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1. Siddhartha [2012]

Book
106 pages ; 23 cm
Business Library
POLECON-349-01
Book
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
Book
197 pages ; 21 cm
Business Library
POLECON-349-01
Book
81 p. ; 22 cm.
Business Library
POLECON-349-01

5. Jasmine [1999]

Book
241 p. ; 22 cm.
When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a few years, Jasmine becomes Jane Ripplemeyer, happily pregnant by a middle-aged Iowa banker and the adoptive mother of a Vietnamese refugee. Jasmine's metamorphosis, with its shocking upheavals and its slow evolutionary steps, illuminates the making of an American mind; but even more powerfully, her story depicts the shifting contours of an America being transformed by her and others like her -- our new neighbors, friends, and lovers. In Jasmine, Bharati Mukherjee has created a heroine as exotic and unexpected as the many worlds in which she lives. "Rich...one of the most suggestive novels we have about what it is to become an American." -- The New York Times Book Review.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780802136305 20160605
Business Library
POLECON-349-01
Book
xxvii, 113 p. ; 20 cm.
Willy Loman, the protagonist of "Death of a Salesman, " has spent his life following the American way, living out his belief in salesmanship as a way to reinvent himself. But somehow the riches and respect he covets have eluded him. At age 63, he searches for the moment his life took a wrong turn, the moment of betrayal that undermined his relationship with his wife and destroyed his relationship with Biff, the son in whom he invested his faith. Willy lives in a fragile world of elaborate excuses and daydreams, conflating past and present in a desperate attempt to make sense of himself and of a world that once promised so much.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780141180977 20160609
Business Library
POLECON-349-01

7. The ghost writer [1979]

Book
179 p. ; 21 cm.
Business Library
POLECON-349-01
Book
xxi, 169 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Depicts the inner-workings of the Hollywood movie industry and its impact on the fabric of American life.
Business Library
POLECON-349-01

9. No longer at ease [1969]

Book
194 p. ; 20 cm.
Business Library
POLECON-349-01

10. Miramar [1993]

Book
183 p. ; 21 cm.
Business Library
POLECON-349-01