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Lezing Ton van Reen over: Vreemdelingen in eigen huis

Aanstaande woensdag,  7 november,  geeft schrijver Ton van Reen een lezing in de jaarlijkse lezingencyclus van het Dr. Winand Roukens Fonds, aan de Universiteit van Maastricht.

De lezing vindt plaats in de Karl Dittrichzaal van de Universiteit te Maastricht, in het voormalige Bonnefantenklooster, Bonnefantenstraat 2 te Maastricht.

Het thema van de lezingencyclus van het WRF is in dit studiejaar ‘Vreemd in Limburg’.

De eerste lezing werd gehouden door prof. Joep Geraets, hoogleraar genetica en celbiologie over ‘vreemd DNA in Limburg’. De tweede werd gehouden door Dr. Lotte Thissen, cultureel antropoloog, en had als thema de taal waarin wij met elkaar omgaan. De derde lezing is door Ton van Reen. De vierde lezing, over arbeid door buitenlanders zoals Polen, wordt gehouden door Karolina Swoboda, eigenaar van een van de grootste organisaties voor arbeidsbemiddeling in Europa.

In zijn lezing zal Ton van Reen vooral vertellen over de mensen die niet bij ons mochten horen, de vreemdelingen in eigen huis. Omdat ze door de katholieke kerk benoemd waren tot kinderen van de duivel: de kubla walda, de kaboten, de kabouters. In het kort, de door de rk Kerk verstoten kinderen, zoals de kinderen die werden geboren met het syndroom van Down, die volgens de kerk duivelskinderen waren, omdat hun vader de duivel zou zijn en hun moeder omgang had met de duivel.

De rk Kerk heeft altijd de mensen die haar niet goed gezind waren, of van wie ze niet wilden dat ze katholiek werden, in verband gebracht met de duivel, zoals joden, roma en sinti, vrouwen die van hekserij werden beschuldigd, enzovoort.

De duivel zou een geest zijn die zelf niet kon handelen , maar handlangers op aarde nodig had om zijn kwalijke werken uit te voeren, zoals misoogsten, uitbraken van pest en andere plagen, veeziektes , die tot hongersnoden hebben geleid, kinderroof, en zo meer.

Meer dan tien eeuwen lang heeft de kerk de mensen angst aangepraat voor alles wat anders was in de ogen van priesters en voor iedereen die anders dacht of een ander geloof aanhing.

Duizenden mensen, alleen al in het huidige Limburg, waren het slachtoffer van deze vervolgingen door een organisatie die zich boven alles verheven voelde en beschikte over leven en dood.

In de hele wereld werden er miljoenen mensen geslachtofferd en vaak na gruwelijke martelingen vermoord door een organisatie die zegt liefde te prediken maar haat heeft gezaaid en mensen tegen elkaar heeft opgezet.

Aanstaande woensdag, 7 november 2018, lezing van schrijver Ton van Reen in de jaarlijkse lezingencyclus van het Dr. Winand Roukens Fonds, aan de Universiteit van Maastricht.

De lezing vindt plaats in de Karl Dittrichzaal van de Universiteit te Maastricht, in het voormalige Bonnefantenklooster, Bonnefantenstraat 2 te Maastricht. De aanvang is om 16.00 uur. Graag iets eerder aanwezig. Einde om 18.00 uur. Iedereen is welkom.

# lezingen
Ton van Reen magazine

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Du Bois’s Telegram: Literary Resistance and State Containment by Juliana Spahr

In 1956 W. E. B. Du Bois was denied a passport to attend the Présence Africaine Congress of Black Writers and Artists in Paris.

So he sent the assembled a telegram.

“Any Negro-American who travels abroad today must either not discuss race conditions in the United States or say the sort of thing which our State Department wishes the world to believe.”

Taking seriously Du Bois’s allegation, Juliana Spahr breathes new life into age-old questions as she explores how state interests have shaped U.S. literature. What is the relationship between literature and politics? Can writing be revolutionary? Can art be autonomous, or is escape from nations and nationalisms impossible?

Du Bois’s Telegram brings together a wide range of institutional forces implicated in literary production, paying special attention to three eras of writing that sought to defy political orthodoxies by contesting linguistic conventions: avant-garde modernism of the early twentieth century; social-movement writing of the 1960s and 1970s; and, in the twenty-first century, the profusion of English-language works incorporating languages other than English.

Spahr shows how these literatures attempted to assert their autonomy, only to be shut down by FBI harassment or coopted by CIA and State Department propagandists. Liberal state allies such as the Ford and Rockefeller foundations made writers complicit by funding multiculturalist works that celebrated diversity and assimilation while starving radical anti-imperial, anti-racist, anti-capitalist efforts.

Spahr does not deny the exhilarations of politically engaged art. But her study affirms a sobering reality: aesthetic resistance is easily domesticated.

Juliana Spahr is Professor of English at Mills College. She is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including The Winter the Wolf Came, Well Then There Now, and Response, winner of the National Poetry Series Award. She is also the editor, with Claudia Rankine, of American Women Poets in the 21st Century and received the O. B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Du Bois’s Telegram.
Literary Resistance and State Containment
by Juliana Spahr
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780674986961
ISBN-13: 978-0674986961
Publisher: Harvard University Press
October 23, 2018
256 pages

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Literary Resistance magazine

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Dennis Whitehead: SHELL SHOCK. Twin Sisters Struck Down by the Horrors of World War I


The true story of twin sisters, Dorothea and Gladys Cromwell, born into New York’s Gilded Age, living lives of wealth and privilege, as told by Dennis Whitehead.

Amid the fervor of America’s entry into the First World War, the sisters volunteered for service with the American Red Cross in France, a country they knew and loved. To French soldiers seeking refreshment and solace in the Red Cross canteen, the identical twins were known as anges jumeaux, the twin angels.

Witnessing the non-stop horrors in the worst fighting in the war, the sisters were utterly exhaustion, both mentally and physically, when they boarded the SS La Lorraine for the return journey home. They had wished to continue their service to the people of France after the fighting stopped but were convinced to return to New York by their brother.

What happened on that ship, on that frigid January 1919 evening, almost one-hundred years ago, is one of the great untold stories of World War I, and the impact that modern warfare had upon not just the men in the trenches, but upon its women and other non-combatants, as well as civilians, that remained unrecognized until the Vietnam War.

Dennis Whitehead: A native of Cincinnati and a graduate of Ohio University, Dennis Whitehead is a writer, photographer, and media producer in Arlington, Virginia.


Shell Shock: Twin Sisters Born Into New York’s Gilded Age Struck Down by the Horrors of War
by Dennis Whitehead
Kindle Edition
Available for download
Language: English
File Size: 27502 KB
Print Length: 52 pages
Publisher: MMImedia LLC (July 18, 2018)
Publication Date: July 18, 2018
Amazon Digital

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Shell Shock is the story of the twin Cromwell sisters who served with the American Red Cross in World War I France. Witnessing the unrelenting horrors of war, the Cromwell sisters illustrate the unrecognized trauma wrought upon non-combatants in the First World War. Gladys Cromwell (1885-1919) was a very talented poet.

# Digital biography
American writers
Gladys Cromwell magazine

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Jan Cremer: Jayne

In 1964 werd de eerste Ik Jan Cremer opgedragen aan sekssymbool en actrice Jayne Mansfield.

Ze noemde het boek ‘a wild and sexy masterpiece’ en de auteur ‘my Pop Hero’. Omdat Jan Cremer na een oorlog met zijn Amerikaanse uitgever financieel aan de grond zit, gaat hij ermee akkoord de wereldberoemde Jayne Mansfield te vergezellen op een publiciteits-, theater- en nachtclubtournee, maar voor Jan het weet sleurt de dominante Mansfield haar Hollandse verovering mee op een krankzinnige reis door Zuid-Amerika.

Door de ogen van Jan Cremer zien we hoe de onmogelijke diva ‘La Mansfield’ zich wentelt in haar beroemdheid en haar omgeving betovert, terroriseert en tot wanhoop brengt.

Het was allemaal begonnen met de ansichtkaarten die vrienden mij hadden gestuurd en die aan de wand van mijn atelier prijkten. Kleurrijke pin-upfoto’s van een romige vrouw met een lief gezicht, voluptueuze borsten en sensuele lippen. Zij straalde alles uit wat mijn ideale vrouw moest hebben.

Schrijver en beeldend kunstenaar Jan Cremer (1940) stamt van vaderszijde uit een familie van hoefsmeden en beroepsmilitairen uit Pruisen en Hessen, zijn moeders familie is afkomstig uit Hongarije. Korte tijd volgde hij een opleiding aan de Academie voor Beeldende Kunst in Arnhem. Als schilder kreeg hij snel erkenning met zijn ‘peinture barbarisme’, intussen reist hij veel en woont overal.

In 1964 verscheen zijn eerste roman, Ik Jan Cremer. Het boek is een soort autobiografie, een moderne schelmenroman over het woelige leven van Cremer zelf. Al eerder hadden zijn uitspraken de emoties al doen oplopen, maar bij de verschijning van ‘de onverbiddelijke bestseller’ was de rel compleet. In het gereformeerde Nederland van de jaren zestig werd Cremer gezien als een staatsgevaarlijk individu, een slecht voorbeeld voor de jeugd dat dierlijke driften bij zijn publiek losmaakte. Tegelijk werd hij geprezen door beroemde collega’s zoals Willem Frederik Hermans.

In 1966 kwam Ik Jan Cremer Tweede Boek uit, dat eveneens een groot succes was en wereldwijd werd vertaald.
Meer informatie op website

Auteur: Jan Cremer
Titel: Jayne
Taal: Nederlands
Bindwijze: Gebonden
1e druk oktober 2018
160 pagina’s
ISBN13 9789403135908
Uitgever De Bezige Bij
€ 19,99

# new books
Jan Cremer magazine

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David Bowie. The Oral History by Dylan Jones

Dylan Jones’s engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written.

Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds the story of a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path.

Tracing Bowie’s life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, its collective voices describe a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who could absorb influences through intense relationships and yet drop people cold when they were no longer of use; and a social creature equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra.

By turns insightful and deliciously gossipy, David Bowie is as intimate a portrait as may ever be drawn. It sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy, as the speakers bring you into studios and bedrooms they shared with Bowie, and onto stages and film sets, opening corners of his mind and experience that transform our understanding of both artist and art.

Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones’s interviews with him across two decades, David Bowie is an epic, unforgettable cocktail-party conversation about a man whose enigmatic shapeshifting and irrepressible creativity produced one of the most sprawling, fascinating lives of our time.

Dylan Jones is the multi-award winning editor of GQ magazine. He has been an editor at i-D magazine, The Face, Arena, the Observer and the Sunday Times. He writes for the Mail on Sunday, is a Vice President of the Hay Festival and a board member of the Norman Mailer Foundation. He has written ten books and is currently working with U2 on a book celebrating their record-breaking 360° tour.

David Bowie
The Oral History
By Dylan Jones
Category: Arts & Entertainment – Biographies & Memoirs – Music
Sep 11, 2018
576 Pages
Publisher Three Rivers Press
ISBN 9780451497840

# new books
biography david bowie magazine

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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
Uitgeverij De Arbeiderspers
Privé-domein – Paperback
Publicatiedatum: 25-09-2018
ISBN: 9789029525794
NUR: 321
€ 25,99

# new books
cyrille offermans magazine

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Aslı Erdoğan: The Stone Building and Other Places

Vivid stories from one of Turkey’s most admired contemporary female authors, whose political activism has made her the target of state persecution.

Three interconnected stories feature women whose lives have been interrupted by forces beyond their control. Exile, serious illness, or the imprisonment of one’s beloved are each met with versions of strength and daring, while there is no undoing what fate has wrought. These atmospheric, introspective tales culminate in an experimental, multi-voiced novella, whose “stone building” is a metaphor for the various oppressive institutions—prisons, police HQs, hospitals and psychiatric asylums—that dominate the lives of all of these characters. Here is a literary distillation of the alienation, helplessness, and controlled fury of exile and incarceration—both physical and mental—presented in a series of moving, allegorical portraits of lives ensnared by the structures of power.

Aslı Erdoğan (Istanbul, 1967) is a renowned, prize-winning author, journalist, and human rights activist whose fiction has been translated into many languages. She has published novels, collections of short stories and poetic prose, and selections from her political essays. As a journalist, she has covered controversial topics such as state violence, discrimination, and human rights, for which she has been persecuted in a variety of ways.

Erdogan was imprisoned for four months by the Turkish government in a sweeping roundup of dissident voices after the failed coup attempt of July 2016. The subject of both PEN International and PEN America advocacy campaigns, she was released from prison in late December 2016.

This is her second work to be translated into English.

“Aslı Erdoğan is an exceptionally perceptive and sensitive writer who always produces perfect literary texts.”—Orhan Pamuk, author of The Red-Haired Woman

Title The Stone Building and Other Places
Author Aslı Erdoğan
Translated by Sevinç Türkkan
Publisher City Lights Publishers
literature in translation
Title First Published 27 February 2018
Format Paperback
ISBN-10 0872867501
ISBN-13 9780872867505
Publication Date 27 February 2018
Main content page count 174
List Price $15.95

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Aslı Erdoğan magazine

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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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Frankfurter Buchmesse magazine

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Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up in Victoria & Albert Museum London


Exhibition On now until Sunday, 4 November 2018
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up
Experience a fresh perspective on Kahlo’s compelling life story through her most intimate personal belongings

This exhibition presents an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico.

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up offers a fresh perspective on the life story of this extraordinary artist, whose charisma and powerful sense of style continue to captivate. Never before seen, specially commissioned photography, shot at the Casa Azul in Mexico City show her distinctive Mexican outfits along with her self-portraits, an unprecedented pairing that is enriched by iconic images of the artist.

Book: Frida Kahlo – Making Her Self Up – offers a fresh perspective on the life story of this extraordinary artist, whose charisma and powerful sense of style continue to captivate. Never before seen, specially commissioned photography, shot at the Casa Azul in Mexico City show her distinctive Mexican outfits along with her self-portraits, an unprecedented pairing that is enriched by iconic images of the artist.

♦Includes six inset booklets, containing photographs of Kahlo’s most intimate possessions
♦16 page section showcasing Kahlo’s wardrobe, specially conserved and mounted
♦Spectacular details of embellishments and textiles

About the authors C. Wilcox and C. Henestrosa
Claire Wilcox is Senior Curator of Fashion at the V&A and Professor in Fashion Curation at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. She curated the exhibitions Vivienne Westwood (V&A, 2004), The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–1957 (V&A, 2007) and Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (2015), and edited the accompanying catalogues. Circe Henestrosa is an independent curator and Head of the School of Fashion at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She curated the exhibition Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo (Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City, 2012).

Format: Hardcover
ISBN 9781851779604
Dimensions 270 x 216 mm
Author: C.Wilcox and C.Henestrosa
Product code 153329

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

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Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up
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The Great Nadar. The Man Behind the Camera by Adam Begley

A dazzling, stylish biography of a fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer.

A recent French biography begins, Who doesn’t know Nadar? In France, that’s a rhetorical question. Of all of the legendary figures who thrived in mid-19th-century Paris—a cohort that includes Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas—Nadar was perhaps the most innovative, the most restless, the most modern.

The first great portrait photographer, a pioneering balloonist, the first person to take an aerial photograph, and the prime mover behind the first airmail service, Nadar was one of the original celebrity artist-entrepreneurs. A kind of 19th-century Andy Warhol, he knew everyone worth knowing and photographed them all, conferring on posterity psychologically compelling portraits of Manet, Sarah Bernhardt, Delacroix, Daumier and countless others—a priceless panorama of Parisian celebrity.

Born Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, he adopted the pseudonym Nadar as a young bohemian, when he was a budding writer and cartoonist. Later he affixed the name Nadar to the façade of his opulent photographic studio in giant script, the illuminated letters ten feet tall, the whole sign fifty feet long, a garish red beacon on the boulevard. Nadar became known to all of Europe and even across the Atlantic when he launched “The Giant,” a gas balloon the size of a twelve-story building, the largest of its time. With his daring exploits aboard his humongous balloon (including a catastrophic crash that made headlines around the world), he gave his friend Jules Verne the model for one of his most dynamic heroes.

The Great Nadar is a brilliant, lavishly illustrated biography of a larger-than-life figure, a visionary whose outsized talent and canny self-promotion put him way ahead of his time.

Adam Begley is the author of Updike. He was the books editor of The New York Observer for twelve years. He has been a Guggenheim fellow and a fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The London Review of Books, and The Times Literary Supplement. He lives with his wife in Cambridgeshire.

“Irresistible. . . . A richly entertaining and thoughtful biography. . . . Begley seems wonderfully at home in the Second Empire, and shifts effortlessly between historical backgrounds, technical explanation, and close-up scenes, brilliantly recreating Nadar at work.” —Richard Holmes, The New York Review of Books

The Great Nadar
The Man Behind the Camera
By Adam Begley
Arts & Entertainment
Biographies & Memoirs
Jul 10, 2018
256 Pages
Published by Tim Duggan Books
ISBN 9781101902622

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Dagboek A.J.H. Dautzenberg: Ik bestaat uit twee letters

In de vroege ochtend van 13 december 1967 wordt A.H.J. Dautzenberg geboren, drie minuten na zijn broer.


Pas enkele uren voor de bevalling hoort zijn moeder dat ze zwanger is van een tweeling, en in allerijl wordt een tweede naam bedacht.

Een halve eeuw later gaat Dautzenberg op zoek naar zijn gelukkige jeugd.

Hij trekt tijdelijk in bij zijn tweelingbroer die sinds enkele jaren in het ouderlijk huis woont en met wie hij een gecompliceerde relatie onderhoudt.

Uiterst consciëntieus houdt Dautzenberg een dagboek bij. Hij spaart zichzelf (en zijn omgeving) niet en bevraagt het idioom van de autobiografie. (uitgever)

A.H.J. Dautzenberg (Heerlen, 1967) debuteerde in 2010 met de verhalenbundel Vogels met zwarte poten kun je niet vreten. Sindsdien is hij niet meer weg te denken uit de Nederlandse letteren. Dautzenberg schrijft romans, verhalen, essays, gedichten en toneel. Zijn werk werd genomineerd voor verschillende literaire prijzen, waaronder de AKO Literatuurprijs en de J.M.A. Biesheuvelprijs. Hij werd door NRC Handelsblad uitgeroepen tot een van de belangrijke nieuwkomers van de afgelopen jaren. Zijn nieuwste roman Wie zoet is, verscheen 22 september. Op 26 november verschijnt de bloemlezing Vuur! over engagement in de literatuur, een verzameling hemelbestormende schrijvers en bezielde boeken. J.M.A. Biesheuvelprijs, 2015, shortlist (voor En dan komen de foto’s) Mercur 2014, beste nieuwe tijdschrift, shortlist (voor de Quiet 500) Nieuwsmaker van het jaar 2013, Brabants Dagblad (voor de Quiet 500) Beste 25 romans van de afgelopen 5 jaar, 2013, NRC Handelsblad (voor Samaritaan) Beste boek van 2013, Nacht van de NRC (voor Extra tijd) A.L. Snijdersprijs, 2012, longlist (voor Lotusbloemen) AKO Literatuurprijs 2011, longlist (voor Samaritaan) Cutting Edge Beste Roman van 2011, shortlist (voor Samaritaan) Selexyz Debuutprijs 2011, shortlist (voor Vogels met zwarte poten kun je niet vreten)

A.J.H. Dautzenberg:
Ik bestaat uit twee letters
Serie: Privé-domein
Uitgever: De Arbeiderspers
publicatiedatum: 23-05-2018
640 pagina’s
afm.: 115 x 195 x 44 mm
ISBN 9789029524117
NUR: 321
prijs: € 27,99

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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:

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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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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