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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU BY SALLY ROONEY
OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU BY SALLY ROONEY

Essays

  • John Berger

    Cataract

    $30.00

    Illustrated by Selçuk Demirel What happens when cataracts rob an art critic of his sight? John Berger, whose classic book Ways of Seeing has been in print for nearly forty years, joins forces with Turkish illustrator Selçuk Demirel to reflect on his own experience of loss of vision. Hardback: 96 PagesProduct Dimensions: 120 x 190 mmISBN: 9781907903328 Published by Notting Hill Editions

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    Zadie Smith

    Changing My Mind

    $24.00

    Split into five sections--Reading, Being, Seeing, Feeling, and Remembering--Changing My Mind finds Zadie Smith casting an acute eye over material both personal and cultural. This engaging collection of essays, some published here for the first time, reveals Smith as a passionate and precise essayist, equally at home in the world of great books and bad movies, family and philosophy, British comedians and Italian divas. Whether writing on Katherine Hepburn, Kafka, Anna Magnani, or Zora Neale Hu...

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  • Wayne Koestenbaum

    Humiliation

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    Endlessly surprising and entertaining, Humiliation is an essay-in-fragments unlike any other you will read on the human condition. With a disarming blend of personal reflec­tion and cultural commentary, Wayne Koestenbaum walks us – at times cajoles us – through a spectrum of mortifications, in history, current events, literature, art, music, film, and in his own life. The book’s timing, the New York Times tells us, “is flawless.” Hardback: 216 PagesProduct Dimensions: 120 x 190 mmISBN: 978190...

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    Roland Barthes

    Mourning Diary

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    The French critic Roland Barthes has guru status among literary theorists. This private diary opens the door onto his strange personal world, recording, day-by-day, the impact of bereavement as he struggled to live without the most important person in his life: his mother. Introduced by Professor Michael Wood. Hardback: 256 PagesProduct Dimensions: 120 x 190 mmISBN: 9781907903106 Published by Notting Hill Editions

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  • Adam Mars-Jones

    Noriko Smiling

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    “Late Spring, directed and co-written by Yasujiro Ozu, was released in 1949, which makes it an old film, or a film that has been new for a long time…” So begins this remarkable essay in narrative reconstruction. Film-critic, novelist and essayist Mars-Jones gives a virtuoso performance as the lost figure of film explainer, drawing out a host of meaning from the reticence of Ozu’s classic Japanese movie. “So long after its first release Late Spring is still limber and elusive,” enthuses Mars-J...

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    Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti

    The Chairs Are Where The People Go

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    Why shouldn't neighbourhoods change? Why is wearing a suit a good way to quit smoking? Why do people think that if you do one thing you're against something else? Is monogamy a trick? Why should making the city more fun for you and your friends be a super-noble political goal? Why does a computer last only three years? How often should you see your parents? What do spam filters tell us about the world? How should we behave at parties? Is marriage getting easier? What do gyms say about the way...

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  • Richard Sennett

    The Foreigner

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    Richard Sennett has spent an intellectual lifetime exploring how humans live in cities. This pair of essays explores displacement in the metropolis through two vibrant historical moments: mid-nineteenth-century Paris, with its community of political exiles, and Renaissance Venice, where state-imposed restrictions on “outsider” groups – including prostitutes as well as Jews – had surprising cultural consequences. Hardback: 160 PagesProduct Dimensions: 120 x 190 mmISBN: 9781907903083 Published ...

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    Georges Perec

    Thoughts Of Sorts

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    Translated by David Bellos Georges Perec was a leading exponent of French literary experimentalism who found humour – and pathos – in the human need for classification. Thoughts of Sorts is a unique collection of philosophical riffs on his obsession with lists, puzzles, catalogues, and taxonomies. Previously unpublished in the UK, it is here introduced by Margaret Drabble. Hardback: 216 PagesProduct Dimensions: 120 x 190 mmISBN: 9781907903007 Published by Notting Hill Editions

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