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Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges was one of those very rare creators who changed the face of an art form—in his case, the short story. His work has been paid the ultimate honor of being appropriated and imitated by innumerable writers on every continent of the world.

The seventeen brief masterpieces of FICCIONES explode the boundaries of genre, offering up labyrinthine libraries, a fictional encyclopedia entry that spawns an entire world, a review of a nonexistent writer’s attempt to re-create Don Quixote word for word, a man with the disabling inability to forget anything he has ever experienced, and other metaphysical puzzles.

But the true measure of Borges’s greatness lies in the fact that his fictions—elaborately paradoxical, postmodern, and intellectually delicious as they are—managed to return the short story to the realm of the fabulous and the uncanny from which, as parable and fairy tale, it originally came.

Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) was an Argentine poet, essayist, and author of short stories. His most notable works as a key literary Spanish-language figure of the twentieth century include Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (The Aleph). He received a BA from the College of Geneva. He was also appointed the director of the National Public Library and professor of English literature at the University of Buenos Aries in 1955. During his lifetime, Borges received the first Prix International Formentor Prize which he shared alongside Samuel Beckett in 1961. He also received the Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society in 1971.

By Jorge Luis Borges
Introduction by John Sturrock
Part of Everyman’s Library Contemporary Classics Series
Category: Literary Fiction | Fiction Classics
(1993)- 192 Pages
ISBN 9780679422990
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) magazine

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Clovis Goux: La Disparition de Karen Carpenter

Durant les années 1970, The Carpenters est le groupe le plus populaire aux États-Unis.

Un immense succès (100 millions de disques vendus) qui s’explique par l’alchimie unique entre ses deux membres fondateurs, Richard et Karen Carpenter, un frère et une sœur. Ces deux enfants de la classe moyenne imposent un retour à l’ordre musical après la révolution psychédélique, avec des hits aussi romantiques que réactionnaires, tels Close to you, We’ve Only Just Begun ou Rainy Days and Mondays. Mais derrière cette success story se cache une tragédie.

La Disparition de Karen Carpenter raconte cette histoire, nous amenant à porter un regard de côté sur les grands phénomènes socio-culturels qui marquèrent l’Amérique de l’époque.

Clovis Goux est journaliste indépendant et cofondateur du label Dirty.

Clovis Goux
La Disparition de Karen Carpenter
Simon Liberati – Préfacier
Actes Sud Rocks
Septembre, 2017
132 pages
ISBN 978-2-330-08129-4
prix indicatif: €15,00
Genre: Essais, Documents

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Frank Bidart: Half-light. Collected Poems 1965-2016 # Wins 2017 National Book Award

Gathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary literature.

His pages represent the human voice in all its extreme registers, whether it’s that of the child murderer Herbert White, the obsessive anorexic Ellen West, the tormented genius Vaslav Nijinsky, or the poet’s own. And in that embodiment is a transgressive empathy, one that recognizes our wild appetites, the monsters, the misfits, the misunderstood among us, and inside of us.

Few writers have so willingly ventured to the dark places of the human psyche, and allowed themselves to be stripped bare on the page with such candor and vulnerability. Over the past half century, Bidart has done nothing less than invent a poetics commensurate with the chaos and hunger of our experience.

Frank Bidart is the author of Metaphysical Dog, Watching the Spring Festival, Star Dust, Desire, and In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965-90. He has won many prizes, including the Wallace Stevens Award, the 2007 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He teaches at Wellesley College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Frank Bidart
Collected Poems 1965-2016
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux –
Macmillan Publishers)
ISBN: 9780374125950

Frank Bidart Wins 2017 National Book Award for Poetry magazine

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Oliver Sacks: On The Move. A Life

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.”

It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy.

As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life.

With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions—weight lifting and swimming—also drives his cerebral passions.

He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists—Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick—who influenced him.

On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer—and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.

On The Move:
A Life
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Published: 2015
ISBN-10: 0385352549
ISBN-13: 9780385352543
Format: Hardcover

In Dutch:
Oliver Sacks:
Uitg. De Bezige Bij
Vertaald door
Otto Biersma & Luud Dorresteijn
432 pagina’s
Verschijningsjaar 2016
ISBN10 9023499484
ISBN13 9789023499480 magazine

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The Nobel Lecture Hardcover by Bob Dylan

Published for the first time in a beautiful collectible edition, the essential lecture delivered by the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan.

On October 13, 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, recognizing his countless contributions to music and letters over the last fifty years. Some months later, he delivered an acceptance lecture that is now memorialized in book form for generations to come.

In The Nobel Lecture, Dylan reflects on his life and experience with literature, providing both a rare artistic statement and an intimate look at a uniquely American icon.

From finding inspiration in the music of Buddy Holly and Leadbelly to the works of literature that helped shape his own approach to writing—The Odyssey, Moby-Dick, and All Quiet on the Western Front—this is Dylan like you’ve never seen him before.

Bob Dylan
The Nobel Lecture Hardcover
32 pages
October 31, 2017
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1501189409
ISBN-13: 978-1501189401
Publisher: Simon & Schuster magazine

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Mario Vargas Llosa: Voor uw liefde

De nieuwe roman van grootmeester Mario Vargas Llosa, de Nobelprijswinnaar op zijn best

Spanning, humor en erotiek strijden om voorrang in dit weergaloze verhaal over de Peruviaanse bovenklasse

Enrique Cárdenas, een rijke zakenman, wordt door de befaamde redacteur van een boulevardblad ­af­geperst. Als hij diens eisen niet inwilligt worden er foto’s gepubliceerd van Cárdenas die zich tijdens een orgie verlustigt aan prostituees en drugs. Dit schandaal zou zijn ondergang betekenen.

Cárdenas’ situatie wordt nog nijpender als hij wordt beschuldigd van een moord die gepleegd werd in Cinco Esquinas, een van de armste wijken van Lima. In heel Peru is er slechts een vrouw die de echte dader kan vinden: een cynische journaliste met twijfelachtige moraal, die haar carrière heeft gewijd aan het verwoesten van de reputaties van de tegenstanders van Fujimori’s regering. Nu krijgt ze de kans om haar vak eer aan te doen door de waarheid aan het licht te brengen.

Deze nieuwe, spannende roman van Mario Vargas Llosa schildert een levendig portret van de Peruviaanse samenleving tijdens de jaren van de Fujimori-dictatuur en schetst een ontluisterend beeld van de dubbele moraal van de journalistiek. Verluchtigd met een vleugje humor en erotiek leest Voor uw liefde als een ware pageturner.

‘Alles is meesterlijk in deze roman. De ervaren Vargas Llosa blaast ons wederom omver met zijn venijnige ­wijsheid en zijn onuitputtelijke creativiteit.’ El País

Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru, 1936) is een van de belangrijkste Zuid-Amerikaanse schrijvers van deze tijd. Zijn romans staan bekend om hun politieke en gewelddadige sfeer en hun aandacht voor het morele verval van de maatschappij. Via kranten mengt Vargas Llosa zich geregeld in het maatschappelijk debat en in 1987 was hij kandidaat voor het presidentschap in Peru. In 2010 werd Mario Vargas Llosa bekroond met de Nobelprijs voor de Literatuur.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Voor uw liefde
Gebonden met stofomslag
Vertaling: Arie van der Wal
Publ. datum: 10-10-2017
Pagina’s: 240
ISBN: 9789029092050
Uitgever J.M. Meulenhoff
Taal Nederlands
Genre Literaire fictie

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Marguerite Duras: The Lover, Wartime Notebooks, Practicalities

A hardcover omnibus edition of the French writer’s most famous novel alongside her fascinating wartime writings and a collection of searingly honest and intimate autobiographical essays.

Marguerite Duras was one of the leading intellectuals and novelists of post-war France, but her wartime writings were not published in full until after her death. The Wartime Notebooks trace Duras’s formative experiences–including her difficult childhood in Indochina and her harrowing wait for her husband’s return from Nazi internment–revealing the personal history behind her bestselling novels.

The Lover is the best known of these; set in prewar Indochina, its haunting tale of a tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her wealthy Chinese lover is based on her own life. In spare and luminous prose, Duras evokes life on the margins in the waning days of France’s colonial empire, and the passionate relationship between two unforgettable outcasts.

Practicalities is a collection of small and intensely personal pieces Duras dictated near the end of her life. These deceptively simple meditations on motherhood, domesticity, sex, love, alcohol, writing, and more are witty, earthy, outspoken, and surprisingly fresh and relevant today.

Marguerite Duras is the author of many acclaimed novels and screenplays, including The Lover, The Ravishing of Lol Stein, and the film script for Hiroshima, Mon Amour. One of France’s most important literary figures, Duras died in Paris in 1996.

The Lover, Wartime Notebooks, Practicalities
By Marguerite Duras
Introduction by Rachel Kushner
Part of Everyman’s Library Contemporary Classics Series
Category: Historical- Literary- Fiction
Nov 14, 2017,
504 Pages magazine

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Litz Pisk: The Actor and His Body

Litz Pisk was widely regarded as the finest and most influential teacher of modern theatre movement.

She was a director of movement at the Old Vic, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, English National Opera, and in television and films, including directing the movement for Vanessa Redgrave’s film role in Isadora. She was director of Vienna’s School of Art and Movement and a teacher at the Old Vic School, Bath Academy of Art, RADA and the Central School of Speech and Drama. The Actor and His Body, her seminal work, was first published in 1975.

‘Once you start working with someone like Litz you don’t ever want to stop if you can help it’ – Vanessa Redgrave

Pisk’s quest was to find expression for the inner impulse that motivated actors to move. Her teachings, as outlined in this book, offer insight on the specific craft of the actor, and the relationship between movement, imagination and the ‘need’ to move.

The Actor and His Body is also a practical manual for keeping the actor’s body physically and expressively responsive. In addition, there are a range of movement exercises, illuminated by her exquisite line drawings, and complete weekly programme which concentrates on movement practice within different timescales.

This fourth edition features the original foreword by Michael Elliot as well as a new introduction by Ayse Tashkiran, contemporary movement director and Senior Lecturer at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, which contextualises Pisk’s work.

The Actor and His Body
By: Litz Pisk
Introduction: Ayse Tashkiran
Published: 30-11-2017
Format: Paperback
Edition: 4th
ISBN: 9781474269742
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Series: Theatre Makers
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP: $36.99
Bloomsbury Publishing

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Juli Zeh: Leere Herzen. Roman

Sie sind desillusioniert und pragmatisch, und wohl gerade deshalb haben sie sich ‎erfolgreich in der Gesellschaft eingerichtet: Britta Söldner und ihr Geschäftspartner Babak Hamwi. Sie haben sich damit abgefunden, wie die Welt beschaffen ist, und wollen nicht länger verantwortlich sein für das, was schief läuft.

Stattdessen haben sie gemeinsam eine kleine Firma aufgezogen, “Die Brücke”, die sie beide reich gemacht hat. Was genau hinter der “Brücke” steckt, weiß glücklicherweise niemand so genau. Denn hinter der Fassade ihrer unscheinbaren Büroräume betreiben Britta und Babak ein lukratives Geschäft mit dem Tod.

Als die “Brücke ” unliebsame Konkurrenz zu bekommen droht, setzt Britta alles daran, die unbekannten Trittbrettfahrer auszuschalten. Doch sie hat ihre Gegner unterschätzt. Bald sind nicht nur Brittas und Babaks Firma, sondern auch beider Leben in Gefahr…

“Leere Herzen” ist ein provokanter, packender und brandaktueller Politthriller aus einem Deutschland der nahen Zukunft. Es ist ein Lehrstück über die Grundlagen und die Gefährdungen der Demokratie. Und es ist zugleich ein verstörender‎ Psychothriller über eine Generation, die im Herzen leer und ohne Glauben und Überzeugungen ist.

Juli Zeh, 1974 in Bonn geboren, studierte Jura in Passau und Leipzig. Schon ihr Debütroman “Adler und Engel” (2001) wurde zu einem Welterfolg, inzwischen sind ihre Romane in 35 Sprachen übersetzt. Ihr Gesellschaftsroman “Unterleuten” (2016) stand über ein Jahr auf der SPIEGEL-Bestsellerliste. Juli Zeh wurde für ihr Werk vielfach ausgezeichnet, u. a. mit dem Rauriser Literaturpreis (2002), dem Hölderlin-Förderpreis (2003), dem Ernst-Toller-Preis (2003), dem Carl-Amery-Literaturpreis (2009), dem Thomas-Mann-Preis (2013) und dem Hildegard-von-Bingen-Preis (2015).

Juli Zeh
Leere Herzen
Gebundenes Buch mit Schutzumschlag,
352 Seiten, 13,5 x 21,5 cm
ISBN: 978-3-630-87523-1
€ 20,00
Luchterhand Literaturverlag
Erscheinungstermin: 13. November 2017

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Murakami weekend op zaterdag 13 en zondag 14 januari 2018

De moord op Commendatore is de nieuwe grote roman van Haruki Murakami: deel één verschijnt op 1 december 2017 en deel twee op 12 januari 2018. Het verschijnen van het tweede deel wordt groots gevierd op de SS Rotterdam met het Murakami Weekend op zaterdag 13 en zondag 14 januari 2018.

Haruki Murakami geldt wereldwijd als een van de meest gelezen en geliefde hedendaagse schrijvers. Zijn werk wordt in meer dan 40 landen uitgegeven en is bekroond met meerdere prijzen, waaronder de Welt Literatuurprijs en de Hans Christian Andersenprijs. Hij wordt regelmatig getipt als kandidaat voor de Nobelprijs.

De moord op Commendatore: Een zesendertigjarige pas gescheiden portretschilder neemt zijn intrek in een oud atelier in de bergachtige omgeving ten zuidwesten van Tokio. Behalve door liefdesperikelen wordt hij geplaagd door een painter’s block, een onvermogen om te schilderen.

Hij hoopt in het afgelegen atelier tot rust te komen, en zijn inspiratie terug te vinden, maar het zal anders gaan. Een mysterieus schilderij op de zolder van zijn verblijf lijkt tot leven te komen, vanuit een heuvel in het bos achter het huis klinkt ’s nachts het geluid van een bel.

Een meisje verdwijnt, en de hoofdpersoon gaat haar zoeken – een zoektocht die hem afvoert naar de wereld der metaforen, waar hij met zijn diepste angsten wordt geconfronteerd.

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Cristina García: Here in Berlin. A Novel

Here in Berlin is a portrait of a city through snapshots, an excavation of the stories and ghosts of contemporary Berlin—its complex, troubled past still pulsing in the air as it was during World War II. Critically acclaimed novelist Cristina García brings the people of this famed city to life, their stories bristling with regret, desire, and longing.

An unnamed Visitor travels to Berlin with a camera looking for reckonings of her own. The city itself is a character—vibrant and postapocalyptic, flat and featureless except for its rivers, its lakes, its legions of bicyclists. Here in Berlin she encounters a people’s history: the Cuban teen taken as a POW on a German submarine, only to return home to a family who doesn’t believe him; the young Jewish scholar hidden in a sarcophagus until safe passage to England is found; the female lawyer haunted by a childhood of deprivation in the bombed-out suburbs of Berlin who still defends those accused of war crimes; a young nurse with a checkered past who joins the Reich at a medical facility more intent to dispense with the wounded than to heal them; and the son of a zookeeper at the Berlin Zoo, fighting to keep the animals safe from both war and an increasingly starving populace.

A meditation on war and mystery, this is an exciting new work by one of our most gifted novelists, one that seeks to align the stories of the past with the stories of the future.

Cristina Garcia is the author of seven novels, including Dreaming in Cuban, a finalist for the National Book Award that just celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary; The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, A Handbook to Luck, The Lady Matador’s Hotel, and King of Cuba. Her work has been translated into fourteen languages. García has edited anthologies, written children’s books, published poetry, and taught at universities nationwide. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Title: Here in Berlin
Subtitle: A Novel
Author: Cristina García
Publisher: Counterpoint
Format Hardcover
ISBN-10 1619029596
ISBN-13 9781619029590
Publication October 2017
Main content pages 224 magazine

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Le Prix Médicis 2017 à Yannick Haenel pour “Tiens ferme ta couronne”

Un homme a écrit un énorme scénario sur la vie de Herman Melville : The Great Melville, dont aucun producteur ne veut.

Un jour, on lui procure le numéro de téléphone du grand cinéaste américain Michael Cimino, le réalisateur mythique de Voyage au bout de l’enfer et de La Porte du paradis. Une rencontre a lieu à New York : Cimino lit le manuscrit.
S’ensuivent une série d’aventures rocambolesques entre le musée de la Chasse à Paris, l’île d’Ellis Island au large de New York, et un lac en Italie.
On y croise Isabelle Huppert, la déesse Diane, un dalmatien nommé Sabbat, un voisin démoniaque et deux moustachus louches ; il y a aussi une jolie thésarde, une concierge retorse et un très agressif maître d’hôtel sosie d’Emmanuel Macron.

Quelle vérité scintille entre cinéma et littérature?
La comédie de notre vie cache une histoire sacrée : ce roman part à sa recherche.

Yannick Haenel
Tiens ferme ta couronne
Collection L’Infini, Gallimard
Parution : 17-08-2017
ISBN : 9782070177875
352 pages, 140 x 205 mm
Achevé d’imprimer : 12-06-2017
Prix €20,00 magazine

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