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  • Il libro della scomparsa

    La stanza del mondo

    translation by Barbara Teresi
    pages: 184
    format: 16 x 22,5 cm
    date of publication: May 2021
    binding: softbound
    language: Italian
    isbn 9788877572813

     

     



    €23,00

    Something’s happened, an event shrouded in mystery: around midnight, a night like any other night, all Palestinians have disappeared, vanished into thin air. Nobody knows where drivers, farm labourer, doctors, nurses, elderly and young people have gone. What if there were no more Palestinians? What could happen to the Israelis? What could happen in everyone’s life if there was no more the enemy, the scapegoat, the alibi? The Palestinian writer Ibtisam Azem presents one of the most groundbreaking novels of the Arab literary scene.   Ibtisam Azem, a Palestinian journalist and writer, has published two novels in Arabic: Sariq al-Nawm (The Sleeping Thief, 2011) and Sifr al-Ikhtifaa (The Book of Disappearance, 2014), both for Dar al-Jamal (Beirut, Baghdad and Freiberg am Neckar). The Book of Disappearance finally arrives in the Italian version. Born and raised in Taybeh, in the north of Jaffa, Ibtisam Azem has studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and later at the University of Freiburg in Germany. She works as a journalist in New York for the Arabic newspaper “al-Araby al-Jadeed” and as co-editor in chief of the “ezine Jadaliyya”.
  • Leiðarvísir

    Music CD

    Music: Willy Merz (Hymne à Apollon, Dhil), Davide Lopes e Vito Amato (interlude 1, interlude 3), Nicola Mogavero (Trayectorias 30S), Alessandro Librio (interlude 2), Bruno Maderna (Serenata per un satellite), Gianluca Cangemi (Om Silki [Il sogno di Pytheas]), Giovanni Di Giandomenico (Conversazione di frontiera)

    Text: Costanza Minafra, Conversazione di frontiera

    Players : Edicson Ruiz double bass in Dhil, Costanza Minafra voice Conversazione di frontiera, Giovanni Di Giandomenico elettronica and sound design Conversazione di frontiera

    Wadi: Roberta Casella harp | Nicola Mogavero saxophone  | Emanuele Anzalone clarinet | Mario Romeo accordion | Mauro Schembri mandolin | Davide Lopes bağlama | Sergio Calì xylomarimba | Vito Amato frame drums and percussion | Domenico Marco violin | Alessandro Librio viola | Paolo Pellegrino cello | Luca Rinaudo sound design

    ISBN 9788877572851



    €21,00

    The first album by the WADI ensemble, born of the collaboration and the support of Fondazione Merz, Almendra Music, and hopefulmonster editore. The Leiðarvísir musical project (in Icelandic “itinerary, guide”) is the response of a world which does not surrender to the inevitability of the climate and civilization catastrophe, among pandemics and increasing social precariousness. To the spirit of a widespread alarm Leiðarvísir opposes a vision which is ancient and very contemporary at the same time, aimed at remapping the paths of sensitivity and imagination. Through the compositions, improvisations and interpretations of the Wadi musicians, the original sound story of journeys which have really happened in the past, a remote and close one, unravels: the astonishment of the Great North by a geographer of the 4th century B.C., the impossible escape to the Middle East in 1939 of two European female writers and photographers, the itinerary of a monk in the 12th century from the heart of Iceland to the Holy Land, the explorations of the probes sent by today’s humans beyond the boundaries of the solar system.
  • ADLENE MEDDI

    1994

    La stanza del mondo

    translation by Emilia Gut
    pages: 336
    format: 16 x 22,5 cm
    date of publication: January 2021
    binding: softbound
    language: Italian
    isbn 9788877572820



    €19,00

    A mystery novel loved in Algeria and already praised by French critics finally arrives in Italian. On a “national night”, men and boys move circumspectly, like shadows in search of salvation, certain, however, that they cannot survive a tragic destiny, made up of gunshots, executions, murderers. It is the night that Algeria has lived through all the nineties, overwhelmed by one of the bloodiest of civil wars. In an Algiers loved and described in great detail, Adlène Meddi breathes life into the youngsters, the alter egos of his generation, the protagonists of 1994, the Algerian writer’s latest detective story.   Adlène Meddi, born in 1975 in El Harrach, a suburb east of Algiers, is a French-speaking Algerian journalist, reporter and writer. He studied journalism and media sociology at the University of Algiers and EHESS in Marseille. Since 2009 he has been editor-in-chief of the weekly El Watan. He also collaborates with Le Point magazine and the Middle East Eye website. In 2002 he published his first thriller, Le casse tête turc with Barzakh. In 2008 he released La prière du maure, also through Barkakh, while in 2016 together with Mélanie Matarese he wrote Jours tranquilles à Alger, published by Riveneuve. His third polar, 1994, released in the original language in 2017 again through Barzakh, won the Transfuge Prize 2018 as best French-language thriller.
  • John Keane

    Potere e umiltà. Il futuro della monitory democracy

    La stanza del mondo

    translation by Piernicola D’Ortona
    pages: 496
    format: 16 x 22,5 cm
    date of publication: January 2021
    binding: softbound
    language: Italian
    isbn 9788877572806



    €45,00

    There is no more time: democracy must make an effort of imagination and must reinvent itself if it seeks to respond to the challenges and changes of recent years. John Keane, one of the most innovative political scientists on representative democracy and its global evolution, is convinced of this. The author of numerous texts of international importance, John Keane proposes a radically new interpretation of the destiny of democracy in the twenty-first century. And he has coined a new definition to deal with: monitory democracy.   John Keane, born in Australia in 1949, lives in Sydney. He is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Sydney and at the Research Centre for Social Sciences in Berlin (WZB). Keane is also a member of the Royal Society of Arts, founder of the Research Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD), external adviser to the United Nations and member of the American Institutions of Democracy Commission. His texts include: The Life and Death of Democracy, Global Civil Society?, Vaclav Havel: a political tragedy in Six Acts, the award-winning Tom Paine: a political life e Media and Democracy, which has been translated into more than twenty languages. Potere e Umiltà. Il futuro della monitory democracy is in its first Italian edition.  
  • Push the limits

    edited by Claudia Gioia e Beatrice Merz
    texts by Claudia Gioia, Beatrice Merz, Maura Reilly, Paul Mason e Manuel Borja-Villel
    pages: 232
    format: 23 x 27 cm
    published: December 2020
    images: 114
    binding: hardback
    language: Italian/English
    isbn 9788877572844



    €55,00

    Push the Limits is the volume that ties in with the group exhibition of the same name currently in progress at the Fondazione Merz. The book is more than just a catalogue and illustrates an all-female art project. The curators, Claudia Gioia and Beatrice Merz, invited seventeen internationally renowned artists to take part in Push the Limits: Rosa Barba, Sophie Calle, Katharina Grosse, Shilpa Gupta, Mona Hatoum, Jenny Holzer, Emily Jacir, Bouchra Khalili, Barbara Kruger, Cinthia Marcelle, Shirin Neshat, Maria Papadimitriou, Pamela Rosenkranz, Chiharu Shiota, Fiona Tan, Carrie Mae Weems and Sue Williamson. Page after page, the reader can immerse himself in the exhibition through the images and essays by the curators and Maura Reilly, Paul Mason and Manuel Borja-Villel, and into the search for a language capable of narrating the present. In addition to providing further insight into the work on display and the current projects of the seventeen artists, Push the Limits also collects their photographs, drawings, film suggestions, excerpts from books and other suggestions. A polyphony of signs and experiences whose imagination speaks to us of the ability to bring all those realities that are ‘beyond’ to the threshold of thought: a publishing ‘happening’ of culture and life.
  • STANZE | QOLALKA

    Ultralibri
    texts by Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio, Suad Omar Sheikh Esahaq, Andrea Del Boca, Luca Ciabarri, Gabriele Proglio
    pages: 247
    format: 16,5 x 22 cm
    date of publication : 2019
    images: 102
    binding: softbound
    language Italian/Somali
    isbn 9788877572783



    €28,00

    The second book in the Ultralibri series, Stanze in a certain way narrates eight years in the creative evolution of the duo of artists and directors Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio, who recently presented SPACCAPIETRE, the only Italian title in competition in Venice Days at the Venice Film Festival 2020. The book offers an experience full of theatrical, poetic and cinematographic projects dedicated to the Somali lands and to the critique of Italy’s colonial past, linking old and new subjugations. The volume includes, among others, a contribution by Andrea Del Boca and historical essays by Luca Ciabarri and Gabriele Proglio.   Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio were born in Turin in 1978. They have worked together since 1999 as visual artists, screenwriters and film directors. Over the years they have directed short films, documentaries and produced installations that have participated in the most important national and international film festivals and various exhibitions.