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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell By David Yaffe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374538064
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - October 2nd, 2018

No regret checking out this biography, coyote! Traversing through the musician’s early life battling polio and the resilience that it took to overcome, we get to know Joni on a deliciously human level. From 1968’s Song to a Seagull to 2007’s Shine, it’s all here. Behind the scenes look into virtually every album Mitchell released is given to the reader with sizable detail. Fans and the unfamiliar of Joni’s work will be sure to find enjoyment out of this celebration of a timeless artist.

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Contempt By Alberto Moravia, Tim Parks (Introduction by), Angus Davidson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Alberto Moravia, Tim Parks (Introduction by), Angus Davidson (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781590171226
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Published: NYRB Classics - July 31st, 2004

Wanting to be regarded as a serious theatre writer, Riccardo, our main protagonist, gives in and attempts to write a movie screenplay adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey to help pay off the flat his wife, Emilia, desperately wants (according to him). With creative differences beginning to clash between Riccardo and the producer of the film, a clash between him and Emilia also ensues regarding fidelity, creating a whirlwind of impulsive thoughts buzzing throughout Riccardo's head. Being the inspiration for Jean-Luc Godard’s film adaptation of the same name that would come out 9 years after this publication, Contempt is an Italian summer tale of a frustrated artist and a broken marriage that will make you feel much better about your own life.