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  • DIYby Amy Spencer

    Marion Boyars 2005; US$ 9.99

    A well informed study that champions the unsung heroes and heroines of DIY distribution in art, music, literary zines and culture. This exploration of lo-fi culture traces the origin of the DIY ethic to the skiffle movement of the 1950s, mail art, Black Mountain poetry and Avant-Garde art in the 1950s, the punk scene of the 1970s and 80s, right the... more...

  • Quintessential Tarantinoby Edwin Page

    Marion Boyars 2005; US$ 13.99

    From Reservoir Dogs in 1992 to the Kill Bill series of films, the films of Quentin Tarantino have always provoked a reaction from critics and audiences alike - many attracting a cult-like following. Edwin Page discusses each of the eight films written and directed by Tarantino, and explores the complexity behind Tarantino's 'guns and gangsters' style.... more...

  • Shadow Workby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1981; US$ 13.99

    In five essays, followed by extensive notes and bibliographies, Ivan Illich embarks on a major historical and sociological analysis of modern man's economic existence. He traces and analyzes options which surpass the conventional political 'right-left' and the technological 'soft-hard' alternatives and presents the concept of the 'vernacular' domain:... more...

  • Genderby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1983; US$ 12.99

    The break with the past, which has been described by others as the transition to a capitalist mode of production, I describe here as the transition from the aegis of gender to the regime of sex.' Ivan Illich insists that we survey attitudes to male and female in both industrial society and its antecedents in order to recover a lost 'art of living'.... more...

  • Belly Danceby Tina Hobin

    Marion Boyars 2003; US$ 10.99

    Tina Hobin ? acknowledged expert and practitioner of belly dance, with many years experience of teaching and dancing throughout the world ? introduces us to the history of this ancient and mystical dance in an accessible style, both enjoyable and easy to read. Tracing the evolution of belly dance from prehistoric fertility rites, the cult of the shaman... more...

  • See How Much I Love Youby Luis Leante; Martin Schifino

    Marion Boyars 2009; US$ 11.99

    Winner of the 2007 Alfaguara Prize for Fiction, See How Much I Love You is a epic love story spanning over three decades. When Montse and Santiago meet as teenagers in 70s Barcelona they have little idea where their summer romance will lead. After they break up Santiago decides to spend his military service as far away as possible: in the Western Sahara,... more...

  • Dear Shameless Deathby Latife Tekin; Saliha Paker; Mel Kenne

    Marion Boyars 2014; US$ 8.75

    A strange magical story of a young girl growing up in modern Turkey, from her birth in a small rural village haunted by fairies and demons to hertraumatic move to the big city. It concentrates on the daughter's struggle gainst her overbearing mother and is both fantastic and hallucinatory. more...

  • Over a Red Hot Stoveby Ivan Day

    Marion Boyars 2009; US$ 43.75

    The fourteenth volume of the Leeds Symposium on Food History ‘Food and Society? series •The theme is the ways we cooked our food since medieval times.David Eveleigh discusses the rise of the kitchen range, from the 19th-century coal-fired monsters to the electric and gas cookers of the early 20th century.Ivan Day, in two essays, talks about techniques... more...

  • The Road to Vindalooby David Burnett

    Marion Boyars 2009; US$ 14.57

    A book tracing the development of Anglo-Indian cookery, in other words the curry, in English and Scottish cookery books from its earliest appearance in the 18th century through to modern works by Camilla Punjabi and Marguerite Patten. It wanders the lanes and byways of the British occupation of India, unearthing delightful accounts of Imperial eating... more...

  • The Book of Marmaladeby C. Anne Wilson

    Marion Boyars 2010; US$ 14.57

    Marmalade is particularly British creation, even though its origins lie abroad, and its charms have been exported to the wider world. C. Anne Wilson?s book was first published in 1986 by Constable, reissued in Britain (Prospect) and the USA (Pennsylvania UP) in 2000, and now takes its place in Prospect?s ‘English Kitchen? series. It offers a history... more...