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Everytime a Knot is Undone, a God is Released by Barbara Chase-Riboud

Everytime a Knot is Undone, a God is Released

by Barbara Chase-Riboud

Giveaway ends August 31, 2014.

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The Crocodiles by Youssef Rakha

The Crocodiles

by Youssef Rakha

Giveaway ends September 16, 2014.

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Project Censored: Pillars of Journalistic Courage

Do you know how Seven Stories Press got its name?  The seven “stories” are seven authors, those whose work lies at the core of our identity as a press, perennially informing our unique publishing mission.  They’re seven authors we continue to read, publish, treasure, and marvel at.  Here’s who they are:

1) Octavia Butler
2) Nelson Algren
3) Annie Ernaux
4) Gary Null
5) Charley Rosen
6) Vassilis Vassilikos
7) Project Censored

 

If you know these names, you know we’ve chosen our affiliations carefully, and been lucky to work with writers of ramifying imagination, inspiring commitment, and impressive stature.  But for all of this, there’s only one name on this list that’s turned out a hotly-anticipated book each of the past twenty years.

People of earth, meet Project Censored.

Founded in 1976 at Sonoma State University, Project Censored is a journalistic initiative that monitors which stories the American news media runs with, and which it kills.  

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What’s next?

Listen, we all know it’s true: summer can bum you out.  TV goes to reruns, it’s too hot to perform almost any of the duties of human existence, and, worst of all, the whole publishing industry slows to a crawl, with few new books emerging to meet the sun.  Well, we feel your pain, and we’d like to help.  Here are the next four books Seven Stories will be publishing, beginning in late August.  Think of them as a dip in the pool for your mind (and try to keep patient).

The Disunited StatesDISUNITED STATES
by Vladimir Pozner
translated by Alison L. Strayer
August 26, 2014
 

In 1936, the Russian-French novelist and screenwriter Vladimir Pozner traveled to the United States, a nation on its knees in the midst of the Great Depression, and wrote luminously, incisively, of what he found there.  Think Alexis de Tocqueville meets James Agee, with just a twist of Faulkner.  

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Guadalupe Nettel is onto something…

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Opening up today’s New York Times, we were delighted to see Carmela Ciuraru’s write-up of Natural Histories, the slim collection of short fiction that marks the U.S. debut of Mexican literary superstar Guadalupe Nettel, as well as ace translator J.T. Lichtenstein.  Check it out:

NATURAL HISTORIES
By Guadalupe Nettel, translated by J. T. Lichtenstein
125 pages. Seven Stories. $18.95.

Perhaps Guadalupe Nettel is onto something: Publish a slim collection of five flawless stories, rather than a larger, more uneven batch. An award-winning Mexican writer, Ms. Nettel creates marvelous parallels between the sorrows and follies of her human characters and the creatures they live with — whether as pets or pests. In the first story, a Paris lawyer becomes fixated on her Siamese fighting fish, a male-female pair, determined to preserve their harmonious existence as her marriage continues “its gradual course toward putrefaction.” In “War in the Trash Cans,” following a bizarre plan of attack in response to a cockroach infestation, a young girl spots one more in the corner of her room.

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