Monthly Archives: October 2007

Press Release: Lambin, The Middle Path

October 1, 2007
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Press Release: Lambin, The Middle Path

Concise and accessible, The Middle Path: Avoiding Environmental Catastrophe lays out the current state of research into climate change and considers what must be done if environmental catastrophe is to be avoided. Lambin takes a remarkably balanced approach, free of ideological prejudice, and the result is a surprisingly optimistic take on our prospects. Large-scale systems like the earth’s environment naturally tend toward equilibrium, and Lambin presents a batch of solutions, both global and local, that exploit that tendency. Taken together, they give humanity a real shot at averting this potentially fatal crisis. Read the press release. Read an excerpt from the book. . . .

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Press Release: Goffette, Charlestown Blues

October 1, 2007
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Press Release: Goffette, Charlestown Blues

Readers who denounce most contemporary French poetry as self-referential experimentation, word games, exercises in deconstruction, or other kinds of incomprehensible writing disconnected from everyday life—brace yourselves for a revelation. Erotic and urbane, distinguished by formal skill yet marked by the subtlest shades of feeling, Guy Goffette’s unabashedly lyrical poems pay homage to both Verlaine and Rimbaud, whom he counts as his important forbears, with echoes of Auden and Pound, Pavese and Borges. Long known and admired in France, Guy Goffette’s Charlestown Blues: Selected Poems, a Bilingual Edition is the first English-language collection of his works. Poet and translator Marilyn Hacker’s crystalline, musical renderings will show Anglophones why this poet is considered one of the most important writing in French today. Read the press release. . . .

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Press Release: Antonioni, The Architecture of Vision

October 1, 2007
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Press Release: Antonioni, The Architecture of Vision

“‘A filmmaker is a man like any other; and yet his life is not the same.… This is, I think, a special way of being in contact with reality.’ Or so says Michelangelo Antonioni, the legendary filmmaker behind the stark landscapes and social alienation of Blow-Up and L’Avventura, who here reveals his idiosyncratic relationship with reality. Through autobiographical sketches, theoretical essays, and interviews, The Architecture of Vision: Writings and Interviews on Cinema explores the director’s unique brand of narrative-defying cinema as well as the motivations and anxieties of the man behind the camera.” Read the press release. . . .

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