Square One: First-Order Questions in the Humanities

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  1. Poetic Thinking Today
    This book makes a case for the acknowledgment and cultivation of poetic thinking—the kind of thinking we find in literature and the arts—for their uninhibited wisdom is vital for the protection of our social, political, and... Learn More
    Published: 5th November 2019
    Hardback | £60.00
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  2. The Long Public Life of a Short Private Poem
    Thomas Wyatt didn't publish "They Flee from Me." It was written in a notebook, maybe abroad, maybe even in prison. Today it is in every poetry anthology. How did it survive? That is the story Peter Murphy tells—in vivid and... Learn More
    Published: 27th August 2019
    Hardback | £77.00
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  3. Ordinary Unhappiness
    This book approaches David Foster Wallace not only as a fiction writer but also as a cultural critic and a moral philosopher whose formal innovations were intended as "therapies" for the pervasive dis-eases of our time.... Learn More
    Published: 6th August 2019
    Hardback | £60.00
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  4. Shakesplish
    This book on Shakespeare's language is the first to explore how we modern American or English-speaking readers hear, understand, fail to understand, are amused, disturbed, bored, moved, and challenged by it today.... Learn More
    Published: 20th November 2018
    Hardback | £69.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  5. Love As Human Freedom
    This book argues that love is a practice through we make sense of fundamental questions–from the propagation of life, to the inevitability of death. Acts of love not only reflect current social values but instead make new social... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2017
    Hardback | £73.00
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  6. Inclinations
    Cavarero refutes a long-standing set of assumptions in moral philosophy by contesting the classical figure of the homo erectus or 'upright man,' and by proposing a feminist, altruistic, open model of the subject–one inclined... Learn More
    Published: 2nd November 2016
    Hardback | £60.00
    Paperback | £17.99