Author: Alejandro Zambra
Publisher: Melville House
"Winner of Chile’s Literary Critics’ Award for Best Novel" Hailed as a great Latin American literary event, this stylistically innovative, elliptically told tale of a young man and his love who mysteriously disappears is, as the narrator tells us, “a simple story that becomes complicated.” Through both the distance and closeness of these young lovers, Alejandro Zambra brilliantly explores the relationship between art, love, and life. Bonsai is accessible yet profound—as one critic in Chile’s Capital newspaper put it, “Brief as a sigh and forceful as a blow.”
The Private Lives of Trees
Author: Alejandro Zambra, Megan McDowell
Publisher: Open Letter Books
Worried that his wife Veronica will not return home from an art class, Julian imagines his stepdaughter Daniela's future without her mother and tells her an improvisional bedtime story.
The Demon-Haunted World
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—Los Angeles Times How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. Praise for The Demon-Haunted World “Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.”—The Washington Post Book World “Compelling.”—USA Today “A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”—The Sciences “Passionate.”—San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle
Society of Individuals
Author: Norbert Elias
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Originally published in 1991 and now reissued by Continuum International, this book consists of three sections. The first, written in 1939, was either left out of Elias's most famous book, The Civilizing Process, or was written along with it. Part 2 was written between 1940 and 1960. Part 3 is from 1987. The entire book is a study of the unique relationship between the individual and society--Elias's best-known theme and the basis for the discipline of sociology.
Essays which state the fundamentals of Jung's psychological system: "On the Psychology of the Unconscious" and "The Relations Between the Ego and the Unconscious," with their original versions in an appendix.
The Age of Rights
Author: Norberto Bobbio
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book presents a valuable clarification and defence of human rights by Italy's leading political theorist.
The Book of Disquiet
Author: Fernando Pessoa
Publisher: Profile Books
A prize-winning international classic, first published in English in 1993, now with a new foreword by William Boyd.
The Tree of Life
Author: Israel Regardie
Publisher: Weiser Books
The most comprehensive introduction available to the Golden Dawn system of initiation. An ideal introduction to the numerous complex and obscure mystical writings of Aleister Crowley. Includes practical exercises for developing the will and the imagination.
"Bringing together dozens of voices ... [this is a] collection of stories of women's experiences in World War II, both on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories"--Provided by publisher.
Dinheiro sem medo
Author: Eduardo Amuri
Publisher: Editora Saraiva
Sejamos sinceros: quase todo mundo é jogado na vida adulta sem um manual de instruções que ensine a lidar com dinheiro. Não falamos sobre isso em casa, não aprendemos sobre isso na escola e, entre nossos amigos, o tema é um tabu. O resultado? Somos sempre levados a pensar que lidar com dinheiro é uma tarefa árdua e sofrida. São muitas as perguntas sem respostas. Como me organizo para que sobre dinheiro no fim do mês? Será que alugo um imóvel ou junto dinheiro para dar como entrada na casa própria? Qual é o melhor aplicativo para fazer um bom planejamento financeiro? Aliás, preciso de um aplicativo? Deixo dinheiro na poupança ou abro conta em uma corretora? Como colocar o dinheiro para trabalhar para mim, sem virar um pãoduro? Em resumo: como lidar com dúvidas como essas e encontrar respostas que façam sentido para você? Em Dinheiro sem medo, o consultor Eduardo Amuri convida você a colocar o assunto na mesa. Partindo de um método extremamente simples – e usando casos reais de consultoria –, ele oferece um olhar descomplicado sobre as finanças e faz uma proposta inusitada: vamos repensar nossa relação com o dinheiro?
In this newly discovered text, famed occultist Israel Regardie sheds light on the psychological and spiritual meaning behind the symbols and metaphors of alchemy. Locked away for years before it was made available, and now fully annotated by Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Gold is the first new book by Regardie published in decades. Analyzing important seventeenth-century alchemical treatises, such as “The True Book of the Learned Synesius,” Regardie uses the language of Jungian psychology, magnetism, and hypnosis while citing his own unique experiences as a therapist and healer. Learn about spiritual alchemy and the connection between ancient magic and modern-day psychology. Explore the similarities between alchemical theory, Taoist philosophy, yoga, Zen Buddhism, and experiments with the human aura. With illustrations and appendices, including Regardie’s original text “The Art of True Healing,” Gold is a definitive work by a true master.
The Secret Life of Plants
Author: Peter Tompkins, Christopher Bird
The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries. "Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore."--Newsweek
'The Creative Art of Bonsai' gives a detailed insight into the world of Japanese miniature trees, with advice on their cultivation. Split into two sections, the book covers general principles of growing bonsai as well as a description of all the species that lend themselves to the art. Information is given on more than 70 species of bonsai, from the common outdoor varieties to the rarer 'tropical' species grown indoors. Learn how to choose, train and care for your bonsai, as well as cope with pests and diseases.
Roots of Brazil
Author: Sérgio Buarque de Holanda
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Sérgio Buarque de Holanda's Roots of Brazil is one of the iconic books on Brazilian history, society, and culture. Originally published in 1936, it appears here for the first time in an English language translation with a foreword, "Why Read Roots of Brazil Today?" by Pedro Meira Monteiro, one of the world's leading experts on Buarque de Holanda. Roots of Brazil focuses on the multiple cultural influences that forged twentieth-century Brazil, especially those of the Portuguese, the Spanish, other European colonists, Native Americans, and Africans. Buarque de Holanda argues that all of these originary influences were transformed into a unique Brazilian culture and society—a "transition zone." The book presents an understanding of why and how European culture flourished in a large, tropical environment that was totally foreign to its traditions, and the manner and consequences of this development. Buarque de Holanda uses Max Weber’s typological criteria to establish pairs of "ideal types" as a means of stressing particular characteristics of Brazilians, while also trying to understand and explain the local historical process. Along with other early twentieth-century works such as The Masters and the Slaves by Gilberto Freyre and The Colonial Background of Modern Brazil by Caio Prado Júnior, Roots of Brazil set the parameters of Brazilian historiography for a generation and continues to offer keys to understanding the complex history of Brazil. Roots of Brazil has been published in Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, German, and French. This long-awaited English translation will interest students and scholars of Portuguese, Brazilian, and Latin American history, culture, literature, and postcolonial studies.