Humanities Hero Image
From “Superman” to Man Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9780960229444
Joel Augustus Roger's seminal work, this novel first published in 1917 is a polemic against the ignorance that fuels racism. The central plot revolves around a debate between a Pullman porter and a white racist Southern politician.
James Gould Cozzens Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9780822950592
During the early 1930s, after James Gould Cozzens had published four romantic novels and then withdrawn them from circulation, he wrote the first three of what Brenden Gill called his eight \u201ccanonical works.\u201d But it was only after the publication of By Love Possessed in 1957 that he achieved wide popularity. Mooney closely examines each of CozzensÆ novels, isolating and defining his main themes and addressing the critical acclaim and condemnation of his works.

Knowledge and Experience

Format: Paperback
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9780822983842
The fifteen papers in this volume deal with the two overlapping topics of knowledge and experience from the perspective of analytic philosophical inquiry. The topics addressed are prominent in the work of such modern philosophers as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, C. I.
Logic of Decision and Action, The Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780822984009
The four main essays in this volume investigate new sectors of the theory of decision, preference, act-characteristics, and action analysis. Herbert A. Simon applies tools developed in the theory of decision-making to the logic of action, and thereby develops a novel concept of heuristic power.
Metaphysics and Explanation Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780822985839
This volume offers an unusual variety of topics presented during the fifth annual Oberlin Colloquium in Philosophy. Essays topics include: a dispute of the standard deductivist account of scientific testability; two definitions of \u201cnonsense\u201d that are closely related and correlate to science's concern with truth and philosophy's concern with concepts; contesting the causes of voluntary actions purported in Hart and Honor\u00e9's Causation and the Law; distinguishing two kinds of metaphysical tasks-—taxonomic and evaluative; and discussions of \u201cwhat a thing is\u201d in terms of its qualities and particulars and the distinction between numerical and conceptual differences, universals and individuation.
Poems, 1957–1967 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9780819560551
This volume represents, under one cover, the major work of the man whom critics and readers have designated the authentic poet of his American generation. For this collection, James Dickey has selected from his four published books all those poems that reflect his truest interests and his growth as an artist. He has added more than a score of new poems - in effect, a new book in themselves - that have not previously been published in volume form.
Rescue the Dead Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 79
ISBN: 9780819510372
Illustrations: Frontis.
With that three-line epigraph, David Ignatow declares the thrust and purpose of his compelling new book. Unlike his previous work, which was written largely in reaction to the world about him-the urban landscape with its clamor and violence and business pressures-these new poems turn inward. They explore and confirm the individual in his never ending search for awareness and realization: a process in which conflict, love, sorrow, and insight in the end come together into a precarious balance that is its own form of peace.
Samuel Pepys in the Diary Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780822960508
In this work, the reader experiences the life of Samuel Pepys and his freinds, great and small, in seventeenth-century London. We see great men of war, business and letters, enhanced by Percival HuntÆs comprehensive bibliography.
Silence in the Snowy Fields Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9780819510150
The poems of Robert Bly are rooted deep in the earth. Snow and sunshine, barns and cornfields and cars on the empty nighttime roads, abandoned Minnesota lakes and the mood of America now-these are his materials. He sees and talks clearly: he uses no rhetoric nor mannered striving for effect, but instead the simple statement that in nine lines can embody a mood, reveal a profound truth, illuminate in an important way the inward and hidden life.
The Branch Will Not Break Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 59
ISBN: 9780819510181
These new poems by the author of Saint Judas and The Green Wall embody a sharp break with his earlier work. Their impact is well described by the British critic Michael Hamburger: "He has absorbed the work of modern Spanish and other continental poets and evolved a medium of his own. This medium dispenses with argument and rhetoric, and presents the pure substance of poetry, images which are 'the objective correlatives' of emotion and feeling.

The Verbal Icon

Studies in the Meaning of Poetry
Format: Paperback
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9780813101118
The sixteen essays in this volume form a series of related focuses upon various levels and areas of literary criticism. W.K.