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The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World By Elaine Scarry Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780195049961
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 23rd, 1987

"To have pain is to have certainty... to hear about pain is to have doubt". In this masterpiece of scientific and sociological nonfiction, Scarry poignantly illustrates pain's simultaneous pervasiveness and elusivity. What words could ever capture a feeling which so eludes language's grasp? How do we understand and empathize with the pain of others? A beautiful text that expands far beyond the bounds of its subject and will stick with you for years to come.


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On Immunity: An Inoculation By Eula Biss Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977207
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 15th, 2015

Eula Biss is the most brilliant nonfiction essayist there is, full stop. On Immunity is made up of small, digestible micro-chapters that unpack the complicated history of vaccine development, pro- and anti-vax rhetoric, and the true meaning of immunity. REQUIRED reading in the pandemic age.


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The Argonauts By Maggie Nelson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977351
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 26th, 2016

A truly life-changing work of "autotheory" that will completely reframe your view of gender, love, marriage, and family. Nelson's blocks of prose are perfect individually, and even better together.