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John N. Gray

John N. Gray

·3.87·8,629 Ratings
“ The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • The Engagement

    2007·
    ·3.76·461 Ratings
    On the outskirts of Paris, a prostitute is found murdered in a vacant lot. In a seedy apartment house nearby lives pasty, fat Mr. Hire. Mr. Hire, who earns his living through a petty postal scam, is a convicted pornographer, a peeping Tom, and, once a wee
  • Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions

    2004·
    ·3.73·209 Ratings
    By the author of the best-selling Straw Dogs, this book is a characteristically trenchant and unflinchingly clear-sighted collection of reflections on our contemporary lot. Whether writing about the future of our species on this planet, the folly of our f
  • Al Qaeda and What It Means to Be Modern

    2005·
    ·3.75·260 Ratings
    While many Americans view the September 11th terrorist attack as the act of an anachronistic and dangerous sect, one that champions medieval and outmoded ideals, John Gray here argues that in fact the ideology of Al Qaeda is both Western and modern, a by-
  • Sceptical Essays

    2004·
    ·4.13·645 Ratings
    'These propositions may seem mild, yet, if accepted, they would absolutely revolutionize human life.'With these words Bertrand Russell introduces what is indeed a revolutionary book. Taking as his starting-point the irrationality of the world, he offers b
  • False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism

    2000·
    ·3.78·263 Ratings
    Hailed by Kirkus Reviews as both “a convincing analysis of an international economy headed for disaster” and a “powerful challenge to economic orthodoxy,” False Dawn shows that the attempt to impose the Anglo-American-style free market on the worl
  • Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

    2007·
    ·3.9·627 Ratings
    For the decade that followed the end of the cold war, the world was lulled into a sense that a consumerist, globalized, peaceful future beckoned. The beginning of the twenty-first century has rudely disposed of such ideas--most obviously through 9/11and i
  • Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

    2004·
    ·3.95·2,603 Ratings
    'Straw Dogs' is a radical work of philosophy that challenges our most cherished assumptions about what it means to be human. John Gray explores how the world and human life look once humanism has been finally abandoned.
  • Ecstasy

    2011·
    ·3.22·100 Ratings
    This is one of Couperus's most powerful novels. A brilliant observer of fin-de-siècle Dutch society, his works are characterised by perfect characterisation, exquisite description and a mordant wit, which brought comparisons to Oscar Wilde.Pushkin Collec
  • The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom

    2015·
    ·3.88·313 Ratings
    Compared with that of humans, the life of the marionette looks more like an enviable state of freedomIn his brilliantly enjoyable and freewheeling new book, John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic, and fantastical traditions that question the
  • The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths

    2013·
    ·3.87·610 Ratings
    A searching, captivating look at the persistence of myth in our modern world"By nature volatile and discordant, the human animal looks to silence for relief from being itself while other creatures enjoy silence as their birthright."In a book by turns chil
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