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BIG IDEAS//small books

Big Ideas/Small Books is a series of powerful, compact volumes designed to shatter conventional thinking on our most fundamental concerns. 

Morality.  Identity.  Conflict.  Violence.  The Body.  Time. 

What is the Big Idea?

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    • Privacy

    • BIG IDEAS//small books
      Garret Keizer
      Picador

    • American essayist and Harper's contributing editor Garret Keizer offers a brilliant, literate look at our strip-searched, over-shared, viral-videoed existence.

      Body scans at the airport,...

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  • Humiliation
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    • Humiliation

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      Wayne Koestenbaum
      Picador

    • Wayne Koestenbaum considers the meaning of humiliation in this eloquent work of cultural critique and personal reflection.

      The lives of people both famous and obscure are filled with...

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    • Time

    • BIG IDEAS//small books
      Eva Hoffman
      Picador

    • Novelist, cultural commentator, memoirist, and historian Eva Hoffman examines our ever-changing perception of time in this inspired addition to the BIG IDEAS/small books series

      Time...

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  • The Sixties
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    • The Sixties

    • BIG IDEAS//small books
      Jenny Diski
      Picador

    • A brilliant, alternative take on sixties swinging London, Jenny Diski offers radical reconsiderations of the social, political, and personal meaning of that turbulent era.

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  • Bodies
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    • Bodies

    • BIG IDEAS//small books
      Susie Orbach
      Picador

    • Esteemed Psychotherapist and writer Susie Orbach diagnoses the crisis in our relationship to our bodies and points the way toward a process of healing.

      Throughout the Western...

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  • Moral Relativism
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    • Moral Relativism

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      Steven Lukes
      Picador

    • Moral relativism attracts and repels. What is defensible in it and what is to be rejected? Do we as human beings have no shared standards by which we can understand one another? Can we abstain from...

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    • Violence

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      Slavoj Zizek
      Picador

    • Philosopher, cultural critic, and agent provocateur Slavoj Žižek constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our world.

      Using history,...

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