Homo americanus

Homo Americanus

Homo Americanus presents over 600 works from every part of the artist’s career, the majority of which have never been published before. Arranged thematically in 32 chapters, it charts the appearance and development of the themes that have defined Pettibon’s oeuvre. Sections are introduced with excerpts from interviews with the artist, and are further discussed….. Read More

The literary-field

The literary field under Communist rule

This volume widens the field of Soviet literature studies by interpreting it as a multinational project, with national literatures acting not as copies of the Russian model, but as creators of a multidimensional literary space. The book proposes a reconsideration of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of literary field and analyzes the interactions of literature, power, and….. Read More

Frankenstein in Baghdad

Frankenstein in Baghdad

From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi – a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local café – collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the….. Read More

The Akita Ranga School and the cultural context in Edo Japan

The Akita Ranga School and the cultural context in Edo Japan

Imahashi Riko explores paintings by the Akita Ranga school—or more accurately, a single work by Odano Naotake (1749–80)—in her new volume. The painting, entitled Shinobazu Pond (Shinobazu no ike-zu), has exceptional qualities including its large size, fusion of disparate elements, and mesmerizing clarity. In the eighteenth century, the neighborhood of Shinobazu Pond in Ueno flourished as….. Read More

Planet Lithuania

Planet Lithuania

This book is a rich overview of Antanas Sutkus photos of the people of his native Lithuania during its occupation by the Soviet Union. Sutkus is above all a humanist photographer, his kosmos his fellow citizenschildren, lovers, the elderly; how they engage with modernity and tradition, nature and the city, and express their identitiesall captured….. Read More

A guide to Vilnius Archcathedral Basilica of Saint Stanislaus and Saint Ladislaus

A guide to Vilnius Archcathedral Basilica of Saint Stanislaus and Saint Ladislaus

Vilnius Archcathedral Basilica of Saint Stanislaus and Saint Ladislaus is one of the earliest and most important Catholic temples in Lithuania. The historical and spiritual significance of the cathedral, which served the believers without interruption from the Christianization of Lithuania in 1387 to the middle of the twentieth century, and which was returned to them….. Read More

The Rough Guide to England

The Rough guide to England

This is a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute handbook to England. It includes recommendations of the best places to stay, eat and drink, in all budget ranges and in all regions. It also includes accounts of every type of attraction.

Don't let go

Don’t let go

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller. Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn’t been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s….. Read More

Milkman

Milkman

In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts….. Read More