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The Consolations of the Forest
Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga
Written by Sylvain Tesson
Translated by Linda Coverdale

Format: Hardcover, 244 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli Ex Libris
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4127-1 (0-8478-4127-8)

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No stranger to inhospitable places, Sylvain Tesson exiles himself to a wooden cabin on Siberia’s Lake Baikal, a full day’s hike from any “neighbor,” with his thoughts, his books, a couple of dogs, and many bottles of vodka for company. Writing from February to July, he shares his... Read more >
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Action Philosophers

Written by Fred Van Lente
Illustrated by Ryan Dunlavey

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-61655-539-9 (1-61655-539-4)

The definitive tenth-anniversary edition of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey's award-winning, best-selling Action Philosophers!

Study the tenets of Plato, the wrestling superstar from ancient Greece, learn the lessons of Nietzsche, the original übermensch, and meditate on the messages of Bodhidharma, a kung fu master. Laugh, learn, laugh some more, and... Read more >

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God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Foreword by Neil Gaiman

Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 14, 2010
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-073-4 (1-60980-073-7)

From Slapstick’s “Turkey Farm” to Slaughterhouse-Five’s eternity in a Tralfamadorean zoo cage with Montana Wildhack, the question of the afterlife never left Kurt Vonnegut’s mind. In God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, Vonnegut skips back and forth between life and the Afterlife as if the difference between them were rather slight. In... Read more >
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In Defence of the Terror
Liberty or Death in the French Revolution
Written by Sophie Wahnich
Foreword by Slavoj Zizek

Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-862-4 (1-84467-862-8)

For two hundred years after the French Revolution, the Republican tradition celebrated the execution of princes and aristocrats, defending the Terror that the Revolution inflicted upon on its enemies. But recent decades have brought a marked change in sensibility. The Revolution is no longer judged in terms of historical necessity but... Read more >
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The House of Wittgenstein
A Family at War
Written by Alexander Waugh

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27872-2 (0-307-27872-7)

From Alexander Waugh, the author of the acclaimed memoir Fathers and Sons, comes a grand saga of a brilliant and tragic Viennese family.

The Wittgenstein family was one of the richest, most talented, and most eccentric in European history. Karl Wittgenstein, who ran away from home as a wayward and rebellious youth... Read more >
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God in Pain
Inversions of Apocalypse
Written by Slavoj Zizek and Boris Gunjevic
Translated by Ellen Elias-Bursac

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-369-8 (1-60980-369-8)

A brilliant dissection and reconstruction of the three major faith-based systems of belief in the world today--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam–by one of the world’s most articulate philosophers, Slavoj Zizek, in conversation with fellow Slovenian philosopher and priest Boris Gunjévic.

God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse shows how each of the world’s major... Read more >
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Less Than Nothing
Hegel And The Shadow Of Dialectical Materialism
Written by Slavoj Zizek

Format: Trade Paperback, 1056 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-127-5 (1-78168-127-9)

For the last two centuries, Western philosophy has developed in the shadow of Hegel, an influence each new thinker struggles to escape. As a consequence, Hegel’s absolute idealism has become the bogeyman of philosophy, obscuring the fact that he is the defining philosopher of the historical transition to modernity, a period with which our own... Read more >
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Mapping Ideology

Edited by Slavoj Zizek
Contribution by Nicholas Abercrombie, Theodor Adorno, Louis Althusser and Michele Barrett

Format: Trade Paperback, 348 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-554-8 (1-84467-554-8)

For a long time, the term ‘ideology’ was in disrepute, having become associated with such unfashionable notions as fundamental truth and the eternal verities. The tide has turned, and recent years have seen a revival of interest in the questions that ideology poses to social and cultural theory, and to political... Read more >
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Welcome to the Desert of the Real
Five Essays on September 11 and Related Dates
Written by Slavoj Zizek

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-019-3 (1-78168-019-1)

Liberals and conservatives proclaim the end of the American holiday from history. Now the easy games are over; one should take sides. Žižek argues this is precisely the temptation to be resisted. In such moments of apparently clear choices, the real alternatives are most hidden. Welcome to the Desert of the... Read more >
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The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

Written by Slavoj Zizek
Introduction by Michel Eltchaninoff

Format: Trade Paperback, 142 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-042-1 (1-78168-042-6)

Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation, obscure destructive fantasies inspired the world’s racist populists in places as far apart as Hungary... Read more >
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