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That Mighty Sculptor Time
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That Mighty Sculptor Time

By Yourcenar, Marguerite; trans. By Walter Kaiser in Collaboration with the Author

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: The Noonday Press, 1993. pp. 229. Wraps illustrated with a photo of a marble head of Antinouos. 'Like waves washing against a pebbled shore, her sentences soothe, then hypnotize; before long the sound of her voice--slightly weary, serenely wise--becomes that of Reason itself . . . [Her essays] display a moralist and critic of remarkable range and sympathy.'--Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World. 'It goes without saying that we do not possess a single Greek statue in the state which its contemporaries knew it: we can barely discern, here and there on the hair of a Kore or a Kouros of the sixth century, the traces of reddish color, like palest henna, which attest to their pristine character of painted statues alive with the intense, almost terrifying life of mannequins and idols which also happen to be masterpieces of art. Those hard objects fashioned in imitation of the forms of organic life have, in their own way, undergone the equivalent of fatigue, age, and unahppiness. They have changed in the way time changes us.'--from the title essay.. First Thus. Trade Paperback. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.00

Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life
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Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life

By Gould, Stephen Jay

New York: Library of Contemporary Thought, Ballantine Publishing Group, 1999. viii, 241 pp. A light band of discoloration to top edge of jacket else fine. 'Stories of seminal figures such as Galileo, Darwin, and Thomas Henry Huxley make vivid his argument that individuals and cultures must cultivate both a life of the spirit and a life of rational inquiry in order to experience the fullness of being human.'. First Edition, First Printing. Quarter Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Insect Dreams: The Half Life of Gregor Samsa
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Insect Dreams: The Half Life of Gregor Samsa

By Estrin, Marc

New York: Blue Hen Books, 2002. 469 pp. Bibliography. A 1/2 inch remainder mark on bottom of pages. Not price-clipped. Two black marks on DJ. Marc Estrin is a writer, cellist, and activist living in Burlington, Vermont. This is his first novel. Gregor Samsa's adventures in America after he is swept into the dustbin. For those who have forgotten, 'Gregor Samsa awoke one morning after disturbing dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into an enormous cockroach.' Gregor runs into interesting folks: Musil, Wittgenstein, Spengler, Einstein, Rilke, Charles Ives, FDR and ends up in . . . well, you've got to read it.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Book Design By Marysarah Quinn. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.00