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Sonia Delaunay by Sonia Delaunay - Book Review

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Sonia Delaunay By Sonia Delaunay (Artist), Lærke Rydal Jørgensen (Editor), Tine Colstrup (Editor) Cover Image
By Sonia Delaunay (Artist), Lærke Rydal Jørgensen (Editor), Tine Colstrup (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9788793659537
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Published: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art - June 14th, 2022

Sonia Delaunay might just be the greatest artist with the least amount of recognition. An early pioneer of abstraction and avant garde modernism, her work is unique and immediately recognizable for her style and use of vibrant colors. This gorgeous and affordable retrospective of her career is a major corrective that demonstrates Delaunay’s sharp brilliance in a really startling array of media beyond mere painting--the illustrated book, fashion, design, textile, wallpaper, even a few paintjobs on cars. A truly welcome book and a great present for any art-lovers. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


Lone Women: A Novel by Victor LaValle - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780525512080
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Published: One World - March 28th, 2023

Acclaimed fiction writer Victor Lavalle should break into the stratosphere with his latest novel Lone Women. It’s 1915; Adelaide Henry has just carefully laid the mutilated bodies of her parents in bed before setting her home on fire and leaving to homestead in Montana. Accompanied by nothing except the noisy contents of a heavy steamer trunk which must not be opened, she falls in with a fascinating group of characters who, like her, are all hiding secrets which will be revealed. Suspenseful and affecting, Lone Women is a startlingly original take on the American frontier combining fantasy, family saga, and the Black experience. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


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The Guest Lecture by Martin Riker - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802160416
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - January 24th, 2023

Abby is having a rough night in Martin Riker’s striking novel The Guest Lecture. She was just denied tenure, she’s giving a speech tomorrow, and she has crippling insomnia in the small hotel bed she’s sharing with her husband and daughter. Using the loci method to remember different parts of her speech on John Maynard Keynes as she mentally walks around different rooms of her house, Abby’s life, dreams, interests, career, fears. and more slowly spill out (all perfectly parceled out by Riker with the right amount of curiosity, interest, and pacing) in this dark night of the soul. So smart, so touching, what a triumph. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


The Right to Be Lazy: And Other Writings by Paul Lafargue - Book Review

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The Right to Be Lazy: And Other Writings By Paul Lafargue, Alex Andriesse (Translated by), Lucy Sante (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Paul Lafargue, Alex Andriesse (Translated by), Lucy Sante (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781681376820
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Published: NYRB Classics - November 15th, 2022

This treatise from Karl Marx’s son-in-law of mixed race Paul Lafargue is unfortunately just as current today as it was when it was first published in 1883, and it’s an excellent, idiosyncratic introduction to left wing thought (read it after the Manifesto). Anti-bourgeois, anti-clerical, Lafargue argues that if we work a bit less, embrace our laziness we’ll be able to enjoy living our lives. Discussions too of a four day work week and how machines which were supposed to make us work less now crack the whip. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


Bruges-La-Morte by Georges Rodenbach - Book Review

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Bruges-La-Morte By Georges Rodenbach, Will Stone (Introduction by), Will Stone (Translator) Cover Image
By Georges Rodenbach, Will Stone (Introduction by), Will Stone (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781939663818
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Published: Wakefield Press - August 30th, 2022

Dripping with fin-de-siècle ennui, Bruges-la-Morte is a classic Symbolist novel–the first to reproduce photographs in its pages and an inspiration behind Hitchcock’s Vertigo. A widower moves to the dying city of Bruges which reflects back to him his state of mind, and he sees a doppelganger of his dead wife on the street, a professional dancer. He becomes obsessed. An over the top, decadent romp. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


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