The Girls – Emma Cline
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    The Girls – Emma Cline

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    Titel: The Girls
    Auteur: Emma Cline
    Uitgever: Random House
    Jaar: 2016
    Taal: Engels
    Aantal pagina’s: 355
    Paperback

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Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of the summer, a lonely an thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, the group’s sprawling ranch is eerie and run-down, but to Evie it is exotic, thrilling, charged — a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence, and to that moment in a girl’s life when everything can go horribly wrong.

 

“Emma Cline’s first novel positively hums with fresh, startling, luminous prose. The Girls announces the arrival of a thrilling new voice in American fiction.”

— Jennifer Egan

 

“Emma Cline has an unparalleled eye for the intricacies of girlhood, turning the stuff of myth into something altogether more intimate. She reminds us that behind so many of our culture’s fables exists a girl: unseen, unheard, angry. This book will break your heart and blow your mind.”

— Lena Dunham

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Judith Butler: “Niet kritiek en verzet, maar de behoefte aan

bevrijding uit onzekerheid kenmerkt de huidige mens en leidt op haar beurt tot opwaardering van vormen van politie- en staatscontrole, tot beloften van wereldwijde investeringen en tot instanties die dit wereldwijd moeten beheersen. Zoals het discours over de financiele crisis kan bijdragen aan de behoefte aan grotere marktcontrole — daar feitelijk aan bijdraagt (en aan de noodzaak van een steeds deskundigere kring van kapitalisten)—, zo versterkt het discours over precariteit de macht van diegenen die hun macht gebruiken om minder precariteit te beloven dan wel met continuering hiervan te dreigen.”

 

Uit het voorwoord van HET REGEREN VAN PRECAIREN, DE STAAT VAN ONZEKERHEID van ISABELL LOREY.

Het Regeren van Precairen – Isabell Lorey
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    Het Regeren van Precairen – Isabell Lorey

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    Titel: Het Regeren van Precairen, de Staat van Onzekerheid
    Auteur: Isabell Lorey, voorwoord door Judith Butler, vertaald door Marten de Vries
    Uitgever: Octavo publicaties
    Jaar: 2016
    Taal: Nederlands
    Aantal pagina’s: 143
    Paperback
    Design: Atelier Carvalho Bernau en Open Work

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Alle met precair verbonden begrippen verwijzen naar situaties die kwetsbaar maken en onzekerheid of gevaar met zich meebrengen. De fundamentele onzekerheid over inkomen en levensonderhoud — een realiteit voor uiteenlopende groepen in de samenleving — is onder invloed van het neoliberalisme een regime geworden, een allesoverheersende manier van hoe we geregeerd worden en onszelf regeren. Isabell Lorey laat zien dat precarisering niet alleen onzekerheid en bedreiging impliceert, deze conditie opent ook nieuwe perspectieven op leven en werken.

Met een voorwoord van Judith Butler

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The Utopia of Rules – David Graeber
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    The Utopia of Rules – David Graeber

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    Titel: The Utopia Of Rules, On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy
    Auteur: David Graeber
    Uitgever: Melville House
    Jaar: 2015
    Taal: Engels
    Aantal pagina’s: 261
    Paperback

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Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? And is it really a cipher for state violence?

 

To answer these questions, the anthropologist David Graeber—one of our most important and provocative thinkers—traces the peculiar and unexpected ways we relate to bureaucracy today, and reveals how it shapes our lives in ways we may not even notice…though he also suggests that there may be something perversely appealing—even romantic—about bureaucracy.

Leaping from the ascendance of right-wing economics to the hidden meanings behind Sherlock Holmes and Batman, THE UTOPIA OF RULES is at once a powerful work of social theory in the tradition of Foucault and Marx, and an entertaining reckoning with popular culture that calls to mind Slavoj Zizek at his most accessible.

 

An essential book for our times, THE UTOPIA OF RULES is sure to start a million conversations about the institutions that rule over us—and the better, freer world we should, perhaps, begin to imagine for ourselves.

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David Graeber on bullshit-jobs:

“I think we need to attack the core of the problem, which is that we have an economic system that, by its very nature, will always reward people who make other people’s lives worse and punish those who make them better. I’m thinking of a labor movement, but one very different than the kind we’ve already seen. A labor movement that manages to finally ditch all traces of the ideology that says that work is a value in itself, but rather redefines labor as caring for other people.”

 

Uit een interview met Thomas Frank en David Graeber.

 

Lees verder op Salon.com

“That’s why all those records from high school sound so good.

It’s not that the songs were better — it’s that we were listening to them with our friends, drunk for the first time on liqueurs, touching sweaty palms, staring for hours at a poster on the wall, not grossed out by carpet or dirt or crumpled, oily bedsheets. These songs and albums were the best ones because of how huge adolescence felt then, and how nostalgia recasts it now.”

 

Uit HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL van Carrie Brownstein

Elle over HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL

“She can play, but man, can Carrie Brownstein write… Her blazing memoir is lit by the same flair for adventure, fearless inquiry and honesty that mark her gritty licks and trenchant vocals.”

 

Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl – Carrie Brownstein
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    Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl – Carrie Brownstein

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    Titel: Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl, A Memoir
    Auteur: Carrie Brownstein
    Uitgever: Virago Press
    Jaar: 2015
    Taal: Engels
    Aantal pagina’s: 275
    Paperback

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Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as “America’s best rock band” by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock.

 

HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era’s flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later.

 

With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.

 

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Autumn – Ali Smith
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    Autumn – Ali Smith

     19,95 incl. BTW

    Titel: Autumn
    Auteur: Ali Smith
    Uitgever: Hamish Hamilton
    Jaar: 2016
    Taal: Engels
    Aantal pagina’s: 260
    Paperback

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Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That’s what it felt like for Keats in 1819.

 

How about Autumn 2016?

 

Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer.

 

Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever.

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NRC Handelsblad: vier sterren voor AUTUMN

‘Autumn’ is de eerste post-Brexit roman. Dat de Schotse schrijver niet blij is met die Brexit was te verwachten. Maar Smith weet dat thema literair ongelooflijk knap uit te werken.

 

Toef Jaeger in NRC Handelsblad, vrijdag 18 november 2016