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Afterglow: A Dog Memoir

Author: Eileen Myles | Reference: P3663 | ISBN: 978-1611855142 | Type: Publication

In 1990, Myles chose Rosie from a litter on the street, and their connection instantly made an indelible impact on the writer's way of being. Over the course of sixteen years together, Myles was devoted to the pit bull and their linked quality of life.

Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation

Author: Sunaura Taylor | Reference: P3661 | ISBN: 978-1620971284 | Type: Publication

How much of what we understand of ourselves as “human” depends on our physical and mental abilities—how we move (or cannot move) in and interact with the world? And how much of our definition of “human” depends on its difference from “animal”?

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Ally

Author: Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio | Editor: Adrian Heathfield | Reference: P3472 | ISBN: 9783777429526 | Type: Publication

Captures a series of remarkable collaborative art works instigated by visual artist Janine Antoni, in alliance with preeminent dance-maker and community activist Anna Halprin and pioneer choreographer Stephen Petronio.

I Love Dick

Author: Chris Kraus | Reference: P3186 | ISBN: 978-1781256480 | Type: Publication

When Chris Kraus, an unsuccessful artist pushing 40, spends an evening with a rogue academic named Dick, she falls madly and inexplicably in love, enlisting her husband in her haunted pursuit. Dick proposes a kind of game between them, but when he fails to answer their letters Chris continues alone, transforming an adolescent infatuation into a new form of philosophy.

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

Author: Viv Albertine | Reference: P3185 | ISBN: 978-0571328284 | Type: Publication

A raw, thrilling story of life on the frontiers and a candid account of Viv's life post-punk – taking in a career in film, the pain of IVF, illness and divorce and the triumph of making music again.

Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration

Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2884 | ISBN: 978-0679732273 | Type: Publication

A collection of creative essays — a scathing, sexy, sublimely humorous and honest personal testimony to the Fear of Diversity in America. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver

Editor: Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie | Reference: P2847 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-534-9 | Type: Publication

The book explores Weaver's collaborative work with Split Britches and Spiderwoman as well as her solo projects, performance interventions, and work as a facilitator, teacher, and as Tammy WhyNot.

Jive Talker

Author: Samson Kambalu | Reference: P2791 | ISBN: 978-3293004115 | Type: Publication

In German.

In this often subversive book, Samson Kambalu introduces his country of birth, Malawi, an impoverished nation in which no dissent is tolerated, where political opponents are “disappeared” and where a portrait of Life President Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda is always guaranteed to be watching. Narrated with sass and charisma, The Jive Talker is a love letter to an Africa that is hardly understood.

Come home Charley Patton

Author: Ralph Lemon | Reference: P2608 | ISBN: 978-0819573193 | Type: Publication

Last book of Geography trilogy (including Geography and Tree), three books connected thematically by racial identity and the related dance projects choreographed by Lemon. Illustrated with family photos, original art, and photos of the performance. 

Conversations with Stalin

Author: Eleanor Antin | Reference: P2547 | ISBN: 978-1557134202 | Type: Publication

A coming-of-age memoir about growing up in Cold War–era New York in a dysfunctional family of first-generation Jewish immigrants.