‘Chigozie Obioma is a writer to watch’ The Economist
Umuahia, Nigeria. Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, sees a woman attempting to jump to her death from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his most prized chickens into the water below to demonstrate the severity of the fall. The woman, Ndali, is moved by his sacrifice.
Bonded by this strange night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family, and when they officially object to the union because he is uneducated, Chinonso sells most of his possessions to attend a small college in Cyprus. Once in Cyprus, he discovers that all is not what it seems. Furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further and further away from his dream, from Ndali and the place he called home.
In this contemporary twist of Homer’s Odyssey, in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about the tension between destiny and determination.
‘Chigozie Obioma truly is the heir to Chinua Achebe’ New York Time Book Review
The Meaning of Art
Since its first appearance in 1931 Herbert Read’s introduction to the understanding of art has established itself as a classic of its kind. It provides a basis for the appreciation of paintings, sculpture and art-objects of all periods by defining the elements that went into their making. A compact survey of the world’s art, from […]135 SEK
Photography - Sports
Waves: Pro Surfers and Their World
A vibrant celebration of surfers in and out of the water from an award-winning photographer Professional photographer Thom Gilbert spent four years among surfer royalty at the top of their game—in Spain, New York, California, and Hawaii—with his camera trained not only on tiny figures disappearing in the waves, but also on the surfers’ faces […]315 SEK
Biography - Non Fiction
A Life In Words
A fascinating discussion with one of America’s greatest living writers about language, literature, and life. Paul Auster’s A Life In Words a wide-ranging dialogue between Auster and the Danish professor I. B. Siegumfeldt is a remarkably candid and often surprising celebration of one writer’s art, craft, and life. It includes many revelations that have never been shared […]235 SEK
Classics - Fiction
Ett drömspel gavs ut 1902 och uruppfördes på Svenska teatern 1907 med Strindbergs hustru Harriet Bosse i rollen som Dottern. Pjäsen bröt ny mark inom scenkonsten och föregrep 1900-talets expressionistiska teater.199 SEK
Art - Graphic Design - Illustration
Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers 2019
Illustratörcentrum är Sveriges största förmedlare av illustratörer och grafiska formgivare. Katalogen presenterar omfångsrikt 257 av dessa på varsitt uppslag, och är utformad som ett verktyg för att hitta…..125 SEK
Contemporary Fiction - Fiction
Hyllad och älskad både av kritiker och läsare. Nu kommer Rachel Cusks trilogi, som inleddes med Konturer och följdes av Transit och Kudos, i en samlingsvolym. Den hör till vår tids stora litterära bedrifter.85 SEK
Vissa magiska handlingar
I Vissa magiska handlingar [Certain Magical Acts, 2016] penetrerar Alice Notley världens sår: från den gångna ekonomiska krisen och havererade ekosystem, till de politiska systemens misslyckanden. Resultatet är en dikt ämnad at199 SEK
On Corpulence: Feeding the Body and Feeding the Mind
“Oh! that the faculty would look deeper into and make themselves better acquainted with the crying evil of obesity – that dreadful tormenting parasite on health and comfort” On Corpulence: Feeding the Body and Feeding the Mind is part of ‘Found on the Shelves’, published with The London Library. The books in this series have […]75 SEK