Six from the Sixties: Chopin, Cobbing, Finlay, Furnival, Houedard, Phillips. It will include a discussion of these artist's work from that period as well as their personal reminiscences.
About the Sackners:
Ruth and Marvin Sackner are the founders of the Sackner Archive, the world’s largest private collection of concrete/visual poetry from twentieth century art movements as Italian Futurism, Russian and Eastern European Avant Garde, Dada, Surrealism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, Ultra, Tabu-Dada, Lettrisme, and Ultra-Lettrisme. Over sixty-thousand objects from around the world speak volumes about a compulsive and joyful life of collecting art, poetry, and artist books.
Fugas seduce por la calidad musical de su fraseo y por una conmovedora historia que se reparte entre una cronica de Cuba y la evocacion de un exiliado que mira hacia atras ?o suena? y encuentra magnificencia en la conga que, como la propia vida, se desarrolla y desaparece en las calles. La Sombra, Jota Uve, De Chirico, la Garcilasa y el Solenodon viven como cualquiera el acontecer cotidiano de un pais incapaz de ofrecerle mejores perspectivas a una juventud que no sucumbe al hastio. El protagonista no solo huye desde su ninez de la indecorosa tutela paterna ?metafora de la tirania politica que somete a la isla?, sino que se enfrenta a la realidad de ser ciudadano de un lugar saqueado por la codicia y que habra que dejar atras. Recuento de fugas ininterrumpidas, esta es la tragicomedia de un hombre que observa su entorno natal sin amargura ni lamentaciones, pero con una distancia critica que le permite urdir, desde la memoria, una especie de requiem por La Habana, un canto de cisne por una ciudad moribunda que, milagrosamente, permanece en pie.
Sobre el autor:
William Navarrete, nacido en Cuba en 1968, reside en París desde hace más de veinte años. Cursó estudios de historia del arte en la Universidad de La Habana y de civilización hispanoamericana en la Universidad de la Sorbona París IV. Ha trabajado como periodista, profesor, curador de arte y traductor para organizaciones internacionales de Naciones Unidas. Ha publicado unos quince libros de ensayo, poesía y narrativa, dirigido varias antologías y colecciones de literatura, y obtenido diversos premios y reconocimientos por su labor cultural. En francés ha escrito dos volúmenes sobre la música cubana y varios ensayos literarios, así como un diccionario de hechos y personajes insólitos de Cuba. Su primer libro de poesía, Edad de miedo al frío, recibió el premio Eugenio Florit del Centro Cultural Panamericano de Nueva York. Su primera novela, La gema de Cubagua (Madrid, 2011) fue incluida bajo el título de La danse des millions en el catálogo de La Cosmopolite, una de las colecciones de literatura extranjera más prestigiosas de Francia, dirigida por la editorial Stock.
A thrilling literary mystery costarring Jane Austen from the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman’s Tale
Charlie Lovett first delighted readers with his New York Times bestselling debut, The Bookman’s Tale. Now, Lovett weaves another brilliantly imagined mystery, this time featuring one of English literature’s most popular and beloved authors: Jane Austen.
Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of Little Book of Allegories by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudice—and ultimately threaten Sophie’s life.
In a dual narrative that alternates between Sophie’s quest to uncover the truth—while choosing between two suitors—and a young Jane Austen’s touching friendship with the aging cleric Richard Mansfield, Lovett weaves a romantic, suspenseful, and utterly compelling novel about love in all its forms and the joys of a life lived in books.
About the Author:
I am a novelist and playwright who loves books--old and new. My 2013 New York Times Best Selling novel, THE BOOKMAN'S TALE, is set in the world of rare books--a world I learned all about during my years as an antiquarian bookseller and book collector. THE BOOKMAN'S TALE has been sold in 12 foreign markets, from Russia to Romania, Finland to France. My next novel, FIRST IMPRESSIONS, features Jane Austen as a major character and wil be published by Viking in October, 2014 . My plays for children have been seen in over 3000 productions worldwide, and I love hearing from students and teachers who are involved in producing my plays. I especially enjoy visiting schools to chat with student actors and writers. I worked for more than a decade at Summit School in Winston-Salem, NC, and have a real soft spot for school visits.
Join Miami’s Mango Mama, Jen Karetnick, for a culinary tour of all things mango. She invites you into her home, the Mango House, where many of these luscious recipes were created. She introduces you to the Mango Gang, a group of world-renowned chefs including Allen Susser and Norman Van Aken. These chefs make frequent use of the bounty from Jen’s ninety-year-old trees in their Miami restaurants, and inMango, they share some of their favorite recipes.
Karetnick discusses the best methods for picking, preparing, and eating mangos and shares expert tips on how to dehydrate and freeze them so you can enjoy this delicious fruit year-round. The easy-to-follow, exquisite recipes run the gamut from smoothies to cocktails, from mango blintzes for breakfast to jerked grouper with mango-fig chutney for dinner, and from mangría (mango-flavored sangría) to mangospacho (mango-infused gazpacho). If you’re looking for a tantalizing hint of mango in your dish or a tropical explosion of flavor, this book has just the right recipe for you.
About the Author:
Jen Karetnick is the dining critic for MIAMIMagazine and creative writing director at Miami Arts Charter School.
A gifted writer makes her fiction debut with this lyrical and haunting story of missed chances and enduring love, set against the backdrop of high society Charleston, which probes the eternal question: can we ever truly go home again?
When Eliza Poinsett left the elegant world of Charleston for college, she never expected it would take her ten years to return. Now almost a decade later, she is an art historian in London with a charming Etonian boyfriend who adores her. But the past catches up with her when she runs into Henry, her childhood love, at a wedding in the English countryside.
Already unnerved by the encounter, Eliza’s carefully guarded equilibrium is shattered when she meets Henry again in Charleston, where she’s come for her stepsister’s debut. Set against a backdrop of stately homes, the seductive Lowcountry landscape, and the entangled lives of families who trace their ancestors back for generations, Eliza has to decide if she is willing to risk everything for which she has worked so hard to be with the only man she has ever truly loved.
Charleston is an evocative, melancholy novel about one woman’s love—for both a man and an unforgettable city. Emotionally resonant, beguiling in its atmosphere, it illuminates the elusive notion of home, and explores whether we can we truly ever go back to the place—and the people—that indelibly shaped us.
About the Author:
Margaret Bradham Thornton is the editor of Tennessee Williams's Notebooks, for which she received the Bronze ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award for Autobiography/Memoir and the C. Hugh Holman Prize for the best volume of southern literary scholarship, given by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. She is a native of Charleston, a graduate of Princeton University, and currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida.
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Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn’t show you your reflection. It showed you your soul—it showed you who you really were.
The wizard couldn’t look at it without turning away. The king couldn’t look at it. The courtiers couldn’t look at it. A chestful of treasure was offered to anyone who could look at it for sixty seconds without turning away. And no one could.
The Zone of Interest is a love story with a violently unromantic setting. Can love survive the mirror? Can we even meet each other’s eye, after we have seen who we really are?
Powered by both wit and compassion, and in characteristically vivid prose, Martin Amis’s unforgettable new novel excavates the depths and contradictions of the human soul.
About the Author:
Martin Amis is the author of thirteen previous novels, most recently Lionel Asbo; the memoir Experience; two collections of stories and six works of nonfiction. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
“They won’t stay dead!” proclaimed the theatrical poster for filmmaker George A. Romero’s cinematic masterpiece Night of the Living Dead (1968). That banner headline, describing the film’s undead ghouls, has come to define the zombie genre, which continues to reach unprecedented heights of worldwide popularity. ZOMBIES ON FILM: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema takes readers on an illustrative journey through all nine decades of undead cinema, chronicling popular culture’s most terrifyingly enduring and endearing monsters in the very medium their shuffling, rotting, flesh-eating characteristics were created and shaped—at the movies! For nearly a century, the zombie genre has thrived on a creative and cultural transfer of influences from generation to generation of storytellers, filmmakers, and artists. This book chronicles the remarkable true story of
how these individuals and their creative works, through time, collectively built a modern legend, covering the most popular, most influential, most overlooked—and of course, the most terrifying—films featuring zombies.
Author Ozzy Inguanzo’s insightful, witty, and informative text is complemented with an illustrated foreword, and contains more than 300 photographs, movie posters, and behind-the-scenes images featuring scores of classic films including Bela Lugosi’s White Zombie (1932), Romero's Night of the Living Dead, and Lucio Fulci's cult classic Zombie (1979), as well as more recent offerings from blockbuster directors such as Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive (1990), Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead (2004), the breakthrough series The Walking Dead(2010), and Brad Pitt’s mega-hit World War Z (2013).
Expertly curated and filled with images spanning the breadth of cinematic history, ZOMBIES ON FILM: The
Definitive Story of Undead Cinema is perfect for film fans, students, and pop culture junkies.
About the Contributors:
Ozzy Inguanzo is a writer and filmmaker whose work in the motion picture industry spans all facets of moviemaking, from development and production through post-production and marketing. His experience includes Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, Green Lantern , Oz the Great and Powerful , and The Wolverine. Ozzy's documentary Tomas Milian: Acting on Instinct is featured on the newly restored release of the Spaghetti Western cult classic The Big Gundown. He is the author of Constructing Green Lantern: From Page to Screen.
Max Landis is a writer and filmmaker with nearly a dozen projects in development and production in various mediums. He became best known for the hit film Chronicle and for his short Internet parodies The Death and Return of Superman and most recently, The Slap. He is the screenwriter of American Ultra , Frankenstein, and his forthcoming feature film directorial debut Me Him Her.
"All my life I have wanted to travel through Mexico to learn authentic recipes from each region and now I don’t have to – Margarita has done it for me!" – Eva Longoria
The first truly comprehensive bible of authentic Mexican home cooking, written by a living culinary legend, Mexico: The Cookbook features an unprecedented 700 recipes from across the entire country, showcasing the rich diversity and flavors of Mexican cuisine. Author Margarita Carrillo Arronte has dedicated 30 years to researching, teaching, and cooking Mexican food, resulting in this impressive collection of Snacks and Street Food, Starters and Salads, Eggs, Soups, Fish, Meat, Vegetables, Accompaniments, Rice and Beans, Breads and Pastries, and Drinks and Desserts.
Beautifully illustrated with 200 full‐color photographs, the book includes dishes such as Acapulco‐style ceviche, Barbacoa de Pollo from Hidalgo, classic Salsa Ranchera, and the ultimate Pastel Tres Leches, each with notes on recipe origins, ingredients, and techniques, along with contributions from top chefs such as Enrique Olvera and Hugo Ortega.
About the Chef:
Margarita Carrillo Arronte is a chef, author, TV host, restaurateur, and a global ambassador of Mexican cuisine. Born and raised in Mexico, she has dedicated the past 35 years to researching, studying, teaching, and cooking traditional Mexican food. Carrillo-Arronte was trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Cultura Culinaria/UNAM and is the former owner of Don Emiliano in Los Cabos, Baja, Turtux restaurant in Mexico City and La Colina in Tokyo, Japan. She is known as one of the most well respected chefs in Mexico. She has been a member of Slow Food International since 1996 and has participated 4 times in the Salone del Gusto in Torino, Italy. In 2010, She is a member of the Conservatory of the Gastronomic Culture of Mexico, the small group of professionals that campaigned to get Mexican cuisine recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and succeeded. She was named the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture's Chef and organized Mexican food festivals and several gala dinners around the world - such as the G-20 Summit in 2012, a cultural leader in The World Economic forum in Davos, Executive Chef of the United Nation Climate Change Conference in Can Cun 2010 as well as countless events with top dignitaries such as Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, George W. Bush, Her Majesty Masako Crown Princess of Japan, Angela Merkel Prime Minister of Germany, Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister of Israel, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar as well as countless celebrities such as Cindy Crawford, Harrison Ford, Lance Armstrong, Rick Baileys, Massimo Bottura.
She is currently hosting the third season of her 13 Episode TV series for ElGourmet channel in Latin America, that has featured the traditions and cuisines of Oaxaca, Puebla and most recently "The Cuisine from the Stone: Metates y Molcajetes, Cocina tradicional Mexicana". She won the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Hospitality Sciences "San Pascual Bailon" (2013). And she is a member of Academie Culinaire de France. She has appeared on various broadcast outlets such as NPR's "The Splendid Table" and Rick Bayless' "Mexico One Plate at a Time." She is the author of Mexico: The Cookbook as well as Tamales y Atoles Mexicanos .
She has given countless keynote speeches around traditional Mexican cuisine in places like Brazil, Peru, Japan, China, France, England, Ireland, Italy, USA, Canada, Spain, Colombia and many other countries. She is fluent in Spanish and English. She lives in Mexico City.