In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional System 2 is slower, deliberative, and logical Kahneman exposes the extraordinary
The procession that crosses Chaucer s pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others who make up the cast of characters including Chaucer himself are real people, with human emoti
The brilliant, bestselling, landmark novel that tells the story of the Buendia family, and chronicles the irreconcilable conflict between the desire for solitude and the need for love in rich, imaginative prose that has come to define an entire genre known as magical realism.
Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances that he determines to become a knight errant himself In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways While Quixote s fancy often leads him astray he tilts at windmills, imagin
The novel is set during World War II, from 1942 to 1944 It mainly follows the life of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S Army Air Forces B 25 bombardier Most of the events in the book occur while the fictional 256th Squadron is based on the island of Pianosa, in the Mediterranean Sea, west of Italy T
Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns ndriven time and again off course, once he had plundered nthe hallowed heights of Troy n nSo begins Robert Fagles magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in The New York Times Review of Books hails as a distinguished achiev
The Brothers Karamasov is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving the wicked and sentimental Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov and his three sons the impulsive and sensual Dmitri the coldly rational Ivan and the healthy,
Acclaimed by many as the world s greatest novel, Anna Karenina provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most memorable characters in all of literature Anna is a sophisticated woman wh
Originally published in 1854, Walden or, Life in the Woods, is a vivid account of the time that Henry D Thoreau lived alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond It is one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature This new paperback edition introduced by noted American wri
Robert M Pirsig s Zen the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an examination of how we live, a meditation on how to live better set around the narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America s Northwest, undertaken by a father his young son.
A gargantuan, mind altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America n nSet in an addicts halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why
Diamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years n nWinner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens n nHow did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human r
It is the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships cables and hawsers A Polar wind blows through it, and birds of prey hover over it n nSo Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history In part, Moby Dick is the story of an eeri