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New Star catalogue for Fall ’13 now available for download


New Star Catalogue Fall 2013 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.