Collected biographies

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  • A Certain Slant of Light

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    A Certain Slant of Light

    After the death of his child, a man – disconnected, lost, unable to sleep – explores the absence at the heart of life. Gathering accounts of trauma and loss from the lives of people and places, past and present: of Isadora Duncan, Ana Mendietta, W.G. Sebald and Pier Paolo Pasolini; of a car crash, a fall from a skyscraper, the photographs of a murderer, a journey to The Gate of the Kiss; he travels through a landscape of half-remembered events and lost works of art, attempting to fathom lives pieced together from borrowed and fragmentary stories of history, memory and existence; trying to recover his own life. Part fiction, part essay, part meditation on absence and grief, ‘A Certain Slant of Light’ is a profound and moving attempt to trace the connections between art, history, and life.

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  • Children of Mercury

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    Children of Mercury

    ‘Children of Mercury’ is a bold new account of the lives of premodern painters, viewed through the lens of ‘the seven ages of man,’ a widespread belief made famous in the ‘All the world’s a stage’ speech in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Spike Bucklow follows artists’ lives from infancy through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, to maturity, old age, and death. He tracks how lives unfolded for both male and female painters, from the famous, like Michelangelo, through Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Beale, to those who are now forgotten, like Jehan Gillemer.

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  • Going With the Boys

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    Going With the Boys

    From the bestselling author of The Unfinished Palazzo, the untold history of six groundbreaking women who fought to become front-line correspondents during World War II

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  • The Children of the Anthropocene

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    The Children of the Anthropocene

    Conservationist and activist Bella Lack chronicles the lives of the diverse young people on the frontlines of the environmental crisis around the world, amplifying the voices of those living at the heart of the crisis.

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  • The Japanese

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    The Japanese

    Chris Harding’s book distils Japan’s long, complex, and fascinating history into the stories of twenty remarkable individuals. These vivid and entertaining portraits take the reader from the earliest written accounts of Japan right through to the life of the current empress, Masako. We encounter shamans and warlords, poets and revolutionaries, scientists, artists, and adventurers – each offering insights of their own into this extraordinary place.

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