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Shaun Whiteside

Shaun Whiteside

·3.78·60,804 Ratings
“ If you want to become full, let yourself be empty. ” ― Lao Tzu
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  • The Confusions of Young Törless

    ·3.75·4,076 Ratings
    Like his contemporary and rival Sigmund Freud, Robert Musil boldly explored the dark, irrational undercurrents of humanity. The Confusions of Young Törless, published in 1906 while he was a student, uncovers the bullying, snobbery, and vicious homoerotic
  • Photography: A Middle-Brow Art

    ·3.83·57 Ratings
    The everyday practice of photography by millions of amateur photographers may seem to be a spontaneous and highly personal activity. But France's leading sociologist and cultural theorist Pierre Bourdieu and his research associates show that few cultural
  • The Last Dragon

    ·4.01·2,137 Ratings
    When the last dragon and the last elf break the circle, the past and the future will meet, and the sun of a new summer will shine in the sky.In a world shrouded in darkness and continually lashed by rain, a young elf named Yorsh struggles to survive. His
  • The Wall

    ·3.99·1,970 Ratings
    First published to acclaim in Germany, The Wall chronicles the life of the last surviving human on earth, an ordinary middle-aged woman who awakens one morning to find that everyone else has vanished. Assuming her isolation to be the result of a military
  • Auschwitz: A History

    ·3.68·335 Ratings
    At the terrible heart of the modern age lies Auschwitz, a name that has become synonymous with evil. Here the utopian twentieth-century dream of employing science and technology to improve and protect human life was inverted from the latter part of the 19
  • Deviant Love (Great Loves, #11)

    ·3.14·171 Ratings
    Sigmund Freud, the founder of modern psychoanalysis, radically altered our view of the human mind by exploring our hidden drives, as is shown here in his groundbreaking writings on love and desire.
  • The Book of Proper Names

    ·3.56·1,474 Ratings
    "To have an extraordinary life, Lucette believes, one must have an extraordinary name. Horrified by the pedestrian names her husband chooses for their unborn child (Tanguy if it's a boy, Joelle if it's a girl), Lucette does the only honorable thing to sav
  • This is Paradise!

    ·3.82·967 Ratings
    Hyok Kang was eighteen when he escaped from North Korea, a country locked away from the outside world. This personal, illustrated account of school days in a rigidly communist institution and everyday life with his family and community provides a rare gli
  • Red Love: The Story of an East German Family

    ·4.05·429 Ratings
    Now, married with two children and the Wall a distant memory, Maxim decides to find the answers to the questions he couldn't ask. Why did his parents, once passionately in love, grow apart? Why did his father become so angry, and his mother quit her caree
  • The Saint-Fiacre Affair (Maigret, #13)

    ·3.63·273 Ratings
    When an ominous note predicting the time and place of a death finds its way to Maigret's desk in Paris, his investigation brings him to Saint-Fiacre, the place of his birth.  It isn't long before a darkness descends on Maigret and the town, as the predic
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