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Dirty August Paperback – December 22, 2009
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
About the Author
Edip Cansever (1928-1986) was one of a group of poets known as Ikinci Yeni, or "Second New," the second wave of Turkish poets to embrace Modernism. Like Orhan Pamuk, Cansever was secular in outlook, looking to Europe for literary examples while at the same time deeply engaged with the struggles of people in his own country and grounded in the life of his native city, Istanbul. Philosophically attuned to Existentialism, his poetry has an exuberance and imaginative range that will remind readers of the French Surrealists.