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The Engagement

The Engagement

2007 ·
·3.76·461 Ratings ·135 Pages
“ Knock, And He'll open the door. Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun. Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens. Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything. ” ― Rumi
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    ·4.19·166 Ratings
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    2014·
    ·4.02·67 Ratings
    When, in the morning, daybreak awakens us from a dream, we close our eyes and remain still, trying to recreate and continue the scene. But the day's light has destroyed everything: words are without sound, gestures without meaning. It is like a vanishing
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    2010·
    ·3.81·322 Ratings
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    2011·
    ·4.03·162 Ratings
    A sharp-witted investigation of love, work, and human responsibility in the age of consumption and hyperexposure."[Moschovakis'] poems illuminate, amuse, and provoke. Plato would have loved them."—Ann LauterbachIn a world where we find "everything helpi
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    2008·
    ·3.47·158 Ratings
    Self-regard, in the works of Annie Ernaux, is always an excruciatingly painful and exact process. Here, she revisits the peculiar kind of self-fulfillment possible when we examine ourselves in the aftermath of a love affair, and sometimes, even, through t
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    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-
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    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
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    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
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