Now in Stock People Are A Light To Love: Veronica De Jesus, Memorial Drawings 2004-2016
If you're anything like us, you've been waiting for well over a decade to see all of once local luminary Veronica De Jesus' memorial drawings in one place. Well now the wait is over, thanks to a beautiful new art book published by RITE Editions.
Veronica De Jesus worked on memorial drawings for 7 years. From 2004-2016, the artist commemorated people she knew or who inspired her in some way. She made over 300 portraits, most of which were exhibited in the window of Dog-Eared Books in the Mission District of San Francisco. The project was beloved, and now is recalled by those sidewalk-passerbys who slowed down and took a moment to remember. The proposed book will offer a summation of the completed memorial project. And the publication, like much of De Jesus’s work, will reflect on loss and how it plays out over time.
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The Return of Munchausen by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
Baron Munchausen’s hold on the European imagination dates back to the late eighteenth century when he first pulled himself (and his horse) out of a swamp by his own upturned pigtail. Inspired by the extravagant yarns of a straight-faced former cavalry officer, Hieronymus von Münchhausen, the best-selling legend quickly eclipsed the real-life baron who helped the Russians fight the Turks. Galloping across continents and centuries, the mythical Munchausen’s Travels went through hundreds of editions of increasing length and luxuriance.
Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, the Russian modernist master of the unsettling and the uncanny, also took certain liberties with the mythical baron. In this phantasmagoric roman à clef set in 1920s Berlin, London, and Moscow, Munchausen dauntlessly upholds his old motto “Truth in lies,” while remaining a fierce champion of his own imagination. At the same time, the two-hundred-year-old baron and self-taught philosopher has agreed to return to Russia, Lenin’s Russia, undercover. This reluctant secret agent has come out of retirement to engage with the real world.
PRAISE: Playful and erudite, sprinkled with philosophy and politics, funny in places and melancholy in others, this novella, like most of Krzhizhanovsky’s work, remained unpublished during his lifetime; how lucky that we can read it now. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review For all Krzhizhanovsky’s avant-garde bona fides, few authors speak more honestly about the power great literature can exert on a reader and on its creator. —Scott Esposito, The National
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