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Character-Driven and Critical Books
Art, Architecture, Music, and Memoir
Wild and vivid — a rollicking memoir of romance and rock ‘n’ roll in an era of upheaval and transition. From Los Angeles to Leningrad and back again, Joanna’s story is borne along by her infectious, headlong enthusiasm. It’s quite a ride.
– Patrick Radden Keefe, author, award winning staff writer at The New Yorker and creator ofWind of Change podcast
Human Rights Memoirs
A humanist forger, a utopian outlaw, the Robin Hood of false papers, preparing passports and identity cards for the world’s oppressed.
– Jerusalem Post
Takes a sharp look at the dysfunction of the U.S.S.R., offering details that no one in the West could imagine. […] An important memoir by a fearless man.
– Foreword Reviews
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 one woman’s life-affirming strength of will. An eloquent, provocative, and timely memoir.
– Kirkus Reviews
Personal Memoir and Essay
From champion to refugee to martial-arts teacher, a kickboxing innovator tells of his career, remarkable survival and journey toward self-understanding.
Pulse-pounding, disturbing, and powerful. An astonishing life told beautifully. The book will grip you from its first pages and not let you go.
– Jeff Chang, author of Water Mirror Echo: Bruce Lee and the Making of Asian America and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
A bold and innovative ensemble piece with illustrations by way of words, letters, poems and artist Jana Zimmer’s own impressive images.
—Wendy Holden, author of Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope
The texture of memory and the ability of art and film to bear witness to traumatic events are delicately approached in this book-length essay by a Mekas cinephile.
Like Mekas, who knew how to give the small and personal a universal charge, Delpeut also applies the stylistic device of alternating between individual and abstract reflections. It is simultaneously a finished piece and the beginning (or continuation) of a conversation.
—Dutch Review of Books
Art and Architecture
In razor-sharp anecdotes, some a paragraph, some several pages, Claire writes in the present tense. The result is altogether Loosian: timeless, with as little ornament, but as much empathy, as any protégé could deliver. Here, theory in the flesh walks in.
– Barbara Lamprecht, coauthor of Neutra: Complete Works
A masterful study of fictive art — a genre of geofictions, fictive museums, art movements, and invented persona which predate and challenge our current affliction of alternative facts and terrifying political fabulations. This scrupulously researched study is a model of interdisciplinary scholarship, bound to generate significant debate. If Philip K. Dick invented an academic historian to define and taxonomize the interdisciplinary genre of our age, Antoinette LaFarge would be it.
– Thyrza Nichols Goodeve
Not just about one survivor but a meaningful observation of an even more significant story about the bloody outcomes of extremism.
– New York Journal of Books
As lush with speculative literary history as it is with lyrical prose,
picking its way through the sticky webs of family dynamics and revolutionary politics.
– World Literature Today
You’ll be hooked as I was if you pick up this serious yet humor-filled examination of a [conceptual artist’s] life too well examined.
– Literary Hub