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Regarding the Pain of Others Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312422196
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Published: Picador - February 2004

In our hyper-visual age, when depictions of violence and atrocity are everywhere demanding our empathy, Sontag's thorough examination of what images can and cannot do is sobering and necessary. An inquiry that also serves as a history of photography, and especially combat photography, this short book is remarkably powerful.

The White Road: Journey into an Obsession Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250097323
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Published: Picador - November 2016

The White Road is about both porcelain, its historical, practical, artistic, and political use, and Edmund de Waal himself. Created originally in Jingdezhen, China, de Waal traces the origin of either a myth or a miracle, depending on who you ask, from Asia to Europe and finally to his home in England. A lyrical and mesmerizing book.

The Hatred of Poetry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780865478206
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Published: FSG Originals - June 7th, 2016

Really funny and really smart. A poignant, honest exploration of what poetry actually is and what, if anything, it does.

A Small Place Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374527075
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 28th, 2000

Part memoir, part history of Antigua. If you loved Between The World and Me, you need to read this.