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xvi, 431 pages ; 21 cm
  • Foreword (December 1998)
  • Preface to the 50th anniversary edition (January 2009)
  • Acknowledgements
  • Point of departure
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Confucianism
  • Taoism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • The primal religions
  • A final examination.
In honor of its 50th anniversary comes a special edition of Huston Smith's masterpiece "The World's Religions", the classic exploration of the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths. Emphasizing the inner - rather than the institutional - dimensions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Smith devotes special attention to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, indigenous religions and the teachings of Jesus. He convincingly conveys the unique appeal and gifts of each of the traditions and reveals their hold on the human heart and imagination. This special 'plus' edition will include an essay by Smith which provides an overview of his life spent 'Exploring the World's Religious Frontiers'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780061660184 20160619
Business Library
POLECON-349-01

2. The great Gatsby [1953]

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180 p. ; 21 cm.
Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back. This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of a classic of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers. But the first edition contained a number of errors resulting from Fitzgerald's extensive revisions and a rushed production schedule.
Business Library
POLECON-349-01

3. The assistant [1957]

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xi, 246 pages ; 21 cm
In post-WWII Brooklyn, Frank Alpine, a troubled, somewhat desperate, Italian American drifter fleeing from his past works long hours in the grocery store of a struggling Jewish family in a Brooklyn neighborhood where he develops a secret passion for his employer's attractive daughter.
Business Library
POLECON-349-01

4. Deep river [1994]

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216 pages ; 21 cm
In India, four Japanese tourists converge on the River Ganges in search of absolution. The novel probes their consciences, from Isobe, grieving the death of the wife he ignored in life, to Kugachi, haunted by wartime memories of a man who saved his life by eating human flesh, then drank himself to death to forget. An analysis of the importance of religion.
Business Library
POLECON-349-01

5. The stranger [1988]

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123 pages ; 21 cm.
A young Algerian, Meursault, afflicted with a sort of aimless inertia, becomes embroiled in the petty intrigues of a local pimp and, somewhat inexplicably, ends up killing a man. Once he's imprisoned and eventually brought to trial, his crime, it becomes apparent, is not so much the arguably defensible murder he has committed as it is his deficient character. In the story of an ordinary man who unwittingly gets drawn into a senseless murder on a sun-drenched Algerian beach, Camus was exploring what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd". Now in a new American translation, the classic has been given new life for generations to come.
Business Library
POLECON-349-01