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· Charles Bukowski: The Bell Tolls for No One · Dichter en schrijver F. Starik overleden · 49e poetry international festival rotterdam – 29/05 – 03/06 2018 · Patti Smith: The New Jerusalem (Nexus Bibliotheek – Tweetalige uitgave) · The Walter Scott Prize 2018 longlist is out · TILT literatuurfestival op zaterdag 17 maart 2018 in Tilburg · The Man Booker International Prize 2018 longlist · Smoke by John Berger (Author) and‎ Selcuk Demirel (Illustrator) · Toon Tellegen: De seringenboom. Herinneringen aan mijn broer · Hans Ebeling Koning: De Kast · BOEKENWEEK 2018 – 10 t/m 18 maart · Der Boxer historischer Roman von Szczepan Twardoch

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Charles Bukowski: The Bell Tolls for No One

From the self-illustrated, unpublished work written in 1947 to hardboiled contributions to 1980s adult magazines, The Bells Tolls for No One presents the entire range of Bukowski’s talent as a short story writer, from straight-up genre stories to postmodern blurring of fact and fiction.

An informative introduction by editor David Stephen Calonne provides historical context for these seemingly scandalous and chaotic tales, revealing the hidden hand of the master at the top of his form.

Born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, Charles Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he would eventually publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose. He died of leukemia in San Pedro, California on March 9, 1994.

David Stephen Calonne is the author of several books and has edited three previous collections of the uncollected work of Charles Bukowski for City Lights: Absence of the Hero, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook, and More Notes of a Dirty Old Man.

The Paris Review:
“Bukowski’s The Bell Tolls for No One, recently released in a comic-book-like paperback, follows the hardboiled genre bent that reached its surreal apotheosis in his final novel, Pulp. The obvious influence is to Hemingway—see: the title—but perhaps more interestingly, the editor David Stephen Calonne notes Bukowski’s debt to the crime writer James M. Cain, who had also, unbeknownst to me, shaped the style of Camus’s The Stranger. The book includes some of Bukowski’s roughly drawn illustrations, which fall somewhere close to pornographic Ziggy or adult-themed New Yorker cartoons. One features an asthmatic customer at an adult bookstore asking the cashier to inflate his blow-up doll for him; another shows an expressionistically drawn party girl surrounded by gawking men with the caption “God, a woman could get bored.” The subject matter is a more amplified version of the usual Bukowski fare—stalwart, sleazebag protagonists; spectral, deathly women with emphatically described upper legs. As always, the most one can hope for in Bukowski’s universe is “a grim yet comfortable isolation.”—Casey Henry in The Paris Review

“He had a good wife. I remember one time they cleaned
up my face with cotton and some kind of sterilizer when
it was all smashed-in from a bad night out. They seemed
very tender and concerned and serious about my smashed-
in face, and it was a very odd feeling to me, that care.
Anyhow, the drinking got to Mick, and it gets to each
of us differently. With him, the body swelled up, doubled,
tripled in size in various places. He couldn’t zip his pants
and had to cut slits in the pant legs. His story was that they
didn’t have a bed for him in the vet’s hospital. My feeling
was that he didn’t want to go there. Anyhow, one day he
made a foolish move and tried the General Hospital.
After a couple of days he phoned me. “Jesus Christ,
they’re killing me! I’ve never seen a place like this. No doc-
tors anywhere and nurses don’t give a damn and just these
fruit orderlies running around like snobs and happy that
everybody’s sick and dying. What the fuck is this place?
They’re carrying the dead out by the dozens!”
-Charles Bukowski

Title: The Bell Tolls for No One
Author: Charles Bukowski
Edited by David Stephen Calonne
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Format Paperback
ISBN-10 0872866823
ISBN-13 9780872866829
Publication Date 14 July 2015
308 pages
Price $14.95

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Dichter en schrijver F. Starik overleden

De Amsterdamse schrijver en dichter F.Starik (pseudoniem van Frank von der Möhlen) is vorige week vrijdag (16 maart 2018) overleden aan een hartstilstand. Hij was 59 jaar oud.

Starik schreef tien dichtbundels en was een van de dichters die bij toerbeurt in Amsterdam een speciaal geschreven gedicht voorlazen bij de uitvaart van eenzaam gestorven mensen.

Hij trad regelmatig op, op festivals als Oerol en Lowlands en literaire evenementen als De Nacht van de Poëzie en Crossing Border. Afgelopen zondag was zijn laatste optreden, op het internationale dichtersfestival StAnza, in Schotland.

F. Starik was stadsdichter van Amsterdam van 2010 tot 2012. Bij zijn afscheid als stadsdichter ontving hij van burgemeester Van der Laan het Ereteken van Verdienste.

# meer informatie over Starik is te vinden op de website van zijn uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam magazine

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49e poetry international festival rotterdam – 29/05 – 03/06 2018

49e Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
Het jaarlijkse feest van de internationale poëzie

Op dinsdag 29 mei opent het 49e Poetry International Festival in Theater Rotterdam. Tot en met zondag 3 juni hoor je voor de 49e keer de mooiste gedichten uit alle windstreken en in vele talen, eerst in de Schouwburg, aansluitend in en om Locatie Witte de With.

Naast poëzievoordrachten brengt het festival films, muziek, interviews, lezingen, themabijeenkomsten en masterclasses. Een kermis van verlangen, kritiek, avontuur en troost, met de kunst van het woord als brandstof. Iedereen is uitgenodigd op het jaarlijkse feest van de poëzie.

Kom alvast in de stemming en vertaal zelf de poëzie van de festivaldichters tijdens het vertaalproject Met Andere Woorden. Vanaf 1 maart staan de eerste gedichten online. Kies je favoriete taal en dichter en ga aan de slag (zie verder de website van p.i.).

Opening POETRY+ART Gallerytour
zondag 27 mei in de Kunsthal
Opening 49e Poetry International Festival
dinsdag 29 mei in Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg
Festival tot en met 3 juni in Theater Rotterdam Witte de With

49e poetry international festival rotterdam
29/05 – 03/06 2018

# meer informatie op website poetry international magazine

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Patti Smith: The New Jerusalem (Nexus Bibliotheek – Tweetalige uitgave)

Het besluit van president Trump de Amerikaanse ambassade in Israël naar Jeruzalem te verhuizen inspireerde Patti Smith tot het schrijven van een gedicht, The New Jerusalem.

Dit nieuwe, nog ongepubliceerde werk van de beroemde punkpoëet verschijnt exclusief bij Nexus als tweetalige uitgave in de Nexus Bibliotheek. Naast The New Jerusalem zal deze uitgave ook een drietal eerdere gedichten bevatten. De vertaling van de gedichten wordt verzorgd door Onno Kosters. The New Jerusalem wordt gepresenteerd bij het Nexus-symposium ‘An Education in Counterculture’, 26 mei in Amsterdam.

. . .these things we saw written on the immense screen once known as sky. And these things we heard as prophecy’s lullaby. The mountain is the mountain. The Lord is the Lord. The holy city belongs to none. The mountains of Judah belong to none. The yielding seed belongs to none. And we are the new Jerusalem.

Patti Smith, USA 1946, is zangeres en dichteres. Als ‘Godmother of Punk’ protesteerde zij met krachtige, controversiële muziek tegen de gevestigde orde en wezenloze fabrieksarbeid in de vercommercialiseerde wereld. Ze groeide op met de muziek van Bob Dylan, leefde samen met fotograaf Robert Mapplethorpe en werd een bekend gezicht in de turbulente New Yorkse kunstscene.

In 1974 begon Smith op te treden met gitarist Lenny Kaye, met wie ze nog steeds de kern van de band The Patti Smith Group vormt. Haar debuutalbum Horses (1975) wordt gezien als een van de invloedrijkste albums in de geschiedenis van de rockmuziek. Samen met Bruce Springsteen schreef ze Because the Night, haar grootste hit. Naast vele albums schreef Smith ook dichtbundels en boeken, waaronder Just Kids (2010), haar bekroonde autobiografie over het leven in New York in de jaren zeventig en haar relatie met Mapplethorpe.

Nexus Bibliotheek
Patti Smith:
The New Jerusalem (mei 2018)
Nexus Bibliotheek deel XII,
gebonden editie

Patti Smith
Spreker bij:
An Education in Counterculture
26 mei 2018
13.30 – 17.30
DeLaMar Theater Amsterdam magazine

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The Walter Scott Prize 2018 longlist is out


The judges of the Walter Scott Prize 2018 announced a longlist of thirteen books:

The books are:

# The Clocks In This House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks
# Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore
# Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
# The Last Man In Europe by Dennis Glover
# Sugar Money by Jane Harris
# Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr
# The Draughtsman by Robert Lautner
# Grace by Paul Lynch
# The Wardrobe Mistress by Patrick McGrath
# Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves by Rachel Malik
# The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers
# The Horseman by Tim Pears
# The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley

The Judges said:

“This year our Prize has attracted a record number of entries, and historical fiction continues to ride a wave of publishing success. As a result, we have been able to make our selection from a body of remarkable and varied novels. In our longlist, we have attempted to represent different styles – from lyrical to experimental, and from epic to intimate.

“All human life is here, from outlaws making a living forging coins in Yorkshire’s badlands, to post-war London theatre society. We hope that in representing such a richness of styles and diversity of settings, the Walter Scott Prize can bring to public attention new work, while at the same time rewarding writers at the top of their game. We’re looking forward to bringing the best of these forward to shortlist in April.”

# end March 2018: Academy Recommends list announced

# April 2018: Shortlist announced

# 14th-17th June 2018: Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival, Melrose – Winner of Walter Scott Prize 2018 announced and presented

# more information on the website of the Walter Scott Prize magazine

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TILT literatuurfestival op zaterdag 17 maart 2018 in Tilburg

# voor meer informatie zie website

More in: Art & Literature News, Boekenweek, City Poets / Stadsdichters, Literary Events, STREET POETRY, THEATRE, Tilt Festival Tilburg

The Man Booker International Prize 2018 longlist

The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the ‘Man Booker Dozen’ of 13 novels in contention for the 2018 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world.


The 2018 longlist:
• Laurent Binet (France), Sam Taylor, The 7th Function of Language (Harvill Secker)
• Javier Cercas (Spain), Frank Wynne, The Impostor (MacLehose Press)
• Virginie Despentes (France), Frank Wynne, Vernon Subutex 1 (MacLehose Press)
• Jenny Erpenbeck (Germany), Susan Bernofsky, Go, Went, Gone (Portobello Books)
• Han Kang (South Korea), Deborah Smith, The White Book (Portobello Books)
• Ariana Harwicz (Argentina), Sarah Moses & Carolina Orloff, Die, My Love (Charco Press)
• László Krasznahorkai (Hungary), John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet & George Szirtes, The World Goes On (Tuskar Rock Press)
• Antonio Muñoz Molina (Spain), Camilo A. Ramirez, Like a Fading Shadow (Tuskar Rock Press)
• Christoph Ransmayr (Austria), Simon Pare, The Flying Mountain (Seagull Books)
• Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq), Jonathan Wright, Frankenstein in Baghdad (Oneworld)
• Olga Tokarczuk (Poland), Jennifer Croft, Flights (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
• Wu Ming-Yi (Taiwan), Darryl Sterk, The Stolen Bicycle (Text Publishing)
• Gabriela Ybarra (Spain), Natasha Wimmer, The Dinner Guest (Harvill Secker)

‘The longlist introduces a wealth of talent, a variety of forms and some writers little known in English before. It has great writing and translating energy and we hope readers take as much pleasure in discovering the work as we did.’
Lisa Appignanesi, chair of the 2018 judges

The prize is now awarded every year for a single book, which is translated into English and published in the UK. Both novels and short-story collections are eligible. The work of translators is equally rewarded, with the £50,000 prize divided between the author and the translator of the winning entry. In addition, each shortlisted author and translator will receive £1,000 each. The judges considered 108 books.

The longlist was selected by a panel of five judges, chaired by Lisa Appignanesi OBE, author and cultural commentator, with Michael Hofmann, poet, reviewer and translator from German; Hari Kunzru, author of five novels including The Impressionist and White Tears; Tim Martin, journalist and literary critic, and Helen Oyeyemi, author of novels, plays and short stories including The Icarus Girl. magazine

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Smoke by John Berger (Author) and‎ Selcuk Demirel (Illustrator)

“Once upon a time, men, women and (secretly) children smoked.”

Following the success of Cataract, John Berger, one of the great soothsayers of seeing, joins forces again with Turkish illustrator Selcuk Demirel. This charming pictorial essay reflects on the cultural implications of smoking. A subtle and beautifully illustrated prose poem, Smoke lingers in the mind.

This charming illustrated work reflects on the cultural implications of smoking, and suggests, through a series of brilliantly inventive illustrations, that society’s attitude to smoke is both paradoxical and intolerant. It portrays a world in which smokers, banished from public places, must encounter one another as outlaws. Meanwhile, car exhausts and factory chimneys continue to pollute the atmosphere. Smoke is a beautifully illustrated prose poem that lingers in the mind.

“A cigarette is a breathing space. It makes a parenthesis. The time of a cigarette is a parenthesis, and if it is shared you are both in that parenthesis. It’s like a proscenium arch for a dialogue.” – John Berger (in interview)

In contemporary English letters John Berger seems to me peerless. Not since D. H. Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience.
—Susan Sontag

In his ceaselessly inventive work, Selçuk often uses parts of the body in ways that are characteristically Turkish…as if the comedy of the human condition were there in the human body, in the melancholy of anatomy.
—John Berger, on Selçuk Demirel

by John Berger (Author)
and‎ Selcuk Demirel (Illustrator)
Hardcover, $18.95
Available in Hardcover on May 8, 2018
ISBN10 1910749478
ISBN13 9781910749470
From Notting Hill Editions
70 pages

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Toon Tellegen: De seringenboom. Herinneringen aan mijn broer

Toon Tellegen: ‘Iedereen bewonderde mijn broer, maar ik het meest van iedereen.’

Als kleine jongen keek Toon Tellegen op tegen zijn zes jaar oudere broer, die onverzettelijk was, alle regels aan zijn laars lapte en zijn eigen weg ging. Toen die broer in 2016 overleed, begon hij zijn herinneringen op te schrijven aan de tijd dat ze allebei nog thuis woonden. Zijn grote broer kon alles, hij durfde alles en vaak liep dat uit de hand.

Maar al berusten Tellegens kleurrijke herinneringen voor een groot deel op waarheid, zijn fantasie geeft de stoere heldendaden een nog absurdistischere wending. Moeten we al die heldendaden geloven? Ja, want als het niet echt gebeurd is, had het wel zo kúnnen gebeuren!

Net als in Een vorig leven roept Tellegen in De seringenboom de wereld van zijn jeugd op, en wekt hij die voorbije tijd tot leven in mooie, ontroerende en grappige verhalen.

Toon Tellegen (Brielle, 1941) is dichter, kinderboekenschrijver en schrijver van proza en toneel voor volwassenen.

Toon Tellegen
De seringenboom.
Herinneringen aan mijn broer
Uitgeverij Querido
ISBN: 9789021408897
Prijs: € 18,99
Publicatiedatum: 06-03-2018

new books magazine

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Hans Ebeling Koning: De Kast

Hans Ebeling Koning
De Kast

Hans Ebeling Koning (1931) received his education at AKI in Enschede where he later became a teacher in drawing and painting. His work is represented in many public and private collections including Museum Henriette Polak in Zutphen, Rijksmuseum Twente and the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem.

Hans Ebeling Koning © magazine

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BOEKENWEEK 2018 – 10 t/m 18 maart

  # website =

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Der Boxer historischer Roman von Szczepan Twardoch

Jakub Shapiro ist ein hoffnungsvoller junger Boxer und überhaupt sehr talentiert.

Das erkennt auch der mächtige Warschauer Unterweltpate Kaplica, der Shapiro zu seinem Vertrauten macht. Doch rechte Putschpläne gegen die polnische Regierung bringen das Imperium Kaplicas in Bedrängnis; er kommt in Haft, als ihm ein politischer Mord angehängt wird. Im Schatten dieser Ereignisse bricht ein regelrechter Krieg der Unterwelt los. Jakub Shapiro muss die Dinge in die Hand nehmen: Er geht gegen Feinde wie Verräter vor, beginnt – aus Leidenschaft und Kalkül – eine fatale Affäre mit der Tochter des Staatsanwalts, muss zugleich seine Frau und Kinder vor dem anschwellenden Hass schützen – und nimmt immer mehr die Rolle des Paten ein.

Der Aufstieg eines Verbrecherhelden zwischen Gewalt, Eleganz und Laster, seine Verletzlichkeit als Jude im Vorkriegs-Warschau: «Der Boxer» ist grandios angelegt und fast filmisch erzählt, ein Panorama mit Sportlern und Schurken, einem Mann mit zwei Gesichtern, glamourösen Huren und charismatischen Gangstern. Ein überragender, thrillerhafter Roman, der eine eruptive Epoche geradezu körperlich erlebbar macht.

Mit Szczepan Twardoch ist Polen zurück auf der Bühne der Weltliteratur.
-Die Welt

Szczepan Twardoch, geboren 1979, ist einer der herausragenden Autoren der polnischen Gegenwartsliteratur. Mit «Morphin» (2012) gelang ihm der Durchbruch, das Buch wurde mit dem Polityka-Passport-Preis ausgezeichnet, Kritik und Leser waren begeistert. Für den ebenfalls hochgelobten Roman «Drach» wurden Twardoch und sein Übersetzer Olaf Kühl 2016 mit dem Brücke Berlin Preis geehrt. Bei polnischen Lesern wie Kritikern übertraf «Der Boxer» diese Erfolge sogar noch. Szczepan Twardoch lebt mit seiner Familie in Pilchowice/Schlesien.

Szczepan Twardoch
Der Boxer
Übersetzt von: Olaf Kühl
Deutsche Erstausgabe
Verlag: Rowohlt Berlin
464 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-7371-0008-3
Erscheinungstermin: 24.01.2018

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