Edited and with an Introduction by David Streitfeld
From the moment J. D. Salinger published The Catcher in the Rye in 1951, he was stalked by besotted fans, would-be biographers, and pushy journalists. In this collection of rare and revealing encounters with the elusive literary giant, Salinger discusses—sometimes willingly, sometimes grudgingly—what that onslaught was like, the autobiographical origins of his art, and his advice to writers.
By S. C. Gwynne
S. C. Gwynne's Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.
by Helen Winter Stauffer
As a historian and as a novelist Mari Sandoz (1896–1966) stands in the front rank of western writers: in the words of John K. Hutchens, "no one in our time wrote better than the late Mari Sandoz did, or with more authority and grace, about as many aspects of the old West." This first full-length biography is particularly concerned to show the relationship between Sandoz's life and experiences and her writing.
Drawing heavily on materials in the Mari Sandoz Collection at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln—correspondence to and from Sandoz, her research notes, and manuscripts—and on interviews with dozens of Sandoz's friends and acquaintances, the author not only establishes the facts of Sandoz's life but confirms her standing as a writer and historian.
by Emmanuel Carrere
Winner of Telegraph Books of the Year and Observer Books of the Year 2014. Limonov is not a fictional character, but he could have been. He's lived a hundred lives. He was a hoodlum in Ukraine, an idol of the Soviet underground, punk-poet and valet to a billionaire in Manhattan, fashion writer in Paris, lost soldier in the Balkans, and now, in the chaos after the fall of communism a charismatic party leader of a gang of political desperados. Limonov sees himself as a hero, but he is also a bastard. Carrere suspends judgment. Carrere decided to write about Limonov because he thought "that his life, romantic and reckless, tells us something, not just about Limonov or Russia, but the story of all of us after the end of World War II."
1922. El arqueólogo Howard Carter está en la cumbre de su carrera tras haber revelado al mundo el hallazgo más importante sobre el Antiguo Egipto: la tumba de Tutankhamón, el faraón niño. Sin embargo, su instinto, guiado por la inscripción de una lasca de piedra caliza, le dice que el Valle de los Reyes esconde otro sepulcro importante: un lugar que se selló con sangre y que, tal vez, no debería ser profanado.Un apasionante recorrido por el Egipto de los faraones y el de los hombres que, con tenacidad y pasión, sacaron a la luz los secretos enterrados de una civilización tan enigmática como fascinante.
The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873
The first full account of the government-sanctioned genocide of California Indians under United States rule
Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that supported the violence, indigenous resistance, who did the killing, and why the killings ended. This deeply researched book is a comprehensive and chilling history of an American genocide.
by Kimberli A. Lee (Editor), John R. Wunder (Foreword)
Author Mari Sandoz was as passionate about Plains peoples as she was about language and literary acclaim. That the mastery of Crazy Horse's biographer spilled into her zealous advocacy for Native Americans is scarcely surprising. An avid letter writer, Sandoz kept carbons of everything. Fortunately these came into the Sandoz Collection at the University of Nebraska Archives, organized by Kimberli A. Lee, foremost expert on Sandoz's writings.Though Sandoz richly deserves attention, recent scholarship is scant. In arranging and analyzing this correspondence, Lee reinstates Sandoz as one of the most significant non-Native chroniclers and advocates for Plains Indian cultures.
Desde hace treinta y cinco años, Hanta trabaja en una trituradora de papel prensando libros y reproducciones de cuadros. En cada una de las balas de papel que prepara conviven libros, litografías, ratoncillos aprisionados y su propio esfuerzo, que se manifiesta en una relación absolutamente amorosa con los libros que destruye por oficio y salva por pasión. En Una soledad demasiado ruidosa se entrecruzan reflexiones sobre el sentido de la creación artística, la evocación de una soledad existencial totalmente asumida y la complacida exploración del universo literario. Con la maestría de Kafka o de Hasek , Hrabal hace aparecer con toda su fuerza la magia de una ciudad cuya atmósfera casi indefinible atenaza progresivamente el alma. Y del mismo modo que Hanta jamás olvida algunas de las frases que lee, nosotros conservaremos siempre en la memoria estos fragmentos de belleza arrancados al tiempo que constituyen Una soledad demasiado ruidosa .
¬†"Når man giver sig til at studere insekternes verden, må man være forberedt på meget, også inde i sig selv," skriver Sjöberg.
På overfladen handler hans finurlige bog om fluer, om det at samle på dem og studere dem. Men disse betragninger åbner for en underliggende, stærkt personlig tekst der handler om at kende sig selv, om at leve et sandt liv, om lidenskab, længsler og svagheder. Den handler om ambitioner og kunsten at begrænse sig i de tusinde muligheders tid.
Fredrik Sjöberg er en helt unik stemme i nordisk litteratur. Han fik sit gennembrud med sin trilogi: Fluefælden, Kunsten at flygte og Rosinkongen – både i Skandinavien og internationalt. Af kritikere verden over er han blevet prist for sin originalitet, sin elegante og underfundige stil, og ikke mindst for at have opfundet en helt ny genre: den naturhistoriske selvbiografi, i essayets form!
Worth a Trip
by Keith Morris (Author), Jim Ruland (Author)
Keith Morris is a true punk icon. No one else embodies the sound of Southern Californian hardcore. Short and sporting waist–length dreadlocks, Morris is known the world over for his take–no–prisoners approach on the stage and his integrity off of it.
My Damage is more than a book about the highs and lows of a punk rock legend, however. It's also a look at rock 'n' roll through the lens of someone who has shared the stage with just about every major figure in the music industry and appeared in cult films like The Decline of Western Civilization and Repo Man. It's a Hollywood story from a native's perspective. My Damage is Morris's streets, his scene, his music—as only he can tell it.
by John Doe (Author), Tom DeSavia (Author)
Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. Authors John Doe and Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene. Additional authors include: Exene Cervenka (X), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Mike Watt (The Minutemen), Jane Wiedlin and Charlotte Caffey (Go-Go's), Dave Alvin (The Blasters), Chris D. (The Flesh Eaters), Robert Lopez (The Zeros, El Vez), Jack Grisham (T.S.O.L.), Teresa Covarrubias (The Brat), as well as scenesters and journalists Pleasant Gehman, Kristine McKenna, and Chris Morris. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl, the place where he met his artistic counterparts Exene, DJ Bonebrake, and Billy Zoom and formed X, the band that became synonymous with, and in many ways defined, L.A. punk.m
By Robert B. Reich
America was once celebrated for and defined by its large and prosperous middle class. Now, this middle class is shrinking, a new oligarchy is rising, and the country faces its greatest wealth disparity in eighty years. Why is the economic system that made America strong suddenly failing us, and how can it be fixed? Leading political economist and bestselling author Robert B. Reich presents a paradigm-shifting, clear-eyed examination of a political and economic status quo that no longer serves the people, exposing one of the most pernicious obstructions to progress today: the enduring myth of the "free market" when, behind the curtain, it is the powerful alliances between Washington and Wall Street that control the invisible hand.
"Key House Mirror" (2015)
directed by Michael Noer
Lily and Max have been married for more than 50 years. Now they live together in a nursing home, where Max has been reliant on professional care since his stroke. Lily has been putting her own needs aside and is desperately¬†longing for excitement and intimacy in her life. When a man known as "the Pilot" moves in next door, Lily is immediately charmed by him and his passion for life. But neither her family nor the other residents at the nursing home¬†are fond of her new acquaintance. Misunderstood by her family and trapped in her life with Max, Lily decides to fight to escape the bars of her invisible prison and claim her freedom.
Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
"Política, manual de instrucciones" adentra al espectador en los debates internos de Podemos, el partido que lidera Pablo Iglesias, en los momentos claves en su constitución y diseño de su estructura orgánica, "reflejando los tropiezos, los éxitos, las contradicciones, los buenos momentos y las crisis". Para ello, Aranoa ha recopilado 500 horas de filmación durante 15 meses, los que separan el nacimiento de Podemos de su llegada al Congreso.
By Jeremy Scahill and The Staff of The Intercept
Major revelations about the US government's drone program—bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy.
When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers assurances that such operations are a more precise alternative to troops on the ground and are authorized only when an "imminent" threat is present and there is "near certainty" that the intended target will be killed. The implicit message on drone strikes from the Obama administration has been trust, but don't verify.
by Ben Stewart (Author), Paul McCartney (Foreword)
Melting ice, a military arms race, the rush to exploit resources at any cost—the Arctic is now the stage on which our future will be decided. And as temperatures rise and the ice retreats, Vladimir Putin orders Russia's oil rigs to move north. But one early September morning in 2013 thirty men and women from eighteen countries—the crew of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise—decide to draw a line in the ice and protest the drilling in the Arctic.
Un libro esclarecedor sobre el dolor de un pueblo. Estos poemas reconcilian al lector con el valor de la poesía, nos sitúan en el lugar del otro, nos enseñan a mirar y a sentir como aquellos a quienes desconocemos.
by David Talbot
An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful—and secretive—colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers.
America's greatest untold story: the United States' rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA. Drawing on revelatory new materials—including newly discovered U.S. government documents, U.S. and European intelligence sources, the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles's wife and mistress, and exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials—Talbot reveals the underside of one of America's most powerful and influential figures.
James Rhodes' passion for music has been his absolute lifeline. It has been the thread that has held him together through a life that has encompassed pain, conflict and turmoil. Listening to Rachmaninov on a loop as a traumatised teenager or discovering an Adagio by Bach while in a hospital ward - such exquisite miracles of musical genius have helped him survive his demons, and, along with a chance encounter with a stranger, inspired him to become the renowned concert pianist he is today.
Noam Chomsky is widely known and deeply admired for being the founder of modern linguistics, one of the founders of the field of cognitive science, and perhaps the most avidly read political theorist and commentator of our time. In these lectures, he presents a lifetime of philosophical reflection on all three of these areas of research to which he has contributed for over half a century.
When jobs can move anywhere in the world, bosses have no incentive to protect either their workers or the environment. Work moves seamlessly across national boundaries, yet the laws that protect us from rapacious behavior remain tied to national governments. This situation creates an all-too-familiar "race to the bottom," where profit is generated on the backs of workers and at the cost of toxic pollution.
The exhilarating debut novel by iconic filmmaker David Cronenberg: the story of two journalists whose entanglement in a French philosopher's death becomes a surreal journey into global conspiracy.
Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social-media age. They are lovers and competitors—nomadic freelancers in pursuit of sensation and depravity, encountering each other only in airport hotels and browser windows.
f you have ever wondered "Why is there so much violence in the Middle East?", "Who are the Palestinians?", "What are the occupied territories?" or "What does Israel want?", then this is the book for you. With straightforward language, Phyllis Bennis, longtime analyst of the region, answers basic questions about Israel and Israelis, Palestine and Palestinians, the US and the Middle East, Zionism and anti-Semitism; about complex issues ranging from the Oslo peace process to the election of Hamas. Together her answers provide a comprehensive understanding of the longstanding Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
In the Syrian city of Akka, Nathanael, a young Jewish doctor, and a Muslim girl called Zohra are about to fall in love, unaware that Jerusalem has just been taken by Saladin's army and that their city will soon be engulfed by war.
Pillars of Light is a powerful and moving novel about the triumph of the human spirit against all the odds. It will delight fans of Philippa Gregory, Ken Follett and Diana Gabaldon.
by Mahmoud Darwish
One of the most transcendent poets of his generation, Darwish composed this remarkable elegy at the apex of his creativity, but with the full knowledge that his death was imminent. Thinking it might be his final work, he summoned all his poetic genius to create a luminous work that defies categorization. In stunning language, Darwish's self-elegy inhabits a rare space where opposites bleed and blend into each other. Prose and poetry, life and death, home and exile are all sung by the poet and his other. On the threshold of im/mortality, the poet looks back at his own existence, intertwined with that of his people. Through these lyrical meditations on love, longing, Palestine, history, friendship, family, and the ongoing conversation between life and death, the poet bids himself and his readers a poignant farewell.
a cura d'Isidor Cònsul i Llorenç Soldevila
Un viatge lector per més de 800 anys de creació poètica en català, des dels trobadors dels segles XII i XIII Guillem de Berguedà i Cerverí de Girona, que obren aquest recull, fins a Maria-Mercè Marçal, la darrera clàssica del segle XX. Saltant de segle en segle i recollint els poemes més destacats dels autors més presentatius de la nostra lírica, el llibre avança i s'atura en obres de Ramon Llull, Ausiàs March, Jacint Verdaguer, Joan Maragall, Joan Salvat-Papasseit, Carles Riba, Salvador Espriu, Gabriel Ferrater o Joan Brossa, entre d'altres.
At a time when a lasting peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis seems virtually unattainable, understanding the roots of their conflict is an essential step in restoring hope to the region. In The Iron Cage, Rashid Khalidi, one of the most respected historians and political observers of the Middle East, homes in on Palestinian politics and history. By drawing on a wealth of experience and scholarship, Khalidi provides a lucid context for the realities on the ground today, a context that has been, until now, notably lacking in our discourse.
Mahmoud Darwish is a literary rarity: at once critically acclaimed as one of the most important poets in the Arabic language, and beloved as the voice of his people. He is a living legend whose lyrics are sung by fieldworkers and schoolchildren. He has assimilated some of the world's oldest literary traditions at the same time that he has struggled to open new possibilities for poetry. This collection spans Darwish's entire career, nearly four decades, revealing an impressive range of expression and form. A splendid team of translators has collaborated with the poet on these new translations, which capture Darwish's distinctive voice and spirit.
Ernest Renan was one of the intellectual giants of the second half of the nineteenth century in France, the man who first opened up the study of nationalism. In this book, Shlomo Sand, the author of the best-selling The Invention of the Jewish People, demonstrates the complexity of Renan's thought. Sand shows the relationship of Renan's work to that of key twentieth-century thinkers on nationalism, such as Raymond Aron and Ernest Gellner, and argues for the continued importance of studying Renan.
New Selected Poems 1988-2013 provides an unrivalled account of a period of work that was crowned by the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. Together with its earlier, sibling volume, it completes the arc of a remarkable career. Shortly before his death in 2013, Seamus Heaney discussed with his publisher the prospect of a companion volume to his landmark New Selected Poems 1966-1987 aimed at presenting the second half of his career, 'from Seeing Things onwards', as he foresaw it. Although he was unable to complete a edition/selection, he left behind selections that have been followed here.
Noam Chomsky, Ilan Pappé
On Palestine is Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé's indispensable update on a suffering region.
Operation Protective Edge, Israel's most recent assault on Gaza, left thousands of Palestinians dead and cleared the way for another Israeli land grab.
The need to stand in solidarity with Palestinians has never been greater. Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé, two leading voices in the struggle to liberate Palestine, discuss the road ahead for Palestinians and how the international community can pressure Israel to end its human rights abuses against the people of Palestine.
by Melvin A. Goodman‚Äé
Upon leaving the White House in 1961, President Eisenhower famously warned Americans about the dangers of a "military industrial complex," and was clearly worried about the destabilizing effects of a national economy based on outsized investments in military spending. As more and more Americans fall into poverty and the global economy spirals downward, the United States is spending more on the military than ever before. What are the consequences and what can be done?
Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz
In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today's world?
Remarkable for the breadth and depth of its analysis, this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical is all the more startling for its decorum. Harris and Nawaz have produced something genuinely new: they engage one of the most polarizing issues of our time‚Äïfearlessly and fully‚Äïand actually make progress.
FABER & FABER
Published in 1922, The Waste Land was the most revolutionary poem of its time, offering a devastating vision of modern civilization between the two World Wars.
Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it's not about carbon—it's about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better. Klein exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate. We have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. We have been told it's impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it—it just requires breaking every rule in the "free-market" playbook: reining in corporate power, rebuilding local economies, and reclaiming our democracies.
Diego Borinsky - Pablo Vignone‚Äé
Los 25 partidos más importantes de la Selección Argentina en los Mundiales, cada uno contado por uno o dos protagonista de ese partido más historias investigadas por los periodistas.
Titanes del coco
Dice Fabián Casas:
"Se va a llamar Titanes del coco. Es una serie de treinta relatos que fui escribiendo estos últimos años y que se van a publicar en el segundo semestre del 2015 en Emecé. Son relatos que se pueden leer como una novela también, algunos tienen cierta continuidad y otros no, y se van relacionando. Es un libro que no se entiende nada"
(colección Visor de Poesía)
Dentro de la considerable producción literaria de Max Aub (París, 1903 - México, 1972), ocupan un lugar especial unos quince títulos vinculados a su experiencia del internamiento en campos franceses (Roland-Garros, Le Vernet d'Ariège, Djelfa) entre 1940.
When the New York Public Library announced in October 1968 that its Berg Collection had acquired the original manuscript of The Waste Land, one of the most puzzling mysteries of twentieth-century literature was solved. The manuscript was not lost, as had been believed, but had remained among the papers of John Quinn, Eliot's friend and adviser, to whom the poet had sent it in 1922.
If the discovery of the manuscript was startling, its content was even more so, because the published version of The Waste Land was considerably shorter than the original. How it was reduced and edited is clearly revealed on the manuscript thought the handwritten notes of Ezra Pound, of Eliot's first wife, Vivien, and of Eliot himself.
Philip Dwyer, (traductora: Isabel Murillo)
Esta amplia biografía de Philip Dwyer arroja nueva luz en los aspectos más oscuros del carácter de Napoleón —sus obsesiones y su violencia— y también sobre su apasionada naturaleza: sus amores, su habilidad para inspirar a otros y su capacidad para llevar a cabo sus ideas visionarias e imposibles. Sin duda uno d e los primeros políticos modernos, Napoleón construyó hábilmente su propia imagen, que cimentó la leyenda que dura hasta nuestros días. Este primer volumen analiza la extraordinaria evolución de Napoleón y su forma de ser, y los motivos por los que a los treinta años se convirtió en el líder de la nación más poderosa de Europa: desde sus orígenes corsos a su educación francesa, desde su melancólica juventud a su participación dentro de la facción política corsa durante la Revolución francesa, y desde sus flirteos con los radicales revolucionarios a sus primeras campañas militares en Italia y Egipto y al golpe político-militar que le llevó al poder en 1799. Amena, innovadora y atrevida, esta excepcional obra acuña una nueva visión sobre uno de los personajes más importantes de la historia, Napoleón Bonaparte.
This second volume of Philip Dwyer's outstanding biography sheds further fresh light on one of the great figures of modern history. This meticulously researched study examines the man in power, from his brooding obsessions and capacity for violence, to his ability to inspire others and realise his visionary ideas. One of the first truly modern politicians, Napoleon skilfully fashioned the image of himself that laid the foundation of the legend that endures to this day; Philip Dwyer's ambitious, definitive work separates myth from history to offer us anew one of history's most charismatic and able leaders.
(Penguin Books UK)
Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of the most extraordinary of all human lives, transforming France and Europe in the space of just twenty years from 1795 to 1815. After seizing power in a coup d'état he ended the corruption and incompetence into which the Revolution had descended. In a series of dazzling battles he reinvented the art of warfare; in peace, he completely remade the laws of France and modernised her systems of education and administration. The impossibility of defeating his most persistent enemy, Great Britain, led him to make draining and ultimately fatal expeditions into Spain and Russia, where half a million Frenchmen died and his Empire began to unravel.
by Mathias Énard
Exiled from his family for religious transgressions related to his feelings for his cousin, Lakhdar finds himself on the streets of Barcelona hiding from both the police and the Muslim Group for the Propagation of Koranic Thoughts, a group he worked for in Tangier not long after being thrown out on the streets by his father.
Lakhdar's transformations—from a boy into a man, from a devout Muslim into a sinner—take place against some of the most important events of the past few years: the violence and exciting eruption of the Arab Spring and the devastating collapse of Europe's economy.
de Ion Arretxe
En la madrugada del 26 de noviembre de 1985 fueron detenidos, cada uno en su casa, Mikel Zabalza, su novia, su primo y el autor de este libro.
Aunque no se conocían entre ellos, la Guardia Civil les acusaba de pertenecer al mismo comando de ETA y les responsabilizaba de la muerte, hacía apenas unas horas, de dos militares y de un guardia civil en las inmediaciones del Puerto de Pasajes.
Según Horacio Vázquez-Rial, Gustavo Durán es el protagonista de una grandiosa novela en la que las vivencias de este personaje real desbordan los moldes de la mera biografía literaria y retratan una vida y una época en la que todo era posible.Objetivo que logra con esta novela, El soldado de porcelana, donde Vázquez-Rial no sólo plasma la increíble vida de Gustavo Durán, sino que nos sumerje en un mundo cautivador en el que se mezclan las aventuras y la alta literatura.
Un corazón de nadie. Antología poética es una amplia antología bilingüe que recoge buena parte de la obra poética de los tres grandes heterónimos y una selección más reducida del ortónimo, introducidos todos ellos por una serie de textos, firmados por los distintos personajes del drama en gente, que tal vez ayuden al lector a fijar cada una de sus poéticas y a entender de un modo más cabal la complejidad de la obra pessoana.
John Palmer arrived in a Wichí community, located in Argentina, thirty years ago as an anthropologist - today he has married a Wichí woman with whom he has five sons in the last 5 years, who babble English, Wichí, and Spanish words. As the legal advisor of the Lapacho Mocho community, and as a part of the family, he works to obtain Qatu's freedom, a member of the Wichí community who has been in jail for 5 years waiting for an oral hearing on a charge of abusing his wife's daughter.
From Chris Shary:
Few singers/poets express the feel of what it is to be an inhabitant of the United Sates as well as Exene Cervenka and John Doe. Their seminal band X, formed in 1977 at the birth of the punk movement in Los Angeles, has beautifully described pride, repulsion, and confusion about the land they live in like no other. I cannot drive out of Los Angeles without singing "She has to leave...". Exene is a true original, and certainly one of the most important woman in rock music. This image was captured from X's performance in Penelope Spheeris' landmark film "Decline of Western Civilization", a film where so many got their first exposer to the punk scene in Southern California. This is as OG and legit as you can get in the punk world.
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