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Edith Wharton A Motor-Flight Through France
"Those who have been charmed with Mrs. Wharton's novels will not be disappointed by her venture into the unfamiliar role of a travel writer." (New York Times, 1908) A Motor-Flight Through France is at once a portrait of turn-of-the-century France and a tribute to the groundbreaking invention of the “motor-car." With a keen eye for architecture and art, and the engrossing style that would earn her a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, Wharton writes about places that she previously “missed and yearned for from the windows of the train."
Yoss A Planet for Rent
A Planet for Rent marks the debut in English of an astonishingly brave and imaginative Latin American voice. The most successful and controversial Cuban science fiction writer of all time, Yoss (aka José Miguel Sánchez Gómez) is known for his acerbic portraits of the island under Communism. In his bestselling A Planet for Rent, Yoss pays homage to Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles and 334 by Thomas M. Disch. A Planet for Rent is both a sendup and a sharp critique of Cuba after the fall of the Soviet Union.
The first title in a series of essential Cuban Science Fiction. In Spanish and English translation by David Frye.
Alejandro Jodorowsky Where the Bird Sings Best
This imaginative memoir from cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky owes its title to Jean Cocteau's ingenious reflection: "A bird sings best on its family tree." However, an author like Alejandro Jodorowsky could not rely on the usual solemnity of immigrant family histories: history and myth; personal memoirs; and a fascinating reconstruction of fables told by grandparents who lived and died in a Ukraine, distant in space but present in the many stories Jodorowsky heard in his youth—all these come together in this original search for his roots.
Tal Nitzán At the End of Sleep
With At the End of Sleep, a bilingual anthology selected from the past decade of Tal Nitzán’s work, one of Hebrew poetry’s most powerful and acclaimed contemporary female voices is finally given her English-language due. Reaching beyond lyricism for its own sake with her lucid, sharp, and occasionally ferocious verse, Nitzán illuminates sexuality and struggle, protests the abuse of power, and plumbs the depths of the Israeli condition.
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Abandoned Havana
Dissident Cuban writer, photographer, and pioneering blogger Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo presents a collection of surreal, irony-laden photos and texts from his native city. His “diary of dystopia”—an unexpected fusion of images and words—brings us closer to Havana’s scaffolded and crumbling facades, ramshackle waterfronts, and teeming human bodies. In this book, as beautiful and bleak as Havana itself, Pardo guides us through the relics and fables of an exhausted Revolution in the waning days of Castro’s Cuba.
Four Corners catalogues Kira Salak's epic, solo jungle trek across the remote Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea—often called the last frontier of adventure travel. Traveling by dugout canoe and on foot, experiencing the dangers and wonders of a largely untouched world, she became the first woman to traverse this remote country and write about it.