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  • Gilles Deleuze

    Gilles Deleuze
    av Frida Beckman

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780237312

    Gilles Deleuze, the person and philosopher, was both singular and multifaceted. Frida Beckman traces Deleuze's remarkable intellectual journey, mapping the encounters from which his life and work emerged. She considers how his life and philosophical…

  • Jean-Francois Lyotard

    Jean-Francois Lyotard
    av Kiff Bamford

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780238081

    Jean-Francois Lyotard is one of the most important, and complex, French thinkers of the twentieth century. Best known in the English-speaking world for his book The Postmodern Condition, the multi-faceted nature of Lyotard's work has often been obsc…

  • Jorge Luis Borges

    Jorge Luis Borges
    av Jason Wilson

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892867

    'Through the years, a man peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, tools, stars, horses and people. Shortly before his death, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the imag…

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky
    av Jonathan Cross

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780234946

    Igor Stravinsky lived the life of a celebrity composer in an increasingly celebrity-obsessed age. He was a true modern, a man of his time. In Paris he dined with Joyce, Picasso and Proust, and by the end of his life was being feted by both the White…

  • Marcel Proust

    Marcel Proust
    av Adam A Watt

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780230948

    Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922) spent fourteen years creating A la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time), his seven-volume magnum opus. He died when only half was in print, unable to see it become one of the most important literary works of…

  • Walter Benjamin

    Walter Benjamin
    av Esther Leslie

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893437

    Walter Benjamin, critic, essayist, translator, philosopher one of the twentieth century's most influential intellectuals continues to intrigue today. His work stimulates a profusion of responses in the form of new novels, operas, films and artworks,…

  • Akira Kurosawa

    Akira Kurosawa
    av Peter Wild

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780233437

    'Most directors have one film for which they are known or possibly two', Francis Ford Coppola has said, 'Akira Kurosawa has eight or nine.' Through his many masterpieces such as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, High and Low, Yojimbo, Kagemusha and Ran, Kuro…

  • Lenin

    av Lars T. Lih

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861897930

    Lenin (1870-1924) was the leader of the communist Bolshevik party and founder of the Soviet Union. He was a key revolutionary thinker and a man who, at one time, lived in exile for his political views and survived several assassination attempts. The…

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    Arthur Schopenhauer
    av Peter B. Lewis

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780230214

    Arthur Schopenhauer devoted his adult life to the articulation of a philosophy for the world, a philosophy that would benefit mankind by providing a solution to the riddle of existence. Often considered a thoroughgoing pessimist, Schopenhauer in fac…

  • Georges Bataille

    Georges Bataille
    av Stuart Kendall

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893277

    Georges Bataille was arguably the greatest influence on the post-structuralist revolution in twentieth-century thought and literature, yet few truly understand his large body of work or its impact. Stuart Kendall now translates the work and life of…

  • Joseph Beuys

    Joseph Beuys
    av Claudia Mesch

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780237350

    Joseph Beuys is arguably the most important and most controversial German artist of the late twentieth century, not least because his persona is interwoven with Germany's fascist past. This book illuminates two defining threads in Beuys's life and a…

  • Allen Ginsberg

    Allen Ginsberg
    av Steve Finbow

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780230177

    In this new critical biography of Allen Ginsberg, Steve Finbow re-examines the life, poetry and politics of this crucial poet and activist, and discusses his position in American letters and culture. The book moves from the influences of childhood -…

  • Roland Barthes

    Roland Barthes
    av Andy Stafford

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780234953

    Roland Barthes (1915-1980) is one of France's most important writers and theorists of the second half of the twentieth century. His volumes of essays have been translated into many languages. His work is hugely influential in the fields of semiotics…

  • Tennessee Williams

    Tennessee Williams
    av Paul Ibell

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780236629

    In this gripping biography Paul Ibell discusses Williams as a poet as well as a playwright, at the same time revealing the crises of doomed relationships, promiscuous sex, alcohol and prescription drug abuse that gave the writer the raw material for…

  • Leon Trotsky

    Leon Trotsky
    av Paul Le Blanc

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780234304

    The name 'Leon Trotsky' is a controversial one. For some, he was a betrayer or a totalitarian. For others, he was a revolutionary knight battling an oppressive system. However you view him, Trotsky was a one of the most important figures of twentiet…

  • James Joyce

    James Joyce
    av Andrew Gibson

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892775

    In this new work, Andrew Gibson sets out to reverse the traditional view of Joyce and his work as the paradigm of international modernism in literature. Where criticism has usually consigned Ireland to secondary status in Joyce's work, Gibson firmly…

  • Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf
    av Ira Nadel

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780236667

    Featuring new details about Virginia Woolf's homes and personal life, this engaging biography offers a fresh insight into her work, focusing on how place as much as imagination fashioned her writing. Drawing on her letters, journals, diaries, autobi…

  • Critical Lives

    Critical Lives
    av Yahiya Emerick

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780028643717

    Muhammad was a religious visionary and political leader. Raised in the harsh Arabian Peninsula and orphaned while still a child, this unlikely leader and military genius received a calling to transform his society from a collection of raiding tribes…

  • Arthur Rimbaud

    Arthur Rimbaud
    av Seth Whidden

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239804

    Before he had turned 21, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) upended the house of French poetry and left it in shambles. What makes Rimbaud's poetry important, argues Seth Whidden, is part of what makes his life so compelling: rebellion, audacity, creativity…

  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx
    av Paul Thomas

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861899064

    As one of the most influential thinkers of the modern age, Karl Marx's political philosophy has resounded throughout politics and history, from the nineteenth century to the present day. In recent times however the concept of 'Marxism' has become a…

  • Herman Melville

    Herman Melville
    av Kevin J. Hayes

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780238074

    American novelist and poet Herman Melville is considered by many to be the finest author his nation has produced. Born in New York in 1819, he achieved recognition as a leader of world literature with his daring stylistic innovations, and his master…

  • Jean-Paul Sartre

    Jean-Paul Sartre
    av Andrew Leak

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892706

    Jean-Paul Sartre was arguably the most celebrated and written-about intellectual of the twentieth century. He was also one of the most divisive: twenty-five years after his death, his name still provokes revulsion and admiration in equal measure. Bu…

  • Jean Cocteau

    Jean Cocteau
    av James Williams

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893543

    From the magical Beauty and the Beast to the surreal Orpheus films, Jean Cocteau is renowned as a leading figure in European cinema as well as a creative force collaborating with artists as diverse as Picasso, Diaghilev and Edith Piaf. Yet Cocteau's…

  • Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner
    av Ray Furness

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780231822

    With their complex textures, rich harmonies and elaborate use of leitmotifs, the operas of Richard Wagner (1813 - 83) remain some of the most influential - and contentious - in the history of the genre. But while Wagner won enormous renown for what…

  • Frank Lloyd Wright

    Frank Lloyd Wright
    av Robert McCarter

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892683

    The life and architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) have been much-studied, yet there is a consistent division between analyses of his architecture, which exclude any discussion of his daily life, and books that tell the often sensational ta…

  • Vaclav Havel

    Vaclav Havel
    av Kieran Williams

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780236650

    This biography is the first to pay close attention to Havel's poetry and to place his later work as a writer of plays, essays, prison letters and presidential speeches in the context of his poetic beginnings, his formative stylistic and philosophica…

  • Bertolt Brecht

    Bertolt Brecht
    av Philip Glahn

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780232621

    Known for his experimental, modernist Epic Theatre and its 'alienation effect', Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956) sought to break down the division between high art and popular culture. The Threepenny Opera, his collaboration with composer Kurt Weill, wa…

  • Sergei Eisenstein

    Sergei Eisenstein
    av Mike O'Mahony

    Pocket - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893673

    Few individuals have made as much of an impact upon a single medium as has Sergei Eisenstein upon cinema. His ground-breaking movies, such as "Battleship Potemkin", "October" and "Aleksandr Nevskii" make regular appearances upon 'all-time best movie…

  • William S. Burroughs

    William S. Burroughs
    av Phil Baker

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861896636

    Along with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) is an iconic figure of the Beat generation. In this revealing study Phil Baker traces this cult writer's life - from the New York underworld of the 1940s to Mexico and the…

  • Octavio Paz

    Octavio Paz
    av Nick Caistor

    Pocket - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893031

    When Octavio Paz won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990, it was in recognition of the fact that for many years he had been the pre-eminent poet in the Spanish speaking world. His work takes the traditions of Mexican poetry as well as French and…

  • Gertrude Stein

    Gertrude Stein
    av Lucy Daniel

    Pocket - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861895165

    You are, of course, never yourself', wrote Gertrude Stein in one of her famously witty autobiographies. Since the 1920s Stein has been celebrated in many incarnations: as the embodiment of Left Bank bohemia, as a patron of modern art and writing, as…

  • Pablo Neruda

    Pablo Neruda
    av Dominic Moran

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861895141

    Pablo Neruda (1904 1973) is Latin America's best known and, for many, greatest poet. He was also perhaps its most controversial. Adored by readers the world over for the sumptuous love lyrics penned during his early years in his native Chile, and re…

  • Samuel Beckett

    Samuel Beckett
    av Andrew Gibson

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861895172

    The life of Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) has been the subject of exhaustive scholarship, yet by contrast Beckett himself was a spare, minimalist writer who deeply distrusted the techniques of biography. In this new, concise, critical account of Becket…

  • Albert Camus

    Albert Camus
    av Mr Edward J. Hughes

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780234939

    One of France's most high-profile writers, Albert Camus experienced both public adulation and acrimonious rejection in a career cut short by a fatal car accident in 1960. From humble origins in a European family living in colonial Algeria, Camus est…

  • Vladimir Nabokov

    Vladimir Nabokov
    av Barbara Wyllie

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861896605

    'I am almost exclusively a writer, and my style is all I have', wrote Vladimir Nabokov (1899 1977). Best known for his deeply controversial 1955 novel "Lolita", Nabokov is celebrated as a prolific author and poet in both Russian and English. In "Vla…

  • Marcel Duchamp

    Marcel Duchamp
    av Caroline Cros

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861892621

    "Marcel Duchamp", by Paris-based curator and art critic Caroline Cros, is a new account of one of the most important cultural figures of modern times. Drawing on the artist's correspondence and interviews, she details Duchamp's life-long belief in c…

  • Constantin Brancusi

    Constantin Brancusi
    av Sanda Miller

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861896520

    Acknowledged as one of the major sculptors and avant-garde artists of the twentieth century, Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) also remained one of the most elusive. His mysterious nature was not only due to his upbringing in Romania - which, at the t…

  • Susan Sontag

    Susan Sontag
    av Jerome Boyd Maunsell

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780232881

    'My idea of a writer: someone interested in 'everything", declared Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004). Essayist, diarist, filmmaker, novelist and playwright, her own life seemed to match this ideal. As well as writing in an unusually broad array of genres,…

  • Henry Miller

    Henry Miller
    av David Stephen Calonne

    Pocket - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780233444

    This new critical biography takes an innovative look at the life and work of the notorious American author (1891-1980). It examines Miller's intense immersion in esoteric and theosophical interests, charting the cultivation of these ideas from his b…

  • Alfred Jarry

    Alfred Jarry
    av Jill Fell

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861897558

    Alfred Jarry's creation of the monster-tyrant Ubu was a watershed in theatre history: his play Ubu Roi (whose origins lie in his mercilessly ridiculed former schoolmaster) on the Paris stage in December 1896 brought him instant notoriety. This legen…

  • Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe
    av Kevin J. Hayes

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861895158

    The life of Edgar Allan Poe (1809 1849) is the quintessential writer's biography great works arising from a life of despair, poverty, alcoholism, and a mysterious solitary death. It may seem like a cliche now, but it was Poe who helped shape this id…

  • Erik Satie

    Erik Satie
    av Mary E. Davis

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893215

    A musical composer who dabbled in the Dada movement, a Bohemian gymnopediste of fin-de-siecle Montmartre, and a legendary dresser known as The Velvet Gentleman for his sartorial choices, Erik Satie was nearly unprecedented in technique, style and ph…

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Leonard Bernstein
    av Paul R. Laird

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239101

    Leonard Bernstein was one of twentieth-century music's most successful and recognizable figures. In a career spanning five decades he conducted many of the world's leading orchestras, and composed scores for landmark musicals such as Candide and Wes…

  • Arthur Koestler

    Arthur Koestler
    av Edward Saunders

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780237169

    Born in Budapest in 1905, Arthur Koestler was a pivotal European writer and intellectual who inspired, provoked and intrigued in equal measure. Koestler wrote enduring works of reportage and memoir but he is most famous for his political novel Darkn…

  • Salvador Dali

    Salvador Dali
    av Mary Ann Caws

    Pocket - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781861893833

    Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali y Domenech, Marquis of Pubol, was born in Catalonia on May 11, 1904, and died on January 23, 1989. Best known as a surrealist painter, his artistic output also included film, sculpture, photography and writing. D…

  • Antonin Artaud

    Antonin Artaud
    av David Shafer

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235707

    Poet. Actor. Matinee idol. Playwright. Theatre theoretician. Artist. Orientalist. Surrealist. Asylum inmate. Drug addict. Electroshock patient. Antonin Artaud. This biography, exploring the life of one of the twentieth century's most enigmatic perso…

  • Frida Kahlo

    Frida Kahlo
    av Gannit Ankori

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780231983

    Frida Kahlo stepped into the limelight in 1929 when she married the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. She was 22; he was 43. Hailed as Rivera's exotic young wife who 'dabbles in art', she went on to produce brilliant paintings, but remained in her husb…

  • Paul Cezanne

    Paul Cezanne
    av Jon Kear

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780235738

    Few artists have exerted such an influence on modern art as Paul Cezanne. Picasso, Braque and Matisse all acknowledged a profound debt to his painting, and many historians regard him as the father of modernism. This new biography reexamines Cezanne'…

  • Soren Kierkegaard

    Soren Kierkegaard
    av Alastair Hannay

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780239231

    The Danish philosopher, theologian and author Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) is widely considered to be one of the most important religious thinkers of the modern age. He is known as the `father of existentialism', but his work was also influential o…

  • John Berger

    John Berger
    av Andy Merrifield

    Häftad - 2017 - Italienska - ISBN: 9781861899040

    With a career in literature and art spanning more than sixty years, John Berger is characterized by an independent and anti-institutional approach to creativity. Working in a range of media including novels, painting, essays and scriptwriting, Berge…