Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in THIS IS WATER. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion?
“Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves.” —The New York Times Book Review
Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of natural scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And yet . . .$29.99ISBN: 9781250092700Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Flatiron Books - November 1st, 2016
The Well of Being, from Jean-Pierre Weill, is an illustrated inquiry into the art of happiness and what it means to be radically alive in our daily moments. Images and a graceful philosophic text invite us to awaken from our constructed stories that we may return to this world and live in the present.$15.00ISBN: 9780679720218Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Vintage - May 7th, 1991
A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.$16.95ISBN: 9781622037520Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.Published: Sounds True - March 1st, 2017
In order to come to your senses, Alan Watts often said, you sometimes need to go out of your mind. Perhaps more than any other teacher in the West, this celebrated author, former Anglican priest, and self-described spiritual entertainer was responsible for igniting the passion of countless wisdom seekers to the spiritual and philosophical delights of India, China, and Japan.$17.95ISBN: 9781465458551Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: DK - February 21st, 2017
Explore the history and concepts of philosophy, from the big thinkers to complex theories, with straightforward text and witty illustrations that demystify an often daunting subject matter. Now in paperback.$22.99ISBN: 9780062316110Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Harper Perennial - May 15th, 2018
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