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The Last Days of Mankind makes Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 list

The Last Days of Mankind – A Visual Guide to Karl Kraus’ Great War Epic is included on Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Art, Architecture & Photography books – Fall 2018 for its “eye-catching” display of over 100 taxidermy rats and colorful sketches to restage Karl Kraus’ seminal (and unperformable) drama about The Great War. See the full list. Learn … Continue reading

Sir John Tusa calls Hitler, Stalin and I a “hopeful” book

“A compelling read, appalling and inspiring, tragic and hopeful. Heda’s voice comes through incredibly strongly and my admiration for her clear headed courage and determination is very deep. Full marks to the interviewer for her part in getting Heda’s testimony on the record. The words and tone of voice do not strike a false note. … Continue reading

“Neruda’s Ghosts”: Public Books features Malva

“Malva is a hypnotically poetic novel, in Peeters’s original Dutch as much as in the translation by Vivien Glass. The afterlife has granted the disabled eight-year-old Malva Marina a precociously eloquent kind of wisdom and a wicked sense of humor.” Continue reading

Glowing Publishers Weekly review for A Rebel in Gaza

Publishers Weekly praises Asmaa al-Ghoul’s new memoir (with co-author Selim Nassib) for scrutinizing the oppressive forces affecting women in Palestinian society: “Debut author Al-Ghoul, a journalist from Rafah, picks apart the paradoxes of being female in Palestine, illustrating in vivid and direct language how Hamas and Fatah, on one hand, and the Israelis, on the other, conspire … Continue reading

Graham Foundation awards DoppelHouse with a grant for new art & architecture book

We’re pleased to announce that DoppelHouse Press has received a grant from the Graham Foundation for Jacques and Jacqueline Groag, Architect and Designer: Two Hidden Figures of the Viennese Modern Movement by architecture historian Ursula Prokop. Prokop’s meticulous history restores Jacques and Jacqueline Groag to their rightful places in the pantheon of Viennese Modernists. She explores their individual … Continue reading

5-star review of Hitler, Stalin and I by Tulsa Book Review

Tulsa Book Review praises Heda Margolius Kovály’s Hitler, Stalin and I: “Oral interviews can be a gold mine for historians, and this is no exception. It provides individual experiences that get lost in the grand narratives, and it values the stories that people tell about how they lived through momentous events in their lifetimes.” 5 stars … Continue reading

Journal of Austrian Studies: Erich Hackl’s Three Tearless Histories is a great resource for professors

“…complex narratives whose twists, turns and connections are brought to the light of day by a writer engaged in search and discovery.” Continue reading

“Verklempt” author Peter Sichrovsky featured on JewishFiction.net

In Peter Sichrovsky’s short story “New York,” which was recently featured on JewishFiction.net, a Jewish couple living in Brooklyn consider their own survival of the Holocaust as they contemplate whether or not to attend a reception at the Austrian Embassy for the fiftieth anniversary of the end of WWII. Peter Sichrovsky is an Austrian journalist, author, … Continue reading

ARCHITECT sends up tribute to Charles Paterson and Escape Home

“Before I was going to meet Charles Paterson—the architect, hotelier, and patron who passed away on Aug. 8 at age 89 in Aspen, Colo.—a mutual friend gave me his autobiography Escape Home: Rebuilding a Life After the Anschluss,” writes Aaron Betsky, President of the School of Architecture at Taliesin in a tribute to Charles Paterson published in ARCHITECT. … Continue reading

Major interview in Washington Jewish Week with author Arkady Polishchuk

“Polishchuk describes much of his life with a chuckle. He says that the book is, in part, meant to convey the absurdity of the Soviet experience.” Continue reading

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.    

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