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· Litz Pisk: The Actor and His Body · Juli Zeh: Leere Herzen. Roman · Bert Bevers: Zelfportret met schijnbeeld · Murakami weekend op zaterdag 13 en zondag 14 januari 2018 · Hugo Ball: From Cabaret Voltaire – Issue 1 · Cristina García: Here in Berlin. A Novel · Le Prix Médicis 2017 à Yannick Haenel pour “Tiens ferme ta couronne” · An exploration of nature of creative invention: Devotion by Patti Smith · Stéphane Symons: More Than Life. Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin on Art · Joachim Ringelnatz: Logik · Kate Moore: The Radium Girls. The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women · Prix Renaudot 2017 pour ‘La Disparition de Josef Mengele’ d’Olivier Guez

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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
Roman
Originalausgabe
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

info: www.juli-zeh.de
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Bert Bevers: Zelfportret met schijnbeeld

 

Zelfportret met schijnbeeld

Vannacht was ik een Bolognezer. Een ieder
die mij op de Piazza Verdi passeerde deelde
ik zebravinkjes uit, ontelbare zebravinkjes.
Wat een geluid maken die vogeltjes. Het lijkt 
het hardste marmer te kunnen doordringen.

Uit alle ramen van de universiteit staken
gezichten met vraagtekens. Ik weende niet. 

Bert Bevers

Bert Bevers is a poet and writer who lives and works in Antwerp (Be)
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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.

#  website  Murakami  weekend  

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Hugo Ball: From Cabaret Voltaire – Issue 1

When I founded the Cabaret Voltaire, I was sure that there must be a few young people in Switzerland who like me were interested not only in enjoying their independence but also in giving proof of it.

I went to Herr Ephraim, the owner of the Meierei, and said, “Herr Ephraim, please let me have your room. I want to start a night-club.” Herr Ephraim agreed and gave me the room. And I went to some people I knew and said, “Please give me a picture, or a drawing, or an engraving. I should like to put on an exhibition in my night-club.” I went to the friendly Zürich press and said, “Put in some announcements. There is going to be an international cabaret. We shall do great things.” And they gave me pictures and they put in my annoucements. So on 5th February we had a cabaret. Mademoiselle Hennings and Mademoiselle Leconte sang French and Danish chansons. Herr Tristan Tzara recited Rumanian poetry. A balalaika orchestra played delightful folk-songs and dances.

I received much support and encouragement from Herr M. Slodki, who designed the poster, and from Herr Hans Arp, who supplied some Picassos, as well as works of his own, and obtained for me pictures by his friends O. van Rees and Artur Segall. Much support also from Messrs. Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco and Max Oppenheimer, who readily agreed to take part in the cabaret.

We organized a Russian evening and, a little later, a French one (works by Apollinaire, Max Jacob, André Salmon, A. Jarry, Laforgue and Rimbaud). On 26th February Richard Huelsenbeck arrived from Berlin and on 30th March we performed some stupendous Negro music (toujours avec la grosse caisse: boum boum boum boum – drabatja mo gere drabatja mo bonooooooooo -). Monsieur Laban was present at the performance and was very enthusiastic. Herr Tristan Tzara was the initiator of a performance by Messrs. Tzara, Huelsenbeck and Janco (the first in Zürich and in the world) of simultaneist verse by Messrs. Henri Barzun and Fernand Divoire, as well as a poème simultané of his own composition, which is reproduced on pages six and seven.

The persent booklet is published by us with the support of our friends in France, Italy and Russia. It is intended to present to the Public the activities and interests of the Cabaret Voltaire, which has as its sole purpose to draw attention, across the barriers of war and nationalism, to the few independent spirits who live for other ideals. The next objective of the artists who are assembled here is the publication of a revue internationale. La revue paraîtra à Zurich et portera le nom “Dada” (“Dada”). Dada Dada Dada Dada.

Zürich, 15th May 1916

Hugo Ball
(1886-1927)
From Cabaret Voltaire – Issue 1

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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

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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

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An exploration of nature of creative invention: Devotion by Patti Smith

A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic — its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring.

How does an artist accomplish such an achievement, connecting deeply with an audience never met? In this groundbreaking book, one of our culture’s beloved artists offers a detailed account of her own creative process, inspirations, and unexpected connections.

Patti Smith first presents an original and beautifully crafted tale of obsession—a young skater who lives for her art, a possessive collector who ruthlessly seeks his prize, a relationship forged of need both craven and exalted.

She then takes us on a second journey, exploring the sources of her story. We travel through the South of France to Camus’s house, and visit the garden of the great publisher Gallimard where the ghosts of Mishima, Nabokov, and Genet mingle.

Smith tracks down Simone Weil’s grave in a lonely cemetery, hours from London, and winds through the nameless Paris streets of Patrick Modiano’s novels. Whether writing in a café or a train, Smith generously opens her notebooks and lets us glimpse the alchemy of her art and craft in this arresting and original book on writing.

The Why I Write series is based on the Windham-Campbell Lectures, delivered annually to commemorate the awarding of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale University.

From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention:
Title Devotion
Author Patti Smith
Publisher Yale University Press
Hardcover
112 pages
ISBN-10 0300218621
ISBN-13 9780300218626
Publication September 2017
$18.00

More Patti Smith titles:
– Collected Lyrics 1970 – 2015
– M Train
– Just Kids
– Auguries of Innocence – Poems

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Stéphane Symons: More Than Life. Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin on Art

More Than Life: Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin on Art is the first book to trace the philosophical relation between Georg Simmel and his one-time student Walter Benjamin, two of the most influential German thinkers of the twentieth century.

Reading Simmel’s work, particularly his essays on Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Rodin, alongside Benjamin’s concept of Unscheinbarkeit (inconspicuousness) and his writings on Charlie Chaplin, More Than Life demonstrates that both Simmel and Benjamin conceive of art as the creation of something entirely new rather than as a mimetic reproduction of a given. The two thinkers diverge in that Simmel emphasizes the presence of a continuous movement of life, whereas Benjamin highlights the priority of discontinuous, interruptive moments.

With the aim of further elucidating Simmel and Benjamin’s ideas on art, Stéphane Symons presents a number of in-depth analyses of specific artworks that were not discussed by these authors. Through an insightful examination of both the conceptual affinities and the philosophical differences between Simmel and Benjamin , Symons reconstructs a crucial episode in twentieth-century debates on art and aesthetics.

Stéphane Symons is an associate professor at the Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven, in Leuven, Belgium.

Contributors:
Stéphane Symons (Author)
More Than Life.
Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin on Art
Paper Text – $34.95
ISBN 978-0-8101-3577-2
Publication Date:
September 2017
Page Count: 240 pages
Northwestern University Press

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Joachim Ringelnatz: Logik

 

Joachim Ringelnatz
Logik

Die Nacht war kalt und sternenklar,
Da trieb im Meer bei Norderney
Ein Suahelischnurrbarthaar. –
Die nächste Schiffsuhr wies auf drei.

Mir scheint da mancherlei nicht klar,
Man fragt doch, wenn man Logik hat,
Was sucht ein Suahelihaar
Denn nachts um drei am Kattegatt?

Joachim Ringelnatz
(1883 – 1934)
Logik

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Kate Moore: The Radium Girls. The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women

The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger.

The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive ― until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women’s cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that will echo for centuries to come.

Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives…

Kate Moore
The Radium Girls:
The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
May 2017
480 pages
ISBN 978-1-4926-4935-9
Edition Language English
Published by Sourcebooks

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Prix Renaudot 2017 pour ‘La Disparition de Josef Mengele’ d’Olivier Guez

1949: Josef Mengele arrive en Argentine. Caché derrière divers pseudonymes, l’ancien médecin tortionnaire à Auschwitz croit pouvoir s’inventer une nouvelle vie à Buenos Aires.

L’Argentine de Peron est bienveillante, le monde entier veut oublier les crimes nazis. Mais la traque reprend et le médecin SS doit s’enfuir au Paraguay puis au Brésil. Son errance de planque en planque, déguisé et rongé par l’angoisse, ne connaîtra plus de répit… jusqu’à sa mort mystérieuse sur une plage en 1979.  Comment le médecin SS a-t-il pu passer entre les mailles du filet, trente ans durant?

La Disparition de Josef Mengele est une plongée inouïe au cœur des ténèbres. Anciens nazis, agents du Mossad, femmes cupides et dictateurs d’opérette évoluent dans un monde corrompu par le fanatisme, la realpolitik, l’argent et l’ambition. Voici l’odyssée dantesque de Josef Mengele en Amérique du Sud. Le roman-vrai de sa cavale après-guerre.

Olivier Guez est l’auteur, entre autres, de L’Impossible retour, une histoire des juifs en Allemagne depuis 1945 (Flammarion), Éloge de l’esquive (Grasset) et Les Révolutions de Jacques Koskas (Belfond). Il a reçu en 2016 le prix allemand du meilleur scénario pour le film Fritz Bauer, un héros allemand.

Olivier Guez
La disparition de Josef Mengele Roman
EAN: 9782246855873
Parution: 16/08/2017
Pages: 240
Prix: €18.50
Editions Grasset


Prix Renaudot 2017 pour ‘La Disparition de Josef Mengele’ d’Olivier Guez

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