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Hesse The Wanderer and His Shadow Gunnar Decker Translated by Peter Lewis “A top-notch biography of the Nobel Prize-winning writer, who suffered spiritual crises and suicidal depression. German biographer and film and theater critic Decker offers a masterful, penetrating biography of Hermann Hesse, adroitly translated by Lewis,

that deserves the accolade ‘definitive’ ... A richly detailed and supremely sensitive portrayal of an artist obsessed with the “terrible and magnificent” act of creation.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Embattled Vote in America From the Founding to the Present Allan J. Lichtman “An important book…Lichtman uses history to contextualize the fix we’re in today. Each party gropes for advantage by fiddling with the franchise… Growing outrage, he thinks, could ignite demands for change. With luck, this fine history might just help to fan the flame.” —New York Times Book Review

Not All Dead White Men Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age Donna Zuckerberg “A chilling account of trolling, misogyny, racism, and bad history proliferated online by the Alt-Right, bolstered by the apparent authority of Greek and Latin Classics. Zuckerberg makes a persuasive case for why we need a new, more critical, and less comfortable relationship between the ancient and modern worlds in this important and very timely book.” —Emily Wilson, translator of The Odyssey

Power, Pleasure, and Profit Insatiable Appetites from Machiavelli to Madison David Wootton “Through the writings of great thinkers, Wootton describes the birth of a new concept of human nature during the years 1500 to 1800… Wootton demonstrates a consistent ability to make complex intellectual ideas approachable… A surprisingly lucid examination of a dramatic revolution in human thought.” —Kirkus Reviews Belknap Press


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