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  • What Just Happened?: Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line

    Karton Kapak
    As a Hollywood film producer, Art Linson has had a hand in producing some of the most unforgettable films of the last half century--Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Untouchables, Fight Club--and has worked with some of America’s finest actors and directors. Dubbed by the Los Angeles Times “a breezy anatomy of ritual humiliation,” Art Linson’s Hollywood memoir What Just Happened? gives us a brutally honest, funny, and comprehensive tour through the horrors of Hollywood. To be released in 2008 as a feature film starring Robert De Niro and featuring appearances from Bruce Willis, Sean Penn, and John Turturro, among others, Grove Press’s reissue of Linson’s hysterical memoir will include a new foreword, the film’s script, and several black-and-white shots from the film.
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  • Manhattan: Letters from Prehistory

    Karton Kapak
    Manhattan is the tale of a young French scholar who travels to the United States in 1965 on a Fulbright Fellowship to consult the manuscripts of beloved authors. In Yale University's Beinecke Library, tantalized by the conversational and epistolary brilliance of a fellow researcher, she is lured into a picaresque and tragic adventure. Meanwhile, back in France, her children and no-nonsense mother await her return. A young European intellectual's first contact with America and the city of New York are the background of this story. The experience of Manhattan haunts this labyrinth of a book as, over a period of thirty-five years, its narrator visits and revisits Central Park and a half-buried squirrel, the Statue of Liberty and a never again to be found hotel in the vicinity of Morningside Heights: a journey into memory in which everything is never the same.Traveling from library to library, France to the United States, Shakespeare to Kafka to Joyce, Manhattan deploys with gusto all the techniques for which Cixous's fiction and essays are known: rapid juxtapositions of time and place, narrative and description, analysis and philosophical reflection. It investigates subjects Cixous has spent her life probing: reading, writing, and the omnipotence-otherseductions of literature; a family's flight from NaziGermany and postcolonial Algeria; childhood, motherhood, and, not least, the strange experience of falling in love with, as Jacques Derrida writes, a counterfeit genius.
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  • Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale

    Sert Kapak
    Celebrated artist and writer Belle Yang makes a stunning debut as a graphic memoirist with this story of crisis and survival.When Belle Yang was forced to take refuge in her parents’ home after an abusive boyfriend began stalking her, her father entertained her with stories of old China. The history she’d ignored while growing up became a source of comfort and inspiration, and narrowed the gap separating her—an independent, Chinese-American woman—from her Old World Chinese parents. In Forget Sorrow, Yang makes her debut into the graphic form with the story of her father’s family, reunited under the House of Yang in Manchuria during the Second World War and struggling—both together and individually—to weather poverty, famine, and, later, Communist oppression. The parallels between Belle Yang’s journey of self-discovery and the lives and choices of her grandfather, his brothers, and their father (the Patriarch) speak powerfully of the conflicts between generations—and of possibilities for reconciliation. Forget Sorrow demonstrates the power of storytelling and remembrance, as Belle—in telling this story—finds the strength to honor both her father and herself.
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  • If I Am Not For Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew

    Karton Kapak
    If I Am Not For Myself is a passionate, thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be Jewish in the twenty-first century. It traces the author’s upbringing in 1960s Jewish-American suburbia, his anti-war and pro-Palestinian activism on the British left, and life as a Jew among Muslims in Pakistan, Morocco, and Britain. Interwoven with this are the experiences of his grandfather’s life in Jewish New York of the 1930s and 40s, his struggles with anti-Semitism and the twists and turns that led him from anti-fascism to militant Zionism. In the course of this deeply personal story, Marqusee refutes the claims of Israel and Zionism on Jewish loyalty and laments their impact on the Jewish diaspora. Rather, he argues for a richer, more multi-dimensional understanding of Jewish history and identity, and reclaims vital political and personal space for those castigated as “self-haters” by the Jewish establishment.
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  • With Napoleon in Russia (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)

    Karton Kapak
    Born into a noble family with a strong military tradition, Armand de Caulaincourt had been Napoleon’s Ambassador to Russia; Minister for Foreign Affairs; political advisor; and during the disastrous Russian campaign, his personal aide. In this unique document—the first English translation of the original French manuscript—the French statesman presents a comprehensive picture of the supreme crisis of Napoleon’s career, with graphic accounts of the French army’s advance into Russia, the occupation of Moscow, and the horrors of retreat.“By far the most important addition to Napoleonic documentation published in modern times.”—The London Times“When General de Caulaincourt laid down his pen he had completed, whether he knew it or not, a masterpiece.”—The New York TimesA superb biography, history, and memoir in one unforgettable volume, the work will fascinate students, teachers, scholars, and history buffs alike.
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  • Die Gruppe 47: Als die deutsche Literatur Geschichte schrieb

    Sert Kapak
    Die Gruppe 47 ist zu einem Markenzeichen geworden. Jeder nimmt Bezug auf diese von Hans Werner Richter 1947 ins Leben gerufene lose Schriftstellervereinigung. Jeder hat eine Vorstellung von ihrer Wirkung. Helmut Böttiger legt nun den ersten umfassenden Überblick über die Geschichte dieser Institution vor, die unseren Literaturbetrieb erfunden und die politische Öffentlichkeit Nachkriegsdeutschlands mitgeprägt hat. Bei näherer Betrachtung wird aber klar: Vieles von dem, was man zu wissen glaubt, verkehrt sich ins Gegenteil. Die Gruppe 47 war erstaunlich pluralistisch; Paul Celan hatte ihr seinen Erfolg zu verdanken; und wenn es eine Symbolfigur für die Mechanismen der Gruppe 47 gibt, heißt sie viel eher Hans Magnus Enzensberger als Günter Grass. Durch die Auswertung vieler bisher unbekannter Dokumente und Gespräche mit Zeitzeugen entsteht ein lebendiges Bild der Frühgeschichte der BRD: von den Schwierigkeiten, die Prägungen durch den Nationalsozialismus abzustreifen, bis zu einem neuen, prekären Wechselspiel zwischen Literatur, Markt und Mediengesellschaft, das bis heute anhält. Es ist an der Zeit, die Ursprünge kennenzulernen!
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  • The Diary of a Young Wife

    Karton Kapak
    The year is 1953 and the North of England, like everywhere else, is full of women 'keeping house' for their husbands. Washing must be scrubbed by hand over the sink, socks must be darned by hand and tea must be on the table by five o'clock sharp. Immersed in this world is Hazel Wheeler, a feisty young woman, Yorkshire born and bred, who is in her first year of marriage. Contending with the daily drudgery of continual housework, an interfering mother in law who 'always knows best' and a constant struggle to make ends meet, The Diary of a Young Wife 1953 chronicles the first shaky steps of marriage for newlywed Hazel Wheeler. Challenged by the sexist cultural climate of the time, Hazel desperately fights to fit her passion - writing- around the unenviable daily demands of a 1950s housewife, and, terrified of social pressure to have children, finds herself 'wondering if there could possibly be a means of having a family without the bodily distortion.' The Diary of a Young Wife 1953 offers and engaging insight into married life in the 1950s.
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  • Gefangen in Deutschland: Wie mich mein türkischer Freund in eine islamische Parallelwelt entführte

    Karton Kapak
    Katja Schneidt ist eine lebensfrohe, selbstbewusste junge Frau. Bis sie Mahmud kennenlernt. Die beiden verlieben sich und ziehen zusammen. Dann zeigt Mahmud sein wahres Gesicht - das Gesicht eines Tyrannen. Katja Schneidt wird als Deutsche mitten in Deutschland Teil einer islamischen Parallelgesellschaft. Sie darf nicht mehr ohne Erlaubnis das Haus verlassen, muss Kopftuch tragen, wird brutal misshandelt und zur unfreiwilligen Zeugin von Zwangshochzeiten. Erst als die Gewalt überhandnimmt, sammelt sie all ihren Mut und flieht, um Mahmud anzuzeigen. Sie wird damit zur Geächteten, der bis heute die Blutrache von Mahmuds Familie droht.
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  • A Personal Record (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad)

    Sert Kapak
    Serialized in Ford Madox Ford's English Review in 1908-9, A Personal Record (1912) both documents and fictionalizes Conrad's early life and the opening stages of his careers as a writer and as a seaman. It is also an artistic and political manifesto. This volume provides the most accurate and scholarly edition available. Mistakes introduced by typists and earlier publishers have been corrected to present the text as Conrad intended it. The introduction traces Conrad's sources and gives the history of writing and reception. The essay on the text and the apparatus set out the textual history. The notes explain literary and historical references, identify places, and gloss foreign terms. Four maps and a genealogical table supplement this explanatory material. This edition of A Personal Record, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's reminiscences and the volume's two prefaces in forms more authoritative than any so far printed.
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  • Calendar Girl: In Which a Lady of Rylstone Reveals All

    Karton Kapak
    It was a crazy idea and good for a laugh at the time: When Tricia Stewart proposed a more risqué treatment for her local Women’s Institute’s annual calendar, which normally featured tranquil scenes from nature, laughing alongside her was John Baker, the husband of the soon-to-be Miss February, Angela. When John passed away from cancer, the Ladies of Rylstone decided that posing nude for the calendar and donating the proceeds was one way to honor his memory and cope with this devastating loss. No one could have predicted what happened next. The calendar began to sell, and soon the whole world, it seemed, was interested in their story, with an American tour following and appearances on the Today show, 20/20, CNN, and the Tonight show. Calendar Girl explores the phenomenon that The Ladies of Rylstone became, recounting with warmth and humor the moments of an exhilarating journey that transformed the lives of the remarkable women who became international sensations.
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  • Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever

    Sert Kapak
    Percentile is destiny in America.”So says Walter Kirn, a peerless observer and interpreter of American life, in this whip-smart memoir of his own long strange trip through American education. Working his way up the ladder of standardized tests, extracurricular activities, and class rankings, Kirn launched himself eastward from his rural Minnesota hometown to the ivy-covered campus of Princeton University. There he found himself not in a temple of higher learning so much as an arena for gamesmanship, snobbery, social climbing, ass-kissing, and recreational drug use, where the point of literature classes was to mirror the instructor's critical theories and actual reading of the books under consideration was optional. Just on the other side of the “bell curve's leading edge” loomed a complete psychic collapse.LOST IN THE MERITOCRACY reckons up the costs of a system where the point is simply to keep accumulating points and never to look back—or within. It's a remarkable book that suggests the first step toward intellectual fulfillment is getting off the treadmill that is the American meritocracy. Every American who has spent years of his or her life there will experience many shocks of recognition while reading Walter Kirn’s sharp, rueful, and often funny book—and likely a sense of liberation at its end.
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  • Winston Churchill in the Twenty First Century

    Karton Kapak
    As a defender of democracy against totalitarianism, Winston Churchill was the greatest statesman of the twentieth century for many people throughout the English-speaking world. But how does he appear in a new century with a different agenda where few can remember him? Featuring the essays of an authoritative group of historians who explore his complexities and ambiguities, this book includes as well the reminiscences and recollections of four people who still vividly remember Churchill (Tony Benn, Lord Carrington, Lord Deedes and Lady Soames).
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  • Seltsame Sterne starren zur Erde

    Karton Kapak
    Kleist-Preis 2004»Ein deutsch-türkisches Wintermärchen« Frankfurter Allgemeine ZeitungBerlin, Mitte der 70er Jahre. Eine geteilte, eingeklemmte Stadt, und doch voller heftiger und stiller Aufbrüche in Ost und West. Genau dorthin zieht es 1976 eine junge türkische Schauspielerin aus Istanbul, noch niedergedrückt von Erinnerungen an die Militärdiktatur im eigenen Land, aber mit einem großen Traum: Das Theater Bertolt Brechts an der Ostberliner Volksbühne kennen zu lernen.Mit staunenden Augen und umwerfendem Witz erzählt Emine Sevgi Özdamar von einem Berlin, das kein Deutscher so je gesehen hat: Das Leben ihrer WG-Mitbewohner im Westberliner Wedding und ihrer Ostberliner Freunde in Pankow, die türkischen Einwanderer in der Nachbarschaft, die politischen Ereignisse des »deutschen Herbstes« und – vor allem – ihre heftige Liebe zum Theater Heiner Müllers und Benno Bessons. Als Regieassistentin an der Volksbühne hält sie die Proben zu Müllers Die Bauern und Goethes Bürgergeneral in faszinierenden Skizzen fest, die diesem ganz besonderen Buch einen zusätzlichen Reiz und dokumentarischen Wert geben.
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  • Twelve Years a Slave: Die wahre Geschichte

    Karton Kapak
    Solomon Northup lebte als freier Bürger, bis er von Sklavenhändlern verschleppt und an einen Plantagenbesitzer in Louisiana verkauft wurde. Zwölf Jahre erlitt er grausamste Gefangenschaft, bevor er seine Freiheit zurückgewann und zu seiner Familie heimkehrte. Seine Memoiren von 1853 sind nicht nur wertvolles historisches Testament, sondern auch berührendes Zeugnis eines mutigen und unnachgiebigen Mannes. John Ridleys Drehbuch basiert auf seinem wahren Bericht.
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  • Erstickt an euren Lügen: Eine Türkin in Deutschland erzählt

    Karton Kapak
    Unter dem Pseudonym Inci Y. bricht eine Türkin das Schweigen der Frauen und erzählt stellvertretend für Hunderttausende ihr Leben: als Mädchen eingesperrt, als Frau gedemütigt, geprügelt, vergewaltigt. Von Liebe spricht keiner. Die einen hintergehen ihre Männer, die anderen sind stumme Dulderinnen. In Anatolien genauso wie im Land der Verheißung, in Deutschland.
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  • Frau im Exil

    Karton Kapak
    Pinar Selek blickt auf eine Geschichte von fünfzehn Jahren juristischer Willkür zurück, der sie bis heute ausgesetzt ist. In diesem Essayband erzählt sie, was es bedeutet, im Exil zu leben, ohne Freunde und Familie und auch weit weg von der Heimat zu sein, nach der sie sich sehnt. Auf sehr berührende Weise beschreibt Pinar Selek, wie es sich anfühlt, nicht mehr selbst bestimmen zu können, wo man leben will. Ergänzt wird Seleks Standortbestimmung durch einen Text von Karin Karakasli. Die armenische Schriftstellerin ist wiederum seit fast fünfzehn Jahren mit Pinar Selek befreundet, hat deren Odyssee aus der Türkei mitverfolgt und unterstützt sie und ihre Familie.
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