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· The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells · Vladimir Majakovski nieuwe uitgave van Verzamelde gedichten · Cyrille Offermans: Dagboeknotities. Een iets beschuttere plek misschien · Milkman by Anna Burns winner of the 50th Man Booker Prize · Diane di Prima: The Poetry Deal. San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 5 · Marie Richeux: Climats de France. Roman · Die 70. Frankfurter Buchmesse von 10.-14. Oktober 2018 · Banned Books Week 2018, the annual celebration of the freedom to read – Sept. 23 – 29, 2018 · Curt Moreck: Das deutsche Babylon 1931. Ein Führer durch das lasterhafte Berlin · The Circus. A Visual History by Pascal Jacob · Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds · Lawrence Schwartzwald: The Art of Reading

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The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

H. G. Wells was born Herbert George in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometimes shopkeeper, his mother a former lady’s maid.

Although “Bertie” left school at fourteen to become a draper’s apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893.

In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher’s salary. His other “scientific romances”—The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)—won him the distinction as the father of science fiction.

Henry James saw in Wells the most gifted writer of the age, but Wells, having coined the phrase “the war that will end war” to describe World War I, became increasingly disillusioned and focused his attention on educating mankind with his bestselling Outline of History (1920) and his later utopian works. Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: “Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me.”

The War of the Worlds (1898) conjures a terrifying, tentacled race of Martians who devastate the Earth and feed on their human victims while their voracious vegetation, the red weed, spreads over the ruined planet. After the novel’s hero finds himself trapped in what is left of London, despairing at the destruction of human civilization, he discovers that life on Earth is more resilient than he had imagined. Adapted by Orson Welles for his notorious 1938 radio drama and subsequently by many filmmakers, H. G. Wells’s timeless story shows no sign of losing its grip on readers’ imaginations.

The War of the Worlds
By H.G. Wells
Category: Science Fiction
Paperback
Nov 06, 2018
192 Pages
$8.00
Published by Vintage
ISBN 9780525564164

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Vladimir Majakovski nieuwe uitgave van Verzamelde gedichten

Sinds de vertaling van Marko Fondse van Majakovski’s werken uitkwam, vijfentwintig jaar geleden, is diens poëzie niet meer weg te denken uit de Nederlandse boekhandel. De ongeëvenaarde lenigheid van de taal die Fondse wist aan te boren zette de dichter hier voorgoed op de kaart.

Met de ge-update versie van de poëzie van Majakovski zijn zijn beroemde poèma’s en andere gedichten nu weer beschikbaar. Het bekende Een wolk in broek en Mens, die dateren van voor de revolutie van 1917, laten de gepassioneerde (liefdes)dichter in optima forma zien. De grote gedichten Ik heb lief en Daarover, van na de revolutie, zijn twee positieve uitzonderingen op de socialistische poëzie waaraan Majakovski zijn dichterschap ten slotte offerde: daarin keert de bravoure van zijn vroege lyriek even terug.

Deze uitgave van Majakovski’s poëzie is voor de gelegenheid aangevuld met een grote hoeveelheid gedichten uit zijn enorme oeuvre. Vele daarvan verschenen niet eerder in Nederlandse vertaling. De herziening en uitbreiding zijn in handen van Majakovski-vertaler Yolanda Bloemen.

Alles waarvoor de dichter Vladimir Majakovski (1893–1930) hartstochtelijk leefde en werkte, de revolutie en de opbouw van het socialisme, is een eeuw na zijn geboorte grondig in diskrediet geraakt en ineengestort. Naar Majakovski’s socialistische poëzie kijkt bijna geen mens meer om. Wel wordt zijn voorrevolutionaire werk nog gelezen: de gedichten van Een wolk in broek tot en met Mens, een ding, met hun unieke mixtuur van lyrische, epische en dramatische kwaliteiten. Na 1917 wist Majakovski zich nog twee maal van zijn socialistische preoccupaties los te maken in de twee grote poëma’s Ik heb lief en Daarover (1921-1923).

Auteur: Vladimir Majakovski
Titel: Verzamelde gedichten
Vertalingen: Marko Fondse, Yolanda Bloemen e.a.
Taal: Nederlands
Uitgever: Uitgeverij van Oorschot
Bindwijze: Paperback
Verschijningsdatum: september 2018
Druk: 1e druk
Afmetingen: 21 x 13 x 2,9 cm
Aantal pagina’s: 480
ISBN-13 9789028280915
ISBN-10 902828091X
€ 29,99

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Cyrille Offermans: Dagboeknotities. Een iets beschuttere plek misschien

Heel 2017 schreef Cyrille Offermans aan wat je nog het beste zou kunnen omschrijven als een intellectueel journaal: een verzameling notities, beschouwingen, herinneringen, observaties en essayistische commentaren op gelezen boeken en gebeurtenissen in de wereld.

Dat de barre werkelijkheid voortdurend zijn plaats op de voorgrond opeist, zegt genoeg over onze tijd. Het boek (en dus het jaar) begint en eindigt met de doffe ellende in Syrië.

Daartussen presenteert zich een baaierd aan onderwerpen – van de Franse verkiezingen en de afnemende tekenvaardigheid van de schooljeugd tot en met uiteenzettingen over bibliomanie, de betekenis van carnaval, de eerste woordjes van een kleinkind of de ziekte van een vriendin.

Er is alles in de wereld. En er is alles in dit boek.

Cyrille Offermans (Geleen, 8 april 1945) is een Nederlandse schrijver, essayist en criticus. Hij publiceert met name in De Groene Amsterdammer, Vrij Nederland, De Standaard en Raster. Bij het laatste literair tijdschrift werkte hij tevens als redacteur. Hij publiceerde meer dan twintig boeken in uiteenlopende genres, vooral essayistiek in het grensgebied van literatuur, filosofie, cultuurgeschiedenis en politiek. Zijn werk werd diverse malen met prestigieuze prijzen bekroond.

Cyrille Offermans
Een iets beschuttere plek misschien
Dagboeknotities
Uitgeverij De Arbeiderspers
Privé-domein – Paperback
Publicatiedatum: 25-09-2018
ISBN: 9789029525794
NUR: 321
€ 25,99

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Milkman by Anna Burns winner of the 50th Man Booker Prize

‘None of us has ever read anything like this before. Anna Burns’ utterly distinctive voice challenges conventional thinking and form in surprising and immersive prose. It is a story of brutality, sexual encroachment and resistance threaded with mordant humour. Set in a society divided against itself, Milkman explores the insidious forms oppression can take in everyday life.’  Kwame Anthony Appiah, 2018 Chair of Judges

Set in an un-named city but with an astonishing, breath-shorteningly palpable sense of time and place Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. The story of inaction with enormous consequences and decisions that are never made, but for which people are judged and punished.

Middle sister is our protagonist. She is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her nearly-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with milkman (which she herself for the life of her cannot work out how it came about). But when first brother-in-law, who of course had sniffed it out, told his wife, her first sister, to tell her mother to come and have a talk with her, middle sister becomes ‘interesting’. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous.

Milkman is a searingly honest novel told in prose that is as precise and unsentimental as it is devastating and brutal. A novel that is at once unlocated and profoundly tethered to place is surely a novel for our times.

Anna Burns was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is the author of two novels, No Bones and Little Constructions, and of the novella, Mostly Hero. No Bones won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in East Sussex, England.

Milkman
by Anna Burns
Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
2018
360 pages
Paperback
ISBN-10: 9780571338757
ISBN-13: 978-0571338757
Awards: Man Booker Prize 2018 UK

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Diane di Prima: The Poetry Deal. San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 5

The Poetry Deal is the first full-length collection of individual poems in decades from legendary feminist Beat poet, Diane di Prima.

Framed by two passionate, and critical, prose statements assessing her adopted home city, The Poetry Deal is a collection of poems that provide a personal and political look at 40 years of Bay Area culture. Often elegiac in tone, the book captures the poet’s sense of loss as she chronicles the deaths of friends from the AIDS epidemic as well as the passing of illustrious countercultural colleagues like Philip Whalen, Pigpen from the Grateful Dead, and Kirby Doyle.

She also recalls and mourns out-of-town inspirations like Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Audre Lorde, and Ezra Pound. Yet even as she laments the state of her city today, she finds triumph and solace in her own relationships, the marriages of her friends, the endurance of City Lights, and other symbols of San Francisco’s heritage.

Born in Brooklyn in 1934, di Prima emerged as a member of the Beat Generation in New York in the late ’50s; in the early ’60s, she founded the important mimeo magazine, The Floating Bear, with her lover LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka). In the late ’60s, she moved to San Francisco, where she would publish her groundbreaking Revolutionary Letters (1971) with City Lights. Her other important books include Memoirs of a Beatnik, Pieces of a Dream, Recollections of My Life as a Woman, and Loba. She was named San Francisco Poet Laureate in 2009.

“The Poetry Deal is fresh flame from a revolutionary fire that continues to burn. Every woman of every age should carry it in a purse with their pepper spray. Diane is the ultimate weapon.”—Amber Tamblyn, author of Dark Sparkler

Title The Poetry Deal
Subtitle San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 5
Author Diane di Prima
Collection San Francisco Poet Laureates
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Publication 2014
Format Paperback
ISBN-10 1931404151
ISBN-13 9781931404150
pages 120
Price $11.95

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Marie Richeux: Climats de France. Roman

Tout commence à Alger en 2009, avec l’émotion profonde de Marie au moment où elle découvre « Climat de France », le bâtiment qu’y construisit Fernand Pouillon.

La pierre de taille, les perspectives imposantes, elle les connaît intimement: elle a grandi à Meudon-la-Forêt, dans un ensemble bâti par le même architecte.

Mue par le désir de comprendre ce qui mystérieusement relie les deux lieux, elle plonge dans leur passé, et dans celui de leurs habitants. Plusieurs récits s’entrelacent, comme autant de fragments d’une histoire dont elle traque le motif entre l’Algérie et la France : l’arrivée de Fernand Pouillon à Alger en mai 1953, invité à construire mille logements pour la fin de l’année par le maire récemment élu ; le souvenir d’une nuit de 1997 à Meudon-la-Forêt, quand Marie, treize ans, ne parvient pas à s’endormir à cause des chants de deuil résonnant dans la cage d’escalier ; les confidences de son voisin Malek, que ses parents, sentant le vent tourner à Oran, ont envoyé en France en 1956 et qui, devenu chauffeur de taxi, semble avoir échappé à la guerre dont la violence se déployait pourtant dans les rues de Paris.

Ici, comme en écho à l’émotion fondatrice, celle du lecteur naît de la manière dont l’écrivain laisse s’élever les voix de ces hommes et de ces femmes que l’histoire, parfois à leur insu, a traversés et qui, de part et d’autre de la Méditerranée, obstinément et silencieusement ont déroulé leur existence.

Marie Richeux
Née à Paris en 1984, Marie Richeux a grandi en banlieue parisienne. Pendant ses années d’études, elle collabore à France Culture, puis à FIP. Elle s’éloigne un temps de la radio pour se consacrer aux sciences humaines. À l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, elle mène des recherches sur la transmission intergénérationnelle dans les familles ayant migré en France depuis le Maghreb, puis débute une thèse sur la place du silence dans cette transmission, et la possibilité collective, muséale, politique de pallier cela.
En 2009, elle commence à produire régulièrement des petites formes (fictions, documentaires, créations sonores) pour « Les Passagers de la nuit » de Thomas Baumgartner sur France Culture, et développe un travail de son et d’écriture, notamment dans l’espace public, auprès de l’artiste Malte Martin. C’est alors qu’elle préparait un documentaire sur le football breton dans les années 1970, qu’on lui propose l’animation d’une tranche quotidienne et matinale sur France Culture. Elle met en suspens sa thèse et ses autres activités et produit, à partir de 2010, l’émission « Pas la peine de crier » sur France Culture, et dont le titre devient, en septembre 2014, « Les Nouvelles Vagues ». Depuis septembre 2017, elle produit et anime, toujours sur France Culture, « Par les temps qui courent », grand entretien d’une heure avec une personnalité de l’actualité culturelle, diffusé du lundi au vendredi de 21 h à 22 h.
En 2013, elle publie son premier livre, Polaroïds, chez Sabine Wespieser éditeur. Suivi, en mars 2015, d’un récit personnel et poétique autour de la figure d’Achille, relecture contemporaine du mythe. Son premier roman, Climats de France, paraît en août 2017, toujours chez Sabine Wespieser éditeur.

Marie Richeux
Climats de France
Roman
Language: French
Paperback
272 pages
Publisher: Sabine Wespieser éditeur
2017
ISBN-10: 2848052279
ISBN-13: 978-2848052274
€ 21

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Die 70. Frankfurter Buchmesse von 10.-14. Oktober 2018

Universelle Menschenrechte, internationale Vielfalt, boomendes Lizenzgeschäft und ein Fest für Autoren

Ein Blick auf die Themen der 70. Frankfurter Buchmesse

Die 70. Frankfurter Buchmesse (10.-14. Oktober 2018) fällt in eine bewegte Zeit: Während die Idee eines geeinten Europas in die Defensive gerät, gewinnen populistische Gruppierungen in vielen demokratischen Ländern an Zulauf.

Das politische Klima in Deutschland ist aufgeheizt – nicht zuletzt wegen der bevorstehenden Landtagswahlen in Bayern und Hessen. Gleichzeitig verändern sich die wirtschaftlichen Voraussetzungen der Buch- und Verlagsbranche grundlegend: Immer weniger Menschen beziehen ihre Informationen aus etablierten Medien; „alternative Fakten“ sind längst Teil der Berichterstattung. Den demokratischen Meinungsbildungsprozess durch gut recherchierte Inhalte zu ermöglichen, hat für Branchenakteure oberste Priorität und ist mit Blick auf eine immer kleiner werdende Zahl von Lesern und Buchkäufern zugleich die größte Herausforderung.

„Angesichts der drängenden Themen, die unsere Gesellschaft heute beschäftigen, ist die Frankfurter Buchmesse eine wichtige öffentliche Plattform“, sagte Juergen Boos heute auf einer Pressekonferenz in Berlin. „Die internationalste Buchmesse steht seit ihrer Wiedereröffnung nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg 1949 für Meinungs- und Publikationsfreiheit, für internationale Vernetzung und Dialog. Auch die 70. Frankfurter Buchmesse wird unter politischen Vorzeichen stattfinden. Und für uns, wie für alle anderen internationalen Buchmessen, gilt: Diskussionen zuzulassen – auch und gerade zu kontroversen Themen.
Polarisierende Autoren und Meinungen auszuhalten und argumentativ zu widerlegen, sind Errungenschaften einer demokratischen Gesellschaft. Diese Grundsätze sind Teil unserer DNA.“

An fünf Tagen im Oktober werden in Frankfurt Geschäfte gemacht, wirtschaftliche Tendenzen analysiert, gesellschaftliche Phänomene diskutiert und kulturelle Trends präsentiert. Die Frankfurter Buchmesse bezieht mit einem Veranstaltungsprogramm im Zentrum Weltempfang (Halle 4.1 B 81) und im neuen Frankfurt Pavilion selbst Stellung: Hier geht es um Kunst im Spannungsfeld von Macht und Moral, um Strategien gegen antidemokratische Tendenzen, um Grenzbereiche politischer Kommunikation. Auf der Eröffnungs-Pressekonferenz am Dienstag, 9. Oktober 2018, spricht die nigerianische Autorin Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, deren Manifest „We Should All Be Feminists“ eine Diskussion über Feminismus ausgelöst hat. Hochrangige internationale Vertreter aus Politik und Gesellschaft haben ihr Kommen angekündigt, darunter Federica Mogherini, die Hohe Vertreterin der EU für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, Prof. Monika Grütters, Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien, und Mamuka Bachtadse, Ministerpräsident Georgiens, dem Gastland der Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018.

Die Frankfurter Buchmesse ist mit über 7.300 Ausstellern aus 102 Ländern, rund 286.000 Besuchern, über 4.000 Veranstaltungen und rund 10.000 akkreditierten Journalisten und Bloggern die größte Fachmesse für das internationale Publishing.

Darüber hinaus ist sie ein branchenübergreifender Treffpunkt für Player aus den Bereichen Bildung, Filmwirtschaft, Games, Wissenschaft und Fachinformation. Einen inhaltlichen Schwerpunkt bildet seit 1976 der jährlich wechselnde Ehrengast, der dem Messepublikum auf vielfältige Weise seinen Buchmarkt, seine Literatur und Kultur präsentiert.

Die Frankfurter Buchmesse organisiert die Beteiligung deutscher Verlage an rund 20 internationalen Buchmessen und veranstaltet ganzjährig Fachveranstaltungen in den wichtigen internationalen Märkten.

Der Business Club, mit Premium Service, Networking-Formaten und Konferenzen wie THE MARKETS, ist ausschließlich zugänglich mit dem Business Ticket, der Premium-Option für B2B-Besucher.

Das 2016 entwickelte Format THE ARTS+ ist Messe, Business Festival und ein internationaler Treffpunkt der Kultur- und Kreativindustrie. Ziel ist es, die Potentiale der Digitalisierung für kreative Inhalte zu nutzen und neue Geschäftsfelder zu erschließen.

Frankfurt EDU, das internationale Bildungsformat der Frankfurter Buchmesse, präsentiert innovative Konzepte, Inhalte und Technologien für die Zukunft des Lernens.

Das Campus Weekend ist das Wochenende für Studierende auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse. Die Frankfurter Buchmesse ist ein Tochterunternehmen des Börsenvereins des Deutschen Buchhandels.

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Banned Books Week 2018, the annual celebration of the freedom to read – Sept. 23 – 29, 2018

Banned Books Week is the annual celebration of the Freedom to Read

The event is sponsored by a coalition of organizations dedicated to free expression, including: American Booksellers Association; American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of University Presses; The Authors Guild; Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; Dramatists Legal Defense Fund; Freedom to Read Foundation; Index on Censorship; National Coalition Against Censorship; National Council of Teachers of English; PEN America; People for the American Way; and Project Censored. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Banned Books Week also receives generous support from DKT Liberty Project and Penguin Random House. © 2018 Banned Books Week

 

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Banned Books Week 2018 will be held September 23 – 29. The 2018 theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles lists of challenged books as reported in the media and submitted by librarians and teachers across the country. The Top Ten Challenged Books of 2017 are:

01
Thirteen Reasons Why written by Jay Asher
Originally published in 2007, this New York Times bestseller has resurfaced as a controversial book after Netflix aired a TV series by the same name. This YA novel was challenged and banned in multiple school districts because it discusses suicide.
02
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian written by Sherman Alexie
Consistently challenged since its publication in 2007 for acknowledging issues such as poverty, alcoholism, and sexuality, this National Book Award winner was challenged in school curriculums because of profanity and situations that were deemed sexually explicit.
03
Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
This Stonewall Honor Award-winning, 2012 graphic novel from an acclaimed cartoonist was challenged and banned in school libraries because it includes LGBT characters and was considered “confusing.”
04
The Kite Runner written by Khaled Hosseini
This critically acclaimed, multigenerational novel was challenged and banned because it includes sexual violence and was thought to “lead to terrorism” and “promote Islam.”
05
George written by Alex Gino
Written for elementary-age children, this Lambda Literary Award winner was challenged and banned because it includes a transgender child.
06
Sex is a Funny Word written by Cory Silverberg and illustrated by Fiona Smyth
This 2015 informational children’s book written by a certified sex educator was challenged because it addresses sex education and is believed to lead children to “want to have sex or ask questions about sex.”
07
To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, considered an American classic, was challenged and banned because of violence and its use of the N-word.
08
The Hate U Give written by Angie Thomas
Despite winning multiple awards and being the most searched-for book on Goodreads during its debut year, this YA novel was challenged and banned in school libraries and curriculums because it was considered “pervasively vulgar” and because of drug use, profanity, and offensive language.
09
And Tango Makes Three written by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and illustrated by Henry Cole
Returning after a brief hiatus from the Top Ten Most Challenged list, this ALA Notable Children’s Book, published in 2005, was challenged and labeled because it features a same-sex relationship.
10
I Am Jazz written by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
This autobiographical picture book co-written by the 13-year-old protagonist was challenged because it addresses gender identity.

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Curt Moreck: Das deutsche Babylon 1931. Ein Führer durch das lasterhafte Berlin

Dieser Bestseller aus dem Jahr 1931 führt den Leser mitten hinein in die pulsierende Metropole Berlin auf dem Höhepunkt der »Goldenen Zwanziger«.

Folgen Sie dem Autor bei seinen Ausflügen zu den Hotspots des damaligen Nachtlebens – in sagenumwobene Varietés und Tanzpaläste, in Vergnügungsparks und Kaffeehäuser, in angesagte Bars und Schwulenkneipen, aber auch an die Orte der Prostitution und des Verbrechens.

Erweitere Neuausgabe des Klassikers – mit Glossar, Register und vielen historischen Fotos.
»Wer Erlebnisse sucht, Abenteuer verlangt, Sensationen sich erhofft, der wird im Schatten gehen müssen.« Curt Moreck

Curt Moreck, 1888 als Konrad Haemmerling in Köln geboren, war ein Schriftsteller und Journalist, der in den 1920er Jahren seinen Schwerpunkt auf Kultur- und Sittengeschichte legte. Während der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus war das Werk Curt Morecks verboten, nach 1945 konnte er nicht mehr an seine früheren Erfolge anknüpfen. Er starb 1957 in Berlin.

Das deutsche Babylon 1931
Curt Moreck
Ein Führer durch das lasterhafte Berlin
30 Schwarz-Weiß- Abbildungen – 2 Ktn
EAN: 9783898091497
ISBN: 389809149X
Libri: 4858158
Bebra Verlag
März 2018
208 Seiten
gebunden
€22,00

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The Circus. A Visual History by Pascal Jacob

This beautiful book charts the development of the circus as an art form around the world, from antiquity to the present day.

Using over 200 circus related artworks from the French National Library’s private collections, celebrated cultural historian Pascal Jacob tells the story of travelling entertainers and their art and trade. From nomadic animal tamers of the Dark Ages to European jugglers and acrobats of the 1800s, from the use of the circus as Soviet propaganda to the 20th-century Chinese performance art renaissance, this is an exhaustive history with a uniquely international scope.

Jacob draws on both rare and famous artworks, including prints dating from the 13th century, and paintings by Picasso and Doré. In doing so he demonstrates the circus to be a visual and physical masterpiece, constantly moving and evolving, and just as exciting an experience for audiences now as it was 1,000 years ago.

Pascal Jacob is a prominent circus arts historian who lectures at the Sorbonne, France. He wrote on Cultural History, History and Theory of Art, Theatre History and Criticism.

The Circus
A Visual History
By: Pascal Jacob
Foreword by Marius Kwint
Published: 09-08-2018
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 240 p.
ISBN: 9781350043107
Imprint: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Illustrations: 160 colour and 40 bw illus
Price: £30.00

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Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has endured in the popular imagination for two hundred years.

Begun as a ghost story by an intellectually and socially precocious eighteen-year-old author during a cold and rainy summer on the shores of Lake Geneva, the dramatic tale of Victor Frankenstein and his stitched-together creature can be read as the ultimate parable of scientific hubris. Victor, “the modern Prometheus,” tried to do what he perhaps should have left to Nature: create life.

Although the novel is most often discussed in literary-historical terms―as a seminal example of romanticism or as a groundbreaking early work of science fiction―Mary Shelley was keenly aware of contemporary scientific developments and incorporated them into her story. In our era of synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and climate engineering, this edition of Frankenstein will resonate forcefully for readers with a background or interest in science and engineering, and anyone intrigued by the fundamental questions of creativity and responsibility.

This edition of Frankenstein pairs the original 1818 version of the manuscript―meticulously line-edited and amended by Charles E. Robinson, one of the world’s preeminent authorities on the text―with annotations and essays by leading scholars exploring the social and ethical aspects of scientific creativity raised by this remarkable story.

The result is a unique and accessible edition of one of the most thought-provoking and influential novels ever written.

Essays by Elizabeth Bear, Cory Doctorow, Heather E. Douglas, Josephine Johnston, Kate MacCord, Jane Maienschein, Anne K. Mellor, Alfred Nordmann

Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds
by Mary Shelley (Author), David H. Guston (Editor), Ed Finn (Editor), Jason Scott Robert (Editor), & Charles E. Robinson (Introduction)
Paperback
320 pages
Publisher: The MIT Press;
Annotated edition
2017
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0262533286
ISBN-13: 978-0262533287

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Lawrence Schwartzwald: The Art of Reading

The Art of Reading presents the first retrospective of Lawrence Schwartzwald’s candid images of readers, made between 2001 and 2017.

Partly inspired by André Kertész’s On Reading of 1971, Schwartzwald’s subjects are mostly average New Yorkers—sunbathers, a bus driver, shoeshine men, subway passengers, denizens of bookshops and cafes—but also artists, most notably Amy Winehouse at Manhattan’s now-closed all-night diner Florent.

In 2001 Schwartzwald’s affectionate photo of a New York bookseller reading at his makeshift sidewalk stand on Columbus Avenue (and inadvertently exposing his generous buttock cleavage) caused a minor sensation: first published in the New York Post, it inspired a reporter for the New York Observer to interview the “portly peddler” in a humorous column titled “Wisecracking on Columbus Avenue” of 2001.

Since then Schwartzwald has sought out his readers of books on paper—mostly solitary and often incongruous, desperate or vulnerable—who fly in the face of the closure of traditional bookshops and the surge in e-books, dedicating themselves to what Schwartzwald sees as a vanishing art: the art of reading.

Lawrence Schwartzwald: Born in New York in 1953, Lawrence Schwartzwald studied literature at New York University. He worked as a freelance photographer for the New York Post for nearly two decades and in 1997 New York Magazine dubbed him the Post’s “king of the streets.” Books and literature have shaped several of his photo series including “Reading New York” and “Famous Poets,” both self-published in 2017. Schwartzwald lives and works in Manhattan.

Lawrence Schwartzwald
The Art of Reading
published by Steidl
Hardback / Clothbound
22 x 23 cm
English
ISBN 978-3-95829-508-7
1. Edition 06/2018
€ 28.00

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