Books published by Pantheon

Free Women, Free Men

Pantheon | March 14, 2017 | 320 pages
From the fiery intellectual provocateur: a brilliant essay collection that both celebrates and challenges modern feminism--from motherhood to Madonna, football to Friedan, stilettos to Steinem. When Camille Paglia first burst onto the scene with her best-selling Sexual Personae, she established... More Info

Persepolis Two

Pantheon | April 28, 2017 | 187 pages
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran--a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. 50,000 first printing.  More Info

The Zhivago Affair

Pantheon Books | June 17, 2014 | 368 pages
The dramatic, never-before-told story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to the Russian countryside to visit the country's most beloved poet, Boris Pasternak.... More Info

X'Ed Out

Pantheon | April 28, 2017 | 56 pages
Doug's strange night begins when he is awoken by a strange buzzing noise and opens his eyes to find his beloved--but dead--cat Inky climbing through a hole in the wall and beckoning Doug to follow.  More Info

Cancer Vixen

Pantheon | September 1, 2009 | 211 pages
A New York City cartoonist recounts her eleven-month bout with breast cancer, from diagnosis to cure, chronicling her high-powered Manhattan lifestyle and her romance with a surprising Prince Charming.  More Info

Boy in the Twilight

By Yu Hua
Pantheon | January 21, 2014 | 192 pages
From one of China's most celebrated writers: a collection of thirteen audacious and powerful stories that reveal the sorrows, joys, shifts, and constants of everyday life inside this rapidly changing country. In the masterful hands of Yu Hua, these stories form a timely snapshot of a nation, filled... More Info

The Bonds of Love

Pantheon | April 28, 1988 | 304 pages
Benjamin presents a groundbreaking feminist study of the dynamics of power--sadomasochism, dominance and submission--in parent-child relationships, sexual relationships, and in society at large.  More Info

Hand-Drying in America

Pantheon Books | February 19, 2013 | 160 pages
The cartoonist author of The Cardboard Valise presents a visual exploration of the many ways property reflects influences and cultural values, featuring such subjects as window-ledge pillows for people-watchers, artificial tree forests for allergy sufferers and high-visibility construction vests... More Info

Building Stories

Pantheon | October 2, 2012 | 260 pages
The award-winning creator of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth presents an intricately illustrated, sprawling tale about the residents in a three-story Chicago apartment building, including a lonely single woman, a couple who are growing to despise each other and an elderly landlady. 50,000... More Info

The Righteous Mind

Pantheon | March 13, 2012 | 419 pages
A groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality, which turns out to be the basis for religion and politics. The book explains the American culture wars and refutes the "New Atheists."  More Info

In the House of the Interpreter

Pantheon | November 6, 2012 | 256 pages
The second volume of memoirs from the renowned Kenyan novelist, poet and playwright covers his high school years at the end of British colonial rule in Africa, during the Mau Mau Uprising. 15,000 first printing.  More Info
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Manufacturing Consent

Pantheon | April 28, 2017 | 412 pages
Examines the political role played by the media in shaping events, rather than just reporting on them, assesses the relationship between the media and the corporations that control and finance them, and discusses the fine distinctions between news and propaganda. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

Watergate

Pantheon Books | February 21, 2012 | 432 pages
A retelling of the Watergate scandal from the kaleidoscopic perspectives of seven of its perpetrators and investigators illuminates the drama and high comedy of the Nixon presidency and imagines the answers to such mysteries as who erased 18 crucial minutes of evidence tape. By the author of Dewey... More Info

Language

Pantheon | March 13, 2012 | 351 pages
Building on a controversial premise that refutes the opinions of most linguists to argue that language is a unique and essential cultural tool, an anthropological and psychological report contends that language is a human, societally driven invention that can be reinvented and lost.  More Info

The New Hate

Pantheon | February 7, 2012 | 368 pages
A meticulously researched history of the role of organized hate in American politics delineates the origins of extreme belief systems as well as the economic and social factors that have contributed to their popularity, sharing cautionary observations about how hate has moved into mainstream... More Info

The complete Persepolis

Pantheon | October 30, 2007 | 341 pages
Collects a groundbreaking two-part graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. Original. 50,000 first... More Info