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Deep Song The Life and Work of Federico Garcia Lorca
ISBN: HB: 9781789142372, Reaktion Books, June 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 38 illus.
Federico Garcia Lorca is Spain's most famous writer, and an icon of its culture. He is the author of a series of innovative works that changed the face of Spanish poetry and drama. In this new biography Stephen Roberts seeks out the roots of the ma...
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£25,00
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Hans Holbein The Artist in a Changing World
ISBN: HB: 9781789142112, Reaktion Books, May 2020
280 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 illus., 65 in colour
Immensely skillful and inventive, Hans Holbein moulded his approach to art-making during a period of dramatic transformation in European society and culture: the emergence of humanism, the impact of the Reformation on religious life and the effects o...
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Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9781789142020, Reaktion Books, March 2020
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 69 illus., 65 in colour
Artemisia Gentileschi is by far the most famous woman artist of the pre-modern era. Her art addresses issues that resonate today, such as sexual violence and women's problematic relationship to political power. Her powerful paintings with their vigor...
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Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens
ISBN: HB: 9781789142341, Reaktion Books, March 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 98 illus., 59 in colour
The Danish aristocrat and astronomer Tycho Brahe personified the inventive vitality of Renaissance life in the sixteenth century. Brahe lost his nose in a student duel, wrote Latin poetry and built one of the most astonishing villas of the period, as...
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Guy de Maupassant
ISBN: PB: 9781789141979, Reaktion Books, March 2020
216 pp., 20x13 cm, 30 illus.
The most celebrated French storyteller of the nineteenth century, Guy de Maupassant was a master of the modern short story. Offering an intriguing picture of French life, the enduring appeal of his stories derives from understated artistry, extreme c...
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£11,99
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
ISBN: PB: 9781789141986, Reaktion Books, March 2020
256 pp., 20x13 cm, 48 illus.
This new critical biography provides a complete picture of German novelist, playwright and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The book offers fresh, thought-provoking interpretations of all the major works, including novels such as "The Sorrows of Youn...
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£11,99
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Leo Tolstoy
ISBN: PB: 9781789141993, Reaktion Books, March 2020
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 40 illus.
When he arrived in Moscow in 1851, a young Leo Tolstoy set himself three immediate aims: to gamble, to marry and to obtain a post. At that time he managed only the first. The writer's momentous life would be full of forced breaks and abrupt departure...
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Raphael and the Antique
ISBN: HB: 9781789141504, Reaktion Books, March 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 71 illus., 66 in colour
The Renaissance artist Raphael is known for his extraordinary frescoes, his sublime Madonnas, devotional altarpieces, architectural designs, and his inventive prints and tapestries. It was his use of ancient Roman models – classical sculptures, relie...
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£16,95
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Langston Hughes
ISBN: PB: 9781789141955, Reaktion Books, January 2020
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 35 illus.
As the first black author in America to make his living exclusively by writing, Langston Hughes inspired a generation of writers and activists. One of the pioneers of jazz poetry, Hughes led the Harlem Renaissance, while Martin Luther King invoked hi...
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Paracelsus An Alchemical Life
ISBN: HB: 9781789141443, Reaktion Books, September 2019
216 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 20 illus., 10 in colour
Throughout his controversial life the alchemist, physician and social radical known as Paracelsus combined traditions that were magical and empirical, scholarly and folk, learned and artisanal. He endorsed both Catholic and Reformation beliefs, but b...
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