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Hamlet (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743477123
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2003

The King is dead. The eponymous prince is overwhelmed with grief and considering suicide. After an encounter with the ghost of his father, he seeks revenge against his uncle and the court for murder most foul. Will he survive the wrath of the new king? Will he destroy himself in the process? 

Cold Mountain Poems: Zen Poems of Han Shan, Shih Te, and Wang Fan-chih (Shambhala Pocket Library) Cover Image
By Han Shan, J. P. Seaton (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781611806984
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Published: Shambhala - May 7th, 2019

A Chinese mystic retreats from the hustle and bustle of a 7th century village to the refuge of a quiet life in the mountains. For anyone who dreams of leaving it all behind to watch clouds and scratch poems in the dirt. 

We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982103057
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 15th, 2022

The tale of an overlooked and oppressed people using humor to process the pains of colonization. At once incredibly encouraging and admirable while also yet another disappointing reminder of the brutal treatment suffered by the native peoples of North America. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wonder how you didn't know that Will Rogers was Cherokee. 

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Infinite Jest Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316066525
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 13th, 2006

A sweeping exploration into the nature of addiction, entertainment, politics, corporate capitalism (buying naming rights to a calendar year ie: The Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment), and the nuances of professional tennis. But, like, it's funny, too. 

The Myth of Sisyphus (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525564454
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Published: Vintage - November 6th, 2018

Working through a critique of existential thought, Camus reacts to the apparent meaninglessness of life by creating absurdism, wherein we are invited to apperciate the chaotic universe and fall in love with the metaphorical boulders that each of us are fated to roll up our own metaphorical hills each day.

Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts (Beckett) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802144423
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Published: Grove Press - May 17th, 2011

Where are we? How did we get here? Why don't we leave? 

We can't leave, we're waiting for Godot.

Two men while away their time in a barren wasteland in this abstract symbolic metaphor for post WWII Europe. 

The Monkey Wrench Gang Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061129766
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - December 12th, 2006

A group of environmentalist whack-jobs sabotage highway construction and mining operations in Southern Utah. Doc, Slim, Abzug, and the madman Hayduke. Part instruction manual, part manifesto, this book will have you searching for your wire cutters and settting food caches in the desert. Just in case...

Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691017563
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Published: Princeton University Press -

A psychological exploration of foundational myths as they relate to the development of the collective unconscious. Myth making and storytelling as a technology for understanding the natural world and humanity's place in it.