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BOOKS. The final chapter?

· Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser · Forever Words. The Unknown Poems by Johnny Cash · Noor Unnahar: yesterday i was the moon (poetry) · Op 5 november verschijnt: Mijn lieve gunsteling, de nieuwe roman van Marieke Lucas Rijneveld · Hagar Peeters: De schrijver is een alleenstaande moeder (gedichten) · Greta Bellamacina: Tomorrow’s Woman · Jihyun Yun: Some Are Always Hungry · Guillotine. Poems by Eduardo C. Corral · Kinderboekenweek: En toen? Van 30 september t/m 11 oktober 2020 · The Tradition, poems by Jericho Brown · Ulrike Draesner: Schwitters in the Lakes · GOING DOWN GRAND: Poems from the Canyon

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Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser

No writer is as emblematic of the American twentieth century as Susan Sontag. Mythologized and misunderstood, lauded and loathed, a girl from the suburbs who became a proud symbol of cosmopolitanism, Sontag left a legacy of writing on art and politics, feminism and homosexuality, celebrity and style, medicine and drugs, radicalism and Fascism and Freudianism and Communism and Americanism, that forms an indispensable key to modern culture. No writer negotiated as many worlds; no serious writer had as many glamorous lovers.

Sontag tells these stories and examines the work upon which her reputation was based. It explores the agonizing insecurity behind the formidable public face: the broken relationships, the struggles with her sexuality, that animated—and undermined—her writing.

And it shows her attempts to respond to the cruelties and absurdities of a country that had lost its way, and her conviction that fidelity to high culture was an activism of its own.

Utilizing hundreds of interviews conducted from Maui to Stockholm and from London to Sarajevo—and featuring nearly one hundred images—Sontag is the first book based on the writer’s restricted archives, and on access to many people who have never before spoken about Sontag, including Annie Leibovitz.

It is a definitive portrait—a great American novel in the form of a biography.

About Benjamin Moser: Benjamin Moser was born in Houston. He is the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book of 2009. For his work bringing Clarice Lispector to international prominence, he received Brazil’s first State Prize for Cultural Diplomacy. He has published translations from French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch. He is a former books columnist for Harper’s Magazine and The New York Times Book Review and has written for The New Yorker, Conde Nast Traveler, and The New York Review of Books.

Sontag: Her Life and Work
by Bejamin Moser
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
for Biography
Publisher : Ecco
Illustrated edition
Language: : English
Sep 17, 2019
832 pages
ISBN-10 : 0062896393
ISBN-13 : 978-0062896391

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Forever Words. The Unknown Poems by Johnny Cash

These never-before-published poems by Johnny Cash make the perfect gifts for music lovers and fans alike.

Edited and introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon with a foreword by John Carter Cash, this poetry collection is illustrated with facsimile reproductions of Cash’s own handwritten pages. Now an album with music by Rosanne Cash, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Elvis Costello, and more.

Since his first recordings in 1955, Johnny Cash has been an icon in the music world. In this collection of poems and song lyrics that have never been published before, we see the world through his eyes and view his reflection on his own interior reality, his frailties and his strengths alike.

In his hallmark voice, he pens verses about love, pain, freedom, and mortality, and expresses insights on culture, his family, his fame, even Christmas. Forever Words confirms Johnny Cash as a brilliant and singular American literary figure. His music is a part of our collective history, and here the depth of his artistry and talent become even more evident.

Forever Words
The Unknown Poems
By Johnny Cash
Category: Poetry | Music
Published by Blue Rider Press

Nov 15, 2016
144 Pages
ISBN 9780399575136
Hardcover $25.00

Nov 12, 2019
ISBN 9780399575150

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Noor Unnahar: yesterday i was the moon (poetry)

Noor Unnahar is a young female voice with power and depth. The Pakistani poet’s moving, personal work collects and makes sense of the phases of collapsing and rebuilding one’s self on the treacherous modern path from teenager to adult.

Tinged with the heartbreak of a broken home and the complexity of a rich cultural background, yesterday i was the moon stands out from the Insta-poetry crowd as a collection worth keeping.

Noor Unnahar is a modern-day artist and poet whose work combines hand-written text, tactile collage, and photography to illuminate themes of hope, home, self-love, culture, acceptance, and survival.

yesterday i was the moon centers around themes of love and emotional loss, the catharsis of creating art, and the struggle to find one’s voice. Noor’s poetry ranges from succinct universal truths to flowery prose exploring her heritage, what it means to find a physical and emotional home, and the intimate and painful dance of self-discovery. Her poetry and art has already inspired thousands of fans on Instagram to engage with her words through visual journal entries and posts of their own, and her fan base only continues to grow.

yesterday i was the moon
By Noor Unnahar
Category: Poetry | Design
160 pages
Mar 27, 2018
ISBN-13 : 978-0525576013
Publisher : Clarkson Potter (March 27, 2018)
Language: : English

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Op 5 november verschijnt: Mijn lieve gunsteling, de nieuwe roman van Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

Mijn lieve gunsteling, de nieuwe roman van Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, verschijnt op 5 november.

Het is het verhaal van de veearts en zijn ‘uitverkorene’, de dochter van een boer. Tijdens een hete zomer zoeken ze toenadering tot elkaar omdat ze willen ontsnappen aan de grilligheid en de leemten van het plattelandsleven en omdat ze willen ontkomen aan wat er in hen gezaaid is. Gedurende die zomer ontwikkelen ze een obsessieve fascinatie voor elkaar.

De beklemmende bekentenis Mijn lieve gunsteling is een hartverscheurend en tegelijk angstaanjagend verhaal over verlies, verboden liefde, eenzaamheid en identiteit. Het is daarmee een meer dan waardige opvolger van de debuutroman De avond is ongemak waarmee Marieke Lucas Rijneveld als eerste Nederlandse schrijver de International Booker Prize won.

Mijn lieve gunsteling
Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
ISBN 9789025470142
Pagina’s: 368
Type: Hardback
Verwacht: november 2020
Prijs: 24,99

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Hagar Peeters: De schrijver is een alleenstaande moeder (gedichten)

Hagar Peeters (1972) brak in 1997 door als rapdichter en studeerde daarna cum laude af in de cultuur-, mentaliteits en ideeëngeschiedenis vanaf de Verlichting.

Haar dichtbundels en non-fictie werden meermaals bekroond. In 2008 stond ze op de shortlist van de verkiezing van de Dichter des Vaderlands.

De gedichten van Hagar Peeters worden gezongen door Wende Snijders, Van Dik Hout en Herman van Veen.

Haar in 2015 verschenen debuutroman Malva is bekroond met de Gouden Boekenuil en in zes talen vertaald.

De dichtbundel De schrijver is een alleenstaande moeder vormt het eerste deel van een trilogie waarin ze de verhouding tussen schrijverschap en alleenstaand moederschap onderzoekt.

Het vervolg bestaat uit proza-exercities en filosofische beschouwing. Ze ontving daarvoor een beurs van NIAS-KNAW.

Hagar Peeters studeerde Cultuurgeschiedenis en Algemene Letteren aan de Universiteit van Utrecht en was redacteur bij het Historisch Nieuwsblad. Haar performance op het Double Talk-festival in 1997 bleek voor haar de doorbraak: ze werd gevraagd op te treden bij De Nacht van de Poëzie en Crossing Border, nog voordat zij was gedebuteerd. Dat zou gebeuren in 1999, met Genoeg gedicht over de liefde vandaag. Daarna publiceerde ze Gerrit de stotteraar. Biografie van een boef (2001), waarvoor zij de Nationale Scriptieprijs 2001 van Het Parool kreeg. In 2003 verscheen bij De Bezige Bij haar tweede dichtbundel Koffers zeelucht, die werd bekroond met de Jo Peters Poëzieprijs en de J.C. Bloemprijs. De bundel werd vele malen herdrukt. In het najaar van 2008 verscheen de bundel Loper van licht. Voor de dichtbundel Wasdom (januari 2011) verzamelde Hagar Peeters haar meest recente poëzie, gecombineerd met een selectie uit de gedichten die ze vóór haar twintigste schreef. In september 2015 verscheen haar alom geprezen debuutroman Malva. Het boek werd bekroond met de eerste Fintro Literatuurprijs (voormalige Gouden Boekenuil) 2016 en genomineerd voor de Opzij Literatuurprijs, de Libris Literatuurprijs, de Bronzen Uil, de Inktaap en de ANV Debutantenprijs en is tot nog toe in zes talen vertaald.

De schrijver is een alleenstaande moeder
Auteur: Hagar Peeters
Taal: Nederlands
September 2019
96 pagina’s
Uitgever De Bezige Bij
EAN 9789403167305
20,99 Euro

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Greta Bellamacina: Tomorrow’s Woman

In Tomorrow’s Woman, Greta Bellamacina‘s bold, exploratory voice combines the vivid imagery of French surrealism and British romantic poetry with a modern, first-person examination of love, gender identity, motherhood, and social issues.

Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine writes that “Bellamacina is garnering critical acclaim for her way with words and her ability to translate the classic poetic form into the contemporary creative landscape.”

Greta Bellamacina is an actress, filmmaker, and poet. She was born in London and made her acting debut in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at the age of thirteen. She trained at RADA, where she performed a variety of lead theatre roles, before going on get a B.A. in English at King’s College London. Her feature film Hurt by Paradise is currently in post-production.

As a poet, Greta Bellamacina was shortlisted as Young Poet Laureate in 2014 for her debut collection, Kaleidoscope. In 2015, she edited On Love, a survey of contemporary British love poetry from Ted Hughes to the present. The same year, she published Perishing Tame, her first collection with New River Press, “a dazzling meditation on motherhood, female identity, ennui and love,” which she launched at The Shakespeare & Company in Paris.

In 2016, she published a collection of collaborative poetry with Robert Montgomery: Points for Time in the Sky, a pyschogeographical journey through modern Britain, and a rare example of collaborative poetry in British literature. The same year, she edited Smear, an anthology of contemporary feminist poetry. Dazed said the collection “unapologetically confronts self-image, body autonomy and our relationships with each other, celebrating the imperfect, frank woman.” In 2018, she was commissioned by the National Poetry Library to write a group of poems for their Odyssey series—modern mediations on Homer’s Odyssey.

Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine says Greta “is garnering critical acclaim for her way with words and her ability to translate the classic poetic form into the contemporary creative landscape.”

This is her first volume of her poetry to be released in the United States.

Greta Bellamacina
Tomorrow’s Woman
112 pages
6 Feb. 2020
ISBN-13 : 978-1524854096
ISBN-10 : 1524854093
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Product Dimensions : 14.22 x 0.76 x 20.83 cm
Reading level : 15 and up
Language: : English

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Jihyun Yun: Some Are Always Hungry

Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, Some Are Always Hungry chronicles a family’s wartime survival, immigration, and heirloom trauma through the lens of food, or the lack thereof.

Through the vehicle of recipe, butchery, and dinner table poems, the collection negotiates the myriad ways diasporic communities comfort and name themselves in other nations, as well as the ways cuisine is inextricably linked to occupation, transmission, and survival.

Dwelling on the personal as much as the historical, Some Are Always Hungry traces the lineage of the speaker’s place in history and diaspora through mythmaking and cooking, which is to say, conjuring.

Jihyun Yun is a Korean American poet from California who now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A Fulbright research grant recipient, she has received degrees from the University of California–Davis and New York University. Her work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Poetry Northwest, Adroit Journal, and other publications.

Jihyun Yun
Some Are Always Hungry
Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry
Kwame Dawes, series editor
University of nebraskapress
September 2020
90 pages

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Guillotine. Poems by Eduardo C. Corral

Guillotine traverses desert landscapes cut through by migrants, the grief of loss, betrayal’s lingering scars, the border itself—great distances in which violence and yearning find roots.

Through the voices of undocumented immigrants, border patrol agents, and scorned lovers, award-winning poet Eduardo C. Corral writes dramatic portraits of contradiction, survival, and a deeply human, relentless interiority. With extraordinary lyric imagination, these poems wonder about being unwanted or renounced. What do we do with unrequited love? Is it with or without it that we would waste away?

In the sequence “Testaments Scratched into a Water Station Barrel,” with Corral’s seamless integration of Spanish and English, poems curve around the surfaces upon which they are written, overlapping like graffiti left by those who may or may not have survived crossing the border. A harrowing second collection, Guillotine solidifies Corral’s place in the expanding ecosystem of American poetry.

The astonishing second collection by the author of Slow Lightning, winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize

Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize. He was a founding fellow of the CantoMundo Writers Conference, and recipient of a Whiting Award. He teaches at North Carolina State University.

Eduardo C. Corral
ISBN: 978-1-64445-030-7
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 8/4/20
Subject: Poetry
Pages 72
Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Price $16.00

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Kinderboekenweek: En toen? Van 30 september t/m 11 oktober 2020

Tijdens de Kinderboekenweek 2020 gaan we terug in de tijd

Boeken brengen geschiedenis tot leven, waardoor de wereld van vroeger tastbaar wordt. Lees spannende verhalen over ridders, verplaats je in oorlogstijd of kom van alles te weten over de Oudheid. Je hebt geen tijdmachine nodig om andere tijden te ontdekken. Verken alle werelden van toen door het lezen van boeken!

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The Tradition, poems by Jericho Brown

Beauty abounds in Jericho Brown’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection, despite and inside of the evil that pollutes the everyday.

A National Book Award finalist, The Tradition questions why and how we’ve become accustomed to terror: in the bedroom, the classroom, the workplace, and the movie theater. From mass shootings to rape to the murder of unarmed people by police, Brown interrupts complacency by locating each emergency in the garden of the body, where living things grow and wither—or survive.

In the urgency born of real danger, Brown’s work is at its most innovative. His invention of the duplex—a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues—is an all-out exhibition of formal skill, and his lyrics move through elegy and memory with a breathless cadence. Jericho Brown is a poet of eros: here he wields this power as never before, touching the very heart of our cultural crisis.

Jericho Brown is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of a Whiting Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues, 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon, 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon, 2019)—winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award. His poems have appeared in Bennington Review, BuzzFeed, Fence, jubilat, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.

The Tradition
poems by Jericho Brown
(Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry)
Format: Paperback
110 pages
ISBN-10 : 1556594860
ISBN-13 : 978-1556594861
Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
2 April 2019
Product Dimensions : 22.35 x 14.99 x 1.27 cm
Language: English
$17.00 list price

Jericho Brown
Awards and Honors
Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 2020
Whiting Writers Award
American Book Award
National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship
Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University Fellowship
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Fellowship
Krakow Poetry Seminar Fellowship
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Lambda Literary Trustee Award, 2020

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Ulrike Draesner: Schwitters in the Lakes

How do you begin a future that has essentially already ended, separated from your home, your language and yourself by a stretch of water? Kurt Schwitters is forty-nine years old when the Nazis force him to flee Germany. His success, work, possessions, parents, and wife Helma stay behind – and art gives way to the art of survival.

Schwitters’s second life in a foreign language begins in Norway, then takes him to London and finally to the Lake District. Wantee, the new woman at his side, keeps him on course and his head above water, even when the word artist falls silent. With his Merzbau installation, Schwitters has discovered a new way to capture sky and serenity, shimmering meadows and transparent air. He is ludicrously disciplined, to the point of exhaustion. As we watch him at work, we learn that art doesn’t interpret the world: It translates it into forms that move us.

In Schwitters in the Lakes, Ulrike Draesner follows the writer and artist Kurt Schwitters into exile, giving voice to Kurt, his wife, his son and his lover. Through a virtuoso blend of fact and fiction, she has created a panorama of a time when the struggle for freedom and art was renewed in the face of a world on fire.

A profound yet witty novel about the power of art in dark times.

Ulrike Draesner, born in 1962, is a lyricist, novelist and essayist. She studied English, German and philosophy and has worked as an academic, translator and editor. She has published poetry collections, short stories, and novels, and held posts at several renowned universities such as the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel. She was a Visiting Fellow at New College, Oxford and at the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and is professor for German Literature and Creative Writing at the Deutsche Literaturinstitut Leipzig. Ulrike Draesner has received numerous awards.

Ulrike Draesner
Schwitters in the Lakes
Hardcover with jacket
480 pages
13.5 x 21.5 cm
Publishing House: Penguin
ISBN: 978-3-328-60126-5
Date of publication: August 24, 2020
€ 25.00

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GOING DOWN GRAND: Poems from the Canyon

Going Down Grand, the first full-length anthology of Grand Canyon poetry, gathers the voices of cowboys, explorers, river-runners, hikers, artists, geologists, rangers, and others whose words bear witness to this complex and magnificent place.

For readers on the river, the trails, the rim, or beyond, the poems on these pages will make fine canyon company.

GOING DOWN GRAND, the first full length anthology of Grand Canyon poems, gathers the voices and thoughts of explorers, cowboys, river-runners, hikers, artists, geologists, rangers, and others whose words reveal and bear witness to this complex and magnificent place. For readers on the river, the trails, the rim, or beyond, the poems on these pages will make fine canyon company.

Co-editor Rick Kempa has been hiking in and writing about the Grand Canyon since 1974. He is also editor of the anthology ON FOOT: Grand Canyon Backpacking Stories (Vishnu Temple Press, 2014) and has authored two books of poems, Keeping the Quiet and Ten Thousand Voices.

Rick Kempa (M.F.A. U of Arizona) teaches writing and philosophy at Western Wyoming College. His work has appeared in Puerto del Sol, High Plains Literary Review, Teaching English in the Two-Year College and Tumblewords: Writers Reading the West (U of Nevada P, 1995).

Going Down Grand: Poems from the Canyon
Edited by Peter Anderson & Rick Kempa
Publisher: Lithic Press
Product Number:9780988384651
Binding: Paperback
Price: $ 17.00

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