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The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction
The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction
by John Phillips
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This book introduces the Marquis de Sade as writer and philosopher to new readers, offering concise but comprehensive surveys of his most controversial works, based on contemporary theoretical approaches. The style is lively and accessible without... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #53: Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #53: Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction
by Catriona Kelly
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Rather than presenting a conventional chronology of Russian literature, Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction explores the place and importance in Russian culture of all types of literature. How and when did a Russian national literature come... (read more)

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Kafka: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Kafka: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Ritchie Robertson
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Franz Kafka is among the most intriguing and influential writers of the last century. During his lifetime he worked as a civil servant and published only a handful of short stories, the best known being The Transformation. His other three novels... (read more)

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Galileo : a Very Short Introduction (80 Edition)
Galileo : a Very Short Introduction (80 Edition)
by Stillman Drake
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In a startling reinterpretation of Galileo's trial, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's prosecution and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers... (read more)

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