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The Consequences receives nomination and review by National Book Critics Circle

“Minnie Panis is a Dutch artist of growing international reputation. One day, she opens Vogue and finds nearly nude photographs of herself featured in a fashion spread. She did not agree to pose for these pictures, and yet she instantly knows where they came from: a photographer she’d been sleeping with had betrayed her and … Continue reading

The Consequences reviewed by Riot Material Magazine

“Weijers masterfully slips back and forth between the (temporal) present and various pasts in Minnie’s life, elaborating on her disappearances and her sadness​. … Weijers’ literary inspiration comes from Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, but she leaves Beckett’s futility behind to deliver a deeply compelling search for meaning that at times turns on the slightest connections—like the fleeting … Continue reading

Resistance: Persecuted but not Silenced. A Literary-Musical Collage at Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Doppelhouse Press is honored to be part of the literary-musical collage, Resistance: Persecuted but not Silenced, at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York on November 9 at 7:30 pm. This collage unites resistive texts from three centuries with musical pieces by persecuted composers. Included as a free giveaway for attending is Erich Hackl’s “Three Tearless … Continue reading

Rain Taxi reviews The Consequences 

Garry Craig Powell writes: “This novel is a true must-read, and Weijers is an author all literate readers should discover. […] The Consequences is an astonishing book, shimmering with wit, wisdom, and beauty.” Read the full review at Rain Taxi.

Adolfo Kaminsky interviewed by Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes

Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper traveled to France in spring 2017 to interview Adolfo Kaminsky and Sarah Kaminsky. Both the broadcast and 60 Minutes Overtime, another 5 minute special, are viewable now!  Continue reading

New York Journal of Books reviews Maurice Rajsfus’ “The Vél d’Hiv Raid”

“A remarkable collection of primary source documents [that] arrives at a time when the United States and other Western democracies face significant decision points.​ […] Rajsfus’s work about the French treachery was completed years before Trump’s ascendancy to power. Its importance is to alert us to be attentive and vigilant. When must we act to … Continue reading

The Consequences reviewed by Literary Hub

From Literary Hub, we are pleased to share: “Minnie Panis is a conceptual artist whose near-death experience during an installation convinces her to seek psychological help. But is the doctor she’s chosen a helper, or a gateway to another dimension? ‘The day Minnie Panis vanished from her own life for the third time. . .’ … Continue reading

A new review of The Consequences

Coinciding with the launch of Niña Weijers’s U.S. book tour, we note the following review, “Weijers’ unusual life and art story is engaging throughout. … Thoroughly enjoyable and agreeably provocative.” – M.A. Orthofer, The Complete Review

Glowing review of Hungarian Art: Confrontation and Revival in the Modern Movement

Forgács’ “intellect, cultural knowledge and research, analytical and synthetic skills, is what makes Hungarian Art: Confrontation and Revival in the Modern Movement a text that I was unable to put down; one that will be used by those interested in the field for a long time to come.” – Dr. Oliver Botar, Hungarian Cultural Studies Continue reading

The Forger Documentary Selected for DC Shorts Film Festival

The Forger,  directed by Samantha Stark, Alexandra Garcia and Pamela Druckerman, is scheduled for multiple screenings at the DC Shorts Film Festival in September 2017. The Forger, is based on the best-selling book, Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life, by Sarah Kaminsky. Buy tickets at: festival.dcshorts.com/films/the-forger.

Adolf Loos–A Private Portrait: “An excellent literary work.”

Recommended to all those interested not only in architecture but also in the dynamic era of twenties and thirties. … Continue reading

A brief introduction to Francis M. Naumann and Pamela Joseph

Francis M. Naumann, contributor to The Artist, The Censor, and The Nude: A Tale of Morality and Appropriation, is a scholar, curator, and art dealer in New York, specializing in the art of the Dada movement. Continue reading

Foreword Reviews praises Maurice Rajfus’ “The Vél D’Hiv Raid”

Foreword Reviews: “Rare and invaluable is the writer who can address a topic that can’t possibly withstand further scrutiny … only to produce a brilliantly original, insight-filled manifesto. Maurice Rajsfus pulls off that exact feat of magic in The Vel d’Hiv Raid: The French Police at the Service of the Gestapo. That the French lustily … Continue reading

New review of Adolf Loos–A Private Portrait

Admirably fresh, interesting and well written…. Read more… Continue reading

Red City Review praises Verklempt: Stories by Peter Sichrovsky

Red City Review writes: “What makes these stories so entertaining and engaging is the fact that the characters in each of the stories are the kind of people you’ve met before. They have to face relatable issues like dealing with the complications of a new love, getting older, struggling to keep their families together, and … Continue reading

ALERT – Levi Laub on the Events in Charlottesville

The Charlottesville racist rally and terror attack is a replay of how the European fascists operated before and during World War II. It is an echo of the same game plan they relied on to build their movements. … What follows is an interview with Levi Laub, the English translator of the most detailed study of The Vél d’Hiv Raid. The study is as timely as today’s news. The interview focuses on the details of how not opposing fascist ideas and practices turns you into a collaborator. Continue reading

The Artist, The Censor, and The Nude receives high praise by Roya Hakakian

“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 ​The Nude. Only an artist of the keenest sensibilities, like ​Pamela ​Joseph, can make such a distant … Continue reading

The Vél d’Hiv Raid: A Blight on France

Maurice Rajsfus, a French Jewish survivor who witnessed this infamous roundup, dissects it in a workmanlike book, The Vel D’Hiv Raid: The French Police at the Service of the Gestapo. … Seventy five years on, this appalling raid still blights French grandiose notions of liberty and equality. Continue reading

Publisher’s Weekly reviews The Artist, The Censor, and The Nude

Thoughtful and rigorous, the book provides an excellent survey of contemporary censorship. … Continue reading

Interview by KPFA’s Mitch Jeserich about The Vél d’Hiv Raid

July 16 and 17 marked the 75th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv Roundup. Levi Laub, activist and translator of our upcoming title, The Vél d’Hiv Raid by Maurice Rajsfus, was interviewed on Monday, July 17 by KPFA host Mitch Jeserich on Letters & Politics. Listen, download, or open the interview from iTunes at: https://kpfa.org/episode/letters-and-politics-july-17-2017.

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