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"Between the House and the Chicken Yard": The Masks of Flannery O’Connor
By author: Jolly Kay Sharp
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H835
ISBN: 9780881462630
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Recognizing personal tendencies and developing literary talents enabled Mary Flannery O'Connor to don multiple masks, concealing or revealing segments of herself as she desired. O'Connor's masks serve as metaphorical embodiments of her veiled autobiography, illuminating key components of her sense of self and of her literary power. Sharp's exploration of these masks identifies O'Connor's goals, struggles, and successes.

Becoming Human: Kierkegaardian Reflections on Ethical Models in Literature
By author: Jamie Lorentzen
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P515
ISBN: 9780881465419
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
What does it mean to become a human being? This question was persistently repeated by Kierkegaard scholar Howard V. Hong (1912–2010) to students during his forty-year tenure at St. Olaf College. As one of Dr. Hong’s students, Jamie Lorentzen never forgot the question—one that always pointed to the ethical upbuilding of individuals. Lorentzen’s Kierkegaard studies inform commentary on how central characters in four works of literature help readers answer Howard Hong’s question. Twain’s Huck Finn becomes human by being an unwitting ethicist despite himself and the pro-slavery culture in which he was reared. Ishmael and Queequeg’s embrace of the neighbor and outcast in Melville’s Moby-Dick is an ethical counterpoint to Ahab’s terrifying narcissism. Meanwhile, Ibsen’s famous narcissist, Peer Gynt, offers an archetypal negative ethical model for becoming human. Finally, Dostoevsky’s Father Zosima and Ivan and Alyosha Karamazov show how ethics informs human development in both secular and religious cultures.

Cosmic Defiance: Updike’s Kierkegaard and the Maples Stories
By author: David Crowe
Product Code: H891
ISBN: 9780881465020
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
John Updike once wrote that many of his works are "illustrations of Kierkegaard," and yet no current study provides an extended, convincing reason why this is so, why Updike came to live by Søren Kierkegaard's ideas. This study does, telling the story of Updike's life-altering encounter with Fear and Trembling in his early career, and tracing the subsequent evolution of Updike's complex and coherent theology.

De Anima
By author: Aristotle   Translated by: David Bolotin
Product Code: H959
ISBN: 9780881466638
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
David Bolotin's translation of Aristotle's DE ANIMA, or ON SOUL, aims above all at fidelity to the Greek. It treats Aristotle as a teacher regarding what soul really is, and hence it tries to convey the meaning--to the extent possible in English---of his every word. The translation itself is supplemented with footnotes, some of which, when taken together, sketch the outline of an overall interpretation of the work. For readers--including those who may already know some Greek--who wish to study DE ANIMA with care, it offers access that has hitherto been unavailable in English to the precise meaning of Aristotle's text.

De Anima
By author: Aristotle   Translated by: David Bolotin
Product Code: P575
ISBN: 9780881466645
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
David Bolotin's translation of Aristotle's DE ANIMA, or ON SOUL, aims above all at fidelity to the Greek. It treats Aristotle as a teacher regarding what soul really is, and hence it tries to convey the meaning--to the extent possible in English--of his every word. The translation itself is supplemented with footnotes, some of which, when taken together, sketch the outline of an overall interpretation of the work. For readers--including those who may already know some Greek--who wish to study DE ANIMA with care, it offers access that has hitherto been unavailable in English to the precise meaning of Aristotle's text.

Do You Know Who You Are?: Reading the Buddha's Discourses
By author: Krishnan Venkatesh
Product Code: P573
ISBN: 9780881466799
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $18.00
DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE? is a unique study of the earliest recorded "discourses" of the Buddha, taking an approach that is at once psychological, philosophical, and literary. In a market abundant with how-to books for spiritual practitioners and advice for achieving a happy life by Buddhist masters, this book offers original readings of some of the most powerful of the Buddha's teachings, which take the form of conversations with a wide range of people: disciples, wandering Hindu philosophers, Brahmin white supremacists, ordinary householders, and even a tyrant. It is a book for all literate, thoughtful people who want to read for themselves what the Buddha really said and to understand their own condition better.

Elements : The Novels of James Dickey
By author: Casey Clabough
Product Code: H558
ISBN: 9780865547438
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $39.95
Elements: The Novels of James Dickey draws upon previously undiscussed manuscripts and notes to articulate Dickey's fictional vision as it appears in his three published novels, while also examining his early unpublished fiction and post- Deliverance screenplays. The book's thesis follows Dickey's philosophical and verbal theory for his published fiction (the practice of merging), illustrating the multifaceted and layered manner in which it functions, encompassing protagonist and environment and reader and text.

Experimentation And Versatility : The Early Novels And Short Fiction Of Fred Chappell
By author: Casey Clabough
Product Code: H681
ISBN: 9780865549456
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Experimentation and Versatility considers Chappell’s first four novels and his short fiction—the novels chronologically and the short stories thematically—in order to demonstrate the unique range and importance of his fictional prose.

God’s Struggler : Religion in the Writings of Nikos Kazantzakis
Edited by: Peter A. Bien   By author: Darren J. N. Middleton
Product Code: H391
ISBN: 9780865544994
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
It is often assumed that Nikos Kazantzakis's (1883-1957) religious views were unorthodox and heretical, and therefore unworthy of a place in the history of Christian thought. We may see it as a part of a wider, Christian faith still in the making.

Growing Wings to Overcome Gravity : Criticism As the Pursuit of Virtue
By author: George A. Panichas
Product Code: P177
ISBN: 9780865546189
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $20.00
"Growing Wings to Overcome Gravity, inspired by a passage from Plato's Phaedrus, serves as a coda to my critical trilogy, published over a span of nearly twenty years: The Reverent Discipline (1974), The courage of Judgement (1982), and The Critic as Conservator (1992). My title here provides the encompassing poetic image-and the inspiration behind my critical intent- of ultimately overcoming the crises of modernism in which we agonize, and of attaining the promise of spiritual and moral order.

I Am in Fact a Hobbit : An Introduction to the Life and Works of J. R. R. Tolkien
By author: Perry C. Bramlett
Product Code: P262
ISBN: 9780865548947
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
Whether you’ve been a fan for years or you’ve just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, "I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. This indispensable and concise introduction to the career of J. R. R. Tolkien includes: • a biographical chapter about the man who was a brilliant Oxford professor and Catholic Christian, loving father and devoted husband, and close friend of C. S. Lewis • overviews and discussions of his best-selling popular works such as the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, his often overlooked academic works and his children’s books such as Roverandom and Mr. Bliss. • a detailed chronology of the important events and times of his life and career • an extensive listing of his works, both published and unpublished • a resource bibliography of the best works about him

In Continuity : The Last Essays of Austin Warren
By author: George A. Panichas
Product Code: H393
ISBN: 9780865545014
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00

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