This month take 30% off all of our books, including these quick reads, classics, and magnum opuses.
Now through October 1st, all (yes, all) of our books are 30% off for our Back-to-School Sale. Hundreds of titles spanning dozens of disciplines are on offer: you can browse books by discipline, check out our recent award winners and bestsellers, peruse our list of 8 new and noteworthy titles, or take some cues from our deal highlights below. Here we’re showcasing cheap quick reads, must-grab deals on magnum opuses, and a few discounted disciplinary classics.
Our Stanford Briefs, weighing in at around 100 pages each, bring considered viewpoints to bear on ongoing debates in short and incisive form. These scholarly hot takes weigh in on a variety of timely issues. For instance, in How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate, Andrew J. Hoffman explores how social influences and identity politics trump climate science and engender political inertia; more importantly, he offers his suggestions for how to bridge these divides. In How Civility Works, Keith J. Bybee explores the viability of civil discourse in American public life, amidst media platforms saturated with bluster and vitriol and teeming with trolls and hostility. Leo R. Chavez, meanwhile, unpacks the politics around US race relations and undocumented immigrants and their children in his Brief, Anchor Babies and the Challenge of Birthright Citizenship (now available for preorder). The best part? During our Back-to-School sale, Briefs are just $9.09 plus shipping.
OTHER BRIEFS YOU MAY LIKE: Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt by Joel Beinin, The Burnout Society by Byung-Chul Han, or We Are All Migrants: Political Action and the Ubiquitous Condition of Migrant-hood by Gregory Feldman.
The Complete Essays of Montaigne compiles the entire works of Michel de Montaigne, the first essayist and one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, whose social and cultural commentary continue to delight centuries after their original debut. A skeptic and a vivid and charming stylist, Montaigne’s texts are luxuriant in images, word play, and ribald humor—a distinctive voice faithfully preserved in Donald M. Frame’s definitive translation. From ruminations on ancient Romans to reflections on drunkenness, pedantry, and cannibalism to a treatise against “do-nothingness,” Montaigne’s insights remain remarkably modern, even to contemporary readers. Through the sale, this corpus of wisdom and witticisms (usually $39.95) is now $27.97 plus shipping.
OTHER BOOKS YOU MAY LIKE: Eight Philosophers of the Italian Renaissance by Paul Oskar Kristeller or The Virtues of Abandon: An Anti-Individualist History of the French Enlightenment by Charly Coleman.
This summer brought the debut of The Omnibus Homo Sacer, a twenty-year undertaking that makes all nine volumes of Giorgio Agamben’s seminal work of political philosophy available in a single volume for the first time. This 1,336-page tome, which plumbs some of the deepest foundations of Western political and philosophical traditions, is now available for $63 plus shipping (normal retail for the omnibus edition is $90).
OTHER BOOKS YOU MAY LIKE: Other works by Giorgio Agamben, including What is Philosophy? or The Fire and the Tale. Also check out The Dialectic of Enlightenment by Max Horkheimer and Theordor W. Adorno, another classic text in continental philosophy.
Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopatmian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as The Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. Maureen Gallery Kovacs’ translation offers a clear narrative version of this 3,000-year-old tale and contains detailed footnotes on the nuances of the translation and rich introductory material, including background on the mythologies and traditions featured in the text, images of the tablets and ancient Giglamesh-inspired art, as well as a map and a chronology of the epic’s iterations. During the sale this classic text is $9.77 plus shipping.
OTHER BOOKS YOU MAY LIKE: The Choice of Achilles: The Ideology of Figure in the Epic by Susanne Lindgren Wofford or Genji & Heike: The Tale of Genji and the Tale of the Heike translated by Helen Craig McCullough.
The Zohar, or The Book of Radiance, is a twelve-volume corpus of medieval Jewish mysticism, which, with the translation of the twelfth and final volume this June, became available in English in its entirety for the first time. This masterpiece of Kabbalah offers a new poetic language for understanding the Torah, from the inner meaning of the Ten Commandments to the metaphysics of Being, all presented with line-by-line commentary clarifying the text’s symbolic registers and terminology.
OTHER BOOKS YOU MAY LIKE: Roads to Utopia: The Walking Stories of the Zohar by David Greenstein, A River Flows from Eden: The Language of the Mystical Experience in the Zohar by Melila Hellner-Eshed, or A Guide to the Zohar by Arthur Green.