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Recently uncovered film footage shows infamous Slánský Trial, a Stalinist purge

“Hours of film and voice recordings, much of it mould-damaged, believed to cover most of the [Slánský Trial] were found stashed in metal and wooden boxes – along with millions of classified Czechoslovak Communist party documents – in the basement of a bankrupt former metal research business in Panenské Břežany, near Prague.” Continue reading

Booklist endorses forthcoming “The Abolition of Species”

In his first novel to be translated into English, Dath uses gender and evolution as underpinning motivations, with some interesting results. Continue reading

Special event honoring Coco Schumann featured in L.A. Jazz Scene

The spirit of Coco Schumann, who never gave up nor lost his sense of humor despite his experiences, was honored in a manner that he would have enjoyed. Continue reading

DoppelHouse Press releases new catalog

We are pleased to share with you our 2018-2019 catalog, downloadable or viewable online here. Cover art: László Fehér (b. 1953), Balcony, 1988. Oil on ​fiber​board, 250 x 220 cm, Municipal Gallery Kiscell Museum, Budapest.​ ​Courtesy László Fehér. From Hungarian Art: Confrontation and Revival in the Modern Movement by Éva Forgács. Design: Janet Le.

“Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life” featured in the journal Manuscripts

Manuscripts, the quarterly journal of The Manuscript Society, writes that this book “fascinates as a case study of a man driven by a lifelong compulsion, a psychological need, to combat oppression…a moving portrait of a compelling figure in a field rarely occupied by noble persons struggling to combat evil and right wrongs.” Continue reading

Adolf Loos–A Private Portrait inspires traveling exhibition

We must thank journalist and curator David Růžička for mounting and touring the traveling exhibition of Adolf Loos—A Private Portrait with photos by Claire Beck Loos and of the Beck family. Continue reading

“Operation Yellow Star/Black Thursday” in H-France Review

An interesting view into the field of investigative journalism as we follow the author’s steps to find more information at the Archives de la Préfecture de Police de Paris [which] exposes the reluctance of the French police to come to terms with its own past. Continue reading

“Hitler, Stalin and I” receives a starred review from Shelf Awareness

“Heda’s torturous path through some of the 20th century’s greatest calamities is rendered with deep wisdom and a poetic eye for detail. Her misfortunes, and her perseverance through them, make Hitler, Stalin and I both an important historical account and a testament to human endurance…A Czech writer who survived the Holocaust, Stalinism and exile gives a compact, … Continue reading

“The Consequences” reviewed by Artillery

The notion that existence is ephemeral, flickering like a light bulb about to burn out, permeates the idea of contemporary culture that the author articulates throughout the novel. Its reach is both broadly horizontal, defining the production of the art world in which Minnie lives and works, and deeply vertical: it touches quotidian life in … Continue reading

Conductor and music educator Murry Sidlin endorses “The Ghetto Swinger”

This compelling personal and insightful tale of survival brings to light another brilliant and selfless Terezín artist. It is storytelling from the inside by a music-maker who rediscovered the humanizing power of jazz and swing at a time when it was needed most. Continue reading

“The Ghetto Swinger” included in Lives in Music list

Unusually interesting amidst the plethora of self-serving musician autobiographies. Schumann has a better story to tell ​… survival under the hardest conditions, the value of well-placed friends and the vagaries of fortune as well as the impulse to create. Continue reading

Artist Pamela Joseph at Explore Booksellers

Don’t miss Pamela Joseph at Explore Booksellers in Aspen on March 9 from 5:30–6:30pm — “aprés ski”. “Of all the many books that have been published about Iran, none so viscerally conveys the absurdity of the censorship that bears on the nation, or the spirit of rebellion against it as ​The Artist, the Censor, and … Continue reading

“The Consequences” receives insightful review from FULL STOP

“The Consequences is in part about and part of the art world’s commodification of resistance. But it is also about the relationship of an artist to their art, and of the struggles of artists to represent what is absent. […] That The Consequences is populated by many well known artists and illuminated by the description of their artworks is a beautiful treat for the part of the reader that loves learning about art history.” Continue reading

New York Journal of Books praises “Hitler, Stalin and I”

“It is hard to imagine a reader who would not be inspired by the momentous life of Heda Margolius depicted in Hitler, Stalin and I. [… The book] is at once a harrowing journey, a kaleidoscope of images and sounds. If a reader truly hears the haunting words as if they are spoken one can begin to understand … Continue reading

Riot Material features excerpt from The Artist, The Censor and The Nude

Thank you, Riot Material, for hosting this excerpt from The Artist, The Censor and The Nude by Glenn Harcourt about some of the remarkable contemporary artists in Iran whose work is informed by the censorship and/or disappearance of the body in public space.  Continue reading

Multi-media artist Kurosh ValaNejad on censorship and Iranian Art

Don’t miss our event Sunday Feb 18 with multi-media artist Kurosh ValaNejad, who was recently featured in Kayhan Life for his contributions to the award-winning video game “The Cat and the Coup.” Continue reading

Glenn Harcourt in conversation with multi-media artist Kurosh ValaNejad

Glenn Harcourt in conversation with multi-media artist Kurosh ValaNejad. Join us on Feb 18 from 2-4pm at A.G. Geiger Fine Art Books, Chung King Ct., Los Angeles. Read more…. Continue reading

Hitler, Stalin and I: a “unique” and “emotional read”

“Engrossing, immediate and real. […] I actually read the book in one sitting because I did not feel I could or wanted to stop.” Continue reading

Israel National News highlights subtle aspects of Coco Schumann’s life

In this moving tribute to Coco Schumann, Rochel Sylvetsky of Israel National News comments on the “impossible position” of Jewish Holocaust survivors in the diaspora in relationship to their homelands. Continue reading

Tributes to the extraordinary musician Coco Schumann

Our DoppelHouse Press family is heartened to see so many touching tributes being paid to Coco Schumann. Smithsonian published a feature on Coco’s extraordinary success under horrific circumstances, noting that he “began his career during a fraught time for German jazz musicians.” Having survived the Nazi concentration camps because of his music, “Schumann returned to … Continue reading

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