Kleinfeld Bridal Salon In New York City

Kleinfeld Bridal Salon In New York City


Beauty Salon


Beauty Salon


Like much of Mr. Bellatin''s work, Beauty Salon is pithy, allegorical and profoundly disturbing, with a plot that evokes The Plague by Camus or Blindness by José Saramago. – New York Times

Including a few details that may linger uncomfortably with the reader for a long time, this is contemporary naturalism as disturbing as it gets. – Booklist

A strange plague appears in a large city. Rejected by family and friends, some of the sick have nowhere to finish out their days until a hair stylist decides to offer refuge. He ends up converting his beauty shop, which he''s filled with tanks of exotic fish, into a sort of medieval hospice. As his guests continue to arrive and to die, his isolation becomes more and more complete in this dream-hazy parable by one of Mexico''s cutting-edge literary stars.

Mario Bellatin , the author of numerous short novels, was born in Mexico City in 1960. In 2000, Beauty Salon was nominated for the Médicis Prize for best novel translated into French. This is its first translation into English.


Todays: $17.5


New York City 1964


New York City 1964


Five seminal events occurred in New York city in the pivotal year 1964: the "British Invasion," with the arrival of The Beatles in February; the murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens in March; the World's Fair that ran in Queens between April and October; the "race riots" in Brooklyn and Harlem in July; and the world series in the Bronx between the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals. Through an exploration of these landmark events–the biggest thing in pop culture since Elvis's appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, a shocking crime that reportedly went ignored, the last great World's Fair, a key moment in the civil rights movement, and a legendary championship game that marked the end of an era–readers will have a better understanding of the social turbulence in New York City and the United States in the mid-1960s.


Todays: $35

Radical Walking Tours of New York City


Radical Walking Tours of New York City


Traditional walking tours of New York City lionize the wealthy and war heroes by emphasizing what they’ve left behind. Rarely seen are the emblems of those buried in their wake — the people who fought the establishment, pushing for a better world. In Radical Walking Tours of New York City, political activist Bruce Kayton leads readers to monuments of these lesser-known heroes. Through Kayton’s lens, the history of New York’s neighborhoods is the history of class struggles, civil rights battles, and labor movements, and the 12 provocative, educational tours presented here provide for many an eye-opening afternoon. Readers visit Emma Goldman’s home in the East Village, Langston Hughes’s house in Harlem, the site of Mabel Dodge’s salon, the apartment where John Reed wrote Ten Days That Shook the World, the site of Margaret Sanger’s first birth control clinic, Black Panther headquarters, and many more little-known points of interest. From Battery Park to Harlem, from the Lower East Side to Central Park, Kayton’s tours provide a new perspective on the history of both New York City and American radicalism. This edition includes new stops, post-September 11 changes, and a new foreword by Pete Seeger. "Those interested in the history of radicalism in the city will be rewarded by the depth of Kayton’s knowledge." — New York magazine


Todays: $3.95

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