A photographic portrait of Vancouver 45 years ago, and a new biography of longtime Burnaby MP Svend Robinson are two of the new books featured in New Star’s catalogue for Fall 2013, now available for download (link opens a PDF). The Fall list also features new books from established poets Peter Culley and Ken Norris.
Seize the Time: Vancouver Photographed, 1967–1974, is a selection of photos taken by Vladimir Keremidschieff when he was a young freelance photographer during Vancouver’s extended “summer of love,” and first appearing for the most part in the Georgia Straight, the Vancouver Sun, and the Province. In 1975, Keremidschieff put his negatives in storage and left Vancouver for what turned out to be forever. The photos remained in storage until last year.
In almost 100 black & white photos, Keremidschieff documents an adolescent city as it encounters transformative forces. Keremidschieff’s beautiful and striking portraits capture the people, the festivals, the music, the demonstrations, and the quiet moments that punctuated an era of dramatic change and exciting possibility.
Svend Robinson, who dominated national headlines between 1978 and 2004 as an NDP backbencher, is the subject of a new biography by Ottawa writer Graeme Truelove. The book recounts how Robinson emerged from student politics at the University of BC to become a highly effective MP for his working-class riding and a constant gadfly (not only to the establishment but within his own party ranks), leaving an indelible mark on this country in the process.
In Parkway, Nanaimo bard Peter Culley completes his long-term megaproject of describing his hometown of “Hammertown.” Parkway follows Hammertown (2002) and The Age of Briggs & Stratton (2008).
And Montrealais Ken Norris’s new book is Rua da Felicidade. Norris, author of more than a dozen books of poetry and the editor of several influential anthologies, has long been associated with the Montreal Anglo poetry scene and the “Vehicule” poets.
The Fall 2013 New Star catalogue also contains our complete backlist. Saving trees since Spring 2011, it is no longer printed & mailed out. Just click here to download & view the PDF, and print out only those pages you need.