COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
The Neuter: Lecture Course at the College of France 1977—1978) (June, $29.50) by Roland Barthes, trans. by Rosalind Krauss and Denis Hollier. Never-before-translated lectures address the position of taking no position.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
The Roots of Evil (Apr., $29.95) by John Kekes uses case studies to explain acts of cruelty, greed, prejudice and fanaticism.
The Poet's Guide to Life: The Wisdom of Rilke (Mar., $19.95) by Rainer Maria Rilke, edited and trans. by Ulrich Baer, collects the poet's observations on love and happiness, illness and death, dreams and religion, work and ambition, childhood and old age.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Truth (Apr., $27) by Simon Blackburn. A leading philosopher illuminates the age-old war about what truth is.
On the Art of Life and Vice Versa (Aug., $25.95) by Michael Kimmelman. The art critic for the New York Times muses on the life of the artist as it exists in all of us. Advertising. Author tour.
The Order of Evils: Toward an Ontology of Morals (June, $38.50) by Adi Ophir offers a new moral theory emphasizing the existential and political nature of evil.