Description : The Metamorphosis & Other Tales is a collection of six fictional stories that includes The Metamorphosis, The Magic Carpet and The Groovy Wallpaper, Butterfly, The Stranger, Customer Disservice and The Boston Stranger. Interweaving postmodernist narrative forms of intertextuality with realistic fiction, Dahlvrlegg weaves a sumptuously rich tapestry of life contained within stories of the outsider, many of which might draw comparisons with the modernism of Kafka and Camus, though she undoubtedly still retains her definitely distinct artistic stylistic imprint.
Description : The Castle & Other Tales is the second collection of short stories by David Gallagher. It includes: The Castle, The Trial, Jars, The Box, Customer Service, Harassment Record, Jars II, The Outsider, A Gold Rush (2004), Hiltenspergerstrae and The Walkman.
Description : In this wild, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the biggest rock bands in history, Jo Wood comes clean about her three decades as the girlfriend and eventually the wife of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. This startlingly honest, laugh-out-loud memoir vividly describes life on tour, in the studio, at the legendary parties—and every raucous moment in between. From teenage model to hard-partying rock 'n' roll devotee, through motherhood, marriage, breakdown, and the challenge of starting over again, Jo Wood has had a roller-coaster ride of a life. At the age of sixteen, Jo burst onto the British modeling scene and became a fixture at London's most glamorous parties. A few years later, just twenty-two years old and a single mom, she met Ronnie Wood and her life changed forever. Holding nothing back, Jo paints an astonishing picture of the sex, drugs, booze, groupies, and—above all—the fun that filled her thirty years as a member of the Stones' inner circle. Telling never-before-heard stories about what life on the road with the Stones was really like, she offers intimate portraits of the band's legendary cast of characters, including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jerry Hall, and Patti Hansen. She recalls the excitement of getting to know international A-list celebrities like Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, Johnny Depp, and Slash. Jo also opens up about her family life with Ronnie: their passionate love affair, the demands of being a mother by day and a wild child by night, and eventually coping with Ronnie's increasingly difficult behavior as his addictions consumed him. For the first time, she reveals her heartbreaking account of what happened when Ronnie left her for an eighteen-year-old waitress, explaining how she was able to forgive, live without bitterness or regret, and find new happiness as an entrepreneur and organic beauty expert. Including never-before-seen photographs from Jo's personal collection, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll is a compelling piece of rock 'n' roll history from a woman with a backstage pass and front-row seat. Enchanting, candid, and moving, this page-turning fairy tale of fame and fortune has the best of the era's many euphoric and reckless moments within its pages.
Description : Regular readers of Vogue, visitors to The Museum of Modern Art, New York and design collectors who frequent auction houses like Sotheby's and Christie's will be delighted to know that there is, at long last, a proper monograph on the iconic German-born, Mexico City-based Pop-Surrealist artist and industrial designer Pedro Friedeberg. This comprehensive, 450-page first monograph brings together more than 500 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and design objects- including Friedeberg's famous hand chair, which has been in production since 1962 and appears regularly in international style and fashion magazines to this day. (According to The New York Times'style magazine, T, the hand chair has been "an object of desire for boldface design-world names from Arnold Scaasi to Kelly Wearstler. The Surrealist writer and poet Andre Breton was also mesmerized by the chair, as were Yul Brynner, Roman Polanski and Jeanne Moreau.") Published on the occasion of the artist's first major career retrospective, on view from late 2009 through early 2010 at the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, this volume contains essays by the noted art historians James Oles of Wellesley College and Jeffrey Collins of Bard Graduate Center, among others.