DoppelHouse Press News

This category contains 127 posts

Cofounder of DoppelHouse Press dies at age 89

We are saddened by the recent death of author, architectural designer, and hotelier Charles Paterson, who with his daughter, Carrie Paterson, founded DoppelHouse Press in 2011… Continue reading

Kirkus Reviews calls A Rebel in Gaza “fierce and defiant”

In an advance review, Kirkus Reviews commends Palestinian journalist Asmaa al-Ghoul’s new memoir (with co-author Selim Nassib), which relates her experiences growing up and becoming a writer in Gaza: “Fierce and defiant, Al-Ghoul’s book is as much a celebration of Gazan resilience in the face of raging internal and external conflicts as it is of … Continue reading

The Common praises feminism in The Consequences in new review

A new review on The Common by Olga Zilberbourg highlights many feminist themes in The Consequences and the urgency to address issues of gender disparity in the art world: “I found the read to be so exhilarating that as the book drew to its close, it took effort to return to the question about the nature of Minnie Panis’s disappearances. The question: … Continue reading

Hungarian Art: major review in ARTMargins

Some of our favorite pull quotes from this very positive book review in ARTMargins: “Forgács makes a marked effort to describe fine art not only in terms of aesthetic categories, but also on the basis of its political significance.” “Heartily recommended to anyone curious about the history of modernism and avant-garde art in Hungary, … an … Continue reading

Malva reviewed by Kirkus Reviews

Malva, the unknown story of Pablo Neruda’s only child, has recently been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews: “This phantasmagoric novel by the celebrated Dutch poet Peeters (Maturity, 2011, etc.) is a strange experience, poetic in word and verse […] Malva’s voice is intriguing, having evolved beyond revenge or anger into a deeper acceptance. An evocative portrait of a … Continue reading

JAZZIZ focuses on the “remarkable autobiography” of music legend Coco Schumann

A feature in JAZZIZ Magazine on celebrated jazz musician Coco Schumann, entitled “Playing Music in Hell,” focuses on his experiences in concentration camps during WWII in a nine-page spread replete with photographs from throughout Coco’s life and excerpts from his memoir The Ghetto Swinger: A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers. “For posterity, [Schumann] left behind a lifetime of music … Continue reading

Publishers Weekly’s interview unwraps significant details in Russian dissident’s story

Publishers Weekly takes an in-depth look at the memoir of Russian Jewish dissident and human rights advocate Arkady Polishchuk in a special interview with Howard Lovy: A true story of Cold War bravery and danger … Polishchuk was an prominent Soviet journalist in the 1960s, yet as a Jew he did not fool himself about … Continue reading

2 DoppelHouse Press titles recommended in Literature in Translation “Book Club Reads”

Among a list of 20 outstanding translated books, DoppelHouse has two works of fiction recommended to book clubs by Ingram:   From Germany: The Abolition of Species has been recommended by Library Journal for readers of Frank Herbert (Dune) and George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones). From the Netherlands: The Consequences has been called “a true must-read.. imagine a work by … Continue reading

Dancing on Thin Ice is “Proven to Stimulate Thinking”

“The depressing surroundings of Polishchuk’s life might be hard to believe for a Western person—but it is re-counted with such journalistic vision and style that reading the book is both enlightening and entertaining.” Continue reading

Coco Schumann and “Guitarists Who Overcame Great Adversity”

In this video featured on the culture blog Laughing Squid, Coco Schumann is the second guitarist discussed by musician Steve Onotera in his list of guitarists who found musical success despite facing great adversity. You can watch the full episode here and learn more about Coco Schumann’s life and autobiography on our book page.    

Coco Schumann honored on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thank you, Julie Carbonara of The Jewish Chronicle for an illuminating obituary honoring Coco Schumann on Yom HaShoah: “He insisted he was a musician who survived the concentration camps, not a Holocaust survivor who happened to make music. Indeed for Coco Schumann, who has died aged 93, music, especially his beloved jazz, was as essential as … Continue reading

Russian dissident Arkady Polishchuk to speak about new book

We’re excited to feature human rights advocate and author of our forthcoming book Dancing on Thin Ice: Travails of a Russian Dissenter (which will be released this July) at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans next month, where he’ll be reppin’ DoppelHouse Press with Publisher and Editor in chief, Carrie Paterson! Polishchuk’s … Continue reading

Forthcoming memoir details human rights abuses in Russia

At the peak of his career an elite Russian journalist ceases to write. … But now his situation is worse than ever. The KGB begins using his magazine as a cover for its agents working abroad. … Continue reading

“The Abolition of Species” applauded by World Literature Today

“In Samuel P. Willcocks’s masterful translation, The Abolition of Species is a transgressive revelation, a worthy philosophical successor to Wells’s generative novel [The Time Machine (1895)].” Continue reading

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

Enter your email address to receive our Newsletter and Posts.

Join 86 other followers