Various & Sundry
The Secret Knowledge
After writing an article for The Village Voice in 2008 titled "Why I am No Longer a "Brain Dead Liberal'" he was asked to write (or so he claims) a book on politics. This is that book. Hardcover, 242 pp. $32.50.
The Artist in the Office
This ingenious little book isn't about throwing over your day job, it's about integrating the work you have to do with the work you want to do. Even when it seems like you are living two lives, this book will show you that it is only one and it's yours. The Artist in the Office will help you thrive at your creative work and your day job. Softcover, $17.50.
Voices from the Wings
Voices from the Wings is a collection of thousands of anecdotal gems, witty or malicious putdowns, potted biographies, and caustic one-liners from the lively worlds of the performing arts. Lovers of showbiz in all its forms, from theatre to television and musicals to operetta, will welcome this new edition of a much-admired work, now extensively revised and expanded. Hardcover, 421 pp. $27.95.
The Art of Conversation
Every day we use cell phones and computers to communicate, but are we losing touch with face-to-face talk? Find out exactly what you stand to lose with this rallying cry for the venerable art of conversation. Taking lessons from philosophy, anthropology, and literature, Catherine Blyth uncovers the rules and some surprising secrets, with advice for navigating conversational situations from bedroom to boardroom, and hilarious tales of how it can all go wrong. Softcover, 289 pp. $18.50.
How To Be An Explorer Of The World
At any given moment, no matter where you are, there are hundreds of things around you that are interesting and worth documenting. In Keri Smith's latest interactive book, you will be repeatedly asked to suspend your disbelief, complete tasks that make you feel a bit strange, look at the world in ways that make you think differently, conduct experiments on a regular basis, and see inanimate objects as alive. Softcover, 204 pp. $16.95.
The Poem I Turn To
In The Poem I Turn To, some of our leading actors and directors share their favourite poems and how poetry has inspired and influenced their lives. Includes readings of the work of such incendiary poets as: W.H. Auden, Seamus Heaney, Sylvia Plath, Andrew Marvell, Denis Johnson, and William Carlos Williams. Hardcover, 227 pp. $29.95.
Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie
Let Me Stand Alone reveals the late activist Rachel Corrie's striking gifts as a poet and writer as she tells her story in her own words, from her precocious reflections as a young girl to her final emails. Her writing brings to life all that it means to come of age--a dawning sense of self, a thirst for one's own ideals, and an evolving connection to others near and far. Hardcover, 311 pp. $23.95.
Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints
From one of our most admired cultural critics, thirty-one essays on some of the most influencial artists of our time - writers, dancers, choreographers, sculptors - and two saints of all time, Joan of Arc and Mary Magdalene. What unites the book is Acocella's interest in the making of art and in the courage, perseverance, and, sometimes, dumb luck that it requires. Softcover, 524 pp. $18.95.
Shaun Tan delivers a shockingly imaginative graphic novel that captures the sense of adventure and wonder that surrounds a new arrival on the shores of a shining new city. Wordless, but with perfect narrative flow, Tan fashions a story filled with cityscapes worthy of Winsor McKay. The Arrival renders the immigrant experience into a documentary magically told by way of Surrealism. Hardcover, 120 pp. $21.99.
Do you hang on to tickets from shows or concerts you've attended? Or
collect stubs and memorabilia from trips you go on? This handy journal is just
the ticket for preserving and showing them off. Use the roomy sleeves to store
tickets of all shapes and sizes, and jot down your memories of the experiences
in the lined space provided. The handsome package will keep your memorabilia
in mint shape for years to come. Hardcover, 52 pp. $16.95.
Dylan Thomas: The Caedmon Collection
On February 22, 1952, Dylan Thomas made his first recording for Caedmon
Records, A Child's Christmas in Wales and Five Poems. It was the
first of many albums Thomas was to record for Caedmon. This recording
launched not only Caedmon, but the spoken-word industry as well.
in celebration of over 50 years of spoken-word publishing, Caedmon
presents this unique collection of Dylan Thomas reading his finest
works, as well
as some of his favourites by W.H. Auden and Willliam Shakespeare.
Audio CD, $42.50.
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