Autobiography & Biography

Body Against Body

Arnie Zane and Bill T. Jones

World renown dancer / choreographers Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane were partners in art and life from 1971 to Zane’s death in the late 80’s, sharing a home, a dance company, and a celebrated creative process.  Body Against Body traces their dramatic (and often controversial) careers as they intertwine and collide….

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Arnie Zane and Bill T. Jones

World renown dancer / choreographers Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane were partners in art and life from 1971 to Zane’s death in the late 80’s, sharing a home, a dance company, and a celebrated creative process. Body Against Body traces their dramatic (and often controversial) careers as they intertwine and collide in a unique choreographic collaboration that has influenced much contemporary dance by merging cultures, races, and artistic styles. The book includes Zane’s haunting photos, Jones’ visceral poetry and prose, performance scripts and scenarios, a biographical essay (with performance catalog), dance photos of the company in action, and commentaries by dancers, critics, composers, musicians, visual artists, and a range of others. Among the artists who have contributed their creative visions to these collaborations are Bill Katz, Robert Longo, Peter Gordon, Keith Harring, and Max Roach.


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Distracted

Jalal Toufic

The author, son of an Iraqi father and a Palestinian mother, lived in Lebanon for 17 years; this extraordinary fictionalized memoir derives much of its intensity from Toufic’s exposure to three of the world’s most devastated peoples. Viewing life through the eyes of Nietzsche and Kafka, he deftly turns sitting in a cafe into an autobiographical narrative blended with…

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Jalal Toufic

The author, son of an Iraqi father and a Palestinian mother, lived in Lebanon for 17 years; this extraordinary fictionalized memoir derives much of its intensity from Toufic’s exposure to three of the world’s most devastated peoples. Viewing life through the eyes of Nietzsche and Kafka, he deftly turns sitting in a cafe into an autobiographical narrative blended with philosophy and observations on cinema gleaned from his own experience as a filmmaker. The text turns on a metaphoric excavation of an always underway process or state of ‘distraction’– A state which for Toufic is not so much an attitude or level of concentration as it is an ontological modality. Insightful, funny, erotic, at times bizarre,Distracted offers an indelible vision of daily life by a man born on the twin currents of art and history.



Doctor Max

Giuliano Dego

This extraordinary biographical novel is a faithful account of the heroic life of Dr. Max Gerson, originator of the most significant medically-based cure for cancer to emerge in modern times. Beginning in 1933, the novel details Gerson’s flight from Nazi Germany and the subsequent struggles of Andrej Markhoff (an….

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Giuliano Dego

This extraordinary biographical novel is a faithful account of the heroic life of Dr. Max Gerson, originator of the most significant medically-based cure for cancer to emerge in modern times. Beginning in 1933, the novel details Gerson’s flight from Nazi Germany and the subsequent struggles of Andrej Markhoff (an emigre Russian aristocrat and former patient) to write the doctor’s story. Years later, Guliano Dego recovers Markoff’s papers and is at once captured by the drama of Gerson’s life. He travels to Mexico, to Gerson’s clinic in exile, where he observes the method first-hand and uncovers new and shocking facts in the plot to suppress Gerson’s work. In the novel’s gripping denouement, the author finally discovers both the fate of Andrej Markoff and the forces behind international medical collusion.


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From Trinity to Trinity

Kyoko Hayashi and Eiko Otake, Translator

FROM TRINITY TO TRINITY recounts the pilgrimage of Japanese atomic-bomb survivor Kyoko Hayashi to the Trinity Site in northern New Mexico, where the world’s first atomic bomb test was conducted…

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Kyoko Hayashi and Eiko Otake, Translator

FROM TRINITY TO TRINITY recounts the pilgrimage of Japanese atomic-bomb survivor Kyoko Hayashi to the Trinity Site in northern New Mexico, where the world’s first atomic bomb test was conducted. Her journey takes her into unfamiliar terrain, both past and present, as she not only confronts American attitudes, disconcertingly detached from the suffering of nuclear destruction, but discovers as well a profound kinship with desert plants and animals, the bomb’s “first victims.” Translator Eiko Otake, a renowned artist in dance (Eiko & Koma), offers further insight into Hayashi’s life and work, illuminating how her identity as “outsider” helped shape her vision. Together author and translator present one woman’s transformation from victim to witness, a portrait of endurance as a power of “being” against all odds.


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In The Valley of the Gods

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In these journals, writer and performer Stephen Clorfeine brings an experienced eye and heart-felt insight to daily life in Nepal, which reveals the rich complexity of its people and culture. Here is a place where…

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In these journals, writer and performer Stephen Clorfeine brings an experienced eye and heart-felt insight to daily life in Nepal, which reveals the rich complexity of its people and culture. Here is a place where ordinary reality is interlaced with peaceful and wrathful deities, with sacred caves, and with the mingled devotion of Hindu and Buddhist traditions. In the Valley of the Gods reflects the mindfulness, immediacy and compassion of the author.



Looking for Arthur

Fictional “spiritual autobiography,” Arthurian fantasy, and compendium of instruction in mystical and magical practices, _Looking For Arthur_ presents, in a contemporary setting, the entire scope of materials…

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Fictional “spiritual autobiography,” Arthurian fantasy, and compendium of instruction in mystical and magical practices, _Looking For Arthur_ presents, in a contemporary setting, the entire scope of materials surrounding the legend of King Arthur. By turns reverent and impious, earnest and witty, metaphysical and lighthearted, the book is set in present-day Glastonbury amidst a hub-bub of occultists, mystics, and tourists swarming about the ruins of this ancient site of Arthurian lore. We follow the narrator as he is inducted into the living myth of King Arthur, the energies of the sacred landscape, the “secret history” of the earth, and the role of angels, gnomes, and ascended masters in the redemption of human culture, while we experience a completely unexpected side to this once and future myth.


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Malcolm (HC)

This fascinating psychological portrait, strikingly different from the one given in the Autobiography, is of a man who was abused by both his parents, who never shook off the conflicts of his troubled youth, and whose internalized messages of racial ambivalence continued to plague him throughout his brilliant career…

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This fascinating psychological portrait, strikingly different from the one given in the Autobiography, is of a man who was abused by both his parents, who never shook off the conflicts of his troubled youth, and whose internalized messages of racial ambivalence continued to plague him throughout his brilliant career. As no other book has done, Malcolm traces the entire life of this heroic figure, from his birth in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925, his youthful struggles with deprivation and drug addiction, his life-threatening prison experience and conversion to Islam, through his emergence as a Muslim leader and spokesman for a restless America, and finally to his death by assassination. Exhaustively researched, this first comprehensive biography of Malcolm X is based on the oral and written accounts of over 400 people who knew him, as well as government files and Malcolm’s letters.

Bruce Perry’s book paints a rich, full, and fair portrait of the man… What it gives us is not a diminished Malcolm, for his heroism, his brilliance, his charm, his wit, his necessity have never been as sympathetically or absorbingly rendered. – The Los Angeles Times



Moving Medicine

Jack Liskin

Moving Medicine is an exuberant story of the inspired life of a major innovator on bodywork and health, Dr. Milton Trager: his journey from muscle-happy beach acrobat, boxer, dancer and local Miami celebrity, through the discovery of his healing gift…

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Jack Liskin

Moving Medicine is an exuberant story of the inspired life of a major innovator on bodywork and health, Dr. Milton Trager: his journey from muscle-happy beach acrobat, boxer, dancer and local Miami celebrity, through the discovery of his healing gift, to his stature today as the internationally recognized genius of a major bodywork system based on “freedom and lightness” of body and mind. Along the way we learn of his successes in rehabilitating “hopeless” cases ( such as polio, MS, and osteoarthritis), his founding of an institute that has taught thousands who have brought benefit to many more thousands, and his discovery of a remarkably easy and straightforward approach to movement reeducation. In addition to telling his life story, Moving Medicine presents a detailed account of Dr. Trager’s work and serves as a complement to his own book, Movement as a Way to Agelessness (the new edition of Trager Mentastics, Station Hill). Milton Trager’s work will benefit anyone wishing to lead a healthier and more dynamic life.”-Deepak Chopra