Glastonbury All Mine
Stuart Roy Clarke
This book of mine, all mine, my cake, my adornments, my festival, is less about headline acts and more about the delight of being at the most anti-war, life-affirming thing I have experienced.
Having shot Glastonbury Festival since the mid-80's, photographer Stuart Roy Clarke gives us his personal view of the famed UK performing arts event. Panoramic, yet intimate, his images present the full Glastonbury experience: the music and art, the immense landscape and its vibrant, pulsing community; the smiles and hugs and muddy boots, the dancing, and always the passionate faces of people bathed in the warm light of music and art.
Will Mountain Cox
Stuart Roy Clarke
In his new book, The Game, acclaimed soccer photographer Stuart Roy Clarke and writer John Williams chronicle the fabric of the world's game over the past three decades in Great Britain. Through Clarke's lens, the players, the venues, the fans, the big cities and the villages come to life, and Williams's words allow the reader to get lost in the magical, sometimes mythical, world of British soccer.
British documentary photographer and social commentator Stuart Roy Clarke has been covering the game of soccer for more than thirty years, focusing his keen eye not just on the players but also the fans, stadiums, cities, and pubs; people and places that reveal the cultural and historical significance of soccer in the UK and beyond, telling intimate stories that we often miss as American fans following the top international clubs from a distance. In 2017-18, Clarke got together with John Williams, a sociologist at the University of Leicester who writes about soccer and its fans, to try to tell the story of the game they love. Their lively conversations, along with a feast of Clarke’s exhilarating photos, form The Game, a beautiful book that gets to the bottom and the top of what makes the beautiful game so enduring. First published in the UK in 2018 by Liverpool-based Bluecoat Press, Clarke and Williams have updated The Game with additional photos and conversation for a North American release of one-thousand copies by Relegation Books.See all reviews
With Paris In Mind
Will Mountain Cox
Talking with Artists of This Generation
Dead Hemingway. Dead Baker. Dead Joyce and Dead Fitzgerald. Dead Stein. Dead Picasso. Dead Barnes and Dead Truffaut. Piaf Dead and Breton Dead. Gainsbourg Dead and Monet Dead. Bernhardt Dead and Satie Dead. Baldwin Dead and Foucault Dead too.
The Parisian artists of our dreams have been dead a long time. It is now our chance to live in the moment. The romantic fantasy of mythic Paris is always close at hand, but what is it really like to be a resident artist today? Does hyper-connectivity help or hinder creativity? Are cities still necessary? Are artists? Will Mountain Cox, who has made a career out of identifying and championing young, fresh talent, and who himself arrived in Paris as a newcomer in search of inspiration, pursues the elusive answers in this searching collection of conversations with the most intriguing emergent minds of our urgent time. Interviews with twenty-two vibrant new voices, accompanied by extensive photographs, give a candid and insightful look at making it (or moving on) in Paris today, sparking essential social dialogue about new art, how we make it, for whom we make it, and above all, why now.
Featuring: Romy Alizée - Luis Miguel Andrade - Oscar d’Artois - Bagarre - Yotam Ben-David - Bianca Bondi - Gaëlle Choisne - Amélie Derlon Cordina - Julien Creuzet - John Denison - Wendy Huynh - Merryn Jean - Nina Leger - Léa Mysius - Adam Naas - Lucy K Shaw - Billie Tomassin - Alcidia Vulbeau
Translations by Christopher Seder
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The Loved Ones
This is a fearless novel, one that expands the heart. In mapping constellations of yearning and heartbreak as two families come together and fall apart, Sonya Chung not only delivers a sensual, finely wrought page-turner; she executes a radical act of compassion. The Loved Ones is a must-read.
“We succeed only, ever, at sorrow and love.”
In this masterful novel of inheritance and loss, Sonya Chung (Long for This World) proves herself a worthy heir to Marguerite Duras, Hwang Sun-won, and James Salter. Spanning generations and divergent cultures, The Loved Ones maps the intimate politics of unlikely attractions, illicit love, and costly reconciliations. Charles Lee, the young African American patriarch of a biracial family, seeks to remedy his fatherless childhood in Washington, DC, by making an honorable choice when his chance arrives. Years later in the mid-1980s, uneasy and stymied in his marriage to Alice, he finds a connection with Hannah Lee, the teenage Korean American caregiver whose parents’ transgressive flight from tradition and war has left them shrouded in a cloud of secrets and muted passion. A shocking and senseless death will test every familial bond and force all who are touched by the tragedy to reexamine who their loved ones truly are–the very meaning of the words. Haunting, elliptical, and powerful, The Loved Ones deconstructs the world we think we know and shows us the one we inhabit.See all reviews
On Bittersweet Place
A powerful evocation of the complexities of the early 20th-century immigrant experience too often sugar-coated and sentimentalized. Rich with precise period detail and iconic historical references, On Bittersweet Place brings to life the travails and triumphs of one Jewish-American family readers will not easily forget.
On Bittersweet Place is the powerful coming-of-age story of Lena Czernitski, a young Russian Jew whose family flees their homeland in the Ukraine after the October Revolution.
On Bittersweet Place is the powerful coming-of-age story of Lena Czernitski, a young Russian Jew whose family flees their homeland in the Ukraine after the October Revolution. The story unfolds in Chicago during the Jazz Age of the 1920’s, where Lena’s impoverished family has settled and where she must traverse the early years of adolescence. Lena’s new world is large and beautiful and full of promise, but it is also cold and unwelcoming and laden with danger. Ronna Wineberg delivers a moving, universal story of family, self-discovery, young love, and the always relevant experience of the immigrant, the refugee, the outsider struggling to create a new home and a better life in an unfamiliar place.See all reviews
Wake Up, We’re Here
Hudgens doesn’t shy away from the brutality of life on earth — the illness, the decrepitude, the humiliations and the teen suicides — but the grittiness is never gratuitous, and his stories are infused with compassion and hope.
In these collected stories of deeply human, flawed men and women in search of connection, consolation and better odds, Dallas Hudgens once again taps into the powerful and resonant view of ordinary lives made less so that has earned him national praise for his novels, Drive Like Hell and Season of Gene. In a Nation’s Capital fully occupied by the ninety-nine percent, going about the business of their lives, and in Detroit, Buffalo, Winnipeg, Oxnard and Tampa, life lays down its rhythm in dreams, promises and bills, the truth in neon light through the hazy smoke, and the telltale beat of inconstant hearts, foreclosures, and the everyday rigors of smoking, drinking, working, parenting, cheating, and praying that just one break could make it. America, down on her luck, ready for redemption, has never looked closer than this, or more like us.See all reviews