Hazlitt 2

Author: Hazlitt Staff
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771038895
Size: 35.18 MB
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The second print edition of the popular, award-winning, online publication -- a handsomely art-directed digest magazine that mixes art, photography and literature with pop culture, comix and reporting on the news of the day. Hazlitt #2 is a grim but playful take on the idea of a summer reading issue. Featuring Heather O'Neill, Tao Lin, Lorrie Moore, Daniel Galera, Owen Pallett, Richard Maxwell, Mary Jo Bang and many more. What’s inside: · Heather O’Neill sets her house on fire · Tao Lin on your body as vessel or spaceship · The Black Notes of Owen Pallett · Franz Kafka's Josef K. is channeled through Justin Bieber · Nick Hune-Brown on the horrors of teenage embarrassment · Ebola: Nature’s most perfect killing machine · Linda Besner on arts funding in the U.S. and Canada · Eating the Heart of Richard Maxwell—talking with the innovative playwright and theatre director · How to be a Woman, or, Lorrie Moore as the mother you never had · The Life They Planned For You: aerial photography by Christoph Gielen · Poetry by Mary Jo Bang and David Hernandez · New Brazilian fiction by Daniel Galera and Fernanda Torres Also featuring art from Julia Dault, Stephen Appleby-Barr, Kristin Cammermeyer, Lorne Bridgman, and Marman and Borins. General Editor: Chris Frey Art Director: Jeremy Laing

Blood Drenched Beard

Author: Daniel Galera
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101635614
Size: 70.76 MB
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From Brazil’s most acclaimed young novelist, the mesmerizing story of how a troubled young man’s restorative journey to the seaside becomes a violent struggle with his family’s past —So why did they kill him? —I’m getting there. Patience, tchê. I wanted to give you the context. Because it’s a good story, isn’t it? A young man’s father, close to death, reveals to his son the true story of his grandfather’s death, or at least the truth as he knows it. The mean old gaucho was murdered by some fellow villagers in Garopaba, a sleepy town on the Atlantic now famous for its surfing and fishing. It was almost an execution, vigilante style. Or so the story goes. It is almost as if his father has given the young man a deathbed challenge. He has no strong ties to home, he is ready for a change, and he loves the seaside and is a great ocean swimmer, so he strikes out for Garopaba, without even being quite sure why. He finds an apartment by the water and builds a simple new life, taking his father’s old dog as a companion. He swims in the sea every day, makes a few friends, enters into a relationship, begins to make inquiries. But information doesn’t come easily. A rare neurological condition means that he doesn’t recognize the faces of people he’s met, leading frequently to awkwardness and occasionally to hostility. And the people who know about his grandfather seem fearful, even haunted. Life becomes complicated in Garopaba until it becomes downright dangerous. Steeped in a very special atmosphere, both languid and tense, and soaked in the sultry allure of south Brazil, Daniel Galera’s masterfully spare and powerful prose unfolds a story of discovery that feels almost archetypal—a display of storytelling sorcery that builds with oceanic force and announces one of Brazil’s greatest young writers to the English-speaking world. Look for Daniel's new book, The Shape of Bones.