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David Lynch & Kristine McKenna: Room to Dream

David Lynch – co-creator of Twin Peaks and writer and director of groundbreaking films such as Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive – opens up about a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, the friendships he has made along the way and the struggles he has faced – sometimes successful, sometimes not – to bring his projects to fruition.

Part-memoir, part-biography, Room to Dream interweaves Lynch’s own reflections on his life with the story of those times, as told by Kristine McKenna, drawing from extensive and explosive interviews with ninety of Lynch’s friends, family members, actors, agents, musicians and collaborators. Lynch responds to each recollection and reveals the inner story of the life behind the art.

David Lynch advanced to the front ranks of international cinema in 1977 with the release of his first film, the startlingly original Eraserhead. Since then, Lynch has been nominated for three Best Director Academy Awards for The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, was awarded the Palme d’Or for Wild at Heart and has established himself as an artist of tremendous range and wit. In 1990, Twin Peaks mania swept the world when his groundbreaking television series premiered on ABC. A new season of Twin Peaks aired in May 2017 to widespread acclaim.

Kristine McKenna is a widely published critic and journalist who wrote for the Los Angeles Times from 1977 to 1998. Her profiles and criticism have appeared in Artforum, The New York Times, Artnews, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post and Rolling Stone Magazine.

“Everybody has theories about what the show is about, which is great, and it wouldn’t matter if I explained my theory. Things have harmonics, and if you’re true to an idea as much as you can be, then the harmonics will be there and they’ll be truthful even though they may be abstract” David Lynch in the New York Times on his new book, Room to Dream.

Room to Dream
David Lynch & Kristine McKenna
592 pages
Publisher: Canongate Books;
Main edition (19 Jun. 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1782118381
ISBN-13: 978-1782118381
Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 4.8 x 24 cm

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Tori Telfer: Lady Killers. Deadly Women Throughout History

Author Tori Telfer’s “Lady Killers,” a thrilling and entertaining compendium, investigates female serial killers and their crimes through the ages.

When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are ones like Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy. But what about Tillie Klimek, Moulay Hassan, Kate Bender?

The narrative we’re comfortable with is the one where women are the victims of violent crime, not the perpetrators. In fact, serial killers are thought to be so universally, overwhelmingly male that in 1998, FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood infamously declared in a homicide conference, “There are no female serial killers.”

Lady Killers, based on the popular online series that appeared on Jezebel and The Hairpin, disputes that claim and offers fourteen gruesome examples as evidence.

Though largely forgotten by history, female serial killers such as Erzsébet Báthory, Nannie Doss, Mary Ann Cotton, and Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova rival their male counterparts in cunning, cruelty, and appetite for destruction.

Lady Killers
Deadly Women Throughout History
by Tori Telfer
ISBN: 9780062433732
ISBN 10: 0062433733
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Pages: 352
List Price: 15.99 USD
TRUE CRIME – Murder- Serial Killers -History – Women
Illustrations by Dame Darcy

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Patti Smith: The New Jerusalem – Bilingual edition – Nexus Library

The New Jerusalem, the latest book by Patti Smith – poet, punk legend and author of the bestsellers Just Kids and M Train – is now available for order. A stunning long prose poem in the tradition of St. John and William Blake, The New Jerusalem presents a prophetic vision of art and humanity, faith and freedom; a vision of escape from the rituals of power and the mechanisms of social control.

Illustrated with colour photographs and art work by Patti Smith, this beautiful hardbound volume is a true collector’s item and will be irresistible to bibliophiles. With an introduction by Rob Riemen exploring the connection between art and spirituality in Patti Smith’s poem and in art more broadly, The New Jerusalem can serve as a reminder of the prophetic power of poetry and a guide to all who need it in these times of resistance.

The New Jerusalem was presented at the Nexus Symposium with Patti Smith ‘An Education in Counterculture’, 26 May 2018 in Amsterdam.

The New Jerusalem, the new book by poet and punk legend Patti Smith. This long prose poem in the tradition of John’s Revelation and the poetry of William Blake shows a prophetic vision of art and humanity, faith and freedom; an image of the escape from the rituals of power and the mechanisms of social control.

This beautiful bilingual (English & Dutch), bound edition features color illustrations and photos by Patti Smith and is irresistible to the real bibliophile. The introduction by Rob Riemen discusses the relationship between art and spirituality in the poem by Patti Smith and in art in a general sense.

Patti Smith
United States, 1946
Patti Smith is a singer and poet. As the ‘Godmother of Punk’, she protested against social conventions, mindless factory labour and the commercialised world with her powerful and controversial music. She grew up with the music of Bob Dylan, lived together with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and became a familiar face in the turbulent art scene of New York City. In 1974 Smith started performing with guitarist Lenny Kaye, forming the core of The Patti Smith Group. Her debut album Horses (1975) is considered to be one of the most influential albums in the history of rock music. With Bruce Springsteen she wrote Because the Night, her biggest hit. In addition to many albums, Smith also published poetry and books, including Just Kids (2010), her award-winning autobiography on life in New York in the seventies and her relation with Mapplethorpe.

Rob Riemen
The Netherlands, 1962
Rob Riemen is the founder and president of the Nexus Institute, established in 1994. He has also been editor-in-chief of the journal Nexus since its creation in 1991. In Nexus, prominent and original thinkers and writers reflect on important contemporary issues in essays on art, culture, politics and society. Riemen is the author of Nobility of Spirit. A Forgotten Ideal (2008), on the ideals of European humanism, translated into eighteen languages, and To Fight Against this Age (2018), with essays on the eternal return of fascism and on the European spirit.

The New Jerusalem – Bilingual edition – Nexus Library
ISBN: 9789090309798
Publisher: Nexus Institute
Publication Date: May 26th, 2018
Pages: 76
By Patti Smith, Rob Riemen (Introduction By), Onno Kosters (Translator)
Bilingual English-Dutch, hardbound, illustrated colour edition
Translation Onno Kosters (The New Jerusalem), Liz Waters (introduction)
The New Jerusalem is available for sale in the United States at:
McNally Jackson, New York City
Book Culture, New York City
Strand Bookstore, New York City
Rizzoli Bookstore, New York City
Mast Books, New York City
Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn

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Bobby Parker: Working Class Voodoo

Bobby Parker’s Working Class Voodoo is an enterprise of dark metaphysics which exists in the same tradition as Thomas de Quincey and Elizabeth Bishop.

Punishing, plaintive, improper, vitally comic, Parker employs a vibrato narrative deeply concerned with the cost of both journey and arrival, with the irresistible darkness of both humour and tragedy in contrast and counter to one another. In poems which push at questions of contemporary masculinity, of the domestic and of the bonds of family, our unreliability, our desires, our addictions and our weaknesses are both indulged and confronted. Yet where such commitment to the uncovering of artifice might be expected to provoke disdain,

Parker’s singing faith in human love is what these poems reveal. What is lost will be recovered, and what was thought impossible will be achieved, no matter the darkness, no matter the weight. Working Class Voodoo is a confessional and a challenge, and a swampy, seductive ride into the night.

Bobby Parker
Working Class Voodoo
Publisher: Offord Road Books
Publ. 3 May 2018
ISBN 978–1–999–93041–7

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Nieuwe digitale bundel Fantom Ebooks (nr 2) van Paul Bezembinder


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Nieuwe digitale dichtbundel Fantom Ebooks – nr 2: Kwatrijnen van Paul Bezembinder

Vandaag verschijnt het nieuwste deel in de reeks digitale publicaties van, Fantom Ebooks. Fantom Ebooks nummer 2 is een werk van de Eindhovense dichter, schrijver en vertaler Paul Bezembinder, getiteld ‘Kwatrijnen. Filosofische Verkenningen’. De e-bundel omvat achttien filosofische en absurdistische kwatrijnen.

Bezembinder (1961) studeerde theoretische natuurkunde in Nijmegen. In zijn poëzie zoekt hij in vooral klassieke versvormen en thema’s naar de balans tussen serieuze poëzie, pastiche en smartlap. Zijn gedichten (Nederlands) en vertalingen (Russisch- Nederlands) verschenen in verschillende (online) literaire tijdschriften, waaronder Voorbeelden van zijn werk zijn ook te vinden op zijn website:

Fantom Ebooks is een uitgave van Art Brut Digital Editions en publiceert onregelmatig bijzondere kunst- en literatuurprojecten. Deel 3 verschijnt eind 2018. Fantom Ebooks nummer 1 is de bundel OVERVLOED van dichter Bert Bevers. Deze bevat tien verschillende vertalingen van het gedicht ‘Overvloed’ van Bert Bevers.

Filosofische Verkenningen

Art Brut Digital Editions
Series Fantom Ebooks

Fantom Ebooks 2018
ISBN: 978-90-76326-10-8
NUR 306

1ste PDF-uitgave FANTOM2, Juni 2018
GRATIS te downloaden via onderstaande LINK magazine

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Boekpresentatie: Nicht verloren laufen met lino’s van Walter Kerkhofs en Ivo van Leeuwen


Nicht verloren laufen

Een boek met lino’s van Walter Kerkhofs en Ivo van Leeuwen.
Handgedrukt, oplage 70.
Gebonden door Liesbeth Huyben

Grafiek expositie met werk van Walter Kerkhofs en Ivo van Leeuwen. Verder is naast grafiek van boven genoemde kunstenaars, ook werk te zien van de Hamburgse kunstenaar: Dragan Prgomelja.

Tijdens de presentatie worden drie muziekstukken uitgevoerd, die werden gecomponeerd door Frans Kerkhofs op gedichten van Nabokov.

Uitvoerenden: Lizette van Beek, mezzo-sopraan en Doré van Deijk, piano.

Nicht verloren laufen
16 juni 2018 op 16.00 uur
NS-Plein 16, Tilburg
Expositie open 17/23/14 juni van 12.00 tot 17.00

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Stephen King: The Outsider. A Novel

An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.

An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bill Hodges Trilogy, Revival, and Doctor Sleep. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

The Outsider
A Novel
By Stephen King (Author)
Language: English
Genre Horror, Crime fiction
Published: May 22, 2018
Publisher: Scribner
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 576
ISBN-10: 1501180983
ISBN 978-1501180989
Price $18.90

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Radna Fabias wint C. Buddingh’-prijs 2018

De C. Buddingh’-prijs 2018 is toegekend aan Radna Fabias. De jury riep haar bundel ‘Habitus’ uit tot beste Nederlandstalige poëziedebuut van het jaar.

Met de woorden ‘Een wonderlijk ongeëvenaard geval, dat de jury vloeibaar maakt, morsend en gehoorzamend aan haar zwaartekracht,’ maakte juryvoorzitter Jeroen Dera de winnende bundel bekend tijdens ‘De staat van de poëzie’, een avond over de laatste ontwikkelingen in de Nederlandstalige poézie op het 49e Poetry International Festival.

‘Er gebeurt iets in de Nederlandstalige poëzie’, aldus de jury, wat zeker ook te danken is aan de dichters Dean Bowen, Elisabeth Tonnard en Arno Van Vlierberghe die met hun bundels ‘Bokman’, ‘Voor het ideaal, lees de schaal’ en ‘Vloekschrift’ ook kans maakten op de dertigste editie van de debuutprijs. Naast Jeroen Dera zaten Charlotte Van den Broeck en Antoine de Kom in de jury.

Radna Fabias is geboren en getogen op de Nederlandse Antillen en studeerde aan de Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht.

“ik krijg
vijf trucs om gokkasten te laten betalen
een simpele manier om geld te maken
acht manieren om de man thuis te houden waaronder
vier brouwsels voor een strakkere kut”,

schrijft ze in ‘Habitus’. ‘Met overdonderde kracht sleurt ze de lezer mee in een broeierig tussengebied,’ aldus de jury. ‘Een subversieve stem die afkomst, bestemming, lichaam en perspectief te lijf gaat en daarbij zichzelf en de ander niet spaart, Deze poëzie is vlezig, goddelijk vunzig soms – en breekt de Hollandse dichtkunst weergaloos open, rekent af met het veilige vers. ‘Habitus’ zindert.

Het is moeilijk te zeggen wat het meest beklemt in deze bundel: het tropische eiland, het Nederlands waar de ik-figuur naartoe reist, of de categorieën die afkomst en bestemming projecteren op het lyrische ik. Fabias maakt deze beklemming voelbaar en tegelijkertijd gooit ze geijkte opposities als ‘wit’-‘zwart’, ‘man’-‘vrouw’, ‘ik’-‘ander’ open door ingenieus gebruik te maken van een cameramatige, maar uitgesproken lyrische stem die alle perspectieven opentrekt en het niet schuwt om zichzelf en de ander op het spel te zetten.’

Hoewel het aantal van 21 ingezonden debuten kwantitatief niet uitzonderlijk kan worden genoemd gaf de jury uiting aan het gevoel dat dit toch zeker een zeer bijzonder Buddingh’-jaar is.

‘Er gebeurt iets in de Nederlandstalige poëzie,’ zo meent de jury. In drieën valt op hoe op inhoudelijk vlak de combinatie van experiment en engagement overheerst, hoe de zoektocht naar een expliciet politiek ik centraal staat – een ik dat de verhouding zoekt tot de gemeenschap maar daarbij vooral de notie ‘gemeenschap’ problematiseert – en hoe de poëzie waarin dit allemaal gebeurt opvallend vaak verschijnt bij kleinere uitgeverijen.

De jury acht de kans groot dat het de uitgeverijen aan de rand van het literaire veld zijn die dit nieuwe geluid in de poëzie mogelijk maken.

Sinds 1988 wordt op initiatief van Poetry International ieder jaar de C. Buddingh’-Prijs uitgereikt aan de schrijver of schrijfster van het beste Nederlandstalige poëziedebuut. Met de prijs beoogt Poetry International meer aandacht te genereren voor talentvolle nieuwe stemmen in de Nederlandstalige poëzie.

Voor menig dichter van naam was de C. Buddingh’-Prijs de eerste belangrijke trofee die in de wacht werd gesleept. Joke van Leeuwen, Tonnus Oosterhoff, Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer en Anna Enquist, of recenter Lieke Marsman, Ellen Deckwitz, Maarten van der Graaff en Marieke Lucas Rijneveld behoren tot de laureaten.

Titel: Habitus
Auteur: Radna Fabias
Uitgever: de Arbeiderspers
Taal: Nederlands
ISBN10 9029523808
ISBN13 9789029523806
Februari 2018
Afmetingen 11x205x169 mm
Verschijningsdatum: 20-02-2018
120 pagina’s
Prijs: € 19,99
NUR: 306 magazine

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Martin Puchner: The Written World. The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization

The story of how literature shaped world history, in sixteen acts—from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to Don Quixote and Harry Potter

In this groundbreaking book, Martin Puchner leads us on a remarkable journey through time and around the globe to reveal the powerful role stories and literature have played in creating the world we have today.

Puchner introduces us to numerous visionaries as he explores sixteen foundational texts selected from more than four thousand years of world literature and reveals how writing has inspired the rise and fall of empires and nations, the spark of philosophical and political ideas, and the birth of religious beliefs. Indeed, literature has touched the lives of generations and changed the course of history.

At the heart of this book are works, some long-lost and rediscovered, that have shaped civilization: the first written masterpiece, the Epic of Gilgamesh; Ezra’s Hebrew Bible, created as scripture; the teachings of Buddha, Confucius, Socrates, and Jesus; and the first great novel in world literature, The Tale of Genji, written by a Japanese woman known as Murasaki. Visiting Baghdad, Puchner tells of Scheherazade and the stories of One Thousand and One Nights, and in the Americas we watch the astonishing survival of the Maya epic Popol Vuh. Cervantes, who invented the modern novel, battles pirates both real (when he is taken prisoner) and literary (when a fake sequel to Don Quixote is published).

We learn of Benjamin Franklin’s pioneering work as a media entrepreneur, watch Goethe discover world literature in Sicily, and follow the rise in influence of The Communist Manifesto. We visit Troy, Pergamum, and China, and we speak with Nobel laureates Derek Walcott in the Caribbean and Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul, as well as the wordsmiths of the oral epic Sunjata in West Africa.

Throughout The Written World, Puchner’s delightful narrative also chronicles the inventions—writing technologies, the printing press, the book itself—that have shaped religion, politics, commerce, people, and history. In a book that Elaine Scarry has praised as “unique and spellbinding,” Puchner shows how literature turned our planet into a written world.

Title: The Written World
Subtitle: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization
Author: Martin Puchner
Publisher: Random House
Format Hardcover, $32.00
ISBN-10 0812998936
ISBN-13 9780812998931
Publication Date: 24 October 2017
Nb of pages 448 p.

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Festival de la BnF 2018 Paris: La Bibliothèque parlante

Festival de la BnF 2018 Paris

Les textes de La Bibliothèque parlante dans les collections de la BnF (samedi 26 et dimanche 27 mai 2018 – François-Mitterrand –  BnF Paris)

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Karl Marx: Das Kapital

Karl Marx’ “Kapital” ist ein Schlüsselwerk der politischen Philosophie. Bis heute wird es kontrovers diskutiert und immer wieder rücken seine Thesen ins Blickfeld einer breiten Öffentlichkeit.

Weitgehend ungelöst scheinen demnach die Fragen, denen sich Marx in seiner scharfsichtigen Analyse widmet: Wie schafft es der Mensch, in einer kapitalistisch organisierten Gesellschaft die Zügel in der Hand zu behalten? Und was ist nötig, damit er hinter ihren offenbar rätselhaften Prozessen nicht gänzlich ‘verschwindet’? – Marx’ Hauptwerk blieb Fragment.

Der in dieser Ausgabe vollständig enthaltene erste Band, ‘Der Produktionsprozess des Kapitals’, ist der einzige von vier geplanten Bänden, den Marx in summa selbst verfasst und herausgegeben hat.

In ihm verdichtet sich, nach jahrzehntelangen Studien, seine gesamte politische Ökonomie.

Karl Marx
Das Kapital
Ungekürzte Ausgabe nach der zweiten Auflage von 1872, mit einem Geleitwort von Karl Kosch aus dem Jahre 1932 in feinem Cabra-Leder.
Anaconda Verlag
Gebundene Ausgaben
EAN: 9783730606063
ISBN: 3730606069
Libri: 4204590
Ungekürzte Ausgabe nach der zweiten Auflage von 1872, mit einem Geleitwort von Karl Kosch aus dem Jahre 1932 in feinem Cabra-Leder.
Anaconda Verlag
April 2018
768 Seiten
€ 10,00

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