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Leonard Cohen: The Flame

The final collection of poetry from Leonard Cohen’s body of work, introduced by son Adam Cohen. Plumbs the depths of humanity’s darkest questions with a sense of yearning. Illustrations and notes throughout

The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen’s last poems, selected and ordered by the author in the final months of his life. Featuring lyrics, prose pieces and illustrations, the book also contains an extensive selection from Cohen’s notebooks, which he kept in poetic form throughout his life, and offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist and thinker.

An enormously powerful final chapter in Cohen’s storied literary career, The Flame showcases the full range of Leonard Cohen’s lyricism, from the exquisitely transcendent to the darkly funny. By turns devastatingly sad and winningly strange, these are the works of a poet and lyricist who has plumbed the depths of our darkest questions and come up wanting, yearning for more.

Leonard Cohen began his artistic career in 1956 with the publication of his first book of poetry, Let Us Compare Mythologies. He went on to publish 12 more books, including two celebrated novels and gained worldwide recognition as an iconic singer-songwriter.

He released 14 studio albums, including three in the last years of his life when he also became one of the most acclaimed arena performing artists in the world.

Among his numerous honours, he is the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 2010, the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature 2011, the inaugural New England PEN Award for Excellence in Lyrics 2012, the 2016 Juno Awards for Song of the Year and Album of the Year, and he has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the US Songwriters Hall of Fame. He died in November 2016.

The Flame
by Leonard Cohen (Author),
Adam Cohen (Introduction)
Language: English
Available as Hardback,
eBook, Downloadable audio
288 pages
Publisher: Canongate Books
Main edition 2 Oct. 2018
ISBN-10: 9781786893130

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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 www.jancremer.com

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

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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
paperback
afm.: 115 x 195 x 44 mm
Illustraties
ISBN 9789029524117
NUR: 321
prijs: € 27,99

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Anagnorisis. Poems by Kyle Dargan

In Anagnorisis: Poems, the award-winning poet Kyle Dargan ignites a reckoning.

From the depths of his rapidly changing home of Washington, D.C., the poet is both enthralled and provoked, having witnessed-on a digital loop running in the background of Barack Obama‘s unlikely presidency—the rampant state-sanctioned murder of fellow African Americans.

He is pushed toward the same recognition articulated by James Baldwin decades earlier: that an African American may never be considered an equal in citizenship or humanity.

This recognition—the moment at which a tragic hero realizes the true nature of his own character, condition, or relationship with an antagonistic entity—is what Aristotle called anagnorisis.

Not concerned with placatory gratitude nor with coddling the sensibilities of the country’s racial majority, Dargan challenges America: “You, friends- / you peckish for a peek / at my cloistered, incandescent / revelry-were you as earnest / about my frostbite, my burns, / I would have opened / these hands, sated you all.”

At a time when U.S. politics are heavily invested in the purported vulnerability of working-class and rural white Americans, these poems allow readers to examine themselves and the nation through the eyes of those who have been burned for centuries.

KYLE DARGAN is the author of four collections of poetry—Honest Engine (2015), Logorrhea Dementia (2010), Bouquet of Hungers (2007), and The Listening (2004). For his work, he has received the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. His books also have been finalists for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize. Dargan has partnered with the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities to produce poetry programming at the White House and Library of Congress. He has worked with and supports a number of youth writing organizations, such as 826DC, Writopia Lab, and the Young Writers Workshop. He is currently an associate professor of literature and director of creative writing at American University, as well as the founder and editor of POST NO ILLS magazine.

Anagnorisis.
Poems
by Kyle Dargan (Author)
Publication Date
September 2018
Categories
Poetry
African-American Studies
Social Science/Cultural Studies
Trade Paper – $18.00
ISBN 978-0-8101-3784-4
 96 pages
Size 6 x 9
Northwestern University Press

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François Cheng: Enfin le royaume. Quatrains

Forme brève, mais moins abrupte que le haïku, le quatrain ne s’en tient pas au lapidaire, il sait donner du rythme à la pensée, à l’émotion, à la surprise, il sait initier un questionnement, amorcer une méditation, esquisser un chant.

À la suite des poètes chinois des origines, mais aussi d’Omar Khayyâm et d’Emily Dickinson, François Cheng atteste ici du pouvoir singulier de ce mode d’expression resserré, pourtant si peu enclos, si ouvert aux résonances, aux errances fertiles, voire à une manière salutaire d’envoûtement simple.

François Cheng (1929) de l’Académie française (2002) – Grand prix de la Francophonie de l’Académie française (2001)

François Cheng
Enfin le royaume. Quatrains
Collection Blanche, Gallimard
Parution : 08-02-2018
160 pages
140 x 205 mm
Genre : Poésie: Littérature française
Époque : XXe-XXIe siècle
ISBN : 9782072767449
Gencode : 9782072767449
Code distributeur : G01421
Prix: €15,00

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R. Crumb’s Dream Diary

For more than 40 years, legendary American artist Robert Crumb has documented his nightly dreams in a meticulously kept private journal.

This material has stood as a guarded secret in a career defined by an impish compulsion to publically self-disclose. All of the artist’s well-documented preoccupations are present and accounted for—rampant egomania, insatiable lust, profound self-disgust, the sad beauty of old America, the moral bankruptcy of new America and the fool’s errand quest for spiritual enlightenment—but here they are entirely untamed, springing forth from forces beyond even his control.

Published for the first time, the complete Dream Diaries offer readers a deep, dark look under the hood of one of America’s most aggressively dynamic comedic voices.

Widely considered the greatest cartoonist of the 20th century, Robert Crumb (born 1943) drew comics from a very young age. After a brief career in greeting-card design in Cleveland, in 1965 the young artist discovered LSD, and headed for San Francisco, where he published Zap Comix 1, reinventing the comics medium. In 1994 he was the subject of an acclaimed documentary film by Terry Zwigoff. His adaptation of The Book of Genesis was published in 2009 and the original art for the project was exhibited internationally, most notably at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in 2009, and as part of the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. His most recent books include Bible of Filth, Art & Beauty Magazine and (with Aline Kominsky-Crumb) Drawn Together. Crumb lives and works in Southern France.

R. Crumb’s
Dream Diary
Edited by Ronald Bronstein & Sammy Harkham
Elara Press
Compiles forty years of never-before-published somnambulant mindspray from one of the most unique thinkers in comics.
The first and only book on Crumb’s writings
containing 15 illustrations.
US $25.00
Hardcover
500 pgs
Publication: Sep 25 2018
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1942884338
ISBN-13: 978-1942884330

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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author’s manifesto on the entangling of life, literature, and politics, and how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him.

In these essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckons with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend.

He examines some of the most formative experiences of his life and the nation’s history, including his father’s death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, the jobs that supported his writing—Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting for William F. Buckley—the writing of his first novel, Edinburgh, and the election of Donald Trump.

By turns commanding, heartbreaking, and wry, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel asks questions about how we create ourselves in life and in art, and how to fight when our dearest truths are under attack.

Alexander Chee won a Whiting Award for his first novel, Edinburgh, and is a recipient of the NEA Fellowship in Fiction and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, Ledig House, and Civitella Ranieri. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Slate, and NPR, among others, and he is a Contributing Editor at The New Republic. He lives in New York City.

Alexander Chee
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
Essays
Mariner Books
Published 17 April 2018
Format Paperback
Pages 288
ISBN-10 1328764524
ISBN-13 9781328764522

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Willa Cather: Arcadian Winter

 

Arcadian Winter

Woe is me to tell it thee,
Winter winds in Arcady!
Scattered is thy flock and fled
From the glades where once it fed,
And the snow lies drifted white
In the bower of our delight,
Where the beech threw gracious shade
On the cheek of boy and maid:
And the bitter blasts make roar
Through the fleshless sycamore.

White enchantment holds the spring,
Where thou once wert wont to sing,
And the cold hath cut to death
Reeds melodious of thy breath.
He, the rival of thy lyre,
Nightingale with note of fire,
Sings no more; but far away,
From the windy hill-side gray,
Calls the broken note forlorn
Of an aged shepherd’s horn.

Still about the fire they tell
How it long ago befell
That a shepherd maid and lad
Met and trembled and were glad;
When the swift spring waters ran,
And the wind to boy or man
Brought the aching of his sires–
Song and love and all desires.
Ere the starry dogwoods fell
They were lovers, so they tell.

Woe is me to tell it thee,
Winter winds in Arcady!
Broken pipes and vows forgot,
Scattered flocks returning not,
Frozen brook and drifted hill,
Ashen sun and song-birds still;
Songs of summer and desire
Crooned about the winter fire;
Shepherd lads with silver hair,
Shepherd maids no longer fair.

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(1873-1947)
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Orphic Paris by Henri Cole

Henri Cole’s Orphic Paris combines autobiography, diary, essay, and poetry with photographs to create a new form of elegiac memoir. With Paris as a backdrop, Cole, an award-winning American poet, explores with fresh and penetrating insight the nature of friendship and family, poetry and solitude, the self and freedom.

Cole writes of Paris, “For a time, I lived here, where the call of life is so strong. My soul was colored by it. Instead of worshiping a creator or man, I cared fully for myself, and felt no guilt and confessed nothing, and in this place I wrote, I was nourished, and I grew.”

Written under the tutelary spirit of Orpheus—mystic, oracular, entrancing—Orphic Paris is an intimate Paris journal and a literary commonplace book that is a touching, original, brilliant account of the city and of the artists, writers, and luminaries, including Cole himself, who have been moved by it to create.

Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, to a French mother and an American father. He has published nine collections of poetry, including Middle Earth, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has received many awards for his work, including the Jackson Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, the Lenore Marshall Award, and the Medal in Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent collection of poetry is Nothing to Declare. He teaches at Claremont McKenna College and lives in Boston.

Orphic Paris
by Henri Cole
$15.95
Series: New York Review Books
ISBN: 9781681372181
Pages: 176
Publication: April 3, 2018

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In Memoriam schrijfster Renate Dorrestein (1954-2018)

Renate Maria Dorrestein (Amsterdam, 25 januari 1954 – Aerdenhout, 4 mei 2018) was een Nederlandse schrijfster, journaliste en feministe.  Dorrestein, afgelopen vrijdag (4 mei) op 64-jarige leeftijd overleden aan slokdarmkanker, was iemand met zeer uitgesproken meningen.

Tussen 1983 en nu, een periode van vijfendertig jaar, publiceerde Dorrestein vierendertig titels: een gemiddelde van bijna een boek per jaar.

Renate Dorrestein werd in 1954 geboren in Amsterdam. Haar vader was advocaat, haar moeder (tot ze trouwde) lerares. Na het gymnasium schreef ze voor bladen als Libelle, Panorama, Opzij en De Tijd.
Dorrestein debuteerde in 1983 met de roman Buitenstaanders. Tien jaar later ontving ze de Annie Romein Prijs (tegenwoordig de Opzij Literatuurprijs) voor haar hele oeuvre. Ze werd ook genomineerd voor de Libris Literatuur Prijs 1995 (met Een sterke man), de AKO Literatuurprijs 2003 (met Zonder genade) en driemaal voor de NS Publieksprijs. In totaal verkocht ze 2 miljoen boeken.

Haar laatste boek: Dagelijks werk, is een afwisselende en geanimeerde bundeling van essays, lezingen en brieven waarin ze verslag doet van haar bezoeken aan het ziekenhuis. (Renate Dorrestein: Dagelijks werk. Een schrijversleven. Podium, 300 blz. € 19,99)

Renate Dorrestein zal op Hemelvaartsdag, 10 mei, in besloten kring worden begraven. Condoleanceregisters, voorzien van haar portret, boeken en een gedicht van haar 12-jarige buurmeisje, zijn aanwezig in de volgende boekhandels: Blokker (Heemstede), Broekhuis (Hengelo, Enschede, Almelo en Oldenzaal), Broese (Utrecht), Dekker v/d Vegt (Nijmegen), Dominicanen (Maastricht), De Drukkerij (Middelburg), Gianotten Mutsaers (Tilburg), Van der Meer (Noordwijk), De Omslag (Delft), Paagman (Den Haag, Frederik Hendriklaan), Van Piere (Eindhoven), Praamstra (Deventer), Scheltema (Amsterdam) en Van der Velde (Leeuwarden en Groningen). De deelnemende bibliotheken zijn OBA Amsterdam (vestiging Oosterdokskade), OB Haarlem en OB Almere.
(Mededeling website Uitgeverij Podium)

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Thomas Carew: Mediocrity in Love Rejected

 

Mediocrity in Love Rejected

Give me more love, or more disdain;
The torrid or the frozen zone
Bring equal ease unto my pain;
The temperate affords me none;
Either extreme, of love or hate,
Is sweeter than a calm estate.

Give me a storm; if it be love,
Like Danae in that golden shower,
I swim in pleasure; if it prove
Disdain, that torrent will devour
My vulture hopes; and he’s possessed
Of heaven that’s but from hell released.
Then crown my joys, or cure my pain;
Give me more love, or more disdain.

Thomas Carew
(1594? – 1640)
Mediocrity in Love Rejected

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Leonard Cohen: The Flame. Poems, Notebooks, Lyrics, Drawings

The final collection of the seminal musician and poet, which he was determined to complete before his death

Just weeks before his death in late 2016, Leonard Cohen told The New Yorker that he was ready for the end to come. He just wanted enough time to put his last book in order. Fortunately, that time was granted. The Flame is Cohen’s eloquent farewell, a valedictory collection of lyrics, poems, notebook sketches, and self-portraits that maps his singular creative journey. As noted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s citation, “For six decades, Leonard Cohen revealed his soul to the world through poetry and song―his deep and timeless humanity touching our very core.”

In addition to new poems about war, desire, regrets, lamb chops, and hummingbirds, and lyrics from his last three albums, including the chart-topping “You Want It Darker,” The Flame includes carefully selected excerpts from Cohen’s voluminous notebooks, which he kept faithfully over the years. Readers will find in these pages the subjects that have always preoccupied Cohen: the dimensions of love, the secret code of existence, and the hope for transcendence in a broken world.

In the words of Cohen’s longtime manager and friend, Robert Kory, The Flame “reveals to all the intensity of his inner fire” to the end.

Leonard Cohen was a hugely influential Canadian poet, songwriter, and cultural icon who died on the eve of the 2016 presidential election. His “Hallelujah” is widely considered the redemptive song of the resistance. Cohen’s many canonical songs (“Suzanne,” “So Long, Marianne,” “Famous Blue Raincoat,” “Dance Me to the End of Love,” and others) have earned him a place in the small pantheon that includes Bob Dylan and Patti Smith. Cohen’s many honors include a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, and election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Leonard Cohen (Author)
The Flame: Poems and Notebooks
Publish. date: October 2, 2018!
Hardcover – $28.00
304 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0374156069
ISBN-13: 978-0374156060

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