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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

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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

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