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Steiner, George:

Proofs & Three Parables - Paperback

2011, ISBN: 9780140178623

Hardcover, ID: 729361370

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A: Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin, 2009. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Good+ Condition. Clean and unmarked cover with light wear to extremities, crease to upper corner, no spine creasing, soundly bound, all page edges clean and neat. Internals clean, free from any markings, no creases. Cover flares up. Half a lifetime ago Paul Theroux virtually invented the modern travel narrative by recounting his grand tour by train through Asia. The world has changed much since that time. The Soviet Union has collapsed, China has risen, India booms. Vietnam flourishes in the aftermath of the Vietnam War that was going on the last time he passed through. In this new narrative, Theroux re-creates that earlier journey--from eastern Europe through Turkey, into the Caucasus where Georgia limps back toward feudalism while its neighbor Azerbaijan revels in oil-fueld capitalism. Theroux is witness to many changes in Asia. His omnivorous curiosity and unerring eye for detail never fails to inspire, enlighten, inform and entertain. 496 pages. 8 x 5.2 x 1.25 inches. Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 2009., Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin, 2009, New York. 1981. Penguin Books. 1st Penguin Writers from the Other Europe Series Paperback Edition. Previous Owner's Inscription in Front, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Wrappers. Translated by Michael Henry Heim. 239 pages. paperback. Cover illustration by Fred Marcellino. Cover design by Neil Stuart. 0140059245. keywords: Literature Translated Czech Eastern Europe. inventory # 41248. FROM THE PUBLISHER - A brilliant work of fiction from Milan Kundera - the most important writer from behind the iron curtain since Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. ‘If someone had told me as a boy: One day you will see your nation vanish from the world, I would have considered it nonsense, something I couldn’t possibly imagine. But after the Russian invasion of 1968, every Czech was confronted with the thought that I his nation could be quietly erased from Europe. ‘I don’t know whether my nation will perish and I. c don t know which of my characters is right. I invent stories, confront one with another, and by this means I ask questions. The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.’ - Milan Kundera, from the ‘Afterword: A Talk with the Author.’ ‘The Book of Laughter and Forgetting calls itself a • novel, although it is part fairy tale, part literary criticism, part political tract, part musicology, and part autobiography. It can call itself whatever it wants to, because the whole is genius. I ought to invoke Günter Grass and Garcia Marquez, because Mr. Kundera belongs in their demonic company:’ —John Leonard, The New York Times. ‘Magical. if you will read this book patiently and honestly, it may begin to change your life.’ —Ted Solotaroff, The New Republic. ISBN: 0140059245., London: Allen & Unwin. Very Good/Good. 1971. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo 0049460056 Dust jacket unclipped, small pieces missing, now in a clear protective sleeve Original cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. No ownership marks.Illustrated. 438 pages clean and tight. The Iberian Peninsula is divided between two states which emerged from the medieval Reconquest. The experience of the Muslim invasions distinguishes these countries from almost all the rest of Western Europe, but it does not account for the differences between them. Their origins are to be sought in the formative period that embraces the Later Roman Empire, the Germanic invasions and the Muslim conquest of the eighth century. This is the least well-known part of the history of the Peninsula, and the usual division into the periods of Romans, barbarians and Arabs obscures its continuity and cohesion. This book attempts to place the experience of the Peninsula in the setting of Western history. It depicts its state under the last dynasty of the Western Empire, and goes on to show how two Germanic peoples, the Suevi and the Visigoths, were projected, respectively, into what are now northern Portugal and the mesetas of Old Castile, the seeding-grounds of the two future nations. The rise of the Gothic Kingdom of Toledo is seen as an heroic attempt to restore Roman religion and culture by forging a semi-barbarian monarchy in the likeness of the Eastern Empire. After its fall in the face of Islamic expansion, the Roman South became the seat of a Muslim military colony. The shadowy authority of the neo-Roman state was finally obliterated by the installation at Cordoba of the Syrian house of the Ummaiyads. The most romanised part of the Peninsula thus became the heart of Muslim Spain, al-Andalus. A generation later the old Hispanic church was undermined by Charlemagne. The emergence of a new religious shrine in the north, the invention of the tomb of St James, made the heirs of the Germanic settlers the upholders and continuators of Roman religion and culture. The book draws on the narrative documentary and archeological sources for all three periods. This far-distant part of European history has been relatively little studied and Harold Livermore, at present Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of British Columbia, now makes it available to both the serious student and the general reader ., Allen & Unwin, 1971, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2001. Paperback. Fine. [8], 310 p.; 22 cm. Paperback with illustrated front cover. Includes a note on sources. National Jewish Book Awards Winner, given by the Jewish Book Council. "Nearly three million Jews came to America from Eastern Europe between 1880 and the outbreak of World War I, filled with the hope of life in a new land. Over the course of two generations, these newcomers settled and prospered in the densely populated Yiddish-speaking neighborhoods of New York City. Now Ruth Gay narrates the rarely told story of the founding generations of the Jewish community in America, bringing alive the vitality of the streets, markets, schools, synagogues, and tenement halls where a new version of America was invented in the 1920s and 1930s." [from the back cover]. ISBN: 0-393-32240-8. In Fine Condition., W.W. Norton & Company, 2001, New York. 1987. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Translated from the Polish by Richard Lourie. 344 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Bascove. 0374212414. keywords: Literature Translated Poland Eastern Europe. inventory # 8759. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Tadeusz Konwicki’s new book, MOONRISE, MOONSET, is a personal journal, a memoir, a confession spiced with gossip, a speculative essay on Poland’s love-hate relationship with Russia—all woven into a ‘real-life novel’ whose narrator and hero is Konwicki himself. The story of Konwicki’s ‘personal patented 1981’ begins when, after the first, euphoric days of Solidarity, the union enters a painful and frustrating period of struggle for survival. It ends in December 1981, with the declaration of martial law and a police summons for Konwicki. Right at the start, Konwicki claims he can no longer write fiction. However, diaries can always be kept, especially in such dramatic times. As he reflects on recent events in his usual droll fashion—an account fascinating for its documentary aspects alone—the narrative darts back and forth between the present and his magical childhood in Lithuania, his participation in the anti-Nazi (later anti-Communist) underground, his halfhearted conversion to Communism in the fifties, and his equally skeptical involvement in dissident activities in the seventies. Interspersed are fragments of two unpublished novels; portraits of such figures as science-fiction writer Stanislaw Lem and Zbigniew Cybulski, the James Dean of Polish cinema; and a record of the obstacles to Konwicki’s adaptation for the screen of compatriot Czeslaw Milosz’s ISSA VALLEY. In this dazzling new work bristling with strong opinions, Konwicki is trying to ferret out, or invent, some meaning for the history of his generation and for the bitter fate of his country. A string of remarkable fictions has established Tadeusz Konwicki as Poland’s foremost postwar novelist. He is also an eminent screenwriter and the director of several films. His books in English include ANTHROPOS-SPECTER-BEAST (for children) and the novels A DREAMBOOK FOR OUR TIME, THE POLISH COMPLEX, and A MINOR APOCALYPSE. ISBN: 0374212414., Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.: Wayne State Univ Pr, 1998 Marketing Identities analyzes how Ost und West (East and West), the first Jewish magazine (1901-1923) published in Berlin by westernized Jews originally from Eastern Europe, promoted ethnic identity to Jewish audiences in Germany and throughout the world. Using sophisticated techniques of modern marketing, such as stereotyping, the editors of this highly successful journal attempted to forge a minority consciousness. Marketing Identities is thus about the beginnings of "ethnicity" as we know it in the late twentieth century. An interdisciplinary study, Marketing Identities illuminates present-day discussions in Europe and the Americas regarding the experience and self-understanding of minority groups and combines media and cultural studies with German and Jewish history. Hint of cover wear. ~rasc. Paperback. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Wayne State Univ Pr, 1998, Paperback. New. Graffex is a new series of illustrated literary classics retold for young readers. Jonathan Harker travels to remote Transylvania to meet the mysterious Count Dracula, only to find that the Count is a bloodsucking monster capable of living for ever. How can his evil plans be stopped? At first he seems invincible, but our heroes win through in the end. This classic horror story is presented as an exciting, fast-paced graphic novel which remains faithful to Bram Stoker's original text - unlike the many later film versions.Specially commissioned full-colour artwork brings excitement and atmosphere to this classic tale. Speech bubbles work with the main text to emphasise and enhance the retelling. A full-colour map allows readers to retrace the routes taken by Jonathan and the Count. An appendix describes the vampire legends of eastern Europe which inspired Stoker, and the real life Romanian prince on whom Dracula's character was partly based. There is a detailed timeline of important discoveries and inventions during Bram Stoker's lifetime, and of other novels and stories which helped to inspire him.There is background information on Bram Stoker's life and work, and a list of film and TV adaptations of Dracula ., New York. 1959. Bantam Books. 1st Bantam Paperback Printing. Good In Wrappers. Paperback Edition. Introduction by Lewis Gannett. Translated from the Czech by M. & R. Weatherall. 241 pages. December 1959. paperback. keywords: Literature Translated Czech Eastern Europe Paperback. inventory # 30885. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In the brief brightness between World War I and World War II. the new republic of Czechoslovakia shone lucidly, a country old in tradition, young in impulse and desire. And perhaps the greatest ‘writer it produced was the impish, elfin, hugely humorous Karel Capek, the man who invented the word ‘robot,’ immediately accepted by most languages; the man who held up a polished mirror of wit and wisdom to mankind’s most cherished foibles. WAR WITH THE NEWTS is Capek’s prophetic and stirring novel about man’s fatal propensity to stuff himself with discovered sweets till he becomes sick - a novel in the great tradition of Lucian, Swift, and Voltaire, perhaps one of the few truly enduring classics written in our times. Originally published in Czech as Valka s Mloky, 1936 - Fr. Borovy, Prague., NY: Penguin Books, 2000. 8th Printing . Trade Paperback. Fine. Interior Art: Matt Zimet. 248 pages, quality trade paperback with quite a few illustrations/graphs and an Index. "The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. For centuries, the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. ZERO follows this number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe and its apotheosis as the mystery of the black hole. Today, zero lies at the heart of one of the biggest scientific controversies of all time, the quest for the theory of everything. Elegant, witty, and enlightening, ZERO is a compelling look at the strangest number in the universe - and one of the greatest paradoxes of human thought." Excellent copy: spine square/no creases, pages lightly toned else the book is entirely as new (probably unread) with NO markings throughout. NOT an ex-library, NOT a book club, NOT a remainder. Fine., NY: Penguin Books, 2000, Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. New/No Dust Jacket. 152 Pages. NEW. This book provides new insights into the application of dynamic models to emerging markets. Each chapter focuses on a a different topic and examines the behaviour of financial and economic variables in a large number of emerging economies in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The studies reveal the most appropriate model specifications that should be used in analyzing the behaviour of variables such as interest rates in both emerging and non-emerging markets, banks' credit and default risk, sovereign bond risk, inflation, external debt and growth in emerging markets. The results have important implications for pricing of securities in financial markets and strategy of banks and other financial institutions and policy makers. This book is valuable for all those working on financial markets and emerging economies, in partcular those who are working on dynamic models at universities, financial institutions, central banks, and other national and international agencies. Book Description: This book provides new insights into the application of dynamic models to emerging markets. Each chapter focuses on a a different topic and examines the behaviour of financial and economic variables in a large number of emerging economies in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The studies reveal the most appropriate model specifications that should be used in analyzing the behaviour of variables such as interest rates in both emerging and non-emerging markets, banks' credit and default risk, sovereign bond risk, inflation, external debt and growth in emerging markets. The results have important implications for pricing of securities in financial markets and strategy of banks and other financial institutions and policy makers.: This book is valuable for all those working on financial markets and emerging economies, in partcular those who are working on dynamic models at universities, financial institutions, central banks, and other national and international agencies. : About the Author: SIMA MOTAMEN-SAMADIAN is a Principal Lecturer and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Emerging Markets (CSEM) at the Westminster Business School. She obtained her MA and PhD in Economics from Essex University, and worked at the Tehran University, City University Business School, and Portsmouth University. She has co-edited International Debt and Central Banking in the 1980s with Z. Rez and Emerging Markets: Past and Present Experiences, and Future Prospects with C. Garido. Size: 14.7 x 1.4 x 22.1 cm. 152 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Business, Finance & Law; Economics; ISBN: 1403991529. ISBN/EAN: 9781403991522. Inventory No: X108-1197. . 9781403991522, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, New York. 1998. Arcade Publishing. 1st American Edition. Some Dings to the Bottom Boards, Otherwise Good In Dustjacket With Some Fading Along the Edges. Translated from the French by Jusuf Vrioni & David Bellos. 192 pages. hardcover. 1559704012. keywords: Literature Translated Albania Eastern Europe. inventory # 24877. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In the mid 1930s, two young Irish-American scholars voyage to the Albanian highlands with an early model of a marvelous invention, the tape recorder, in hand. Their mission? To discover how Homer could have composed works as brilliant and as long as the Iliad and the Odyssey without ever writing them down. The answer, they think, can be found only in Albania, the last remaining natural habitat of the oral epic. But immediately on their arrival the scholars' seemingly arcane research puts them at the center of ethnic strife in the Balkans. Mistaken for foreign spies, they are placed under the surveillance of a nearsighted informer with a prodigious gift for reproducing conversations he has overheard. He is soon generating a stream of floridly written reports about the visitors' puzzling activities. News of their presence in the provincial town of N - sets gossip to flying, and while the town's governor speculates on their imminent capture, his pretty wife, from her bath, plots her delivery from a marital ennui worthy of Madame Bovary. Research and intrigue proceed apace, but it isn't until a fierce-eyed monk from the Serbian side of the mountains makes his appearance that the scholars glimpse the full political import of their search for the key to the Homeric question. ISBN: 1559704012., Westport CT: Greenwood Press. Very Good-. 1980. Reprint. Hardcover; First Printing. 0837180910 . This is a thick book and is not eligible for Priority, Air or International shipping under standard fees. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Moderate edge foxing. Very minor foxing on fold-outs. Very occasional, very minor foxing of contents, else contents are almost as new. . No DJ. ; 9-1/8" Tall, xiii + 545pp. Black cloth, extra durable library binding, with white spine lettering. HISTORY. This is a reprint of the third edition, 1949, originally pugblished as Volume IV of Methuen's History of Medieval and Modern Europe. For this third edition "... The bibliographies have been revised and brought up to date. " Four maps, two of which are fold-outs. The Chapters: France, 1380-1407 - Charles VI and the Princes of the Lilies; France, 1407-1429 - Treason and Invasion; France, 1429-1461 - Expulsion of the English, and establishment of the Royal authority; Germany, 1378-1410 - Wenzel and Rupert; The Great Schism, 1378-1413; Germany, 1410-1437 - Sigismund; The Council of Constance; The Councils of Siena and Basel; John Hus and his followers; France, 1461-1494; The greatness and downfall of Burgundy; France - Economic and social conditions; Germany, 1437-1493 - Kings and princes; Germany -Social and economic conditions; The Scandinavian countries; Spain; Eastern Europe; The fall of the Byzantine Empire and the Turkish conquest of the Balkan peninsula; Italian politics; The Papacy and the Church in the latter part of the fifteenth century; The classical renaissance, and its relation to the thought, letters and art in the fifrteen century; Science, discovery and invention in the fifteenth century. ... Genealogical Tables. Index. ., Greenwood Press, 1980, London: Cassell & Co, 2002. pp. [9] 240."Almost as soon as airplanes were invented, military strategists realized their potential: only 10 years after the first flight, planes had become weapons of war. In the First World War planes served as scouts, fighters, and bombers--and by World War II all the advanced states had large military air forces dedicated to bombardment. There was even a belief that land forces would become obsolete. Starting with the less-than-perfect aircraft that flew over Europe in 1915, which caused countless deaths, see how technology developed between the wars; the early campaigns of WWII; air battles on the Eastern front; the defeat of the Luftwaffe; and sky combat in the Pacific. Of particular importance: the raids over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where planes achieved total dominance, heralding a new era of warfare.". Paperback. Very Good/No Dj. 8vo., Cassell & Co, 2002, New York, 1990, Macmillan, First American edition, hard bound in dust jacket, dark blue cloth, Fine./Fine condition, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2, xii, 275 pp, illus, notes, bibliog, index. Given its very recent invention, the allure and the promise of the airplane captured the imagination of soldiers and civilians alike during World War I. The radical new airborne weapon wielded a psychological power that, at least for a time, strengthened and often overshadowed its actual destructive capabilities. Now, for the first time, historian Lee Kennett tells the complete story of the Great War's air battles, from eastern to western front, from the skies and seas of Europe to those of the Middle East and Africa. Based on exhaustive research - official records, scholarly works, diaries, correspondence, memoirs, and oral history transcripts - his unique history traces the airplane's prewar debut and development and its appeal to all belligerents large and small, who raced to develop their own designs, strategies, and tactics. Kennett shows how the plane, used first as a frail "flying observation platform;" evolved into a weapon of destruction and death whose power was made incontrovertible by 1916 at the great battle of Verdun While he chronicles the struggle for dominance in the air, the author also provides insight into the role of flying weaponry in the great land battles. As the combat role of these amazing machines became more defined, their use became more diverse, as witnessed by the development of massed fighters, the emergence of close air support, strategic bombing, and antiaircraft defenses, and the introduction of escort and patrol work and antisubmarine warfare at sea. Here, too, are the daring men who volunteered to pilot these newfangled machines. Following them through flight school and into fighting units, Kennett dramatically recreates both the dangers of airborne combat and the boisterous, romantic world of the squadron on the ground. As he probes the cult of "aces;" Kennett explores the public's adoration of these individuals - chivalrous "knights of the air" - whose legendary performances were seen as beacons amidst the anonymous slaughter of land battles and trench warfare. Finally, Kennett reinterprets the impact of air warfare in the Great War and its effect on the nature of battle itself., Paperback. New. Fascism was the major political invention of the twentieth century and the source of much of its pain. How can we try to comprehend its allure and its horror? Is it a philosophy, a movement, an aesthetic experience? What makes states and nations become fascist? Acclaimed historian Robert O. Paxton shows that in order to understand fascism we must look at it in action - at what it did, as much as what it said it was about. He explores its falsehoods and common threads; the social and political base that allowed it to prosper; its leaders and internal struggles; how it manifested itself differently in each country - France, Britain, the low countries, Eastern Europe, even Latin America as well as Italy and Germany; how fascists viewed the Holocaust; and, finally, whether fascism is still possible in today's world. Offering a bold new interpretation of the fascist phenomenon, this groundbreaking book will overturn our understanding of twentieth-century history., U.S.A.: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2011. pp. 438. ' Not since the end of the Roman Empire, almost fifteen hundred years earlier, is there a parallel, in Europe at least, to the fall of the German nation in 1945. Industrious and inventive, home over centuries to a disproportionate number of western civilization's greatest thinkers, writers, scientists and musicians, Germany had entered the twentieth century united, prosperous, and strong, admired by almost all humanity for its remarkable achievements. During the 1930s, embittered by one lost war and then scarred by mass unemployment, Germany embraced the dark cult of National Socialism. Within less than a generation, its great cities lay in ruins and its shattered industries and its cultural heritage seemed utterly beyond saving. The Germans themselves had come to be regarded as evil monsters. After six years of warfare how were the exhausted victors to handle the end of a horror that to most people seemed without precedent? In Exorcising Hitler, Frederick Taylor tells the story of Germany's year zero and what came after. As he describes the final Allied campaign, the hunting down of the Nazi resistance, the vast displacement of peoples in central and eastern Europe, the attitudes of the conquerors, the competition between Soviet Russia and the West, the hunger and near starvation of a once proud people, the initially naive attempt at expunging Nazism from all aspects of German life and the later more pragmatic approach, we begin to understand that despite almost total destruction, a combination of conservatism, enterprise and pragmatism in relation to former Nazis enabled the economic miracle of the 1950s. And we see how it was only when the '60s generation (the children of the Nazi era) began to question their parents with increasing violence that Germany began to awake from its sleep cure'.". Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo., Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2011, Paperback. New. Not since the end of the Roman Empire, almost fifteen hundred years earlier, is there a parallel, in Europe at least, to the fall of the German nation in 1945. Industrious and inventive, home over centuries to a disproportionate number of western civilization's greatest thinkers, writers, scientists and musicians, Germany had entered the twentieth century united, prosperous, and strong, admired by almost all humanity for its remarkable achievements. During the 1930s, embittered by one lost war and then scarred by mass unemployment, Germany embraced the dark cult of National Socialism. Within less than a generation, its great cities lay in ruins and its shattered industries and cultural heritage seemed utterly beyond saving. The Germans themselves had come to be regarded as evil monsters. After six years of warfare how were the exhausted victors to handle the end of a horror that to most people seemed without precedent? In Exorcising Hitler, Frederick Taylor tells the story of Germany's year zero and what came after. As he describes the final Allied campaign, the hunting down of the Nazi resistance, the vast displacement of peoples in central and eastern Europe, the attitudes of the conquerors, the competition between Soviet Russia and the West, the hunger and near starvation of a once proud people, the initially naive attempt at expunging Nazism from all aspects of German life and the later more pragmatic approach, we begin to understand that despite almost total destruction, a combination of conservatism, enterprise and pragmatism in relation to former Nazis enabled the economic miracle of the 1950s. And we see how it was only when the '60s generation (the children of the Nazi era) began to question their parents with increasing violence that Germany began to awake from its 'sleep cure'., New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2002. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0375409009 . Xii, 338 pages, plates, cloth, DJ, very good. Second printing. From LIBRARY JOURNAL: "Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rhodes (The Making of the Atomic Bomb) provides a detailed examination of the organization, motivations, and activities of the SS-Einsatzgruppen, which killed thousands of Jews in the wake of Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union. He argues that Hitler made two separate decisions to annihilate European Jewry; the first, in summer 1941, was directed at the Jews of Eastern Europe, while the second, in December 1941, involved the rest of Europe. This is a controversial assertion, as is Rhodes's foray into psychological theory. He is certainly not the first to ask why some individuals willingly engaged in mass slaughter, but he still cannot provide an entirely satisfactory causal explanation. Rhodes claims to be offering a new thesis regarding the Holocaust, but unfortunately he eschews most of the major historiographical controversies in Holocaust studies and thus fails to place his thesis in context. The advantage is that he does not clutter his text with intentionalist vs. Functionalist arguments that could daunt general readers. Instead, he produces a penetrating study of the Einsatzgruppen one of the best available and one of the few recent works to examine this corps in detail. Although Rhodes's thesis may be rejected by specialists, his careful expose‚ will be welcomed by general readers." ; 9.40 X 6.60 X 1.30 inches ., Alfred A. Knopf, 2002, New York. 1993. Penguin Books. Unrevised & Unpublished Proofs. Very Good In Wrappers. 114 pages. paperback. 0140178627. keywords: Literature England. inventory # 17435. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This collection of a novella and three offbeat short stories includes ‘Proofs’, a literary thriller which explores the conflict between fact and fiction in life and literature. Also included are ‘Noel, Noel’, ‘Desert Island Disks’ and ‘Conversation Piece’. ‘More a series of philosophical and existential studies than dramatic fiction, the stories consistently offer the observations of one keenly aware of the wealth of sights and sounds surrounding us. ‘Proofs’ interweaves physical disability with an ideological dilemma, as a dedicated Italian Marxist and peerless proofreader finds himself at a double loss when his eyesight begins to fail just at the historical moment when events in Eastern Europe announce the collapse of the Soviet Union. A member of a Communist splinter group, he struggles against the inevitable, engaging in a nightlong but ultimately inconclusive debate with a comrade, a priest, over the brutal methods of both Marxism and Catholicism, and denying his increasing visual impairment until he's almost blind. Replaced in his job, he attempts a return to the Italian Communist party only to find it no longer exists. The brief, quixotic ‘Desert Island Discs’ describes a series of requests to a unique sound archive--including a belch, the neigh of a horse escaping an ambush, the musical laugh of a woman enjoying her lover, and the cheery whistle of a lad in a painted Crucifixion scene--while ‘A Conversation Piece’ presents a wry view of Talmudic scholars in a nit-picking discussion of the story of Abraham and Isaac, disrupted finally by the comments of a boy and woman with their own perspectives on the subject.- KIRKUS REVIEWS. George Steiner is regarded as a polymath and often credited with recasting the role of the critic by exploring art and thought unbounded by national frontiers or academic disciplines. He advocates generalisation over specialisation, and insists that the notion of being literate must encompass knowledge of both arts and sciences. Steiner, who is Jewish, rejects Jewish nationalism and is a critic of Israel. Central to Steiner's thinking, he has stated, ‘is my astonishment, naïve as it seems to people, that you can use human speech both to love, to build, to forgive, and also to torture, to hate, to destroy and to annihilate.’ George Steiner's career spans half a century and he has published ground-breaking essays and books that address the anomalies of contemporary Western culture, issues of language and its ‘debasement’ in the post-Holocaust age. His field is primarily comparative literature and his work as a critic has tended toward exploring cultural and philosophical issues, particularly dealing with translation and the nature of language and literature. Steiner's first published book was TOLSTOY OR DOSTOEVSKY: AN ESSAY IN CONTRAST (1960), which was a study of the different ideas and ideologies of the Russian writers Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky. THE DEATH OF TRAGEDY (1961) originated as his doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford and examined literature from the ancient Greeks to the mid-20th century. His best-known book, AFTER BABEL (1975), was an early and influential contribution to the field of translation studies. It was adapted for television in 1977 as The Tongues of Men and was the inspiration behind the creation in 1983 of the English avant-rock group News from Babel. Several works of literary fiction by Steiner include three short story collections, ANNO DOMINI: THREE STORIES (1964), PROOFS AND THREE PARABLES (1992), A cinq heures de l'après-midi (2008) and The Deeps of the Sea (1996), and his controversial novella, THE PORTAGE TO SAN CRISTOBAL OF A.H. (1981). Portage to San Cristobal, in which Jewish Nazi hunters find Adolf Hitler (A.H.) alive in the Amazon jungle thirty years after the end of World War II, explored ideas on the origins of European anti-semitism first expounded by him in his 1971 critical work IN BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE. Steiner has suggested that Nazism was Europe's revenge on the Jews for inventing conscience. Cheyette sees Steiner's fiction as ‘an exploratory space where he can think against himself.’ It ‘contrasts its humility and openness with his increasingly closed and orthodox critical work.’ Central to it is the survivor's ‘terrible, masochistic envy about not being there – having missed the rendezvous with hell’. NO PASSION SPENT (1996) is a collection of essays on topics as diverse as Kierkegaard, Homer in translation, Biblical texts and Freud's dream theory. ERRATA: AN EXAMINED LIFE (1997) is a semi-autobiography and GRAMMARS OF CREATION (2001), based on Steiner's 1990 Gifford Lectures delivered at the University of Glasgow, explores a range of subjects from cosmology to poetry. ISBN: 0140178627.

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New York: Hart Pub Co, 1968. 420 pages. Book is in fine condition, tight, appears unread. ~~ The story behind the deliberate obstruction placed in the way of attempts to save the Jewish people from Hitler's "final solution," with detailed documentation from worldwide interviews with participants, research in archives around the world, as well as classified and official papers that had never been published before Morse's exhaustive study. No single volume has documented this dark period in its historical relationship to America as thoroughly and passionately. . Trade Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Hart Pub Co, 1968, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. A complete history of the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler, discussing its social, political, philosophical, ideological, military, etc. doctrines and developments, it's historical underpinnings, the impact of National Socialism on both Germany and Europe, Hitler's leadership style, the fate of Europe's Jews, much more. Issued or reviewed by Saturday Review Book Club. Hardcover with price-clipped dust jacket, contains photo plates, chronology, glossary, references, indexed, 535pp. A nice copy, the jacket neatly encased in an acid-free archival plastic protector.. Third Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971, Bonanza Books, New York:. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Damage to bottom of book by spine. The dustjackethas chips and tears. This unparalleled collection of 362 photographs, assembled from archives all over the world, illuystrates the complexity of the SS organization and the diversitiy of its activities. ISBN: 0517287332., Bonanza Books, New York:, Athens: Kastaniotis Editions, 1998.. First edition. Text in English. Large softcover. Very good in original pictorial wrappers. Ink signature on front free endpaper otherwise clean and unmarked. 472pp. Illustrated.., Athens: Kastaniotis Editions, 1998., Brooklyn, New York: Zone Books, 2008. 175 pages. Square and solid with minor wear on covers.Less than 20 inside pages have highlighting or underlining.. 4th Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good - Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Zone Books, 2008, New York. 1993. Penguin Books. Unrevised & Unpublished Proofs. Very Good In Wrappers. 114 pages. paperback. 0140178627. keywords: Literature England. inventory # 17435. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This collection of a novella and three offbeat short stories includes ‘Proofs’, a literary thriller which explores the conflict between fact and fiction in life and literature. Also included are ‘Noel, Noel’, ‘Desert Island Disks’ and ‘Conversation Piece’. ‘More a series of philosophical and existential studies than dramatic fiction, the stories consistently offer the observations of one keenly aware of the wealth of sights and sounds surrounding us. ‘Proofs’ interweaves physical disability with an ideological dilemma, as a dedicated Italian Marxist and peerless proofreader finds himself at a double loss when his eyesight begins to fail just at the historical moment when events in Eastern Europe announce the collapse of the Soviet Union. A member of a Communist splinter group, he struggles against the inevitable, engaging in a nightlong but ultimately inconclusive debate with a comrade, a priest, over the brutal methods of both Marxism and Catholicism, and denying his increasing visual impairment until he's almost blind. Replaced in his job, he attempts a return to the Italian Communist party only to find it no longer exists. The brief, quixotic ‘Desert Island Discs’ describes a series of requests to a unique sound archive--including a belch, the neigh of a horse escaping an ambush, the musical laugh of a woman enjoying her lover, and the cheery whistle of a lad in a painted Crucifixion scene--while ‘A Conversation Piece’ presents a wry view of Talmudic scholars in a nit-picking discussion of the story of Abraham and Isaac, disrupted finally by the comments of a boy and woman with their own perspectives on the subject.- KIRKUS REVIEWS. George Steiner is regarded as a polymath and often credited with recasting the role of the critic by exploring art and thought unbounded by national frontiers or academic disciplines. He advocates generalisation over specialisation, and insists that the notion of being literate must encompass knowledge of both arts and sciences. Steiner, who is Jewish, rejects Jewish nationalism and is a critic of Israel. Central to Steiner's thinking, he has stated, ‘is my astonishment, naïve as it seems to people, that you can use human speech both to love, to build, to forgive, and also to torture, to hate, to destroy and to annihilate.’ George Steiner's career spans half a century and he has published ground-breaking essays and books that address the anomalies of contemporary Western culture, issues of language and its ‘debasement’ in the post-Holocaust age. His field is primarily comparative literature and his work as a critic has tended toward exploring cultural and philosophical issues, particularly dealing with translation and the nature of language and literature. Steiner's first published book was TOLSTOY OR DOSTOEVSKY: AN ESSAY IN CONTRAST (1960), which was a study of the different ideas and ideologies of the Russian writers Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky. THE DEATH OF TRAGEDY (1961) originated as his doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford and examined literature from the ancient Greeks to the mid-20th century. His best-known book, AFTER BABEL (1975), was an early and influential contribution to the field of translation studies. It was adapted for television in 1977 as The Tongues of Men and was the inspiration behind the creation in 1983 of the English avant-rock group News from Babel. Several works of literary fiction by Steiner include three short story collections, ANNO DOMINI: THREE STORIES (1964), PROOFS AND THREE PARABLES (1992), A cinq heures de l'après-midi (2008) and The Deeps of the Sea (1996), and his controversial novella, THE PORTAGE TO SAN CRISTOBAL OF A.H. (1981). Portage to San Cristobal, in which Jewish Nazi hunters find Adolf Hitler (A.H.) alive in the Amazon jungle thirty years after the end of World War II, explored ideas on the origins of European anti-semitism first expounded by him in his 1971 critical work IN BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE. Steiner has suggested that Nazism was Europe's revenge on the Jews for inventing conscience. Cheyette sees Steiner's fiction as ‘an exploratory space where he can think against himself.’ It ‘contrasts its humility and openness with his increasingly closed and orthodox critical work.’ Central to it is the survivor's ‘terrible, masochistic envy about not being there – having missed the rendezvous with hell’. NO PASSION SPENT (1996) is a collection of essays on topics as diverse as Kierkegaard, Homer in translation, Biblical texts and Freud's dream theory. ERRATA: AN EXAMINED LIFE (1997) is a semi-autobiography and GRAMMARS OF CREATION (2001), based on Steiner's 1990 Gifford Lectures delivered at the University of Glasgow, explores a range of subjects from cosmology to poetry. ISBN: 0140178627.

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Delacorte Press, 2014-08-05. Hardcover. Used:Good. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service., Delacorte Press, 2014-08-05, New York: Fiction Publishing Company, 1965. 160 pp. Digest format. Light wear with a faint date stamp on the front cover. This issue contains: Instead of the Saint by Leslie Charteris; Miss Phipps Considers the Cat by Phyllis Bentley; Up on the Mountain by Hal Ellson; Bed Time Story by Robert L. Fish; The Gambler Hated Rats by J. Jefferson Farjeon; and A Lonely Lovely Lady by Rufus King; along with the usual features.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo., Fiction Publishing Company, 1965, New York. 1993. Penguin Books. Unrevised & Unpublished Proofs. Very Good In Wrappers. 114 pages. paperback. 0140178627. keywords: Literature England. inventory # 17435. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This collection of a novella and three offbeat short stories includes ‘Proofs’, a literary thriller which explores the conflict between fact and fiction in life and literature. Also included are ‘Noel, Noel’, ‘Desert Island Disks’ and ‘Conversation Piece’. ‘More a series of philosophical and existential studies than dramatic fiction, the stories consistently offer the observations of one keenly aware of the wealth of sights and sounds surrounding us. ‘Proofs’ interweaves physical disability with an ideological dilemma, as a dedicated Italian Marxist and peerless proofreader finds himself at a double loss when his eyesight begins to fail just at the historical moment when events in Eastern Europe announce the collapse of the Soviet Union. A member of a Communist splinter group, he struggles against the inevitable, engaging in a nightlong but ultimately inconclusive debate with a comrade, a priest, over the brutal methods of both Marxism and Catholicism, and denying his increasing visual impairment until he's almost blind. Replaced in his job, he attempts a return to the Italian Communist party only to find it no longer exists. The brief, quixotic ‘Desert Island Discs’ describes a series of requests to a unique sound archive--including a belch, the neigh of a horse escaping an ambush, the musical laugh of a woman enjoying her lover, and the cheery whistle of a lad in a painted Crucifixion scene--while ‘A Conversation Piece’ presents a wry view of Talmudic scholars in a nit-picking discussion of the story of Abraham and Isaac, disrupted finally by the comments of a boy and woman with their own perspectives on the subject.- KIRKUS REVIEWS. George Steiner is regarded as a polymath and often credited with recasting the role of the critic by exploring art and thought unbounded by national frontiers or academic disciplines. He advocates generalisation over specialisation, and insists that the notion of being literate must encompass knowledge of both arts and sciences. Steiner, who is Jewish, rejects Jewish nationalism and is a critic of Israel. Central to Steiner's thinking, he has stated, ‘is my astonishment, naïve as it seems to people, that you can use human speech both to love, to build, to forgive, and also to torture, to hate, to destroy and to annihilate.’ George Steiner's career spans half a century and he has published ground-breaking essays and books that address the anomalies of contemporary Western culture, issues of language and its ‘debasement’ in the post-Holocaust age. His field is primarily comparative literature and his work as a critic has tended toward exploring cultural and philosophical issues, particularly dealing with translation and the nature of language and literature. Steiner's first published book was TOLSTOY OR DOSTOEVSKY: AN ESSAY IN CONTRAST (1960), which was a study of the different ideas and ideologies of the Russian writers Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky. THE DEATH OF TRAGEDY (1961) originated as his doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford and examined literature from the ancient Greeks to the mid-20th century. His best-known book, AFTER BABEL (1975), was an early and influential contribution to the field of translation studies. It was adapted for television in 1977 as The Tongues of Men and was the inspiration behind the creation in 1983 of the English avant-rock group News from Babel. Several works of literary fiction by Steiner include three short story collections, ANNO DOMINI: THREE STORIES (1964), PROOFS AND THREE PARABLES (1992), A cinq heures de l'après-midi (2008) and The Deeps of the Sea (1996), and his controversial novella, THE PORTAGE TO SAN CRISTOBAL OF A.H. (1981). Portage to San Cristobal, in which Jewish Nazi hunters find Adolf Hitler (A.H.) alive in the Amazon jungle thirty years after the end of World War II, explored ideas on the origins of European anti-semitism first expounded by him in his 1971 critical work IN BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE. Steiner has suggested that Nazism was Europe's revenge on the Jews for inventing conscience. Cheyette sees Steiner's fiction as ‘an exploratory space where he can think against himself.’ It ‘contrasts its humility and openness with his increasingly closed and orthodox critical work.’ Central to it is the survivor's ‘terrible, masochistic envy about not being there – having missed the rendezvous with hell’. NO PASSION SPENT (1996) is a collection of essays on topics as diverse as Kierkegaard, Homer in translation, Biblical texts and Freud's dream theory. ERRATA: AN EXAMINED LIFE (1997) is a semi-autobiography and GRAMMARS OF CREATION (2001), based on Steiner's 1990 Gifford Lectures delivered at the University of Glasgow, explores a range of subjects from cosmology to poetry. ISBN: 0140178627.

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New York. 1993. Penguin Books. Unrevised & Unpublished Proofs. Very Good In Wrappers. 114 pages. paperback. 0140178627. keywords: Literature England. inventory # 17435. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This collection of a novella and three offbeat short stories includes ‘Proofs’, a literary thriller which explores the conflict between fact and fiction in life and literature. Also included are ‘Noel, Noel’, ‘Desert Island Disks’ and ‘Conversation Piece’. ‘More a series of philosophical and existential studies than dramatic fiction, the stories consistently offer the observations of one keenly aware of the wealth of sights and sounds surrounding us. ‘Proofs’ interweaves physical disability with an ideological dilemma, as a dedicated Italian Marxist and peerless proofreader finds himself at a double loss when his eyesight begins to fail just at the historical moment when events in Eastern Europe announce the collapse of the Soviet Union. A member of a Communist splinter group, he struggles against the inevitable, engaging in a nightlong but ultimately inconclusive debate with a comrade, a priest, over the brutal methods of both Marxism and Catholicism, and denying his increasing visual impairment until he's almost blind. Replaced in his job, he attempts a return to the Italian Communist party only to find it no longer exists. The brief, quixotic ‘Desert Island Discs’ describes a series of requests to a unique sound archive--including a belch, the neigh of a horse escaping an ambush, the musical laugh of a woman enjoying her lover, and the cheery whistle of a lad in a painted Crucifixion scene--while ‘A Conversation Piece’ presents a wry view of Talmudic scholars in a nit-picking discussion of the story of Abraham and Isaac, disrupted finally by the comments of a boy and woman with their own perspectives on the subject.- KIRKUS REVIEWS. George Steiner is regarded as a polymath and often credited with recasting the role of the critic by exploring art and thought unbounded by national frontiers or academic disciplines. He advocates generalisation over specialisation, and insists that the notion of being literate must encompass knowledge of both arts and sciences. Steiner, who is Jewish, rejects Jewish nationalism and is a critic of Israel. Central to Steiner's thinking, he has stated, ‘is my astonishment, naïve as it seems to people, that you can use human speech both to love, to build, to forgive, and also to torture, to hate, to destroy and to annihilate.’ George Steiner's career spans half a century and he has published ground-breaking essays and books that address the anomalies of contemporary Western culture, issues of language and its ‘debasement’ in the post-Holocaust age. His field is primarily comparative literature and his work as a critic has tended toward exploring cultural and philosophical issues, particularly dealing with translation and the nature of language and literature. Steiner's first published book was TOLSTOY OR DOSTOEVSKY: AN ESSAY IN CONTRAST (1960), which was a study of the different ideas and ideologies of the Russian writers Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky. THE DEATH OF TRAGEDY (1961) originated as his doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford and examined literature from the ancient Greeks to the mid-20th century. His best-known book, AFTER BABEL (1975), was an early and influential contribution to the field of translation studies. It was adapted for television in 1977 as The Tongues of Men and was the inspiration behind the creation in 1983 of the English avant-rock group News from Babel. Several works of literary fiction by Steiner include three short story collections, ANNO DOMINI: THREE STORIES (1964), PROOFS AND THREE PARABLES (1992), A cinq heures de l'après-midi (2008) and The Deeps of the Sea (1996), and his controversial novella, THE PORTAGE TO SAN CRISTOBAL OF A.H. (1981). Portage to San Cristobal, in which Jewish Nazi hunters find Adolf Hitler (A.H.) alive in the Amazon jungle thirty years after the end of World War II, explored ideas on the origins of European anti-semitism first expounded by him in his 1971 critical work IN BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE. Steiner has suggested that Nazism was Europe's revenge on the Jews for inventing conscience. Cheyette sees Steiner's fiction as ‘an exploratory space where he can think against himself.’ It ‘contrasts its humility and openness with his increasingly closed and orthodox critical work.’ Central to it is the survivor's ‘terrible, masochistic envy about not being there – having missed the rendezvous with hell’. NO PASSION SPENT (1996) is a collection of essays on topics as diverse as Kierkegaard, Homer in translation, Biblical texts and Freud's dream theory. ERRATA: AN EXAMINED LIFE (1997) is a semi-autobiography and GRAMMARS OF CREATION (2001), based on Steiner's 1990 Gifford Lectures delivered at the University of Glasgow, explores a range of subjects from cosmology to poetry. ISBN: 0140178627.

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Publishing year: 1993
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