Torpor | Author: Chris Kraus
Set at the dawn of the New World Order, Chris Kraus's third novel, Torpor loops back to the beginning of the decade that was the basis of I Love Dick, her pseudo-confessional cult-classic debut. It's summer, 1991, post-MTV, pre-AOL. Jerome Shafir and Sylvie Green, two former New Yorkers who can no longer afford an East Village apartment, set off on a journey across the entire former Soviet Bloc with the specious aim of adopting a Romanian orphan. Nirvana's on the radio everywhere, and wars are erupting across Yugoslavia.
Unhappily married to Jerome, a 53-year-old Columbia University professor who loathes academe, Sylvie thinks only of happiness. There are only two things, Sylvie thinks, that will save them: a child of their own, and the success of The Anthropology of Unhappiness, her husband's long-postponed book on the Holocaust. But as they move forward toward impoverished Romania, Jerome's memories of his father's extermination at Auschwitz and his own childhood survival impede them. Savagely ironic and deeply lyrical, Torpor is Kraus's most personal novel to date.
Marina Abramovic: A Visual Biography | Authors: Marina Abramovic with Katya Tylevich
The definitive guide to the life and work of Marina Abramovic, the world's most famous performance artist.Combining brand-new interviews, never-before-seen images and fascinating ephemera, this book is a testament to...
Josef Koudelka: Next: A Visual Biography | Author: Melissa Harris
An intimate portrait of the life and work of one of photography’s most renowned and celebrated artists. Throughout his more than sixty-year-long obsession with the medium, Josef Koudelka considers a...
Wise Words From David Attenborough | Illustrated by Nat Carroll
With his unmistakable voice and childlike wonder, Sir David Attenborough has graced our television screens since 1954. This unauthorised collection celebrates the world's favourite naturalist and his perspective on plants,...