By Salman Rushdie
Vom Tod bedroht und vogelfrei
Am Valentinstag, dem 14. Februar 1989, erhält Salman Rushdie den Anruf einer BBC-Reporterin und erfährt, dass der Ayatollah Khomeini ihn »zum Tode verurteilt« hat. Zum ersten Mal hört er das Wort »Fatwa«. Sein Vergehen? Einen Roman mit dem Titel »Die satanischen Verse« geschrieben zu haben, dem vorgeworfen wird, sich »gegen den Islam, den Propheten und den Koran« zu richten.
So beginnt die außergewöhnliche Geschichte eines Schriftstellers, der gezwungen wird, unterzutauchen und in ständiger Begleitung einer bewaffneten Polizeieskorte von Aufenthaltsort zu Aufenthaltsort zu ziehen. Als die Polizei ihn auffordert, sich einen Decknamen zuzulegen, wählt er eine Kombination aus den Vornamen seiner Lieblingsschriftsteller Conrad und Tschechow – Joseph Anton.
Was heißt es für einen Schriftsteller und seine Familie, über neun Jahre lang mit einer Morddrohung zu leben? Wie gelingt es ihm, weiter zu schreiben? Wie beginnt und endet für ihn die Liebe? Wie fest hat die Verzweiflung sein Denken und Handeln im Griff, used to be lässt ihn straucheln, und wie lernt er, Widerstand zu leisten? Zum ersten Mal erzählt Salman Rushdie seine beeindruckende Geschichte; es ist die Geschichte eines der entscheidenden Kämpfe unserer Zeit: der Kampf um die Meinungsfreiheit. Rushdie erzählt vom teils bitteren, teils komischen Leben unter bewaffnetem Polizeischutz und von den engen Beziehungen, die er zu seinen Beschützern knüpfte; von seinem Ringen um Unterstützung und Verständnis bei Regierungen, Geheimdienstchefs, Verlegern, Journalisten und Schriftstellerkollegen; und davon, wie er seine Freiheit wiedererlangte.
Ein einzigartig offenes, aufrichtiges Buch: fesselnd, provokant, bewegend und lebenswichtig. Denn das, used to be Salman Rushdie durchlebt hat, ist der erste Akt eines Dramas, das sich tagtäglich irgendwo auf dieser Welt vollzieht.
By Seka, Kerry Zukus
"The Mount Rushmore of grownup leisure has 4 heads: John Holmes, Marilyn Chambers, Jenna Jameson, and Seka. that is it; there ain't no more." - invoice Margold, famed grownup movie actor, agent, manufacturer, director, and activist Seka-The Platinum Princess, the Marilyn Monroe of Porn, the queen of XXX cinema's Golden Age, and John Holmes' favourite best girl. Seka is a mythical performer within the annals of grownup cinema, and plenty of could say the best. Seka's identify was once so significant in XXX that her identify above the identify used to be now not enough-her identify needed to be within the name! Seka's actual existence tale, although, is as enigmatic as her reveal character. She used to be by no means a victim-on-screen or off. this can be no story of regret, abuse, or self-destructive habit. Seka was once post-feminist ahead of the time period used to be born. within Seka is the tale of a survivor, a trailblazer, and an icon-still probably the most renowned and recognized porn stars ever; the final of the common beauties. "Before the Jennas, the Bree Olsons, or the Savannas, the undisputed blonde bombshell of XXX videos was once Seka, which makes her tale so vital within the heritage of grownup entertainment." - Ron Jeremy, porn legend, holder of the Guinness publication of global files for "Most Appearances in grownup Films". "From calling the pictures in a movie style within the days whilst it used to be thoroughly managed by means of males, to status and being heard on the notorious Meese fee, Seka shatters the parable of the negative little sufferer who misplaced her means. do not count on excuses and apologies. this can be one blonde bombshell who lives by way of her personal rules." - Candida Royalle, writer, entrepreneur, and erotic movie pioneer "She was once one of many preferred ladies within the XXX enterprise, in a position to seduce any guy she sought after. So it may come as no shock that her tale is riveting." - Larry Flynt, Hustler journal Kerry Zukus is the writer, co-author, or ghostwriter of over forty books, together with From Harvard to Hell and again, the approaching contained in the resort Rwanda, and publication of the Month membership characteristic choice The Fourth residence.
By Peter Ratcliffe, Noel Botham
Written by way of an writer who served over 25 years within the SAS, this quantity spans carrier that encompassed motion in Northen eire, in Dhofar and in South Georgia and the Falklands in the course of the warfare to reclaim the islands from Argentine invaders, his SAS profession reached its top through the Gulf struggle.
By Irene Spencer
Irene Spencer did as she felt God commanded in turning into the second one spouse to her brother-in-law Verlan LeBaron. while the govt raided their community-the Mormon
By Ronald Bergan
Brought thoroughly modern, this insightful biography is still "a needs to for any self-respecting Coen fan" (Screentrade).
This absolutely up to date variation of the 1st biography of the Coen Brothers contains their entire paintings to date, from Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), with a reassessment in their outstanding occupation as an entire. Joel and Ethan Coen have pulled off the last word balancing act. regardless of having their video clips financed and disbursed through significant studios, they've got controlled to stay precise independents, rejecting advertisement clichés and not giving up all alone fiercely idiosyncratic imaginative and prescient. whereas doing so, they've got tested themselves one of the world's best filmmakers.
From their startling debut, Blood Simple (1984), all in their videos display a particular stamp: a flamboyant visible sort, richly conceived characters, crisp discussion, and terrific casting. they've got revitalized previous Hollywood genres corresponding to noir, screwball, and the western, giving them a modern sensibility. during this biography, Ronald Bergan lines the brothers' Jewish roots, their beginnings as movie geeks in suburban Minneapolis, their conflict to get their first characteristic made and published, via their early good points and the films in their adulthood. He supplies blow-by-blow money owed of the making of every motion picture. New chapters conceal all these published considering the fact that O Brother, the place artwork Thou? (2000), with which the 1st variation of this e-book ended.
By Andre Dubus
Written among 1977 and 1990, universally acclaimed once they seemed in Godine hardcover, and exploring matters just about domestic and shut to the bone, those twenty-two diversified essays demonstrate the religious energy and shrewdly lyrical prose for which Andre Dubus has been famous worldwide.
Personal yet by no means indulgent, delicate yet by no means maudlin, those forays into Dubus's prior and current conjure up small worlds: a Catholic boyhood in Cajun Louisiana, the transcendental caliber of baseball, the success and slipperiness of lifestyles, the precarious enterprise of constructing a dwelling by way of writing. those worlds are awarded in a voice that's as strong because it is poignant, that by no means flinches from the stark realities that experience so coloured Dubus's fresh prior and private lifestyles. particularly relocating are his descriptions of his young ones, his wrenching account of the 1986 vehicle twist of fate that expense him his leg, and of the consequent fight for his religious and actual survival.
Broken Vessels is a publication that, in its scope and sympathy, its grace and braveness, by no means fails to startle with the unexpected impression of quiet truths, passionately felt and powerfully expressed.
By Paul Hanstedt
In this alternately hilarious and heartrending memoir, acclaimed author and editor Paul Hanstedt recounts the real tale of his family's contemporary sojourn to Hong Kong. Hanstedt and his spouse and 3 children--aged nine, 6, and 3--lived in Hong Kong for a yr, a 12 months beset by means of tradition conflict, vicious bullies, medical institution visits, M&Ms, and the worst traffic congestion you have ever seen.
Through the eyes of the earnest if occasionally clueless Hanstedt relatives, you will find a global you've got by no means recognized sooner than. yet after all, Hong Konged is set position and kinfolk and what it really is that makes us human--no topic who we're or the place we live.
By Martyn Brunt
Having spent 10 years scaling the decrease echelons of the game, the time has come for certainly one of Britain's least winning athletes to bare all approximately how he bought eager about all this nonsense within the first position. surprise as he unearths: His carrying background - how being final decide in school soccer within the Nineteen Seventies set him on the right track for a life of being garbage at crew video games. How he took up triathlons within the first position (for of venture, and the cow who made it with him by no means paid up). How he overcame a crippling loss of expertise and a refrain of entire indifference from his relations to accomplish 10 Ironmans, all open air the pinnacle 500 finishers. the numerous triathlon adventures he has skilled over the last 10 years (cow pats, Ironmans, incontinence, riding bans, damaged bones, public nudity, spending complete redundancy funds on a brand new motorbike, Belgian portaloos, German knocking retailers, sunburnt arse cheeks, channel swimming, fights with chavs, obsessions with climate and the dietary price of Jaffa truffles, three hour marathons, persistent dehydration and so on). the various and sundry idiots he is obtained to grasp due to taking over the game (aka his mates). the common education (hell) he is going via to participate in a race given he has completely no skill whatever. How triathlons eventually triggered him to promote his Mercedes, supply away his pricey go well with, chuck in his task within the urban and turn into, as his father placed it, a "god-damned hippy" (A cycle course clothier who owns a camper van).
By Isabelle Francq, Sebastião Salgado
Le témoignage exclusif de Sebastião Salgado, l'un des plus grands photographes actuels, sur ses engagements en faveur d'une planète préservée.
Les photographies de Sebastião Salgado ont fait le journey du globe. Ses photographs en noir et blanc, ses pics d'anonymes, notamment de travailleurs ou de réfugiés, et plus récemment son projet consacré aux endroits préservés de los angeles planète sont connus pour l. a. beauté de leurs lumières, leur strength et los angeles dignité des êtres qui s'y exprime.
Remontant le cours de ses reportages (" l. a. major de l'homme ", " Exodes ", " Genesis ") et de son histoire, du Brésil à Paris – où Lélia Wanick Salgado, son épouse, et lui ont fondé l'agence Amazonas photographs –, il nous confie son amour de l. a. photographie et nous promène à travers le monde qu'il ne cesse de sillonner, pour aller voir, comprendre et témoigner.
" Sebastião Salgado nous livre un portrait de notre monde qui parle de los angeles voix los angeles plus infrequent qui soit, cette voix qui nous dit des choses que nous ne voulons pas savoir, [...] mais qui, lorsqu'on nous les dit, s'imposent instantanément comme vraie. "
(préface au catalogue de l'exposition " Territoires et vies " à l. a. BNF)
By Benvenuto Cellini
L'autobiografia di Benvenuto Cellini, artista tra i maggiori del nostro Cinquecento, non è solo un documento prezioso consistent with los angeles storia di quegli anni, ma un vero capolavoro di narrativa. Il suo autore, geniale e irrequieto, iniziò a scriverla in line with rivalutare se stesso agli occhi del suo mecenate Cosimo I de' Medici: ben presto, però, los angeles motivazione originaria si arricchisce grazie al gusto strepitoso in step with gli episodi e gli aneddoti e a una prosa piena di umori e invenzioni linguistiche. E los angeles personalità di Cellini, tra titanismo e depressione, ricerca del bello e attrazione in line with il triviale, si scolpisce nella nostra memoria.In questa edizione viene riproposta al lettore l'innovativa interpretazione della Vita di Ettore Camesasca.