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Resistance, Rebellion, and Death: Essays

By: Camus, Albert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2286470

ISBN: 0679764011

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faint edge wear. 1995 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it. And in these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his commitment to history's victims, from the fallen maquis of the French Resistance to the casualties of the Cold War. View more info

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The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt

By: Camus, Albert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2286471

ISBN: 0679733841

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Spine faded. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the essential dimensions of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. And yet, with an eye toward the French Revolution and its regicides and deicides, he shows how inevitably the course of revolution leads to ... View more info

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The Plague (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 109)

By: Camus, Albert; Gilbert, Stuart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1961

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2204644

Condition: Very Good


First thus (stated, $1.95 jacket price, 405 titles on verso). Copyright states 1948, but this edition was first released in 1961. Jacket edges rubbed, ink owner stamp on page base. 278, [2] pp. 8vo. The Nobel prize-winning Albert Camus, who died in 1960, could not have known how grimly current his existentialist novel of epidemic and death would remain. Set in Algeria, in northern Africa, The Plague is a powerful study of human life and its meaning in the face of a deadly virus that sweeps dispassionately through the city, taking a vast percentage of the population with it. View more info

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The Plague (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 109)

By: Camus, Albert; Gilbert, Stuart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1961

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2172732

Condition: Very Good


First thus (stated, $1.95 jacket price, 405 titles on verso). Copyright states 1948, but this edition was first released in 1961. Jacket edges heavily rubbed, jacket toned, titles crossed out with pencil on verso.Good. 278, [2] pp. 8vo. The Nobel prize-winning Albert Camus, who died in 1960, could not have known how grimly current his existentialist novel of epidemic and death would remain. Set in Algeria, in northern Africa, The Plague is a powerful study of human life and its meaning in the face of a deadly virus that sweeps dispassionately through the city, taking a vast percentage of the p... View more info

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Lyrical and Critical Essays

By: Camus, Albert; Thody, Philip; Kennedy, Ellen Conroy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2286794

ISBN: 0394708520

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. A collection of essays focusing on the early writings of Camus, edited by Philip Thody and translated by Ellen Conroy Kennedy. Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus’s three little volumes of essays, plus a selection of his critical comments on literature and his own place in it. As might be expected, the main interest of these writings is that they illuminate new facets of his usual subject matter. — The New York Times Book Review View more info

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Sartre as Biographer

By: Collins, Douglas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1923409

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket, lightly word on front.Very Good. 1980 Hard Cover. 220 pp. Since 1945 Sartre has devoted more pages to biography than to any other genre or subject. In this perceptive book, Douglas Collins analyzes Sartre's biographical enterprise, its place in his thought and development, and shows us much about Sartre and about biography in the 20th century. He examines Sartre's sources and locates his biographies in the history of ideas, discusses the role of the biographies in Sartre's theories of alienation and the imagination, paying particular attention to the re... View more info

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Nietzsche as Philosopher

By: Danto, Arthur C.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Columbia University Press: 1980

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2286018

ISBN: 0231050534

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Faintly rubbed. 1980 Trade Paperback. CONTENTS: Philosophical Nihilism, Art and Irrationality, Perspectivism, Philosophical Psychology, Moralities, Religious Psychology, Ubermensch and Eternal Recurrence, The Will-to-Power. View more info

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Sartre Explained: From Bad Faith to Authenticity

By: Detmer, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Open Court: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2279264

ISBN: 081269631X

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2008 Trade Paperback. Jean-Paul Sartre is perhaps the most famous of the existentialists, and by far the most famous philosopher of the post-war era. Sartre was a highly prolific writer and thinker, and delving into his novels, plays, stories, essays, and memoirs can be challenging. Most books on Sartre focus on only one sphere of his astounding intellect — either his philosophical treatises or his forays into fiction. Enter Sartre Explained, a comprehensive guide to Sartre's versatile work, as well as a valuable overview of his life and scholarly context. ... View more info

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Crime and Punishment (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Dostoevsky, Feodor [Fyodor]; Coulson, Jessie

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1975

Seller ID: 2285605

Condition: Near Fine


1975 Full-Leather. 552 pp. 8vo. Original dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated by Jessie Coulson. Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass goes haywire, and the detective who hunts him down for his terrible crime, is a stunning psychological portrait, a thriller and a profound m... View more info

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Crime and Punishment

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor; Garnett, Constance

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2011

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2280928

ISBN: 1435131827

Condition: Near Fine


2011 Full-Leather. 551, [3] pp. 8vo. Original maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. Cover art by Jessica Hische, cover design by Jo Obarowski, book design by Patrice Kaplan, marbled pattern by Cockerell. Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass goes haywire, and the detective who ... View more info

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Crime & Punishment (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor; Garnett, Constance; Irving, Laurence

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1980

Seller ID: 2275779

Condition: Near Fine


Minor scuffs along edges, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1980 Full-Leather. 484 pp. 8vo. Original black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass goes haywire, and the detective who hunts him down for his terrible crime, i... View more info

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Crime and Punishment (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books, ML 199)

By: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor [Dostoevsky]; Garnett, Constance; Simmons, Ernest J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1950

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2285432

Condition: Good


Front hinge repaired, top corner of front endpaper clipped, jacket lightly rubbed and toned with minimal loss from corners. 1950 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 531, [1] pp. 8-page terminal publisher ad. Translated from the original Russian by Constance Garnett, with an introduction by Ernest J. Simmons. Jacket art by Paul Galdone. Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass go... View more info

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Crime & Punishment

By: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor; Garnett, Constance

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1938

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283687

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase and Sandglass insert Number 6BR. Sandglass a bit toned, two tiny surface tears on rear slipcase panel. 1938 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 484 pp. Tall 8vo. Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. Beautiful wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Original red cloth gilt titles and design. A desperate young man plans the perfect crime—the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old women no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime, to transgress moral law—if it will u... View more info

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The Unknown Distance: From Consciousness to Conscience, Goethe to Camus

By: Engelberg, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1950821

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket faintly toned.Near Fine. 1972 Hard Cover. xviii, 288 pp. 8vo. Edward Engelberg argues that Conscience and Consciousness have slowly drifted apart from their once nearly identical meanings: inward knowledge of oneself. This process of separation, he shows, reached a critical point in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the age of dualisms. Tracing the evolution of the severance of Conscience from Consciousness, he demonstrates from a wide range of examples in literature and philosophy how such a division shaped the attitudes of important... View more info

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The Basic Problems of Phenomenology (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)

By: Heidegger, Martin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Indiana: 1988

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2279601

ISBN: 025320478X

Condition: Very Good


Light creasing to spine. 1988 Trade Paperback. A lecture course that Martin Heidegger gave in 1927, The Basic Problems of Phenomenology continues and extends explorations begun in Being and Time. In this text, Heidegger provides the general outline of his thinking about the fundamental problems of philosophy, which he treats by means of phenomenology, and which he defines and explains as the basic problem of ontology. View more info

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Works of Love

By: Kierkegaard, Soren; Swenson, David F. & Lillian Marvin; Steer, Douglas V.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1949

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2283773

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Edges slightly toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1949 Hard Cover. xiv, 317, [5] pp. 8vo. Translated from the Danish by David F. & Lillian Marvin Swenson, with an introduction by Douglas V. Steere. Kierkegaard elaborates on the Christian concept of agape (divine love), and uses it and his existential approach to examine what it is to be Christian. View more info

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The Birth of Tragedy and The Genealogy of Morals

By: Nietzsche, Friedrich; Golffing, Francis (Translator)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 1956

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285160

ISBN: 0385092105

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1956 Trade Paperback. 299 pp. Nietzsche's first and last book collected in one volume. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a 19th-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism. View more info

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The War Diaries of Jean-Paul Sartre, November 1939 - March 1940

By: Sartre, Jean-Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1984

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2196179

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Top left rear corner bumped.General light wear to jacket, jacket spine edges rubbed, top left rear corner bumped. 1984 Hard Cover. xix, 366 pp. Here is Sartre as a young man, vulnerable as every recruit must be, yet ever perceptive and incisive in describing the world he now sees from a very different vantage point. Here are both the daily experiences of this crucial period and the first formulations of the ideas that were to dominate his life. First American edition. View more info

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The War Diaries: November 1939 - March 1940

By: Sartre, Jean-Paul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 1986

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2283227

ISBN: 0394744225

Condition: Very Good


Faintly rubbed. 1986 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Diaries recount Sartre's experiences as a mobilized reservist and express his feelings about philosophy, literary criticism, and the politics of the time. View more info

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Altarity

By: Taylor, Mark P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1987

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2201453

ISBN: 0226791386

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Spine faintly creased. 1987 Trade Paperback. xxxiv, 371 pp. Readers familiar with Mark C. Taylor's previous writing will immediately recognize Altarity as a remarkable synthetic project. This work combines the analytic depth and detail of Taylor's earlier studies of Kierkegaard and Hegel with the philosophical and theological scope of his highly acclaimed Erring. In Altarity, Taylor develops a genealogy of otherness and difference that is based on the principle of creative juxtaposition. Rather than relying on a historical or chronological survey of crucial mome... View more info

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Kierkegaard and Radical Discipleship: A New Perspective

By: [Kierkegaard]; Eller, Vernard

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1968

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200536

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Inscribed & signed by author in pencil on front endpaper ('May you enjoy and learn from both Kierkegaard and the Brethren, Vernard Eller, Fresno '73). Ink name & year ('73) on front endpaper, jacket price clipped, jacket spine faded. 1968 Hard Cover. xii, 445 pp. 8 5/8 x 5 7/8. 8vo. A reissue of Eller's first book, originally published in 1964 as A Protestant's Protestant: Kierkegaard from a New Perspective. Until recently, most scholarship has insisted on seeing Kierkegaard as a philosopher, or a theologian, or a psychologist, or a social critic. In this book, Professor Eller argu... View more info