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October 30th, 2020

On our Front Table this week, find intersections of science and politics with an exploration of the ecological possibilities and ethical challenges of de-extinction, an account of the historical vicissitudes of psychedelic medicine, a collection of essays on disaster culture and climate anxiety...

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October 22nd, 2020

On our Front Table this week, find perspectives on the challenges of citizenship, from an exploration of the role of school curricula in constituting an informed electorate, to the long legal and political history of deportation in the United States. Browse anytime at...

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October 7th, 2020
 

On our Fiction and Poetry Front Table, find new collections from renowned authors, new chapbooks from emerging poets, and new literary responses to environmental crisis. Browse anytime at ...

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October 5th, 2020

On our Front Table this week, explore the many meanings of freedom with reflections on the struggle against...

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September 30th, 2020

On our Front Table this week, find political transformations past and present: an analysis of the rise of right-wing violence in the United States; ancient warnings about the dangers of demagogues; an inquiry into the impact of Reformation ideas; a history of the abolition-era development of ethical commerce; reflections on the internalization of capitalist imperatives; and an argument on the corporate co-optation of free speech. Browse anytime at...

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September 27th, 2020

 

In our fiction and poetry selections, explore the meanings of home: a mother whose house and privacy are invaded by a mysterious stranger; a nose that leaves its face to make its way in the world; Ursula K. Le Guin's poetic celebrations of the Pacific Northwest; and more. Browse anytime at semcoop.com...

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September 24th, 2020

On our Front Table this week, find reflections on scholarly and artistic method with a study of medieval Christian devotional objects that culminates in a critique of comparativism, a meditation on the temporal conditions of the creative process, and an exploration of the tensions between the emancipatory claims of scholarship and its implication in structures of domination. Browse anytime at...

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September 17th, 2020

On our Front Table this week, explore the relation of lives and letters with a history of the Chicago school of sociology, a memoir of a writer's childhood in East Berlin, an account of a philosopher's engagement with literature, and a new biography of a long-overlooked Russian master. Browse anytime at ...

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September 10th, 2020

On this week's front table, explore the forces that drive historical change, including the impact of the internet on linguistic innovation, the interrelation of artistic avant-gardes with the development of counter-liberal feminisms, the vicissitudes of capitalist globalizaton, and the tensions in Frantz Fanon's view of revolutionary transformation. Browse anytime at ...

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September 3rd, 2020

On this week's front table, encounter thought-provoking juxtapositions of scale: an astrophysicist grappling with personal loss; the global reception of intimate artistic works; a remote Tibetan community facing large-scale historical transformations; and more. Browse anytime at semcoop.com


Ascent to Glory: How One Hundred Years of Solitude Was Written and Became a Global Classic (Columbia University Press)
Alvaro Santana-Acuna 

Ascent to Glory is a study of One Hundred Years of Solitude, from the moment Gabriel García Márquez first had the idea for the novel to its global consecration. Using new documents from the author’s archives, Álvaro...

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