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Hamlet (Folger Shakespeare Library) By William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat (Editor), Paul Werstine, Ph.D. (Editor) Cover Image
$6.99
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) By Han Shan, J. P. Seaton (Translated by) Cover Image
By Han Shan, J. P. Seaton (Translated by)
$12.95
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 By Kliph Nesteroff Cover Image
$18.99
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, and 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 By David Foster Wallace Cover Image
$22.99
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) By Albert Camus Cover Image
$15.00
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) By Samuel Beckett Cover Image
$14.00
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 By Edward Abbey Cover Image
$16.99
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 By C. G. Jung, Carl Kerényi Cover Image
$26.95
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. 


Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way By Ursula K. Le Guin Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611807240
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Published: Shambhala - May 14th, 2019

A book of wisdom from a 1st century Chinese mystic edited and prefaced by one of the most spiritually nuanced writers of the 20th century. Shockingly relevant to modern life and full of dry humor and wit. It's a short book, but it should take years to read...


Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives By David Eagleman Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307389930
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Published: Vintage - January 12th, 2010

A collection of vignettes exploring possible afterlives. A touch of humor and a little perspective encourages us to enjoy life more, without worrying so much about what comes next. 


This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life By David Foster Wallace Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316068222
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 14th, 2009

A quick and encouraging read about how we can deepen the satisifation we get from life by making conscious choices regarding how we think and where we direct our focus. How's the water? 


Herzog By Saul Bellow, Philip Roth (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Saul Bellow, Philip Roth (Introduction by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780142437292
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 25th, 2003

There's something very poignant about an old man who has yet to live up to his potential. By all accounts he has wasted his life and thrown away every good opportunity he ever had, but still clings to a sharp intellect and keen observations, illustrated through the unmailed letters he spends all his time writing. I have more in common with Herzog than I'd ever care to admit.