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Books v. cigarettes
Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell's entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means.   No. 57 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei wydawnictwa Penguin, w ...
26.00zł

 

Civilization and Its Discontents
Freud's epoch-making insights revolutionized our perception of the self, and founded the theories of psychoanalysis; here he presents his theory of an innate "death drive" - arguing that civilization distorts natural aggression to impose a terrible burden of guilt upon us.   No. 19 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei wydawnictwa Penguin, w języku angielskim - dla koneserów!
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Concerning Violence
Angered by the racism he witnessed on Martinique during the Second World War, Fanon here examines the roles of class, culture and violence, and expresses his profound alienation from the idea of colonialism and its bloodshed. More than four decades on, Fanon's work still inspires liberation movements today.   No. 59 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei wydawnictwa Penguin, w ...
26.00zł

 

Confessions of a Sinner
Aprofound influence not only on Christian theology but on the psychology and political philosophy of the West since the Dark Ages. One of the greatest explorations of sin, epiphany and redemption ever written, the Confessions of Saint Augustine continue to shape our ideas with their passionate declaration of the life-changing power of faith.  No. 3 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria ...
26.00zł
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Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Describing the surreal hallucinations, insomnia and nightmarish visions he experienced while consuming daily large amounts of laudanum, Thomas De Quincey's legendary account of the pleasures and pains of opium forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, and paved the way for later generations of literary drug-takers from Baudelaire to Burroughs.   No. 70 in the series Great ...
26.00zł

 

Consolation in the Face of Death
In his moving essay, Samuel Johnson offers wise words on confronting grief at the loss of a loved one. The other pieces here, ranging from art to marriage to morality, demonstrate the brilliance, perception and wit that made Johnson the leading man of letters of his day, and one of the finest essayists in the English language.   No. 67 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei ...
26.00zł
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Conspicuous Consumption
With its wry portrayal of a shallow, materialistic 'leisure class' obsessed by clothes, cars, consumer goods and climbing the social ladder, this withering satire on modern capitalism is as pertinent today as when it was written over a century ago.   No. 38 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei wydawnictwa Penguin, w języku angielskim - dla koneserów!
26.00zł

 

Days of Reading
In these inspiring essays about why we read, Proust explores all the pleasures and trials that we take from books, as well as explaining the beauty of Ruskin and his work, and the joys of losing yourself in literature as a child.   No. 53 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei wydawnictwa Penguin, w języku angielskim - dla koneserów!
26.00zł
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Decline of the English Murder

In these timeless and witty essays George Orwell explores the English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolding his trenchant views on everything from boys' weeklies to naughty seaside postcards.   No. 79 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei ...

26.00zł

 

Dialogue Between Fashion and Death
Leopardi, poet and philosopher, explores in humorous but savage dialogue the power of fashion and its strange irrationality. He also imagines conversations between Hercules and Atlas, Nature and an Icelander, and the Earth and the Moon, as well as producing a simple essay praising the humble bird.   No. 85 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei wydawnictwa Penguin, w języku ...
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Happy Christmas from the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Autor: Carle Eric

Christmas is. . . sharing with others . . . giving gifts with love . . . enjoying the magic of the season

Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a celebration of Christmas and all the ways to wish the ones you love a wonderful holiday. This delightful little book features Eric Carle's bright and distinctive artwork of favourite things, from sparkling stars and snowy scenes, with The Very Hungry Caterpillar making an ...

28.31zł

 

Host of Living Forms
Charles Darwin transformed our understanding of the world with the idea of natural selection, challenging the notion that species are fixed and unchanging. These writings from On the Origin of Species explain how different life forms appear all over the globe, evolve over millions of years, become extinct and are supplanted.   No. 87 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei ...
26.00zł
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