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· Kerouac on Record. A Literary Soundtrack · Menno Wigman: Verzamelde gedichten · Laatste boek F. Starik: ‘Dichter van dienst’ over De eenzame uitvaart · Ngugi wa Thiong’o: Minutes of Glory and Other Stories · FRANKFURTER BUCHMESSE: 16 – 20 Oktober 2019 · Scott Walker and the Song of the One-All-Alone by Scott Wilson · Susanna Inglada wint De Scheffer Prijs 2019 · 65ste Kinderboekenweek van 2 t/m 13 oktober 2019 · London Literature Festival with Fatima Bhutto: Bollywood, K-Pop and Beyond · Design van het Derde Rijk in Design Museum Den Bosch · After Mozart (Heroin on 5th Street) poetry by Robert Lundquist · Quichotte (novel) by Salman Rushdie

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Kerouac on Record. A Literary Soundtrack

Kerouac on Record.

A Literary Soundtrack

 

He was the leading light of the Beat Generation writers and the most dynamic author of his time, but Jack Kerouac also had a lifelong passion for music, particularly the mid-century jazz of New York City, the development of which he witnessed first-hand during the 1940s with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk to the fore.

 

The novelist, most famous for his 1957 book On the Road, admired the sounds of bebop and attempted to bring something of their original energy to his own writing, a torrent of semi-autobiographical stories he published between 1950 and his early death in 1969. Yet he was also drawn to American popular music of all kinds – from the blues to Broadway ballads – and when he came to record albums under his own name, he married his unique spoken word style with some of the most talented musicians on the scene.

Kerouac’s musical legacy goes well beyond the studio recordings he made himself: his influence infused generations of music makers who followed in his work – from singer-songwriters to rock bands. Some of the greatest transatlantic names – Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison and David Bowie, Janis Joplin and Tom Waits, Sonic Youth and Death Cab for Cutie, and many more – credited Kerouac’s impact on their output.

In Kerouac on Record, we consider how the writer brought his passion for jazz to his prose and poetry, his own record releases, the ways his legacy has been sustained by numerous more recent talents, those rock tributes that have kept his memory alive and some of the scores that have featured in Hollywood adaptations of the adventures he brought to the printed page.

Simon Warner is a journalist, lecturer and broadcaster who teaches Popular Music Studies at the University of Leeds in the UK. He has, over a number of years, written live reviews and counterculture obituaries for The Guardian and The Independent, and has a particular interest in the relationship between the Beat Generation writers–Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and others–and rock culture. His previous books include Rockspeak: The Language of Rock and Pop (1996) and Howl for Now: A Celebration of Allen Ginsberg’s epic protest poem (2005).

Jim Sampas is a music and film producer. His musical works often focuses on major cultural figures such Jack Kerouac (who is his Uncle), The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, The Smiths, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones. He has persuaded a galaxy of stars to partake of a unique aesthetic marriage, as vintage works are resurrected in contemporary arrangements in projects covered by such major news outlets as People Magazine, NPR, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and many others.

Kerouac on Record
A Literary Soundtrack
Editor(s): Simon Warner, Jim Sampas
Hardback £25.20
Paperback £16.19
Published: 2018
Format: Hardback
Extent: 480 p.
ISBN: 9781501323348
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
£28.00

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Menno Wigman: Verzamelde gedichten

Menno Wigman (1966-2018) was een van de grootste en eigenzinnigste dichters van Nederland.

Zijn stijl werd gekenmerkt door een zwart-romantische toon die, afgewisseld met een weemoedige blik, direct tot de verbeelding sprak. Zijn gedichten waren even toegankelijk als experimenteel, een combinatie van een uitgesproken intensiteit met de beleving van het alledaagse. Wigmans Verzamelde gedichten zijn samengesteld door Neeltje Maria Min en Rob Schouten, zijn goede vrienden en de beste kenners van zijn werk.

Van Menno Wigman (1966-2018) verschenen vijf dichtbundels, een dagboek, een essaybundel en vele vertalingen, bloemlezingen en gelegenheidsuitgaven. Tot de vele prijzen die hij kreeg, behoren de Gedichtendagprijs (2002), de Jan Campert-prijs (2002), de A. Roland Holstprijs (2015) en de Ida Gerhardt Poëzieprijs (2018).

Verzamelde gedichten
Menno Wigman
336 pagina’s
Druk 1
Verschenen 27-09-19
Taal Nederlands
Poëzie
Gebonden
ISBN 9789044641936
Uitgever Prometheus
€ 29,99

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Laatste boek F. Starik: ‘Dichter van dienst’ over De eenzame uitvaart

Laatste boek van F. Starik: ‘Dichter van dienst’ over De eenzame uitvaart. Dichter van dienst is het vaarwel van F. Starik, zijn indrukwekkend en aangrijpend laatste boek over eenzame uitvaarten in Amsterdam die hij zestien jaar lang vormgaf.

‘Ik ben De Eenzame Uitvaart in de loop van tijd als een levensopdracht gaan zien, als een Taak die je tot het einde zult vervullen, niet als een project waarmee je na een tijdje weer ophoudt.

Het recept is eenvoudig en inmiddels bekend: dichters schrijven een gedicht – en dragen dat op de uitvaart voor – voor die mensen, die anders waren overgeschoten, voor wie niemand zou komen, over wie niemand had gesproken, was de dichter er niet geweest om afscheid te nemen, vaarwel te zeggen.’

Het boek: ‘Dichter van dienst’ is het vaarwel van F. Starik (1958-2018), zijn indrukwekkend en aangrijpend laatste boek over eenzame uitvaarten in Amsterdam die hij zestien jaar lang vormgaf.

Met gedichten van o.a. Maria Barnas, Wim Brands, Anneke Brassinga, Eva Gerlach, Erik Jan Harmens, Judith Herzberg, Neeltje Maria Min, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld en Menno Wigman.

F. Starik
Dichter van dienst
over De eenzame uitvaart
Uitgever: Nieuw Amsterdam
Verwacht: November 2019
ISBN 9789046825983
paperback
288 pagina’s
€ 20,99

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Dichter van dienst
over De eenzame uitvaart

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Ngugi wa Thiong’o: Minutes of Glory and Other Stories

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, although renowned for his novels, memoirs, and plays, honed his craft as a short story writer. From “The Fig Tree” (“Mugumo” in this collection), written in 1960, his first year as an undergraduate at Makerere University College in Uganda, to the playful “The Ghost of Michael Jackson,” written as a professor at the University of California, Irvine, these collected stories reveal a master of the short form.

Covering the period of British colonial rule and resistance in Kenya to the bittersweet experience of independence—and including two stories that have never before been published in the United States— Ngũgĩ’s collection features women fighting for their space in a patriarchal society; big men in their Bentleys who have inherited power from the British; and rebels who still embody the fighting spirit of the downtrodden.

One of Ngũgĩ’s most beloved stories, “Minutes of Glory,” tells of Beatrice, a sad but ambitious waitress who fantasizes about being feted and lauded over by the middle-class clientele in the city’s beer halls. Her dream leads her on a witty and heartbreaking adventure.

Published for the first time in America, Minutes of Glory and Other Stories is a major literary event that celebrates the storytelling might of one of Africa’s best-loved writers.

Title: Minutes of Glory and Other Stories
Author: Ngugi wa Thiong’o
Publisher: New Press, The
Format Hardcover
224 pages
ISBN-10 1620974657
ISBN-13 9781620974650
Publication Date 01 March 2019
Hardcover – $24.95

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FRANKFURTER BUCHMESSE: 16 – 20 Oktober 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,500 exhibitors from 109 countries, around 285,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and some 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers in attendance.

It also brings together key players from the fields of technology education, film, games, STM, academic publishing, and business information. Frankfurter Buchmesse organises the participation of publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers & Booksellers Association).

Norway is 2019 the Guest of Honour of Frankfurter Buchmesse – the land of big Literature: from the classics of Henrik Ibsen to the modern best-sellers of Jo Nesbø.

Frankfurter Buchmesse
16 – 20 Oktober 2019
# More information on website: https://www.buchmesse.de/en

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Scott Walker and the Song of the One-All-Alone by Scott Wilson

Scott Walker and the Song of the One-All-Alone offers, in detailed interpretative commentaries of his best songs, a sustained assessment of the work and career of Scott Walker, one of the most significant and perplexing artists of the late 20th and 21st century.

For Brian Eno, Walker was not only a great composer and a superlative lyricist but also a significant contemporary poet. Marc Almond goes further, ‘an absolute musical genius, existential and intellectual and a star right from the days of The Walker Brothers’. As Almond suggests, Walker’s work is marked by a continual engagement with existentialist philosophy informing his approach to art, politics and life. In particular, the device of the solitary figure or ‘one-all-alone’ evoked in his songs provides the basis for his lyrical exploration of the singularity of existence – in all its darkness as well as light.

Through following his own path, Walker arrived at a unique sound according to his own method that produced a genuinely new form of song. Looking closely at these songs, this book also considers the wider political implications of his approach in its rejection of external authorities and common or consensual ideals.

Scott Wilson is Professor of Media and Psychoanalysis at Kingston University, London, UK. He is the author of Stop Making Sense: Music from the Perspective of the Real (Karnac, 2015) and the editor of Melancology: Black Metal Theory and Ecology (Zone Books, 2014).

Scott Walker and the Song of the One-All-Alone
By: Scott Wilson
Published: 03-10-2019
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 232 pg
ISBN: 9781501332555
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Series: EX:CENTRICS
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
RRP: £22.99

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Susanna Inglada wint De Scheffer Prijs 2019

De Scheffer 2019 is gewonnen door kunstenaar Susanna Inglada (Spanje, 1983). De Scheffer is een tweejaarlijkse aanmoedigingsprijs van de Vereniging Dordrechts Museum (VDM) voor jonge beeldend kunstenaars. De prijs bestaat uit de aankoop van een werk en een expositie in het Dordrechts Museum.

Susanna Inglada wist de jury te overtuigen met haar zeggingskracht, vernieuwingsdrang en de sociale en politieke relevantie van haar werk. Haar werk is vanaf 16 november te bewonderen in het Dordrechts Museum.

De Schefferprijs wordt mogelijk gemaakt door het Schefferfonds dat dankzij legaten van de kunstenaar Ary Scheffer (Dordrecht 1795 – Argenteuil 1858) en zijn familie kon worden opgericht. De Vereniging Dordrechts Museum geeft in­vulling aan hun wens om jonge talentvol­le kunstenaars te ondersteunen. De prijs werd eerder toegekend aan Frank Ammerlaan (2013), Joost Krijnen (2015) en in 2017 aan Raquel van Haver.

Susanna Inglada maakt expressieve tekeningen van mensen die in een intense, soms zelfs gewelddadige interactie met elkaar verwikkeld zijn. Geïnspireerd door aspecten van de Spaanse geschiedenis, creëert Inglada theatrale ‘scenes’ waarin bovendien verschillende verwijzingen naar de schilderkunst te vinden zijn.

Inglada volgde een theateropleiding in Barcelona voor ze zich toelegde op de beeldende kunst en studies volgde aan de universiteit van Barcelona, het Frank Mohr Instituut in Groningen en het HISK in Gent.

‘Inglada’s werk getuigt van een onderzoekende geest en is gebaseerd op een dramatische verteltraditie. Haar werk refereert aan een verleden dat nog altijd actueel is en waarin machtsverhoudingen centraal staan’ aldus het juryrapport. De jury bestond deze editie uit Margriet Schavemaker, artistiek directeur Amsterdam Museum, Judith Spijksma conservator moderne en hedendaagse kunst Dordrechts Museum, Ton Kraayeveld, beeldend kunstenaar en Bea de Visser, beeldend kunstenaar.

Solotentoonstelling Susanna Inglada: Onder de titel De Scheffer 2019 is van 16 november tot 8 maart 2020 een solotentoonstelling van Susanna Inglada te zien. Deze expositie toont werk wat niet eerder in Nederland te zien was. Daarnaast is er nieuw werk te bezichtigen waarin de kunstenaar ingaat op de rol van de vrouw in de schilderkunst.
16 november 2019 tot 8 maart 2020
solotentoonstelling van Susanna Inglada
Museum Dordrecht
Museumstraat 40, Dordrecht
https://www.dordrechtsmuseum.nl/

# Foto: Susanna Inglada in haar atelier. Foto: Milan Rinck

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65ste Kinderboekenweek van 2 t/m 13 oktober 2019

           

De 65ste Kinderboekenweek vindt plaats van woensdag 2 t/m zondag 13 oktober 2019. Anna Woltz schrijft het Kinderboekenweekgeschenk. André Kuipers schrijft het Prentenboek van de Kinderboekenweek met illustraties van Natascha Stenvert.
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London Literature Festival with Fatima Bhutto: Bollywood, K-Pop and Beyond

literature & poetry # spoken word & live literature # Fatima Bhutto: Bollywood, K-Pop and Beyond # Part of London Literature Festival # 17 – 27 Oct 2019

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is BHUTTOl9.jpegIndia’s Bollywood films, Turkish dizi soap opera and South Korean pop music: mass culture from the East is taking on Hollywood and finding a truly global audience.

Hear from acclaimed author Fatima Bhutto about the vast cultural movement emerging from beyond the Western world.

Drawing on her book New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi, and K-Pop, Bhutto speaks on the arbiters behind these cultural movements.

She examines how they interweave traditional values into urbanised settings and how they appeal to many millions.

From behind the scenes of Magnificent Century, Turkey’s biggest TV show, watched by upwards of 200 million people across 43 countries, to South Korea to see how ‘Gangnam Style’ became the first YouTube video with one billion views, Bhutto charts the extraordinary rise and reach of these cultural phenomena.

Bhutto was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1982. She grew up in Syria and Pakistan. She is the author of five previous books, including The Shadow of the Crescent Moon which was longlisted in 2014 for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and highly acclaimed novel The Runaways.

Fatima Bhutto
21 Oct 2019 7:15 pm

Approximate run time: 90 mins
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Purcell Room in Southbank Centre London

Bringing new resonance to timeless narratives, Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival returns for its 13th year with an exploration of fairy tales for our times with today’s leading writers, thinkers and cultural observers. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is BHUTTOl9-runaways.jpeg

Over 11 days of talks, readings, poetry and performance, the festival features Elizabeth Day, Armistead Maupin, Brett Anderson, Heather Morris, Lemn Sissay, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Nikki Giovanni, Fatima Bhutto and Jung Chang.

The festival once again opens with Poetry International, Southbank Centre’s longest running festival, founded by Ted Hughes, former poet laureate, in 1967. This year follows the theme of disruption.

The Purcell Room in Queen Elizabeth Hall reopened in April 2018 following almost three years of refurbishment. With new improved facilities and acoustics, this intimate wood-panelled auditorium provides a platform for music and performance events, a variety of talks and debates, plus readings of classical and modern literature.

The world-renowned venue has played host to some of the biggest names of the 20th century and beyond, including David Bowie, Daniel Barenboim, Marianne Faithfull and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.
Purcell Room is located in Queen Elizabeth Hall.

London Literature Festival
17 – 27 Oct 2019
poetry – spoken word & live literature

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Design van het Derde Rijk in Design Museum Den Bosch

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Design Museum Den Bosch presenteert de eerste grote overzichtstentoonstelling van design van het Derde Rijk. De tentoonstelling Design van het Derde Rijk toont de enorme bijdrage van vormgeving aan de ontwikkeling van de kwaadaardige nazi-ideologie.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is design-3erijk103.jpegMet de Volkswagen Kever, de Olympische Spelen in 1936, de swastika en de films van Leni Riefenstahl en andere belangrijke stukken uit Nederland en Duitsland. Design van het Derde Rijk: waarom in Design Museum Den Bosch?

Musea zijn gewend om de goede kant van cultuur te zien. Juist design wordt vaak gepresenteerd als een bijdrage aan een betere wereld.

De geschiedenis van vormgeving bestaat daarom uit steeds terugkerende onderwerpen die het moreel juiste vertegenwoordigen.

Maar design reflecteert de wereld, met al zijn goede én slechte kanten. In de tentoonstelling Design van het Derde Rijk is de vormgeving een instrument in de handen van het ultieme kwaad.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is design-3erijk101.jpegDe nazi’s waren meesters in het inzetten van vormgeving om hun doel te bereiken; massa’s mensen wisten ze ermee aan hun kant te krijgen en te onderdrukken. Design Museum Den Bosch is een designmuseum nieuwe stijl met een kritische opstelling. Als je volmondig dit nooit weer wilt kunnen zeggen, moet je de moeite nemen te analyseren hoe de processen van beïnvloeding destijds werkten. Dat is wat deze tentoonstelling doet.

Het design van het Derde Rijk was in grondslag tegenstrijdig. De tentoonstelling Design van het Derde Rijk is daarom ingedeeld aan de  hand van verschillende tegenstellingen.

Zuiverheid stond centraal, wat betekende dat verschillende bevolkingsgroepen als Joden, homo’s en zigeuners dienden te worden vernietigd. Het nazisme bedacht en steunde op een eigen geschiedenis, maar was tegelijkertijd fanatiek gericht op de toekomst. Het was vervuld van romantiek, maar ook geobsedeerd door moderne technologie.

Naar buiten toe liet het nazisme een verleidelijk beeld zien van voorspoed en zorgeloos vertier, terwijl in 1933 al de eerste concentratiekampen werden opgezet. Samen laten deze paradoxen zien hoe het nazisme binnen twaalf jaar eerst tot een enorme ontwikkeling en vervolgens tot een daverende ineenstorting kwam. En op welke manier design in dat proces een doorslaggevende rol speelde.

De tegenstellingen die het nazisme kenmerken worden getoond aan de hand van een ruime selectie objecten uit Nederlandse en Duitse musea en verzamelingen. Zo zijn er architectuurelementen en meubels te zien uit het Haus der Deutschen Kunst en de Rijkskanselarij.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is design-3erijk102.jpegDe ontwerpen tonen hoe de nazi’s teruggrepen op de classicistische vormgeving als machtsvertoon en symbool voor een nieuwe Duitse cultuur. De vele tijdschriften die opgenomen zijn in de tentoonstelling geven een beeld van het ver doorgevoerde doelgroepenbeleid van de nazi’s. Van moeders tot soldaten, van jonge meisjes tot internationale bezoekers, iedereen werd op een eigen manier aangesproken. Instructieboeken laten zien hoe precies ieder onderdeel van de beeldvorming rond de nazi’s werd ontworpen. Bij de massabijeenkomsten werd niets aan het toeval over gelaten.

De bruiklenen komen onder andere van het Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlijn, het Münchner Stadtmuseum, het Haus der Kunst en het Institut für Zeitgeschichte in München, het Eyewitness Museum in Beek en het Nationaal Militair Museum in Soesterberg.

Bij de tentoonstelling is er een uitgebreid publieksprogramma, met activiteiten voor alle doelgroepen.

De tentoonstelling participeert in de herdenking 75 jaar vrijheid.

Design Museum Den Bosch presenteert
Design van het Derde Rijk
7 september 2019 t/m 19 januari 2020

Design Museum Den Bosch – De Mortel 4 – 5211 HV – ‘s-Hertogenbosch
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After Mozart (Heroin on 5th Street) poetry by Robert Lundquist

Robert Lundquist was one of the rising stars of the Santa Cruz renaissance. By the early 1970s he was published in the Paris Review, anthologized in Raymond Carver’s magazine Quarry West, and listed in Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘Best 100 American Poets.’ This is Lundquist’s first major work. Discover a lost genius in these pages.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is robertlundquist.pngThese poems were written in bursts over five decades. From 1969 to 1973, from 1980 to 1985, and from 2014 to 2018. Lundquist has an extraordinarily sensitive voice deeply engaged with the works of García Lorca, César Vallejo, Paul Celan, James Wight, Wallace Stevens, and John Ashbery. He addresses themes of love, loss, alcoholism, and emotional pain. He meditates on death, romance, and beauty with wild formal experiments and a visceral, surreal vision that is all his own.

Central to his poetry is the changing spirit of Downtown L.A. The poet was raised and has lived his entire life there. His grandmother was a waitress in Union Station and his father an undercover policeman. Some darker chapters are inspired by a stint living next to skid row. The neighbourhoods of DTLA – the automobiles, diners, bars, porches, birds, and characters they contain – are evoked here with a noir melancholy and hallucinatory brilliance.

Until now most of this great work was available only in magazine archives, anthologies, and out-of-print chapbooks. Lundquist was previously led away from publishing by a rejection of the MFA culture that came to dominate American letters, struggles with addiction, the anxiety of influence, and a commitment to his psychoanalytic practice. A renewed interest in Lundquist’s work in recent years has resurrected his need to create, and we are all the better for it.

Robert Lundquist is a poet and practicing psychoanalyst in Los Angeles. Robert is also an avid blues harmonica player.  His poems have appeared in such magazines as: The Nation, The Paris Review, Poetry Now, Kayak, and Quarry West. Robert was also one of five writers who taught poetry in the prison system in California, afterwards editing an anthology of prose and poetry by the writers in prison;, the anthology is entitled About Time II.  When Robert is not with his wife, Nazare Magaz, or writing, he is seeing patients in his office above The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles.  Robert knows a lot about the inner workings of Downtown Los Angeles as his Grandmother was a waitress at Union Station and his father was an under cover cop, chasing down heroin dealers when smack was coming through Flower Street. Included in his adventures in DTLA was entering Zen Center Los Angeles for two years when he was eighteen and in his adolescence taking harmonica lessons from George Smith in Watts. Robert began to write poetry at twenty and at twenty-one moved to Santa Cruz, California, to be a part of a literary renaissance in Santa Cruz where he was featured in the magazine Quarry West started by Ray Carver.

After Mozart (Heroin on 5th Street)
by Robert Lundquist (Author)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 199963103X
ISBN-13: 978-1999631031
Published: 2018
Format: Soft cover/Paperback
Publisher: New River Press Ltd

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Quichotte (novel) by Salman Rushdie

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is quicotte-rushdie.jpegIn a tour-de-force that is both an homage to an immortal work of literature and a modern masterpiece about the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie has created a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age.

Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television, who falls in impossible love with the TV star Salman R. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where ‘Anything-Can-Happen’. Meanwhile his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own.

Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirise the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse, with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of his work. The fully realised lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.

Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels – Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of Life, Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights, and The Golden House – and one collection of short stories: East, West.

He has also published four works of non-fiction – Joseph Anton, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, and Step Across This Line – and co-edited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008.

He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.

Quichotte
Salman Rushdie (Author)
Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Published: 29/08/2019
ISBN: 9781787331914
Length: 416 Pages
Dimensions: 240mm x 37mm x 162mm
RRP: £20.00

LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

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