On June 23rd, 1914, the legendary División del Norte, commanded by General Francisco "Pancho" Villa, defeated the forces of then-president Victoriano Huerta and took the city of Zacatecas. After the decisive battle, the federales were unable to recover. The path to Mexico City-and ultimate victory-was clear for Villa and the revolutionaries....
Paco Ignacio Taibo II (a.k.a. PIT)-the prolific historian, biographer of Che Guevara and Pancho Villa-presents an unforgettable window onto the Mexican Revolution and portrait of one of the country's most beloved heroes. Pancho Villa Takes Zacatecas will fascinate history buffs, avid readers, and graphic novel enthusiasts alike.
This Friday, June 27, Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, kicks off theirSummer of Surrealism series with a midnight screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky's epic film, The Holy Mountain. Join us from 10pm onward in the Nitehawk Bar andget a free Jodorowsky-themed cocktail (presented by Absolut Vodka) when you sign up for email updates about our forthcoming publication of Jodorowsky's psychomagical autobiography, Where the Bird Sings Best.
"Tal Nitzán's poetry thrills me with its double nature, at once passionate and sardonic. It's a pleasure to read a book of translations that have formal grace in English. It's the formal grace that enables a dual voice, compassionate and harsh, capable of being topical and inward, heartfelt and ironic." -Robert Pinsky
At the End of Sleep, an anthology selected from the past decade of Israeli poet Tal Nitzán's work, finally gives one of Hebrew poetry's most powerful and acclaimed contemporary voices her English-language due. Nitzán brings her lucid, sharp, and often ferocious verse to bear on sexuality, personal struggle, war, power, and the Israeli condition.
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