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· Saint 1001 Paperback by Daphne Gottlieb · Brigitte Giraud: Vivre vite · Red, novel by Felicity McLean · A Woman’s Game by Suzanne Wrack · Diana Anphimiadi: Why I No Longer Write Poems · ‘Het nooit geschreven verhaal’ een nieuwe roman van Ton van Reen · BOEKENWEEK 2022 van 9 t/m 18 april · Gregor Schneider by Raimund Stecker (Ed.) · Joris-Karl Huysmans. Een Parijse Hollander door Marc Smeets · The Guide to James Joyce’s Ulysses by Patrick Hastings · The Precipice: Neoliberalism, the Pandemic and the Urgent Need for Radical Change by Noam Chomsky and C. J. Polychroniou · Selected Poems by Ai Qing

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Saint 1001 Paperback by Daphne Gottlieb

For more than 30 years, S corresponds with her first love, J.

There is one story she does not tell: one about three men and an alley. She learns a new story: one in which she is unable to leave the two blocks surrounding her house, and unable to tell J exactly what happened to her. Isolated by trauma and depression, S finds a way back into her skin through the strangers she meets online for sex.

The retellings of her adventures titillate J, who urges her on to more encounters. As in the 1001 Nights, this is a story made of stories: S’s own stories are interrupted and overwritten by similar, culturally reified stories. S’s life becomes scenes from everything from The Graduate and The Story of O to the words of Charles Manson and the Bible.

What emerges in words, invocations and collage is a grasping at presence and absence in the age of the internet: to be read in real time is life, and the blank screen is death.

San Francisco-based Performance Poet Daphne Gottlieb stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue. She is the author and editor of 10 books, most recently the short stories “Pretty Much Dead. She is also the author of five books of poetry, two anthologies, and a graphic novel with artist Diane DiMassa. She is also the co-editor (with Lisa Kester) of Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in her Own Words, letters from the “First Female Serial Killer” from Death Row to her childhood best friend.

She is the winner of the Acker Award, the Audre Lorde Award in Poetry, the Firecracker Alternative Book Award, and a five-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.

Gottlieb teaches graduate-level creative writing, and has also performed and taught creative writing workshops at all levels around the country. She received her MFA from Mills College.

Saint 1001
by Daphne Gottlieb
Publisher: ‎ MadHat Press
Language: ‎ English
Paperback: ‎ 264 pages
ISBN-10: ‎1952335256
ISBN-13: ‎978-1952335259

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Brigitte Giraud: Vivre vite

« J’ai été aimantée par cette double mission impossible. Acheter la maison et retrouver les armes cachées. C’était inespéré et je n’ai pas flairé l’engrenage qui allait faire basculer notre existence. Parce que la maison est au coeur de ce qui a provoqué l’accident. »

En un récit tendu qui agit comme un véritable compte à rebours, Brigitte Giraud tente de comprendre ce qui a conduit à l’accident de moto qui a coûté la vie à son mari le 22 juin 1999. Vingt ans après, elle fait pour ainsi dire le tour du propriétaire et sonde une dernière fois les questions restées sans réponse.

Hasard, destin, coïncidences? Elle revient sur ces journées qui s’étaient emballées en une suite de dérèglements imprévisibles jusqu’à produire l’inéluctable. À ce point électrisé par la perspective du déménagement, à ce point pressé de commencer les travaux de rénovation, le couple en avait oublié que vivre était dangereux.

Brigitte Giraud mène l’enquête et met en scène la vie de Claude, et la leur, miraculeusement ranimées.

Brigitte Giraud est l’autrice de dix romans parmi lesquels À présent (Stock mention spéciale du prix Wepler 2001), L’amour est très surestimé (Stock bourse Goncourt de la nouvelle 2007), Une année étrangère (Stock prix Jean-Giono 2009), Un loup pour l’homme et Jour de courage (Flammarion 2017 et 2019).

Vivre vite
par Brigitte Giraud
Paru le 24/08/2022
Genre : Littérature française
208 pages
138 x 208 mm
EAN : 9782080207340
ISBN : 9782080207340
€ 20,00


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Maison de la Poésie Paris
28 septembre 2022
Rencontre animée par Sylvie Tanette

« Si je n’avais pas voulu vendre l’appartement. » « Si je ne m’étais pas entêtée à visiter cette maison. » « Si mon frère n’y avait pas garé sa moto pendant sa semaine de vacances. » « S’il avait plu. » Voici quelques-unes des questions qui hantent ce récit remuant. Vingt ans après, Brigitte Giraud tente de comprendre ce qui a conduit à l’accident de moto qui a coûté la vie à son mari. Hasard, destin, coïncidences ? En tout cas, une suite de dérèglements imprévisibles qui se solde par une tragédie : « Nous avions oublié que vivre était dangereux. » Un livre marquant.

À lire – Brigitte Giraud, Vivre vite, Flammarion, 2022.
Maison de la Poésie
Passage Moliėre
157, rue Saint-Martin – 75003 Paris
M ° Rambuteau – RER Les Halles

Mercredi 28 septembre 2022 – 21H00
tarif : 6 €

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Red, novel by Felicity McLean

From award-winning writer and journalist Felicity McLean comes Red, a spirited and striking contemporary retelling of the Ned Kelly story

It’s the early 1990s and Ruby ‘Red’ McCoy dreams about one day leaving her weatherboard house on the Central Coast of New South Wales, where her best friend, Stevie, is loose with the truth, and her dad, Sid, is always on the wrong side of the law.

But wild, whip-smart Red can’t stay out of trouble to save her life, and Sid’s latest hustle is more harebrained than usual.

Meanwhile, Sergeant Trevor Healy seems to have a vendetta against every generation of the McCoys.

Told in Ruby’s vivid, inimitable voice, Red is part True Grit, part Blue Murder. It’s a story of police persecution. Of dodgy deals and even dodgier cars.

And of a family history that refuses to stay in the past. A sharp, provocative and savagely funny novel.

Felicity McLean’s debut novel, The Van Apfel Girls are Gone, has been published in more than half a dozen countries. It was a Barnes & Noble ‘Discover Great New Writers’ pick in the US, and was shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards, and longlisted for the UK’s Dagger Awards, and the Davitt. Her book, Body Lengths, co-written with Olympian Leisel Jones, was Apple Books ‘Best Biography of 2015’ and won the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards ‘Reader’s Choice’ for Small Publisher Adult Book of the Year.

# new book
by Felicity McLean
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 18th May 2022
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781460755099
ISBN-10: 146075509X

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A Woman’s Game by Suzanne Wrack

A Woman’s Game explores the history of women’s football from the Victorian era – with players in high-heeled boots – to the present day. It is the story of a rise, fall, and rise again: from the game’s first appearance in England in the late nineteenth century; through the incredible teams which at their height in 1920 drew 53,000 spectators to Goodison Park; to its 50-year ban in the UK and the aftershocks when that ban was lifted.

Now, as the women’s game is once again on an unstoppable upward trend, with internationally renowned players and a record 11.7m viewers for England’s semi-final match against the USA in the 2019 World Cup, Suzanne Wrack considers what the next chapter of this incredible story might be. From its relationship to the worldwide fight against oppression, to its ability to inspire change in the wider world, this is both a history of football as played by women, and a manifesto for a better game.

Suzanne Wrack is the women’s football correspondent for the Guardian and Observer. Her work has also been published in FourFourTwo, and she is a regular contributor to the Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast. In 2020, her investigation on abuse at the Afghanistan Football Federation won an AIPS Sport Media Award. A Woman’s Game is her first book.

A Woman’s Game
by Suzanne Wrack
The astonishing history of the rise, fall, and rise again of women’s football, from the late 19th century to the present day.
Format Paperback
Faber Publisher
ISBN 9781783352159
Date Published 16.06.2022

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Diana Anphimiadi: Why I No Longer Write Poems

Diana Anphimiadi is a poet, publicist, linguist and teacher. She has published four collections of poetry in Georgian: Shokoladi (Chocolate, 2008), Konspecturi Mitologia (Resumé of Mythology, 2009), Alhlokhedvis Traektoria (Trajectory of the Short-Sighted, 2012) and Chrdilis Amoch’ra (Cutting the Shadow, 2015).

Her poetry has received prestigious awards, including first prize in the 2008 Tsero (Crane Award) and the Saba Prize for the best first collection in 2009. Her chapbook, Beginning to Speak, was published in 2018 by the Poetry Translation Centre, and Why I No Longer Write Poems, the first full-length Georgian-English selection of her poetry, is published by Bloodaxe Books with the Poetry Translation Centre in 2022, both titles translated by Natalia Bukia-Peters and Jean Sprackland.
Diana Anphimiadi lives in Tblisi with her son.

The poems in this selection have been collaboratively translated into English by the leading Georgian translator Natalia Bukia-Peters and award-winning British poet Jean Sprackland. A chapbook selection of their translations of Anphimiadi’s work, Beginning to Speak, was published in 2018 and praised by Adham Smart in Modern Poetry in Translation for capturing the ‘electricity of Anphimiadi’s language’ which ‘crackles from one poem to the next in Bukia-Peters and Sprackland’s fine translation’.

#new poetry
Diana Anphimiadi
Why I No Longer Write Poems
Translated by Jean Sprackland & Natalia Bukia-Peters
Publication Date : 24 Feb 2022
Winner English PEN Award
Pages: 160
Size: 216 x 138mm
Bloodaxe Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781780375472

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‘Het nooit geschreven verhaal’ een nieuwe roman van Ton van Reen

Ton van Reen schreef onder meer romans, kinder- en jeugdboeken en journalistiek werk.

Bekend zijn de romans Het winterjaar, Roomse meisjes en Concert voor de Führer. Gestolen jeugd is het ware verhaal van jongens en mannen die aan het eind van de Tweede Wereldoorlog als dwangarbeiders naar Duitsland werden gevoerd. De lichtverkoper werpt licht op een donker tijdperk in de geschiedenis van de kinderarbeid in de negentiende eeuw. De verdwenen stad is de werdegang van een advocaat. Dochters is het levensverhaal van een journalist in Afrika. Katapult is een verhaal over gewone mensen in roerig Amsterdam in de vorige eeuw. De bende van de bokkenrijders werd verfilmd tot een veelbekroonde tv-serie. In Frankrijk spelen zijn boeken Vlucht uit Montaillou, Bevroren dromen, Landverbeuren en In het spoor van de camisards.

Ton van Reen over het ontstaan van zijn nieuwe roman:

“Zestig jaar geleden werkte ik als leerling-verpleger in Psychiatrisch Ziekenhuis Ursula in Wassenaar. Drie avonden in de week bezocht ik de avond-HBS in Den Haag. Bij thuiskomst kwam ik vaak, op eigen verzoek, in de nachtdienst terecht.

Vaak had ik lange gesprekken met patiënten die slecht sliepen. Er was een man die mij het verhaal vertelde over een misdaad die hij niet had begaan maar waarvoor hij de schuld op zich had genomen. Uit liefde. Daarna belandde hij lange jaren in de gevangenis.

Zijn verhaal bleef mijn leven lang in mijn hoofd hangen. Ik wilde het ooit opschrijven. Het kwam er nooit van.

Het drama had zich afgespeeld in een kloosterdorp, in Brabant of Limburg, zoals Velp bij Grave, of Steijl bij Tegelen. Tot ik opeens besefte dat er ook zo’n dorp met een psychiatrische inrichting bij mij in de buurt lag. Koningslust, een kerkdorp van de gemeente Helden waar zich een deel van mijn jeugd had afgespeeld. Een dorp dat mede ontstaan was door het klooster dat er in 1849 was gesticht door de Broeders van Sint Joseph.

Alles viel op zijn plek. Ik had een handvat om het verhaal waarvan ik alleen de kern kende, op te schrijven. Het verhaal had ik zestig jaar geleden gehoord en het speelde zestig jaar eerder, rond 1900. Ik besloot het in deze tijd te plaatsen. Het is immers een verhaal van alle tijden. De kern, over de man die zich opoffert uit liefde, blijft.”

Ton van Reen
Het nooit geschreven verhaal
Vormgeving omslag Carmen Arends
Gebrocheerd in omslag
240 blz.
Uitgeverij In de Knipscheer
ISBN 978-94-93214-68-2
Eerste uitgave maart 2022
€ 19,50

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Gregor Schneider by Raimund Stecker (Ed.)

Since 1985, Gregor Schneider has occupied an abandoned house next to one of the largest chasms in the world—the lignite-rich surface mine near Rheydt-Mönchengladbach known as the Garzweiler—which is also next to where his parents ran their business.

In the building, which he named Haus u r, he proceeded to build rooms within rooms.

These eerie spaces are constructed from materials salvaged from the houses that were to be crushed by juggernaut-sized bucket-wheel excavators to expand the mine.

With this publication, art historian Raimund Stecker reconnects with his first visit to Haus u r. Schneider and Stecker have known each other since the artist’s student years at the Münster Academy of Art in the late 1980s.

In 1992, Stecker curated one of Schneider’s first exhibitions, and has closely followed his career ever since.

This book is published on the occasion of Konschthal Esch’s inaugural exhibition, curated by Christian Mosar.

# new books
Gregor Schneider
by Raimund Stecker (Ed.)
January 2022,
13.4×20.3 cm
112 pages
18 b/w ill.
ISBN 978-3-95679-635-7
Sternberg Press
Design: Cropmark
Copublisher: Konschthal Esch

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Joris-Karl Huysmans. Een Parijse Hollander door Marc Smeets

Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) wordt door velen tot de fine fleur van de Franse letteren gerekend. Zelf omschreef hij zich vaak als een ‘Parijse Hollander’.

Met het hoofd in Frankrijk, met het hart in Nederland en met de pen in een spagaat werkte deze auteur aan een uitzonderlijk oeuvre, doorspekt met verwijzingen naar – en reflecties op – de Nederlandse cultuur, volksaard, schilderkunst en religie.

Dit boek brengt deze Hollandse kant van Huysmans in kaart. Aan de hand van zijn biografie (Huysmans en Nederland), zijn kritische onthaal in de literaire journalistiek (Huysmans in Nederland) en zijn thematiek (Nederland in Huysmans), wordt een rijk en verrassend beeld gevormd van deze sleutelfiguur uit het Franse fin-de-siècle.

Huysmans omschreef zichzelf graag als een ‘Parijse Hollander’. Met zijn ene been in het artistieke leven van de Franse hoofdstad en met zijn andere in de Brabantse klei, werkte deze auteur aan een uitzonderlijk oeuvre doorspekt met verwijzingen naar – en reflecties op – de Nederlandse cultuur, volksaard, schilderkunst en religie. Dit boek brengt deze Hollandse kant van Huysmans in kaart. Aan de hand van zijn biografie, zijn kritische onthaal in de literaire journalistiek en zijn thematiek, wordt een rijk en verrassend beeld gevormd van deze sleutelfiguur uit het fin-de-siècle. Charles-Georges Huijsmans. Joris-Karl Huysmans. Met het hoofd in Frankrijk, met het hart in Nederland, met de pen in een spagaat.

# new books
Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907)
Een Parijse Hollander
Auteur: Marc Smeets
Taal: Nederlands
ISBN: 9789087049256
NUR codes: 654 , 647
Jaar van uitgave: 2021
Druk 1
Uitgeverij Verloren
Bindwijze: paperback
Aantal bladzijdes: 226
Met illustraties

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The Guide to James Joyce’s Ulysses by Patrick Hastings

From the creator of, this essential guide to James Joyce’s masterpiece weaves together plot summaries, interpretive analyses, scholarly perspectives, and historical and biographical context to create an easy-to-read, entertaining, and thorough review of Ulysses.

In The Guide to James Joyce’s Ulysses, Patrick Hastings provides comprehensive support to readers of Joyce’s magnum opus by illuminating crucial details and reveling in the mischievous genius of this unparalleled novel.

Written in a voice that offers encouragement and good humor, this guidebook maintains a closeness to the original text and supports the first-time reader of Ulysses with the information needed to successfully finish and appreciate the novel.

Patrick Hastings is the English Department Chair at Gilman School in Baltimore, Maryland, where he teaches sophomores and seniors and coaches the JV soccer team. He began creating in the summer of 2016, and that project evolved into The Guide to James Joyce’s Ulysses. His interest in Joyce began during the summer of 2003, when he lived and worked at Shakespeare & Company Bookstore in Paris. He has been published in James Joyce Quarterly and has presented at conferences on topics ranging from classroom use of digital humanities to hip hop and postmodernism. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.

# new books
The Guide to James Joyce’s Ulysses
by Patrick Hastings
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 1 Feb 2022
328 pages
Language ‏ : ‎ English
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 142144349X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1421443492
Reading age: ‎18 years and up
€ 26.00

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The Precipice: Neoliberalism, the Pandemic and the Urgent Need for Radical Change by Noam Chomsky and C. J. Polychroniou

In this powerful collection of interviews, Noam Chomsky exposes the problems of our world today, as we stand in this period of monumental change, preparing for a more hopeful tomorrow.

‘For the left, elections are a brief interlude in a life of real politics, a moment to ask whether it’s worth taking time off to vote . . . Then back to work. The work will be to move forward to construct the better world that is within reach.’

He sheds light into the phenomenon of right-wing populism, and exposes the catastrophic nature and impact of authoritarian policies on people, the environment and the planet as a whole. He captures the dynamics of the brutal class warfare launched by the masters of capital to maintain and even enhance the features of a dog-eat-dog society. And he celebrates the recent unprecedented mobilizations of millions of people internationally against neoliberal capitalism, racism and police violence.

We stand at a precipice and we must fight to pull the world back from it.

Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. A member of the American Academy of Science, he has published widely in both linguistics and current affairs. His books include At War with Asia, Towards a New Cold War, Fateful Triangle: The U. S., Israel and the Palestinians, Necessary Illusions, Hegemony or Survival, Deterring Democracy, Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy and Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media.

C. J. Polychroniou is a regular contributor to Truthout as well as a member of Truthout’s Public Intellectual Project. He has published several books and his articles have appeared in a variety of journals, magazines, newspapers, and popular news websites.

# new books
The Precipice: Neoliberalism, the Pandemic
and the Urgent Need for Radical Change
by Noam Chomsky
and C. J. Polychroniou
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Books Ltd
June 24, 2021
Language ‏ : ‎ English
ISBN-10: ‎ 0241993938
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0241993934
368 pages
€ 7,99

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Selected Poems by Ai Qing

A timeless, visionary collection of poems from one of China’s most acclaimed poets-now available in English for the first time in a generation and featuring a foreword by his son, contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei

One of the most influential poets in Chinese history, Ai Qing is mostly unknown to Western readers, but his work has shaped the nature of poetry in China for decades. Born between the fall of imperial Manchurian rule and the establishment of the Communist People’s Republic, Ai Qing was at one time an intimate of Mao Zedong.

He would eventually fall out with the leader and be sentenced to hard labor during the Cultural Revolution, when he was exiled to the remote part of the country known as “Little Siberia” with his family, including his son, Ai Weiwei.

In his work, Ai Qing tells the story of a China convulsing in change, leaving behind a legacy of feudalism and imperialism but uncertain what the future will hold. Breaking with traditional forms of Chinese poetry, Ai Qing innovatively adapted free verse, writing with a simple sincerity in clear lines that could be understood by everyday readers.

Selected Poems of Ai Qing is an extraordinary collection that traces the powerful inner life of this influential poet who crafted poems of protest, who longed for a newer, happier age, and who wrote with a profound lyricism that reaches deep into the heart of the reader.

Selected Poems by Ai Qing (Author),
Ai Weiwei (Introduction), Robert Dorsett (Translator)

Ai Qing is regarded as one of the finest modern Chinese poets, whose free verse was influential in the development of new poetry in China.

Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most important living artists. Born in 1957, he lives in Cambridge, UK.

Allan H. Barr is the author of a study in Chinese of a literary inquisition in the early Qing dynasty, Jiangnan yijie: Qing ren bixia de Zhuangshi shi’an, and the translator of several books by contemporary Chinese authors, including Yu Hua’s China in Ten Words and Han Han’s This Generation. He teaches Chinese at Pomona College in California.

# new poetry
Selected Poems by Ai Qing (Author),
Ai Weiwei (Introduction),
Robert Dorsett (Translator)
Publisher: ‎ Vintage Classics
2 Nov. 2021
Language: ‎ English
128 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 1784877662
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1784877668

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