Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits 1925-1930

Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits 1925-1930

Abbott, Berenice ; Kurtz, Ron

The photographs that launched Abbott's career: portraits of artists and writers in prewar Paris, from Jean Cocteau to James Joyce

This is one in a series of books to be...

October 31, 2014
368 Pages
Monsieur Proust

Monsieur Proust

Albaret, Céleste ; Aciman, And
Céleste Albaret was Marcel Proust's housekeeper in his last years, when he retreated from the world to devote himself to In Search of Lost Time. She could imitate his voice to perfection, and...
October 31, 2003
New York Review of Books
387 Pages
Relax Baby Be Cool: The Artistry and Audacity of Serge Gainsbourg
"Relax Baby Be Cool is a trip into unraveling the mind and genius of one of the greatest artists of all time. Although Gainsbourg's music has been discovered by new generations, his life has...
February 16, 2021
Jawbone Press
Serge Gainsbourgs Histoire de Melody Nelson

Outside his native France, the view of Serge Gainsbourg was once of a one-hit wonder lothario. This has been slowly replaced by an awareness of how talented and innovative a songwriter he was....

October 24, 2013
Bloomsbury Academic
Confrontation: A Conversation with Aude Lancelin

Confrontation: A Conversation with Aude Lancelin

Badiou, Alain ; Finkielkraut,

Everything in their respective positions divides them: Alain Badiou is the thinker of a revitalized communism and Alain Finkielkraut the mournful observer of the loss of values. The two opponents...

September 9, 2014
Polity Press
166 Pages
Vanished Collection

Vanished Collection

Baer de Perignon, Pauline

Engrossing ... The book reads like a detective story.--The Washington Post

It all started with a list of paintings. There, scribbled by a cousin she hadn't seen for years,...

January 11, 2022
New Vessel Press
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre
Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2016 by the New York Times, a spirited account of a major intellectual movement of the twentieth century and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape...
August 8, 2017
How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love--such...
September 20, 2011

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