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Correspondence
ISBN: PB: 9780857426420, ISBN: HB: 9781906497446, Seagull Books, August 2019
373 pp., 20x16.4 cm, 23 halftones
Paul Celan (1920-1970) is one of the best-known German poets of the Holocaust; many of his poems, admired for their spare, precise diction, deal directly with its stark themes. Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) is recognized as one of pos...
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Poetry and Time
ISBN: HB: 9780857426550, Seagull Books, July 2019
72 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm, 30 colour plates
For nearly half a century, German artist Max Neumann has worked to create, hone, and elaborate a visual vocabulary that is dark, compulsive, and forceful. A lifelong collaborator, Neumann's paintings have accompanied the work of Cees Nooteboom, Seamu...
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Upright Revolution Or Why Humans Walk Upright
ISBN: HB: 9780857426475, Seagull Books, July 2019
48 pp., 21.5x21.5 cm, illustrated in colour throughout
Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngugi wa Thiong'o offers in "The Upright Revolution". Blending myth and folklore with an...
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World-Changing Rage News of the Antipodeans
ISBN: HB: 9780857426574, Seagull Books, July 2019
240 pp., 19.6x13.9 cm, 80 colour plates
Rage and obstinacy are close relatives – and fundamental categories in the work of both Georg Baselitz and Alexander Kluge. In "World-Changing Rage", these two accomplished German creators explore links and fractures between two cultures through two...
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Ice
ISBN: HB: 9780857426505, Seagull Books, June 2019
256 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
The year is 1973. An Egyptian historian, Dr. Shukri, pursues a year of non-degree graduate studies in Moscow, the presumed heart of the socialist utopia. Through his eyes, the reader receives a guided tour of the sordid stagnation of Brezhnev-era Sov...
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Mr. K Released
ISBN: HB: 9780857426482, Seagull Books, June 2019
280 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
Mirroring Romania's drastic transition from totalitarianism to Western-style freedom in the late 1980s, "Mr. K Released" captures the disturbingly surreal feeling that many newly liberated prisoners face when they leave captivity. Employing his trade...
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Only a Lodger... And Hardly That A Fictional Autobiography
ISBN: HB: 9780857426468, Seagull Books, June 2019
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones
A novel in five parts, "Only a Lodger... And Hardly That" puts Vesna Main's power of beautiful observation on full display as she explores how writing stories about one's ancestors is key route to learning about and fashioning one's own identity. Whi...
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Infusion of Violets
ISBN: PB: 9780857426451, Seagull Books, May 2019
80 pp., 22.8x16.5 cm
Using the same musical sense of language she applies to her translations, Nancy Naomi Carlson masterfully interprets herself in "An Infusion of Violets". The sometimes erotic, sometimes melancholy landscapes she creates as the self-appointed sitar's...
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My Mother's Tears
ISBN: HB: 9780857426529, Seagull Books, May 2019
192 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
With subtle, bemused humor and an unerring eye for human frailty, Michel Layaz writes about the hidden tensions within families, the awkwardness of adolescence, and the drama of intimacy between friends and lovers. His fifth novel, "My Mother's Tears...
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Mydriasis Followed by "To the Icebergs"
ISBN: HB: 9780857426543, Seagull Books, May 2019
152 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
While presenting the Nobel Prize in Literature to J. M. G. Le Clezio in 2008, the Nobel Committee called him the "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization". In M...
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