by Alexandre Jollien
(May 2017)

ALEXANDRE JOLLIEN, who is the first and only major thinker and spiritual teacher in the history of philosophy to have been born with cerebral palsy, tells the story of how he grew up in a home for the severely disabled and was destined to roll cigars; how he discovered philosophy, which changed his life forever, helping him to confront his fate, endow it with meaning, and turn his disability into a source of strength and creative energy; how, against all odds, he fought his way out of the home and into high school and university, where as an undergraduate he wrote In Praise of Weakness ... Imbued with human warmth and wisdom, this modern Socratic dialogue is a poignant testament to the inestimable value of friendship, the power of imagination, and the will to overcome. A book that inspires and gives courage.

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by Timothy Balding
(April 2017)

Homo Conscius is a black comedy about a middle-aged man’s joyful struggle to grasp the meaning of mass murder, love, hate, sex, God, truth, beauty, reality, crime, happiness, his mind, his erections, and many other of our habitual day-to-day preoccupations whilst ephemeral members of the human race. As Victor Andrews, a former British diplomat, makes this long and perilous voyage into the heart of his brain, soul, and body, looking for understanding and illumination, he stumbles across an extraordinary breakthrough in human evolution, a shattering anthropological discovery, which might just concern him personally ... No one will believe it, of that much he is sure ...

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by Andrea Köhler
(February 2017)

Graced with lyricism, Passing Time is an engaging meditation on the ways in which human beings are forced — and choose — to mark time, from earliest childhood to the final moments of life. This is an unsparing, yet often poetic, essay on the ordeals and pleasures inherent in the universal experience of waiting.

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by Lajos Walder
(February 2017)

Arguably the most significant modern Hungarian poet, Lajos Walder was born in 1913 and died in 1945 in the Gunskirchen concentration camp, on the day it was liberated by the Allied forces. Reading Walder is like reliving an era long gone and, at the same time, learning to see our own world with new eyes. For Lajos Walder's "message" speaks to us as directly today as it did to his contemporaries almost a century ago: "... that apart from thieves and murderers // there are also human beings." For the first time, Lajos Walder's complete plays—Below Zero, Vase of Pompeii, Tyrtaeus—are made available in English, superbly translated by the poet's daughter Agnes Walder.

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by Lajos Walder
(February 2017)

Set in a remote radio outpost in northern Quebec in 1942, Below Zero is a study in obsession, duplicity, aversion, infidelity, and psychological abuse to the point of murder ... Three people stuck together with no escape ... Written in early 1940s in Hungary, Below Zero is arguably the prototypical existential drama, anticipating Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit (1944), among other works.

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by Lajos Walder
(February 2017)

On his sixtieth birthday, Monsieur Lebordin, a world-renowned scholar and antiquities expert, suffers a heart attack while alone in his one-room apartment in Paris, and is visited by the mysterious stranger Angela, who, as we find out in the course of the play, is not at all who she appears to be ... As Lebordin reminisces about his life—his loveless marriage and failure as a father, opportunities missed and roads not taken, the price of professional success—it is the Vase of Pompeii that moves center stage: brought to him years ago by a young and beautiful American millionairess to be authenticated, it embodies the gift of love he rejected and the life he did not live ... Set in 1930s France, Vase of Pompeii is a Symbolist masterpiece, social commentary (applying as much to our own time as to pre-war Europe) masquerading as bourgeois tragedy.

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by Lajos Walder
(February 2017)

Written in the early 1940s under the Nazi reign of terror and set in ancient Sparta during the Second Messenean War in the 7th century BCE, Tyrtaeus dramatizes contemporary ethical and political concerns—the brutality of totalitarianism, the precariousness of democracy and human rights, and the sociopolitical role of poetry and art more generally—through the prism of Greek elegiac poet Tyrtaeus’ involvement in the conflict: first as a prisoner of war and, subsequently, as a newly-minted Spartan general who—as decreed by the Delphic Oracle—is ironically destined to lead Sparta to victory. A perennial play that speaks to all ages.

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by Wilhelm Schmid
(February 2016)

Learning to live with one’s own aging is the new task: making an art of what once was a given – growing older; turning our society’s anti-aging bias into a true art of aging that will enable us to live with rather than against the inevitable. In ten practical steps, this book teaches you how to welcome and embrace growing older with gelassenheit at any age.

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by Lajos Walder
(September 2015)

Arguably the most significant modern Hungarian poet, Lajos Walder was born in 1913 and died in 1945 in the Gunskirchen concentration camp, on the day it was liberated by the Allied forces. Exuberant and witty, poignant and severe, trenchant yet light-hearted, Lajos Walder's poems cut to the quick and stay with you. Reading them is like reliving an era long gone and, at the same time, learning to see our own world with new eyes. For Lajos Walder's "message" speaks to us as directly today as it did to his contemporaries almost a century ago: "... that apart from thieves and murderers // there are also human beings." For the first time, Lajos Walder's complete extant poetry is made available in English, superbly translated by the poet's daughter Agnes Walder, who also provides a beautiful afterword, and with a passionate foreword by Scots fellow poet Don Paterson.

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by Wilhelm Schmid
(August 2014)

s not being happy really so bad? In High on Low: Harnessing the Power of Unhappiness, Wilhelm Schmid persuasively argues that far from preventing us from living a full and successful life, being unhappy - be it in terms of discontent, melancholy, sadness, or depressive mood - is an inherent part of well-rounded, active, and creative living. Rather than attempting to treat unhappiness as an unwelcome interloper on our perpetual quest for happiness, we should, Schmid suggests, draw on and harness the very power of not being happy.

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by Stephen Grant
(September 2014)

Set in contemporary London, A Moment More Sublime is the riveting story of Tom Phelps, a philosophy teacher and tennis buff, who finds himself unexpectedly embroiled in his union’s struggle against a corrupt school administration and its plans to cut jobs under the pretense of modernization and fiscal austerity, just as he and his partner Sofia are getting ready to buy a home and start a family. What Tom thought would be a routine academic year teaching Aristotle's Ethics and playing tennis at their local club with Sofia on the weekends, turns out to be a year of professional turmoil and strained commitments.

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by Waltraud Riegger-Krause
(March 2014)

The physio-philosophy of JIN SHIN JYUTSU is a traditional Japanese healing art for harmonizing life energy. In Health Is in Your Hands bestselling author and authorized Jin Shin Jyutsu instructor Waltraud Riegger-Krause makes Jin Shin Jyutsu conveniently accessible as a hands-on practice to anyone interested in sharing and benefiting from its therapeutic and salutary powers. Besides offering an astute, yet simply and clearly written, introduction to the foundations and complexities of Jin Shin Jyutsu, Health Is in Your Hands lays out a wide variety of treatments for a broad range of symptoms and conditions. What makes Health Is in Your Hands truly revolutionary and indispensable, however, is its comprehensive flash-card set for immediate hands-on Jin Shin Jyutsu application, which, owing to its visual aids and multicolored arrangement, allows you to quickly learn the connections between the depths, energy locks and organ flows, and to choose the appropriate cards and practice the appropriate flows for any given symptoms. Health Is in Your Hands is nothing less than a veritable Jin Shin Jyutsu First Aid Kit together with a thorough presentation of this healing art all in one.

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