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Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
Snow Country
Yasunari Kawabata, Edward G. Seidensticker
Proust's Way: A Field Guide to In Search of Lost Time
Roger Shattuck
The Mind At Night: The New Science Of How And Why We Dream
Andrea Rock
The Magic Mountain
Thomas Mann, John E. Woods
Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language (Advances in Semiotics)
Umberto Eco
Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima
Naoki Inose, Hiroaki Sato
The Inquisition of Climate Science
James L Powell
State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?
The Worldwatch Institute
Media Studies: Texts, Institutions and Audiences
Lisa Taylor;Andrew Willis
The Children of the Sea: A Tale of the Forecastle - Joseph Conrad This edition of Nigger Of The Nostromo offers an alternate, more PC title to that of the original, which makes sense to me, since the N-word in the other title actually only became the nasty word it is today, in the interim since Conrad had published this.

I'd never read this before, I suspect partly because of it's offensive original title. I'm curious about it though, since I've heard that Conrad did not wrote it as a racist work. Of course, I personally don't think he meant to write Heart of Darkness as a racist work either, though there are those who differ about that.

I'd like to throw out big question marks as to why on earth the N-word has not been censored out of the original title. Having a word in the text of a book, is not quite the same as having it in the title. Perhaps simply because it is part of the oeuvre of a great writer, and thus has become too well known by it's original title, and has become a part of the Western canon known by that title?