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Politics and Exile in Indonesia
Rudolf Mrázek
A comprehensive biography of the Indonesian nationalist leader and Prime Minister of the Indonesian Republic, Sutan Sjahrir. This work is both a study of an individual and the social conditions that shaped him. The author has conducted extensive...

Being Kammu
My Village, My Life
Damrong Tayanin
Combining autobiography and ethnography, Damrong Tayanin examines the lifestyles, customs, practices, and beliefs of the Kammu people by describing his own early...

Franz Liszt
The Weimar Years, 1848–1861
Alan Walker
The second volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.

Creativity and play erupt in the most solemn of everyday worlds as individuals reshape traditional forms in the light of changing historical circumstances. In this lively volume, fourteen distinguished anthropologists explore the life of creativity in social life across the globe and within the study of ethnography itself. Contributors include...

The Return of the Repressed
Did James Joyce, that icon of modernity, spearhead the dismantling of the Cartesian subject? Or was he a supreme example of a modern man forever divided and never fully known to himself? This volume reads the dialogue of contradictory cultural voices in Joyce’s works—revolutionary and reactionary, critical and subject to critique, marginal and...

Fair Land Sarawak
Some Recollections of an Expatriate Officer
Alastair Morrison
An officer's first-person account of British colonial disengagement from Sarawak. Morrison explains the daily bureaucracy of colonial life from an inside perspective and details the changes that occurred during his years in Sarawak: the growth and...

The Anxiety of Freedom
Imagination and Individuality in Locke's Political Thought
Uday Singh Mehta
The enduring appeal of liberalism lies in its commitment to the idea that human beings have a "natural" potential to live as free and equal individuals. The realization of this potential, however, is not a matter of nature, but requires that people be molded by a complex constellation of political and educational institutions. In this eloquent...

Greatness Engendered
George Eliot and Virginia Woolf
Alison Booth
In this forceful and compelling book, Alison Booth traces through the novels, essays, and other writings of George Eliot and Virginia Woolf radically conflicting attitudes on the part of each toward the possibility of feminine...

Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude
Robert V. Bruce

Franz Kafka
The Necessity of Form
Stanley Corngold
In Stanley Corngold’s view, the themes and strategies of Kafka’s fiction are generated by a tension between his concern for writing and his growing sense of its arbitrary character. Analyzing Kafka’s work in light of "the necessity of form," which is also a merely formal necessity, Corngold uncovers the fundamental paradox of Kafka’s art and...

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