Alma Books Winter 2018 by Raincoast Books

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18w alma the cutting edge the story of the beatles hairdresser who defined an era by leslie cavendish the beatles hair changed the world as their increasingly wild untamed manes grew to the horror of parents everywhere they set off a cultural revolution as the most tangible symbol of the sixties psychedelic dream of peace love and playful rebellion in the midst of this epochal change was leslie cavendish hairdresser to the beatles and some of the greatest stars of the music and entertainment industry but just how did a fifteen-year-old jewish school dropout from an undistinguished north london suburb with no particular artistic talent or showbusiness connections end up literally at the cutting edge of sixties fashion in just four years his story honest always entertaining and inspiring parallels the meteoric rise of the beatles themselves and is no less astounding alma books on sale apr 24/18 5.28 x 8.43 • 288 pages 9781846884313 • $28.00 • cl with dust jacket

18w alma poems by charles dickens while charles dickens is best known and celebrated for his prolific journalistic output and novelistic creations he also devoted some of his creative energies to verse at turns sentimental melancholy playful humorous and satirical and ranging considerably in tone and format from songs to narrative prologues for novels and squibs for newspapers the poems in this collection highlight dickens s gift for language and his unfailing power to touch author bio considered by many to be the greatest novelist of the english language charles john huffam dickens was born february 7 1812 in portsmouth england some of his most popular works include oliver twist david copperfield nicholas nickleby a tale of two citiesand great expectations alma books on sale apr 24/18 5.04 x 7.8 • 144 pages 9781847496904 • $15.00 • pb poetry english irish scottish welsh notes promotion sales

18w alma three novellas by leo tolstoy translated by kyril zinovieff and april fitzlyon one of tolstoy s last published works of fiction the devil revolves around the young landowner yevgeny s irrepressible lust for stepanida a sensual peasant woman even when he gets married to a respectable upper-class lady he finds himself unable to put an end to his encounters with stepanida and becomes increasingly consumed by guilt and helplessness in the face of his urges in some ways comparable to the controversial kreutzer sonata the devil shows tolstoy at his most salacious and addresses the conflicts between desire social norms and personal conscience also included in this volume is family happiness one of tolstoy s earliest works an entertaining and cynical account of marriage from the perspective of a disillusioned wife and a landowner s morning author bio alma books on sale apr 24/18 5.04 x 7.8 • 224 pages b/w 9781847494795 • $17.50 • pb fiction classics leo tolstoy

18w alma vita nuova by dante alighieri translated by anthony mortimer the vita nuova with its unusual blend of prose and poetry is universally recognized as dante s early masterpiece and provides an indispensable prequel to the divine comedy set in thirteenth-century florence part autobiography and part religious allegory it traces dante s quest to find a poetic idiom worthy of beatrice whom he had loved since boyhood her premature death plunges him into an emotional turmoil that finds release only through his faith in her continuing spiritual influence and through his determination to write of her what has never been written of any woman the vita nuova remains a central document in european culture s examination of love and the self it is a hundred and fifty years since dante gabriel rossetti s groundbreaking version of the vita nuova now anthony mortimer already acclaimed as translator of cavalcanti petrarch and michelangelo produces a verse translation that avoids rossetti s