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The Book Of Tea
The Book Of Tea Kakuzo Okakura
This 1906 guide to the beauty of the tea ceremony is both a paean to the art of simplicity, and a wry critique of the West's view of Japan.
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Anecdotes Of The Cynics
Anecdotes Of The Cynics Anon
What makes us happy? For over 800 years the Cynic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome argued that the answer lay in a simple, self-sufficient life.
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The Rule Of Benedict
The Rule Of Benedict Anon
How do you create a community? How can we work together? How do we stay true to our ideals? For almost fifteen centuries this extraordinary book has provided guidance.
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Why I Am So Clever
Why I Am So Clever Friedrich Nietzsche
Self-celebrating and self-mocking autobiographical writings from Ecce Homo, the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote before his descent into madness.
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The Athiest's Mass
The Athiest's Mass Honore de Balzac
Two devastating stories of faith and sacrifice from Balzac's panorama of nineteenth-century French life, La Comédie Humaine.
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Socrates' Defence
Socrates' Defence Plato Plato, Plato
Sentenced to death for corrupting the youth of ancient Athens, Socrates, Plato's teacher, founded western philosophy.
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Aphorisms On Love And Hate
Aphorisms On Love And Hate Friedrich Nietzsche
The iconoclastic German philosopher's blazing maxims on revenge, false pity and the drawbacks of marriage.
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The Nightingales Are Drunk
The Nightingales Are Drunk Hafez
Spiritual, sensual verses on love, heartbreak and celebrating life's small pleasures, by the great fourteenth-century Persian poet.
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