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The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

By Anthony Gottlieb

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ISBN: 9780393352986
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 30th, 2016

This is a must read for anyone interested in Western philosophy. Gotlieb is a journalist first, and he approaches the stories and history of philosophy with an ear for storytelling and a commitment to the facts. This book (which is the first of two volumes) is more than a complete history of Western philosophy; it's an engaging narrative that's enjoyable to read.


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ISBN: 9780393352986
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 30th, 2016

This is a must read for anyone interested in Western philosophy. Gotlieb is a journalist first, and he approaches the stories and history of philosophy with an ear for storytelling and a commitment to the facts. This book (which is the first of two volumes) is more than a complete history of Western philosophy; it's an engaging narrative that's enjoyable to read.


This is a must read for anyone interested in Western philosophy. Gotlieb is a journalist first, and he approaches the stories and history of philosophy with an ear for storytelling and a commitment to the facts. This book (which is the first of two volumes) is more than a complete history of Western philosophy; it's an engaging narrative that's enjoyable to read.

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The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage

By Paul Elie

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ISBN: 9780374529215
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 10th, 2004

One of the great things about books? They offer us the chance to wrestle with complicated quandaries through our imaginations. This is exactly what Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Walker Percy and Flannery O'Connor were up to, according to Paul Elie. He links these four Americans with a common thread: a spiritual quest through the written word. This book is full of wisdom and fascinating stories about the lives of these idiosyncratic writers.


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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 10th, 2004

One of the great things about books? They offer us the chance to wrestle with complicated quandaries through our imaginations. This is exactly what Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Walker Percy and Flannery O'Connor were up to, according to Paul Elie. He links these four Americans with a common thread: a spiritual quest through the written word. This book is full of wisdom and fascinating stories about the lives of these idiosyncratic writers.


One of the great things about books? They offer us the chance to wrestle with complicated quandaries through our imaginations. This is exactly what Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Walker Percy and Flannery O'Connor were up to, according to Paul Elie. He links these four Americans with a common thread: a spiritual quest through the written word. This book is full of wisdom and fascinating stories about the lives of these idiosyncratic writers.

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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

By Ann Patchett

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ISBN: 9780062236678
Published: Harper - November 5th, 2013

Reading this collection of essays is so delightful, it's easy to forget how challenging it is to craft such perfect stories. Ann Patchett manages to describe ordinary events of her life "lived close to home" in straightforward prose that mines daily life for jewels of wisdom. It's funny, sad, provocative and thoughtful, and if that isn't enough, maybe this anecdote will show how much I love her work: after reading this collection, I immediately went out and bought five of her other books, which I devoured back to back in one summer.


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ISBN: 9780062236678
Published: Harper - November 5th, 2013

Reading this collection of essays is so delightful, it's easy to forget how challenging it is to craft such perfect stories. Ann Patchett manages to describe ordinary events of her life "lived close to home" in straightforward prose that mines daily life for jewels of wisdom. It's funny, sad, provocative and thoughtful, and if that isn't enough, maybe this anecdote will show how much I love her work: after reading this collection, I immediately went out and bought five of her other books, which I devoured back to back in one summer.


Reading this collection of essays is so delightful, it's easy to forget how challenging it is to craft such perfect stories. Ann Patchett manages to describe ordinary events of her life "lived close to home" in straightforward prose that mines daily life for jewels of wisdom. It's funny, sad, provocative and thoughtful, and if that isn't enough, maybe this anecdote will show how much I love her work: after reading this collection, I immediately went out and bought five of her other books, which I devoured back to back in one summer.

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The Snow Leopard

By Peter Matthiessen

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By Peter Matthiessen, Pico Iyer (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780143105510
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 30th, 2008

Part of my love for this book comes out of my love for hiking, especially in rugged terrain, and a recent discovery of my love for Nepal. Matthiessen describes in intricate detail the brutality of long distance hiking in the high desert mountains of the Himalayas, and its effect on the human body and psyche. But this is also a story about a man seeking something true, something wise, something by which to live his life, and never quite finding it, which is a welcome respite in a world in which knowing the answer is often valued more than living out a question.


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By Peter Matthiessen, Pico Iyer (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780143105510
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 30th, 2008

Part of my love for this book comes out of my love for hiking, especially in rugged terrain, and a recent discovery of my love for Nepal. Matthiessen describes in intricate detail the brutality of long distance hiking in the high desert mountains of the Himalayas, and its effect on the human body and psyche. But this is also a story about a man seeking something true, something wise, something by which to live his life, and never quite finding it, which is a welcome respite in a world in which knowing the answer is often valued more than living out a question.


Part of my love for this book comes out of my love for hiking, especially in rugged terrain, and a recent discovery of my love for Nepal. Matthiessen describes in intricate detail the brutality of long distance hiking in the high desert mountains of the Himalayas, and its effect on the human body and psyche. But this is also a story about a man seeking something true, something wise, something by which to live his life, and never quite finding it, which is a welcome respite in a world in which knowing the answer is often valued more than living out a question.

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Selected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Andre Dubus

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ISBN: 9780679767305
Published: Vintage - December 4th, 1995

Andre Dubus' short stories are all about flawed men and women making mistakes big and large, but because Dubus has so much compassion for how difficult it is to live a good life, these stories are filled with a sense of love and the sacredness of ordinary life. Dubus also seems to love the physical world, and his stories leave you with a deep sense of enjoyment for everything good that exists, from a cup of black coffee on a cold morning to an afternoon baseball game.


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Published: Vintage - December 4th, 1995

Andre Dubus' short stories are all about flawed men and women making mistakes big and large, but because Dubus has so much compassion for how difficult it is to live a good life, these stories are filled with a sense of love and the sacredness of ordinary life. Dubus also seems to love the physical world, and his stories leave you with a deep sense of enjoyment for everything good that exists, from a cup of black coffee on a cold morning to an afternoon baseball game.


Andre Dubus' short stories are all about flawed men and women making mistakes big and large, but because Dubus has so much compassion for how difficult it is to live a good life, these stories are filled with a sense of love and the sacredness of ordinary life. Dubus also seems to love the physical world, and his stories leave you with a deep sense of enjoyment for everything good that exists, from a cup of black coffee on a cold morning to an afternoon baseball game.
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Gilead (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

By Marilynne Robinson

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ISBN: 9780312424404
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Published: Picador - January 10th, 2006

Every once in a while, you come across a book that affects you deeply. For me, Gilead is one of these books. Robinson simultaneously addresses the miraculous and tragic sense of life through the gracious and serene voice of a dying Congregationalist minister who's writing a letter to his young son. It's beautifully written and surprisingly comforting given its deep and somewhat sad subject.


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Published: Picador - January 10th, 2006

Every once in a while, you come across a book that affects you deeply. For me, Gilead is one of these books. Robinson simultaneously addresses the miraculous and tragic sense of life through the gracious and serene voice of a dying Congregationalist minister who's writing a letter to his young son. It's beautifully written and surprisingly comforting given its deep and somewhat sad subject.


Every once in a while, you come across a book that affects you deeply. For me, Gilead is one of these books. Robinson simultaneously addresses the miraculous and tragic sense of life through the gracious and serene voice of a dying Congregationalist minister who's writing a letter to his young son. It's beautifully written and surprisingly comforting given its deep and somewhat sad subject.
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

By Annie Dillard

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ISBN: 9780061233326
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - September 10th, 2013

Annie Dillard is a writer who expands the reader's vision of the world, revealing a fuller sense of what exists through attention to detail and lyrical prose. This is a gorgeously written book about her time spent living on the banks of Tinker Creek, where she observes in great detail the strange and wild land around her, including everything from the bugs crawling along the shore to the stunning mountains beyond.


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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - September 10th, 2013

Annie Dillard is a writer who expands the reader's vision of the world, revealing a fuller sense of what exists through attention to detail and lyrical prose. This is a gorgeously written book about her time spent living on the banks of Tinker Creek, where she observes in great detail the strange and wild land around her, including everything from the bugs crawling along the shore to the stunning mountains beyond.


Annie Dillard is a writer who expands the reader's vision of the world, revealing a fuller sense of what exists through attention to detail and lyrical prose. This is a gorgeously written book about her time spent living on the banks of Tinker Creek, where she observes in great detail the strange and wild land around her, including everything from the bugs crawling along the shore to the stunning mountains beyond.
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The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays (Vintage International)

By Albert Camus

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ISBN: 9780679733737
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

This is the book where I was forced to think about boredom as the enemy of utopia and needed a drink. Camus writes philosophy with perfect clarity and literary craft, yet it is within this clarity he confronts you with your life.


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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

This is the book where I was forced to think about boredom as the enemy of utopia and needed a drink. Camus writes philosophy with perfect clarity and literary craft, yet it is within this clarity he confronts you with your life.


This is the book where I was forced to think about boredom as the enemy of utopia and needed a drink. Camus writes philosophy with perfect clarity and literary craft, yet it is within this clarity he confronts you with your life.
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The MS of My Kin

By Janet Holmes

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ISBN: 9781848610354
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Published: Shearsman Books - February 15th, 2009

Janet Holmes makes erasure poetry look effortless. I think of these as remixes of Emily Dickinson. Although some may be angry she has discarded many of Dickinson’s words, I like the tension between these two worlds, pulling one from the other, that otherwise would never have existed.


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Published: Shearsman Books - February 15th, 2009

Janet Holmes makes erasure poetry look effortless. I think of these as remixes of Emily Dickinson. Although some may be angry she has discarded many of Dickinson’s words, I like the tension between these two worlds, pulling one from the other, that otherwise would never have existed.


Janet Holmes makes erasure poetry look effortless. I think of these as remixes of Emily Dickinson. Although some may be angry she has discarded many of Dickinson’s words, I like the tension between these two worlds, pulling one from the other, that otherwise would never have existed.
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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)

By Italo Calvino

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By Italo Calvino, William Weaver (Translated by), Peter Washington (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780679420255
Published: Everyman's Library - June 1st, 1993

Reading about reading about reading about reading about reading… My favorite experimental novel. Be frustrated in the best way possible.


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By Italo Calvino, William Weaver (Translated by), Peter Washington (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780679420255
Published: Everyman's Library - June 1st, 1993

Reading about reading about reading about reading about reading… My favorite experimental novel. Be frustrated in the best way possible.


Reading about reading about reading about reading about reading… My favorite experimental novel. Be frustrated in the best way possible.

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