art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Art in a Disrupted World Poland 1939–1949
ISBN: PB: 9788364177750, University of Chicago Press, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, June 2021
300 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 60 colour plates
Not for sale in Poland! With Art in a Disrupted World, art historian Agata Pietrasik presents a study of artistic practices that emerged in Poland during and after World War II. Pietrasik highlights examples of artworks by a number of Polish-born a...
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£24,00
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Marcos Kurtycz An Art of Total Action Against the State of War
ISBN: HB: 9788417047900, Prestel Publishing, Editorial RM, March 2021
376 pp., 28x22 cm, 635 colour and black&white illus.
This publication reproduces images of the posters, mail art, letters and artists' books that Polish-born artist Marcos Kurtycz (1934-96) made in defiance of the commodification of art Mexico, where he moved in the late 1960s.
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£42,00
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My Father, the Germans and I Essays, Lectures, Interviews
ISBN: PB: 9780857428240, ISBN: HB: 9781906497477, Seagull Books, March 2021
200 pp., 22.9x14 cm
Jurek Becker (1937-1997) is best known for his novel "Jacob the Liar", which follows the life of a man, who, like Becker, lived in the Lodz ghetto during the German occupation of Poland in World War II. Throughout his career, Becker also wrote nonfic...
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£11,99
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£19,00
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Malvina, or Spoken Word in the Novel
ISBN: PB: 9788024645322, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, November 2020
230 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! In this book-length study, Ewa Szary-Matywiecka examines Maria Wirtemberska's Malvina, or the Heart's Intuition, an international success upon its publication in 1816 that is now widely co...
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£16,00
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Security Empire The Secret Police in Communist Eastern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780300242577, Yale University Press, August 2020
416 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 16 black&white illus.
This book examines the history of early secret police forces in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany in the aftermath of the Second World War. Molly Pucci delves into the ways their origins diverged from the original Soviet model based on differi...
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£45,00
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Kaddish Pages on Tadeusz Kantor
ISBN: PB: 9780857427489, Seagull Books, May 2020
64 pp., 17.7x10.7 cm, 16 halftones
Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990) was renowned for his revolutionary theater performances in both his native Poland and abroad. Despite nominally being a Catholic, Kantor had a unique relationship with Jewish culture and incorporated many elements of Jewish...
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£13,99
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Resistible Rise of Antisemitism Exemplary Cases from Russia, Ukraine, and Poland
ISBN: PB: 9781684580095, ISBN: HB: 9781684580088, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, April 2020
250 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
Antisemitism emerged toward the end of the nineteenth century as a powerful political movement with broad popular appeal. It promoted a vision of the world in which a closely-knit tribe called "the Jews" conspired to dominate the globe through contro...
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£32,00
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£68,00
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Road to September 1939 Polish Jews, Zionists, and the Yishuv on the Eve of World War II
ISBN: PB: 9781684580071, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, January 2020
408 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In European and Holocaust historiography, it is generally believed that neither the Zionist movement nor the Yishuv were mindful of the plight of European Jews in the face of the Nazi threat during the 1930s. Drawing on a wide variety of memoirs, let...
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£32,00
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Necroperformance Cultural Reconstructions of the War Body
ISBN: PB: 9783035801910, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, November 2019
448 pp., 24.1x15.2 cm, 30 halftones
In "Necroperformance", Dorata Sajewska proposes an innovative perspective for looking back at the formative process of Polish modernity, delving into repressed areas of experience connected with World War I and the ensuing emancipatory movements. Und...
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£38,00
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American Warsaw The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Polish Chicago
ISBN: HB: 9780226406619, University of Chicago Press, October 2019
296 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 44 halftones
Every May, a sea of 250,000 people decked out in red and white head to Chicago's Loop to celebrate the Polish Constitution Day Parade. In the city, you can tune in to not one but four different Polish-language radio stations or jam out to the Polkaho...
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£21,00
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