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Bondhu

Sen, Kunal
Bondhu
A behind-the-scenes look at the life of filmmaker Mrinal Sen through the eyes of his son Kunal, who grew up immersed in the world of Indian cinema. âEURœNo one remembers when and why I started calling my father Bondhu. It was a strange way to address a father, as the word means âEUR¿friendâEUR(TM) in Bengali. . . . As I got older, I became very self-conscious about such an odd name . . . and yet I cannot explain why I could not switch to the m...

CHF 30.50

Our History, Their History, Whose History?

Thapar, Romila
Our History, Their History, Whose History?
An overview of nationalism and its impact on the study of history from one of India's most prominent historians.   In this timely book, historian Romila Thapar delves into the complex world of nationalism and its impact on the interpretations of the past and on the discipline of history itself. History, she expounds, is no mere collection of information and chronology, and its purpose extends well beyond storytelling.   Recognizing nationalism...

CHF 27.50

An Essay on Negation

Virno, Paolo / Chiesa, Lorenzo
An Essay on Negation
A vital addition to SeagullâEUR(TM)s growing Italian List that focuses on leftist Italian thought, bringing famous as well as little-known yet crucial voices into the English language. As speaking animals, we continuously make use of an unassuming grammatical particle, without suspecting that what is at work in its inconspicuousness is a powerful apparatus, which orchestrates language, signification, and the world at large. What particle might...

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Spartakus

Jesi, Furio / Toscano, Alberto
Spartakus
A crucial text at the intersection of history and philosophy in twentieth-century Italy. On December 29, 1918, the Spartakus League, a Marxist revolutionary movement, rose up in Germany calling for an end to class rule by the bourgeoisie. Massive demonstrations followed and more than 500, 000 Berliners took to the streets in JanuaryâEUR"only to be crushed by police and anticommunist paramilitary troops. Several leaders of the Spartakus League ...

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The Murderer's Mother

Devi, Mahasweta / Sinha, Arunava
The Murderer's Mother
A tense sociopolitical novel exploring power, violence, and morality in 1970s India.  The Murderer's Mother takes readers to the late 1970s in the Indian state of West Bengal, where the Communist Party-led Left Front has just been voted into power.  It tells the story of Tapan, who has been installed as a gang leader by the most powerful man in the locality in order to kill "unwanted obstacles, " which he does, one after another. Tapan knows t...

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As Cruel as Anyone Else

Del Boca, Angelo / Braude, Richard
As Cruel as Anyone Else
Reveals a dark chapter in the Italian government's colonial history that has been largely hidden from view. Between the end of the nineteenth century and over the first half of the twentieth, Italy invaded and occupied the Horn of Africa, Libya, and several other territories. Yet recognition of this history of colonial destruction, racist violence, and genocidal aerial and chemical warfare--carried out not only during the Fascist dictatorship ...

CHF 142.00

The Twilight of Politics

Tronti, Mario / Mandarini, Matteo
The Twilight of Politics
A classic work of political theory by a major twentieth-century figure of the Italian Left. Italian political thinker Mario Tronti is most famous for being the author of Workers and Capital, which became the central theoretical formulation of Italian operaismo or workerism, a current of political thought emerging in the 1960s that revolutionized the institutional and extra-parliamentary Left in Italy and beyond. In The Twilight of Politics, wr...

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Beggar's Bedlam

Bhattacharya, Nabarun / Das, Rijula
Beggar's Bedlam
A hilarious and absurdist take on the political landscape of West Bengal, India. Beggar's Bedlam is a surreal novel that unleashes the chaos of the carnival on the familiar. Part literary descendent of Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita and part a reconstruction of lost Bengali history, Nabarun Bhattacharya's masterpiece is a jubilant, fizzing wire of subaltern anarchy and insurrection. Marshall Bhodi Sarkar and his lieutenant Sarkhel surrept...

CHF 28.50

The World Machine

Volponi, Paolo / Dixon, Richard
The World Machine
A vivid and unforgettable novelistic portrait of rural Italy, exploring the nature of reality and the human condition. A small-time farmer living in central Italy in the 1960s is the keeper of a great truth: that people are machines built by other beings who are machines themselves. Our true destiny is to build ever better machines so that society can become a techno-utopia in which friendship can be established among all people on earth. Thes...

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Becoming Animal

Praauer, Teresa / Driscoll, Kari
Becoming Animal
An unveiling of the presence of captivating figures and creatures throughout history. In this gripping philosophical and cultural exploration, Teresa Präauer sets out to investigate figures of transformation, transmission, and translation--across languages, cultures, genres, media, species, and spaces. Hybrids, chimeras, monsters, and liminal creatures of all sorts inhabit these pages, as indeed they do the pages of the cultural archive from A...

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"Maili Chadar, or The Stained Shawl" and "Truth and Justice"

Gokhale, Shanta
"Maili Chadar, or The Stained Shawl" and "Truth and Justice"
Two plays exploring the dark side of power and the human cost of injustice.   What is the fate of justice when morality is subservient to power? What happens when people in power lose their moral compass, and truth becomes a casualty? This volume brings together two recent plays by eminent Indian theater personality Shanta Gokhale that address these burning questions. Maili Chadar, or, The Stained Shawl: A Tragedy in Four Acts traces the regre...

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Two Plays

Alekar, Satish / Gokhale, Shanta
Two Plays
A collection of two plays by Indian playwright Satish Alekar.   Satish Alekar is widely considered one of the most progressive and influential playwrights in modern Indian theatre. This volume brings together two of Alekar's plays written over half a century apart, The Grand Exit and A Conversation with Dolly.   In The Grand Exit, written in Marathi in 1974, a dead man insists on being cremated in an old crematorium that will soon be privatize...

CHF 30.50

Circus Commentary

Kluge, Alexander / Booth, Alexander
Circus Commentary
Alexander Kluge explores the madcap, multifaceted world of the circus through a global geopolitical lens. The circus has fascinated Alexander Kluge ever since he was a child, and his devotion to it has been preserved throughout his cinematic output and his most recent literary work. In the circus, he finds both the shadow image of work and the epitome of human excellence, from love to war to revolution. As surfaces onto which utopias are proje...

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The Lockmaster

Ransmayr, Christoph / Pare, Simon
The Lockmaster
A suspenseful novel that delves into the complexities of a father-son relationship and the timeless themes of guilt and forgiveness. A longboat plummets over the Great Falls, drowning the five passengers on board. The Lockmaster, the heir to an ancient title and responsible for guiding river traffic safely around this natural barrier on the White River, ought to have prevented this tragedy. His son is convinced that it was not an accident. Is ...

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Studiolo

Agamben, Giorgio / Toscano, Alberto
Studiolo
A brief study of select Western art from Italy's foremost philosopher. In Renaissance palaces, the studiolo was a small room to which the prince withdrew to meditate or read, surrounded by paintings he particularly loved. This book is a kind of studiolo for its author, Giorgio Agamben, as he turns his philosophical lens on the world of Western art. Studiolo is a fascinating take on a selection of artworks created over millennia, some are easil...

CHF 28.50

Cahier

Mayrocker, Friedericke / Stonecipher, Donna
Cahier
A collection of poetic stream-of-consciousness prose meditations by Friederike Mayröcker. Friederike Mayröcker has no time. Not for summary and memory, not for excessive reviewing and reasoning, and certainly not for storytelling. She doesn't even have time for life itself--unless it's writing. What counts, in her view, is only the poetry and "the echoic inventions" of a life that lasted for almost a century, which is preserved in her writings...

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Letters Around a Garden

Rilke, Rainer Maria / Stone, Will
Letters Around a Garden
An intimate glimpse into the life and letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, one of the most important poets of the twentieth century. In July 1921, displaced European poet Rainer Maria Rilke sequestered himself in the chateau of Muzot, a thirteenth-century medieval tower perched in the vineyards above the town of Sierre in the Canton Valais, Switzerland. In this sun-flooded landscape of the Rhone Valley, he found beguiling echoes of Spain and his bel...

CHF 18.50

The Roving Shadows

Quignard, Pascal / Turner, Chris
The Roving Shadows
A bold and adventurous work of literature that explores the relationship between reading, writing, sex, and death. The first book in Pascal Quignard's Last Kingdom series, The Roving Shadows can be read as a long meditation on reading and writing that strives to situate these otherwise innocuous activities in a profound relationship to sex and death. Writing and reading can in fact be linked to our animal natures and artistic strivings, to pri...

CHF 27.50