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    This Fleeting World in Farsi Persian cover
    This Fleeting World (Farsi Edition)

    This Fleeting World offers a global, scientific perspective on our shared human story, translated for the Farsi-speaking people of Iran and Afghanistan.

    Story of Utopias: 100th Anniversary Edition
    Story of Utopias: 100th Anniversary Edition

    The Story of Utopias was first published in 1922, in the aftermath of a world war and global pandemic, by a young writer. Berkshire’s 100th anniversary edition is designed for the reader of today. In a preface to the 50th anniversary edition, Lewis Mumford explained that The Story of Utopias began with an awareness “that the impetus of the great nineteenth century, with its fund of buoyant idealism and robust social enterprise, had come to an end. If we were to cope with the new age before us, whose grim outlines had long been visible to sensitive, probing minds, we would have to overcome the massive aberrations that had in fact led to the debacle of the First World War. . . . When I started to explore the historic utopias, I was seeking to discover what was missing, and to define what was still possible.” This book is in some ways the essential Lewis Mumford, an introduction to a man who had worldwide influence, and whose thinking is directly relevant to the challenges we face today.

    Knowing Women: A Play in Five Voices by Suzanne Logan
    Knowing Women: A Play in Five Voices by Suzanne Logan

    Knowing Women is a rollicking jubilee of voices crackling with life which never fail to captivate the hearts and minds of its audience. The characters are five women over 90 (one is Sophia Mumford, married to Lewis Mumford for 70 years, and introduced in Berkshire’s edition of The Story of Utopias), none of whom had met one another until the playwright decided to bring them together in a setting that blurs the line between a cosmic waiting room and modern day nursing home. They form alliances, clash, bond, banter and bicker, laugh, weep, joust and cavort their way through nearly half a collective millennium of living. Politics, religion, feminism, other women, sex, dead husbands and lovers, and what, if anything, lies waiting for them in the great beyond are just a few of the subjects they tackle. The play, a staged reading, is an ideal vehicle for older actresses who are finding that few if any, roles are being written for them. Performance time 90 minutes, no intermission. Script by Suzanne Logan and photographs by Barbara Wilbur. (Script available now; paperback and ebook editions forthcoming.)



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