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Literature & Fiction

That Self-Forgetful Perfectly Useless Concentration

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More than a gathering of essays, That Self-Forgetful Perfectly Useless Concentration is part memoir, part literary criticism, and an artful fusion of the two. It is an intimate portrait of a life in poetry that only Alan... See More

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Poetry

Proceed to Check Out

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Award-winning poet Alan Shapiro offers a new collection of poems reflecting on mortality and finitude. Alan Shapiro's fourteenth collection of poetry, Proceed to Check Out, is a kind of summing up, or stock-taking, by an... See More

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Poetry

Night of the Republic: Poems

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Poetry about places -- from a supermarket to a strip club to a suburban home -- from a poet who "seeks what lies at the deepest level of the human heart" (Chicago Tribune). In Night of the Republic, Alan Shapiro takes us... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Against Translation

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"Searing, hauntingly sad, often hilarious, these poems... reconnect the circuits of the soul." -- Martha C. Nussbaum, University of Chicago We often ask ourselves what gets lost in translation -- not just between languages... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Life Pig

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"In deft, quiet language," the Pulitzer Prize finalist "recalls the past and how it sometimes hurts" in his latest poetry collection (Library Journal). Alan Shapiro's newest book of poetry explores the intersection between... See More

$11.99 Price verified 15 hours ago
Family Life

Broadway Baby

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As a little girl growing up in Boston, Miriam Bluestein fantasized about a life lived on stage, specifically in a musical. Get married, have a family -- sure, maybe she'd do those things, too, but first and foremost there... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Nine-Iron John: A Tale About Men Who Play Golf

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Jim Carlsons most vivid memories of childhood are of his estranged fathers obsession with parring the Savage. Located on the island of Caramus, the 458-yard, par 4, 16th hole at Wild Links has presumably never been parred... See More

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Poetry

Reel to Reel (Phoenix Poets)

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Reel to Reel, Alan Shapiro's twelfth collection of poetry, moves outward from the intimate spaces of family and romantic life to embrace not only the human realm of politics and culture but also the natural world, and even... See More

$18.97 Price verified 7 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Utopian Mathematics

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An overview of the work of Alan Shapiro and Alexis Clancy in developing a new unconventional utopian mathematics which corresponds to the new paradigm of "cognitive computing" or right-brain "creative computing," beyond the... See More

$4.99 Price verified 5 hours ago
Science Fiction & Fantasy

Star Trek and Beaming (The Meaning of Star Trek)

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What is the meaning of "beaming" on Star Trek? This ebook by noted science fiction scholar and technologist Alan Shapiro explains in detail the science and technology of teleportation. Shapiro also considers in detail the... See More

$4.99 Price verified 15 hours ago
Biographies & Memoirs

Gambling Stories (Android Memories)

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Autobiographical and creative writing by Alan Shapiro. These are also important works for the field of American Studies. "The Wandering Spectacle" "Beginner's Luck (A Casino Gambling Story)" "Jacked Into the Point... See More

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Engineering & Transportation

Future Design

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A collection of essays and lectures on future design. "The Plane of the Future" "Cloud Computing, Teleportation and the New Real" "The Car of the Future" "Towards a Unified Existential Science of Humans and... See More

$4.99 Price verified 15 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Political Essays

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Six political essays by noted philosopher and sociologist Alan Shapiro. Towards a New Green Politics Twenty Basic Principles of a New Green Politics Play, Don't Work in a Pragmatic-Utopian High-Tech Enterprise My Friend... See More

$4.99 Price verified 16 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Selected Interviews, 2005-2011

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This volume contains 9 selected interviews with or by the noted media and technology thinker Alan Shapiro: A New Computer Science is Underway: Alan N. Shapiro interviewed by Anja Wiesinger "I Bring Philosophy and... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

On Jean Baudrillard

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Noted Baudrillard scholar Alan Shapiro discusses the following books of Baudrillard: "The System of Objects," "The Illusion of the End," "Symbolic Exchange and Death," "In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities... or the End of... See More

$4.70 Price verified one day ago
Humor & Entertainment

"Lost" and the History of Flight

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Noted television series expert Alan Shapiro analyses the TV show "Lost" in relation to famous flights and crashes in the history of aviation: Yuri Gagarin's first manned spaceflight in 1961, John Glenn's first orbital... See More

$4.99 Price verified 16 hours ago
Science & Math

On the Information Society

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Noted media and technology theorist and sociologist Alan Shapiro writes about the contemporary Information Society which we now inhabit. How Can We Redefine Information in the Age of Social Media? Meaningful Information... See More

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