-provoking book, the acclaimed author of Our Inner Ape examines how empathy comes naturally to a great variety of animals, including humans.