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Mike Evans 45104
The Beats
Running Press, 2007. Gekartonneerd met stofomslag. Pp: 192. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of On the Road, the defining book of the Beat Generation. Jack Kerouac wrote his masterpiece in one frenzied three-week period in 1951 on the infamous 119-foot scroll, which has been "œon the road" touring the nation since 2004, slated to continue on through spring 2008. The scroll will also be published in its original, unedited version in book form for the very first time in 2007. Tying into the anniversary and the resurgence of the Beat movement in our collective cultural consciousness is our lavishly illustrated book The Beats, a spectacular record of that most explosive period, when the conservative blandness of `50s America gave way to the artistic, social, and sexual liberation of the `60s. With over 200 illustrations, many rarely seen before, the book tells the story of the Beat Generation from its subterranean beginnings in New York and San Francisco to world-wide acclaim. Set against the backdrop of seedy student pads, smoky jazz cellars, and-most crucially-the open road, it`s a story of a rebellion that challenged society`s attitudes towards sex, drugs, and freedom of speech. Following the turbulent saga of Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and the other Beats via reckless love affairs, obscenity trials, murder cases, and press vilification, to media celebrity and the "œBeatnik" craze that followed, their story represents the evolution of the counterculture from hipsters to hippies. Featuring a wealth of first-hand quotes, archive documentation, and exclusive interview material with Beat wife, muse, and chronicler Carolyn Cassady, The Beats is a timely celebration of a seminal-and often neglected-era in modern popular culture. ISBN: 9780762430482. Cond./Kwaliteit: Goed.
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Boeknummer: 1606913
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Catalogus: Over literatuur
Trefwoorden: 9780762430482

9780762430482 Mike Evans 45104, The Beats. From Kerouac to Kesey, an Illustrated Journey through the Beat Generation
Mike Evans 45104
The Beats. From Kerouac to Kesey, an Illustrated Journey through the Beat Generation
Running Press, 2007. Hardcover. Pp: 192. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of On the Road, the defining book of the Beat Generation. Jack Kerouac wrote his masterpiece in one frenzied three-week period in 1951 on the infamous 119-foot scroll, which has been "œon the road" touring the nation since 2004, slated to continue on through spring 2008. The scroll will also be published in its original, unedited version in book form for the very first time in 2007. Tying into the anniversary and the resurgence of the Beat movement in our collective cultural consciousness is our lavishly illustrated book The Beats, a spectacular record of that most explosive period, when the conservative blandness of `50s America gave way to the artistic, social, and sexual liberation of the `60s. With over 200 illustrations, many rarely seen before, the book tells the story of the Beat Generation from its subterranean beginnings in New York and San Francisco to world-wide acclaim. Set against the backdrop of seedy student pads, smoky jazz cellars, and-most crucially-the open road, it`s a story of a rebellion that challenged society`s attitudes towards sex, drugs, and freedom of speech. Following the turbulent saga of Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and the other Beats via reckless love affairs, obscenity trials, murder cases, and press vilification, to media celebrity and the "œBeatnik" craze that followed, their story represents the evolution of the counterculture from hipsters to hippies. Featuring a wealth of first-hand quotes, archive documentation, and exclusive interview material with Beat wife, muse, and chronicler Carolyn Cassady, The Beats is a timely celebration of a seminal-and often neglected-era in modern popular culture. ISBN: 9780762430482. Cond./Kwaliteit: Goed.
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Boeknummer: 2600430
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9780062390714 Boyle, Tom Coraghessan, The Harder They Come. A Novel
Boyle, Tom Coraghessan
The Harder They Come. A Novel
Harper Collins USA. Paperback. Pp: 400. Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author T.C. Boyle makes his Ecco debut with a powerful, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character. Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people-an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover-as they careen towards an explosive confrontation. On a vacation cruise to Central America with his wife, seventy-year-old Sten Stensen unflinchingly kills a gun-wielding robber menacing a busload of senior tourists. The reluctant hero is relieved to return home to Fort Bragg, California, after the ordeal-only to find that his delusional son, Adam, has spiraled out of control. Adam has become involved with Sara Hovarty Jennings, a hardened member of the Sovereign Citizens' Movement, right-wing anarchists who refuse to acknowledge the laws and regulations of the state, considering them to be false and non-applicable. Adam's senior by some fifteen years, Sara becomes his protector and inamorata. As Adam's mental state fractures, he becomes increasingly schizophrenic-a breakdown that leads him to shoot two people in separate instances. On the run, he takes to the woods, spurring the biggest manhunt in California history. As he explores a father's legacy of violence and his powerlessness in relating to his equally violent son, T. C. Boyle offers unparalleled psychological insights into the American psyche. Inspired by a true story, The Harder They Come is a devastating and indelible novel from a modern master. ISBN: 9780062390714. Cond./Kwaliteit: Goed.
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CHANNING. WILLIAM E(LLERY).
SLAVERY. From the Boston (U.S.) second edition, revised by the Author.
James Hedderwick & Son. Glasgow. 1836. FIRST BRITISH EDITION. 8vo. (7.1 x 4.4 inches). 172pp, i (publishers advert). A very good, uncut copy in the publishers brown morocco grained cloth with printed paper label to the spine. Several gatherings unopened. A little chipping to the label but overall a very good clean copy of this uncommon First UK edition. --------- Channing (1780-1842) initially held a common American belief about the inferiority of African people and slaves and felt that that once freed, they would need overseers. The overseers (largely former slave masters) were necessary because the slaves would lapse into laziness. Furthermore, he did not join the abolitionist movement because he did not agree with their way of conducting themselves, and he felt that voluntary associations limited a person's autonomy. Therefore, he often chose to remain separate from organisations and reform movements. This middle position characterised his attitude about most questions, although his eloquence and strong influence on the religious world incurred the enmity of many extremists. Channing had an enormous influence over the religious (and social) life of New England, and America, in the nineteenth century. Towards the end of his life Channing embraced immediate abolitionism. His evolving view of abolitionism was fostered by the success of British abolition in the British West Indies in 1834 and the lack of the expected social and economic upheaval in the post-emancipated Caribbean.
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Boeknummer: 9162
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 170]

 Edmundson, William, A Journal of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, and Labor of Love in the Work of the Ministry, of That Worthy Elder and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ, William Edmundson, Who Departed This Life, the Thirty-First of the Sixth Month, 1712
Edmundson, William
A Journal of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, and Labor of Love in the Work of the Ministry, of That Worthy Elder and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ, William Edmundson, Who Departed This Life, the Thirty-First of the Sixth Month, 1712
Dublin, Christopher Bentham, 1820. Third edition. Leather-bound. Octavo, 5.25 x 8.5 in. pp. xxxix + [1] + 41-308 + cccix-cccxx (Contents), Smooth light brown calf with gilt (or copper?) frame design and tooled floral design in blind on front, back, and board edges. Gilt title on black panel with gilt floral design to spine. Gilt dentelles. Marbled edges. Spine and hinges are tight. Light rubbing to extremities. 2-in. darker rubbed spot on cover. Replaced endpapers. "Edmundson, William (1627-1712), Quaker leader, was born 4 October 1627 in Little Musgrave, Westmorland (Cumbria), England, youngest of six children of John Edmundson (d. 1635), a well-to-do yeoman, and Grace Edmundson (d. 1632). Orphaned at an early age, he was reared by a maternal uncle who mistreated him. Apprenticed about 1640 to a carpenter and joiner in York, on completion of his tenure he joined the New Model Army of Oliver Cromwell; serving in England, Scotland, and the Isle of Man, he fought in the battle of Worcester (1651). Shortly after leaving the army, he married Margaret Stanford, of Derbyshire; they would have seven children. Following a brother stationed with the parliamentary army in Ireland, he opened a shop in Antrim town. While on a business trip to England to purchase wares (1653/4), he was inspired on hearing the testimony of quaker preachers, and was convinced to embrace the precepts of the Friends. On his return to Ireland, he endured a period of profound spiritual anguish and crisis of conscience, tormented by perceived conflict between his newly found beliefs and his mode of life. Moving to Lurgan, Co. Armagh, he began joining in his home with his wife, brother, and several others whom he had convinced, in ‘silent waiting' on God, thereby initiating the first regular quaker meeting in Ireland. He visited England in 1655 to meet the founder of the movement, George Fox, who urged him to contact isolated quakers resident in other parts of Ireland. For the remainder of his career Edmundson travelled regularly and extensively throughout Ireland, visiting fellow quakers, seeking to ‘convince' converts by preaching in market places and fairs, and ‘settling' quaker meetings in various locations. In common with early quaker leaders in England, he was many times imprisoned, fined, or had goods distrained for his preaching, public testifying, attendance at banned gatherings, impudence towards authority, or refusal to pay tithes. He was placed in the stocks at Belturbet, and held for fourteen weeks in a dungeon in Cavan town to the detriment of his health. He moved with other quakers to Queen's Co. (Laois), taking a farm at Rosenallis, near Mountmellick. Edmundson was the principal figure in the propagation of quakerism in Ireland, his home the effective headquarters of the movement in the country; he accompanied Fox on part of his three-month journey in Ireland in 1669, organising disparate meetings into district bodies to conduct the business affairs of the Religious Society of Friends. Throughout his ministry, he resolutely defended the civil liberties of fellow quakers; after suffering imprisonment for twenty weeks in 1682, he successfully argued in the bishop's court that the act imposing incarceration for refusal to pay tithes did not apply to those whose objections were conscientious. In 1680 he wrote a widely circulated epistle counselling Friends not to be married by professional clergy, and urging quaker parents to disinherit children who married non-quakers. He joined in a petition to James II for redress of quaker grievances, and helped draft a statement of gratitude and loyalty after the issuing of a royal declaration of indulgence. During the ‘war of the two kings', he met several times with James to protest against maltreatment of quakers and other protestants by Jacobite soldiers, and after the battle of the Boyne intervened to prevent reprisals against catholics by advancing Williamite troops. In 1690, his home, which had been plundered several times by retreating Jacobites, was burned by rapparees who threatened the lives of him and two of his sons, and took them prisoner. His wife was left stripped naked by the raiders, and walked two miles seeking assistance; her health broken from the effects of exposure, she died on 15 July 1691. As persecution of quakers abated under William III, Edmundson warned against complacency and ‘covetousness' in the movement, and led the widespread opposition of Irish Friends to the practice of affirmation, regarding it as essentially an oath. He married Mary Strangman (c.1648-1732), a widow. in 1697. Described as a portly man with a big voice, he continued his extensive travels in Ireland and England, despite enduring constant illness and pain during his last decade. He died 31 August 1712 in his home at Rosenallis and was interred in the quaker burial ground at nearby Tineel. His journal, published posthumously in Dublin (1715), and widely reprinted in England and America, is one of the classics of early quaker literature." (Excerpted from Dictionary of Irish Biography). Very Good .
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Boeknummer: 85429
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 138]
Catalogus: Irish & Ireland
Trefwoorden: Quakers, Quaker History, George Fox, Quaker Literature, Religious Society of Friends

 
LEGER Fernand
Lettre sur le jazz et la peinture?: «?J'ai souvent pensé en les écoutant à des équivalences colorées possibles?»
[s.d.] circa 1948, 14,6x19cm, 2 pages sur un feuillet. Magnifique lettre autographe signée et inédite de Fernand Léger sur le jazz américain et les couleurs, adressée à Gaston Criel, auteur d'un essai pionnier sur le «?Swing?». Le peintre se remémore son exil aux États-Unis de 1940 à 1945, parle de Louis Armstrong et de sa captivante découverte du jazz expérimental à New York, en compagnie des peintres afro-américains de la Harlem Renaissance. 29 lignes à l'encre noire, rédigées sur un feuillet. La lettre autographe est présentée sous une chemise en demi maroquin vert sapin, plats de papier vert à motifs stylisés, contreplats doublés d'agneau vert, étui bordé du même maroquin, ensemble signé Goy & Vilaine. Léger répond à Georges Criel et le félicite de son essai sur le jazz américain?: «?Votre «?swing?» m'intéresse. Vous avez trouvé un style sonore qui colle au sujet?». Criel avait en effet adopté dans son essai, intitulé Swing, le style très rythmé du «?bebop?» que Léger avait eu l'occasion d'entendre à New York. Cette première étude sur le jazz en langue française fut unanimement saluée, de Sartre à Stravinsky en passant par Gide, Senghor, ou Poulenc. La lettre, non-datée, fut écrite en 1948, l'année de publication de l'essai de Criel. Après un long exil aux Etats-Unis entre 1940 et 1945, Léger était reparti pour la France et avait pris sa carte au parti communiste. Installé à Paris, il réouvre à la même période son académie de peinture dans un nouveau local boulevard de Clichy, qui lui vaudra un afflux d'étudiants américains, anciens GI démobilisés, comme Sam Francis ou Kenneth Noland. Dès 1924, Léger avait fait la rencontre simultanée du jazz et de l'Amérique par son film expérimental Ballet mécanique, tourné par les Américains Dudley Murphy et Man Ray, sur des musiques de Duke Ellington et George Antheil. Trois séjours à New York entre 1931 et 1939, pleins de projets et de rencontres - avec l'écrivain Dos Passos notamment - avaient familiarisé Léger avec cette métropole emblématique de la modernité. Mais c'est son exil durant la guerre qui l'introduisit réellement à l'Amérique et à la musique jazz?: «?J'ai pu pendant 5 ans d'Amérique réagir pour ou contre cette expression nègre?». En 1941, il découvrit le pays lors d'une traversée en bus vers l'Ouest, donna des conférences en Californie et fit projeter son Ballet Mécanique à la célèbre université expérimentale de Black Mountain en Caroline du Nord. C'est également aux Etats-Unis qu'il inventa en 1942 un nouvel usage de la couleur, en s'inspirant du jeu des projecteurs publicitaires balayant les façades de Times Square?: la couleur se trouve désormais dissociée du dessin, et donne naissance à sa toile Starfish (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), sa série des «?Cyclistes?» (Biot, Musée national Fernand Léger) et des «?Plongeurs?», dont il réalise un exemplaire monumental en 1943 pour la maison de l'architecte de Rockefeller, Wallace K. Harrison, à Long Island. Le jazz, synonyme de modernité et de libération, fut également l'occasion d'explorer la couleur. Léger donne une saisissante description synesthésique de ses expériences sonores?: «?J'ai souvent pensé en les écoutant à des équivalences colorées possibles. Les sardanes espagnols par exemple c'est de la couleur pure. Jaune bleu rouge. Le Jazz comporterait souvent des nuances?». Il assista dans les clubs new-yorkais à la naissance du bebop, nouvelle forme de jazz au rythme effréné et à la virtuosité époustouflante, dont les innovations harmoniques et rythmiques marquèrent le peintre dans ses compositions. Le peintre se remémore la découverte de ce jazz furieux des années 1940?: «?La confusion du départ m'intéressait surtout. Leur côté animal instinctif s'y donnant à plein ; des cris sourd aigus. Des bruits incontrolable [sic] ayant une valeur spontanée étonnante, ensuite la domestication de cette jolie sauvagerie s'établissait en bon ou en mal.?» Les cuivres brillants aux «?cris aigus?», rappellent les formes et les sons des machines si chères au peintre, qu'il emploie depuis sa «?période mécanique?» des années 1920. Il achève sa lettre sur un vibrant hommage à Louis Armstrong, faisant en même temps ressurgir son passé de soldat?: «?Armstrong lui ça va plus loin, c'est de l'acier sous la lumière. La magie d'une culasse de 75 ouverte en plein soleil. Éblouissant?». En quête permanente de modernité, Léger s'était immergé dans la vie de bohème de Greenwich Village et fit la découverte de la culture afro-américaine new-yorkaise, alors en pleine effervescence dans les années 1940?: «?Mes camaraderies de jeunes peintres noirs m'ont permis d'assister à des «?entrainements?» pour des recherches de jazzs nouveaux.?». Son contact avec l'avant-garde artistique noire se poursuivit après son départ des Etats-Unis dans son académie de peinture parisienne, où il enseigna au peintre John Wilson, membre éminent du mouvement de la Harlem Renaissance, à Robert Colescott, et au jamaïcain Karl Parboosingh. C'est aussi à ce moment, vers 1948, que le jeune Ellsworth Kelly, grande figure du minimalisme, vint solliciter ses conseils. Par ailleurs, le style et la philosophie moderniste de Léger laissèrent une empreinte immortelle dans le paysage artistique américain en tant que précurseur de l'esthétique du Pop Art. Témoignage rare et inédit des expériences new-yorkaises de Fernand Léger et de l'impact sensoriel du jazz sur sa peinture. - [s.d.] circa 1948, 14,6x19cm, 2 pages sur un feuillet. [ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Letter about jazz and painting: «J'ai souvent pensé en les écoutant à des équivalences colorées possibles"" ""When listening to them I have often thought of the possible colour equivalents"" [n.d.] circa 1948, 14.6 x 19 cm, 2 pages on one leaf Magnificent and unpublished handwritten letter signed by Fernand Léger about American jazz and colours, addressed to Gaston Criel, author of a pioneering essay on ""Swing."" The painter looks back on his exile in the United States from 1940 to 1945, talks about Louis Armstrong and of his captivating discovery of experimental jazz in New York, in the company of the Afro-American painters of the Harlem Renaissance. 29 lines in black ink, written on one leaf. The hand-written letter is presented under a half forest green morocco chemise, green paper boards with a stylised motif, endpapers lined with green lamb, slip case lined with the same morocco, the piece is signed by Goy & Vilaine. Léger replies to Georges Criel and congratulates him on his American jazz essay: ""Votre « swing » m'intéresse. Vous avez trouvé un style sonore qui colle au sujet"". ""Your 'swing' interests me. You have found a sound style that suits the subject."" Indeed, in his essay entitled Swing, Criel had adopted the very ""bebop"" rhythmic style that Léger had had the opportunity to listen to in New York. This first French language study of jazz was unanimously recognised, by the likes of Sartre and Stravinsky, Gide, Senghor and Poulenc. The undated letter was written in 1948, the year Criel's essay was published. After a long exile in the United States between 1940 and 1945, Léger went back to France and joined the communist party . Living in Paris, at the same time he reopened his painting academy in a new location on Boulevard de Clichy, which will bring him an influx of American students, former demobilised GIs such as Sam Francis and Kenneth Noland. As early as 1924, Léger was acquainted with jazz and America at the same time in his experimental film Ballet mécanique, shot by the Americans Dudley Murphy and Man Ray, on music by Duke Ellington and George Antheil. Three stays in New York between 1931 and 1939, many projects and meetings - particularly with the writer Dos Passos - had familiarised Léger with this city that was emblematic of modernity. However, it was his exile during the war that really introduced him to America and to jazz music: ""J'ai pu pendant 5 ans d'Amérique réagir pour ou contre cette expression nègre"" "" ""I was able, during 5 years of America, to react in favour or against this negro expression."" In 1941, he discovered the country whilst travelling on a bus towards the West, he gave lectures in California and had his Ballet Mécanique screened at the famous experimental university Black Mountain in North Carolina. It is also in the United States that, in 1942, he invented a new use of colour, inspired by the way advertising lights sweep the facades of Time Square: colour is now separated from the drawing, and gives rise to the painting Starfish (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), his series of ""Cyclistes"" ""Cyclists"" (Biot, Musée national Fernand Léger) and the ""Plongeurs"" ""Divers,"" of which he produces a enormous copy in 1943 for the architect's house, Rockefeller, Wallace K. Harrison, in Long Island. Jazz, synonymous with modernity and freedom, was also an opportunity to explore colour. Léger gives his sound experiences a striking synthetic description: ""J'ai souvent pensé en les écoutant à des équivalences colorées possibles. Les sardanes espagnols par exemple c'est de la couleur pure. Jaune bleu rouge. Le Jazz comporterait souvent des nuances"" ""When listening to them I have often thought of the possible colour equivalents. The Spanish Sardanas, for example, are pure in colour. Yellow blue red. Jazz often contains different shades."" He helped in New York's clubs as bebop emerged, a new form of fast-paced jazz with breath-taking skill, whose harmonic and rhythmic innovations left their mark on the painter in his compositions. The painter recalls the discovery of this furious jazz in the 1940s: ""La confusion du départ m'intéressait surtout. Leur côté animal instinctif s'y donnant à plein ; des cris sourd aigus. Des bruits incontrolable [sic] ayant une valeur spontanée étonnante, ensuite la domestication de cette jolie sauvagerie s'établissait en bon ou en mal."" ""The confusion at the start interested me particularly. Their natural wild side giving its all; loud, shrill cries. The uncontrollable noises having a surprising, spontaneous value, next the domestication of this pretty savagery was established for good or for bad."" The shiny brass instruments with the ""cris aigus"" ""shrill cries"" recall the shapes and sounds of the painter's cherished machines that he has used since his ""période mécanique"" ""mechanical period"" in the 1920s. He finishes his letter with a vibrant tribute to Louis Armstrong, whilst also resurrecting his past as a soldier: ""Armstrong lui ça va plus loin, c'est de l'acier sous la lumière. La magie d'une culasse de 75?ouverte en plein soleil. Éblouissant"" ""Armstrong goes further, it is steel under the light. The magic of a breech of a 75?open to the direct sunlight. Dazzling"" In permanent search for modernity, Léger immersed himself in the Greenwich Village bohemian life and discovered the Afro-American New York culture, in full swing in the 1940s: ""Mes camaraderies de jeunes peintres noirs m'ont permis d'assister à des « entrainements » pour des recherches de jazzs nouveaux."" ""My young black painter friends allowed me attend 'training sessions' to research new jazz."" His contact with the black artistic avant-garde continued in his Parisian painting academy after his departure from the United States, where he taught painter John Wilson, a prominent member of the Harlem Resistance movement, Robert Colescott, and Jamaican Karl Parboosingh. It is also at this point, around 1948, that the young Ellsworth Kelly, an important figure in minimalism, came to ask for guidance. In addition, Léger's style and modernist philosophy left a permanent mark on the American artistic landscape as a precursor to the Pop Art movement. A rare and unpublished account of Fernand Léger's New York experiences and the sensory impact that jazz had on his painting. « Cher monsieur Criel, Votre « swing » m'intéresse. Vous avez trouvé un style sonore qui colle au sujet. J'ai pu pendant 5 ans d'Amérique réagir pour ou contre cette expression nègre. Mes camaraderies de jeunes peintres noirs m'ont permis d'assister à des « entrainements » pour des recherches de jazzs nouveaux. La confusion du départ m'intéressait surtout. Leur côté animal instinctif s'y donnant à plein ; des cris sourd aigus. Des bruits incontrolable ayant une valeur spontanée étonnante, ensuite la domestication de cette jolie sauvagerie s'établissait en bon ou en mal. J'ai souvent pensé en les écoutant à des équivalences colorées possibles. Les sardanes espagnols par exemple c'est de la couleur pure. Jaune bleu rouge. Le Jazz comporterait souvent des nuances. Armstrong lui ça va plus loin, c'est de l'acier sous la lumière. La magie d'une culasse de 75?ouverte en plein soleil. Éblouissant. FLeger Fernand Léger » ""Dear Mr Criel, Your 'swing' interests me. You have found a sound style that suits the subject. I was able, during 5 years of America, to react in favour or against this negro expression. My young black painter friends allowed me attend 'training sessions' to research new jazz. The confusion at the start interested me particularly. Their natural wild side giving its all; loud, shrill cries. The uncontrollable noises having a surprising, spontaneous value, next the domestication of this pretty savagery was established for good or for bad. When listening to them I have often thought of the possible colour equivalents. The Spanish Sardanas, for example, are pure in colour. Yellow blue red. Jazz often contains different shades. Armstrong goes further, it is steel under the light. The magic of a breech of a 75?open to the direct sunlight. Dazzling. FLeger Fernand Léger »
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Boeknummer: 65249
€  3500.00

 Gunn, Thom [1929 - 2004], MOLY And MY SAD CAPTAINS
Gunn, Thom [1929 - 2004]
MOLY And MY SAD CAPTAINS
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973. 1st US edition [of Moly]. Green cloth binding with gilt spine stamping. Orange topstain. White dust jacket. [10], 91, [3 (blank)] pp. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-3/4". Nr Fine/VG+ (hint of wear & age-toning). "Thomson William 'Thom' Gunn was an English poet who was praised for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement, and his later poetry in America, even after moving towards a looser, free-verse style. After relocating from England to San Francisco, Gunn wrote about gay-related topics—particularly in his most famous work, The Man With Night Sweats in 1992—as well as drug use, sex and his bohemian lifestyle. He won major literary awards; his best poems were said to have a compact philosophical elegance." [Wiki].
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Boeknummer: 49352
USD 38.50 [Appr.: EURO 35.5]
Catalogus: Literature

 
Mullen, Bill V.
W.E.B. Du Bois : Revolutionary Across the Color Line.
London : Pluto Press, 2016. Paperback. 192 pp. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : as new. - On the 27th August, 1963, the day before Martin Luther King electrified the world from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with the immortal words, 'I Have a Dream', the life of another giant of the Civil Rights movement quietly drew to a close in Accra, Ghana: W.E.B. DuBois. In this new biography, Bill V. Mullen interprets the seismic political developments of the Twentieth Century through Du Bois's revolutionary life. Du Bois was born in Massachusetts in 1868, just three years after formal emancipation of America's slaves. In his extraordinarily long and active political life, he would emerge as the first black man to earn a PhD from Harvard; surpass Booker T. Washington as the leading advocate for African American rights; co-found the NAACP, and involve himself in anti-imperialist and anti-colonial struggles across Asia and Africa. Beyond his Civil Rights work, Mullen also examines Du Bois's attitudes towards socialism, the USSR, China's Communist Revolution, and the intersectional relationship between capitalism, poverty and racism. An accessible introduction to a towering figure of American Civil Rights, perfect for anyone wanting to engage with Du Bois's life and work. ISBN 9780745335056.
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Boeknummer: #289612
€  12.00
Trefwoorden: SOCIOLOGY,

 Thompson, George. (1804-1878). British orator and activist who worked towards the abolition of slavery., Close of a Letter Signed by Orator and Abolitionist George Thompson.
Thompson, George. (1804-1878). British orator and activist who worked towards the abolition of slavery.
Close of a Letter Signed by Orator and Abolitionist George Thompson.
Circa [1830s]. [1830s]. - The close of a letter on a 3-1/4 inch high by approximately 6 inch wide piece of note paper is signed "Geo Thompson". The paper is darkened with some staining, not affecting the signature. The paper is mounted on a sheet of yellow paper and has been folded twice for mailing. Good.

The British antislavery orator and activist George Donisthorpe Thompson (1804-1878) worked toward the abolition of slavery through lecture tours and by introducing legislation while serving as a member of Parliament. An able orator, he was hired by the London Anti-Slavery Society in 1831. While in Scotland in 1832, where he became interested in abolishing slavery in the United States as well as other parts of the world, he met William Lloyd Garrison and the African-American abolitionist Nathaniel Paul. Invited to visit New England by Garrison, he traveled to the US in 1834 where he drew the attention of pro-slavery supporters and was forced to flee for his life. The Hobart Town Courier later printed a letter in which Thompson stated that he had "..left the United Sates to escape the assassins knife..", the editor noting that attempts had been made to "burn and murder" him in several US towns. He returned to the US following the passing of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850. By then, the abolitionist movement having substantially grown and gained in influence, Thompson found a warmer welcome. Returning to London, he and his son founded the London Emancipation Society which supported the Union during the Civil War. Returning to America, he allied himself with William Wells Brown and met President Abraham Lincoln. Throughout his life, Thompson was a powerful voice for emancipation. He supported East Indian reform, free trade, Chartism, non-resistance and the peace movement, often protesting legislation that offered only limited restrictions on slavery.

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Orme, William A. jr.
Continental Shift: Free Trade & the New North America.
Washinton, DC: Brookings Inst Pr, 1993. Paperback. 235 pp.(Briefing Book). - What will happen now that congress has approved the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? In this book, William Orme Junior aims to set the record straight, puncturing various myths about NAFTA, created by both supporters and opponents of the agreement, and looks to the future of North America. Orme explains that the process of consolidating the North American trade area only begins with ratification of NAFTA, and he recommends that the countries of Central America and the Caribbean renegotiate their special relationships with the expanded North American bloc. He discusses such issues as the effects of NAFTA on South America, on Japanese investment in Mexico, and on questions of national sovereignty. Orme also shows why NAFTA is just the first step in the movement towards a North American common market (rather than one encompassing the Western hemisphere).English text. Condition : very good. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. ISBN 9780962597121.
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RUSSELL, BERTRAND,
The Collected Papers Volume 26 : Cold War Fears and Hopes, 1950-'52
. Introduction by Andrew G. Bone, Routledge, 2020, 1132pp. 15 B/W Illustrations. NEW COPY. Table of Contents: Introduction Andrew G. Bone. Chronology. Part 1: Australian Broadcasts, Lectures, Articles and Miscellanea / 1. Guest of Honour [1950] Three Broadcasts for Window on the World / 2. The World as I See It [1950] / 3. My Philosophy of Life [1950] / 4. What Hope for Man [1950] / 5. Ferment in Asia [1950] / 6. Obstacles to World Government [1950] / 7. Blurb for C. K. Bliss, Semantography [1950] / 8. We and U.S. Can Lead and Help Asian People [1950] / 9. Science Can Help Australia Support More People [1950] / 10. Communism, Capitalism, Socialism [1950] / a. Bertrand Russell Tells Us What Communism Is / b. Private Monopoly Is Bane of Capitalism / c. Greater Democracy Is Socialism's Purpose / 11. Living in the Atomic Age [1950] / a i. Institutions / b ii. Individuals / 12. Refuting the Archbishop of Melbourne [1950] / a. Reply to Dr. Mannix / b. Telegram from Perth / 13. Why Western Australians Should Be Happy [1950] / 14. Land with a Future for Ambitious Youth [1950] / 15. My Impressions of Australia [1950] / 16. Happy Australia [1950] / 17. Hopes for Australia in a Hundred Years [1951] / Part 2: "A Common-Sense Paradise" / 18. If We Are to Survive This Dark Time- [1950] / 19. What Desires Are Politically Important? [1950] / 20. Loquacious Man and His Mind [1950] / 21. "To Replace Our Fears with Hope" [1950] / 22. "What Can I Do?" [1951] / 23. What Does the Single Individual Signify? [1951] / 24. The Future of Science [1951] / 25. "Living in an Atomic Age": Abstract, Foreword and Related Blurb [1951] / a. Provisional Abstract / b. Living in an Atomic Age / c. Blurb for New Hopes for a Changing World / 26. Christianity and Science: Is There a Gulf? [1951] / 27. Prof. Gilbert Murray Honoured [1951] / 28. Are Human Beings Necessary? [1951] / 29. Competition and Co-operation in Politics and Economics [1951] / 30. Denies Categorization as a "Humanist" [1951] / 31. New Hopes for a Changing World [1951] / 32. The Road to Happiness (i) [1951] / 33. Lecture to Young Men and Young Women's Hebrew Association [1951] / a. Life without Fear: A View of Poetry / b. Questions and Answers / 34. Sex Education Is Desirable [1951] / 35. My Faith in the Future [1951] / 36. A Liberal Decalogue [1951] / 37. Prefatory Note to Reprint of "The Elements of Ethics" [1952] / 38. The Road to Happiness (ii) [1952] / 39. How Fanatics Are Made [1952] / 40. Future of the B.B.C. [1952] / 41. Leonardo's Day-and Our Own [1952] / Part 3: Autobiography, Humour, Fiction / 42. Celebrity [1950] / 43. How to Grow Old [1951] / 44. How I Write [1951] / 45. The Use of Books [1951] / 46. Things I Know and Things I Conjecture [1951] / a. Things I Know / b. Things I Conjecture / 47. Bertrand Russell: Biographical Notes [1951] / 48. The Corsican Ordeal of Miss X [1951] / Part 4: Avoiding War / 49. The Fanatics [1950] / 50. Message to Japanese Students [1950] / 51. On Nationalism [1950] Two Letters on Preventive War / 52. Resignation from the Cambridge University Labour Club [1950] / 53. Lord Russell and the Atom Bomb [1951] / 54. Dictatorship Breeds Corruption [1951] / 55. My Plan for Peace [1951] / 56. Why Defend the Free World? [1951] / 57. Soviet Humour-Does It Exist? [1951] / 58. Fifty Years' Movement towards Equality [1951] / 59. Communism and Christian Socialism [1951] / 60. European Unity and the Atlantic Alliance [1951] / 61. China in the Light of History [1951] / 62. The Problem of Germany [1951] / 63. Preface to A World Apart [1951] / 64. The Narrow Line [1951] / 65. Western Values [1952] / 66. How Near Is War? [1952] / 67. One World-Is It Feasible? [1952] / 68. Message to Anti-Franco Protest Meeting [1952] / Part 5: Cold War America at Home and Abroad / 69. On Mass Hysteria [1951] / 70. Every Crisis an Opportunity [1951] / 71. Why America Is Losing Her Allies [1951] / 72. Lord Russell Sees MacArthur Dismissal as "Act of Courage" [1951] / 73. What's Wrong with Anglo-American Relations [1951] / 74. Are These Moral Codes Out of Date? [1951] / 75. Commentary on "U.S.A. The Permanent Revolution" [1951] / 76. Meet the Press [1951] Three Papers on Political Conformity and Civil Liberties / 77. Using Beelzebub to Cast Out Satan [1951] / 78. Bertrand Russell and the U.S.A. [1952] / 79. Bertrand Russell and the U.S. [1952] / 80. Is America in the Grip of Hysteria? [1952] / Appendixes / Interviews and Reported Speech / Multiple-Signatory and Other Non-Authorial Texts / Broadcast Transcripts / Original Non-English Texts. / Missing and Unprinted Papers / Annotation / Textual Notes / Bibliographical Index / Index of Paper Titles / General Index. (ISBN: 9780049200920) .
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WERTZ, RICHARD W.
Lying-in: A History of Childbirth in America (Studies in the Life of Women)
UK, Schocken Books. 1988. (ISBN: 9780805206159). Paperback, 19.8 x 13.5 x 1.8 cm. Condition good, clean. This lively history of childbirth begins with colonial days, when childbirth was a social event, and moves on to the gradual medicalization of childbirth in America as doctors forced midwives out of business and to the home-birth movement of the 1980's. Widely praised when it was first published in 1977, the book has now been expanded to bring the story up to date. In a new chapter and epilogue, Richard and Dorothy Wertz discuss the recent focus on delivering perfect babies, with its emphasis on technology, prenatal testing, and Caesarean sections. They argue that there are many viable alternatives-including out-of-hospital births-in the search for the best birthing system. Review of the first edition: "Highly readable, extensively documented, and well illustrated..A welcome addition to American social history and women's studies. It can also be read with profit by health planners, hospital administrators, 'consumers' of health care, and all those who are concerned with improving the circumstances associated with childbirth."-Claire Elizabeth Fox, bulletin of the History of Medicine "A fascinating, brilliantly documented history not merely of childbirth, but of men's attitudes towards women, the effect of a burgeoning medical profession on our very conception of maternity and motherhood, and the influence of religion on medical technology and science."-Thomas J. Cottle, Boston Globe "This superb book..is both an impeccably documented recitation of the chronological history of medical intervention in American childbirth and a sociological analysis of the various meanings given to childbirth by individuals, interested groups, and American society as a whole."-Barbara Howe, American Journal of Sociology. Used: Acceptable.
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